PUNCH MY TICKET (2005)


(v1)
Don’t know why I didn’t learn my lesson
The first or second or third time around
You draw me back, with passion and aggression
Only to hear
That old familiar sound
Of frustration
Harsh accusation
Making me unsure
Well, punch my ticket
And I’ll be out the door

(v2)
Seems to me I’ve done this already
Got a bad case of déjà vu
I return and you throw confetti
Wait a month and
You throw your high-heeled shoe
At the curtain
Feeling so certain
I’ll be back for more
Well, punch my ticket
Glad you’re keeping score

(chorus)
Punch my ticket
You’re not what I dreamed
Punch my ticket one more time
Maybe this time I’ll get redeemed

(musical interlude)

(bridge)
I’ll come back you’ll punch it again
When I’ve paid your fee
What do I get when I get to ten
Do you break my heart for free?


(v3)
Why do I insist on returning
After being blamed and abused
When I think I’m finally learning
You snap your fingers
Making me confused
And conflicted
Highly addicted
Hoping for a cure
Well, punch my ticket
(It’s) what I’m back here for

(chorus)
Punch my ticket
You’re not what I dreamed
Punch my ticket one more time
Maybe this time I’ll get redeemed


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Just a good, hard, angry rock lyric. One of those cases where you have a good title and run with it.

The composer ran with it into heavy metal territory

This song was a Finalist in the June 2008 monthly results of the Song of the Year contest.

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