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Cold Feet   Tracy Chapman

There was a little boy once upon a time
Who in spite of his young age and small size knew his mind
For every copper penny and clover he would find
Make a wish for better days the end of hard times
For no more cold feet
Cold cold cold cold feet

His clothes were always clean
His face was always scrubbed
There was food on the table enough to fill him up
His house was full of life - His house was full of love
But when winter days arrived
There was never money enough to shod his cold feet
Cold cold cold cold feet

He grew up to be a worker, determined to succeed
He made a life for himself free from worldly wants or needs
But with nobody to share the life he'd made
No body to keep him warm at night
When he'd go to sleep he'd sleep alone with his cold feet
Cold cold cold cold feet

One night he walked the street looking to the heavens above
Searching for a shooting star a benevolent god
When a woman passing by brushed his arm
He turned and found love
He then wished for the courage to ask this stranger who she was
To not have cold feet
Cold cold cold cold feet

One year later he stood beside her
He vowed I'll give you everything you want
She said I'll take some love from my heart
To keep your body warm
You won't have cold feet
Cold cold cold cold feet

He thought she'd like the party life and want the finer things
So he promised more than he could buy
He promised her the sun and moon to not have cold feet
Cold cold cold cold feet

He worked day and night his fingers to the bone
His worried mind, guilty conscience drive him on
He can give her what she needs
He wants to give her what he thinks she wants
Her sad-eyed face, his empty pockets drive him on and his cold feet
Cold cold cold cold feet

He'd struggled all his life to be an honest man
Proud that the dirt on his palms was the soil of the land
But some guys he knew from high school days
Said they had a plan to get rich real quick
And they could count him in if he don't have cold feet
Cold cold cold cold feet

He thought about their offer, accepted it without qualms
Dreamt about the life he'd buy
The comfort that would come without cold feet
Cold cold cold cold feet

He decided to drive the car, he decided to carry the gun
To take the biggest risk of all to prove his loyalty to his friends
He decided to tell his wife things would soon turn around
He said the little boy is dead
A man stands with you now without cold feet
Cold cold cold cold feet
Without cold feet - Cold cold cold cold feet

He thought he'd set his clock right - He though he'd read his watch
He left in such a hurry he didn't think to wish for luck
Makes no difference if you're early - No difference if you're late
When you're out of time - The flowers have been laid
You're six feet underground
With cold feet
Cold cold cold cold feet

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