Kenny Chesney
Dancing For The Groceries

She's thinking about what her kids are doing
Five miles away, it's almost time for bed
They're brushing teeth and hearing one more story
And in the mirror she paints her lips bright red

She wishes she could call and say she loves them
But the bossman says no calls go out or in
So she puts on a dress that might feel pretty
If she didn't have to take it off again

She's dancing for the groceries
She's dancing for the rent
She's dancing for the credit card
That she's already spent
In sequins and in laces
She's dancing for the braces
So her kids can have a perfect smile someday
Smiling while she dances
Is the price she has to pay

They tell her in this job there is no future
So get it while you can 'cause looks don't last
There's money in those pockets for the taking
And if you do it right, it makes the time go fast

The music's loud, the drinks are mostly water
What her name is tonight, she can't recall
The business men stare at the single mother
Who's smiling while she's staring at the wall

She's dancing for the groceries
She's dancing for the rent
She's dancing for the credit card
That she's already spent
In sequins and in laces
She's dancing for the braces
So her kids can have a perfect smile someday
Smiling while she dances
Is the price she has to pay

Someday she'll have a house out in the country
Someday she'll see the other side of dawn
And no one will ever know what it was she did before
But she just heard the DJ say, 'you're on'
And the lights come up and they play her song

She's dancing for the groceries
She's dancing for the rent
She's dancing for the credit card
That she's already spent
In sequins and in laces
She's dancing for the braces
So her kids can have a perfect smile someday
Smiling while she dances
Smiling while she dances
Is the price she has to pay

She's dancing for the groceries
Is the price she has to pay

Ooh

Dancing for the groceries
Is the price she has to pay

She's dancing for the groceries

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Copyrights
Author: Brett James, Don Schlitz
Composer: Brett James, Don Schlitz
Publisher: BNA Records
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Language: English
Available on: Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates (2007)

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