"I Need a Dollar" as written by Jeff Silverman, Leon Michels, Nicholas Anthony Movshon and Egbert Dawking....
I need a dollar dollar, a dollar is what I need
Hey hey
Well I need a dollar dollar, a dollar is what I need
Hey hey
And I said I need dollar dollar, a dollar is what I need
And if I share with you my story would you share your dollar with me

Bad times are comin' and I reap what I don't sow
Hey hey
Well let me tell you somethin' all that glitters ain't gold
Hey hey
It's been a long old trouble long old troublesome road
And I'm looking for somebody come and help me carry this load

I need a dollar dollar, a dollar is what I need
Hey hey
Well I need a dollar dollar, a dollar is what I need
Well I don't know if I'm walking on solid ground
Cause everything around me is falling down
And all I want - is for someone - to help me

I had a job but the boss man let me go
He said
I'm sorry but I won't be needing your help no more
I said
Please mister boss man I need this job more than you know
But he gave me my last paycheck and he sent me on out the door

Well I need a dollar dollar, a dollar is what I need
Hey hey
Said I need a dollar dollar, a dollar is what I need
Hey hey
And I need a dollar dollar, a dollar is what I need
And if I share with you my story would you share your dollar with me
Well I don't know if I'm walking on solid ground
Cause everything around me is crumbling down
And all I want is for someone to help me

What in the world am I gonna to do tomorrow
Is there someone whose dollar that I can borrow
Who can help me take away my sorrow
Maybe its inside the bottle
Maybe its inside the bottle
I had some good old buddy his names is whiskey and wine
Hey hey
And for my good old buddy I spent my last dime
Hey hey
My wine is good to me it helps me pass the time
And my good old buddy whiskey keeps me warmer than the sunshine
Hey Hey
Your mom of mayhem just a child has got his own
Hey Hey
If god has plans for me I hope it ain't, written in stone
Hey Hey
Because I've been working working myself down to the bone
And I swear on grandpas grave I'll be paid when I come home
Hey Hey

Well I need a dollar dollar, a dollar is what I need
Hey hey
Said need a dollar dollar, a dollar is what I need
Hey hey
Well I need a dollar dollar, a dollar is what I need hey hey
And if I share with you my story would you share your dollar with me
Come on share your dollar with me
Go ahead share your dollar with me
Come on share your dollar give me your dollar
Share your dollar with me
Come on share your dollar with me


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"I Need a Dollar" as written by Jeff Silverman Leon Michels

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +3
    General Commentinstant classic... kinda obvious isn't it? Poignant and Dignifying at the same time as if there's hope... love it.. like i said the meaning is pretty evident.. pick anyone in America that gets laid off, fired, etc and it fits perfectly with the downward spiral they face...
    Cavaleeron April 15, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThis song is surprisingly catchy, and true to life. It should be the theme song for the US economy, and for my life. Unfortunately, $1 doesn't even begin to cover what I need...
    goddesscarolineon December 06, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI love this song! It's VERY catchy. And the lyrics just get stuck in your head.
    evamarimoon June 04, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentExtremely catchy.
    raven1268on June 22, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI heard this song being spun randomly during Queens Day this year in Amsterdam and was instantly hooked, except instead of "dollar" I heard "sugar" (as in "I need sugar, sugar, sugar is what I need, baby"). How gratifying it is to have finally found it! Thank you Google gods!
    starshinesMoneton September 19, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDefinitely a catchy song!
    If Aloe Blacc was next to me, you bet your bottom dollar I'd give him a dollar.
    ...Sorry I just had to say that! Wow.
    cosmickisson February 12, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commentin before someone tortures the lyrics to be about kurt cobain.
    kanzeion May 04, 2013   Link

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