Give That Man A Hand

From Art of Mind II: All-In , Available Now on and all online retailers

*Give That Man A Hand*

The guy is out here trying…
More than you’ll ever know…
You can’t tell but he’s probably dying,
So just listen before you go.

Travel-Bound citizens pretend they can’t listen…so without the aid of this noisy Red-Line Train Station: They block out the sound of The Man with the Golden Voice…because they’re afraid
He might ask for a handout…
A little love would substitute for money…
So it’s ok — gone and put your hand out.

He’s broke and probably quite hungry…
But this is more than just a “pity cause…”
Just give him what he’s earned,
And that’s at least a round of applause.

I am not encouraging the donation of a dollar,
Though that would be kind, too…
I’m saying to look past his dirty wardrobe:
And Give the Man his Due.

He’s jamming now but he’s really down and out…
He’d appreciate change and a rousing ovation…but he could Really use a Friendly Hand Out.

Someday you too may need a hug…
So let’s board This Train of
Peace & Love.

You don’t need to give a scrappy hand out…
To shake a hand, applaud, or
Put your Hand Out.

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