"If Dirt Were Dollars" as written by and Danny/henley Kortchmar....
Walkin' like a millionaire
Smilin' like a king
He leaned his shopping cart against the wall
He said, "I been a lot of places
And I seen a lot of things
But, sonny, I seen one thing that beats 'em all
I was flyin' back from Lubbock
I saw Jesus on the plane...or maybe it was Elvis
You know, they kinda look the same
Hey, look out, Junior, you're steppin' on my bed"
I said, "I don't see nothin"
He just glared at me and said,
If dirt were dollars
If dirt were dollars
If dirt were dollars
I wouldn't worry anymore
Lookin' like a beauty queen
Loyal as a wife
She raised her little voice and testified,
"I am a good girlI've been one all my life"
But her virtue was as swollen as her pride
She should've had the Oscar
She must have been miscast
Her fifteen minutes went by so fast
I said, "Now, baby, have you got no shame?"
She just looked at me, uncomprehendingly
Like cows at a passing trainIf dirt were dollars
If dirt were dollars
If dirt were dollars
I wouldn't worry anymore
We got the bully pulpit
And the poisoned pen
We got a press no better
Than the public men
This brave new world
Gone bad again
God's finest little creatures
Looking brave and strong
Whistling past the graveyard
Nothing can go wrong
Quoting from the scriptures
With patriotic tears
We got the same old men
With the same old fears
Standing at attention
Wrapped in stars and stripes
They hear the phantom drummers
And the nonexistent pipes
These days the buck stops nowhere
No one takes the blame
But evil is still evilIn anybody's name
If dirt were dollarsIf dirt were dollars
If dirt were dollars
We'd all be in the black



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"If Dirt Were Dollars" as written by Danny Kortchmar Donald Hugh Henley

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    General CommentThis song rocks :)
    ForeverYoung-Edwardon January 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe world is full of badness and dirt. The things of value (love, trust, honesty) are valuable because they are rare, not intrinsically valuable. If dirt were dollars, we'd all be rich because we wallow in the excesses of sin and wickedness on the dark side of human nature.
    MarcoSamyon July 22, 2017   Link

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