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HONEY, WE CAN'T AFFORD TO LOOK THIS CHEAP Sign in or register

 
Well I want to try and hold my head up high
In this busted-up pinto truck conversion
Between the broken concrete and the cloudy sky
Well you have to make an effort with me
Can you make it look like you're chauffeuring me
There's enough gas to get us home now if we glide

When we took this job I thought that you knew the deal
I told the boss we had a Mercedes Benz
But all we got in our yard is a steering wheel
Well I can't borrow this tuxedo much longer
Well we might have to cut and sell your long hair
I don't mind you wearing a wig but I won't steal

Yeah well honey we can't afford to look this cheap
We need to make it look like we're high class
So we'll haul ourself on
We can't be beat
I can't help but wonder
This time next year
Will we be drinking Dom Perignon or reheated beer
Well honey we can't afford to look this cheap

We have to keep up appearances as long as we can
There's too much to lose
Our social status
Well our ice machine and our ceiling fan
And if they find out that we ain't real songwriters
That we go Dutch on cigarette lighters
We're gonna lose the paradise that's in our hands

Well honey we can't afford to look this cheap
Got an image to live up to here
In the best motel on Impostor Street
While the Joneses are waltzing off to dinner
We're gluing old lottery tickets together
Trying to make us a winner
Well honey we can't afford to look this cheap

APPEARS ON:
The White Stripes: Conquest
Jack White: Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016

YEAR RELEASED:
2007

LENGTH:
3:55

WRITTEN BY:
Jack White

PRODUCED BY:
Beck Hansen
Jack White

ENGINEERED BY:
Drew Brown

ASSISTANT ENGINEER:
Adam Moseley

STUDIO:
Beck's House

PERFORMERS:
Meg White
Drums, Maraca

Jack White
Vocals, Piano

Beck Hansen
Slide Guitar






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