sucker row

somebody’s gotta crack
a whip around here
who’s minding the store?
shake it up sell some beer
what’s your
money maker for?
pay day
we’re packin’ ‘em in
six-gun annie
and buffalo jill
but who’s to say
they’ll be back again
for a refill?
honey, you know the drill
ain’t no left turn
down sleepy time street
you gotta be fast
but you gotta stay loose
thinking
on your feet
slick as grass
through a goose
we gotta
rationalise
the payroll
is giving me chills
you and me’s
getting organised
it’s kill or be killed
honey, you know the drill

well they can all look down
on sucker row
but they all forget
the tallest trees
from acorns grow
though they ain’t yet
i never look down
on a sucker stake
they all pay the bills
i never gave a sucker
an even break
and i never will

a beautiful vision
keeps coming to me
i see
a miracle mile
flying in
for free
service
with a smile
high rollers
fancy hotels
big time singers
topping the bill
you gotta have a feel
for the stuff that sells
call it a skill
honey, you know the drill
somebody’s gotta crack
a whip around here
who’s
minding the store?
shake it up
sell some beer
money walking
through the door
annie’s arriving
at a dangerous age
don’t you
go getting ill
get another woman
up in the cage
who ain’t over the hill
honey, you know the drill