Silver Dollars

from The City Within by Joshua Batten

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about

A warning to people who let money determine their level of success. As long as they will never have enough, they will never be happy

lyrics

You’ve got some money put aside from your job
Workin’ day after day
Closing time, you think you’re high as a kite
Gonna throw it all away
You’ve got a whole lotta things on your mind
Always wanting more and more
But if you take a step back and see the other side
Maybe that’ll fix the score

CHORUS:
‘Cause you can have your silver dollars
And you can keep your golden chains
But if you can’t live without them
Then nothing's gonna keep you from pain

I’ve got some money for a place of my own
Still I ain’t got no car
I’ve gotta get my priorities straight ‘cause
I’m not getting very far
Too many times I’ve fallen under pressure
Just hanging on to my soul
‘Cause when you only see the world in dollars and pounds
You’re gonna lose all control

(CHORUS)

Five-dollar coffees and ten-dollar beers
We’re getting fooled by the show
We’re losing money every day of our lives
Easy come, easy go
Sell our souls to the power and greed
We start believing the lies
But we can turn it all around and start our lives again
If we open our eyes

(CHORUS)

credits

from The City Within, released April 3, 2020
Joshua Batten - Lead & Backing Vocals, Electric Guitar, Bass, Keyboards
Shane McMahon – Drums & Cymbals

Written by Joshua Batten
Produced by Joshua Batten & Sean O'Sullivan
Recorded, Mixed & Engineered by Sean O'Sullivan at Highway 9 Productions
Mastered by Joseph Carra at Crystal Mastering
Photography by Jason Rosewarne
Graphic Design & Artwork by Renee Garling

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Joshua Batten Melbourne, Australia

Joshua Batten is a modern-day troubadour, using music as his language to connect with the world. Equal parts folk, blues, country and rock, Joshua writes songs from the heart, with lyrics about modern living set against a retro musical backdrop.

Debut full-length album, "The City Within" Available now.
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