Solo Piano and Vocals - Original Songs

Everybody Pays The Rent

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bob goldstick
2009-06-08
bob goldstick

Story

This song was inspired in 1974 from watching large RV's come into a camp site when I was living in my van and tent house with my wife and two small kids (3 and 6) and working as a bus boy. It was about envy, jealousy and acceptance.

Lyrics

On my way to work this morning

A familiar scene arrived

The speed limit sign said 50

And The traffic is moving 5

It seems like nothing’ I do is right

Getting’ tough just to stay alive

 

Then I stop myself from thinking

These thoughts don’t do me no good

Got to take things as they are

Not the way they should

Any way I start my day

My time is simple spent

Nobody gets a free ride

Every body pays the rent

 

I wish I had the power

I would straighten out the world

At the top of the agenda

Every guy would have his girl

And every mother would haver her son

And every father a friend

 

Then I stop myself from thinking

These thoughts don’t do me no good

Got to take things as they are

Not the way they should

Any way I start my day

My time is simple spent

Nobody gets a free ride

Every body pays the rent

 

I woke up early this morning

Just to watch the day go by

People do the strangest things

But then again, so do I

If I find myself a wondering

Is his life better than mine

 

Then I stop myself from thinking

These thoughts don’t do me no good

Got to take things as they are

Not the way they should

Any way I start my day

My time is simple spent

Nobody gets a free ride

Every body pays the rent

 

 

 

 

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