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Thread #23959   Message #3740121
Posted By: Jim Dixon
27-Sep-15 - 12:10 PM
Thread Name: Songs about money ($$$$$$$$$$)
Subject: Lyr Add: I SCRAPED MY KNUCKLE (Reggie Miles)
Reggie Miles posted these lyrics himself at the Just Plain Folks forum. I figure he won't mind having them here also.


I SCRAPED MY KNUCKLE
As recorded by Reggie Miles on "These Old Shoes"

I scraped my knuckle
Tryin' to pry up a nickel,
That was stuck in the tar,
Run over by a car,
In the middle of the road.
And things don't ever seem to get better.
Damn! This is gettin' old!

Now I don't mean to bore ya,
With another sad story,
'Bout a good man who can't get a break.
Who thought that sooner or later,
His luck would change, for heaven's sake.

I tried everything I could.
It didn't do any good.
Nothin's turnin' out like it should.
And I don't know how much more of this
This poor man can take.

It ain't my choosin'
Seems I only win at losin'
It's enough to drive a sober man to drink.
Hey, beer tender! Keep it full.
While I sit here and think.

All these dead end jobs
They leave me feelin' kind of robbed—
Nothin' to show for the time that I've spent.
I don't even have enough left over
To pay the landlord's rent.

You call this livin'?
All I do is all the givin'
And I don't get a thing in return
Except another sad song
About a good man gettin' burned.

I know it sounds funny
But I ain't got no money
And these blues they're a-wearin' me down.
That's why I'm scratchin' like a hen for a worm
In this asphalt ground.

And that's how I scraped my knuckle
Tryin' to pry up a nickel,
That was stuck in the tar,
Run over by a car,
In the middle of the road. [this verse 3x]