He Eats Money

from Pair Of Rogues by Pete Lyrebird

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He Eats Money (© Peter J Reid)

Every night he opens the door,
He takes a key and walks upstairs,
And with this key he opens the door
To a secret, secret room.
And when in there he crosses the room,
To a secret, secret safe.
He lifts his hand up to the dial,
And he enters a combination that only he knows!

And the safe opens its maw,
It swings its jaw, dumps on the floor,
A great mass of paper leaves,
And it closes its jaw back tight.
And then slowly he lies on the floor,
Opens his jaw, and like a python he swallows it whole!

He eats money! He eats money!
He’s learnt to survive on cash alone.
Da-da da-da dooo!

He is rotund, he wears a bowler hat,
His eyes are empty, his smile’s forgotten.
He has the tooth of a great white shark,
In a pocket close to his heart.
At night he dreams of being a child,
Who plays in a house that’s set on fire.
He’s lobbied for planets to bear his name,
He feels it’s less than what he deserves.
And he regurgitates any natural meal,
That he consumes to strike a chord with the people!

And when he dies he will be frozen,
So he can come back and live forever -
And eat money!
He’ll eat money!
He eats money!
He eats money!
He eats money…!


from Pair Of Rogues, released February 15, 2018
Writing, vocals, percussion and harmonium bass by Pete Reid, piano by Wayne Joseph Kington, synth by Addison Hunt.


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The musical moniker for singer-songwriter/actor-maker Pete Reid. Specialising in atmosphere drenched song-cycles that conjure elemental forces.

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