From the album The Language of Eyes

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Lyrics

When I grow up, I want to die
When I die, I want to be in your arms.
My ma left me for the blade
My pa left me for the bottle, I was eight.
But I didn’t tell a soul
Now all I get for Christmas
Is a large lump of coal.

I used up my one and only lifeline
Now I’m riding on a smile and a shoeshine

I can’t remember how to cry
When I cry, I want to be in your arms.
You left me for the machine
I loved you, I was only thirteen.
But I didn’t tell a soul
Now I suppose you,
Well you will never know.

I used up my one and only
I screwed up but darling, I will love you only.

(mouth trumpet solo)

I used up my one and only lifeline
Now I’m riding on a smile and a shoeshine

But I ain’t complaining, I’m just waiting
On the other line, I’m on the other line
And I’m sure I’ll be fine.