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By: jimmy buffett, buzz cason1970Why is he cussin’ and callin’ disgustin’The city that is now his homeHe never smiles or keeps up with stylesHe is black and he is all aloneAnd you ask why he’s this wayWell brother you’re too blind to seeIt’s cause ellis dee ain’t free like you and meGet out of the street don’t get high on my beatGo on home the policeman warnsJust ’cause you’re poor why do you declare warI can’t help the way that you were bornWhy are they holdin’ him downHe’s spending his life on his knees’cause ellis dee ain’t free like you and meChorus:Got to help ellisGot to help ellisYou know we got to help ellis ellis deeTry and help ellis you and meGot to get to ellis hear his pleaTry and help ellis get freeEllis got hooked, he got booked and he shookIn his cold little shivery cellWhile out on the street in that same funky beatMister pusher was doing wellAnd ellis junior cries tears his daddy can’t see’cause ellis dee ain’t free like you and meChorus:Got to help ellisGot to help ellisYou know we got to help ellis ellis deeTry and help ellis you and meGot to get to ellis hear his pleaTry and help ellis get free’cause ellis dee ain’t fee like you and meNo ellis dee ain’t free like you and me



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