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You’ve been saving, boy, that’s great
Feels good to put some money away
You’ve got everything signed on the dotted line
You’ll retire in the desert one day

But don’t forget the system’s rigged
It’s rigged against you and me
If you live long enough every penny you save
You’re gonna spend on chemotherapy

It don’t matter if you’re rich or poor
A Republican or a Democrat
The insurance man can’t cover everybody
There’s no money, it’s really simple math

So you’re better off traveling now
Or going on a spending spree
If you wait too long, all your money’ll be gone
You’ll blow it all on chemotherapy

What’s it worth to you to stop the pain
Can you put a number on one more day
One last chance to watch your children play
One more night, one more night in your own bed

The surgeon puts his hand against your throat
That scalpel it gleams like a knife
As the nurse rifles through your credit cards
He says, “Boy it’s your money or your life”

That’s a hard decision to make
Even Jesus would surely agree
To make someone decide between their money or their life
That’s as tough as chemotherapy

And every every penny in every piggy bank
Is being saved for chemotherapy


from Chemotherapy, released May 8, 2009
Colin: Vocals, acoustic guitar
Andy Harrison: electric guitar, backing vocals and percurssion
Jeff Ciampa: bass
Jessie Cooper: drum kit
Dave Powers: keys


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