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Second Chance City

Second Chance City

Johnny G. got his papers today
He said he was expecting the call
He got the word at six from T.K.
But the writing has been on the wall

Management has itself a new plan
Take a package or they’ll lay you off
They’ve got no love for the working man
And the union’s really getting soft

Chorus:
The verses keep changing
But the song remains the same
It’s not what you do, it’s who you know
And how you play the game
Take me where the ground is flat
And the girls are all pretty
Mister can you take me
To Second Chance City

Ever since the con man got the shift
Things around here have been pretty rough
He rides the backs of the working stiffs
Playing the numbers from dawn to dusk

T.K. tried to do what he could do
But the suits all hide behind closed door
They’re too busy trying to cut costs
To notice all the blood on the floor

Chorus:
The verses keep changing
But the song remains the same
It’s not what you do, it’s who you know
And how you play the game
Take me where the ground is flat
And the girls are all pretty
Mister can you take me
To Second Chance City

Bridge:
I’ve got twenty dollars for the fare
Take me where you will, I don’t care
I just want to feel like I’m going somewhere
Someplace other than here
I just want to disappear…

Because

Chorus:
The verses keep changing
But the song remains the same
It’s not what you do, it’s who you know
And how you play the game
Take me where the ground is flat
And the girls are all pretty
Mister can you take me
To Second Chance City

It’s down to me, G-man and the Stain
And all three of us feel like marked men
We need these jobs too bad to complain
So each day we punch the clock again

Sometimes I think about walking out
But nothing’s as simple as it seems
I’ve got a family to think about
I need that check more than I need dreams

Chorus:
The verses keep changing
But the song remains the same
It’s not what you do, it’s who you know
And how you play the game
Take me where the ground is flat
And the girls are all pretty
Mister can you take me
To Second Chance City

Mister can you take me
To Second Chance City

Mister can you take me
To Second Chance City

Copyright Kent Newsome and Ronnie Jeffrey
All Rights Reserved

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  • Kent Newsome

  • About

    Kent Newsome (BMI) is a recorded songwriter who has been writing songs for over thirty years. He writes traditional country, alt. country, rock and blues. He has written songs on commercial recordings throughout the United States and Europe.

    If you're looking for songs for your next recording project, please browse our large selection of online, fully produced demos. We have a hit song for your next record.

    This is Kent's music publishing and song demos site. Check out Newsome.Org, his popular tech, music and life blog here.

  • History

    Err Bear Music, Inc. (BMI) (in this case Err rhymes with her) is a publishing company Kent Newsome formed in 1977, when his first song was recorded. Err Bear Music continues to administer the majority of Kent's catalog. If you're looking for some great songs for your next recording project, listen you our full length online demos via the Song Index pages above, or request a demo MP3. We'll send you some great songs for your next record.

    All songs Copyright by the writer or writers set forth thereon.

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