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    "Five Minutes" Lyrics

    Gretchen Peters

    I've got five minutes to sneak a cigarette
    Five minutes to myself
    Back behind the screen door of Andy's luncheonette
    And I ain't got time to worry 'bout my health
    My boss Andy says I smoke myself to death
    Andy he reminds me some of you
    Back when you were Romeo and I was Juliet
    West Texas Capulet and Montague

    Now I don't think too much about you anymore
    We weren't much more than kids
    It was nearly twenty years ago I shut and locked that door

    Now I've got five minutes
    Not much time to reminisce

    Most nights I come home from work and I pour a glass of wine
    Sometimes it's three or four before I stop
    And Jessie makes a sandwich if I sleep through suppertime
    And she leaves me on the couch to sleep it off
    Now Jessie just turned 17 and she's wild as she can be
    And there ain't nothin' I can do
    Last weekend she ran off to meet a boy in Tennessee
    Just like I used to run to you

    I gave her hell when she came home this afternoon
    Mascara runnin' down her face
    Seems like history repeats itself, and it ain't up to you
    And in five minutes
    Your whole life can change

    Andy he's good to me, and I can see it in his eyes
    He'd love to take your place
    But somethin' deep inside me just withers up and dies
    To make love to him and only see your face

    Somehow I've let myself go gently down the stream
    A fine example I have set
    Between the working and the livin' and the ghosts that haunt my dreams
    I've got five minutes and I'm gonna smoke this cigarette
    This song was submitted on February 28th, 2012.
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