"Arleen" as written by and Robinson Winston Riley....
Over sixteen, under thirty-one
Over sixteen, under thirty-one
Over sixteen, under thirty-one
Over sixteen, under thirty-one


Arleen was a dream, what a dream
Arleen was a dream, what a dream
Arleen was a dream, what a dream
Arleen was a dream, what a dream


Over sixteen, under thirty-one
Over sixteen, under thirty-one
Over sixteen, under thirty-one
Your face looks good, but your body's not ready
Face looks good, but your body not ready
If life was a thing that money could buy
The rich would live,
And the poor would die, I can't stand it, no!
No I can't stand it, no!
If life was a thing that money could buy
The rich would live, the poor would die,
I can't stand it, no!
I can't stand it, no!


Well I get up every morning about 10:13
Six pack of stout, and a stick of sensi
Watch TV, watch TV, watcha my window if the TV's broke
I can't stand it, yeah!
I can't stand it, yeah!
I can't stand it, yeah,
I can't stand it, uh huh


Life was a thing that money could buy
The rich would live, and the poor would die,
I can't stand it, no!
I can't stand it!, no!
Arleen was a dream what a dream
Arleen was a dream what a dream
Arleen was a dream what a dream
Arleen was a dream what a dream


Get up in the morning about 10:13
Six pack of stout, and stick of sensi,
I can't stand it yeah
I can't stand it, oh yeah


I get up every morning bout 10:13
Eat fried chicken throw away the bones,
Everybody leaving my good home,
I can't stand it, yeah!
I can't stand it, yeah!
I can't stand it, yeah!
I can't stand it, yeah!


Over sixteen, under thirty-one
Over sixteen, under thirty-one
Over sixteen, under thirty-one


That little girl's gotta go to school today,
I can't stand it, no no no no
I can't stand it, no!
No no no I can't stand it!
That little girl's gotta go to school today,
I can't stand to see her play that way,
I can't stand it, no!
I can't stand it, no!


Look at my window about 11:15
Nothing's left but me,
I can't stand it,
I can't stand it,
Sixteen gone away...
Sixteen gone away...
Me and Mrs. Jones...
Me and Mrs. Jones...

If life was a thing that money could buy
The rich would live, and the poor would die,
I can't stand it, no!
No I can't stand it, no!
Life was a thing that money could buy
The rich would live, the poor would die, I can't stand it no!
I can't stand it, no!

Why does a poor man drink champagne,
He drinks half a beer and feel all the same,
I can't stand it, no!
I can't stand it, no!
Why does a middle man drink champagne,
He drinks half a beer and feels all the same,
I can't stand it, no!
I can't stand it, no!
Why does a billionaire drink champagne,
He drinks half a beer and feels all the same,

Arleen was dream!


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"Arleen" as written by Winston Riley Robinson

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    General CommentSong's about bein' a pederast like Jesus in Lebowski, 'cept you're watchin' Andy Griffith and lookin' for cocaine in the fridge (see Contentment Blues review)...this song is mostly about spun out molly heads screamin the wrong time...thinkin' 10:13 when JB says 10:30...don't call it dope for nuthin. Songs got a great beat and is easy to dance to even if it's about being a dirty lil fat man in a trailer livin' off HungryMan's and watchin gay porn like that kook on ezboard
    Mitch Cumsteinon January 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAbout waking up at 10:13, pervin on the little school girl out your bedroom window, cant help it if shes there, in line of sight and all. Goin to the fridge, no Chicken, ate it last nite, and the dudes electricity is shut off, bummer.

    Why does a rich man drink champagne?
    JB:1013on April 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI am beginning to wonder if some people using this site actually are Panic fans...

    Live lyrics are sometimes manipulated, but these are definently more clear than those above...Where do some people get ideas for these lyrics...For real...Go visit EverydayCompanion.com if you want to know the REAL lyrics, or just go to a few live shows and actually listen to what JB says.
    Rooster2628on June 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentArleen was a dream, what a dream
    Arleen was a dream, what a dream
    Arleen was a dream, what a dream
    Arleen was a dream, what a dream


    Over sixteen, under thirty-one
    Over sixteen, under thirty-one
    Over sixteen, under thirty-one
    Your face looks good, but your body's not ready
    Face looks good, but your body not ready
    If life was a thing that money could buy {"All My Trials" folk song}
    The rich would live,
    And the poor would die, I can't stand it, no!
    No I can't stand it, no!
    If life was a thing that money could buy
    The rich would live, the poor would die,
    I can't stand it, no!
    I can't stand it, no!


    Well I get up every morning about 10:13
    Six pack of stout, and a stick of sensi
    Watch TV, watch TV, watcha my window if the TV's broke
    I can't stand it, yeah!
    I can't stand it, yeah!
    I can't stand it, yeah,
    I can't stand it, uh huh


    Life was a thing that money could buy
    The rich would live, and the poor would die,
    I can't stand it-no!
    I can't stand it!-no!
    Arleen was a dream what a dream
    Arleen was a dream what a dream
    Arleen was a dream what a dream
    Arleen was a dream what a dream


    Get up in the morning about 10:13
    Six pack of stout, and stick of sensi,
    I can't stand it yeah
    I can't stand it, oh yeah


    I get up every morning bout 10:13
    Eat fried chicken throw away the bones,
    Everybody leaving my good home,
    I can't stand it, yeah!
    I can't stand it, yeah!
    I can't stand it, yeah!
    I can't stand it, yeah!


    Over sixteen, under thirty-one
    Over sixteen, under thirty-one
    Over sixteen, under thirty-one


    That little girl's gotta go to school today,
    I can't stand it, no no no no
    I can't stand it, no!
    No no no I can't stand it!
    That little girl's gotta go to school today,
    I can't stand to see her play that way,
    I can't stand it, no!
    I can't stand it, no!


    Look at my window about 11:15
    Nothing's left but me,
    I can't stand it,
    I can't stand it,
    Sixteen gone away..
    Sixteen gone away....
    Me and Mrs. Jones......
    Me and Mrs. Jones......


    If life was a thing that money could buy
    The rich would live, and the poor would die,
    I can't stand it, no!
    No I can't stand it, no!
    Life was a thing that money could buy
    The rich would live, the poor would die, I can't stand it no!
    I can't stand it, no!


    Why does a poor man drink champagne,
    He drinks half a beer and feel all the same,
    I can't stand it, no!
    I can't stand it, no!
    Why does a middle man drink champagne,
    He drinks half a beer and feels all the same,
    I can't stand it, no!
    I can't stand it, no!
    Why does a billionaire drink champagne,
    He drinks half a beer and feels all the same,
    Rooster2628on June 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSorry...one last post...Previous lyrics come from the 7/15/87 show, so there are obvious differences, but you can get the gist depending on which version you listen to.
    Rooster2628on June 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentArleen was a G?
    What the hell does G mean?
    This song wasn't even written by Widespread Panic!
    It was originally recorded by a reggae group in the 80's.
    PJ5678on July 26, 2007   Link

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