I Need a Dollar — Aloe Blacc

I need a dollar, dollar
Dollar, that’s what I need
I need a dollar, dollar
Dollar, that’s what I need
I said I need dollar, dollar
Dollar, that’s what I need
And if I share with you my story
Would you share your dollar with me?

Bad times are coming
And I reap what I done sowed
Well, let me tell you something
All that glitters ain’t gold
It’s been a long old trouble
Long old troublesome road
And I’m looking for somebody
Come and help me carry this load

Well, I don’t know if I’m walking on solid ground
‘Cause everything around me is falling down
And all I want is for someone to help me

I had a job but the boss man let me go
He said: I’m sorry
But I won’t be needing your help no more
And I said: Please mister boss man
I need this job more than you know
But he gave me my last paycheck
And he sent me on out the door

Well, I don’t know if I’m walking on solid ground
‘Cause everything around me is crumbling down
And all I want is for someone to help me

What in the world am I gonna to do tomorrow
Is there someone with a dollar I could borrow
Who can help me take away my sorrow
Maybe it’s inside the bottle
(Maybe it’s inside the bottle)

I had some good old buddies
Names is Whiskey and Wine
And for my good old buddies
I spent my last dime
Now Wine is good to me
He help me pass the time
And my good old buddy Whiskey
Keep me warmer than sunshine

Your mama may have blessed
The child that’s got his own
If God has plans for me
I hope it ain’t written in stone
Because I’ve been working
Working myself down to the bone
And I swear on Grandpa’s grave
I’ll be paid when I come home

Jonathan Archer
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Jonathan Archer is an editorial contributor to Lee Legal. He is currently pursuing a degree in international relations and lives in Alexandria, Virginia.