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Songs About Homelessness

I have only ever been homeless for a couple of days. I have been lucky to have pretty much always had a place to go, but as a trans person with mental illness, over the years i have come close to homelessness many times and have had many friends who have dealt with it.
I was raised to look down on the homeless, but i never did. I have always seen them as strong strong people and they are extremely misunderstood.
A tribute to their strength, through music...

Phil Collins- Another Day In Paradise



Jethro Tull- Aqualung



The Pogues- Fairy Tale of New York



more under the cut
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Pearl Jam - Even Flow



Sammy Davis Jr- Mr Bojangles



Beastie Boys- Johnny Ryall



Tracy Chapman- Talkin Bout a Revolution (although, this is more about poverty, not necessarily homelessness... but it's such a good song)



Elan Featuring Slash- Street Child



G Love and Special Sauce- This Ain't Livin'



Soul Asylum- Runaway Train (because most runaways end up homeless)



Tupac- Changes



Crystal Waters- Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaIGPlfH_rs

CunninLynguists- Mic Like a Memory



Derek and the Dominos- Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out



Pet Shop Boys- The Theatre



Bob Dylan- Mr Bojangles



Ralph McTell- Streets of London



Nashville Session Players- Homeless In America



Everlast- What It's Like



Candlebox- He Calls Home
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3UWacaiFvY

Arrested Development- Mr Wendal



Eminem- Rock Bottom (he mentions not having a home)



Porter Waggoner- Skidrow Joe



Chris Knight- If I Were You


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daylight_broke
May. 24th, 2009 06:47 am (UTC)
I like Phil Collin's song "Another Day in Paradise." Such a sad song.

I don't know if Bruce Springsteen's song "Streets of Philadelphia" is a song about homelessness. But I always associate this Springsteen song with homelessness.
djcliche
May. 24th, 2009 08:08 pm (UTC)
oh yeah, streets of philedelphia is a great song. it may be about homelessness, i dunno.
cool (:
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