She learned to hate the limousine
The fancy full-length fur
Dom Perignon and French cuisine
Don't mean a thing to her
What good is her pedestal
When he works all though the night
So in time, she found a dance floor
And some arms to hold her tight
Now every night they dance with her to some brushes on a drum
A standup bass, and steel guitars, play a tune, she can hum
Ain't it sad, ain't it funny, how a man can be so wrong
He tried to buy her love with money
He could've had her for a song
She wanted him... but what a shame
He didn't realize
Love can never stay the same
It either grows or dies
What made him think his duty was to place her high above
He married her for beauty, she married him for love
c) 1996 Stone Diamond Music Corporation
Wiki and some sites providing song lyrics indicate that "For a Song" was solely written by Mr. Blackwell. I searched the BMI repertoire and it confirms that Michael Peterson (now with SESAC) was his co-writer. MP, also a very good vocalist, had a few top ten country hits in the late 90's with "From Here to Eternity", "Drink, Swear, Steal and Lie" and "Too Good to Be True".
According to the wiki article, the "For a Song" song is supposed to be 4 minutes and 49 seconds. That is the point at which the music stops. The singing is all finished after 3 minutes and 40 seconds. I loaded it on my MacBook from i-tunes and the time is 6:16. Is there any way I can cut off at least the concluding 1 minute and 27 seconds of silence?
A few other Michael Peterson co-writes that have become favorites of mine:
"Right about Now", written with Darrell Brown (ASCAP) (a great song that failed to chart, recorded by Ty Herndon)
"Two of the Lucky Ones" (my wife's ring tone) written with Jim Weatherly, recorded by MP with Bekka Bramlett
Saw MP at the Bluebird Cafe on 1/17/07 w James Slater, Michele Wright, Dallas Davidson and Bekka Bramlett.
and on 4/29/09 w Billy Dean, Jason Scheff and Aaron Barker.
MP sang a funny song, "From the Grave to the Cradle" at both shows. Watch it on you-tube. I could not find it on i-Tunes.
Searching the PRO's - 4/14/10
Performing Rights Organizations such as ASCAP, BMI and SESAC keep track of the music used by radio stations and other entities using music and pay royalties to songwriters based on use. A songwriter can only be registered with one of the 3 PRO's at a time. These organizations have been around for quite a while, ASCAP (1914), SESAC (1930) and BMI (1939).