Bag of Tricks

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lyrics

sometimes an emotion takes you by surprise
sometimes the better life, it seems, never passed you by
i saw you trip, you stumbled, you made it look like some new dance move
but it didn't show there's no one that know except for me and you

but it's all right sister
i got a map and a pocket knife
it's all i could lift from that bag of tricks that grandpa left behind

now what's the fuss with ana - she got a ladder to the top shelf
she's wishin it was her idea, wishin she was someone else
that gal she kinda reckless - she'll hand you scissors with the pointed end
and if you're asking me she's all right company but i'll never call her my friend

boxcar jim was twenty to one so i wagered on his side
you see i knew him on the streets i seen that fightin was his way of life
i went to the match last saturday night jim was nowhere to be found
he's tired of loosin he's at the rail yards boozin with his friends from the fairground

it's getting kind of breezy, we got our clothes out on the line
i guess then when i go get yours i might as well go grab mine
but what's the point in cleaning up when your livin in this dirty town?
trust me dear the way they build things 'round here it'll all come crashin on down

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from A Map and a Pocket Knife, released June 2, 2015
Daniel Slama - vocals, guitar, bass, drum machine
Chris Slama - backup vocals

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