Steve Durand - One Red Paperclip

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I now have a little house
For me and my little spouse
Where we've settled in quite peacefully

We're living in Saskatchewan
But before I go on
Let me tell you how this came to be

It all started with

One red paperclip
And a blogpost that I did
Asking for someone to trade with me

My aim was trading up
To get some better stuff
And to get a house eventually

A fish pen for a doorknob face
A Coleman stove for a generator
These were the first trades on my list

One red paperclip
Got me started on this trip
'Till I finally traded up to this

A bar sign and a keg of beer
I traded for a snowmobile
And then a trip to Yahk in a cargo van

A recording contract for some rent
Then almost by accident
I trader for a super duper
Afternoon with Alice Cooper

A deal I made with Corbin Bernsen
Really filled a hole
With a snowglobe for a movie role
I finally reached my goal

Something's worth is hard to measure
One man's trash is another man's treasure
That's a point I think should not be missed

One red paperclip
Sent me on this crazy trip
'Till I finally traded up
I could not have made it up
'Till I finally traded up to this

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from SpinTunes #6: Round 1, released January 29, 2013

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