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Five Bucks High And Rising

02:12
Sig Paulson
2009-09-29
Johnny Cash (New Lyrics By Sig Paulson)

Story

"Five Bucks High And Risin'"... Based on Johnny Cash's song Five Feet High and Risin', I made up some new verses about the great gas gauging of 2008. It started out as "$3.49 and Risin'" but prices on the freeway later topped $5.00. I hated to see it go so high, but it made the song easier to sing.

Lyrics

Five Bucks High And Risin' How high's the gasoline, mama? Two bucks high and risin' How high's the gasoline, papa? Two Bucks high and risin' We can make it down the road on a beat up bike Or an old hay burner 'cause it looks like The price per barrel's really takin' a spike Two bucks high and risin' How high's the gasoline, mama? Three bucks high and risin' How high's the gasoline, papa? Three bucks high and risin' Well, my pay check's gone, And I'm down on my knees I've borrowed every penny that my friends could squeeze Can I open up another credit card please Three bucks high and risin' How high's the gasoline, mama? Four bucks high and risin' How high's the gasoline, papa? Four bucks high and risin' Well, the politician said in his last campaign It's to expensive to build them commuter trains You'll have to squeeze fuel out of corn and grain Four bucks high and risin' How high's the gasoline, mama? Five bucks high and risin' How high's the gasoline, papa? Five bucks high and risin' Well, my tank's just as empty as my pockets are I got a suit for the oil man of feather and tar We'll drive him out of town in an electric car Five bucks high and risin' Well, it's Five bucks high and risin'