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  Tattoos in Mayberry

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Everything good has been taken.
All the cool in school's long gone.
Instead of a rum 'n' coke at a co-ed mixer.
I get iced milk on a soggy cone.

Everyone's after the same dollar.
Wherever I've called home.
It used to be easy to meet and greet new people.
Now I get hollered at for just sayin hello

So, I've buried my face, bone deep, in a book
I've casted off and away in an abandoned nook.
I'm lookin' all over hell for a magic potion
to get my fifth wheel spinnin'
and my feet back in motion.
I can't take anymore
I can't take anymore
With all this bloodshed, guts, and what's more,
There's bats on my ceiling , rats at my door.
I just can't take it no more.
As a young man out flyin' my kite
Mom and dad said things would turn out right.
But my carefree days ended far too soon
When my kite scraped the ground
busting like a balloon.
I can't take it no more.
I can't take it no more.
One day soon,
I'm going to even the score.
Tried drowning in the ocean
but can't get past the shore.
I just can't take it no more.
Ticker takers took away
all the good stuff.
They'll sell you a ticker
but you won't get enough
Hawked my paper dollars
copper, silver and gold
For a leaky pup tent by the railroad.
I can't take anymore
I can't take anymore.
I get the same raw deal when I go to the store
I'm tired of feeling like a two dollar whore.
I just can't take it no more.

I'd love to sleep soundly
once all through the night
spin fortune's wheel
on a midnight flight
Start work at eleven
get off work at four
Gun my gas pedal
on down to the floor.
I can't take it more
I can't take it no more.
If I can even fall asleep
I wheeze as I snore.
When I find I've awakened
I've sleep-walked out my back door.
I just can't take it no more.

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