From the recording Ripped Up Tore Up

Lyrics

“RIPPED UP TORE UP”
© Don McNatt 2008

My wife says, I’m thrifty,
and I admit sometimes I go a little too far
To get the value from the things I buy
But even a man who’s watching his means,
knows when it’s time to buy new jeans
If you’ve seen mine, well, you know why

Because they’re ripped up, tore up…
a little stretched and faded all around the butt
The crotch looks like a piece of tattered macrame’
They’ve got ventilation hole in both knees,
and a little peep hole for my BVD’s
And that’s all the jeans I’ve got today

So I headed on down to the department store,
It’s where I’ve always replaced my jeans
and like I said, I needed some more
But when I got to that section, all the jeans that I could see
Looked like some cruel joke,
they were tryin’ to play on me,
cause they were

Ripped Up, tore up,
A little stretched and faded, all around the butt
And the crotch looked like a piece of tattered macrame’
They had ventilation holes, in both knees,
And some little peep holes for your BVD’s
That’s all the jeans they’ve got today.

But then, I thought this must be
where the poorest folks come to buy.
I guess there’s folks worse off than me,
and that almost made me cry
So I ask the clerk the price of jeans for those just barely staying alive
He pulled the tag and proudly read,
“One Hundred Ninety five”
I said “Why?”

He said they’re ripped up, tore up,
a little stretched and faded all around the butt
And the crotch looks like a piece of tattered macrame’
They’ve got ventilation holes in both knees,
and some little peep holes for your BVD’s
And that’s all the jeans they’ve got today

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So I pulled my old jeans from the garbage with a smile
‘Cause I may get cold this winter,
but at least I’ll be in style..

Cause they’re
Ripped Up,Tore Up,
a little stretched and faded all around the butt,
and the crotch looks like a piece of tattered macrame’
They’ve got ventilation holes, for both knees,
and a some little peep holes for your BVD’s
And that’s all the jeans I’ve got,
at least mine didn’t cost a lot,
That’s all the jeans I’ve got today

You probably noticed, I’m not wearing them tonight.
I did find some jeans,
I’m saving those, ….for special occasions.





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