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Tramps Like Us

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Nothing's gained if nothing is given
to chance or a chance of loss
That's just the way that our fortunes
are sold and bought

You were standing by the edge of the road
waiting for your luck to show
Luck decided you were no one
worth knowing.

Tramps like us don't need to bother
Tramps like us just need each other
Tramps like us just looking for a little bit of love
That's all.

We went looking for a daydream stimulation
at the bar about a half past noon
But any liquor at that hour
sings an evil tune.

So we went back to our flophouse rooms
circling like two satellites
And never saw the light of love again
until we died.

Tramps like us don't need no saviors
Tramps like us just need each other
Tramps like us just looking for a little bit of love
That's all.

Nothing's gained if nothing is given
to chance or a chance of loss
That's just the way that our fortunes
are sold and bought

Everyday is just another try
at getting it right or getting it rough
We ain't got much but we got another day
and that's enough.

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from Forever and a Day, released November 3, 2016

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Boris Skalsky New York, New York

Boris Skalsky is a musician, composer, and songwriter releasing and writing music through a number of projects. He is the founder of the band Dead Heart Bloom, founding member of the D.C. band Phaser. A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, Boris has also written and performed for the concert stage.

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