Still Around

by The Sloe Sippers

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This is The Sloe Sippers third and most eclectic release to date running the gambit from "Still Around", a soft bluegrass ballad, to "The Road Is Long" which lies somewhere adjacent to gypsy jazz, to the ethereal pop folk "Gasoline"

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released September 28, 2018

Nate Jones - Lead vocals and guitar
Dawn Roorda - Bass and backing vocals
Travis Hanna - Lead guitar, backing vocals, percussion, banjo, production
Paul Kotapish - Mandolin

Recorded at Moondog Studios in Alameda, Dawn's basement, and Travis' Garage (aka The Whiskey Shack).

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Track Name: Oh Daddy
I wake up in the morning, work hard through the day
Come home in the evening, I got nothing to say
And I drink my whiskey to wash my problems away
I'm sorry my child I've got no time to play

Well I know I've been drunk most of my life
I've been a bad husband to my wife
I'm sorry whisky picked me when you needed me most
I'm not much of a father but more of a ghost

Oh daddy
Oh daddy
Don't you drink today
Daddy oh daddy
Put that bottle away
Oh Daddy
What does that whiskey do?
For I am here and I need you

Got too many problems, no time to get dry
My bills they are a stackin'
Stackin' so high
And I do not get paid well for the work that I do
So I need this next bottle to get me through

She collects her tears in the bottles I drink down
Cries for my affection but I don't hear a sound
How could I let it get this way?
God is my bottle and I pray each day

Oh daddy
Oh daddy
Don't you drink today
Daddy oh daddy
Put that bottle away
Oh Daddy
What does that whiskey do?
For I am here and I need you

Well I drink all my whiskey then I drink all my gin
I drink all my wine to pay for my sin
And I know I was not there for you
Forgive me my love and these things that I do

'Cause one day I'll grow old and one day I will die
Then you'll curse my name, up to the sky
Sayin' daddy for you I can no longer cry
'Cause I needed you and you wanted whiskey rye

Oh daddy
Oh daddy
Don't you drink today
Daddy oh daddy
Put that bottle away
Oh Daddy
What does that whiskey do?
For I am here and I need you
Track Name: Message In A Bottle
Take a little gamble, see what you might find
You might find a diamond in an old coal mine
Now give them boots a little spit and shine
Comb back your hair and drink some wine
You'll do just fine

And it's old but it's sweet
When two lovers meet
That first kiss
You never forget it

Don't tie it with a ribbon
It'll take too long
And if you take forever,
She'll be gone

Don't put a message in a bottle
It'll take too long
And if you take forever,
She'll be gone

Hop on a Greyhound
Track her down
Go out there and find
What can't be found

Is there a pot of gold under your rainbow?
Or just a lot of pain?
You'll never know

And it's old but it's sweet
When two lovers meet
That first kiss
You never forget it

Don't tie it with a ribbon
It'll take too long
And if you take forever,
She'll be gone

Don't put a message in a bottle
It'll take too long
And if you take forever,
She'll be gone

Might take a little magic from your magic show
Don't make her turn a cheek
So she will know you're there
That you're there

Like every love story
Got to sink or swim
You won't know 'till you jump in
How this will end

And it's old but it's sweet
When two lovers meet
That first kiss
You never forget it

Don't tie it with a ribbon
It'll take too long
And if you take forever,
She'll be gone

Don't put a message in a bottle
It'll take too long
And if you take forever,
She'll be gone
Track Name: Rabbit Stew
You better run! Rabbit run!

I feel my belly rumbling
I go hunting for my food
I see that rabbit running and it put me in the mood
I think I'll catch that rabbit
And I'll put him in my stew
You better run! Rabbit run!

You better run
You better hide
Before I'm hunting for you
You cottontail, you taste so good
I want to put you in my stew

You're a fast little hare
But my belly needs you
You got a lucky foot and I've got a left shoe
But I'm going to catch you before this day is through
You better run! Rabbit run!

You better run
You better hide
Before I'm hunting for you
You cottontail, you taste so good
I want to put you in my stew

You better run! Rabbit run!
Before I'm hunting for you

Well I'm sorry Mr. Rabbit
But you've got to die
But every time I'm close to you
You disappear in front of my eyes
So I'll be back tomorrow
So for now it's just goodbye
You better run! Rabbit run!

You better run
You better hide
Before I'm hunting for you
You cottontail, you taste so good
I want to put you in my stew
Track Name: The Road Is Long
Yeah, I've been warned
I've been told
So I burned down every bridge upon that road

You can serve
Or be served
But in the end, we all get what what we deserve

I'm inside out
I'm upside down
You've got me dizzy
Spinning around and round and round and round

I heard that train
That high ball roll
It comes in fast
Then runs out real slow

I heard that man
That preacher preach
But I need someone to hold
I need someone to reach

I'm inside out
I'm upside down
You've got me dizzy
Spinning around and round and round and round

Come on child
You must be strong
The days are growing short
While the nights are growing long
You've got nothing to fear except fear itself
Which isn't nothing
Without something else

I'm inside out
I'm upside down
You've got me dizzy
Spinning around and round and round and round
Track Name: Still Around
If you're still around
And tired of looking
I'm going down on one knee

Could you take you home?
And tell me you love me
It might be a lie but it's all I need

Well I'm so lonely
So lonely in life
I need a companion to call my wife
'Cause it's heartache to heartache
No heaven above
Just walking these streets
And looking for love

If you're still around
And tired of looking
I'm going down on one knee

Could you take you home?
And tell me you love me
It might be a lie but it's all I need

All the good ones are taken
All the good ones are gone
Could you leave me an unwanted?
Could you leave me just one?

One that is easy
One that is strong
One that could love me
Even when I am wrong

If you're still around
And tired of looking
I'm going down on one knee

Could you take you home?
And tell me you love me
It might be a lie but it's all I need

My bed is so lonesome
My bed is so cold
Will it always be empty?
Even when I am old?

Am I doomed to be lonely?
Am I damed to be near
No woman to love me?
That's what I do fear

If you're still around
And tired of looking
I'm going down on one knee

Could you take you home?
And tell me you love me
It might be a lie but it's all I need
Track Name: Hole In My Heart
Well I don't know where she did go
Maybe New York City
Maybe Mexico

Well I thought everything was alright
Then she disappeared into the night

I've got a big hole in my heart
A great big hole in my heart
And I'll drink my medicine down
Turn her into the lost and found
A great big hole in my heart

Well I planned a grand wedding for you and I
You in that white dress
Under that clear blue sky

All of our family and friends around
But you were nowhere to be found

I've got a great big hole in my heart
A great big hole in my heart
And I'll drink my medicine down
Turn her into the lost and found
A great big hole in my heart

Well I wonder if Jesus ever felt this way
Maybe on the day that Judas did betray
But our lovers are our friends
And our friends are our lovers
Even after they run away

I've got a great big hole in my heart
A great big hole in my heart
And I'll drink my medicine down
Turn her into the lost and found
A great big hole in my heart
Track Name: Gasoline
I like to drink and make a little romance
I spit and I curse but I know how to dance.
I know I ain't much to look at, at first glance
But I know you could love me if you just give me a chance

Oh Kathleen
The things that we've seen
But we're running out of Gasoline

Ley me grow on you like ivy on the wall
We'll spin and we'll dance and we'll lie where we fall
I got nowhere to be and no one to call
And I got enough gas to get us to St. Paul

Oh Kathleen
The things that we've seen
But we're running out of Gasoline

She speaks of me like I'm dead and I'm gone
With words of such love it comes out like a song
She floats on the air like nothing's ever wrong
And when I'm waiting with Kathleen nothing ever feels that long

Oh Kathleen
The things that we've seen
But we're running out of Gasoline

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