The Royal Mint

from To Create by Richard Garvey



Richard Garvey - voice, ukulele
Dave Houde - Electric guitar loop


When I find a wishing well
I’ll throw away all of my money
and hope for steady pay cheque
or a few less bills to pay

I’ll close my eyes
and pray to god
to do away with all of the banks
and finally reveal
true wealth to all
as something you could never save

and spend, your life
spend your whole life
living out love for the poor

riches and fame
i have not
just like my name
they’ll all be forgot
with the last amen
a broken song

the weight of my debts
burdens my soul
like a deadly sin
i’ve lost control

with tears in my eyes at the royal mint
i wait on the bench
but i don’t
go in


from To Create, track released September 12, 2012
Recorded at The Sound Distillery in Downtown Kitchener, ON, 2012
Produced by Richard Garvey with Dave Houde
Engineered by William Muir
Mixed by Dave Houde and William Muir
Mastered by Noah Mintz at Lacquer Channel Mastering


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Richard Garvey is guitar-strumming, banjo-plucking, and sing-along-starting performer and community organizer.

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