KenM

KenM

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Country - General | Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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Member Since: 2010
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Song Description

i've always had a soft spot for the homeless, how sad when we have so much. and the number of veterans finding life overwhelming when they return home is growing. giving a dollar helps him get through the day, hearing him say 'god bless' should turn heads around...most rush on.

Story Behind the Song

a very large and growing number of our homeless are veterans. these guys need our support and help even after the uniform is taken off. i started this song a couple years ago. with the help of co-writer keith taylor and the magic of jason wyatt came about. hoping with this write to convey this huge need out there on the streets.

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Broadjam Member Reviews

This is a good example of Americana Indie Singer/Songwriter...This acoustic demo is well done...the lyric is up front and clear...the balance between the guitar and vocal was good...the use of the hook to start each chorus was effective in my opinion...the chord progression was unpredictable which made it interesting...strong catchy memorable chorus...songs about the homeless war vet or the man or woman with no name have been done before but the homeless are growing in number and this song will hopefully help raise the nations consciousness about the problem...

    - My Three Kids Music

This was a good folk blues number. liked the style. well performed. liked the vocal lift later in the song. and the guitar parts.

    - Tristyn
Lyrics

There he is again
The man with no name
Sitting on the corner
Living off what we throw away

(chorus)
He's the man with no name
Broken down but he don't complain
Needs some help but we just turn away
Could be you on that corner some day
Think about it as you look away

Bound to die alone
No words on his stone
Traded his honor
His medals are long gone

(repeat chorus)

Oh oh oh

Lost his only soul
No place left to go
Knows more than he shows
Takes up dollars he's going to blow

(bridge)
His old army jacket's been around...see how it's protecting him now
He holds on to being proud even with the noise in his head so loud

(repeat chorus)

(tag outro)
What did he do wrong
The man with no name
Sitting on that corner so long
What did he do wrong
The man with no name
Everday's just the same
The man with no name

Song Length
3:47
Genres
Blues - Country, Blues - Modern
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Moving, Depressing

Subject Matter
Armed Forces, General

Similar Artists
Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits ken matthiesen/keith taylor
Music Credits keith taylor
Producer Credits jason wyatt
Performance Credits jason wyatt