Don Coyne, Songwriter

Don Coyne, Songwriter

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Pop - General | Los Angeles, California, United States
Total Song Plays: 5,796   
Member Since: 2006
   Last Login: 1/16/2021

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Song Description

When her employer downsizes, a working lady loses her job. When unemployment checks stop coming, she is forced to join the homeless. A shopping cart becomes her home.



A single lady with a pay check each week,
She put in her hours, paid her dues,
Was living the good life fancy-free,
Until one morning she got the news.
Our business is weak, the letter said;
"Downsizing" was the word that she read.

For a little while the unemployment checks came,
Until the day when her pay ran out.
No money for renting; then she learned
What living homeless was all about.
She stopped by the local super mart,
Looked all around and chose a loose cart.

Now wherever she may roam,
The SHOPPING CART is home.
On her feet, on the street,
The transformation now complete.
Wherever she may roam,
Her SHOPPING CART is home.

Her stuff is organized and all packed in tight,
Her cart pushes easy, but just in case
The wheels don't seem to be rolling right,
No need to repair it, just replace.


But she's still got her pride:
Does her hair at night
With a natural brush and a tortoise shell comb.
Then lays down on her side
By a door double-wide,
Right next to her SHOPPING CART home.


Wherever she may roam,
Her SHOPPING CART is home.

Could it ever happen to you or me?
Can we ever really know our destiny?

Shopping Cart. Music & Lyrics by Don Coyne. Copyright 2016.

Song Length
Folk - Contemporary, Folk - Country
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Heartbreaking, Poignant

Subject Matter
Determination, Poverty

2000 and later

Lyric Credits Don Coyne
Music Credits Don Coyne
Producer Credits Jay Speight