JACK ON THE ROCKS

06:45
Mile Train
2010-01-05
David Pippin

Story

It was our first show in Florida and no one was listening. At the time it was me(Pippin), Hall and Reddish. It was very depressing but we toughed it out and played the whole weekend. When we got back to Carrollton, a friend of mine called and said that he was going to sell all of his music equipment because no one was listening to him play. I told him to cowboy up and keep at it, sometimes you just have to look them in the eye and smile at the rest. He eventualy quit but I got a song out of it.

Lyrics

Stumbling back to the hotel room More than drunk trying to find my way to bed The crowd that night was less than impressed But the CD’s sold and the beer relieved the stress It’s sometimes hard when the buzz is gone And the people don’t know one damn song you played But you play and you sweat and you pay and you fret You give them hell and take what you can get Because it’s not always a show at the fox And the guitar smells like jack on the rocks tonight Chorus: But you give them your soul and you make it real You give them that run down, down home feel You look them in the eye and smile at the rest You kick them in the ass and hit them in the chest Sitting on a stool with a mic and a pick And the guitar starting to sound like shit tonight The guy in the back wants a song I don’t know So I buy him a beer and continue with the show Well the DJ seems to get him on the floor Why the hell do I try any more Because I’ve given my life to hitting these strings One smiling face is enough for me to sing Because it’s not always a show at the fox And the guitar smells like jack on the rocks tonight Chorus

email list sign up

We will send you show dates, videos, pictures and audio recordings. Come on, it'll be fun!

Cheers Orange Park FL 11/17/12

The Ocean/Guitar Solo Black Water Blues Boom Boom Singin' Out Loud

DARWIN'S 2007 video