Nobody Knows You (When You're Down And Out)


Original Album Series

Otis Redding (奧提斯瑞汀)



Once I lived the life of millionaire
People spending my money, money
Lord and I just didn't care, now Lord

Takin' my friends out
Tryin' to have a good time
They drank that strong bootleg liquor
And that good old champagne and wine

Well, just as soon as my money got so low
I couldn't find my friends, Lord
And I just didn't have no place to go, now, no

But if I ever and if I ever get my hands
On them green dollars again, yeah
I'm gonna hold on
Till that big eagle grin, Lord, no

I'm trying to tell y'all
That nobody wants you
People, nobody wants you, no
When you're down and out and I know

Because in your pocket, no
There is not one penny
And all of them so-called friends
I'm trying to tell, y'all
That you haven't got any

But, yeah and just as soon
As you get back on your feet again
People, I'm tryin' to tell you
That here they come, tellin' you all
They're your long lost friend

Oh, but I'm tryin' to tell everybody, Lord
Without a doubt
That nobody wants you
Nobody wants you, no no
Nobody wants you, no
Nobody needs you, nobody wants you
When you're down and out, Lord

And nobody says a good thing about you
And nobody can tell you when to turn
And when to go
But when you get back on your feet again
Then everybody's gonna turn back and tell y'all