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    Empty Hands

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    Empty Hands
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      About "Empty Hands"

      Lyrics for John Mellencamp - "Empty Hands"

      In the shadows of the smokestacks
      Through the black snow, that lay on the land
      Walked home one winter morning
      With my live savings in my hand
      Maryanne, she's fixin' up some breakfast
      Got the lights on, on the Christmas tree
      Sittin' there, lookin' up at an angel
      With something dyin' inside of me

      Grew up with great expectations
      Heard the promise and I knew the plan
      They say people get what they deserve
      But Lord, sometimes it's much worse than that
      Maryanne, she takin' in some laundry
      I got a part time job in a drive-in stand
      Oh Lord, what did I do
      To deserve these empty hands?

      Across the cities
      Across this land
      Through the valleys
      And across the sand
      Too many people standing in line
      Too many people with nothing planned
      There's too many people with
      Empty hands

      Now Maryanne's been cryin' Lord knows, I love her the best I can
      When my pride is bruised and broken
      She slips her hand into my empty hands
      Without hope, without love
      You've got nothing but pain
      Just makes a man not give a damn
      That's no way for us to live
      We've got to fill these empty hands

      Across the cities
      Across this land
      Through the valleys
      And across the sand
      Too many people standing in line
      Too many people with nothing planned
      There's too many people with
      Empty hands

      SONGWRITERS:
      Mellencamp, John / Green, George Michael
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