Walk a mile in my shoes

If I could be you, if you could be me
For just one hour
If we could find a way
To get inside each other’s mind, uh huh

If you could see you through my eyes
Instead of your ego
I believe you’d be, I believe you’d be
Surprised to see
That you’ve been blind, uh huh

Walk a mile in my shoes
Just walk a mile in my shoes
And before you abuse, criticize and accuse
Just walk a mile in my shoes

Now, if we spend the day
Throwing stones at one another
‘Cause I don’t think, ’cause I don’t think
Or wear my hair same way you do, uh huh

Well, I may be common people
But I’m your brother
And when you strike out through tryna hurt me
It’s hurtin’ you, Lord have mercy

Walk a mile in my shoes
Just walk a mile in my shoes
Yeah, before you abuse, criticize and accuse
Just walk a mile in my shoes

Now, there are people on reservations
And out in the ghetto
And brother, there
But for the grace of God
Go you and I, uh huh

Uh, if I only had the wings
Of a little angel
Don’t you know I’d fly
To the top of the mountain
And then I’d cry, cry, cry

Walk a mile in my shoes
Just walk a mile in my shoes
Yeah, before you abuse, criticize and accuse
Walk a mile in my shoes

Walk a mile in my shoes
Just walk a mile in my shoes
Yeah, before you abuse, criticize and accuse
Walk a mile in my shoes

Songwriters: Joe South

Released January, 1970

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