Old Five and Dimers Like Me

Album: Honky Tonk Heroes (1973)
  • I've spent the lifetime making up my mind to be
    More than the measure of what I thought others could see
    Good luck and fast bucks are too far and too few between
    Catalog buyers and old five and dimers like me.

    She stood beside me letting me know she would be
    Something to lean on when everything ran out on me
    Fenced yards ain't hole cards and like is not never will be
    Reason for rhymers and old five and dimers like me.

    It's taking me so long and now that I know I believe
    All that I do or say is all I ever will be
    Too far and too high and too deep ain't too much to be
    Too much ain't enough for old five and dimers like me.

    Mhm, mhm, an old five and dimer is all I intended to be...

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