What Else Do We Need 

What Else Do We Need  ©2018 Eric Ramsey, Not Quite Norman Music, ASCAP  all rights reserved 

Come they told me, so come I did 
I didn’t see nothing - just a little bitty kid 
No different than any other newborn babe 
So why did all these folks come all this way 

Now I seen lots of babies in my time 
And I would be a rich man if I had a dime 
For every cigar I’ve been given by a brand new dad 
Who believes his son will be the one to fix a world gone mad 

I never even knew I was a sinner 
Never understood the concept of a “Saint” 
All I ever tried to do                    
Was to be as kind to you 
As I wanted you to be to me 
Tell me what else do we need 

Can’t seem to get away from this old town 
Keep my head down and work my piece of ground 
I don’t have much money to my name 
But I come here to pay tribute all the same 
Here’s an old coat that’ll surely keep him warm 
Used to be my boy’s - he don’t need it any more 
But I don’t want to go much into that 
No I done done all my thinking over that 


Them stars sure look bright there in the heavens 
Or that might just be the traffic getting off the interstate 
Most nights by now I can’t tell up from down 
And folks usually pass on by this town 

Well I reckon I’ll just be on my way 
Not much room here in this stable and I got no place to stay 
Don’t scare the little fella in his bed 
He needs his rest for what will surely lie ahead 
If you want me I’ll be down the road from here 
Archangel Michael owes me another beer 
At least that’s what I thought he said 
Just before he put this notion in my head 


Indeed - what else do we need?
We here at the House Of Strays wish you Peace and Love this holiday season. Here's an acoustic version of my original holiday song "What Else Do We Need." If you like it you can download it free from the website homepage. It's a small gift from me to you....

1 comment

  • Nathalie Mason
    Nathalie Mason Arizona
    I love this. Merry Christmas to you Eric and your family and pets.

    I love this. Merry Christmas to you Eric and your family and pets.

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