"A Penny for the Band" as written by and Justin Rutledge....
Another Shirley Temple,
Another Caine and Able,
There's nothing out the window,
And nothing on the table.

This life is like a sad list
Strong across the Nation,
If I miss you at the soundcheck,
I'll see you at the station.

There's a beast inside of me,
And he's not bad company
But he speaks in tongues I can never understand,
He says it's one more show and a penny for the band.

Keep everybody dancing,
Keep everybody spending,
I know I am not a good man,
But I can keep pretending.

I made it in a doorway,
Your dress is like a dark vale,
But I'm not going your way,
I'm going back to heartache.

With a bottle of Burgundy,
Where she waits on the balcony,
With a northern wish and a daisy in her hand,
To send me all her love and a penny for the band.

There's a beast inside of me,
And I miss my family,
All these pages and these stages made of sand,
Still, it's one more show and a penny for the band,
One more show and a penny for the band.


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"A Penny for the Band" as written by Justin Rutledge

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