"Song for the Rich" as written by and Tristan Prettyman....
Get off work about 4 o'clock
And I'm late again
Cause you'll be here by 6:30
And we'll go looking for a close parking spot again

Sitting in a room full of believers
Now you tell me what's wrong and what's right
Cause I look over at you baby
You got your good intentions focused so tight

And now it hurts me so,
To have to see you go
To watch these drugs pull you down
When the world can't get through
And there's nothing we can do
Except watch you fall in and out of this mess

What's wrong with a little bit of experimentation
To open the eyes of a new generation
Build your world on a cocaine foundation
And watch it all blow away

And it hurts me so,
To have to see you go
To watch these drugs pull you down
When there's nothing we can do
And no one to get through
Watch you fall deeper into this mess

Well I haven't seen you in a while
You know, I miss our talks
I miss your smile
This look of innocence is priceless
But right now you look so lifeless

And now it hurts me so,
To have to see you go
To watch this song break you down
And when you feel you can't get through
And there's no hope left in you
You'll know I'll be right here to help you find your way out...


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"Song for the Rich" as written by Tristan Prettyman

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    General Commentthis song was written about her friend rich. he had a drug problem and she wrote the song to try to reach out to him. the line "And now it hurts me so,
    To have to see you go
    To watch this song break you down" refers to when he will come to one of her shows and he feels the need to leave when she plays this song. i'm guessing it would be pretty emotional.

    this is a beautiful song. i wish more people had heard her music.
    msmcamersonon August 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcould this mean that her druggie friend she wants to help??
    help us change the world, because a cocaine world will blow away
    bass5137on April 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGet off work about 4 o'clock
    And I'm late again
    Cause you'll be here by 6:30
    And we'll go looking for a close parking spot again

    (I think they're going to an NA/AA/CA meeting.)


    Sitting in a room full of believers
    Now you tell me what's wrong and what's right
    Cause I look over at you baby
    You got your good intentions focused so tight

    (They're in an NA/CA/AA meeting and he is telling her what he thinks is bullshit and what is not. She can tell that he is doing his best with the tools they are offering him.)

    And now it hurts me so,
    To have to see you go
    To watch these drugs pull you down
    When the world can't get through
    And there's nothing we can do
    Except watch you fall in and out of this mess

    (He/She is relapsing and nothing anyone is doing seems to be making a difference.)



    What's wrong with a little bit of experimentation
    To open the eyes of a new generation
    Build your world on a cocaine foundation
    And watch it all blow away

    (He/She is making an example of how experimenting with drugs can lead to a shitty and meaningless life.)


    Well I haven't seen you in a while
    You know, I miss our talks
    I miss your smile
    This look of innocence is priceless
    But right now you look so lifeless

    (When He/She is sober, she sees a part of the person that she never wants to see go..)
    JORboxon May 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't quite understand the title
    annaSon August 06, 2007   Link

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