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If I could be you, if you could be me for just one hour
If we could find a way to get inside each other's mind, mh
If you could see you through my eyes instead of your ego
I believe you'd be surprised to see that you've been blind, mh

Walk a mile in my shoes, walk a mile in my shoes
Hey, before you abuse, criticize and accuse
Walk a mile in my shoes

Now your whole world you see around you is just a reflection
And the law of common says you're gonna reap just what you sow
So unless you've lived a life of total perfection
You'd better be careful of every stone that you should throw - yeh-heh

And yet we spend the day throwin' stones at one another
'Cause I don't think or wear my hair the same way you do, mh
Well, I may be common people but I'm your brother
And when you strike out you're tryin' to hurt me it's hurtin' you
Lord, have mercy

Walk a mile in my shoes, walk a mile in my shoes
Babe, before you abuse, criticize and accuse
Walk a mile in my shoes

And there are people on reservations and out in the ghettos
And brother, there, but for the grace of God, go you and I, yeh-heh
And if I only had wings of a little angel, well
Don't you know, I'd fly to the top of a mountain and then I'd cry

Walk a mile in my shoes, walk a mile in my shoes
Babe, before you abuse, criticize and accuse
Better walk a mile in my shoes
Try before what you're doing

Walk a mile in my shoes, walk a mile in my shoes
Oh, before you abuse, criticize and accuse
Walk a mile in my shoes...



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  • U
    UnregisteredSep 19, 2013 at 1:25 pm
    in stead of "And the law of common" Joe South sings "And the law of karma", (=be good & people will be good to you too)
  • U
    UnregisteredSep 6, 2012 at 3:36 pm
    Treat people the way you would like to be treated and do so without judgement cuz nobody is perfect and we all have our crosses to bear.
  • U
    UnregisteredApr 25, 2012 at 2:53 am
    Idk but if you want to, u can't because i am 3 and i am 12 years old and yeah i don't listen at skool i am a baddy baddy i get detention every day
  • U
    UnregisteredFeb 18, 2012 at 6:23 am
    In this song joe is stating that we should all be tolerant and understanding of one another no matter where we came from or what we are. Remember as he says in the last verse -there but for the grace of god go you and i. This song is asking for peace love and harmony among all our brothers and sisters. So before you abuse critisize and accuse walk a mile in my shoes. Amen.

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