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​Lost, Lonely And Wretched

This song is by Joan Baez.

You're tired and you're poor
You long to be free
But in this godforsaken land
You find no, no family

Many roads that you've wandered
Since the day of your birth
You've become one of the last
Lonely and wretched

Your hair is matted
Your face and hands are dirty
The years that you've toiled
Must number somewhere near thirty

The deepening of a sadness
Broke finally into madness
You are truly one of the last
Lonely and wretched

Your eyes are wild and frightening
At the same time they are blessed
And I wonder if God died
Turned His back or only just rested

And you walked out on the seventh day
Through the big gates and on your way
To become one of the last
Lonely and wretched

For once you were a child
Your cheeks were red, you were well fed
You laughed and played till you got teary
Ran to your mother when you were weary

But somewhere you were forsaken
Alone I'll not bear the blame
And somehow all was taken
Your mind, your body, your name

Forgive us our unkindness
Our desertion and our blindness
With you, the last
Lonely and wretched

Forgive us, all the last
Lonely and wretched

Written by:

Joan Baez