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I knew a girl, and she said it was her greatest dream to
Buy a dachshund, and more out west, and
Buy a condo, and I sort of laughed, and
We're not together anymore

(Cause) I'm not one to be early for a court appointed
Little meeting, I can't make rent and
When I do, well it's hardly on time
And that's not an attractive quality to have

How much would it take?
To break the chains that pull the weight?
Break the pains and soothe the aches?
A whole lot more than you could pay
A whole lot more than you could pay,
Don't even act like you could fake
A clever way to fix them things
That make this earth go rock and shake
No career in program management
Could ever let you do that

People like to tell me about the way they vote, and
They really like it, they like the way it sounds to
Vote correctly, and I'm not sure that they understand
Just how voting really works

Those same people, they'll talk about their jobs that
They've acquired, the way in which they pay their bills
Is endlessly important, as if they couldn't understand
I'd rather die than pay another bill

And how much would it take?
To break the chains that pull the weight?
Break the pains and soothe the aches?
A whole lot more than you could pay
A whole lot more than you could pay,
Don't even act like you could fake
A clever way to fix them things
That make this earth go rock and shake
No college education could ever let you do that

I guess the point is, these problems y'all complain about
Are never really solved, cause we're all just kinda flailin' round
And Susan's got a wedding, and your car's been on the fritz
And Boston's still a segregated town

I'm not unhappy, no I'm not even that sad,
I'm just, I'm sort of weary, of people who'd rather have
a dachshund and a condo, a wallet full of greenbacks
Than another drink my bar-tending friend

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from I'd Rather Make My Living in a Song, released October 9, 2017

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Conor Ryan Hennessy Boston, Massachusetts

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