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It was a quarter of nine on a summer's night
As I drove to our local bar
As I walked in charley gave me a grin
As he sat my drink on the bar
And the waitress marie kinda smiled at me
As I looked out across the room
Then you walked in my heart took a spin
As the jukebox played this tune

Workin on a shoestring and a prayer
Hopin that you'd still care
For someone like me lovin someone like you
For the rest of my life
Now even charley could see what you were doin to me
As you looked my way the music would play the same melody

Workin on a shoestring and a prayer...
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Now my hope has just died in walks this girl to your side
With a ring on her hand you are her man & now my heart cries

Workin on a shoestring and a prayer I know everything in life's not fair but I'll turn this around with my feet on the ground and go on with my life

I will turn this around with my feet on the ground and go on with my life.

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