Ellis Dee lyrics

By: jimmy buffett, buzz cason
1970
Why is he cussin and callin disgustin
The city that is now his home
He never smiles or keeps up with styles
He is black and he is all alone
And you ask why hes this way
Well brother youre too blind to see
Its cause ellis dee aint free like you and me

Get out of the street dont get high on my beat
Go on home the policeman warns
Just cause youre poor why do you declare war
I cant help the way that you were born
Why are they holdin him down
Hes spending his life on his knees
cause ellis dee aint free like you and me

Chorus:
Got to help ellis
Got to help ellis
You know we got to help ellis ellis dee
Try and help ellis you and me
Got to get to ellis hear his plea
Try and help ellis get free

Ellis got hooked, he got booked and he shook
In his cold little shivery cell
While out on the street in that same funky beat
Mister pusher was doing well
And ellis junior cries tears his daddy cant see
cause ellis dee aint free like you and me

Chorus:
Got to help ellis
Got to help ellis
You know we got to help ellis ellis dee
Try and help ellis you and me
Got to get to ellis hear his plea
Try and help ellis get free

cause ellis dee aint fee like you and me
No ellis dee aint free like you and me

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