Never Been Rich/Never Been Bored

There comes a time when you’re against the wall
You wonder what you’ve got to show for it all
When your dreams have only gone so far
And all you’ve got is who you are

Well, I’ve done a few things for a laugh
And the odd thing that I shouldn’t have
I’ve made good friends that I’m grateful for
And I’ve alienated even more
The world doesn’t stop when I start to play
But I’ll keep on doing it anyway
It’s not a crime to be ignored
I’ve never been rich but I’ve never been bored

I can’t talk without saying wrong
That’s why I express myself through song
I can’t help if I’m misunderstood
But my integrity was always good
I’ll never make the headlines, that’s the truth
You can’t change the world from a sideshow booth
At least I can stand by every word
I’ve never been rich but I’ve never been bored

I found myself and I found self hate
I found love, but I had to wait
I found God and became devout
I tried fitting in but it didn’t work out

I rode the wind with full set sails
I went over the edge and I went off the rails
Sometimes it feels like your only hope
Is the edge of a blade or a length of rope
But whatever happens, come what may
I’m never checking out that way
I’m saved by every note and chord
I’ve never been rich but I’ve never been bored

Never been rich, but I’ve never been bored
Never been rich, but I’ve never been bored
Everywhere I look I see
People with problems worse than me
There’s not much I need that I can’t afford
I’ve never been rich but I’ve never been bored.