Hook Us Up With A Dollar

from by Bill Simms

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So I was walking up the street one bright and sunny day
Bringing myself to work to get my hourly pay
When I saw this guy strumming on his gat 6
Playing Cash, CCR and country western licks
He had a five o'clock shadow five days ago
He didn't own a toothbrush and it was starting to show
He had a ragged quiff hat bottom up on the ground
And it looked like it'd explode at the impact of sound
So he played me a song, lit up a smoke
Pointed to his hat and he began to choke
“AHAA put in a dollar if you've got some spare change”
But that wasn't a deal I was willing to arrange

He sang hook us up with a dollar
'Cause I got no money
Hook us up with a dollar because I'm
B-R-O-K-E and he sang
My career is struggling as you can plainly see
Hook us up with a dollar and you'd be helping me

So I paid no attention and I hurried on my way
But I was late for work again, the second time same day
My boss said “Son this is becoming a habit
I'm trying to run a business and I'm not going to have it”
So that was that, I guess this is this
I needed a bit of money 'cause the money brings bliss
So I grabbed my guitar and I went to the street
Opened up my case and who should I meet?
It was the guy that I'd seen earlier on
Walking with a grin across the lawn
He said “It looks like you're down on your luck too
And even though you walked away from me I'll tell you what I'll do
Let's have a jam, let's have some fun because you know that two is better than one”
We played all day and into the night
Made ourselves some money and now we's tight



from Moustache City, released May 13, 2015


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