I'd Rather Make My Living in a Song

from by Conor Ryan Hennessy

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Sometimes I'm better off, others I'm absurd
For example last Friday I was bombed
And when I get to drinking I get thinking of the ways
I'd rather make my living in a song

Cause a song it has a point, a tight meaning and an end
And in the end everyone applauds
And lately I've been thinking if I'm living to my end
My ending might as well be just a song

Nine to Fivers like to laugh and cry and shout and scream out loud
And their cars all need a good kick in the tires
They've got reason in their scheming in their dreams for better jobs
yeah, their dreaming just depends on getting hired

Getting hired locks you down, in a quiet clammy town
And the years roll by in silent, staggered groans
And by the time they've realized their dreams have come and gone
They wonder what it is they could have known

But their songs all have a point, a tight meaning and an end
And in the end everyone applauds
And when they wake up early, to get to work on time
They're wondering how much working is too long

The God we all trust, or know to not exist
Has a funny way of telling us the truth
It's written on our dollar bills we use to get a grip
In a market not affording many fools

And the market never lies, it just soars and roars and rises
Until it burns and crashes on us all
And when we pick it up again, the Brahmin make a toast
All for one, to us is worth them all

And their songs all have a point, a tight meaning and an end
And in the end everyone applauds
And they check up on their bank accounts, and hum along in time
And omit the parts about em being frauds

Sometimes I'm better off, others I'm absurd
For example last Friday I was bombed
And when I get to drinking I get thinking of the ways
I'd rather make my living in a song

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

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