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  1. CocaColaGuy

    CocaColaGuy That's what she said.

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    People are Crazy by Billy Currington

    This old man and me,
    were at the bar and we
    Were having us some beers
    and swapping I don't cares
    Talking politics,
    blonde and red-head chicks
    Old dogs and new tricks
    and habits we ain't kicked

    We talked about Gods grace
    and all the hell we raised
    Then I heard the ol' man say;
    God is great, beer is good and people are crazy

    He said "I fought two wars,
    Been married and divorced"
    What brings you to Ohio?
    He said "Damned if I know"
    We talked an hour or two
    about every girl we knew
    What all we put them through
    Like two old boys will do

    We pondered life and death
    He lit a cigarette
    He said "These damn things will kill me yet;
    But God is great, beer is good and people are crazy"

    Last call its 2 A.M.
    I said goodbye to him
    I never talk to him again
    Then one sunny day,
    I saw the old mans face
    Front page Obituary,
    he was a millionaire
    he left his fortune to
    some guy he barely knew,
    his kids were mad as hell
    But me, Im doing well

    And I dropped by today,
    to just say thanks and pray,
    I left a six-pack right there on his grave
    and i said; God is great, beer is good, and people are crazy.

    God is great, beer is good, and people are crazy.

    God is great, beer is good, and people are crazy.
     
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  3. Disneylover99

    Disneylover99 DIS Veteran

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    All I Wanna Do - Sheryl Crow

    "We are drinking beer at noon on Tuesday in a bar that faces a giant car wash"
     
  4. aristocatz

    aristocatz DIS Veteran

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    I was gonna choose this too-I'm a big Tom Waits fan!!!! :cool1:
     
  5. aristocatz

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    Me too-on his last US Tour, we finally got to see him in Birmingham, AL & Mobile, AL. Amazing shows!
     
  6. JessicaR

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    Lady Gaga - You and I


    You taste like whiskey when you kiss me oooh
    I’ll give up anything again to be your baby doll
    Yeah this time I’m not leaving without you

    You said sit back down where you belong
    In the corner of my bar with your high heels on

    Sit back down on the couch where we
    Made love for the first time
    And you said to me

    There’s something, something about this place
    Something about lonely nights and my lipstick on your face
    Something something about my cool Nebraska guy
    Yeah something about
    Baby you and I

    Been two years since I let you go,
    I could’ve listened to a joke for rock n roll
    And muscle cars drove a truck right through my heart

    You taste like whiskey when you kiss me oooh
    I’ll give up anything again to be your baby doll
    Yeah this time I’m not leaving without you

    You said sit back down where you belong
    In the corner of my bar with your high heels on
    Sit back down on the couch where we
    Made love for the first time and you said to me,

    There’s something, something about this place
    Something about lonely nights and my lipstick on your face
    Something something about my cool Nebraska guy

    Yeah something about, baby you and I
    You and I
    You, you and I
    You, you and I
    You you and I
    You and I
    You you and I
    You you and I

    [piano solo]

    You said sit back down where you belong
    In the corner of my bar with your high heels on
    Yeah you like the red ones
    Sit back down on the couch where we Made love for the first time and you said to me,

    There’s something, something about this place
    Something about lonely nights and my lipstick on your face
    Something something about my cool Nebraska guy
    Yeah something about
    Baby you and I

    You and I
    You and I
    You you and I
    You you and I
    You and I

    You you and I
    You you and I
    You you and I

    Been along time since I came around
    Its been along time but I’m back in town
    And this time I’m not leaving without you
     
  7. lovesmurfs

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    "Copacabana (At The Copa)"

    Her name was Lola, she was a showgirl
    With yellow feathers in her hair and a dress cut down to there
    She would merengue and do the cha-cha
    And while she tried to be a star
    Tony always tended bar
    Across the crowded floor, they worked from 8 til 4
    They were young and they had each other
    Who could ask for more?

    [Chorus:]
    At the copa (CO!) Copacabana (Copacabana)
    The hottest spot north of Havana (here)
    At the copa (CO!) Copacabana
    Music and passion were always in fashion
    At the copa.... they fell in love

    His name was Rico
    He wore a diamond
    He was escorted to his chair, he saw Lola dancing there
    And when she finished,he called her over
    But Rico went a bit to far
    Tony sailed across the bar
    And then the punches flew and chairs were smashed in two
    There was blood and a single gun shot
    But just who shot who?

    [Chorus]

    At the copa... she lost her love

    Her name is Lola, she was a showgirl,
    But that was 30 years ago, when they used to have a show
    Now it's a disco, but not for Lola,
    Still in dress she used to wear,
    Faded feathers in her hair
    She sits there so refined,and drinks herself half-blind
    She lost her youth and she lost her Tony
    Now she's lost her mind

    [Chorus]

    At the copa... don't fall in love
    Don't fall in love
     
  8. low-key

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    All I Want To Do

    Hit it!
    This ain't no disco
    It ain't no country club either
    This is LA!

    "All I wanna do is have a little fun before I die,"
    Says the man next to me out of nowhere
    It's apropos
    Of nothing
    He says his name's William but I'm sure,
    He's Bill or Billy or Mac or Buddy
    And he's plain ugly to me
    And I wonder if he's ever had a day of fun in his whole
    life
    We are drinking beer at noon on Tuesday
    In a bar that faces a giant car wash
    The good people of the world are washing their cars
    On their lunch break, hosing and scrubbing
    As best they can in skirts in suits

    They drive their shiny Datsuns and Buicks
    Back to the phone company, the record store too
    Well, they're nothing like Billy and me, cause

    [Chorus]
    All I wanna do is have some fun
    I got a feeling I'm not the only one
    All I wanna do is have some fun
    I got a feeling I'm not the only one
    All I wanna do is have some fun
    Until the sun comes up over Santa Monica Boulevard

    I like a good beer buzz early in the morning
    And Billy likes to peel the labels
    From his bottles of Bud
    He shreds them on the bar
    Then he lights every match in an oversized pack
    Letting each one burn down to his thick fingers
    before blowing and cursing them out
    And he's watching the bottles of Bud as they spin on
    the floor

    And a happy couple enters the bar
    Dangerously close to one another
    The bartender looks up from his want ads

    [

    Otherwise the bar is ours,
    The day and the night and the car wash too
    The matches and the Buds and the clean and dirty
    cars
    The sun and the moon but
     
  9. low-key

    low-key DIS Veteran

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    Sorry Disneylover99 I see you posted it already :), great minds think alike
     
  10. Disneylover99

    Disneylover99 DIS Veteran

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    You mean great minds drink alike! :rotfl2: :drinking: but make mine a Grey Goose Slushie or Margarita cause I can't drink beer on Tuesday (or any other day)! :crazy2:
     
  11. NHAnn

    NHAnn <font color=deeppink>Survivor<br><font color=orang

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    My first thought was Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats"....

    Right now he's probably slow dancing with a bleached-blond tramp,
    and she's probably getting frisky...
    right now, he's probably buying her some fruity little drink
    'cause she can't shoot whiskey...
    Right now, he's probably up behind her with a pool stick,
    showing her how to shoot a combo...

    And he don't know...

    That I dug my key into the side
    of his pretty little souped up 4 wheel drive,
    carved my name into his leather seats...
    I took a Louisville slugger to both headlights,
    slashed a hole in all 4 tires...
    Maybe next time he'll think before he cheats.

    Right now, she's probably up singing some
    white-trash version of Shania karaoke.
    Right now, she's probably saying, "I'm drunk"
    and he's a-thinking that he's gonna get lucky,
    Right now, he's probably dabbing on
    3 dollars worth of that bathroom Polo*...

    Oh, and he don't know...

    That I dug my key into the side
    of his pretty little souped up 4 wheel drive,
    carved my name into his leather seats,
    I took a Louisville slugger to both headlights,
    slashed a hole in all 4 tires...
    Maybe next time he'll think before he cheats.

    I might've saved a little trouble for the next girl,
    'cause the next time that he cheats...
    Oh, you know it won't be on me!

    No... not on me

    'Cause I dug my key into the side
    of his pretty little souped up 4 wheel drive,
    carved my name into his leather seats...
    I took a Louisville slugger to both headlights,
    slashed a hole in all 4 tires...
    Maybe next time he'll think before he cheats.

    Oh, maybe next time he'll think before he cheats...
     
  12. WDWBarb

    WDWBarb I need a vacation.

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    "A Better Place to Be" by Harry Chapin
     
  13. Disneylover99

    Disneylover99 DIS Veteran

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    Sunset Grill - Don Henley

    "Let's go down to the Sunset Grill
    Watch the working girls go by
    Watch the basket people walk around and mumble
    Gaze out at the auburn sky

    Maybe we'll leave come springtime
    Meanwhile, have another beer
    What would we do without all these jerks anyways
    Besides, all our friends are here

    Down at the Sunset Grill"
     
  14. Disneylover99

    Disneylover99 DIS Veteran

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    Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting - Elton John

    "Packed pretty tight in here tonight
    I'm looking for a woman to treat me right
    I could use a little muscle to get what I need
    I'll drink a fifth of jack and scream out, "She's with me!"
     
  15. SpecialK

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    Lola

    I met her in a club down in old Soho
    Where you drink champagne and it tastes just like cherry-cola
    See-oh-el-aye cola
    She walked up to me and she asked me to dance
    I asked her her name and in a dark brown voice she said Lola
    El-oh-el-aye Lola la-la-la-la Lola
     
  16. Disneylover99

    Disneylover99 DIS Veteran

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    Brandy (You're a Fine Girl) Lyrics
    by Looking Glass


    There's a port on a western bay
    And it serves a hundred ships a day
    Lonely sailors pass the time away
    And talk about their homes

    And there's a girl in this harbor town
    And she works layin' whiskey down
    They say "Brandy, fetch another round"
    She serves them whiskey and wine

    The sailors say "Brandy, you're a fine girl" (you're a fine girl)
    "What a good wife you would be" (such a fine girl)
    "Yeah your eyes could steal a sailor from the sea"
    (dooda-dit-dooda), (dit-dooda-dit-dooda-dit)

    Brandy wears a braided chain
    Made of finest silver from the North of Spain
    A locket that bears the name
    Of the man that Brandy loves

    He came on a summer's day
    Bringin' gifts from far away
    But he made it clear he couldn't stay
    No harbor was his home

    The sailor said " Brandy, you're a fine girl" (you're a fine girl)
    "What a good wife you would be" (such a fine girl)
    "But my life, my lover, my lady is the sea"
    (dooda-dit-dooda), (dit-dooda-dit-dooda-dit)

    Yeah, Brandy used to watch his eyes
    When he told his sailor stories
    She could feel the ocean foam rise
    She saw its ragin' glory
    But he had always told the truth, lord, he was an honest man
    And Brandy does her best to understand
    (dooda-dit-dooda), (dit-dooda-dit-dooda-dit)

    At night when the bars close down
    Brandy walks through a silent town
    And loves a man who's not around
    She still can hear him say

    She hears him say " Brandy, you're a fine girl" (you're a fine girl)
    "What a good wife you would be" (such a fine girl)
    "But my life, my lover, my lady is the sea"
    (dooda-dit-dooda), (dit-dooda-dit-dooda-dit)

    "Brandy, you're a fine girl" (you're a fine girl)
    [FADE]

    "What a good wife you would be" (such a fine girl)
    "But my life, my lover, my lady is the sea"
     
  17. Disneylover99

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    The Boys Are Back in Town - Thin Lizzy

    "Friday night they'll be dressed to kill,
    Down at Dino's Bar and Grill"
     
  18. hydrotony

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    Elvis Presley Dixieland Rock Lyrics
    Songwriters: RACHEL FRANK, AARON SCHROEDER, BEVERLY ROSS

    Well down in New Orleans at the Golden Goose
    I grabbed a green-eyed dolly that was on the loose
    Well I dig that music, well she said me too
    I said pretty baby come on and let's do

    The Dixieland rock
    Well the Dixieland rock
    Let your hair down Sugar, shake it free
    And do the Dixieland rock with me

    With the blue light shining on her swinging hips
    She got the drummer so nervous that he lost his sticks
    The cornet player hit a note that's flat
    The tromboner hit him while the poor cat sat

    The Dixieland rock
    Well the Dixieland rock
    Let your hair down Sugar, shake it free
    And do the Dixieland rock with me

    I was all pooped out and when the clock struck four
    But she said no daddy can't leave the floor
    She wore a clinging dress that fit so tight
    She couldn't sit down so we danced all night

    The Dixieland rock
    Well the Dixieland rock
    Let your hair down Sugar, shake it free
    And do the Dixieland rock with me
    Let your hair dance Sugar, shake it free
    And do the Dixieland rock with me
     
  19. Snoopymom

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    Yes! and boy do you ever have a clear understanding of that song if you live in that area, and I think even more so if you moved away like I did, and so many others did in the 80's.
     
  20. Sorsha

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    Kenny Chesney - When I see This Bar

    Well I see the souls of so many friends,
    And I see us all back here again.
    With sandy floors and ceiling fans,
    A Rastafarian one-man band with songs
    That fill my memories like a tip jar.
    Yeah, that's what I see
    When I see this bar.

    I see tourists at Christmas time,
    And I taste beers with a hint of lime.
    I feel lonely cause it's not the same,
    Different faces and different names,
    Living like pirates out among the stars.
    Yeah, that's what I see
    When I see this bar.

    Pieces of our past slowly slip away,
    But time just stands still when I walk in this place.

    And I see a kid coming into his own
    And a man learning to move on.
    Somehow trying to find his way,
    A dreamer betting on blind faith
    Chasing that sun and following his heart.
    Yeah, that's what I see
    When I see this bar.

    Pieces of our past slowly slip away,
    But time just stands still when I walk in this place.

    A few have moved on back to Maine,
    Jacksonville and Key Biscayne.
    Some are still living the dream,
    Stuck in still life it seems.
    No matter where they've been,
    Or where they are,
    Yeah, I see 'em here
    When I see this bar.
    When I see this bar.

    I wonder where we go from here
    (That's what I see when I see this bar)
    Life ain't over but it's always near
    (That's what I see when I see this bar)
    I think about all the good times that we had
    (That's what I see when I see this bar)
    It makes me happy and it makes me sad
    (That's what I see when I see this bar)
    How could we be so close, now so far apart
    (That's what I see when I see this bar)
    That's what I feel, that's what I see
    Yeah we were living like pirates and wannabe stars
    That's what I see when I see this bar

    That's what I see when I see this bar
     
  21. CupcakeKelly

    CupcakeKelly This sleeve of Thin Mints IS my breakfast

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    Yay! I would love to see him live, but DH doesn't quite get it :rotfl:

    I particularly love that song, I met my DH online, and the first time I talked to him on the phone that song came on toward the end of our conversation (I had a playlist going, that song just happened to come on). The last line where he says "And I think that I just fell in love with you" I replied "You got that right Tom" :love:
     

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