63 cents (perfect change)

by Virgil Shepp

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So you got 6000 dollars
But I got perfect change
I got all denominations
I got perfect change
You got hundreds top of hundreds
But I got perfect change
I got pennies dimes and quarters
you know that's perfect change
I be out here on the corner
Countin out my perfect change
Cant take it witcha to the promised land
So I take my perfect change
Profile to the right spittin image of Lincoln
I got perfect change
Don't tell nobody nobody nobody
But I got perfect change

That's just my soporific patna
He be dreamin for tommorow
I don't blame him rearrange him cuz thats all we know
Thats just my holy ghostin auntie
She be hittin floor on her knees
She bendin like the willow
But she strong as oak
I be speakin in that ghetto
Ghetto tongue so that you will know
If you taste it in your mouth it musta started tween your toes
And I don't take this music lightly
Or deliver messages politely
Like Badu say music's bigger than the government

Now Pharrell say just be happy
And Kirk Frank say smile at me
But I'm caught up in the struggle
With no time for empty lullabies
And I am not saying I got it so hard
But we got to look out for each other
It's our obligation
In this creation
Music is all we've got
Gotta make it count
Music is all we've got
More bounce to the ounce


released June 4, 2014
Written and played by Virgil Shepp. Walter Prettyman on the fiddle.



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