EH | Lyrics – How Can You Live Like That?
Official website of jazz musician Eddie Harris
Eddie Harris, Eddie, Harris, Saxophone, Jazz Musician, Saxobone, Tenor Sax, Famous Sax Player, Freedom Jazz Dance, Listen Here, Les McCann, Swiss Movement
16519
page-template,page-template-full_width,page-template-full_width-php,page,page-id-16519,,qode-title-hidden,hide_top_bar_on_mobile_header,qode-theme-ver-9.1.1,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-4.11.2,vc_responsive

How Can You Live Like That?

© 1977 Seventh House Ltd.

Music by Eddie Harris

Lyrics by Yvonne Harris

Big cities are not the place for me

People are cramped together living in misery

If you walk three blocks at night, you’ll be as scared as you can be

There’s a guard watching with a gun as you buy your grocery

(Chorus)

How can you live like that? x 2

The stores are all closed long before it gets dark

Ladies are afraid to walk alone through the park

You’re afraid to go to sleep when your neighbor’s dog lets out a bark

Muggers are standing on street corners, happy as a lark

(Chorus)

How can you live like that? x 2

You try to park in front on a lighted street

Just to buy some food to carry out to eat

If you ride the public transportation, you take a front seat

When you hear the ambulance and the police siren

You know the night’s complete

(Chorus)

How can you live like that? x 2

People have bars on their windows and three locks on the door

Have a pistol under their pillow and a shotgun on the floor

One thing about crime in the big cities

They rob the rich and kill the poor

City officials keep saying that they can’t do much more…

(Chorus)

How can you live like that? x 2

How can you find the solution when you can’t see for the pollution?

How can you live like that?

How can you live in one room and smell the dust from your neighbor’s broom?

How can you live like that?

How can you stand the pace in such a crowded place?

How can you live like that?

How can you fight inflation and plus the school situation?

How can you live like that?

How can you keep your feet with all those holes in the street?

How can you live like that?

When you gonna realize… that every big city is a high rise?

(Chorus)

How can you live like that? x 4

PRINT LYRICS