Money In The Bank

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It seemed too good to be true after the 9 o’clock news
This TV lawyer in a leisure suit
He said that he could get me paid and I should hire him today
And he would figure out the folks that I should sue

You bet I scrambled for the phone and when I heard the dial tone
Called that number man I didn’t miss a beat
Now I guess I should have known he might take everything I own
Some lessons are a bit too bittersweet

So tell my troubles goodbye there ain’t a cloud in the sky
I don’t need nothing but the sun and the sand
Got the radio tuned and I got all afternoon
To feel the ocean washing over my hands

Life ain’t exactly what I thought and I’m sure I never got
Most of what I asked for to be frank
But it don’t cost a dime just to have a good time
Can’t buy that with all the money in the bank

Now maybe it’s true that for everything we do
Someone’s watching from above and there’s a plan
On the day I went broke when it went up in smoke
I’d be lying if I’d said I understand

With my tail between my legs I was ready to beg
And I asked for what I needed every day
I didn’t get rich but I learned something which
Means more to me than how much I get paid

So tell my troubles goodbye there ain’t a cloud in the sky
I don’t need nothing but the sun and the sand
Got the radio tuned and I got all afternoon
To feel the ocean washing over my hands

Life ain’t exactly what I thought and I’m sure I never got
Most of what I asked for to be frank
But it don’t cost a dime just to have a good time
Can’t buy that with all the money in the bank

Since the day I lost it all and I relearned how to crawl
Fortune found its way to me at last
On a single scratch of game all four pictures were the same
I’ve never made so many friends so fast

And we talk about the days when we couldn’t get away
From fear of financial failure in a flash
The biggest difference now is that I see clearly how
It’s completely unrelated to the cash


 - September 2017 -