What can you do to a broken man?

“Freedom’s just another word for nothin’ left to lose” — Janis Joplin

Matt Andersen

You can’t take the home from a homeless man
you can’t take away his streets
you can’t threaten a man, with nothing to lose
or bruise him when he’s beat
You can’t take money from a poor man
or scare a man with no fear
you can’t shame a man with no pride
or force a stone to tears
What can you do to a broken man?
what can you do to a broken man?
You can’t cut a man who’s bleeding
you can’t push a man who’s down
you can’t starve a man who’s hungry
or lose him when he’s found
You can’t break a man who’s broken
or cheat a man who knows
or kill a dream that’s dead
and curse it when it goes
What can you do to a broken man?
what can you do to a broken man?
You can’t strip a man who’s naked
you can’t defend a man who’s lied
you can’t believe a man who’s lost
you can’t envy a man that’s cried
You can’t lift a man who’s risen
or teach a man that knows
you can’t fight a man who’s won
or heat a fire that burns
What can you do to a broken man?
what can you do to a broken man?

— Matt Anderson

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