ORDINARY DOPE

Cassady/Pinto
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     I asked my boss why they nailed him to the cross
     Said between him & Barabass it was just a coin toss
 
     I met him in Chicago he was standing on the lake
     When I walked out on the ice to greet him he said
     there must be some mistake.
 
     We went down to the slums with the cripples and the bums
     He made the deaf men sing and a blind man run
 
     I said let's go west he said that sounds fun
     But I ain't got much time you see I just turned 31
 
     I went to get some gas some bread and fish and stuff
     He said just fill the tank I think that'll be enough
 
     Well he couldn't drive a stick and I was getting kind of mad
     All he talked about was his overbearing Dad
 
     We drove till we got to Reno he said to stop the truck
     I looked into his eyes just one big mega-buck
 
     He ran up quite a debt playing keno and roulette
     When the croupier kissed him on the cheek and said you've placed your
     last bet
 
     I saw him in the bar he looked kind of shook, he said
     I tried to call my Dad but the phone's off the hook
 
     I heard his hearse got stuck in reverse
     It backed all the way to Harrah's Club
     you could hear the gamblers curse
 
     He went up to pack his bags, I said I'd wait around
     But he never showed up he must have took the stairs down
 
    HE WAS JUST AN ORDINARY DOPE
    HE WAS JUST AN ORDINARY DOPE
    HE WAS JUST AN ORDINARY DOPE....LIKE YOU
 

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