From the album Keep This Party Rollin'

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This is a fun, "tongue-in-cheek" tune about the stresses of poverty. No great social message here other than, it's more fun to have money than to not have any money. LOL

Lyrics

I was brought up in a family
With good old fashioned views
You work from dawn ‘til dusk
And Sundays you pray in church pews
We were all taught money
Was the root of all things bad
But how would they know
When money’s never
Something that they had

I was poor most all my life
I know the drill
My only tool was duct tape
And I couldn’t pay my bills
I’d heard of other channels
Than CBS and NBC
But I could not afford cable
On my hand-me-down TV
I’ve stayed at no-tell motels
And I’ve stayed at the Ritz
I’ve been rich, and I’ve been poor
I’d rather be rich

I still don’t think that happiness
Is something you can buy
But I also don’t think poverty
Puts a twinkle in your eye
It’s no fun wearing shoes with holes
When it’s raining and it’s cold
Cuz even Wal-Mart prices
Are just too high to afford
I’ve had to snack on stale crackers
And I’ve had banana splits
I’ve been rich, and I’ve been poor
I’d rather be rich

Bein’ rich don’t have to mean
That you eat caviar
You don’t have to be a snob
And drive a fancy car
I proudly drive an F-150
And I still eat eggs and grits
But I’ve been rich, and I’ve been poor
I’d rather be rich, hell yeah
I’ve been rich, and I’ve been poor
Haha, trust me on this one folks
I’d rather be rich