Wednesday 13th 2017f December 2017
updated: 10-Jun-2003



Empty Wallet

At midnight she's still a princess
Still giving off the sweet smell of success
Glued to the screen in a bedsit
Cinderella drinks it in
Sighs and says, That's it -
If I knew her secret
I'd use it

Show me what it's like
I set my heart on it
But can I buy it with the contents
Of an empty wallet?

Thought it was different in the soft South
Wanted some of that silver spoon in my mouth
I got a one-way ticket
If my lot improved
I must have missed it
This life they promise you -
Where is it?

They show you what it's like
You set your heart on it
But can you buy it with the contents
Of an empty wallet?

Prizes hanging out of reach
Come test the water, there's barbed wire round the beach
Out on the street, desperate
Cinderella hangs her head
Sighs and says, That's it
If there was a way out
I'd take it

Show me what it's like
I set my heart on it
But can I buy it with the contents
Of an empty wallet?

You don't get to try it
You just feast your eyes on it
Then you see it's stitched up tighter
Than an empty wallet
© TV Smith

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