Champagne Taste (On a Beer Budget) — Home Free

Champagne Taste (On a Beer Budget) — Home Free

The other day I checked my bank account
I could swear it was the wrong amount
And I didn’t understand cause
I’d been workin’ hard
For the life of me, I didn’t know where it went
I hadn’t even paid the rent
Then the Mercedes pulled up in the yard
Oh, lord, I should have seen it comin’
This time I’m in deep

Now I’m headin’ to the poorhouse
Or headin’ to jail
And if I end up there
I ain’t makin’ bail
And if it goes to court
I sure don’t have a case
‘Cause I ran out of money
Some time ago
But if you look at my wife
You’d never know
I’m afraid my baby’s got champagne taste
On a beer budget

Well, my throat dried up
And my heart just sunk
As she motioned me over
And popped the trunk
And I tried to ignore her absent-minded smile
And, boy, I was greeted by quite the crew
This Louis Vuitton and some Jimmy Choo
And that was just the fellas who were sittin’ on top of the pile
I said, Baby, there’s a Walmart a block away
And I don’t think they sell these brands

Now I’m headin’ to the poorhouse
Or headin’ to jail
And if I end up there
I ain’t makin’ bail
And if it goes to court
I sure don’t have a case
‘Cause I ran out of money
Some time ago
But if you look at my wife
You’d never know
I’m afraid my baby’s got champagne taste
On a beer budget

All the bills are in my name
They’re gonna haul my ass away
And I won’t see her pretty face at all
‘Cause the prison’s nowhere near the mall

Now I’m headin’ to the poorhouse
Or headin’ to jail
And if I end up there
I ain’t makin’ bail
And if it goes to court
I sure don’t have a case
‘Cause I ran out of money
Some time ago
But if you look at my wife
You’d never know
I’m afraid my baby’s got champagne taste
On a beer 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.