By the skin of my teeth (Duke Special)

I lost my luck East of Eden I came unstuck And now I’m pleading With a begging cup My luck ran out just east of Eden Oh, I proved you right I’m a danger The tom cat bites Now I’m a stranger Howling through the night Can’t fight it, I know that I’m a danger By the skin of my teeth I’ll be Flying by the seat of my pants Hanging on by my fingertips Holding out for a second chance I’m so tired Of being a failure My fate’s conspired And left a trail Of broken bones and stars I’m tired, don’t let me be a failure And when I sink Would you man the lifeboat? I’m scared to think You’d give me no hope When I face the drink, I’ll sink Oh drag me on your lifeboat By the skin of my teeth I’ll be Flying by the seat of my pants Hanging on by my fingertips Holding out for a second chance But don’t get my hopes up Don’t get my hopes up Don’t get my hopes up Oh get my hopes up Don’t get my hopes up Get my hopes up Don’t! And don’t get my hopes up Oh get my hopes up Don’t get my hopes up Get my hopes up Don’t get my hopes up By the skin of my teeth I’ll be Flying by the seat of my pants Hanging on by my fingertips Holding out for a second chance.