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Just Another Check

He’s a pillar of the community, not a pillar of salt
And nothing in his whole life’s ever been his fault
He’s a mother of a father if he bothers to at all
His wife is a frozen smile at the dark end of the hall

He’s the king of his castle... one man one vote
He rules by inuendo... and post-it note
The white picket fence... it’s just a mote
And love is just another check he floats

His kid’s are in and out of trouble
And he really don’t know why
‘cause he played a little catch a couple times
His wife is slowly drifting, but he never sees her cry
‘cause she’s learned to hide what he denies

’cause he’s the king of his castle... one man one vote
He rules by innuendo… and post-it note
The white picket fence... it’s just a mote
And love is just another check he floats

And he don’t know it yet
But his world is crumblin’
All the markers have come due
But nobody can collect
‘cause they get nothing...
Nothing but empty I.O.U.s

From the king in his castle... one man one vote
He rules by innuendo… and post-it note
The white picket fence... it’s just a mote
And love is just another check he floats

The white picket fence... it’s just a mote
And love is just another check he floats


@ 1997 Craig Carothers/Roger Ferris