Sitting in a tree freezing,
on the last day of turkey season
no he don't think of getting him a spring hen
but he got some old crow anyway
big one goes by, while he dreams
of the waitress he forgot to pay
but there's plenty more, where she came from
he don't care, about the one that got away.

Copper sits outside the quickmart
scratches lotto tickets in his squad car
takin' a break from pointing that radar
at drunk drivers on the interstate.
Three scratch offs and one for the big game,
but he still can't retire today
but that crackhead who was standing right behind him can
cause he bought, the one that got away.

Fella asked me and my buddy
to drive a car across the country
wasn't too sure but i sure needed the money
me and my friend we said okay
we popped the trunk at a rest stop
found some body in there starting to decay
last months big game ticket in his pocket
too late for the one that got away.

Girl majors in history with an english minor
she's got a notebook sitting right beside her
to pay tuition she's working in a diner
serving drunk drivers off the interstate
she still dreams of the one with the bright blue eyes
who told her she'd be modeling someday.
But he ran out on his check and he didn't leave a tip
goddamn she says, the ones that get away...

Lyrics submitted by manicmarkus

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