From the recording Fighting the Light

There's all kinds of riches. Nothing gold can stay...

Lyrics

YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
(Paul Kelly)

You might have a happy family
Nice house, fine car
You might be successful in real estate
You could even be a football star
You might have a primetime TV show
Seen in every home and bar
But you, you can't take it with you

You might own a great big factory
Oil wells on sacred land
You might be in line for promotion
With a foolproof retirement plan
You might have your money in coppper,
textiles or imports from Japan
But you, you can't take it with you

You can't take it with you
Though you might pile it up high
It's so much easier
For a camel to pass through a needle's eye

You might have a body fine-proportioned
And a hungry mind
A handsome face and a flashing wit,
Lips that kiss and eyes that shine
There might be a queue all around the block
Long before your starting time
But you, you can't take it with you

You might have a great reputation,
so carefully made
And a set of ideas, polished up and
so well displayed
You might have a burning love inside
So refined, such a special grade
But you, you can't take it with you
No you, you can't take it with you
No no you, you can't take it with you

CREDITS
Rick Lugg (vocals, acoustic guitars, Nashville-tuned guitars)
Roy D'Innocenzo (electric guitar)
Rick Pollak (organ)
Ruth Fischer/Ann Saunderson (backing vocals)
Dan Morrissey (bass)
Mitch Simon (drums)

Produced by Rick Lugg & Gerry Putnam

Recorded, mixed & mastered by Gerry Putnam
CedarHouse Sound & Mastering, North Sutton, NH
(c) 2021 Richard Lugg / Subscale Records LLC