Thursday, September 29, 2016

fly as far as you can fly



On the 2015 album Django & Jimmie, Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson sing together, sometimes trading stanzas, sometimes trading line for line, on "It's Only Money."


A steel-drivin' piano sets the clip for part of this cut; a saxophone player who sounds like he was borrowed off of an early-seventies Rolling Stones





recording session and a drummer who might have time-traveled from Ike and Tina Turner's band, circa 1960,





off-handedly propel the number right into the stratosphere.




Well, it's only money
It will go away
It's always changing pockets
It'll get back to mine someday
But it's only money
And it will go away




I'm not talking about you, baby
Talking about your lying, cheatin' ways
I'm not talking 'bout you, baby
I'm talking about your lying, cheating way
I don't care about the money
It's half yours anyway




Well, it's only money
(Only money)
It will go away
(Go away)


Yeah, it's always changing pockets


It'll get back to Merle someday
It's only money
(Only money)
It will go ay - way




If you don't want to be with me babe
Better find yourself a better half
If you don't want to be with me, babe
You got to find yourself a better half
And when you spend all our money
You can just spend everything that he can bring




It's only money
(Only money)
It will go away
(Go away)


It's always changing pockets


It'll get back to mine someday
It's only money
It will go ay - way




They got your credit cards
Fly as far as you can fly
Max out your credit cards
Fly as far as you can fly
I don't care about your money
If you ain't got a ticket
You ought to go and buy one




It's only money
It will go away
It's always changing pockets
It'll get back to mine someday
It's only money


It will go away,
(Away)
It's only money
It will go away,


away