From the recording Stone and Steel
Live and Not Learn (Capo on 2nd in A)
I text Beretta when I learn of a fire.
We rendezvous as the flames reach higher.
She hacks a Wi-Fi like trying on shoes.
We post online for the six o’clock news.
True we feel sorry for the ones who get hurt
By the carelessness of lazy jerks.
It’s just good to know other people get burned.
We’re not the only ones who live and not learn.
D A D
Live and not learn. Live and not learn. Live and not learn.
We’re glad when it’s someone else’s turn to live and not learn.
Our tow truck’s cab is cosy and warm
As Beretta looks out on a winter storm.
We get a dispatch from the triple A.
We’ll work all night right into the day.
People stand around and shake their head.
They know they should have known better instead.
We just hook’em up and drag’em away.
Better them than us oh any day.
Break (to refrain)
Folks call from the Lake. Car’s sinking fast.
Beretta shakes her head. Let’s give it a pass.
Been raining for days. Ground’s soggy with muck.
4-wheel drive doesn’t guarantee luck.
I hook it up anyway and say a prayer.
I guess I should’ve worn warmer underwear.
The muddy slope gives way. It’s now my turn.
But I just hate it when I halfta live and not learn.
Live and not learn. Live and not learn.
Words and music by David B. Hakan
© 2014 All Rights Reserved 6-19-2014