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Nickel and a Spoon Lyrics

"Nickel and a Spoon" was written by Alejandro Escovedo.
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When I turn twenty-one
I'm gonna make a change
Turn my back on what I was
Make you proud of what I'm not

If it's my life why tear it down
And make me feel this way
I do the best with what I've got
Why do you tear it down?

Mama's not talkin' now
Dad, he's fallen off the track
Sister's on a rampage and brother
He's plannin' his silent attack

My family's up and moved away
They couldn't stand the heat
Why build a house just to burn it down
Another love torn mystery

You take a nickel and a spoon
And a crooked lover's tune
Might not add up to much at all
Just a nickel and a spoon

Mama's not talkin' now
Dad, he's fallen off the track
Sister's on a rampage and brother
He's plannin' his silent attack

When I turn twenty-one
I'm gonna make a change
Turn my back on what I was
And make you proud of what I'm not

But mama's not talkin' now
Dad, he's fallen off the track
Sister's on a rampage and brother
He's plannin' his silent attack

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ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO

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