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Lightnin' Hopkins – Burnin In La lyrics

Just look at the people
Whoa just look at the peoples I got over here
I said just look at the people
Just look at the peoples I got over here
You know a little sixteen-year-old girl come to me talked and said Lightnin',
Would you take me for your souvenir?
You know they had a big fire down in L.A.
All them buildings is burnin' down
Oh they had a big fire down in L.A.
(well in Beverly Hills or somewhere a little close)
All them buildings is burnin' down
You know they was lookin' for the fire trucks
And in time none of 'em would come around
(Po' children were runnin' and cryin'...
They couldn't help themselves, they was talkin' too...)
You gotta get this lesson, children
You gotta get it from the book
Talkin' about the things you buy raw
Them is things you gotta cook
Mama say she was hungry
Round about ten o'clock
That was the time the world
Was beginnin' to get on a rock
That was the burnin' down in L.A.
All them buildings was burnin' down
Well you know they didn't have enough water to put out the fire
250-some home they got burnin' down

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