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    "What's A Simple Man To Do?" Lyrics

    Steve Earle

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    Dear Graciela, I'm writin' this letter
    Deep in the night and I'm all alone
    It's nearly breakin' my heart to tell you
    I'm so far away from home
    I know I said I'd never cross the border
    I know I promised to return to you
    But I lost my job in the maquiladora
    What's a simple man to do?

    I met a man in Tijuana
    Said he had a job for me to do
    Standin' on a corner in San Diego
    With a pocketful of red balloons
    All I wanted was a little money
    All I needed was a week or two
    I never even saw the police comin'
    What's a simple man to do?

    Tell my mamma that I said I'm sorry
    I know she didn't bring me up this way
    Ask if she could light a candle for me
    Pray that I'll come home someday
    Oh Graciela, won't you please forgive me
    I never meant to bring this shame to you
    But I lost my job in the maquiladora
    What's a simple man to do?
    This song was last modified on November 23rd, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Bmg Rights Management Us, Llc.
    Written by Stephen F. (Fain) Earle.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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