"Something for Nothing" as written by and Loudon Wainwright Iii....
You can pull one of my songs right out of thin air
Go ahead and download me, see if I care
In love, war, and cyberspace everything’s fair and
It’s OK to steal, cause it’s so nice to share
You’re in luck cause last night it happened again
I was feeling creative about twenty to ten
So I sharpened a pencil, then I wore down its end and now
Soon you’ll have something to share with your friends

It took twenty minutes to write down this song
The tune’s public domain but I didn’t do wrong
I chewed up the pencil and the eraser’s all gone
Scratched my head and my balls, but it didn’t take long
Songwriting’s not so hard, it’s well understood
Anyone can do it and everyone should
I’m sure you can write and sing something as good
With some balls and a pencil, I’m sure that you would

A PC’s like a crowbar, it’s only a tool
Music flows like water, from a big public pool
But I want to get paid for my work, but I’m a fool
Because trading and sharing’s so awesome and cool

I don’t mean to be flip, I don’t want to be pat
But those Metallica guys are all getting too fat
Free information, yeah what’s wrong with that?
Something for nothing, that’s where it’s at and
Those mobiles run labels and you call ‘em all crooks
Cause they’re crunching numbers and they cook the books
But I signed that contract and I got my hand shook
Shaking hands with the devil, it’s not bad as it looks

You can pull one of my songs right out of thin air
Bootleg and download me, just see if I care
In love, war, and cyberspace everything’s fair
And it’s OK to steal cause it’s so nice to share


Lyrics submitted by laynestaleyiscool

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