Brand New Beggar

Rule of the Bone, Russell Banks.
“… I was just going to float awhile on an hour-to-hour basis and see what developed.
When I mentioned that to I-Man he said I was on my way to being a brand-new beggar and gave me this warm smile. No plans, no regrets, he said. Praise an’ thanks must be sufficient unto ev’ry day.
I said yeah but it’d be hard to do that for the rest of my life. Making plans and having regrets, man, they’re like second nature to me.
Y’ first nature, dat be what you got to come to, mon…”

Brand New Beggar, Third World
I’ve changed (yes I have)
I’m a brand new beggar
I’ve changed
I’m a brand new beggar

Movin’, movin’ around
I been travellin’ from town to town
Sellin’ and even put down
My best friend (heh) by the pound
I thought that happiness was mine
Dressed in silks and drinking wine
But now I’m face to face with me
I look around and suddenly..

Oh oo oh oo oh
I’ve changed (yes I have)
I’m a brand new beggar
(I took a look and..)
I’ve changed
I’m a brand new beggar (yeah)

Loneliness can be quite dread
‘Cause no sees inside your head
I can’t judge a man by scrutiny (oh I say..)
One day coffee, next day tea
And I thought that happiness was mine
Dressed in silk and drinking wine
But now I’m face to face with me
I look around and suddenly..

I’ve changed
I’m a brand new beggar (yeah)
I’ve changed (yes I have)
I’m a brand new beggar
(but it’s the same old thing)
I said I’ve changed
I’m a brand new beggar
I’ve changed (yes I really changed)
I’m a brand new beggar..

via Jah Lyrics

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