Sugarcane Gamblers

 

 

 

 

 

 

(VERSE)

Spending my time drinking Bali Hai wine

Waitin' on the snowflakes to winter

Stitching up the seems of a hand me down jacket 

Drowning out the fire I couldn't kindle

 

I'm running straight into the wind

With a bag of dirt and a bucket of stones 

Call me what you will baby I'm leaving

 

(CHORUS)

I wait for the fields to show what they yield

I gambled on corn and sugarcane 

The world let me down so I'm headed southbound 

For a new start, a new wish, a new season

 

(VERSE)

Spinning my wheels and burning down bridges 

It was the only day job I could keep

I was built like a spark burn bright till it stops 

Then kneel down and ask for forgiveness

 

I'm running straight into the wind 

With a bag of dirt and a bucket of stones 

Call me what you will baby I'm leaving

 

(CHORUS)

I wait for the fields to show what they yield

I gambled on corn and sugarcane 

The world let me down so I'm headed southbound 

For a new start, a new wish, a new season

 

(BRIDGE)

When you're slamming down bottles 

And your mind starts to wander 

And the money just ain't coming in 

You thought about sellin’

To Uncle Sam or the devil 

But could never look in the mirror again

It's time just to wait it out 

And wait for the bank or leave it to faith 

Call me what you will baby I'm leavin’ 

 

(CHORUS)

I wait for the fields to show what they yield

I gambled on corn and sugarcane 

The world let me down so I'm headed southbound 

For a new start, a new wish, a new season

© 2020 by TRAVIS SHALLOW 

American Songwriter, Musician, and Recording Artist

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