born in recession and raised on depression
what a terrible impression of the world that we love
raise your black flag, put the cash in the bag
your revolution is amusing but your thievin's a drag

you hold on to your money, i'll hold on to your honey
you can take my life, but you can't take my lifestyle
you can take my life, but you can't take my lifestyle
g-o-l-d-e-n i'm still golden without it

and i believe it will end with a bang, not a whimper
it's so simple to wrap your heart around it
bite the hand, fight the man, screw the band
they don't need it

you hold on to your money, i'll hold on to your honey
you can take my life, but you can't take my lifestyle
you can take my life, but you can't take my lifestyle
g-o-l-d-e-n i'm still golden without it

i will call your bluff
and raise you a godlike visage, your devil's image
the picture of health, the picture of wealth,
the picture of well, what you wish you could be too

you hold on to your money, i'll hold on to your honey
you can take my life, but you can't take my lifestyle
you can take my life, but you can't take my lifestyle
g-o-l-d-e-n i'm still golden without it

you were so wrong for so long
everybody waited patiently, but not me
and not mine--we get tired of being lied to
all the time i spent begging for forgiveness
while i was told to mind my own business
well i believe these hands in my pockets are not mine

you hold on to your money, i'll hold on to your honey
you can take my life, but you can't take my lifestyle
you can take my life, but you can't take my lifestyle
g-o-l-d-e-n i'm still golden without it


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