Need calls the poor to the feet of the rich
but don’t forget once they were lovers in love
proud to own something that cannot be bought
or bartered and sold for trinkets and gold.
Risen from then up into these times
the poor acquire fame and candles that burn
through the storms and the pain, the agony,
of life as it is for the lovers alone.
And the rich getting old deserve their gold
because always we get only what we can give
but you know that, of course, one time you were told,
“Love is more precious than any man’s gold”.
Gold’s heavy, you see, and can’t leave the earth
and always, forever, it’s no use in heaven!