I scratched away my hopes and dreams,
On a ticket from the shop,
I scratched it with a golden coin,
I thought my heart would stop.
But alas, alack I dreamed in vain,
Of the riches I could win,
My thoughts of diamonds truly crushed,
My money’s wearing thin,
No more I’ll gamble on impulse,
Spending to extremes,
I understand the lottery is…,
Tax on a poor girl’s dreams.