cursed…

you were always talkin’…’bout doin’ things…’bout maybe havin’ a life…what most would call a life…complete with vacations to Disney World…or ownin’ a cottage up on the lake…sendin’ your kids to college…

things just didn’t work out now did they…kinda fell apart in the long run…I tried to make ends meet…just couldn’t hold it together…

how’d you try…

by gettin’ up every mornin and punchin’ the clock down at the factory…not buyin’ new stuff…always used…was never enough…wanted to yell out a thousand times that things weren’t workin’ but I didn’t…kept a cool head…thinkin’ things would work out…never did…

nothin’ was saved…nothin’…all them years of work with nothin’ to show for it…and now what…boy’s gonna wind up at the factory…girl’s gonna get married to some guy that’ll have a job to get by on…I wanted more…I wanted our family to go places…be educated…be proud…

you ain’t proud…we done all we could and you ain’t proud…bitter…

naw…just disappointed…

thinkin’ you could’ve done better…

…yep…maybe…don’t rightly know…I come from trash…shouldnt’ve thought I’d get much farther…

that’s a shame…an out and out shame…some people get all the breaks…we been lucky in other ways…ways people don’t see ‘less they look real close see…our kids are healthy…we don’t go to bed hungry…house is almost our’s…I don’t know what else you could want…

did’ya buy them lotto tickets…

…yep…

numbers I gave ya…

I did…

maybe our luck’ll..change…

maybe…

we win I’m gonna get a house by the lake…a two story one…real fancy with a cast iron gate…and a boat…real nice boat…go ridin’ in and watch the sunset…

yep…I hear ya…

what’dya want…

I don’t know…don’t think ’bout winnin’…

never…

never…

maybe that’s the problem…we’re cursed…’cause you don’t think in the positive…that describes our whole life…well…probably won’t win tonight…you cursed the tickets…

right…

I’ll get ’em my own damn self from now on…

you do that…

will…cursed…we’re damn well cursed…

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