Hook on a Line

Hook on a Line
Hook on a Line
You know those shiny lures with hooks all over them people use to attract and catch fish? Life throws things like that in front of our faces all the time. Usually we go for it. And then we wonder how we wound up flapping around in a stinky bucket.
Price: $1.08

©2007 Ekendra dasa

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Sundown time I found true love du jour
Same old wine—that bottle looked a little newer
Another fine mornin’ wakin up down in the sewer
Workin’ on makin’ my black eyes a little bluer.

Sign told me to buy an expensive gizmo
Custom made for enhancing my machismo
Now, them advertising lies they all rang hollow
But when they grab my eyes, the wallet tends to follow

May look fine, take my advice:
It’s a hook on a line. Don’t look twice, now.

Genuine happiness is hard to find
Unless you can leave behind what looks like it might be a good time

May look fine, take my advice:
It’s a hook on a line. Don’t look twice, now.

All my life I been told that all that shines is not gold
But I keep biting on that line

Now, I drag around this bag of bad addictions
I’m beggin’ now for a couple of benedictions:
For every time I took the hook-can I have forgiveness?
And, next time, let me mind my own damn business.

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