From the recording Happy Ending (2016)

This is one of your greatest songs, ever. The progression of the lyrics; the twangy Prince riff juxtaposed to the rough Hendrix growl; the Manfred Mann groove; the artfulness, "What would you catch if you could only chase your tail?" "...diamonds in the sky;" the defiant spirituality and insistent devotion, "I got so much to give!" Just magnificent. - Ethan

Written & Produced by Billy Webster
Lead Guitar by Carl Basler
Recorded at The Jersey Dream
(c) Shampoo Girl Music, 2016

Lyrics

What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?
What would you catch if you could only chase your tail?
I’ve seen enough of this world to understand
Nothing will ever go according to a plan

We get addicted to the show
You’re holding on, I’m letting go

‘Cause I don’t wanna work and I don’t wanna try
To catch a piece of non-stop everything
And never catch a break until I die
Step into the sun and look into the light
Don’t listen to hepcats who tell you that
They’re the only ones who get it right

If you want aces, baby, your ace is high
If you want diamonds there are diamonds in the sky
I’m not a king ‘cause baby, I don’t like to scream
But I’ve been a jack-off, been a joker and a queen

My heart was broken every time
But my heart was never really mine

And I don’t wanna work and I don’t wanna try
To catch a piece of non-stop everything
And never catch a break until I die
Step into the sun and look into the light
Don’t listen to hepcats who tell you that
They’re the only ones who get it right

It’s an illusion and a dream
But that’s no excuse to be so mean

And I don’t wanna work and I don’t wanna try
To catch a piece of non-stop everything
And never catch a break until I die
Step into the sun and look into the light
Don’t listen to hepcats who tell you that
They’re the only ones who get it right

I’m not afraid to die (but he don’t wanna die)
I’m not afraid to live (but he don’t wanna live)
But I don’t wanna waste my life away
When I got so much I wanna give
I got so much to give
I got so much to give…