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Who's Gonna Help Brother Get Further

We may seem happy
Like everything's alright
But from the outside lookin' in
Everything's uptight

But deep down inside
We're coverin' up the pain
It's an old thing, it's a soul thing
But it's a real thing

Pray tell, what's gonna happen to brother?
Who's gonna help him get further?
One another
One another

There's a old dude standin' on the corner
Waiting for a fox to pass
The only thing he's got to go by
Is this is where he saw her last

And there's old John, two dollars in his pocket
Talkin' loud and thinks he's rich
And look for little fool, too cool to go to school
Get a job, in two days he quits

Pray tell, what's gonna happen to brother?
Who's gonna help him get further?
One another, is that the truth?
One another, yeah, you're right

Pray tell, what's gonna happen to brother?
Who's gonna help him get further?
One another
One another

Mama get up early, early in the mornin'
Papa's already gone
(Gone and gone and gone)
Goin' out a-working for half of what he's worth now
You know that's so wrong

What happen to the Liberty Bell
I heard so much about?
Did it really ding-dong?
(Ding-dong)
It must have dinged wrong
It didn't ding long

Pray tell, what's gonna happen to brother?
Who's gonna help him get further?
One another, is that the truth?
One another, yeah, you're right

Mama get up early, early in the mornin'
Papa's already gone
(Gone and gone and gone)
Goin' out a-working for half of what he's worth now
You know that is wrong

What happen to the Liberty Bell
I heard so much about?
Did it really ding-dong?
(Ding-dong)
It must have dinged wrong
It didn't ding long

Pray tell, what's gonna happen to brother?
Who's gonna help him get further?
One another, is that the truth?
One another, yeah, you're right

Pray tell, what's gonna happen to brother?
Who's gonna help him get further?
One another, is that the truth?
One another, yeah, you're right

Did it really ding-dong?
(Ding-dong)
It didn't ding long

Did it really ding-dong?
(Ding-dong)
It didn't ding long

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