Closest Thing to Heaven

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lyrics

She's got maraschino eyes,
red pimento hips
shakes her salted peanuts,
make you lick your lips
her condensation leaves a wet ring
slip it on your finger as the jukebox sings

I'll be drinkin' up her love tonight
She never hogs up all the covers or make me turn out the light
sings me to sleep on the living room floor
but when I wake up in the mornin', she's gone out the door
Leaves me howling down the porcelain well
Swearing never again, send her back to hell
But when I see her smiling at the end of the bar
that's the closest thing to heaven that I seen so far

Keep that tall drink of water,
I'll just take my shot
Give me three strong fingers,
you can hold the rocks
Her conversation, can be a bit dry
add a splash of vermouth, she'll bring a tear to your eye

Under a paper umbrella,
shake her coconut shells
Ice clinking in the glass,
sounds like wedding bells
Her combination, of sweet and sour
Makes four in the morning feel like happy hour

I'll be drinkin' up her love tonight
She never hogs up all the covers or make me turn out the light
sings me to sleep on the living room floor
but when I wake up in the mornin', she's gone out the door
Leaves me howling down the porcelain well
Swearing never again, send her back to hell
But when I see her smiling at the end of the bar
that's the closest thing to heaven that I seen so far

Alcohol mistress:
And you'll be drinkin' up my love tonight
Put a fire in your belly and a blur in your sight
Lay down beside you, when you can't take no more
But when you wake up in the morning, I know what's in store
So I slide back over to my friends in the well
Squeeze in between the bourbon and tequila they sell
Till I see you shamblin' at the end of the bar
Sing come back to heaven babe, you know where you are

credits

from The Lost Parade, released January 9, 2014
Written by Ricardo Zegri & Kelly McCubbin
Spitshine: Lead vocals, drunken kazoo
Doodles LaRue: Vocals, kazoo
Reverend McCubbin: Uke, shout chorus
Dr. Benjo: Bass, glockenspiel, shout chorus
Scott Knipplemeir: Trombone

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5 Cent Coffee Vallejo, California

5 Cent Coffee is a 4 piece post modern jug band full of grit and carnival hokum. We play original songs set in the dusty American tradition of travelling circuses and rail riders down on their luck. With soaring vocals, sometimes two accordions, sometimes two ukuleles, washboard and junk percussion, our sound is big and brash but soft and mournful, and always compelling. ... more

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