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  1. Responsibility

From the recording SING LOUDER

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She stepped onto the train at 59th St and spoke quietly: I’m poor but I’m honest. I beg but I don’t steal. If you could help me out, I’ll keep you in my prayers. – MC

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She’s poor but she’s honest, she begs but she don’t steal
She offers me a blessing in exchange for her next meal
She must know what I’m thinking, the words that I don’t say
If I don’t acknowledge you perhaps you’ll go away
Go away
I wish she’d go away

I see him on my corner, cardboard for his bed
He holds a conversation with the voices in his head
I like to think he has a home a family somewhere
I pass him every day and pretend that he’s not there
He’s not there
I wish he wasn’t there

Where do I go with this responsibility
Who do I turn to, to set my conscience free
How can your eyes touch a perfect stranger
The burden of your life, does it really
Does it really rest on me
This responsibility
Does really rest on me
This responsibility

She holds a baby to her breast, her hand reaches to me
She asks not for herself but for her hungry family
I lose her voice so easily within the city sounds
But the cooing of a baby makes me stop and turn around
I turn around
Thank God I turn around

Where do I go with this responsibility
Who do I turn to, to set my conscience free
How can your eyes touch a perfect stranger
The burden of your life, does it really
Does it really rest on me
This responsibility
Does it really rest on me
I believe, I believe, I believe it rests on me
I believe, I believe, I believe it rests on me
This responsibility

I believe, I believe, I believe it rests on me
I believe, I believe, I believe it rests on me
This responsibility