Well, my bills are all due and the baby needs shoes and I'm busted
Cotton is down to a quarter a pound but I'm busted
I got a cow that went dry and a hen that won't lay
A big stack of bills that gets bigger each day.
The county's gonna haul my belongings away and I'm busted.
Now, I went to my brother to ask for a loan 'cause I was busted
I hate to beg like a dog without a bone but I'm busted
My brother said there ain't a thing I can do
My wife and my kids are all down with the flu
And I was just thinkin' about calling on you and I'm busted.
Well, I am no thief but a man can go wrong when he's busted
The food that we canned last summer is gone and I'm busted
The fields are all bare and the cotton won't grow
Me and my family's gotta pack up and go
But I'll make a living just where I don't know 'cause I'm busted.
Lord, I'm broke, ain't got no biscuits in this house...