No, Thank You

Album: Cass County (2015)
  • These are hard times we're living in
    Nobody cuts you any slack
    We got Space Age machinery, Stone Age emotions
    Today a man had better watch his back
    Everybody's selling somethin', the baron and the bumpkin
    A man has got to fight for what is his
    If what they're offering to you looks too good to be true
    You can bet your bottom dollar that it is

    No, thank you
    I don't think so
    I think I'm smellin' a rat
    Don't tell me what you're gonna do for me
    'Cause I've been there done that

    Lady Luck's been good to me
    I'm as grateful as can be
    Never thought this crazy ride would ever last
    And though nostalgia is fine, I respectfully decline
    To spend my future living in the past
    I've been carrying my load down this same old rocky road
    Every day I'm getting deeper in a rut
    Workin' overtime, now a dollar's worth a dime
    And everybody wants a bigger cut

    No, thank you
    I don't think so
    You must think I'm blind as a bat
    I sure appreciate what you're tryin' to do for me
    But I've been there, done that

    B.S. blaring from the radio, the TV
    Hot wind blowin' off the hill
    It's a mystery to me we can't agree to disagree
    It's lookin' like we never, ever will

    Like a drunkard in the night, swingin' left and swingin' right
    Republican or Democrat
    Well, I ain't got no love for none of the above
    'Cause I've been there, done that

    No, thank you
    I don't think so
    It's a little too pat
    Don't tell me to take it easy
    'Cause I've been there, done that

    No, thank you
    I don't think so
    There's nothin' under your hat
    No, I won't be in your movie
    'Cause I've been there, done that
    'Cause I've been there, done that
    I've been there, done that

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