Hey mama, when you leave don't leave a thing behind
I don't want nothin', I can't use nothin'
Take care into the hall and if you see my friends
Tell 'em I'm fine, not usin' nothin'
Almost burned out my eyes, threw my ears down to the floor
I didn't see nothin', I didn't hear nothin'
Stood there like a block of stone knowin' all I had to know
And nothin' more, man that's nothin'
As brothers our troubles are locked in each others arms
And you better pray that they never find you
'Cause your back ain't strong enough for burdens double fold
They'd crush you down, down into nothin'
Bein' born is goin' blind and bowin' down a thousand times
To echoes strung on pure temptation
Sorrow and solitude these are the precious things
And the only words that are worth rememberin'