NEVER SPEND THE PRINCIPAL
I hear it more now every day.
From heaven above I heard him say,
"Remember you promised dear old Ray,
You'd never spend the principal."
I want to give my children a gift,
And now my face sure needs a lift.
But I sit here knowing he'd be miffed,
If he guessed I'd spend the principal.
My stock has tripled over the years.,
Yet I am constantly immersed in tears,
When dealing with my silly fears,
That I might spend the principal.
I think I hear in the shower.
Every minute of every hour,
Even atop the Eiffel Tower,
"Don't ever spend the principal!"
After I'm gone I see it clear:
A corvette for my daughter dear,
A Rolls Royce for my son, I fear.
'Cause I didn't spend the principal.
I hope my children will want to save,
Enough for flowers to cover my grave,
After they've spent every cent we made,
Both the interest and the principal!