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Penny and a Rake- Cody Barnes

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An original song titled "Penny and a Rake" by Cody Barnes Lyrics What do we all want to say? Nothing better to do We're pushing everyone away For a better world we do For a penny and a rake What's the...(more »)

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Amberlalafulz said...
Jul. 22, 2012 at 4:35 pm
this is really good :D
XpurplemacaroniX This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 6, 2012 at 3:34 pm
Right, so this me being a total creeper, commenting on two of your pieces and being the only one for each. But dude, WHY do you keep writing things I don't understand?? I got the other song, and bits and pieces of this one I get, but i completely don't get what the penny and the rake symbolize. Maybe I'm thinking too deeply into this....meh, whatever, but it would be totaly cool if you replied back and explained this song to me. (By the way, I'm totaly jealous of your song writing skills. I've t... (more »)
TheCodyBarnes replied...
Feb. 27, 2013 at 11:00 am
Hey there xpurplemacaronix sorry It has taken me so long to reply back. I just recently started using my Teen Ink account again. A penny and a rake doesn't really symbolize anything besides minimum wage and physical labor. I was basically writing about how work consumes alot of people and my frustration for those who want to be doctors or lawyers or coal miners just because it earns them cash. I just think people who only care about monetary value going in to anything are basically setting t... (more »)

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