Paul Boatright

Paul Boatright

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Unique - Unclassified | Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States
Total Song Plays: 188   
Member Since: 2005
   Last Login: over 30 days ago

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Song Description

This is not a pop song. It's not mixed to be loud or to grab your attention so turn up your volume for best listening. I wanted to begin publishing on this site with a song that wouldn't play to people's ten-second attention spans, and say something about the weight and oppression modern man must bear. I hope you all enjoy it, and maybe for a moment you'll feel something, or reflect on the truth that brought this song to be.

Story Behind the Song

Originally inspired by my friend Frank's parents who lived and worked on the south side of Chicago for forty years, it's a tribute to the people who make the world run, and who suffer through the oppression one always feels when you're at the bottom.


Common man, would you raise your hand for me
In justice I stand
The race you run, is a challenge come
To be like a marathon that never ends
But your contribution to evolution is Love, Love, Love,
Loving places inside of you


Babies born, and cities torn
And as you rise, another dies forsaken
Still you keep on digging deep,
Keep on building steep for tommorow
The rich may keep the keys, but the common man pays the bills
For their corruption

Another day, another dollar
It's still the same
Just something else for them to take away
But they can't take away what you feel inside
Or the life you have affected
So as you're reaching for what's right
That's a solid stone, in the sacred thing you have erected

(repeat chorus)

That's our function
We pay for their corruption

(C) 2006 Paul Boatright

Song Length
Unique - Unclassified
Tempo / Feel
Very Slow (Under 70)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Poignant, Moving

Subject Matter
Protest, Justice


Lyric Credits Paul Boatright
Music Credits Paul Boatright
Publisher Credits Sideways Pony Music