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The Gambling Kind

I found myself standing in the drugstore right behind

A lovely stranger on the checkout line

I thought I’d try to say hello, after all, you never know

And I have always been the gambling kind

I put money on a horse once, it came in last that day

I put dollar after dollar in machines that didn’t pay

And while you’ll never get your heart broke

In a game that you don’t play

You’ll never win if nothing’s on the line

I guess that’s why I’m still the gambling kind

 

She smiled sweetly, but politely she declined

Paid for her things and headed back outside

I watched her walk away, with nothing left to say

It’s just the price you pay to be the gambling kind

I put money on a horse once, it came in last that day

I put dollar after dollar in machines that didn’t pay

And while you’ll never get your heart broke

In a game that you don’t play

You’ll never win if nothing’s on the line

I guess that’s why I’m still the gambling kind

 

I left the counter, walked back in the bright sunshine

She was waiting on the sidewalk the whole time

She handed me her number

And just left me there to wonder

How she had come to be the gambling kind

I put money on a horse once, it came in last that day

I put dollar after dollar in machines that didn’t pay

And while you’ll never get your heart broke

In a game that you don’t play

You’ll never win if nothing’s on the line

I guess that’s why I’m still the gambling kind

 

Ray Lambiase/vocal, acoustic guitar, organ

Sara Milonovich/fiddle

John Widgren/pedal steel

Sten Isachsen/mandolin

Kevin Kelly/bass

John Michel/drums

Kate Corrigan/vocals

Janet Montalbo/vocals

Rorie Kelly/vocals