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  1. Tenpenny Nail

From the recording Tenpenny Nail

Lyrics

I say, “Good mornin’, Honey” – And you say, “No it ain’t”
I put on my hat to go downtown – You fall into a dead faint
I’d like a little piece of peach cobbler – I’ll probably get humble pie
I just can’t seem to keep you satisfied – No matter how hard I try
 
I’m doin’ the best I can, woman – But you keep settin’ me up to fail
It’s like tryin’ to build a house with a ball peen hammer
And a Taiwan ten penny nail
 
I bring home pretty flowers – and you turn up your nose
I try to offer suggestions – You give me that “go to hell” pose
Compliments sure ain’t workin’ – They just seem to turn you off
When I talk about how we used to be – All you do is scoff
 
I Feel like I’m incarcerated – With no way to make my bail
It’s like tryin’ to build a house with a ball peen hammer
And a Taiwan ten penny nail
 
They say, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” – But this needs fixin’ bad
What used to be such a wonderful thing – Ain’t nothing but doggone sad
As I look out this empty bedroom window – The future is all too plain
I see more storm clouds brewin’ – And they all be filled with pain
 
I’m ready to take this whippin’ post – And put the damn thing up for sale
It’s like tryin’ to build a house with a ball peen hammer
And a Taiwan ten penny nail