A Poor Mans Way Alternative Country

Started by Elaynious, © All Rights Reserved 2018



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Creative Brief


I had a dream

When I was young

Id have a home

family and fun

but at my age

dreams don't come

The work I do

Is never done


Yeah a poor mans way

is to dig the dirt

wipe the sweat

with his shirt

hide his pain

and his hurt

when there's no gain

from his work

Drips of sweat

from his brow

Living in

the here and now

Scrapes and cuts

from days before

Don't ask for much

but hopes for more

(V 2)

Working 9 to 5

was a dream I had

but dreams are dreams

and thats too bad

Every penny earmed

Every penny saved

Get one step closer 

to the grave

Worn out knees

down in the back

can't complain

no time for that


(V 3)

I wanna lay back

cool down from the sun

jump in a pool

and have some fun

Leave this life

For a better one

But a poor mans way

Is to never run


(Last chorus with either drums only or just clapping)

A poor mans way

Is to dig the dirt

Wipe the sweat

With your shirt

Hide your pain

When you hurt

When there's no gain

from your work

(Now add music)

Oh there's no dollar

to be saved

Counting pennies

After bills are paid

Yeah that's a poor mans way


Lyrics by Elaynious and James 

Written by me and my husband James Naamon    co-writter TheJohnny Gray




Additional Information

Genre Alternative Country

Collaboration started May 15, 2018 by Elaynious
Last upload 1yr+10mo ago

Copyright Information

Initial Copyright Statement:

Copyright © 2018 by Elaynious, All Rights Reserved.
Effective on May 15, 2018

Copyright Sharing Statement:

Elaynious has declared the following Composition and Sound Recording copyright intentions for this collaboration, when completed:

Composition: Based on a split sheet
Sound Recording: Based on a split sheet
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Elaynious Elaynious Coleman
Luttrell Tennessee USA
thejohnnygray johnny gray
leeds west yorkshire United Kingdom
pramsay Paul Ramsay
Temple TX USA