SONY ACADEMY AWARD WINNING SONGWRITER FROM COUNTY DURHAM

YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU

YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU
(J.Lowe / Lowe Life Music)

Well now this just can’t be right making one drink last all night,
What can a poor fellow do but watch the world passing by?
Dressed to the nines in all that sparkles and shines,
They’re spending half my week’s wages in the blink of an eye.
Still, you can’t take it with you when you go!
Give me half the chance, I’d get up there and dance,
‘Cos you can’t take it with you when you go.

They’ve got more money than sense, they tell me, “Damn the expense,
And keep a card up your sleeve and get your cash from the wall,
‘Cos time’s marching on, You’ll find your time’s overdrawn,
And you’ll be brought to account my friend in no time at all.
And you can’t take it with you when you go!
Because the last shirt you wear has no pockets to spare.
And you can’t take it with you when you go.

Some people live wall to wall with stuff that’s no use at all,
China cups they don’t drink from and the flashest of clothes,
Fine arts of the best, like plaster ducks flying west,
And Blackpool Tower in a bottle that you shake and it snows,
But you can’t take it with you when you go!
Grab what you can, before it all hits the fan,
And you can’t take it with you when you go.

If I had the brass, I’d give you all you could ask for,
But it all seems to go before the spending can start.
Behind closed doors, you know what’s mine can be yours
And though I’ve not much to give you, love, it comes form the heart,
But you can’t take it with you when you go
It’s one piece of the pie that no money can buy,
And you can’t take it with you when you go.

 

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