Back Seat Oracle - Ode to a Shoe Salesman

Lyrics

I wake up in the morning in a cold, cold sweat,
My heart is beating out of my Chest.
Shivers running through my body and it ain’t over yet,
And I need a couple hours more of rest.
I dreamed I had a million dollars,
A fleet of brand new cars, a house with gold trimming inside.
I had a beautiful view; everything was so brand new,
And I turned to kiss my lovely bride.
Her eyes were dazed, her mouth distorted and crazed,
And her hair had turned from black to gray.
Her skin was drooping down from her head to the ground,
She said “Baby listen to the things I say!”
(Chorus)
She said: “Don’t sell your soul!”
     “Don’t sell your soul!”
     “Don’t sell your soul to nobody!”

     “Don’t sell your soul!”
     “Don’t sell your soul!”
     “Don’t sell your soul to nobody!”

A  couple minutes went by, my mouth had gotten very dry,
So I went down stairs to fix myself a drink.
With every sip of wine, my heart was beating over time,
And I was trying hard not to think…
About the dream that just occurred, and everything that I had heard,
That is, what she had been trying to say to me.
Then the walls disappeared and the very thing I feared
Was the dream was not finished with me.
I was chained to the wall, with nothing there at all,
But some credit cards and mortgage receipts.
Being beaten by a clause sunken deep in contract laws,
And her words came running back to me.
 (Chorus)
She said:  “Don’t sell your soul!”
 “Don’t sell your soul!”
 “Don’t sell your soul to nobody!”

 “Don’t sell your soul!”
 “Don’t sell your soul!”
 “Don’t sell your soul to nobody!”
(Bridge)
I gotta wake up!
 wake up!
 wake up!
And meet the morning!

 wake up!
 wake up!
 wake up!
And heed the warning!
(Instrumental)
Now listen to me brother, there a place you shouldn’t be,
Don’t get caught up like the rest of us damned.
Don’t ever get enslaved, by the things you ought to crave,
And hopefully you won’t be where I am!

She said:  “Don’t sell your soul!”
   “Don’t sell your soul!”
  “Don’t sell your soul to nobody!”

  “Don’t sell your soul!”
  “Don’t sell your soul!”
  “Don’t sell your soul to nobody!”