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This song started as a surf, ventures kinda thing that Justin and Jason had. I liked it but it didn't really go with what we were doing. I had been listening to Hot Buttered Soul a lot and thought we should reimagine it with "Walk On By" as inspiration. We had a lot of fun building this one up from the drums and percussion to Matt's snaky bass line, keys and finally the guitar part. Justin spent all afternoon obsessing over his tone and getting the perfect feel to it. We knew he was frustrated and needed to step away so we called it a day. The next morning he came in and played it in one perfect take. 10 minutes later I got a call from a friend telling me that Isaac Hayes had passed that morning. I've always hoped that he heard Justin playing as he drove that gold cadillac into the sun.

lyrics

Roll the bones
Try to keep up with the jones
You work so hard
Always chasing fun
But you're crying in bed
When the day is done

You're a cool one baby
But look what you've become
Late night parties, lone star, cocaine and rum
Never notice the sunrise
You're just strung out and numb
It's not you
You've got your mother on her knees
It's not you
In this big city dream

You're a heartbreaker baby
But you taste so sweet
You're a soul taker honey
I know cause you took that from me
The way you move those hips
The way those lips sink ships
You're a mean one
Everybody knows you're a bitch
It's not you
It's not you
It's not you

credits

from Jesse Vain and A Few Nice Things, released April 13, 2016
vocals--Jesse Vain
guitar--Justin Evans
drums, percussion--Jason Evans
bass--Matt Roth
Fender Rhodes--Adoniram Lipton

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Jesse Vain Austin, Texas

Rock n' Roll Reverend,Shaman of Shake,Southern Snakecharmer,Musical Mystic,Memphis Medicine Man,High Priest of the Happy Hour

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