Fingers Crossed

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I am a gambling man laying it on the line
That’s my philosophy down to my last penny
I feel like there must be more but I guess there could be less
There’s no way to know for sure before you place that bet

Nothing good comes easy, easy, easy
Nothing worth keeping, keeping comes for free

I’ve been keeping score bending and forcing the parts to fit
It may not be obvious but there’s one thing that I’ll admit
You love me more than I could ever love you back

You’ve got a way with words that I’ll never understand
Playing ‘em close to your chest and holding ‘em in your hand
If nobody knows what you got then nobody knows what you don’t
But you got to lay ‘em down eventually or you gotta fold

Nothing good came easy, easy, easy
Nothing worth keeping, keeping came for free

The old man sitting at the table told me son you gotta know when to walk away
Assuming that you’re able and you’re not in so deep that you have to play

Fingers crossed, hoping that I can make you see
That I'm on your side even if it breaks me
I’ve been waiting for you to put down the burden that you've carried
Wavering back and forth over whether we should break up or just get married

Because I love you more than you would ever ask me to


from Wives' Tales, released June 8, 2017



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Illustrated Manual was originally called "The Illustrated Man." Jon received an informal cease and desist for the name due to its use as the title of a collection of short stories by Ray Bradbury, published in 1951.

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