Six Of One

Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: David Nelson

A new Hunter/Nelson song played by the New Riders of the Purple Sage in 2009.

I got up this morning and I went right back to bed
I got up this morning and I went right back to bed
The dream I was having, it wouldn't let go of my head

I dreamed I was dancing on a penthouse window sill
Forty five stories in the air with a girl named Lil
If you're going to wake babe, I might be dancing there still

Six of one, half a dozen of the rest
Six of one, half a dozen of the rest
Why do you complain when you know I'm doing my best

I bet on a pony called Loser for to place and show
I bet on a pony called Loser for to place and show
Well that horse ran backwards as fast as he could go

I bet on another called Sleepy Time Girl to win
I was playing a hunch, I bet a double sawbuck and a fin (note 1)
And that's twenty five dollars I won't ever see again

Six of one, half a dozen of the rest
Six of one, half a dozen of the rest
Why do you complain when you know I'm doing my best

Took a dog for a walk, write how I've been wrong
Took a dog for a walk, write another line for this song
Well I could use the exercise, this one's already too long

Some of these days I'm gonna park my car in your space
If you drive up baby, I just wanna see your face
My busted up Chevy in your BMW place

Six of one, half a dozen of the rest
Six of one, half a dozen of the rest
Why do you complain when you know I'm doing my best

I got up this morning and I went right back to bed
I got up this morning and I went right back to bed
The dream I was having, it wouldn't let go of my head

I dreamed I was dancing on a penthouse window sill
Forty five stories in the air with a girl named Lil
If you're going away babe, I might be dancing there still

Six of one, half a dozen of the rest
Six of one, half a dozen of the rest
Why do you complain when you know I'm doing my best
Why do you complain when you know I'm doing my best
Notes
(1) Thanks to Wil Gehne for help deciphering this line.

New Riders Recordings
     Date Album
     2012 17 Pine Avenue

 


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