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Thousand Dollar Car

From the album Crooked Path

Song clip



Thousand Dollar Car ©2007  Michael Jerling


Bought a new used car and letís just say
They wouldnít give me much on my trade
So I took out an ad 
In the local classifieds

Well the phone wasnít ringiní off the hook
But a few stopped by to take a look
At my fading star
A thousand dollar car


An old housepainter looked her over good
Spent a half an hour under the hood
But he drove away
In a cloud of thick blue smoke


A Mexican guy saw the for sale sign
He walked around and he kicked the tires
Then he looked at me
And he never said a word

	
	Done my time on the side of the road
	Pockets empty and my head hung low
	People passing by just point and stare


Got four good tires, starts when itís cold
Iím asking twelve but Iíll go lower 
And there you are
You gotta thousand dollar car



Skinny little guy in a rusted Ford
Pile of kids pour out the door
He asks for the keys
And he takes her for a ride




When they got back they were jumpiní for joy
From the little girl to the teenaged boy
He stayed in the car
And played with the radio

	
	Done my time on the side of the road
	Pockets empty and my head hung low
	People passing by just point and stare

Well I signed the title and we shook hands
I gave him the keys he gave me the cash
And that was that
Our little deal was done

Well I hope that car is running yet
But youíre walking the wire without a net
Wherever you are
In a thousand dollar car
Thousand dollar car 
Thousand dollar car (repeat as needed)

 

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