Go Home Joe

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Well it was Monday night,
And I was getting my drink on,
Tossing back some Bourbon,
Told the man to keep them coming.

Pretty soon,
Everything was golden,
A fifth in my belly,
Plus the one that I was holding,

I was just warming up,
Thought I’d barely started,
'Till I stood up and saw the world spinning.

There were fine looking ladies at the end of the bar,
In the state I was in, they seemed so far.
I stumbled on over thinking I was all fly.
Next thing I know, I’ve got mace in my eyes.

I wasn’t hurt, I could feel no pain.
All that cheap booze had shut down my brain
But in the background, cutting through the haze,
The bartender’s voice was calling out my name.

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He said “Go home Joe. I can’t serve you no more.”
“Pick yourself up off the floor”
He said “I’m begging you please.”
“Don’t want to call the police.”
“But pretty soon I won’t have a choice”

He said “Go home Joe. I can’t serve you no more.”
“I’m showing your ass to the door.”
He said “My heart’s really bleeding”
“But it’s no use pleading.”
“One more and you might not be breathing.”

Well it was Tuesday morning,
And I was feeling rough.
I should have got the license plate off that Mac truck.

Not a problem, a little “hair of the dog”,
I pull on my hat and hit the local pub.
It was half past 10, and I was pitchers to the wind,
Starting my day all over again.

I wasn’t looking for trouble but I found myself a fight.
The dude was 6’ 4” I thought 4’ 5”.
I rolled up my sleeves and punched him in the eye
Several seconds later, I’m staring at tile.

I wasn’t hurt, I could feel no pain.
All that cheap booze had shut down my brain
But in the background, cutting through the haze,
The bartender’s voice was calling out my name.

[Chorus]

Well I’ve been thinking
If I keep drinking
I guess I’m ‘bout to lose my mind.

credits

from Sham Romantic, released December 19, 2017
Travis Hanna: Bass, Lead Vocals
Christian Dubois: Keys, Backing Vocals
Matt McLean: Guitar
Chuck Kapelke: Drums
Ethan Levitt: Saxophone
Jeff Worrell: Trumpet

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The Jilters Alameda, California

The Jilters originate from a college pit band. 20 years ago, drummer, Chuck Kapelke, and pianist, Chris Dubois, played for a Harvard theater company called The Hasty Pudding. Reunited years later in California, the two started developing new material in basements and spare rooms, eventually adding Travis Hanna on bass, Jeff Worrall on trumpet, Ethan Levitt on sax, and Matt McLean on guitar. ... more

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