Talkin’ Detroit Motown Blues…

In old Detroit today,

The Man says the money has slipped away,

where to, nobody knows they know,

cos’ who cares about the poor,

when tears from their eyes flow…

oh and they tell us that ‘race’ has nothing to do with this shit,

but speak to the people and they’ll tell you that it just doesn’t fit,

when so many fled to the ‘Burbs,
leaving the city behind,

there was nothing, nothing, nothing left at all,

even hope was hard to find.

… so I’m talkin’ Detroit blues,

you’ll never know how it feels,

till you walk in torn, worn-out everyman-woman’s shoes,

cos’ I’m talkin’ Detroit Motown Blues…