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From the recording Keep On Running

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One day I woke to say
That today could be a better day
I put on a smile and I went on my way
And I lost my job the very same day

Can’t believe my luck’s so cold
These endless days they are getting old
When I needed help the beers were cold
So I drank my way into a better world

I’m six dollars short but my soul is clean
I need one more dime for the fruit machine
My kids will learn not to trust me
I’m the gambling man from New Orleans

Spent my time down at the race
You should’ve seen the look on an old friends face
When he’d seen how much I’d changed
I said I’m better off alone this way

When did living get so hard
I relied too much on the winning card
I sold my soul, I sold my heart
I sold my chance for a brand new start

I’m six dollars short but my soul is clean
I need one more dime for the fruit machine
My kids will learn not to trust me
I’m the gambling man from New Orleans

I wish my wife could’ve stayed
And for the first time I get down to pray
Forgive me lord I hear myself say
But can you spare me some change

I’m six dollars short but my soul is clean
I need one more dime for the fruit machine
My kids will learn not to forget me
I’m the gambling man from New Orleans