Community College

by Cold Comfort

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My dad was a self-made man of good reputation
Born poor only 3rd grade education
Born into Jim Crow's racist nation
Sharecropping on the same land as the plantations
Drafted in 45 for the duration
Was happy to end up alive at the cessation
Got out at the bus station a short term GI
but with his flags on his shoulder couldn't look a white man in the eye

He said
Boy get your own or watch it all slip away
Don’t start something
Ain't gonna be nothing one day

He found a rebirth in the bottom of the cup
Following his brothers he sipped and slipped up
He found his way to the little country church
He found a book
a Bible
a chapter
found a verse
Found his way past the plows and never looked behind him
Founded
A church downtown homeless and hungry knew where to find him Found the family and the life that no one would have predicted
Now they packing the church to celebrate his existence

He said
Boy get your own or watch it all slip away
Don’t start something
Ain't gonna be nothing one day

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released March 4, 2014
Written by Cold Comfort
Recorded by Jose Gonzalez at Dagonz Audio Productions

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