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Five Foot Four Girl (In a Ten Foot U-Haul Truck)

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FIVE FOOT FOUR GIRL (IN A TEN FOOT U-HAUL TRUCK) (Mike Borok)

A friend of ours emailed to let us know that she was moving/downsizing; she signed it "five foot four girl in a ten foot U-Haul truck". I wrote (with tongue firmly in cheek), "That sounds like a song title... but what rhymes with 'truck'?" She replied, "Luck".

She leaves the keys on the kitchen counter
Takes a deep breath and looks around her
Shadows fall, ghosts surround her
Climbs up into the rental
No time to get sentimental

Filled out the labels the movers gave her
Checked her list, said goodbye to the neighbors
Wrapped the dishes in yesterday's paper
With her wishes and hopes
Left the curtains for the next folks

Times are hard and now she's on her own
A little down on her luck
She is a five foot four girl in a ten foot U-Haul truck

She starts the truck and she feels so strange
She tells herself it was just a stage
For better or worse, now, everything's changing
So she might as well face it
Step up and embrace it

Times are hard and now she's on her own
A little down on her luck
She is a five foot four girl in a ten foot U-Haul truck
She's just a five foot four girl in a ten foot U-Haul truck

She can reach the pedals
She's got the feel of the wheel
She tells herself this is no big deal
All of that metal
And she's in control
She cranks the window down
Now she's ready to roll

Flips on the wipers when the big tears come
Steps on the gas and leaves behind the home
Where she raised her kids from diapers to diplomas
It disappears in the rear view mirror

Times are hard and now she's on her own
Hoping to improve her luck
She is a five foot four girl (in a ten foot U-Haul)
Times are hard and now she's on her own
Trying to improve her luck
She's just a five foot four girl in a ten foot U-Haul truck
She is a five foot four girl in a ten foot U-Haul truck

Jonathan Melé - drums
Barbara - lead and backing vocals
Mike - backing vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin, bass, guitar solo, keyboard
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