My bills are all due and the babies need shoesBut I'm bustedCotton's gone down to a quarter a poundAnd I'm busted
I got a cow that's gone dryAnd a hen that won't layA big stack of billsGetting bigger each dayThe county's gonna haul my belongings awayBut I'm busted
So I called on my brother to ask for a loan'Cause I was bustedI hate to beg like a dog for a boneBut I'm busted
My brother said, "there's not a thing I can doMy wife and my kidsAre all down with the fluAnd I was just thinkin' about callin' on you'Cause I'm busted"
Lord, I ain't no thief, but a man can go wrongWhen he's bustedThe food that we canned last summer is goneBut I'm busted
Now the fields are all bareAnd the cotton won't growMe and my family's gotta pack up and goBut I'll make a living, just where, I don't know'Cause I'm busted