Wooden Nickel

from by Broke String Burnett

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You took the dart out of downtown Fort Worth
With a mouth full of broken teeth
Maybe if you hadn't been in such a rush
You would have noticed
A wooden nickel ain't worth much

In place of cold, hard cash
A wooden nickel won't pass
For cold, hard cash

You took a hand full of splintered wood
Bit off the tip of your tounge
They found you choking in a pool of your own blood
Didn't your grand daddy warn ya

About that cold, hard cash
A wooden nickel won't pass
For cold, hard cash

I didn't want to be the one to tell ya
You don't always get what you want
One day you're gonna look back on this
And you don't want to live with that regret

I was hell bent to be free
I would have given my freedom
Just to give my heart to the World
And have it say "I love you too"

But this life ain't what you're dreaming of
Kid, ya better wake up
And bite that bullet that's wearing a hole inside you
It's at least worth a dime

And that's cold, hard cash


from Wooden Nickel, released May 1, 2017
Written and performed by Brandon and Jessica Burnett 2017



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Broke String Burnett Fort Worth, Texas

Brandon and Jessica Burnett are a husband and wife duo called Broke String Burnett. Based out of Fort Worth, Tx. They have combined soulful americana and folk music that lay the foundation for their debut acoustic album, "Breaking Strings, Haunting Melodies". The Burnett's vocals play a major role in each song, often switching lead and dynamic harmonies between the two. ... more

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