Billionaire

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about

This song is inspired by an urban myth heard in many cities around the country, that one of the local homeless community is secretly a billionaire but chooses to live on the streets. We explore some possible reasons that he might want to do this.

lyrics

Nobody wants to be misjudged,
even the man on the street
Don’t we all need to feel at home,
comfortable safe and complete?
Do you pray you’ll never see what it’s like to be
Picking melodies out of the black and fumy air?
You won’t see much change but someone o ers you a prayer
I got it all so right in life (I had nowhere left to go)
Wound up so high upon my ladder
(I could only oat down slow)
You don’t ask my name, how I am today
But it feels so good this way
Picking melodies out of the black and fumy air
Giving you no cause to think you’ve seen a billionaire
I’ve been a champion all my years
(I’m tough as hell; I paid the price)
Not much unlike these old guys here
(I get their thinking; they get mine)
Hold my can and I could buy this whole town
Just sit back and be astounded
Walking past my patch
you have to act like I’m not there
You would never have believed that I’m a billionaire
Nobody wants to be misjudged
(But the ones with the gorgeous,
they can sometimes be poorest, you know)
We all need to feel at home
(And without interference
does it make that much di erence?)
If this (some things in this life can’t be bought or sold)
Is the place that I’m calling my home
(Trust and love are worth more than all my gold)
‘Cause if you found out just how alone
(If you knew it was lonely having power)
You can be at the top of my tower (You’d be sat here in the hour)
YEAH!
Finding fellowship out in the black and fumy air
Giving you no cause to think you’ve seen
a billionaire
You should come with me,
but I don’t know you’d even dare
Would you have believed this evening I’m a billionaire?

credits

from Things Unseen, released April 24, 2020
Written by John Murphy

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