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  • 1800s. "Hallelujah, I'm a Bum" - traditional folk song
  • 1908. "If It's Good Enough for Washington It's Good Enough For Me", music by Percy Wenrich, words by Ren Shields - sleeping on bench in public square with statue of George Washington.
  • 1962. "Man on the Street", by Bob Dylan, officially released on 1991's Bob Dylan: The Bootleg Series.
  • 1963. "Only a Hobo", by Bob Dylan, officially released on 1991's Bob Dylan: The Bootleg Series.
  • 1968. "I Am a Lonesome Hobo", by Bob Dylan, from his 8th studio recording John Wesley Harding. A humble warning from a homeless man to those who are better off.
  • 1969. "Highway Chile", by Jimi Hendrix Experience. The song is about a homeless man that Jimi met when he was on tour.
  • 1972. "Aqualung", by Jethro Tull
  • 1977. "We'd Like to Thank You Herbert Hoover" in the musical Annie
  • 1983. "Brothers Under the Bridges" by Bruce Springsteen, later released on Tracks compilation album
  • 1989. "Another Day in Paradise" by Phil Collins, which was included on his album ...But Seriously became the last number 1 of the 1980s.
  • 1991. Something in the Way, music by Nirvana, written by Kurt Cobain when he was young, homeless and sleeping under a bridge at the age of fifteen[1][2]
  • 1991. "Even Flow", music by Pearl Jam, lyrics written by Eddie Vedder telling a story about a homeless man.
  • 1991. "Homeless (Like the Christ Child Was)" on the album "The Forgotten Carols" by Michael McLean.
  • 1993 "Shelter" by Duran Duran.
  • 1993. "Somebody's Baby" by Pat Benatar.
  • 1996. "Low Man's Lyric" by Metallica.
  • 1998. "What it's like" by Everlast.
  • 2004. "Nobody's Home" by Avril Lavigne.
  • 2007. "There Is No Good Reason" by Natalie Merchant on the compilation album, Give US Your Poor.[3][4] The song was written by a 15 year old homeless girl, Nichole, telling about her ordeals and struggles.

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  1. "A Walking Tour of... Kurt Cobain's Aberdeen". The Aberdeen Museum of History. Retrieved 2008-12-08. "Whether Cobain ever slept under this bridge as he claimed is not certain, however, he did spend time beneath the south approach, as did many of the neighborhood kids." 
  2. Bienias, Michelle (2005-01). "Kurt Cobain’s ‘Bridge’ in Aberdeen, Washington". VR MAG. "Kurt lived under this bridge for a time when he was 15 and frequented it as a ‘hang out’ of sorts as well. His experiences living under this bridge were the basis for the Nirvana song ‘Something's In the Way’." 
  3. Give US Your Poor organisation: The Campaign to End Homelessness - University of Massachusetts, Boston.
  4. Give US Your Poor - multi-artist album at Appleseed Records.
  5. Mills, Fred, "Give Them Your Money: Give US Your Poor Benefit Disc Features Springsteen, Seeger, Raitt, Bon Jovi, Others", HARP magazine, July 22, 2007
  6. Miller, Adam, Music Review: 'Give US Your Poor' : All-star cast of artists contribute to fight against homelessness, The Epoch Times, Kansas Staff, September 24, 2007
  7. Vennila Films Post-Production page on "We are not Faraway