songs that take place in a bar

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  1. Lorelei Lee

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    It's nine o'clock on a Saturday
    The Regular crowd shuffles in
    There's an old man sitting next to me
    Makin' love to his tonic and gin

    He says, "Son, can you play me a memory
    I'm not really sure how it goes
    But it's sad and it's sweet and I knew it complete
    When I wore a younger man's clothes."

    La la la, di da da
    La la, di da da da dum

    Chorus:
    Sing us a song, you're the piano man
    Sing us a song tonight
    Well, we're all in the mood for a melody
    And you've got us feelin' alright

    Now John at the bar is a friend of mine
    He gets me my drinks for free
    And he's quick with a joke or to light up your smoke
    But there's someplace that he'd rather be
    He says, "Bill, I believe this is killing me."
    As the smile ran away from his face
    "Well I'm sure that I could be a movie star
    If I could get out of this place"

    Oh, la la la, di da da
    La la, di da da da dum

    And the waitress is practicing politics
    As the businessmen slowly get stoned
    Yes, they're sharing a drink they call loneliness
    But it's better than drinkin' alone

    Chorus
    Sing us a song you're the piano man
    Sing us a song tonight
    Well we're all in the mood for a melody
    And you got us feeling alright

    Now Paul is a real estate novelist
    Who never had time for a wife
    And he's talkin' with Davy, who's still in the Navy
    And probably will be for life

    It's a pretty good crowd for a Saturday
    And the manager gives me a smile
    'Cause he knows that it's me they've been comin' to see
    To forget about life for a while
    And the piano, it sounds like a carnival
    And the microphone smells like a beer
    And they sit at the bar and put bread in my jar
    And say, "Man, what are you doin' here?"

    Oh, la la la, di da da
    La la, di da da da dum

    Chorus:
    Sing us a song you're the piano man
    Sing us a song tonight
    Well we're all in the mood for a melody
    And you got us feeling alright
     
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  3. Praying Colonel

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    I Love This Bar--Toby Keith:

    We got winners, we got losers,
    Chain smokers and boozers.
    An' we got yuppies, we got bikers,
    An' we got , thirsty hitchhikers.
    And the girls next door dress up like movie stars.
    Mm, mm, mm, mm, mm, I love this bar.
    We got cowboys, we got truckers,
    Broken hearted fools and suckers.
    An' we got hustlers, we got fighters,
    Early birds and all nighters.
    And the veterans talk about their battle scars:
    Mm, mm, mm, mm, mm, I love this bar.

    I love this bar,
    It's my kind of place.
    Just walk in through the front door,
    Puts a big smile on my face.
    It ain't too far, come as you are.
    Mm, mm, mm, mm, mm, I love this bar.

    I've seen short skirts, we've got high-techs,
    Blue collar boys and rednecks.
    An' we got lovers, lots of lookers,
    An' I've even seen dancin' girls and hookers,
    And we like to drink our beer from a mason jar:
    Mm, mm, mm, mm, mm, I love this bar, yes I do!

    I like my truck, (I like my truck),
    An' I like my girlfriend, ( I like my girlfriend),
    I like to take her out to dinner,
    I like a movie now and then

    But I love this bar,
    It's my kind of place.
    Just trolling around the dance floor,
    Puts a big smile on my face.
    No cover charge, come as you are.
    Mm, mm, mm, mm, mm, I love this bar.
    Mm, mm, mm, mm, mm, I just love this ol' bar.
     
  4. wvjules

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    Coward of the County - Kenny Rogers

    Ev'ryone considered him the coward of the county.
    He'd never stood one single time to prove the county wrong.
    His mama named him Tommy, the folks just called him yellow,
    But something always told me they were reading Tommy wrong.

    He was only ten years old when his daddy died in prison.
    I looked after Tommy 'cause he was my brother's son.
    I still recall the final words my brother said to Tommy:
    "Son, my life is over, but yours is just begun.

    Promise me, son, not to do the things I've done.
    Walk away from trouble if you can.
    Now it won't mean you're weak if you turn the other cheek.
    I hope you're old enough to understand:
    Son, you don't have to fight to be a man."

    There's someone for ev'ryone and Tommy's love was Becky.
    In her arms he didn't have to prove he was a man.
    One day while he was workin' the Gatlin boys came callin'.
    They took turns at Becky.... n' there was three of them!

    Tommy opened up the door and saw his Becky cryin'.
    The torn dress, the shattered look was more than he could stand.
    He reached above the fireplace and took down his daddy's picture.
    As his tears fell on his daddy's face, He heard these words again:

    "Promise me, son, not to do the things I've done.
    Walk away from trouble if you can.
    Now it won't mean you're weak if you turn the other cheek.
    I hope you're old enough to understand:
    Son, you don't have to fight to be a man."

    The Gatlin boys just laughed at him when he walked into the barroom.
    One of them got up and met him halfway 'cross the floor.
    When Tommy turned around they said, "Hey look! ol' yellow's leavin'."
    But you coulda heard a pin drop when Tommy stopped and locked
    The door.

    Twenty years of crawlin' was bottled up inside him.
    He wasn't holdin' nothin' back; he let 'em have it all.
    When Tommy left the barroom not a Gatlin boy was standin'.
    He said, "This one's for Becky," as he watched the last one fall.
    And I heard him say,

    "I promised you, Dad, not to do the things you done.
    I've walked away from trouble when I can.
    Now please don't think I'm weak, I didn't turn the other cheek,
    And Papa, I sure hope you understand:
    Sometimes you gotta fight when you're a man."

    Ev'ryone considered him the coward of the county.
     
  5. Jestocost

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    One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer by Rudy Toombs (The most well-known recordings would be those by John Lee Hooker in 1966 and George Thorogood in 1977.)

    Wanna tell you a story,
    About the house-man blues
    I come home one Friday,
    Had to tell the landlady I done lost my job
    She said that don't confront me,
    Long as I get my money next Friday
    Now next Friday come I didn't get the rent,
    And out the door I went

    So I goes to the landlady,
    I said, "You let me slide?"
    I'll have the rent for you tomorrow
    Or the next day I don't know
    So said let me slide it on you know people,
    I notice when I come home in the evening
    She ain't got nothing nice to say to me,
    But for five year she was so nice
    Lord she was lovey-dovey,
    I come home one particular evening
    The landlady said, "You got the rent money yet?",
    I said, "No, can't find no job,
    Therefore I ain't got no money to pay the rent"
    She said "I don't believe you're tryin' to find no job"
    Said "I seen you today you was standin' on a corner,
    Leaning up against a post"
    I said "But I'm tired, I've been walkin' all day"
    She said "That don't confront me,
    Long as I get my money next Friday"
    Now next Friday come I didn't have the rent,
    And out the door I went

    So I go down the streets,
    Down to my good friend's house
    I said "Look man I'm outdoors you know,
    Can I stay with you maybe a couple days?"
    He said "Uh, let me go and ask my wife"
    He come out of the house,
    I could see it in his face
    I know that was no
    He said "I don't know man, ah she kinda funny, you know"
    I said "I know, everybody funny, now you funny too"
    So I go back home
    I tell the landlady I got a job, I'm gonna pay the rent
    She said "Yeah?" I said "Oh yeah"
    And then she was so nice,
    Lord, she was lovey-dovey
    So I go in my room, pack up my things and I go,
    I slip on out the back door and down the streets I go
    She a-howlin' about the front rent, she'll be lucky to get any back rent,
    She ain't gonna get none of it
    So I stop in the local bar you know people,
    I go to the bar, I ring my coat, I call the bartender
    Said "Look man, come down here", he got down there
    So what you want?

    One bourbon, one scotch, one beer
    Well I ain't seen my baby since I don't know when,
    I've been drinking bourbon, whiskey, scotch and gin
    Gonna get high man, I'm gonna get loose,
    Need me a triple shot of that juice
    Gonna get drunk, don't you have no fear
    I want one bourbon, one scotch and one beer
    One bourbon, one scotch, one beer

    But I'm sitting now at the bar,
    I'm getting drunk, I'm feelin' mellow
    I'm drinkin' bourbon, I'm drinkin' scotch, I'm drinkin' beer
    Looked down the bar, here come the bartender
    I said "Look man, come down here"
    So what you want?

    One bourbon, one scotch, one beer
    No, I ain't seen my baby since the night before last,
    Gotta get a drink man, I'm gonna get gassed
    Gonna get high man, I ain't had enough,
    Need me a triple shot of that stuff
    Gonna get drunk, won't you listen right here,
    I want one bourbon, one shot and one beer
    One bourbon, one scotch, one beer

    Now by this time I'm plenty high,
    You know when your mouth a-getting dry you're plenty high
    Looked down the bar I say to my bartender
    I said "Look man, come down here", he got down there
    So what you want this time?
    I said "Look man, a-what time is it?"
    He said "The clock on the wall say three o'clock.
    Last call for alcohol, so what you need?"

    One bourbon, one scotch, one beer
    No, I ain't seen my baby since a nigh' on a week,
    Gotta get drunk man, so I can't even speak
    Gonna get high man, listen to me,
    One drink ain't enough Jack, you better make it three
    I wanna get drunk, I'm gonna make it real clear,
    I want one bourbon, one scotch and one beer
    One bourbon, one scotch, one beer
     
  6. PrincessShmoo

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    FRANKIE AND JOHNNY Elvis Presley

    Frankie and me we were lovers
    Oh Lordy how we could love
    Swore we'd be true to each other
    Just as true as stars above
    I was her man, she caught me doing her wrong.
    My luck in poker was fading
    When a new gal caught my eye
    I gambled, I tried to change my luck
    With a chick named Nellie Bly
    I was Frankie's man but I was doing her wrong.
    Yeah! Frankie came looking to find me
    Yes, she wasn't looking for fun
    For in her sweet loving hand
    She was totin' a 44 gun
    To shoot her man if he was doin' her wrong
    Well Frankie walked into the bar room
    And right there in front of her eyes
    There was her loving Johnny
    Making love to that Nellie Bly
    I was her man, she caught me doing her wrong.
    Frankie, I beg, Please don't shoot me
    Well they'll put you away in a cell
    You know they'll put your where the cold wind blows
    From the hottest corner in hell
    I'm your man, I know I done you wrong.
    Easy on the roll, real easy
    Easy on the roll, real slow
    Roll me over real gently
    'Cause my wound hurts me so
    Well I was her man
    Well I done her wrong
    Well Frankie told Johnny
    Well this is the end of my song
    I was her man, well I done her wrong
    Well, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey
    Done her wrong
     
  7. Aladora

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    Closing Time by Leonard Cohen

    Ah we're drinking and we're dancing
    and the band is really happening
    and the Johnny Walker wisdom running high
    And my very sweet companion
    she's the Angel of Compassion
    she's rubbing half the world against her thigh
    And every drinker every dancer
    lifts a happy face to thank her
    the fiddler fiddles something so sublime
    all the women tear their blouses off
    and the men they dance on the polka-dots
    and it's partner found, it's partner lost
    and it's hell to pay when the fiddler stops:
    it's CLOSING TIME

    Yeah the women tear their blouses off
    and the men they dance on the polka-dots
    and it's partner found, it's partner lost
    and it's hell to pay when the fiddler stops:
    it's CLOSING TIME

    Ah we're lonely, we're romantic
    and the cider's laced with acid
    and the Holy Spirit's crying, "Where's the beef?"
    And the moon is swimming naked
    and the summer night is fragrant
    with a mighty expectation of relief
    So we struggle and we stagger
    down the snakes and up the ladder
    to the tower where the blessed hours chime
    and I swear it happened just like this:
    a sigh, a cry, a hungry kiss
    the Gates of Love they budged an inch
    I can't say much has happened since
    but CLOSING TIME

    I swear it happened just like this:
    a sigh, a cry, a hungry kiss
    the Gates of Love they budged an inch
    I can't say much has happened since
    CLOSING TIME

    I loved you for your beauty
    but that doesn't make a fool of me:
    you were in it for your beauty too
    and I loved you for your body
    there's a voice that sounds like God to me
    declaring, declaring, declaring that your body's really you
    And I loved you when our love was blessed
    and I love you now there's nothing left
    but sorrow and a sense of overtime
    and I missed you since the place got wrecked
    And I just don't care what happens next
    looks like freedom but it feels like death
    it's something in between, I guess
    it's CLOSING TIME

    Yeah I missed you since the place got wrecked
    By the winds of change and the weeds of sex
    looks like freedom but it feels like death
    it's something in between, I guess
    it's CLOSING TIME

    Yeah we're drinking and we're dancing
    but there's nothing really happening
    and the place is dead as Heaven on a Saturday night
    And my very close companion
    gets me fumbling gets me laughing
    she's a hundred but she's wearing
    something tight
    and I lift my glass to the Awful Truth
    which you can't reveal to the Ears of Youth
    except to say it isn't worth a dime
    And the whole damn place goes crazy twice
    and it's once for the devil and once for Christ
    but the Boss don't like these dizzy heights
    we're busted in the blinding lights,
    busted in the blinding lights
    of CLOSING TIME

    The whole damn place goes crazy twice
    and it's once for the devil and once for Christ
    but the Boss don't like these dizzy heights
    we're busted in the blinding lights,
    busted in the blinding lights
    of CLOSING TIME

    Oh the women tear their blouses off the men they dance on the polka-dots
    It's CLOSING TIME
    And it's partner found, it's partner lost
    and it's hell to pay when the fiddler stops
    It's CLOSING TIME
    I swear it happened just like this:
    a sigh, a cry, a hungry kiss
    It's CLOSING TIME
    The Gates of Love they budged an inch
    I can't say much has happened since
    But CLOSING TIME
    I loved you when our love was blessed
    I love you now there's nothing left
    But CLOSING TIME
    I miss you since the place got wrecked
    By the winds of change and the weeds of sex.
     
  8. PrincessShmoo

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    ONE FOR MY BABY Frank Sinatra

    It's quarter to three
    There ain't no one in the place
    except you and me
    So set 'em up, Joe
    I've got a little story you ought to know
    Were drinkin', my friend
    To the end of a brief episode
    So make it one for my baby
    And one more for the road

    I got the routine
    So drop another nickel in the machine
    I'm feeling so bad
    Wish you'd make the music pretty and sad?
    Could tell you a lot
    But you've got to be true to your code
    Make it one for my baby
    And one more for the road

    You'd never know it
    But, buddy, I'm a kind of poet
    and I got a lot of things to say
    And when I'm gloomy, you simply gotta listen to me
    Until its talked away

    Well, that's how it goes
    And Joe, I know you're gettin' kinda anxious to close
    So thanks for the cheer
    I hope you didn't mind my bendin' your ear
    This torch that I've found
    Must be drowned or it soon might explode
    So make it one for my baby
    One more for the road

    A long, long road
     
  9. CupcakeKelly

    CupcakeKelly This sleeve of Thin Mints IS my breakfast

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    "I Hope That I Don't Fall In Love With You" by Tom Waits

    Well I hope that I don't fall in love with you.
    'Cause falling in love just makes me blue.
    Well the music plays and you display your heart for me to see,
    I had a beer and now I hear you calling out for me.
    And I hope that I don't fall in love with you.
    Well the room is crowded, people everywhere
    And I wonder should I offer you a chair?
    Well if you sit down with this old clown,
    Take that frown and break it, before the evening's gone away,
    I think that we could make it,
    And I hope that I don't fall in love with you.
    Well the night does funny things inside a man.
    These old tomcat feelings you don't understand,
    Well I turn around to look at you; you light a cigarette,
    I wish I had the guts to bum one, but we've never met.
    And I hope that I don't fall in love with you.
    I can see that you are lonesome just like me,
    And it being late, You'd like some some company.
    Well I turn around to look at you, and you look back at me,
    The guy you're with has up and split the chair next to you's free.
    And I hope that you don't fall in love with me.
    Now it's closing time, the music's fading out.
    Last call for drinks, I'll have another stout.
    Well I turn around to look at you; you're nowhere to be found,
    I search the place for your lost face,
    Guess I'll have another round.
    And I think that I just fell in love with you.
     
  10. JennaDeeDooDah

    JennaDeeDooDah My oh my what a wonderful day!

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    The Chair by George Strait

    Well, excuse me, but I think you've got my chair.
    No, that one's not taken, I don't mind
    If you sit here, I'll be glad to share.
    Yeah, it's usually packed here on Friday nights.

    Oh, if you don't mind, could I talk you out of a light.
    Well, thank you, could I drink you a buy?
    Oh, listen to me, what I mean is can I buy you a drink?
    Anything you please.

    Oh, you're welcome, well, I don't think I caught your name.
    Are you waiting for someone to meet you here?
    Well, that makes two of us glad you came.

    No, I don't know the name of the band, but they're good.
    Aren't they, would you like to dance?
    Yeah, I like the song too, it reminds me of you and me.
    Baby do you think there's a chance
    That later on I could drive you home?

    No, I don't mind at all.
    Oh, I like you too, and to tell you the truth
    That wasn't my chair after all.
    Oh, I like you too, and to tell you the truth
    That wasn't my chair after all.
     
  11. Darcy03231

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    Gimme Three Steps - Lynyrd Skynyrd

    I was cutting the rug
    Down at place called The Jug
    With a girl named Linda Lou
    When in walked a man
    With a gun in his hand
    And he was looking for you know who
    He said, "Hey there, fellow
    With the hair colored yellow
    Whatcha tryin' to prove?
    'Cause that's my woman there
    And I'm a man who cares
    And this might be all for you"
    I said, "Excuse me"

    I was scared and fearing for my life
    I was shaking like a leaf on a tree
    'Cause he was lean, mean
    Big and bad, Lord
    Pointin' that gun on me
    "Oh, wait a minute, mister
    I didn't even kiss her
    Don't want no trouble with you
    And I know you don't owe me
    But I wish you'd let me
    Ask one favor from you"

    "Oh, won't you
    Gimme three steps, gimme three steps, mister
    Gimme three steps toward the door?
    Gimme three steps, gimme three steps, mister
    And you'll never see me no more"

    For, sure

    Well the crowd cleared away
    And I began to pray
    And the water fell on the floor
    And I'm telling you, son
    Well, it ain't no fun
    Staring straight down a forty-four
    Well, he turned and screamed at Linda Lou
    And that's the break I was looking for
    Well, you could hear me screaming a mile away
    I was headed out toward the door

    "Oh, won't you
    Gimme three steps, gimme three steps, mister
    Gimme three steps toward the door?
    Gimme three steps, gimme three steps, mister
    And you'll never see me no more"
     
  12. Kogo Shuko

    Kogo Shuko There is no Kogo Shuko, only Zuul.

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    The Good Stuff by Kenny Chesney

    Well, me an' my lady had our first big fight,
    So I drove around 'til I saw the neon light.
    At a corner bar, an it just seemed right.
    So I pulled up.

    Not a soul around but the old bar keep,
    Down at the end an' looking half asleep.
    But he walked up, an' said : "What'll it be?"
    I said: "The good stuff."

    He didn't reach around for the whiskey;
    He didn't pour me a beer.
    His blue eyes kinda went misty,
    He said: "You can't find that here.

    "'*** it's the first long kiss on a second date.
    "Momma's all worried when you get home late.
    "And droppin' the ring in the spaghetti plate,
    "'*** your hands are shakin' so much.
    "An' it's the way that she looks with the rice in her hair.
    "Eatin' burnt suppers the whole first year
    "An' askin' for seconds to keep her from tearin' up.
    "Yeah, man, that's the good stuff."

    He grabbed a carton of milk an' he poured a glass.
    An' I smiled an' said: "I'll have some of that."
    We sat there an' talked as an hour passed,
    Like old friends.

    I saw a black an' white picture an' he caught my stare,
    It was a pretty girl with bouffant hair.
    He said: "That's my Bonnie,
    "Taken 'bout a year after we _ wed."

    He said "Spent five years in the bottle,
    "When the cancer took her from me.
    "But I've been sober three years now,
    "'*** the one thing stronger than the whiskey:

    "Was the sight of her holdin' my baby girl.
    "The way she adored that string of pearls,
    "I gave her the day that our youngest boy, Earl,
    "Married his high school love."
    "An' it's a new tee-shirt saying: 'I'm a Grandpa'.
    "Bein' right there as our time got small,
    "An' holdin' her hand, when the Good Lord called her up,
    "Yeah, man, that's the good stuff."

    He said: "When you get home, she'll start to cry.
    "When she says: 'I'm sorry,' say: 'So am I.'
    "An' look into those eyes, so deep in love,
    "And drink it up.
    "'*** that's the good stuff.
    "That's the good stuff.
     
  13. BlueStarryHat

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    LUCILLE by Kenny Rogers


    In a bar in Toledo,across from the depot,
    On a barstool she took off her ring.
    I thought I'd get closer
    So I walked on over.
    I sat down and asked her her name.
    When the drinks finally hit her,
    She said,"I'm no quitter,
    But I finally quit living on dreams.
    I'm hungry for laughter,
    Here ever after
    I'm after whatever the other life brings."

    In the mirror I saw him,
    And I closely watched him.
    I thought how he looked out of place.
    He came to the woman
    Who sat there beside me.
    He had a strange look on his face.
    The big hands were calloused,
    He looked like a mountain,
    For a minute I thought I was dead.
    But he started shaking,
    His big heart was breaking,
    He turned to the woman and said,

    "You picked a fine time to leave me,Lucille
    With four hungry children and a crop in the field.
    I've had some bad times,
    Lived through some sad times,
    This time the hurtin' won't heal.
    You picked a fine time to leave me,Lucille.

    After he left us,I ordered more whiskey.
    I thought how she'd made him look small.
    From the lights of the barroom to the rented hotel room
    We walked without talking at all.
    She was a beauty,but when she came to me
    She must have thought I'd lost my mind.
    I couldn't hold her, for the words that he told her
    Kept comin' back time after time.

    "You picked a fine time to leave me,Lucille
    With four hungry children and a crop in the field.
    I've had some bad times,
    Lived through some sad times,
    This time the hurtin' won't heal.
    You picked a fine time to leave me,Lucille.

    "You picked a fine time to leave me,Lucille
    With four hungry children and a crop in the field.
    I've had some bad times,
    Lived through some sad times,
    This time the hurtin' won't heal.
    You picked a fine time to leave me,Lucille.
     
  14. shoney

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    Closing Time by Semisonic

    "Closing Time"


    Closing time
    Open all the doors and let you out into the world
    Closing time
    Turn all of the lights on over every boy and every girl
    Closing time
    One last call for alcohol so finish your whiskey or beer
    Closing time
    You don't have to go home but you can't stay here

    [Chorus:]
    I know who I want to take me home
    I know who I want to take me home
    I know who I want to take me home
    Take me home

    Closing time
    Time for you to go out to the places you will be from
    Closing time
    This room won't be open till your brothers or your sisters come
    So gather up your jackets, move it to the exits
    I hope you have found a friend
    Closing time
    Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end

    [Chorus:]
    I know who I want to take me home
    I know who I want to take me home
    I know who I want to take me home
    Take me home

    Closing time
    Time for you to go out to the places you will be from

    [Chorus:]
    I know who I want to take me home
    I know who I want to take me home
    I know who I want to take me home
    Take me home

    Closing time
    Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end
     
  15. topolino

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    Roller Derby Queen - Jim Croce

    Gonna tell you a story that you won't believe
    But I fell in love last Friday evenin'
    With a girl I saw on a bar room T.V. screen

    Well I was just gettin' ready to get my hat
    When she caught my eye and I put it back
    And I ordered myself a couple o' more shots and beers

    The night that I fell in love with a Roller Derby Queen
    Round and round, oh round and round
    The meanest hunk o' woman
    That anybody ever seen
    Down in the arena

    She was five foot six and two fifteen
    A bleached-blonde mama
    With a streak of mean
    She knew how to knuckle
    And she knew how to scuffle and fight

    And the roller derby program said
    That she was built like a 'fridgerator with a head
    Her fans call her "Tuffy"
    But all her buddies called her "Spike"

    You know that I fell in love with a Roller Derby Queen
    Round and round, oh round and round
    The meanest hunk o' woman
    That anybody ever seen
    Down in the arena

    Round and round, go round and round
    Round and round, go round and round
    Round and round

    Well I could not help it
    But to fall in love
    With this heavy-duty woman
    I been speakin' of
    Things looked kind of bad
    Until the day she skated into my life

    Well she might be nasty
    She might be fat
    But I never met a person
    Who would tell her that
    She's my big blonde bomber
    My heavy handed Hackensack mama

    You know that I fell in love with a Roller Derby Queen
    Round and round, oh round and round
    The meanest hunk o' woman
    That anybody ever seen
    Down in the arena

    Round and round, go round and round
    Round and round, go round and round
    Round and round
     
  16. My2Qtz0205

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    "I've Got Friends in Low Places". Garth Brooks
    GARTH BROOKS - FRIENDS IN LOW PLACES LYRICS


    Blame it all on my roots,
    I showed up in boots,
    And ruined your black tie affair.

    The last one to know,
    The last one to show,
    I was the last one you thought you'd see there.

    And I saw a surprise,
    And the fear in his eyes,
    When I took his glass of champagne,

    I toasted you,
    Said honey we may be through,
    But you'll never hear me complain,

    (Chorus)
    'Cause I got friends in low places,
    Where the Whiskey drowns,
    And the Beer chases my blues away,
    But I'll be okay,
    Now I'm not big on social graces,
    Think I'll slip on down to the oasis,
    Oh I got friends,
    In low places.

    I guess I was wrong I just don't belong
    but then I've been there before, everything's alright
    I'll just say goodnight and I'll show myself to the door
    Hey I didn't mean to cause a big scene just give me an
    hour and then, I'll be as high as that Ivory Tower that you're living in!

    Chorus

    I guess I was wrong I just don't belong
    but then I've been there before, everything's alright
    I'll just say goodnight and I'll show myself to the door
    Hey I didn't mean to cause a big scene just wait 'til I finish this glass
    Then, sweet little lady I'll head back to the bar (haha) and you can kiss my ***

    Chorus
     
  17. Snoopymom

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    Love Tom Waits!!!! Got to see him a few years ago!

    Goo Goo Dolls - Broadway

    Broadway's dark tonight
    A little bit weaker than you used to be
    Broadway's dark tonight
    See the young man sittin' in the old man's bar
    Waitin' for his turn to die

    The cowboy kills the rock star
    And Friday night's gone too far
    The dim light hides the years
    On all the faded girls

    Forgotten but not gone
    You drink it off your mind
    You talk about the world like it's someplace that you've been

    You see, you'd love to run home, but you know you ain't got one
    Cuz you're livin' in a world that you're best forgotten, around here

    Broadway's dark tonight
    A little bit weaker than you used to be
    Broadway's dark tonight
    See the young man sittin' in the old man's bar
    Waitin' for his turn to die

    You choke down all your anger
    Forget your only son
    You pray to statues when you sober up for fun
    Your anger don't impress me
    The world slapped in your face
    It always rains like hell on the loser's day parade

    You see, you'd love to run home, but you know you ain't got one
    Cuz you're livin' in a world that you're best forgotten
    When you're thinkin' you're a joke and nobody's gonna listen
    To the one small point I know they've been missing around here

    Broadway's dark tonight
    A little bit weaker than you used to be
    Broadway's dark tonight
    See the young man sittin' in the old man's bar
    Waitin' for his turn to die

    You see, you'd love to run home, but you know you ain't got one
    Cuz you're livin' in a world that you're best forgotten
    When you're thinkin' you're a joke and nobody's gonna listen
    To the one small point I know they've been missing around here
    Round here, yeah
    Round here

    Broadway's dark tonight
    A little bit weaker than you used to be
    Broadway's dark tonight
    See the young man sittin' in the old man's bar
    Waitin' for his turn to die
     
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  19. topolino

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    Great song. What some people don't know is that the Broadway in this song refers to a street in Buffalo, NY, and not a Broadway in a different city.
     
  20. Adipoo

    Adipoo Mouseketeer

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    Sultans of Swing by Dire Straits/Mark Knopfler lyrics



    You get a shiver in the dark
    It's raining in the park but meantime
    South of the river you stop and you hold everything
    A band is blowing Dixie double four time
    You feel alright when you hear that music ring

    You step inside but you don't see too many faces
    Coming in out of the rain to hear the jazz go down
    Too much competition too many other places
    But not too many horns can make that sound
    Way on downsouth way on downsouth London town

    You check out Guitar George he knows all the chords
    Mind he's strictly rhythm he doesn't want to make it cry or sing
    And an old guitar is all he can afford
    When he gets up under the lights to play his thing

    And Harry doesn't mind if he doesn't make the scene
    He's got a daytime job he's doing alright
    He can play honky tonk just like anything
    Saving it up for Friday night
    With the Sultans with the Sultans of Swing

    And a crowd of young boys they're fooling around in the corner
    Drunk and dressed in their best brown baggies and their platform soles
    They don't give a damn about any trumpet playing band
    It ain't what they call rock and roll
    And the Sultans played Creole

    And then the man he steps right up to the microphone
    And says at last just as the time bell rings
    'Thank you goodnight now it's time to go home'
    And he makes it fast with one more thing
    'We are the Sultans of Swing'

    Saw Mr. Knopfler perform this in London a couple weeks ago and at 63, he still has it. The twiddly bits still make the crowd wild!
     
  21. Scrappy_Tink

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    This first song that came to my mind was Christmas Eve by the Trans Siberian Orchestra...

    CHRISTMAS EVE

    IN AN OLD CITY BAR
    THAT IS NEVER TOO FAR
    FROM THE PLACES THAT GATHER
    THE DREAMS THAT HAVE BEEN

    IN THE SAFETY OF NIGHT
    WITH IT'S OLD NEON LIGHT
    IT BECKONS TO STRANGERS
    AND THEY ALWAYS COME IN

    AND THE SNOW IT WAS FALLING
    THE NEON WAS CALLING
    THE MUSIC WAS LOW
    AND THE NIGHT
    CHRISTMAS EVE

    AND HERE WAS THE DANGER
    THAT EVEN WITH STRANGERS
    INSIDE OF THIS NIGHT
    IT WAS EASIER TO BELIEVE

    FOR IT WAS INTO THIS BAR
    THAT I HAPPENED TO WANDER
    TO STARE INTO A GLASS
    AND MY UNIVERSE PONDER

    SO I WALKED UP TO THE COUNTER
    SHOOK THE SNOW OFF MY COAT
    THEN I ORDERED A WHISKEY
    THAT I USED LIKE A MOAT

    BUT AN OLD MAN SOON JOINED ME
    AND ASKED IF I KNEW THE TIME
    ONE WORD LED TO ANOTHER
    AND SOMEHOW I DIDN'T MIND

    THEN HE OFFERED A DRINK
    FROM A BOTTLE 'NEATH HIS COAT
    AND HE SMILED A LITTLE SMILE
    AS IT TRICKLED DOWN MY THROAT

    AND I FELT MYSELF RELAXING
    HERE AMONG THE GHOSTS THAT FAILED
    THEN THE OLD MAN TOPPED MY GLASS OFF
    AND BEGAN THIS LITTLE TALE

    IN THE MOMENTS OF OUR LIVES
    BOTH THE JOYOUS AND THE TRAGIC
    IF THE TRUTH IS TO BE TOLD
    WE ARE ALL PURSUING MAGIC

    AND THE MAGIC THAT WE SEEK
    AS WE'RE SURE YOU HAVE DISCOVERED
    CAN BE FOUND IN CERTAIN PLACES
    FAR MORE EASILY THAN OTHERS

    IN THE SAND BENEATH THE SPHINX
    IN THE DREAMS OF CANDLELIGHT
    BUT THE SUREST PLACE OF ALL
    IS IN THE FORGIVING WORLD OF NIGHT

    AND OF ALL THE NIGHTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
    THAT COME AND GENTLY LEAVE
    NONE HOLD THE DREAM OF MAGIC
    LIKE THE EVENING, CHRISTMAS EVE

    AND SO IT'S ON THIS NIGHT
    WITH IT'S PROMISE DEEP WITHIN
    AS THE SNOW NOW STARTS TO FALL
    OUR STORY DOES BEGIN
     

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