(I Don't Want to Be a) Billionaire

from Modern Johnny Sings: Songs in the Age of Vibe by Theo Katzman

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V1
I don’t wanna be a billionaire
I just want a comfy place to live
With friends and neighbors always around
They never call me, just walk on in

The doors and windows ain’t ever locked
Because I don’t have any shit to steal
Just a couple comfy chairs to sit
And a pot to cook a family meal

CH
So close your eyes and cover up your ears
This ain’t the message that you came to hear, but
I can’t help it if I just don’t care
I don’t want to be a billionaire

V2
I’m tired of hearin’ about the I.P.O.
All of the ways that all the cash could flow
It would be nice if it would trickle down
To the people on the other side of town

But something tells me that it probably won’t
‘Cuz something tells me that it just ain’t right
Taking donations for the 1 percent
Out of the pockets of the 99

CH
So close your eyes and cover up your ears
This ain’t the message that you came to hear, but
I can’t help it if I just don’t care
I don’t want to be a billionaire

POST CHORUS
No, I don’t
No-oh-oh, I don’t
I don’t wanna be a billionaire

BRIDGE
I don’t want to sacrifice my life, tryin’ to
Shave five seconds off a checkout line
Think of something that the whole world needs
Faster fast food delivery

I don’t want to be forced to guess
What to do with all of my excess
Take vacations into outer space
Or pay all school teachers a living wage

V3
I know nothing’s gonna come from this
Except for make a couple people pissed
It ain’t effective, far as I can tell
Telling the Devil he should go to hell

And I don’t even know who’s to blame
Or who’s been marching in the hit parade
But I don’t really wanna sing along
If a computer wrote the f*#kin’ song

CH
So close your eyes and cover up your ears
This ain’t the message that you came to hear, but
I can’t help it if I just don’t care
I don’t want to be a billionaire

POST CHORUS
No, I don’t
No-oh-oh, I don’t
I don’t wanna be a billionaire

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from Modern Johnny Sings: Songs in the Age of Vibe, released January 10, 2020

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Too HEART to be HIP
Too HIP to be POP
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