Still Around

by The Sloe Sippers

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1.
Oh Daddy 03:23
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
2.
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
3.
Rabbit Stew 02:31
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
4.
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
5.
Still Around 04:08
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
6.
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
7.
Gasoline 03:35
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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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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