Released on Places I’ve Been, 2008, backed by Johnny Harper (two electric guitar parts), Marty Holland (electric bass), and John Hall (drums) plus Tony Marcus playing a hot fiddle. This was a “songwriting as therapy” effort. Mitch Greenhill and I also released this on Back Where We’ve Never Been, 1986, a cassette and later a CD that are no longer available.

April 2010: This song is now available as performed in 1986 by Mitch Greenhill & Mayne Smith and originally released on a cassette tape titled Back Where We've Never Been. The same all-live duo performances (no overdubs, no extra personnel) are now rereleased on a CD (GSCD02). See the CDs AVAILABLE page for more information.

 

Lost another one today
There’s a little less sunshine in my sky and little more gray
Another might-have-been looks like it went astray
Lost another one today

We made mistakes but that’s all right
We’ll lose some sleep and spend some low and lonesome nights
We called a tune and there’s the piper left to pay
He played damn well but he can’t stay

BRIDGE
Yes but oh —
You made me feel a fool for thinking we might find it all
You set me up, then you let me fall —

We played the game of love and won
The stakes were low but we played fair and we had fun
The bank is busted and there’s no cards left to play
Guess I should be on my way

L
ost another one today
There’s a little less sunshine in my sky and little more gray
Another might-have-been looks like it went astray
Lost another one today

— We shed some tears but that’s OK
Lost another one today

 
 
       
    By Mayne Smith, 1982 © Hillgreen Music <www.folkloreproductions.com/publishing.html>