Friday, November 20, 2009

one pay check away

prelude: what kind of music sells most in difficult economic times? i bet it was country maybe now rap music now - well they're both angry and like to bitch and really don't celebrate life like they used to when they recorded on front porches ---- (i keep myself busy so i have to find time to sit on the front or back porch and just pick away) --- anywway, here's an idea i had while driving through Sewickley Heights wondering what kinda song would sell today if i was just honest and true

one pay check away
i wish i were in Kentucky bluegrass
chasing my little momma instead
of working my weary bones on this shift
but hey i'm grateful to be a working man
so you won't hear me bitch the blues again

one pay check away
and China will own our asses
that's what i'm told everyday
in the new everyday media
where a vote for Palin likely means
you got that ring around your back
pocket of your Levis - yeah, some
of them in this world so watch yourself

one pay check away
i watch my dreams fade away
one by one like my hair turning gray
one by one i think it all over - "it's
on the rocks today -yeah, Maker's"
i drink it down like the money i make

one pay check away
i'll own my new Ford F150
and it's another day i can kick ass
i'm tired of you putting me down
so i won't let my name down
not anymore i am one paycheck away
from a new tomorrow where i don't borrow

one paycheck away
from the the USA staying a super power
with more baseball diamonds and books
that don't deny there are people who die
and there are people who plan and do kill
that's a fact and if i don't have to borrow
then i ain't bowing down or sayin' sorry

Best of the Roses,
Giovanni French