The Casino Suicide Song

by Lisa Gloria

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Hey kids, gambling is for losers! Sweet talkin men will take your money, leaving you with no option but to throw your body under the pounding waters of the dam.

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In the middle of the winter by the old Fox River
When the ice was high my heart was low
I left my babies, went a little bit crazy
Now I'm watching the water, just watching it go

I met my daddy in a brokedown shanty
By the Grasshopper Glass, by the Restaurant Row
He said, "hey, mama, I'm glad I found you.
There's just two things you need to know."

"You can't take it with you no matter what you say
St Peter won't admit you with a dime left to your name
So when that man says 'Shooter!' get your chips up on the rail
And you put your bet on the line."

He's a real high roller. He plays stud poker.
Don't play no sissy slots, oh me oh my.
Down by the dam, damn, dam, he took my hand, hand, hand
And he lit me up inside.

All the lights were blinkin. It was a quarter-past-thinkin.
Had a triple whiskey. Little easy on the ice.
He said, "hey, mama, time to give me what you got now.
Time to lay it all down, take my advice."

CHORUS

Got the dice from the stickman. Felt them heavy in my left hand.
Let fly for the back rail, like corn for the hens.
And it felt so easy, daddy seemed so pleasey.
And he left for the cage to cash in.

He wasn't waiting by the back way. I tried to stick around til Sunday.
Dealer said he was a fine man, but I saw her roll her eyes.
Down by the dam, damn, damn, is where I am, am, am.
And I'm about to take a dive.
Down by the dam, damn, damn, is where I am, am, am.
And I'm about to take a dive.
Down by the dam, damn, damn, is where I am, am, am.
And I'm about to take a dive.

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released April 4, 2011

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Lisa Gloria Aurora, Illinois

Songwriter, painter, mother, firecracker, parallel parker.

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