Poor, Poor You

by Jon Spanyol

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In for a penny, in for a pound
Money makes the world go ‘round
How is it still spinning every day?
A penny saved is a penny earned
Somehow all our cash is burned
People they don’t need it anyway

There’s something to be said, it seems
For living life within our means
People just don’t seem to have a clue
We find new things to splash our cash on
Like it’s going out of fashion
Money talks but poverty does too

Poor poor you and poor poor me
We’re paying for our apathy
Poor poor you and poor poor me

Money’s going down the drain
All the pain without the gain
Maybe I should get a 9 to 5
What a way to earn a living
Life is hard and unforgiving
But you have to learn to stay alive

We have to face reality
Wealth is no formality
Everyone has tough times in their past
Money doesn’t grow on trees
The cash cow is imaginary
So we have to make the pennies last


released October 31, 2011
All lyrics and music written, performed and produced by Jon Spanyol, with the exception of:

Cem Andre - drums
Simon Art Taylor - bass
Marc Weber - guitars

Mastered by Jon Astley (www.closetotheedge.biz)
Drums recorded by Craig Reynolds at WizardSound
Artwork by Jon Spanyol




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Jon Spanyol is an award winning multi-instrumentalist songwriter and producer based in North London. He has been compared to artists such as Maroon 5 and Ben Folds with his smooth blend of piano-driven pop lines and groovy funk licks. Shortly after the release of his debut EP, he had airplay on BBC Radio, headlined London Twestival and was featured in Sound on Sound magazine. ... more

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