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If I picked the right six numbers, I would quit my job the next day
And go downtown to rent the block out, and make everyone else go away
It's not that I don't want to work
But I'd rather remain an amateur

I'd give it to the poor -- Lottery
I'd spend it in a store -- Lottery
I'd smoke it in a pipe -- Lottery
I'd buy myself a life

Yes, I could be so happy with this lottery as my new family
Mom you'd look so good steeping a hundred dollar bag of tea
And when they put it in my account
Keep adding zeroes to the amount

I'd spend it on a meal -- Lottery (get me out)
I'd tell you how it feels -- Lottery (get me out)
I'd blow it in a day -- Lottery (get me out)
I'd give it all away

Watch my wallet swell like a bruise
I'd have more money than I ever could use
I'd pay people off so they would give me respect
I wouldn't have to worry about balancing my checks

I'd give it to a bum -- Lottery (get me out)
I'd even give you some -- Lottery (get me out)
I'd throw it on the bed -- Lottery (get me out)
I'd wear it only my head

Get me out!

© 2002 Douglas Chay
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from Wide Awake at Five, released January 10, 2003


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Douglas Chay Baltimore, Maryland

Influences include Violent Femmes, the Velvet Underground & Talking Heads, but the music of his forebears is filtered through his own distinctive world view & sonic approach, resulting in a creation uniquely his own.

Simple without being simplistic, accessible without being sycophantic, & clever without feeling smug, he achieves a compelling balance between the new & the familiar. - Scott Hollis
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