Bills Bills Bills

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A fun song about debt.


Bills Bills Bills lyrics and music © Andrew Revkin

Bills bills bills, pile up every day.
Bills bills bills, got no cash to pay.
Bills bills bills, they never go away.

What is a man to do?
I’m in the red, I’ve got no green,
And I’m feeling so blue.

I ain’t what you’d call a spendthrift.
Don’t have fancy tastes.
Car that gets from A to B.
A roof and a bed and a color TV.

But I never get out from under.
Always deep in debt.
Every dollar that I earn is gone ‘fore I cash my check,
because these…


Some day I’ll dynamite the mailbox.
Move to a new zip code.
Fall in love with an heiress,
With a basement filled with gold. But meantime these….



from A Very Fine Line, released November 28, 2013
Bills Bills Bills features Art Labriola on dobro, with Peter Rundquist on guitar, Mark Murphy on bass and Jerry Krenach on drums. Al Hemberger and Peter Rundquist sing harmonies. I play mandolin and guitar.



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Andy Revkin Garrison, New York

Best known for his environmental journalism and books, Andy Revkin has long been a performing songwriter (here seen on the Clearwater; photo by Susan English).

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