Wall Street Blues

I wrote this song back in college, when I was studying to become a Finance major. Needless to say, that didn’t work out!

I was drinkin’ in the bar
Stock broker showed me his brand new car
His new gold watch, and his girl friend too
He said, “Hey there buddy, I can get all of this for you.
Invest a little money in me;
I’m gonna make you a rich man, yeah boy, you’ll see.”

Well I bought ’em low, and watched ’em rise
Stock split, then doubled in size
Monday came, and went in a flash
But on Tuesday morning, the whole market crashed, uh huh
And I went into a trance
I should’ve listened to my baby, and sold ’em when I had the chance

The market crashed
The market crashed
The market crashed, and I lost all my cash
It’s all over the news
I was looking for some new shoes, but all I found was them
Wall Street Blues

– interlude –

Now I’m walkin’ in the streets
I got no money and nothin’ to eat
I’ll tell you once, you can take it from me
Ain’t nobody on Wall Street gettin’ rich for free, no
You better be ready to lose
Don’t end up like me, singin’ them Wall Street Blues

The market crashed
The market crashed
The market crashed, and I lost all my cash
It’s all over the news
I was looking for a new ‘do, but all I found was them
Wall Street Blues

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