Dem A Belly Full

by David Young

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Written by David Young

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Dem A Belly Full

dem a belly full up on the hill
down in shanty town i hungry still
hole in my roof the rain won't stop
poverty train how do you get off

oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-
oh-oh-oh-oh

work for the man all day long
end of the week all my pay is gone
poor get nothing the rich get fat
they say it's not that simple but it seems like that

oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-
oh-oh-oh-oh

nights by a fire burning low
Otis Redding on the radio
oh sister will you stand by me
together we can beat this poverty

no i don't have much it's true
but all that's mine i'll share with you

oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-
oh-oh-oh-oh

now i think i understand
all dem lies about this promised land
work so hard get nothing to show
work so hard just get old

oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-
oh-oh-oh-oh

now as twilight starts to fade
into the night let's run away
ride with the tide the time is right
oh tonight I need to hold you tight

no i don't have much it's true
but all that's mine i'll share with you

oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-
oh-oh-oh-oh

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released June 11, 2019
David Young: rhythm guitar and vocals
Patrick Hutchinson: lead guitar
John Jordan: backing vocals, bass, tenor sax

Produced by David Young
Engineered by John Jordan
Recorded at Osmosis HQ

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Saxophonist singer John Jordan and multi-instrumentalist singer Kali share songwriting duties for a mix of ska, reggae, rock, soul, and r&b.

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