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A Gallon of Gas

I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR YEARS TO BUY A BRAND NEW CADILLAC
BUT NOW I'VE GOT ONE, I WANT TO SEND IT RIGHT BACK
I CAN'T AFFORD THE GAS TO FILL MY LUXURY LIMOUSINE
BUT EVEN IF I HAD THE DOUGH NO ONE'S GOT NO GASOLINE

I WENT TO MY LOCAL DEALER TO SEE IF HE COULD SET ME STRAIGHT
HE SAID THERE'S A LITTLE GAS GOING BUT I'D HAVE TO WAIT
BUT HE OFFERED SOME RED HOT SPEED AND SOME REALLY HIGH GRADE HASH
BUT A GALLON OF GAS CAN'T BE PURCHASED ANYWHERE
FOR ANY AMOUNT OF CASH

I CAN SCORE YOU SOME COKE AND SOME GRADE ONE GRASS
BUT I CAN'T GET A GALLON OF GAS
I'VE GOT SOME DOWNERS SOME SPEED ALL THE DRUGS THAT YOU NEED
BUT I CAN'T GET A GALLON OF GAS
THERE'S NO MORE LEFT TO BUY OR SELL
THERE'S NO MORE OIL LEFT IN THE WELL
A GALLON OF GAS CAN'T BE PURCHASED ANYWHERE
FOR ANY AMOUNT OF CASH

WHO NEEDS A CARAND A SEVEN-FORTY-SEVEN
WHEN YOU CAN'T BUY A GALLON OF GAS
WHO NEEDS A HIGHWAY, AN AIRPORT OR A JET
WHEN YOU CAN'T GET A GALLON OF GAS
THERE'S NO MORE LEFT TO BUY OR SELL
THERE'S NO MORE OIL LEFT IN THE WELL
A GALLON OF GAS CAN'T BE PURCHASED ANYWHERE
FOR ANY AMOUNT OF CASH
YOU CAN'T BUY A GALLON OF GAS