Mentally Homeless: Or Which comes First, Mental Illness or Homelessness?

Mentally Homeless
Or
Which comes First, Mental Illness or Homelessness?

We’re out on the streets fighting the cold
Wondering what tomorrow will hold
When what to our bloodshot eyes should appear:
Ten more policemen, 20 more fears.

So this is democracy, American style
Some make it rich, some stand to file
For a type of relief that never shows
‘Cause there’s no place for the check to go.

So, until you can afford a place of your own,
You can’t get help, one mind blown.

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