Ani DiFranco Hurricane song lyrics
Hurricane Ani DiFranco sheet
artist
Hurricane - Ani DiFranco lyrics
♪ Hurricane ♪ official lyrics
Pistol shots ring out in the barroom night
Enter Patty Valentine from the upper hall.
She sees the bartender in a pool of blood,
Cries out, "My God, they killed them all!"
Here comes the story of the Hurricane,
The man the authorities came to blame
For somethin' that he never done.
Put in a prison cell, but one time he could-a been
The champion of the world.
Three bodies lyin' there does Patty see
And another man named Bello, movin' around mysteriously.
"I didn't do it," he says, and he throws up his hands
"I was only robbin' the register, I hope you understand.
I saw them leavin'," he says, and he stops
"One of us had better call up the cops."
And so Patty calls the cops
And they arrive on the scene with their red lights flashin'
In the hot New Jersey night.
Meanwhile, far away in another part of town
Rubin Carter and a couple of friends are drivin' around.
Number one contender for the middleweight crown
Had no idea what kinda shit was about to go down
When a cop pulled him over to the side of the road
Just like the time before and the time before that.
In Paterson that's just the way things go.
If you're black you might as well not show up on the street
'Less you wanna draw the heat.
Alfred Bello had a partner and he had a rap for the cops.
Him and Arthur Dexter Bradley were just out prowlin' around
He said, "I saw two men runnin' out, they looked like
middleweights
They jumped into a white car with out-of-state plates."
And Miss Patty Valentine just nodded her head.
Cop said, "Wait a minute, boys, this one's not dead"
So they took him to the infirmary
And though this man could hardly see
They told him that he could identify the guilty men.
Four in the mornin' and they haul Rubin in,
Take him to the hospital and they bring him upstairs.
The wounded man looks up through his one dyin' eye
Says, "Wha'd you bring him in here for? He ain't the guy!"
Yes, here's the story of the Hurricane,
The man the authorities came to blame
For somethin' that he never done.
Put in a prison cell, but one time he could-a been
The champion of the world.
Four months later, the ghettos are in flame,
Rubin's in South America, fightin' for his name
While Arthur Dexter Bradley's still in the robbery game
And the cops are puttin' the screws to him, lookin' for
somebody to blame.
"Remember that murder that happened in a bar?"
"Remember you said you saw the getaway car?"
"You think you'd like to play ball with the law?"
"Think it might-a been that fighter that you saw runnin'
that night?"
"Don't forget that you are white."
Arthur Dexter Bradley said, "I'm really not sure."
Cops said, "A poor boy like you could use a break
We got you for the motel job and we're talkin' to your
friend Bello
Now you don't wanta have to go back to jail, be a nice
fellow.
You'll be doin' society a favor.
That sonofabitch is brave and gettin' braver.
We want to put his ass in stir
We want to pin this triple murder on him
He ain't no Gentleman Jim."
Rubin could take a man out with just one punch
But he never did like to talk about it all that much.
It's my work, he'd say, and I do it for pay
And when it's over I'd just as soon go on my way
Up to some paradise
Where the trout streams flow and the air is nice
And ride a horse along a trail.
But then they took him to the jailhouse
Where they try to turn a man into a mouse.
All of Rubin's cards were marked in advance
The trial was a pig-circus, he never had a chance.
The judge made Rubin's witnesses drunkards from the slums
To the white folks who watched he was a revolutionary bum
And to the black folks he was just a crazy nigger.
No one doubted that he pulled the trigger.
And though they could not produce the gun,
The D.A. said he was the one who did the deed
And the all-white jury agreed.
Rubin Carter was falsely tried.
The crime was murder "one," guess who testified?
Bello and Bradley and they both baldly lied
And the newspapers, they all went along for the ride.
How can the life of such a man
Be in the palm of some fool's hand?
To see him obviously framed
Couldn't help but make me feel ashamed to live in a land
Where justice is a game.
Now all the criminals in their coats and their ties
Are free to drink martinis and watch the sun rise
While Rubin sits like Buddha in a ten-foot cell
An innocent man in a living hell.
That's the story of the Hurricane,
But it won't be over till they clear his name
And give him back the time he's done.
Put in a prison cell, but one time he could-a been
The champion of the world.
Musixmatch.com
Lyrics copyright : legal lyrics licensed by MusiXmatch.
No unauthorized reproduction of lyric. Writer(s): BOB DYLAN Lyrics powered by www.musixmatch.com
Comments
Leave a comment for Ani DiFranco - Hurricane lyrics
Name/Nickname
Comment
Ani DiFranco - Hurricane song lyrics
Other Ani DiFranco song lyrics
32 Flavors
Wishin' and Hopin'
Both Hands
My IQ
If It Isn't Her
Your Next Bold Move
Tis of Thee
Good, Bad, Ugly
Adam and Eve
I'm No Heroine
The Waiting Song
Falling Is Like This
Here for Now
Grey
In the Margins
32 Flavors (live)
Work Your Way Out
Letter to a John
As Is
Play God
Knuckle Down
Roll With It
Served Faithfully
The Whole Night
Gratitude
Jukebox
Brief Bus Stop
Present/Infant
In or Out
God's Country
Joyful Girl (live)
Gravel
Overlap
She Says
Untouchable Face
Not a Pretty Girl
Coming Up / Make Them Apologize
Willing to Fight
Napoleon
Swan Dive
In the Way
Sorry I Am
You Had Time
Shameless
Loom
School Night
Outta Me, Onto You
Little Plastic Castle
Letter to a John (live)
Bodily
To see also...
Artists and lyrics : Random selection of top song lyrics and artists
Le Roi Lion | Bryan Adams | Saez | Notre-dame De Paris | Jacques Douai | Walt Disney | Barbara | Les Inconnus | Isabelle Pierre | Jean-Jacques Goldman | Beyonce | Roméo Et Juliette | Tarkan | Claude François | Astérix | Rihanna | Léo Ferré | Hercule (Disney) | Régine | Teresa Teng | Winx | K (Nicolas Michel) | Maxime Le Forestier | Princess Sarah | Spirit (dessin Animé)

Bohemian Rhapsody | Dark Side Of The Moon | Vice Et Versa | Sodomie | Juste Une P'tite Nuite | Un Lapin | L'amour Nous Guidera | Winter 2016 | Soirée Disco | J'ai Tant Besoin De Toi | America | If I Were a Boy | Mad World | Je Veux | Je Suis Là, Me Voilà | Honneur à Tous - Mulan | Le Seul Pour Moi | Parlez-moi De Lui | Boys Boys Boys | Santiano | Juste Un Oui | Je t Ai Donne Mon Coeur | Thinking Out Loud | Ratisse-moi | Sorry Mama
Forgot your password ?
Create an account (free)
Select in the following order :
1| symbol at the bottom of the helmet
2| symbol to the right of the heart
3| symbol to the left of the cross
grid grid grid
grid grid grid
grid grid grid