I Don't Do It For You

from by Chris Shepard

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I don't do it for the chicks
I don't do it for hicks
I try to keep out of politics

I don't do it for the money
Or to change the world
And I won't play Buffett or Brown Eyed Girl

I don't do it for the paper or the radio
And if you want it turned down
Then the answer's No

I'm not trying to build a feel-good community
And I don't really care what you think of me

I don't do it for you... x2

I don't do it for dogs
I don't do it for frogs
Bad Chickens or the people of Prague

I don't do it for the Pope or the Government
Or a 50 lb bag of peppermints

I don't do it for the kids
Or to free Tibet
For the long-haired hippies
Or the New York Mets

I don't do it for a gold-plated statue
That I'll keep in the laundry room

I don't do it for you... x2

I don't do it for fame
Or a fancy car
Or to cop free drinks at an upscale bar

I don't do it for drugs
Or to get V.D.
Or to flash my cooch on TMZ


I don't do it for a mansion in Malibu
I don't do it for Horton
When he hears a Who

I don't do it for 3
When I gotta do 4
I do it when I do it
Cause I gotta do more

But I don't do it for you... x2

It always makes me sick to see somebody courting relevance
If only they'd have stayed at home they might get some respect from me
But in this land of rampant greed, there is no room for dignity.

I don't do it for you...

I don't do it for an image
Or to be the brand
I don't care if you're Dylan
Or the Muffin Man

I don't do it for weddings
Or the dinner crowd
Hosni Mubarak or Chairman Mao

I don't do it for the jerks
At the end of the road
Purple People Eaters
Or Mr. Toad

I don't do it for the Bible
Or Moby Dick
Or that dog-killing motherfucker
Michael Vick

And I don't do it for you... x2

I don't do it for the critics
Or a pat on the back
I don't do it for the press
Or a bag full of crack

I don't do it for polls
I don't do it for moles
Charities
Or cinnamon rolls


I don't do it for anonymous online friends
I don't do it 'cause I need to
Keep up with trends

I don't do it for strippers
Or Mickey Roarke
Ronald Reagan or Robert Bork

I don't do it for you... x4

I don't do it for the people of Belarus
Or a 5 gallon bucket
Of chocolate mousse

I don't do it for the neighbors
Or their yappy dogs
I don't do it for Legos
Or Lincoln Logs

I don't do it for Tron
Or Winnie the Pooh
John the Baptist or Mr. Magoo

I don't do it for the church
Or the fear of Hell
Cosmo or Mademoiselle

I don't do it for PETA
AIDS or falafel
Or Thelma's Chicken & Waffles

I don't do it for tequila
Or Mountain Dew
I don't do it for Obama
Or Pikachu

I don't do it for Jan, Cindy
Bobby or Greg
I don't do it for Czechs with hairy legs

I don't do it 'cause I wanna
Rage against the machines
I don't do it for religion
Or Charlie Sheen

I don't do it for the chance to be reborn
Or the girl I saw last night in a porn

I don't do it for FAWM
Or for your mom
Not trying to cure cancer
Or ban the bomb

I don't do it for you
I don't do it for you

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from The Sweetbrier Sessions, released January 1, 2012

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Chris Shepard Roanoke, Virginia

"Chris Shepard ... an uncompromising original artist with a unique, darkly comic vision. He is also able to write affecting lyrics and memorable melodies in conventional song format. As a performer, he has a powerful and rhythmic guitar technique, and sings with exceptional strength and range. He deserves widespread recognition."

Randy Walker, Roanoke Times
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