Penniless Bums lyrics

- Sugar

Penniless Bums lyrics

Penniless Bums

JOE & JERRY:
See how two melody masters
Can suffer a string of disasters
And fin'lly become to penniless bums

JERRY:
Duckin' the butcher and laund-er-y

JOE:
Which one to pay is a quand-er-y

BOTH:
So we pay none like penniless bums

Trained for the philharmonic -- we
Offered our souls ironic'ly
Just to be spurned and chronic'ly snubbed.

Rib cages like two xylophones
So thin we're just a pile o' bones
Beggin for crumbs
A grief that numbs
Just like to pitiful penniless bums

MUSICIANS (MEN):
We're disgusted with being busted
Like poor unfortunate slobs
Our own union thinks we're inhuman
A line this long and no jobs
They can't lose ya' know
We pay dues ya' know
Then end up gettin' this
We're not mad because we've been had
But it's us'lly done with a kiss

JOE & JERRY:
We'll end up like panhandle-ers moochin' a dime
Sleepin' in some damn door with a half pint of wine

JOE & JERRY (MUSICIANS):
We're disgusted with being busted (See how to melody masters)
Our gosh darn union thinks we're (Can suffer)
Inhuman (A string of disasters)
It's practice, practice, and (And fin'lly become two)
Study, Study (Penniless)
Where's it get you, buddy? (Bums)

We find our minds in a (Duckin' the butcher and)
Constant quandary (Laundery)
Owe the butcher, we owe (Which one to pay is a)
The laundery (Quandary)
Which one to pay, well, (So we pay none like)
It's hard to say (Penniless)
So we pay no-body (Bums)

ALL:
Trained for the philharmonic
We offered our souls ironic'ly
Just to be spurned and chronic'ly snubbed

JOE & JERRY:
Rib cages like to xylophones
So thin we're just a pile o' bones
Beggin' for crumbs
A grief that numbs

ALL:
Just like to pitiful penniless
Suff'ring harassment
Cruel Embarrassment
Our own union thinks we're inhuman
Just like to pitiful,
Penniless, broken-down,
Beaten-up

Just like to pitiful penniless bums!

Last Update: August, 07th 2015


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