Pennies From Parking Lots (Solo)

Chet Nichols

When I was a young boy, I saw my grandfather stop and bend over and pick up pennies (or other coins) he found on the ground. He would look at them, close his eyes, make a wish and then slide them into his shoe. When I asked him what he was doing and he told me about "making a wish". I asked him if his wishes ever came true. He smiled and said,

When I was a young boy, I saw my grandfather stop and bend over and pick up pennies (or other coins) he found on the ground. He would look at them, close his eyes, make a wish and then slide them into his shoe. When I asked him what he was doing and he told me about "making a wish". I asked him if his wishes ever came true. He smiled and said, "Yes, they come true ... I got you, didn't I. You were one of my wishes." I never forgot that moment and it inspired this song.

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“Pennies From Parking Lots”

Lyrics and Music by Chet Nichols

Copyright by Chester Nichols, Jr. / Magic Garage Music (ASCAP) 2015/2023

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VERSE 1

We followed Grandfather down to the river

He said he had a secret that he wanted to share                                

Our eyes grew wide with anticipation                                             

As he made copper coins appear from thin air ... they were...

 

CHORUS 

Pennies, pennies he found in parking lots

He would pick them up 

And make a wish

And slide them in his shoes

They were magical pennies

Making his dreams come true…                                

VERSE 2

He said, “Close your eyes and go over ever detail

When you make a wish you hope might come true

And picture in your heart who the wish is really good for                          

Or you might wind up with only holes in your shoes”

 

REPEAT CHORUS 

BRIDGE

My little brother who was always a Doubting Thomas                             

Said, “How do you know you’ll really get the wish you need?”                

Grandpa stood up and spread his arms wide                                  

And said, “Children, you are all the proof I need to believe” ... in those...           

REPEAT CHORUS 

 

And to this day I’ve got to say

That I’m believing, too, In the magical pennies

Making my dreams come true

 

 

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