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All sales of this song from Oct 16 thru Oct 22, 2012, will be donated to kiva.org to help fund small businesses around the world with micro-loans.

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ON THE EDGE OF A DIME

I do my laundry at my folks' house
They never turn me out
They feed me healthy food, like sauerkraut
(I never liked sauerkraut)

Back home boxed macaroni is all I ever eat
Seems my music degree has gotten the best of me

But there once was a time
when Elvis lived his life on the edge of a dime

I buy in bulk things with discount markings,
turn down the thermostat
I walk through the cold to save on parking
and on gas

When I think that Mobile's gonna squeeze the life from me
I just remind myself how it's got to be
And that there once was time
when Lincoln lived his life on the edge of a dime

Got all my money staked on dreams of musical sway
I'll leave this penny pinching to yesterday
And one day at a time
I'm gonna live my life on the edge of a dime

Get rich boys to call you honey
Split meals in restaurants to save on money
It would be sad if it weren't funny

One day at a time
I'm gonna live my life on the edge of a dime
Helen Keller and Ghengis Kahn
both lived their lives on the edge of a dime

I ain't no Guggenheim
I'm gonna live my life on the edge of a dime

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from The Hound (Side A of "The Hound & The Hare), track released September 25, 2012

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