Laying low in Eli, Nevada
on the loneliest highway just west of Utah
it has started to snow, I got a room for the night

I put a fiver in the slot, I took a shot
and then on came the lights
bars of four came up twice
and a double super bonus, yeah
twice was nice, you know
I couldn’t believe it
I didn’t even know how much it was
But it must’ve been the light, I hit the jackpot
I mean that whole place was abuzz

I’ve always been just a scratch off ticket
till I win another ticket
to play then come up empty
and I throw that thing away
you know I tossed it on the floor like I was bored
but it was worth a shot to play

I’ve seen no luck in old Beloxi
you know I lost hundreds and hundreds worth of twenties
but at the hotel Nevada everything changed
I bought drinks for the house
A King’s sweet with a couch
I mean the whole scene was a little weird and strange

The night went on and I got loaded, you know
when you’re loaded it’s too easy to get loaded
don’t you know what I mean
I’m talking loot cakes of cash
my casino cup was full, I had control
but it was a drastic contrast

I met this girl, blue eye shadow
bleach blonde hair, silver sparkly stiletto
she’s a drag strip dream
a real card playing queen
but I could tell she’d come to scam
with all her phony glitz and glam
but she damned my conscious stream

This girl she was much like a slot machine
lowest odds you can’t win off some card playing queen
but I let it roll
I wanted a golden egg from this sparrow
and then the pot bellied waitress said “here’s a free shot, you should take this”
and my sights got a little narrow
I got sleepy she’d say “come on honey let’s go upstairs before you lose the rest of your money”
besides, you might get a little lucky with this card playing queen
my head was spinning like a roulette wheel with weighted dice, the loaded feel
but I was cooking up my own scheme
so off to bed I go with a girl I don’t even know
Yeah I roll, roll, roll through the sheets we did roll

I woke up to an empty casino cup
red lipstick on the mirror
read “a sucker was sucked”
so I made some coffee
tried to reevaluate my luck
card playing queen departed, so I’m back to where I started
but she was kind enough, she was woman enough, she’s good enough
to leave my five bucks

Lyrics submitted by Aliendude

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