Reno


Romeo waited at my doorstep when i got back from the tracks

misfortune followed like a bad debt... clung like a cold sweat

swirling down, around like a roullette


i said "is it not a lovely afternoon?"

he said "it's time to pay up... pay down... you're overdue"

i put on my old poker face and said "i know it wasn't my best race

but Melinda hit big on the slots... our luck has come to"


he gave a laugh like you laugh when you know the joke

and it's not funny but the way that it gets told

makes you pity the poor joker with the nerve to play

like you can't predict every word that he's going to... say


if she don't get back, get back, get back, get back

if she don't get back, get back

if she don't get back, get back from Reno soon

Romeo's gonna have my head in an unmarked tomb


if she don't get back, get back, get back, get back

if she don't get back, get back

if she don't get back, get back from Reno soon



Words by David Delmar. 2001



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