Hometown

In this photo from Wednesday March 24, 2010, City of Flint firefighters try to contain a two story vacant structure fire in Flint, Mich. Crews battled at least five fires in Flint on Thursday, the same day the city began laying off a quarter of its firefighters as part of an effort to close its estimated $8 million budget deficit. They follow four fires at vacant homes Wednesday that  left one firefighter injured when a ceiling collapsed and another firefighter burned. (AP Photo/The Flint Journal, Ryan Garza)

In this photo from Wednesday March 24, 2010, City of Flint firefighters try to contain a two story vacant structure fire in Flint, Mich. Crews battled at least five fires in Flint on Thursday, the same day the city began laying off a quarter of its firefighters as part of an effort to close its estimated $8 million budget deficit. They follow four fires at vacant homes Wednesday that left one firefighter injured when a ceiling collapsed and another firefighter burned. (AP Photo/The Flint Journal, Ryan Garza)

There’s a hard rain coming down
It can’t wash away the stains now
You and me, we’re all that’s left to forget this town
It’s broken sidewalks and empty playgrounds
The buses going and the way train sounds,
when there’s a hard rain coming down

May be sun sometimes
But in the world of men,
ten percent shine.
You got something
I got time

There’s a hard rain coming down
Wash right over this whole town
It brings the moment we can drown
Give it up to our Gods and their crowns
No one cares it’s up to us now
That hard rain coming down,
Will wash right over our furrowed brows

May be sun sometimes
But in the world of men
Ten percent shine
You got a little something
I got time

Look down, look down
We’ve been down,
We’re pot’s town, shanty town
Lay down, shut down, tore down
Come on rain, come on down
Low down
Sun down
God look down, please look down

Because there may be sun sometimes
But in the world of men
Ten percent shine
You got nothing
I got mine
In the world of men
Ten percent shine.

There’s a hard rain coming down
Our violence stopped making any sound
From the blood of our cut throats we drown
And the rain just comes on down
Over this broken down town
Even though the hard rain is coming down
It can’t wash away the stains now

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  1. #1 by Ms. Smart on May 23, 2010 - 9:50 pm

    sigh. what’s to come of the motherland? heard on npr that they were going to section off areas in downtown detroit – no electricity, police/fire protection. escape from new york real time. freaky weird. ghost town, usa.

  2. #2 by Marcia Darling on May 24, 2010 - 11:58 am

    sigh….Detroit, Flint. i have seen up close. it’s for sure, these two once, thriving, healthy, cities, are already turned into something that looks like a science fiction picture.

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