Dime, Dime, Penny, Dime

Track eight from Bitch, Don’t Let Me Die!.

Lyrics

Well i make a little money playing rock and roll
Its something i can do within the terms of my parole
It’s an uphill climb ? times are tough
I can rock around the block but it’s not enough
I see an old lady walking down the street
I’m hungry for crime when its time to eat
No cause for alarm, no need for alert
‘Cause when i do it right nobody gets hurt

It’s a little bit of hunger
A little bit of ?
But mostly ‘cause i got ?
You gotta take what you’re due
Even if it don’t belong to you

It was dime, dime, penny, dime
Only 31 cents for the trouble of a crime
And a couple for the liquor, won’t be doing any time
‘Cause its dime, dime, penny, dime
Come on!

It’s a minor setback – i ain’t giving up
But the beggars beg when i fill my cup
I’ve got a poker face, i’m a pretty good liar
? which I desire
It’s a pretty good living, it’s an honest trade
? that i have paid
It’s a horn of plenty and hills of green
With better odds than a slot machine

I see another mark, here she comes
Ain’t she carryin’ princely sums
But damned if it ain’t true
She said i barely got nothing here for you

And she only had
Dime, dime, penny, dime
Only 31 cents for the trouble of a crime
And a couple for the liquor, won’t be doing any time
‘Cause its dime, dime, penny, dime

Come on ? it’s bad luck
I used to win big but now I suck
But the debt collectors, man, they can wait
I ain’t even thought about going straight
Now hold on a minute, what’s that I see
It’s a ? coming across me
I see my fortunes gonna turn
She look like she got money to burn

Come up from behind, snatched away
Looks like it’s finally my day
But I can’t believe my eyes
By now, it really shouldn’t come as a surprise…

It was dime, dime, penny, dime!
Only 31 cents for the trouble of a crime
And a couple for the liquor, won’t be doing any time
Cause its dime, dime, penny, dime

Dime, dime, penny, dime
And if i had three pennies, that’s a quarter of a dime
I’d be doing just fine with sixty-nine
‘Cause that’s dime, dime, penny, dime, dime, dime, dime, penny, dime, dime, dime, dime, penny, dime!

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