I have new shoes.
They were my cousin's and then my sister's, and now they're mine.
They may not light up or clack or shine
And you won't find them on TV or ads
But if you ask me
They don't scuff.
Because they take the hard stuff, they take the abuse.
They know like I know that I'm worn already.
I've walked miles but these shoes
They've trekked across the world
Felt the grass on every lawn
Outran a race or two
They're not new shoes
I like them shoes that have a little character.
And these shoes ain't on nobody else's feet.
At least I'm not walkin' bare
I've got a roof over my head and a warm bed and
Even if my food ain't as hot as I wish
And I don't got friends
I'm not selfish.
Because I got new shoes.
They got soles and I got a soul
Two of the same
They're a little rough around the edges
And they came from two other people
But I, I'm the same.
So these shoes and me, us three
We'll do just fine walking these streets
Strolling through life
With a grand world view
And my brand new shoes.