Broke Song

from by Eli Conley

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      $1 USD  or more

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Includes unlimited streaming of Strong and Tender via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 7 days

      $10 USD or more 

     

lyrics

Maybe you get to a certain age and you get nice furniture
(What age is that?)
I haven’t got there yet, but I’ll let you know
My things are used or they’re particle board
From a place I’m loathe to name
And I’m damn ready for something steady
Wish money would call my name

It ain’t no joke being broke all the time
There’s no romance or hope
In the unemployment line
I’ve got five bucks the bank and
In my pocket just a dime
Hallelujah, what’s it to ya?
Back to the grind

Baby we’ve got a lotta love but our love won’t pay the rent
Our story’s old as mud and fresh as dew
It wasn’t us who made this bed
It was bankers, it was suits
But here we lay and we’ve got bills to pay And the straps broke off our boots

It ain’t no joke being broke all the time
There’s no romance or hope
In the unemployment line
I’ve got five bucks in the bank and
In my pocket just a dime
Hallelujah, what’s it to ya?
Lord I think it’s by design
Hallelujah, what’s it to ya?

You know that I once dreamed it would be easy
That I’d grow up and the money it would flow
I wish that I’d get used to having little
But it ain’t so

I watch the birds as they fly along with no need for bank accounts
I know that humans too could do without that mess
Just think if we all raised the kids, grew the food and built our homes And there weren’t no bosses
No more gains and losses
We would all feel less alone

It ain’t no joke being broke all the time
There’s no romance or hope
In the unemployment line
I’ve got five bucks in the bank and
In my pocket just a dime
Hallelujah, what’s it to ya?
Lord I think it’s by design
Hallelujah, what’s it to ya?
Back to the grind

credits

from Strong and Tender, released April 26, 2017

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Eli Conley Berkeley, California

Eli Conley titled his sophomore album Strong and Tender, but he might well have been describing himself. On stage he’s an earnest yet funny storyteller. His songs urge us to love ourselves even when it feels like the world does not. You can’t help but sing along. ... more

shows

contact / help

Contact Eli Conley

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code