Friday, 13 April 2018


Trickle Down      

by Lynea Search


I been tryin’ to hitch my wagon to a star
I never worked so many hours
And so hard
But I can’t even afford to fix my car
Well this trickle down sure isn’t
Tricklin’ down very far

I heard it on the radio at twelve
Said just one percent of households
Now own almost all the wealth
For years now they’ve been hoardin’ all the dough
Time to open up that money dam
And let that trickle flow

Trickle down,                           
Stocks and savings, trickle down
I’ve been workin’ all my life
To be on solid ground
Trickle down, House and Garden
A reward is owin’ to this workin’ clown

My dad and mom worked hard for little pay
They couldn’t save much money
Had to live from day to day
They never owned a home or went to Spain
Guess the only thing that trickled down to me
Was their name

Trickle down, 
Stocks and savings, trickle down
I’ve been workin’ all my life
To be on solid ground
Trickle down, House and Garden
A reward is owin’ to this workin’ clown

I thought this was the land of the free
And that all of us were blessed with
Equal opportunity
But I’m getting’ nowhere fast
It’s plain to see
That this trickle down sure isn’t
Tricklin’ down to you and me

Trickle down, 
Stocks and savings, trickle down
I’ve been workin’ all my life
To be on solid ground
Trickle down, House and Garden,
Trickle down
A reward is owin’ to this workin’ clown
Yes a reward is owin’ to this workin’ clown


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© Lynea Search.



Lyrics with chords:


KEY OF G                    TRICKLE DOWN             © Lynea Search 1995

                   
                      G                                        A7                      D - D7     
1.) I BEEN TRYIN' TO HITCH MY WAGON TO A STAR
         
           Em                                     A                         D            G
I’VE NEVER WORKED SO MANY HOURS AND SO HARD
             
               G                        A7                                   D - D7
BUT I CAN’T EVEN AFFORD TO FIX MY CAR
                        
                            G                                        Em
WELL THIS TRICKLE DOWN SURE ISN’T TRICKLIN’
 
  Am7       D         G
DOWN VERY FAR!


2.) I HEARD IT ON THE RADIO AT TWELVE
SAID JUST ONE PER CENT OF HOUSEHOLDS
NOW OWN ALMOST ALL THE WEALTH
FOR YEARS NOW THEY’VE BEEN HOARDIN’
ALL THE DOUGH
TIME TO OPEN UP THAT MONEY DAM
AND LET THAT TRICKLE FLOW!

                                       
                                         G                                       C
CHORUS: TRICKLE DOWN, STOCKS AND SAVINGS,
  
   D                 G
TRICKLE DOWN

 G                                     Em
I’VE BEEN WORKIN’ ALL MY LIFE
       
       Am7                     D
TO BE ON SOLID GROUND
                    
                      
                   
                   G                                     C                                                             C
TRICKLE DOWN, HOUSE AND GARDEN [Last Ch: CORPORATE TAX CUTS]
   
 D/F#             G
TRICKLE DOWN
     
        G                   Em     Am7          D                G
A  REWARD IS OWIN’ TO THIS WORKIN’ CLOWN


INSTRUMENTAL BREAK – Verse Chords


3.) MY DAD AND MOM WORKED HARD FOR LITTLE PAY
THEY COULDN’T SAVE MUCH MONEY,
HAD TO LIVE FROM DAY TO DAY
THEY NEVER OWNED A HOME OR WENT TO SPAIN
GUESS THE ONLY THING THAT TRICKLED DOWN
TO ME WAS THEIR NAME!


REPEAT CHORUS


4.) I THOUGHT THIS WAS THE LAND OF THE FREE
AND THAT ALL OF US WERE BLESSED WITH
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
BUT I’M GETTING NOWHERE FAST, IT’S PLAIN TO SEE
THAT THIS TRICKLE DOWN SURE ISN’T TRICKLIN’
DOWN TO YOU AND ME!


REPEAT CHORUS – Repeat Last Line