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SPREAD THE WEALTH (extended version featuring Ray Dahrouge)



Credits
Lyric Credits: Ray Dahrouge
Music Credits: Ray Dahrouge
Producer Credits: Sam Cooper
Publisher Credits: Family Harmony Music
Performance Credits: Ray Dahrouge--lead vocal, Margo Walker--background vocals, Sam Cooper--instruments
Label Credits: Red Heart Records
Description
Short Song Description:
an observance of economic disparity
Long Song Description:
The distance between the rich and the rest of the economic spectrum widens around the world. This addresses the question.
Story Behind the Song:
Ray wrote this song many years earlier, but it is even more relevant today. It's a plead for the world to not leave the have-nots in the dust.
Metadata
Song Length 8:13
Primary Genre Latin-Rock
Tempo / Feel Blues-Rock
Tempo / Feel Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1 Justice
Subject Matter 2 Economics
Mood 1 Worried
Similar Artist 1 Santana
Language English
Lyrics
SPREAD THE WEALTH
words and music by Ray Dahrouge
615-469-4067
jericat@yahoo.com

(verse)
Ain't a thing about black and white,
Ain't between the East and the West.
All about them that's got,
How some do not wanna share with the rest.
They know the answer,
To the question they don't wanna touch.
Why so many have so little.
And so few have so much?

(chorus)
Gotta spread the wealth,
We gotta spread the wealth.
Can't afford to keep it all for yourself,
No, no, gotta spread the wealth.

(verse)
Some use their hocus pocus,
Try to get us to focus more,
On any issue that we wish to,
Except the one they want us to ignore,
It's time to wake up,
We're already running too late,
Gotta face what's going on,
Not look the other way.

(chorus)
Gotta spread the wealth,
We gotta spread the wealth.
Can't afford to keep it all for yourself,
No, no, gotta spread the wealth.

(half-verse)
It's time to wake up,
We're already running too late,
Gotta face what's going on,
Not look the other way.

(chorus)
We gotta spread the wealth,
We gotta spread the wealth.
Can't afford to keep it all for yourself,
No, no, gotta spread the wealth.
We gotta spread the wealth,
We gotta spread the wealth.
Can't afford to keep it all for yourself,
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no.
Listen Mister, your brothers and your sisters,
They need you to spread the wealth,
Fancy momma, you know it's gonna haunt ya,
If you don't spread the wealth.