Dust Bowl

Album: Blind Man's Zoo (1989)
  • I should know to leave them home
    They follow me through the store with these toys I can't afford
    "Kids, take them back, you know better than that"
    Dolls that talk, astronauts, T.V. games, airplanes, they don't understand and how can I explain?
    I try and try but I can't save
    Pennies, nickels, dollars slip away
    I've tried and tried but I can't save

    My youngest girl has bad fever, sure
    All night with alcohol to cool and rub her down
    Ruby, I'm tired, try and get some sleep
    I'm adding doctor's fees to remedies with the cost of three day's work lost
    I try and try but I can't save
    Pennies, nickels, dollars slip away
    I've tried and tried but I can't save
    The hole in my pocketbook is growing

    There's a new wind blowing they say, it's gonna be a cold, cold one
    So brace yourselves my darlings, it won't bring anything much our way but more dust bowl days

    I played a card in this weeks game
    Took the first and the last letters in three of their names
    This lottery's been building up for weeks
    I could be lucky me with the five million prize, tears of disbelief spilling out of my eyes
    I try and try but I can't save
    Pennies, nickels, dollars slip away
    I've tried and tried but I can't save
    The hole in my pocketbook is growing

    There's a new wind blowing they say, it's gonna be a cold, cold one
    So brace yourselves my darlings, it won't bring anything much our way but more dust bowl days Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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