Spending My Inheritance


I was just a young boy, barely 17

A regular poster child for the American dream

I spent some time in college, tried to learn that system well

Left a problem drinker and cynical as hell


They say there's two kinds of people

Those who have and those who don't

Some of us will benefit

And there's some of us that won't

Some people spend a lifetime

Trying to get over that fence

But I'm just on the corner

Spending my inheritance

I guess Old Father Time's put on one hell of a show

'Cause the older that I get it seems the less I know

I found the road to riches was just a private drive

Owned by politicians waving from inside


There's nothing wrong with me still I have to wonder why

Another day, another family tree lifts it's branches to the sky

Dined on good intentions, nearly starved to death

I gave the world my last two cents and now I live on what is left

There's never any medals, there isn't much reward

You gotta find your peace of mind in what you can afford


Well I'm back where I started, spending my inheritance