from BALM IN GILEAD

The Gospel of Carlos, Norman and Smith

  • written by Rickie Lee Jones and David Kalish


    Didn’t you hear?
    Black is a criminal,
    White is a crime,
    Poison is the pen
    Writing down this children’s nursery rhyme.
    Didn’t you see him standing next to me?
    The seeds of change have grown,
    We don’t have to hide anymore.

    Lololololololo, that means trouble from the other side,
    Lololololololo, maybe the trouble of a hopeful heart.

    It doesn’t take much to see
    If you’re looking for an enemy,
    Greed and apathy
    Spell the letters of our name.
    You sit and laugh at other people,
    Making money off their shame and sorrow,
    Waiting for tomorrow to fix itself.

    Lololololololo, that means trouble from the other side,
    Lololololololo, maybe the trouble of a hopeful heart.

    It’s a dark night to feed a stranger,
    I don’t have enough to feed myself.
    I keep trying to believe in believing
    In something I can’t see
    From where I stand,
    I pull it with my faith,
    With the smile on my face.

    It’s gonna take a lot more
    Than you might be used to,
    Who’s to blame for not standing up for them
    When it was not in style?
    When hope is the color of a man
    The color of love is the color that can
    Stand for something.

    Lololololololo, that means trouble from the other side,
    Lololololololo, may be trouble of a hopeful heart.
    Lololololololo, the trouble of a hopeful heart,
    A hopeful heart, it could be a hopeful heart.



length: 4:19 minutes

Featuring Chris Joyner: Vocal

Rickie Lee Jones: Guitar
Jon Brion: Guitar and Bass
Joel Guzman: Organ
Chris Joyner: Electric Piano
Grey DeLisle: Autoharp
Danny Frankel: Body Slapping, Tambourine

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