Five Dollars to My Name

Five Dollars to My Name

©2018 Bill Jenkins / 5050songs Inc (ASCAP)
Release Date: Nov 23, 2018
Produced by Demo My Song®
Lead Vocal: Justin

Lyrics

Despite what you hear.
Despite what you see.
I was the one that they wanted to be.
In a packed elevator, said darlin’ punch three.
Instead of going to five, she grabbed my arm and followed me.
I say, “hey pretty lady, you’re on the wrong floor”.
She said, “seen you around and I just want to explore”.
Before you get any notion, to continue this spree.
Take a look at this balance of 4.83.
I call it 5 even, for simplicity.
I work all I can. My stuff is all paid.
Please accept this red alert.
You’re about to consort, with a fella, with five dollars to his name.

Five dollars to my name. No Monte Carlo on a whim.
Five dollars to my name. What’s for lunch? Slim Jim.
Five dollars to my name. Heartbroken over Tiny Tim.
Wanna be life’s richest man next to him.
Treat people right. Help them shed their skin of shame.
That’s how I am the man with five dollars to my name.

Snuggled down on the table.
Saw through her other side.
Lots of micro tears present, yet to be cried.
Could have hurt her worse, took what’s left of her pride.
Left her empty as a purse, snatched on the east side.
Just not my style. Not gonna give her a whirl.
Gotta get her on track. Ain’t gonna ruin this girl.
Three months later, beside the guy of her dreams.
I nodded to her, keep on going.
Quit looking back at me.
I mean I get the attraction. Heart glows like Duraflame.
As another man’s angel, keep widening your distance,
from the one, with five dollars to his name.

Five dollars to my name. No Monte Carlo on a whim.
Five dollars to my name. What’s for lunch? Slim Jim.
Five dollars to my name. Heartbroken over Tiny Tim.
Wanna be life’s richest man next to him.
Treat people right. Help them shed their skin of shame.
That’s how I was the man with five dollars to my name.

A few years later. Five dollars not so bad.
It’s delighting in people, not the money I have.
I need this reassurance, as my search comes to a close.
Five dollar way of livin’ spots the woman I chose.
She’s the only one who ever stopped me in my tracks.
That’s from this very minute to way, way back.
Put out an APB. She don’t work at the store.
Other dudes got stuff for her, but I got more.
Life might line their pockets, bring them fortune and fame.
The best thing’s what I offer her, inside,
I’m still that person, with five dollars to my name.

Five dollars to my name. No Monte Carlo on a whim.
Five dollars to my name. What’s for lunch? Slim Jim.
Five dollars to my name. Heartbroken over Tiny Tim.
Wanna be life’s richest person next to him.
Treat people right. Help them shed their skin of shame.
That’s how I am the person with five dollars to my name.

Don’t want to be the lone flicker of a flame.
A pocketful of human goodness. Dig in and grab some change.
Twenty quarters, fifty dimes, five hundred pennies. All the same.
Increase life’s buying power.
Be that next person, with five dollars to your name.

Genre: Country Rock Fusion
Mood: feisty, fun, spirited, spunky
Instruments: electric guitar, bass, drums, organ, piano, male vocals

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