Andrew Peterson: Loose Change

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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?

And 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

But If only I could stand up straight
I wouldn't have to lie in wait
I could 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 If only I could stand up straight
I wouldn't have to lie in wait
I could 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

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 them what was lost is found, it's another penny saved

And 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