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This song is performed by Raffi.
In this big city, you'll often hear
The sounds of Starvin' Marvin,
The latest country folk rock hero
They're trying so hard to push.
He's a talented boy with a musical toy
And a heart that don't stop feeling.
In a minute or two, I will tell it to you
Why they call him Starvin' Marvin.

First, I'd like to say how I used to enjoy
His ways with words in a song.
And he used to play his guitar so cleanly
I could listen to him all night long.
When he sang to you, the songs got through--
Brought you up real close.
And you didn't even mind the manners
Of his slightly artistic pose.

But the jobs were few, the day was poor
He and his woman went hungry
Constantly broke, surrounded by wealth,
Was enough to make him feel so lonely.
Humble in his place was the look upon his face,
Marvin was constantly fighting.
And his music showed the pain of a tough-skin man
Whose tenderness was always hiding.

But then one day, his luck had changed.
He brought the bosses to his door.
They must have done a lot of slick fast suite talking
Who swept them right off of his floor
The moral brought an album and a flashy pair of pants
And stardom on the radio.
And from that day forth, he's been a much-changed boy
From the one we used to know.

Starvin' Marvin, former tough luck kid,
Lame duff folk rock star.
Have you forgotten what it felt like years ago
To remember just who you are? (Just who you are)
Can't you, just for once, drop your halo hat
And touch the ground you're standing on?
Look back to the things that were dear to you
Or soon they'll be long, long gone.

(Instrumental break)
Long gone. Long gone.

Now he struts around with his petty entourage
And carrying his robes behind him.
And when you're talking to the man, though you're with him face to face,
You don't know where to find him.
You sometimes hear a mention of hungry days
Not only just enough to impress you.
And the lessons that he's learned are the dollars that he's earned
And he's only got time to forget you.
And the dollars that he's earned are the lessons that he's learned
And he's only got time to forget you.

Starvin' Marvin, former tough luck kid,
Lame duff folk rock star.
Have you forgotten what it felt like years ago
To remember just who you are? (Just who you are)
Can't you, just for once, drop your halo hat
And touch the ground you're standing on?
Look back to the things that were dear to you
Or soon they'll be long, long gone. (Long gone)
Look back to the things that were dear to you
Or soon they'll be long, long gone. (Long gone)
Long, long, long gone. (Long gone)
Long, long, long gone. (Long gone)
Long, long, long gone. (Long gone)
Long, long, long gooooonnnnne. (Long gone)
Long gone, long gone, long gone, long gone, long gone, long gone)

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