The 99 Percent Blues

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(©1998-2012 the matthew show)

Well, the money for my car payment
Just went in the gas tank
I said the money for my car payment
Just went in the gas tank
‘Cause I gotta go to work
To have a car to put its payments in the tank

Now, the money for my insurance
Should be in the mail next week
Yeah, the money for my insurance
Should be in the mail next week
‘Cause I gotta have insurance
To go to work to put the money in the mail next week

Well, the credit counselor said it ain’t so bad
‘Cause you ain’t got no mortgage
but that’s ‘cause I ain’t got no pad
I got a kindhearted woman lets me sleep in her bed
She can’t be after my money, so I give her love instead

I went on down to Wal-Mart
Bought myself an American flag
That shit was made all up in China
And they put it in a little white plastic bag
That bag’ll outlive all you people
And the aliens, they’re gonna mark it with a tag

Now they’re frackin’ up Fort Worth
Big D built a bridge on sand
They fired all of my kid’s teachers
To make an extra hundred grand
And if I were a rich man
Yadda-dadda-dadda-dadda-didda-didda-dum
They’d play this song on the radio
And my woman’d have her own damn fashion mag

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from Inklings (an acoustic EP), released March 8, 2013
matthew - vocals, guitar

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the matthew show Fort Worth, Texas

the matthew show's songs are acclaimed widely, as is his podcast series The Band That Never Was, a merging of story and song. He has been featured on NPR & PBS. He served as reader and composer for the Bonneville Stories audiobook by Mark Doyon, and co-produced Beth Brown's debut album I'm Not Matthew. He is also half of Ah Pook the Destroyer. ... more

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