"Rich Man, Poor Man" as written by and Peter/zimmel Yarrow....
I need a bride, but the dolphins are runnin'
A woman who'd cry, but the sea must provide.
A child to unravel the snarled nets of lovin';
First things first when you get to the sea.

A rich man eats when he wishes; a poor man whenever he can.

I need a home, but my boots keep goin'
Healing and peace that a fire could provide.
A place to unburden my brain of its sorrow;
First things first when you get to the fire.

A rich man eats when he wishes; a poor man whenever he can.

I need a song, but the spring is for sowing
A word to the wise that the earth must provide.
A tomb to untangle the riddle of growing;
First things first when you get to the land.

A rich man eats when he wishes; a poor man whenever he can.

I need the moon, but the landlord needs money
A field of wildflowers that the stars could provide.
A bird for my shoulder to fly through the rainbow;
First things first when you get to the sky.

A rich man eats when he wishes; a poor man whenever he can.


Lyrics submitted by pieligero, edited by bookron

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