The Begging (adapted)

Once upon a time you might have seen me on TV
But since deregulation you won’t find someone like me

So a-beggin’ I will go, a-beggin’ I will go

I used to sell so many records, the limit was the sky
Now I get a few bucks every month from Spotify

There used to be so many gigs, I did them night and day
Now you can rent a venue but you have to pay to play

They say this is the future and the future is so great
Do a concert for the internet from here inside this crate

Some people don’t like begging, but I think it’s OK
‘Cause if you’re tired of begging you can just take a holiday