AL KOOPER lyrics - Blind Baby

AL KOOPER
"Blind Baby"
(Kooper)

Blind baby - ya was born, could not see
Blind baby - so much better off than me

Your father was down-hearted
When the doctor broke the news
He couldn't understand how his life was so abused
And you cannot feel your mama
Though you suckle of her breast
Doncha know she's bound to leave you
Just like all the rest

Blind baby - ya was born, could not see
Blind baby - so much better off than me

Ya cannot read the paper-ya cannot watch TV
Ya cannot see the hopelessness in someone's eyes like me
Ya can't be able to tell who it was
Who spat into your face
But it don't take sight to know what it's like
To always be last place

Blind baby - ya was born, could not see
Blind baby - so much better off than me

I know your life is darkness but you smile instead of cry
But there must be truth in darkness
'Cause the light just hurts my eyes

Blind baby - ya was born, could not see
Blind baby - so much better off than me
So much better off
Better off than me