Shortnin' Slick For Bread

 

Depression laid around my house

Long enough to let you down

'spectin' me to feel the need

For shortnin' slick for bread

 

Where's that fifty bucks you owe me

Write back what you put me through

Stares in herdso' hundreds for me

And shortnin' slick for bread

 

            Clean the wings one more time

            Add a zero to my name

            Daddy he ain't good enough

            Thanks anyway the same

 

Behind y'eyelids how you doin'

An' y'nosy neighborhooded plans

They got me back behind the joiners

For shortnin' slick for bread

 

            Clean the wings one more time

            Add a zero to my name

            Daddy he ain't good enough

            Thanks anyway the same

 

Oh love be fair to lady fares

Yes oh yes m'am bide your time

My meager wages sun up sundown

Beats shortnin' slick for bread

 

(Chorus)

(Chorus)

 

Anyway the same

Anyway the same

Anyway...

 

                                                                                    Malcolm Holcombe

                                                                                    © l994, Purple Girl Music/BMI