From Kenny Rogers; The Nuclear Gambler

From Kenny Rogers; The Gambler

~~~~~~~New Lyrics~~~~~~~~~~~

The Nuclear Gambler

On a radioactive summer’s eve
On a train bound from nuclear Hell
I met up with a Uranium gambler
We were both too contaminated to sleep

So we took turns a-starin’
Out the window at the meltdown disaster
The fear overtook us, he began to speak

He said, “Son, I’ve made a life
Out of polluting’ people’s places
Knowin’ what the odd’s were
By the fear they had in their eyes
So if you don’t mind my sayin’
I can see you got fear in you’re eyes
For a taste of your uncontaminated water
I’ll give you some advice”

So I handed him my bottle
And he drank down my last swallow
Then he bummed my last joint
And asked me for a light

And the night got deathly quiet
And his faced lost all expression
He said, “If you’re gonna play the nuclear game, boy
You gotta learn to play it right

You’ve got to know when to bullshit ’em
Know when to not tell ’em
Know when to walk away
Know when to run

You never count your blood money
When you’re sittin’ at the NRC table
There’ll be time enough for countin’
When the death dealin’s done

Every nuke reactor gambler knows
That the secret to money survivin’
Is knowin’ how many MOX rod’s to use
And knowin’ how many are in the pool

‘Cause every bad water pump’s a loser
And every meltdown a potential ELE
And the best that you can hope for
Is to die in your sleep”

And when he finished speakin’
He turned back toward the window
Took one more hit off the Ganja fatty
And faded off to into Cesium’s death

And somewhere in the darkness
The gambler he never broke even

And in his final words
I never found faith that I could keep
You’ve got to know when to cold’em
Know when to shut ’em down
Know when to walk away
And know when to run

You never count your blood money
When you’re sittin’ at the NRC table
There’ll never be time enough for countin’
When death dealin’ radiation is done
~Gasser Classic~

From Kenny Rogers; The Nuclear Gambler; via @AGreenRoad

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