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​Somebody Was Watching

This song is by Pops Staples and appears on the album Don't Lose This (2015).

I been shot up and shipped down,
I've been turned away and turned around,
Nobody to call my own,
In this mean old world alone,
Many, many nights I cried,
Somebody was all the time,
Down in my soul I knew,
Some way I'd get through

Looking back now I see,
Somebody was watching over me,
(Somebody was a-watching),
(Somebody was a-watching),

I've been locked up and locked out,
I've been used and abused,
Didn't know if I, was uptown or downtown,
You know my life was so confused,
Living in a state of depression,
Something saved me from my obsession,
My strength was put to test,
My weakness put to rest,
Looking back now I see,
Somebody was watching over me,
(Somebody was a-watching),
(Somebody was a-watching),
Somebody was watching,
Somebody was watching over me,
(Somebody was a-watching),
(Somebody was a-watching),
Somebody was watching,
Somebody was watching over me,
(Somebody was a-watching),
(Somebody was a-watching),
Now my bad time is better than my good time used to be,
(Somebody was a-watching),
(Somebody was a-watching),

(Somebody was a-watching),
(Somebody was a-watching),
There was a time when peace I could not find,
Nothing to call my own,
No job, no car no home,
Slaving in a one room shack,
All I had were the clothes on my back,
Each day my only plan:
Have a bottle in my hand,

Looking back now I see,
Somebody was watching over me,
(Somebody was a-watching),
(Somebody was a-watching),
Somebody was watching,
Somebody was watching over me,
(Somebody was a-watching),
(Somebody was a-watching),
Somebody was watching,
Somebody was watching over me,
(Somebody was a-watching),
(Somebody was a-watching),
Now my bad time is better than my good time used to be,
(Somebody was a-watching),
(Somebody was a-watching),
(Somebody was a-watching),
(Somebody was a-watching),
Now my bad time is better than my good time used to be,
(Somebody was a-watching),
(Somebody was a-watching over me)

Written by:

Brenda Burns