Make Money

from by Shawn Owen Band

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How am I going to make a billion dollars today
I’ll take wars pain and suffering, exploit them to get paid
I’ll have to lie, pretend it doesn’t bother me to know that people died Maybe I’ll just make a million dollars today

How am I going to make a million dollars today
I’ll steal people’s savings and retirements from the stock market trade
I’d have to lie, but I wouldn’t ever have to look them in the eye
I’ll just make a thousand dollars today

How am I going to make a thousand dollars today
I’ll grab a gun, rob a liquor store and make them open up the motherfucking safe
I’ll have to lie, I’ll never get to tell my friends and family good bye
I’ll just make a hundred dollars today

How am I going to make a hundred dollars today
I’ll act like a gangsta and get caught up in the cocaine game
I’d have to lie, forget what I sell might destroy people’s lives
I’ll just make a couple dollars today

So how am I going to make a couple dollars today
I’ll take my guitar to the streets and play it for people's change
I’ll have to lie, I’m not homeless so I’m going to need an alibi
Still I got to make a couple dollars today

People making money and they know they’re living wrong
They lie to everybody like I tell you in this song
But you cant lie to yourself, don’t know how they sleep at night
Somehow they figured how to extradite
Their guilty conscience into international
Waters and dropped of the abyss wall
Sinks to the bottom so as not to be found
But we can wake up with one unified sound
Decide from now until the end we’re going to fight
Against all these assailants trying to sneak us in the night
The cadence I’ll be marching to on patrol
Is kinky reggae now, rock and soul
So what’s it going to be? We going to change the world?
Does it take a hundred thousand million people in herds?
We start as one people changing our minds
We’ll find no time for nickel and dimeing


from Make Money, released June 13, 2015
Shawn Owen - vocals, guitar
Zach Ditmars - bass
Ben Bays - percussion
Paul Clagett - drums
Viki Nova - vocals
Tobias Russell - keys
Nick Reider - trumpet
Jim Templin - trombone
Karl Hunter - saxophone

Produced by Shawn Owen
Recorded at Sheffield A/V - Baltimore, MD and RMC Sound Solutions - Annapolis, MD
Mixed by Drew Mazurek - Owings Mills, MD
Mastered by Mike Caplan of Lionfox Recording Studios - Washington, DC
Artwork by Aaron Yealdhall of Skribe Studios - Annapolis, MD



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Shawn Owen Band Annapolis, Maryland

Professional snowboarder turned songwriter, Shawn Owen performs 300+ shows per year as a solo performer and fronting the Shawn Owen Band, sharing the stage with national acts such as The Wailers, Slightly Stoopid, G. Love and the Special Sauce, Dropkick Murphys, Passafire, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Donovan Frankenreiter, Dirty Heads and many more. ... more

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