"I saw two men running out they looked like middleweights They jumped into a white car with out-of-state plates"
Four in the morning and they haul Rubin in Take him to the hospital and they bring him upstairs The wounded man looks up through his one dying eye Says "Wha'd you bring him in here for ? He ain't the guy !"
And the cops are putting the screws to him looking for somebody to blame "Remember that murder that happened in a bar? "Remember you said you saw the getaway car?" "You think you'd like to play ball with the law ?" "Think it might-a been that fighter you saw running that night ?" "Don't forget that you are white".
No one doubted that he pulled the trigger And though they could not produce the gun The DA said he was the one who did the deed 7. Why does the speaker identify And the all-white jury agreed the jury as “all white "Rubin Carter was falsely tried The crime was murder 'one' guess who testified
While Rubin sits like Buddha in a ten-foot cell An innocent man in a living hell That's the story of the Hurricane But it won't be over till they clear his name And give him back the time he's done Put him in a prison cell but one time he could-a been The champion of the world.