Low Budget — The Kinks

Low Budget -- The Kinks

Cheap is small and not too steep
But best of all, cheap is cheap
Circumstance has forced my hand
To be a cut-priced person
In a low-budget land
Times are hard, but we’ll all survive
I just gotta learn to economize

I’m on a low budget
I’m on a low budget
I’m not cheap, you’ll understand
I’m just a cut-price person in low-budget land

Excuse my shoes, they don’t quite fit
They’re a special offer, and they hurt me a bit
Even my trousers are giving me pain
They were reduced in a sale so I shouldn’t complain
They squeeze me so tight so I can’t take no more
They’re a size 28 but I take 34

I’m on a low budget
What did you say?
Yeah, I’m on a low budget
I thought you said that
I’m on a low budget
I’m a cut-price person in a low-budget land

I’m shopping at Woolworth and low-discount stores
I’m dropping my standards so that I can buy more
Low budget sure keeps me on my toes
I count every penny and I watch where it goes
We’re all on our uppers we’re all goin’ skin
I used to suck cigars, but now, I suck Polo mints

I’m on a low budget
What did you say?
Yeah, I’m on a low budget
I thought you said that
I’m on a low budget
I’m a cut-price person in low-budget land
I’m on a low budget

Art takes time, time is money
Money’s scarce, and that ain’t funny
Millionaires are things of the past
We’re in low-budgetville
Where nothing can last
Money’s rare there’s none to be found
So don’t think that I’m tight if I don’t buy a round

I’m on a low budget
What did you say?
Yes, I’m on a low budget
I thought you said that
I’m on a low budget
I’m a cut-price person in low-budget land
I’m on a low budget
Say it again
Low budget
One more time
Low budget

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Brian V. Lee provides bankruptcy, foreclosure defense, business turnaround, and litigation services to clients in the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland. Brian was the Washington, D.C. state chair of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys from 2016 to 2018.