“Money Doesn’t Buy Happiness”

Here is a song that dropped into my head one day.   The Universe threw me a bone – it jumped out and I had to hurry to the paper to catch it.  The “story” that came to mind with this song was about a race to get all the toys in the world.  And at the end of the story, when this child has every toy in the world, we hear:  “I don’t know what to do, I’m bored.”  

(Please note:  I do NOT know how to write music.  But this ought to show what it kinda, sorta is meant to sound like.)

Money Doesn’t Buy Happiness

Money doesn’t buy happiness [No it doesn’t]
[ F    C     C    F    A   C    B     Bflat ]

Things do not make a better day [No, not THINGS!]
[ G    E    G   D   D   C    Bflat    A]

Possessions galore
[ F     F     C   A    C ]

Yet still we want more!
[ Bflat   E     C     D ]

Tell me how I get out of this race!
[ C   C   D   Bflat   D  A  G   G   F ]

[second verse]

They invent some new thing every day [Wow]
We’re told we must have it for sure [Really?]
We’ve money to burn
That we’ve not yet earned!  
[Now that doesn’t sound right!]
Who cares if we can’t pay the bill.  [Oh dear.]

[third verse]

My son wants a new toy every day  [Every day?]
He thinks money must grow on trees  [Silly boy!]
Just one toy, Mommy please
I’ll be good as can be
And how can I say No to that face? 
[Oh no!]

BUT STOP!!!  [screech, bang, glass breaking]

[Repeat 1st verse]

MONEY DOESN’T BUY HAPPINESS!
THINGS DO NOT MAKE IT A BETTER DAY!
POSSESSIONS GALORE!
YET STILL WE WANT MORE!
PLEASE GET ME OUT OF THIS PLACE!

[new key]

You’ve got to…
[ B B A ]

Just USE your Imagination
[ Aflat  Aflat A  Gflat  A  Aflat Gflat ]

Invent some new game you can play
[ E  B  Dflat Dflat Dflat B A  Aflat ]

You can be anyone
[ Aflat  Gflat  E   B  Dflat B ]

You can do anything!
[ B  A Aflat   Dflat  Eflat

You can go anywhere that you wish  [Indeed! Just do try!]
[ B  Dflat  B  Aflat   Gflat   E ]

In your Imagination…
[ B B A Aflat ]

 …etc.

It’s worth more than gold, don’t you see?
And the things you can’t BUY
Are the things worth the MOST!
And you don’t even have to get a job! 
[Tee hee hee!]

Just USE YOUR IMAGINATION!
And make it a wonderful day!
PLAY! PLAY! PLAY!
And remember that…

Money doesn’t buy happiness [No it doesn’t]
Things do not make it a better day  [No, not THINGS!]
Possessions galore
Yet still we want more!  
[That sounds stupid!]
Sounds to me pretty lame, what a shame! [It’s insane!]

LEB © April 2009 

Kind of silly…  Kind of fun!

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