When I woke up this morning I was tired as I could be I think I was counting my money When I should have been counting sheep
My agent he just called me And told me what I should be If I would make my music for money Instead of making music for me
[Chorus] I said I know that this may sound funny But money don't mean nothin' to me I won't make my music for money, no I'm gonna make my music for me
He said that people only buy the love songs. Rock and roll is not too long He said son you got to be commercial If you want to turn the people on.
And I said turning on the people Now that's a beautiful place to be But if I spend my time makin' memorable rhyme Well who's gonna turn on me?
Well now, I went up the country And I'll tell you all about the scene I found a place with much charm and much grace That was untouched by the music machine Well the people where havin' a good time Makin' music all day long And nobody cared if they ever got paid One penny for playin' a song