Silent Tree Music - Song Lyrics
( Lucky / unlucky song lyrics )
CLOSE, BUT NO HORSESHOE
Copyright © 1998 - MickTerry.com
On YouTube, performed LIVE by MICK TERRY (soon!)
Crawling out the bottom of a pile of tangled flesh,
I collected my belongings and slowly I got dressed.
With my shirt still half-unbuttoned, I was stumbling out the door
when a tempting voice behind me called me back for more.
But temptation's no more tempting when you've had it to the gills,
and I didn't care to argue if I'd really had my fill.
I just made it to the street as fourteen squad cars circled in,
and they busted the establishment known as "The Bed Of Sin".
CLOSE, BUT NO- HORSESHOE.
CLOSE, but not quite close enough to win.
CLOSE, BUT STILL NO HORSESHOE.
What's this thing that they call "luck"?
Will I ever get enough?
I was sitting in a café musing 'bout my close escape,
with a life-less Spanish omelet half-eaten on my plate.
Well, it seems I'm not the only one unhappy with his meal,
when the man who sat behind me starts to raising holy hell.
When I realized just who he was, in haste I start to leave,
for a Mafia war's no picnic I'd especially want to see.
As I stooped to tie my shoelace, thirty bullets ripped the walls:
with Don Carmine dead beside me, half a dozen killed in all.
Such a harrowing encounter left me with some shattered nerves,
so I took a scenic pleasure cruise to leave my fears astern.
After just two days of sunshine, salty air and balmy skies,
I had had my fill of ocean, hanging over the side.
Usually, Dramamine's worked wonders, but this time it did no good,
for they took out my appendix just before it could explode.
When the 'copter brought me stateside and had settled to the ground,
then we heard my cruise ship disappeared& still it's not been found.
I never win at poker, shooting craps or twenty-one.
And when it comes to horses, mine never even hears the gun.
The lottery defeats me and I even lose at "Old Maid".
I'm what you'd call "unlucky"; I never get a break.
I bought property in 'Frisco: had to move there for my health.
Got a bargain from some sucker who just had no sense of wealth.
For a pittance, he let go this place that should have cost a vault.
He said something 'bout the landscape, but then, each home has its faults.
I invested my life's fortune in that house along the hill,
but I got it at such savings that it made it worth the bill.
On the first night that I stayed there, I had stepped out for a stroll.
With my hand still on the handle, my house fell into a hole.
Copyright © 1998 MICK TERRY Silent Tree Music All rights reserved
[ Reprinted here by permission of the composer-lyricist ] BMI
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