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Down & Out

from The Rocket by Phil Motion



DOWN & OUT (5:20)
Phil Motion

There’s a hole in my pocket, man
Where the money used to go
And I swallow hard when I think of the money I owe

Now I ain’t no drug abuser,
And I ain’t no gambler either
You know I’m working hard all the time

It’s so hard to get ahead
I said it’s just so hard to get ahead
When you’re so far behind

You know I have to nickel and dime with my sweet lady
And it’s breaking her heart
‘Cause she keeps bailing me out

And now we’re fighting all the time,
Because I’ve fallen on hard times
And I just can’t see a clear way out

Ain’t it just so bad how money can take a person right down
You can be on top of it then it pull the rug from right underneath your feet
When we got it we ain’t worried
and we look at the people
living in the street
Like it’s their own fault
for getting tripped up by the world and knocked down off of their feet
But when you’re living in a world that
makes a dollar off the backs of those who don’t make a dime
You down so low that there ain’t no place to go but down some more
It’s just a matter of time
Being down and out
soon becomes a crime
And the next thing you know well you’re down and out and you’re doing time

The bills are racking up
And I feel my chest get tight
Well I feel like I’m losing this fight

Well wake up in the night
Sometimes I just can’t breathe right
And you know these worries are killing me

Yeah you know every day I’m checking the mail
you know I got some money coming to me
But I ain’t got nothing yet

And the collectors are calling
You know I’m way past due
And I just don’t know what to do

Yea and my whole world coming down
And my head just hurt so bad
And you know I’m drowing in debt


Yeah it’s happening all over the world
People down and out for so long
People down so low
Yea, they down and out

Yeah it’s happening all over the world…


from The Rocket, released October 23, 2011
All songs written, performed and recorded by Phil Motion (vocals, guitar, bass, drums, keys, percussion) and produced by Phil Motion for UP & UP MUSIC. Mixed and mastered by Jay Jaknunas at Metropolitan Studios. Cover photo by JC Batista. Copyright, Phil Motion, 2012. SOCAN.


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Phil Motion Ottawa, Ontario

I am a producer wrkn with latin, afro, and electro influences, mainly via vocals, drum machines, guitars, synths, and and percussion.

I have a studio in downtown Ottawa, Canada where I work with a hybrid of studio equipment old and new: analog consoles, vintage keyboards, reel-to-reels but also modern day rec equip, synths, etc.

Open to all kinds of collabs.
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