Sing Out Strong: Incarcerated Voices, “Gambler’s Remorse”

Gambler’s Remorse
Text by Devon Terrell, music by Andrew Conklin

Whisper me a secret lyric
grind the melody with my bones
let the wind from the trumpet
scatter the ash for miles

winner’s prize in loser’s grip
empty me with tease o’ sleaze
bankrupt emotions in debt
there’s no play left

I dropped a tear in the coin slot
gambled it away on games
did you make then break the rule
we both played but you cashed out