4 + 20
Recorded by : Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; Fareed Hague;
Sonya Hunter; Rice, Rice, Hillman & Pedersen; Stephen Stills.
Four and twenty years ago, I come into this life,
The son of a woman and a man who lived in strife.
He was tired of being poor
And he wasn't into selling door to door
And he worked like the devil to be more.
A different kind of poverty now upsets me so.
Night after sleepless night, I walk the floor and I want to know
Why am I so alone?
Where is my woman, can I bring her home?
Have I driven her away? Is she gone?
Morning comes to sunrise and I'm driven to my bed.
I see that it is empty and there's devils in my head.
I embrace the many colored beast.
I grow weary of the torment, can there be no peace?
And I find myself just wishing that my life would simply cease.
(Contributed by S. Huck - January 2005)