God Bless the Honest Man

from by Brian Lambert

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God bless the honest man, whoever he is
And when you find buy him a drink
Because I never met no one who didn't want nothing
From coins in his pockets to good thoughts to think
The businessman wants his books to be balanced
Projections of growth well into next year
The worker he wants to be off in an hour
Out with his buddies drinking some beer
The banker wants some return on his money
The swindler wants someone he can take
And the doctor he wants to write a prescription
For the company that's got some new pills to make
The cops want thieves and crooks to be catching
Crooks wants cops crooked to look the wrong way
A salesman wants someone to sell to
and the politician just wants something to say
And I've stopped asking why
And I don't need an answer
As we fight to get by and we work our way through
The teacher she wants those kids to love learning
The student wants no homework tonight
The optimist he want things to get better
And the skeptics and cynics just want to be right
About the gambler who wants one more round at the table
And credit to last him until he has enough
The drinker wants one last shot at redemption
For her lover to tell her, she'll give her his love
The preacher wants converts and souls to be saving
The devil needs someone to play in his game
Me, I want money, enough for my family
And daughters and sons that will carry on my name
And I've stopped asking why
And I don't need an answer
As we fight to get by and we work our way through
God bless the honest man, whoever he is
And when you find buy him a drink
Because I never met no one who didn't want nothing
From coins in his pockets to good thoughts to think
Hell at least we'd all like some good thoughts to think

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from Waiting on the Comeback, released January 28, 2013

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Brian Lambert Denton, Texas

Carrying the torch of Texas songwriting styles and traditions.

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