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Get Poor Slow
(c)2015 Jud Caswell (Alderdown Songs, ASCAP)

I­ never­ cared­ about­ money­ much
I­ never­ had­ a­ lot­ to­ throw­ around
I­ never­ cared­ about­ the­ fancy­ cars
Just­ give­ me­ something­ that­ can­ get­ around­ town
I­ never­ thought­ I­ would­ amount­ to­ much
Never­ wanted­ to­ go­ too­ far
All­ I­ wanted­ was­ to­ spend­ my­ days
Picking­ songs­ on­ an­ old­ guitar
If­ anybody­ asked­ me­ what­ my­ plans­ were­ I'd­ say­ “I­ don't­ know
Some­ people­ want­ to­ get­ rich­ quick
I'd­ be­ happy­ just­ to­ get­ poor­ slow.”­

She­ never­ cared­ about­ money­ much
Never­ had­ a­ lot­ growing­ up
She's­ got­ an­ eye­ for­ the­ Goodwill­ gold
Makes­ it­ look­ like­ a­ million­ bucks
Don't­ need­ to­ buy­ caviar
Don't­ need­ the­ pearls­ or­ the­ symphony
Just­ a­ cider­ and­ some­ takeout­ Thai
Jane­ Austen­ on­ the­ DVD
She­ told­ me­ when­ she­ met­ me­ There­ was­ something­ I­ should­ know.
She­ said,­ “Some­ people­ want­ to­ get­ rich­ quick
But­ I'd­ be­ happy­ just­ to­ get­ poor­ slow.”­

So­ I­ asked­ her­ if­ she'd­ marry­ me­ and­ wear­ that­ little­ ring.
I­ said,­ “the­ best­ things­ in­ life­ are­ free.”­
She­ said,­ “The­ best­ things­ in­ life­ are­ not­ even­ things.”­

Now­ we've­ got­ a­ place­ to­ call­ our­ own
Apple­ tree­ growing­ in­ the­ yard
Seems­ there's­ always­ something­ else­ to­ do
Seems­ we­ never­ have­ to­ work­ too­ hard
Little­ girls­ out­ on­ the­ swings
Smell­ of­ smoke­ coming­ off­ the­ grill
Maybe­ later­ we­ could­ bundle­ up
Sit­ and­ listen­ for­ the­ whip-poor-will.
All­ I­ want­ to­ ask­ her­ is,­ Baby,­ when­ did­ you­ know
Our­ life­ was­ gonna­ get­ rich­ quick
Trying­ just­ to­ get­ poor­ slow­?
˜Cuz­ our­ life­ sure­ got­ rich­ quick
Trying­ just­ to­ get­ poor­ slow.