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give me a dollar and i'll give a story back
give me ten dollars and i'll tell you a secret
it makes no difference to me – i'm a busy man

give me a dimebag and i'll take ya to the roof
i've got a pound of flesh if you have got a room
it makes no difference to me – i'm a busy man

i've got no need to steal, i've got no need to kill
it's never come to that – but don't test me or i will

the give and take, but some take and don't give back
take it or leave it, but this one is all i have
it makes no difference to me, but there's been a change of plans
pick me up down at the railyard, by the hole in the fence

night by night i take the bitter pill
decide what you want to do, call me if you're in still

sometimes you choose the path, sometimes the path choose you
when there's blood on your hands, you know your number's due
when your nights are so long, and your days are numbered few
just call this number – charlie will tell you what to do

i've got no need to steal, i've got no need to kill
it's never come to that – but don't test me or i will

pick me up down at the railyard by the hole in the fence
we'll change our passports at the dock, the boat leaves by ten
i'm a busy man – but there's been a change of plans
and if we're very, very lucky we can never go home again

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from Trusty Dusty Ghost Suit, released September 25, 2013

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Peter Hazen Portland, Maine

Keeper of stories and songs. Blues, rock & folk in the American tradition. Sprouted & grown in New York State, hardened through many lake-effect winters, tempered by several season on the Maine coast, dazzled by the brilliance of nature & the cultures of man, amidst the dizzying phantasmagorical spectacle of life, Peter Hazen cannot help but burst into song! ... more

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