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LYAL STRICKLAND

Preservation

The Hotel Maid

Lyal Strickland


Quarter million dollars don’t buy that much
Gonna need another hundred more to keep my daddy’s place up
Three years of taxes have gone unpaid And my girl pulls her weight as a hotel maid

I left the farm for a year or two Bought a half education that I never use
Papers in the desk where I never sit, Got a whole new group of associates

Chorus:
But you can’t spend your way out of nothing
That’s a big hole and you’ll never climb out
But if you’ve got a long handle on that shovel in your hands
You might hit rock and you’ll know where you stand

I broke a piece of glass with my fist last night But I never really meant it to cause a fight
There’s sometimes when I lose my mind And I know when I do that I’m not so kind

Thought about leaving a time or two But the only good thing I got in this world is you
I can get lost and I can be free but there’s no telling what it’ll end up costing me

CHORUS

Quarter million dollars don’t buy that much
Gonna need another hundred more to keep my daddy’s place up
Three years of taxes have gone unpaid And my girl pulls her weight as a hotel maid