Begging song lyrics:  I Ain't Begging.  Wheelchair seat, copycat Strat guitar, playing for money.  MickTerry.com

Begging song lyrics:  I Ain't Begging.  Wheelchair seat, copycat Strat guitar, playing for money.  MICK TERRY
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( Begging song lyrics )
I AIN'T BEGGING
Copyright 2006 - MickTerry.com

On  Begging song lyrics:  I Ain't Begging.  Wheelchair seat, copycat Strat guitar playing for money. Mick Terry YouTube YouTube,  performed  LIVE  by  MICK TERRY   (soon!)

His furry black friend lay patiently at his feet.
They each had a gray-whiskered jaw.
They neither did leave
his tattered old wheelchair seat,
parked next to the door of the mall.

A tiny black amp cranked all of the way past "10",
a cheap copycat of a Strat
crunched all of those tunes
from way before way-back-when
for the cash that was tossed in a hat.

   "I AIN'T BEGGING", he kept saying.
   "I'm only playing for the money.
    I'm only playing for the paying,
    which ain't that much.
    I AIN'T BEGGING", he kept saying.
   "I'm only playing for the money.
    I'm only playing for the paying
    & not the touch."

His grizzled old face I'd see going to the store.
He'd sing like a howl at the moon.
I used to toss change
& probably'd give him more
if he only would sing more in tune.

    CHORUS

        Life in a bottle, living out on the edge,
        can only go so far so fast.
        Life in a bottle, one day it'll hit the dregs
        and then you find it's all gone past.

He wasn't all that outgoing. He was quite gruff.
He'd barely look past his guitar.
Would I have been more
attentive, a bit less tough,
if I'd known that he once was a star?

    CHORUS

Copyright 2006  MICK TERRY  Silent Tree Music  All rights reserved
[ Reprinted here by permission of the composer-lyricist ]   BMI
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2006:
True story in Sherman Oaks, CA

To other homeless / poverty song lyrics:   LACK ATTACK
RUNAWAY CART
THE SIMPLE LIFE
BRAND NEW SLUMS
GOD, HOW I'M GLAD
SO LONG, SO WRONG
HOLE IN YOUR POCKET
AMONG THE RANKS (OF THE SELF-EMPLOYED)
To the TOP
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