Monday 11th 2017f December 2017
updated: 10-Jun-2003



Expensive Being Poor

Trans by:  Mark Cheney


   Am                          C (x4)

   Am                          C                    Am
     And the car is off the road but I never had a car.

                             C                           Am  G
     And I pay more for my food 'cause the supermarket's too far


   C                        Am                           C
     It's expensive being poor because everything cost more,

                           Am                            F
     knocking on a closing door, it's expensive being poor,

                                G                              Am
     someone threw me down some crumbs I will eat them off the floor,

                           C                              Am  G
     it's expensive being poor but i look good when I get desperate.

   Am                          C (x2)

   Am                        C                                Am
     And the box is on the fritz, it's a black and white, or was,

                             C                           Am   G
     I tried taking it to bits now the picture's just a grey fuzz.


   C                        Am                           C
     It's expensive being poor because everything cost more,

                              Am                          F
     someone pick me off the floor, it's expensive being poor,

                                G                              Am
     how can I live with what I did when the cinema's six quid?

                           C                              Am  G
     It's expensive being poor but i look good when I get desperate.


   Am                          C (x4)

   F                        G
     Let the good times roll into a bottomless hole with

     Am                          C
     job, friends and future my ideal home furniture,

   F                        G                 Am          C
     let the trumpets sound as my house falls down.


   Am                         C                            Am
     And the dust begins to clear and I'm lying on the ground,

                              C                        Am
     and I'm standing on a path in an unknown part of town,

                             C                         Am
     and the path leads me away over hills and out of sight,

                            C                          Am
     in the blazing sun by day and the hanging moon by night,

                           C                           Am
     and I wind up in a place where I never have to count,

                           C                         Am  G
     and I never see the waves as I push my leaking boat out.


   C                        Am                           C
     It's expensive being poor because everything hurts more,

                           Am                          F
     knocking on a bolted door, it's expensive being poor.

                                G                              Am
     Someone throw me down some crumbs I will eat them off the floor,

                           C                              Am  G
     it's expensive being poor but i look good when I get desperate.

     Am  G      Am  G      Am  G      Am
     desperate, desperate, desperate


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