Standard (EADGBE)

I’d give you all of me to know what you were thinking

And if I had one wish, I’d wish I wasn’t sinking here

Drowning in this well

Oh, can’t you tell

That I can’t pick myself up off the ground

Well, I’ve been face down

And pushed aside

Well, you know I’d rather just turn tail and run

Than lie here in the sun

And watch you pass me by

Cause I ain’t worth a dime

(Yeah yeah ... oh yeah...)


But if only I could stand up straight,

I wouldn’t have to lie and wait

I’d get up and roll away

And never be ignored

I’ve got a feeling that I’m something more

Than just a piece of copper ore

Turning green and looking for

The reason I was born

Well, I’ve been around since 1964

In banks and bottom drawers

And on railroad ties

I’ve been passed around and cast aside

Skipped and flipped and flattened wide

Spun around and thrown away and left alone to lie


But I heard about a penny found

Lying underneath the couch

By a woman who was kneeling down

Looking for some change

Then the woman danced around

And called her friends all over town

Told ‘em what was lost is found

It’s another penny saved

So I find that all this time

Beneath the surface, I could shine

Like all the gold a king and queen could measure

You see, even just a penny is a treasure