When Money Becomes King

This is one of those posts that I do for me.

One or two of you will get it, and the rest of you will gloss over it and read the 10 millionth recap of Pete Alonso on Colbert.  That’s OK.

Everyone read the baseball mafia reporting on how baseball is more popular than ever – clearly an NLDS game on FS1 is way more popular than the sport was in the 80s.

So I’ll stay on Old Man Mountain here….but this morning, Tom Petty spoke to me.

If you reach back in your memory
A little bell might ring
About a time that once existed
When money wasn’t king

If you stretch your imagination
I’ll tell you all a tale
About a time when everything
Wasn’t up for sale

We’d all get so excited
When John would give a show
We’d raise the cash between us
And down the road we’d go
To hear him play that music
It spoke right to my soul
Every verse a diamond
And every chorus gold

The sound was my salvation
It was only everything
Before money became king.

And they raised the cost of living
And how could we have known
They’d double the price of tickets
To go see Johnny’s show?

They sat in golden circles
And waiters served them wine
And talked through all the music
And to John paid little mind
And way up in the nosebleeds
We watched upon the screen
They hung between the billboards
So cheaper seats could see

And I tried to rock on with him
But I slowly became bored

There was no use in pretending
No magic left to hear
All the music gave me
Was a craving for lite-beer
As I walked out of the arena
My ears began to ring
And money became king.