At the $5.99 buffet
In reno on thanksgiving day
Nobody seemed to care
Why anyone else was there

Me and my buddy jay
Watched bad cover bands play
Got little drinks for free
Kept betting on twenty-three

We got drunk
We got sad
I met a girl who
Said she could save me

She said "I am a hug
I wrap around you and I scrub
You're made of dirt my dear
I scrub until you disappear

That's what absolution means"
She put a dollar in a slot machine
Three triple bars came up we won six
Hundred bucks

We got stoned
We had sex
I dreamt that I was
Evel knievel

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"Thanksgiving in Reno" as written by Tommy Vinton Sandy Smallens

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    Lyric CorrectionThis transcription is missing the payoff bridge and final verse...

    "Some of this is true...some of this is better.
    We got drunk, we got sad.
    DID NOT meet a girl who said she could save me.
    We got stoned, DID NOT have sex.
    Really had that dream about Evil Knievel."
    RogerRyanon February 02, 2011   Link
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    General CommentReminds me of a cheap date (of 7 months:) I had years ago. He called around Thanksgiving morning until he found the place that had the most inexpensive holiday buffet ($5) even though he made the big figures with the space program. Ended up eating canned turkey loaf and we weren't allowed a second trip to the buffet! It was perhaps my most interesting yet saddest Thanksgiving holiday ('cause he was an arse). With that said, HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all of you who will celebrate the holiday today. God bless you, but especially those who have no home; no family; no friends; and little hope. May there be some joy experienced today through the many charities and individuals who reach out to you with smiles; conversation; and a warm meal...
    HairyPalmJoeon November 24, 2011   Link
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    General CommentJust spent 3 days in Reno. Perfect city for that song.
    dkojak626on April 27, 2017   Link

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