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The Panhandler
John Taylor Japan Album
song by John Taylor
Released 23 November 1999
Recorded 1999
Genre Pop, Rock
Length 4:07
Label Cutting Edge Records / Avex Trax
Producer(s) John Taylor
Hein Hoven
John Taylor

"The Panhandler" is a John Taylor song, originally released on The Japan Album by Cutting Edge Records / Avex Trax on 23 November 1999.

About the song[]

The song was written by John Taylor, who also produced the track with Hein Hoven. The recording is a mid-tempo rock song featuring strong arrangements and clear vocals. The song was released on The Japan Album, which Taylor dedicated to his late mother.

Other appearances[]



I've got nothing to say
But you can pay me anyway
Food for my family
I've still got bills to pay
And they won't go away
I've lost control of my mind
It keeps me in time
Is this my time on the breadline?
How did I get here?

At the corner of this freeway
On the edge of this city
No time to wonder
If I don't get paid for nothing
I'll die for lack of something
And what did I hear?
You're expecting some philosophy
For a quarter's worth of beer
You'll feel better
And that's why I'm here

I walk into the morning
With no fear for the future
And you won't catch me inside
'cause I'm legitimate
And now I give a damn
I'm gonna sit on your street
And act real meek
You just act like you know me
How did I get here?

On the corner of 3rd Street
In the shelter of this bookstore
I want you all here
So you know I'm not pretending
I've a halfway act for real
You'll feel better
You'll feel better
If it's bitter then it's easy
It's harder to be joyful
You'll feel better
'cause that's why I'm here
You'll feel better
Because it's easy
You'll feel better
Because it's easy