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You stumble in with your floppy rubber footwear

For some little thing that will clean you up

A roll of toilet paper, a soda for pep,

a stick of gum and a cigarette


You go lady, on your way

to work, to school- in search of life

to get to the city so you can afford a home

in the country with 10 cows earned all your own


A few dollars spent

everyday over an expanse of a few years

until you’ve saved up enough money to get to the city

where you’ll make enough to come back home looking pretty


This place still open when you’ve lived out your career

in the city where your days were so filled with noise

and came home to the country now all you need

Is some toilet paper, soda for pep,

a stick of gum and a cigarette