Rude Gambler

from Country Singles by The Grisly Hand

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I saw that .45 against his hip
A smarter person would’ve zipped their lip
But he’s been drinking courage
And he’s got a lot to say
Since I painted his world blue

Cocktail, ginger ale: 5 bucks a glass
I had a half a dozen and they knocked me on my ass
Until my mind whispered to my lips
“It’s time to go out sinking ships
So c’mon, light the fuse”

So I said, “I’m tired of going ‘round and ‘round with you
Dwelling ain’t what I came here to do
I thought I told you never stick that
Finger in my face again
Or I’ll break that finger off!”

Never had a friend I didn’t screw
I’ve drank their wine and had their lovers, too
Tonight don’t mean a thing; c’mon and take a swing
I’m a gambler and I’m all in

Finally he’d had enough of me
So he stuck that .45 against my cheek
So I said a prayer to someone else’s god
Though I know the gods have
No control over me

I took one final look around
I closed my eyes but didn’t hear a sound
And when it jammed I knew I’d earned
My freedom with no lesson learned
So I beat him blue again

Never had a friend I didn’t screw
I’ve drank their wine and had their lovers, too
I’ve lived to tell the tale; I’m still out on the trail
I’m a gambler and I’m all in


from Country Singles, released April 26, 2013
music & lyrics: Jimmy
©2013 The Grisly Hand Music(ASCAP)


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