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Soul Proprietor

you broke up the partnership, I thought the shop would fail
I even made a sign "going out of business sale"
I wonder can I make it on my own
I wonder can I take out a small business loan
and be a soul proprietor, soul proprietor
soul proprietor
wide open for business
the kitchen is much better now with half as many cooks
I'm juggling the orders, and balancing the books
happy just to be my own boss
as soon as the profits cancel out the loss
I'll be a soul proprietor, soul proprietor
soul proprietor
wide open for business
oh why, oh why, did you have to go?
my oh my, it's a long row to hoe
I get to work at daybreak, I got no time to slack
however long it may take to get back in the black
I'm just about as single as can be
I'm hanging out  my shingle so everyone can see
I'm a soul proprietor
the soul provider
and the soul survivor
wide open, wide open, so wide open
for business