Please don't put a price on my soul.
My burden is heavy,
My dreams are beyond control.
When that steamboat whistle blows,
I'm gonna give you all I got to give,
And I do hope you receive it well,
Depending on the way you feel that you live.
Please heed these words that I speak.
I know you've suffered much,
But in this you are not so unique.
Each of us, at times, we might work too hard
To have it too fast and too much,
And anyone who fills his life up
With things he can see but he just cannot touch.
Please don't dismiss my case.
I'm not about to argue,
I'm not about to move to no other place.
Each of us, he has his own special gifts
And you know this was meant to be true,
And if you don't underestimate me,
I won't underestimate you.