Look Out Any WindowBruce Hornsby(Scenes From The Southside)There's a man working in a fieldSees the rain and it's burning.He's saying this can't be realAs he sees the color of the fields turning.Far away, the men too busy getting rich to careClose their eyes and let it all out into the airHoping nobody else would careLook out any windowLook out any open doorLook out any windowSee what's going on in the world around youThere's a man working on a boatPulling lines from the waterJust trying to stay afloatFilling the nets is getting harderFar away, they bend the rules so secretlyClose their eyes and let it all out into the seaHoping nobody else would seeLook out any windowLook out any open doorLook out any windowSee what's going on in the air around youFar away too many leaders let them get their wayClose their eyes and let it all out into the baySay they'll clear it up another dayLook out any windowLook out any open doorLook out any windowSee that's going on in the air around youLook outLook out for the big boys telling you everything they're gonna doLook outLook out for the fat cat builder man turning this into a waste landLook outLook out for the back room boys that say the smoke is gonna blow awayLook outLook out for the men who say it's okay sitting in a building far away
Lena Mary Calhoun Horne (June 30, 1917 – May 9, 2010) was an American singer, actress, civil rights activist and dancer. She was born in Brooklyn, New York. She had recorded and performed extensively, both independently, and with other jazz notables, including Artie Shaw, Teddy Wilson, Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington, Charlie Barnet, Benny Carter, and Billy Eckstine.
In her biography she stated that on the day she was born, her father was in the midst of a card game trying to get money to pay the hospital costs. ... Read More