This Town Needs a Casino

 

Song lyrics by Chrome Dome Mike Kimbro

 

Structure scheme:  All 4 verse's accent points align.

 

Read along to my Spoken Verse Performance!

 

 

VERSE 1

 

Momma cried the day

 

She found dice in my pocket.

 

So I left that way

 

As if shot like a rocket. 

 

A winning hand my holy grail

 

Yes Iíve been to church and jail,

 

And everywhere in between - O. (tap, tap, tap)

 

This town needs a casino.

 

 

BRIDGE 1

 

When the week was through

 

We needed recreation.

 

So like the wind we flew

 

Out to the reservation.

 

To kick up our heals,

 

And have us a brew,

 

With the Choctaw, Chickasaw,

 

and the Kickapoo.

 

 

VERSE 2

 

Craviní whatís between

 

Ďlantic City and Reno.

 

Constant change of scene

 

From this old Ford Torino.

 

While I donít mean to be unkind,

 

Iíve just gotta speak my mind.

 

From everything that I've seen - O, (tap, tap, tap)

 

This town needs a casino.

 

 

BRIDGE #2

 

When my mojoís strong

 

Iíve got the need to play.

 

But the journeyís long

 

On that Hound so Gray.

 

In the name of civic improvement,

 

All Iím tryiní to say,

 

Is why not have some amusement,

 

Here on Northwest Highway.

 

 

VERSE 3

 

Driving town to town,

 

Lonely miles I canít deny.

 

When the sun goes down,

 

Carnal needs to satisfy.

 

While Lady Luck is my missus.

 

Sheís not giving me kisses.

 

You gotta know what I mean Ė O. (tap, tap, tap)

 

This town needs a casino.

 

 

BRIDGE 3

 

The time wasted in route,

 

Lord itís a pity.

 

To Durant, Thackerville,

 

or to Bossier City.

 

Think of the fun

 

We could be having back there.

 

As weíre riding this bus,

 

And Iím sayiní a prayer...

 

 

INSTRUMENTAL BRIDGE

 

 

VERSE 4

 

Think this lifeís for you?

 

Iíve been at it for a spell.

 

And as if on cue,

 

I found new ways to rebel .

 

And though Iím not the same young man,

 

Now Iím working on a plan,

 

So we can all play keno.   (tap, tap, tap)

 

This town needs a casino.

 

 

Keywords:  Casino gambling poetry, Poems about resort casinos, Poems about playing the slot machines at the Indian Nations in Oklahoma, Biloxi, MS, Bossier City, LA and The Strip in Las Vegas, NV.