Jazz Cigarette

“Look out liver baby here I come” said the liquor, as it grabbed me by the fingers and the thumb

Poured itself in my mouth burned me all the way down

I was too busy didn’t notice the assault now I’m all wrecked up and it aint my fault

I got a show to do. Kind of liking this déjà vu.


With a Freckled Beaver and a Jazz Cigarette head full of ideas no room for regret

Take the Uncle off of my name and relax in the bus roof’s shade

The crowd was so crazy man do they like to sing and they all know the words with this internet thing

Some nights I even get paid who’s to say I aint got it made

When I forget the song in my heart my friends help me remember the words


With a little help from my friends I’ll turn this empty room into a scene

With a little help from my friends give me the people’s key and I’ll show you what I mean

With this beat-up old guitar and feet for us to stomp 

and a floor that resonates the very soul that we all got

there aint nothing in this world that could ever make us stop

with a little help from my friends


 Repeat


help from my friends

Lie Here & Lose

Light up a room

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This life is so heavy, god damn is it ever

But she carries it on her shoulders and always delivers

And I’d give you all my old Band records if you could take a little weight off of Fannie

Cause she tries so hard, she tries so hard


Chorus

So come on, come on girl smile for me

Light up a room like I’ve seen you do

Come on, come on girl smile for me 

Light up a room like I’ve seen you do

So many times before

Girl, life is way too short


So if this is the rat race, why do I still feel so human?

I always thought when I got this age, I’d just somehow know what I was doin

And I give you all my old good memories to guarantee that these three have good ones

Cause I try so hard, I try so hard


Chorus

Bent outta shape

The lights come up, the bartender yells          

And these neon masks we’re wearing slowly begin to melt

And I see you in the corner fumbling with your keys    You don’t know me, but I said maybe, you and I should get some sleep 

in my truck. Don’t get me wrong           

I got a front seat and a back seat and I’ll stay where I belong

I just don’t think you should trade jailhouse crocs for those pretty shoes       And your face is way too perfect for the morning news


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If we’re both so bent out of shape

Maybe we can twist around each other and make it look like we are straight

If I hold you up, will you hold me down?

And we could stand right here together when the pain comes back around. 

We’ll laugh it down


The sun came up the truck got hot      And we opened up our eyes to see an empty parking lot

I said “grease?” you said “why not”            And we hit the local diner to treat our hangovers with slop

And we laughed, fell in love, almost forgot that we were broke      Then we helped each other sneak out of the bathroom window

We tore out of that place and when I ground through the gears       You slid over next to me 

and you’ve been riding there for years


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There’s more than one way sleeping off a drunk can save your life

Cause she saved mine that night

Now the years they’ve ravaged on 

And I worry about what life will be like when one of us is gone

So I treat each day I have with you like it is a gift

Twisted, straight, or bent I’d never trade this life we lived

Ain't A Lotta Water

Woke up early in the afternoon

Not sure what city but it’s cold as a tomb

Through the rain on the windshield the wipers curl

It ain’t a lot of water but it’s drowning my world

Oh God I don’t know how I’ll ever keep this dirty van on the road

Do I still got a reason to go home

“Oh my dear, I think it’s time to go” 

Said the woman that I love above a puddle on the floor

I don’t know why I’m crying I’ve spilt milk many times

It aint a lot of water but it changing my life

Oh God I don’t know how I’ll ever keep this speeding van on the road

Now i got a reason to go home

Alone on a front porch she waits for me

But I stuck on a roadside in Tennessee

A tear in the eyes of a pretty little girl

It aint a lot of water but it’s drowning my world 

Oh God I don’t know how I’ll ever keep this broken van on the road

Hope I still got a reason to go home

O.S.B.

OSB is all that I could afford

She said “whoa is me I think it looks worse than it did before”

Then I kiss her lips and she smiles

And like so many times before we fall into a pile 


Chorus

And we love our way through this

No matter what it is I know we’ll get through it

When we love our way through this

All we need is trust things work out for us


LSD found left over in a drawer

She said “Whoa is me I don’t think we’re in college anymore”

Then I take her hand and we start

Finding new ways to make each other see the stars


Chorus


DVD of our wedding day

She said “whoa is me I just can’t get this thing to play”

I hold her and look into her eyes

And say I don’t need no f-in tape to remember that night


Chorus

Black Jacket

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I put on my black jacket, and we walked down to the grave we celebrated the thin line between stupid and brave 

and the sun beat down so hot that day on a hundred broken souls.

I put on my black jacket but I'm still cold.

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She said "Ben I've always loved you and I guess I always will. 

We're changing and there's places in my heart you just can't fill."

She promises to stay in touch and whispers "you're a good man"

well I whispered just not good enough for you, I guess

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you don't get what you deserve, you just get what you get. 

You don't get to say NOT ME

You just get to say NOT YET

Your time is coming, it's just the way life is. You don't get what you deserve, you just get what you get.

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Yeah I loosen my black jacket as we walk into the bar

and we talk about the good times and redress our open scars

and the whiskey and the old songs might keep me warm tonight

and I'll hang up my black jacket, till the next time.

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you don't get what you deserve, you just get what you get. 

You don't get to say NOT ME

You just get to say NOT YET

Your time is coming, it's just the way life is. You don't get what you deserve, you just get what you get.


you don't get what you deserve, you just get what you get. 

You don't get to say NOT ME

You just get to say NOT YET

Your time is coming, it's just the way life is. You don't get what you deserve, you just get what you get.