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Music & lyrics: john popper

Driving around on a monday morning
Got school in four hours, but I blew my last warning
Not much point in going today
They don't need me anyway
Decided I'm tired of looking for the catch
I'm down to my last cigarette
Gonna smoke it down, and try to forget
I know I could make it through the night
If I could only get a light
But as it happens, I don't have a match

I'm in love, I'm in hock
I'm flunking school, don't know why I'm shocked
I said, the worst, the worst of all, I can't get a light

Well, I'm always in my bit of debt
I bet I owe someone my last cigarette
In fact, everything I have, I owe
My mind, my soul, my clothes, my dough
I guess someday, I'll pay off my dues
Well, I'm still driving, and heading south
With an unlit cigarette hanging out my mouth
It won't be long before the dawn
Still with all my matches gone
And I'm just awake enough to get the blues

I'm in love, I'm in hock
I'm flunking school, don't know why I'm shocked
I said, the worst, the worst of all, I can't get a light
Nothing's coming right

Well, I'm just too tired to think about my baby
Is she a yes, or just another maybe
I wish that I could tell her so
But I'm just too scared to let her know
Just how it is I want things to be
Well, if I could have just one last smoke
Life might seem like just another joke
Tomorrow wouldn't be so bad
I wish it was a match I had
A smoke is quite essential to someone like me

I'm in love, I'm in hock
I'm flunking school, don't know why I'm shocked
I said, the worst, the worst of all, I can't get a light

Well, so a brand new day's begun
But I just cannot seem to get this game won
I guess I'm sorta lucky, though
Cause everybody tells me so
Blew my last chance a long time ago, there's nothing left but strife
Well, maybe someday I'll get out from under
And everybody gonna feel my thunder
But I don't think it'll go down that way
If I'm having trouble lasting one more day
Cigarettes and no matches
That's the story of my life
Where's that rusty knife

I'm in love, I'm in hock
I'm flunking school, don't know why I'm shocked
I said, the worst, the worst of all, I can't get a light

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