Bills Bills Bills (An Ode to Debt)


Bills bills bills, pile up every day.
Bills bills bills, got no cash to pay. Bills bills bills, they never go away.
What is a man to do? I’m in the red, I’ve got no green,
And I’m feeling so blue. I ain’t what you’d call a spendthrift.
Don’t have fancy tastes. Car that gets from A to B.
A roof and a bed and a color TV. But I never get out from under.
Always deep in debt. Every dollar that I earn is gone ‘fore I cash
my check, because these… Bills bills bills, pile up every day.
Bills bills bills, got no cash to pay. Bills bills bills, they never go away.
What is a man to do? I’m in the red, I’ve got no green,
And I’m feeling so blue. Some day I’ll dynamite the mailbox.
Move to a new zip code. Fall in love with an heiress,
With a basement filled with gold. But meantime these…. Bills bills bills, pile up every day.
Bills bills bills, got no cash to pay. Bills bills bills, they never go away.
What is a man to do? I’m in the red, I’ve got no green,
And I’m feeling so blue.

One comment on “Bills Bills Bills (An Ode to Debt)”

  1. Andrew Revkin says:

    My twangy soundtrack for the fiscal showdown. "I'm in the red, I got no green, and I'm feeling so blue…" Bills Bills Bills, featuring my former band Uncle Wade and Mark Murphy. From my forthcoming CD "A Very Fine Line". http://veryfinelines.com

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