Seven Digits

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It coulda’ been the combo for a classic Master lock
Or the number of marbles in a jar
Coulda’ been the ticket for a million dollar jackpot
Maybe just the address of a bar

I don’t have to tell you those numbers in your hand
Scribbled on a faded old receipt
Didn’t get you into heaven no if anything at all
They brought you bittersweet defeat

And you can’t stop crying cursing at the moon
But you just keep trying to keep pushing through
Well it’s a long road back again from the other side
And you can’t remember when you last slept through the night
Can you tell me how this happened because I swear I can’t imagine
How did seven digits get the best of you

First of all you noticed her machine was always full
That was the first of many signs
Second when your eyes met like a magnet you were pulled
And suddenly your heart had crossed a line

When you meant to make her happy you tried to buy a bigger smile
It was working every day until the end
So she left you for another just like you he’ll last awhile
Oh but soon enough you’ll be his only friend

And he won’t stop crying cursing at the moon
No he’ll just keep trying to keep pushing through
Well it’s a long road back again from the other side
And he won’t remember when he last slept through the night
Can you tell me how this happened because I swear I can’t imagine
How did seven digits get the best of you

It’s enough to make you wonder will there ever be a man
Who can stop himself from falling at her feet
But for those who learned the hard way at least someone understands
How you loved that faded old receipt


 - October 2017 -