Caffeine

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lyrics

GRUB:
I call my muse
For I need to get laid
To get laid, I need a chick
To get a chick, I must look cool
To look cool, I need to lie
To lie creatively, I must have -

JONAH:
Fuck! Shut up!

GRUB:
You did it again, dude. You got crazy last night.
Hey Jonah ...
Little Jonah, sweetie Jonah, baby Jonah ...

JONAH:
Jesus, what?

GRUB:
What do you know about caffeine?
I heard there's no caffeine in root beer. Is this true?

JONAH:
You woke me up to ask me this?
My head's on fire, I'm still half-pissed
And root beer ... Jesus Christ, you're thinking of Sprite.
Root beer has plenty of caffeine.

GRUB:
Check this out:
I've been clean of smack for eight months
Off methadone for three months, six days
I haven't smoked the herb in two weeks
And as of right now, I am through with booze.
Which leaves cigarettes ... and caffeine.

Kicking shit is easy for a guy like me
I can get over anything if I want to
Cleaning up is simpler than I thought it'd be
I guess I never get addicted - I just like it
Goddammit, where are my cigarettes?

What? I told you, I ain't quit smoking yet.

GRUB, JONAH:
Maybe tomorrow.

JONAH:
Aw, man, I need to talk to D.
You'll never guess who came into the club last night
Asking Tank about a man who led a kick-ass Albany band -
He said her name was ... Lucy.

GRUB:
Lucy? Here? In NYC? Looking for me?

JONAH:
For you, maybe ... or maybe for D.

GRUB:
Oh, wonderful. Maybe now His Artsiness will come out of retirement. So we can finally hear, after five long years, all those classic tunes like:
"Only Lucy can dig up the rest of me"

JONAH:
Don't let D hear you sing that shit.

GRUB:
"Only Lucy can figure out what's happened to me"

JONAH:
Do the part about the tree!

GRUB:
"Well, she's a tree that falls when there's no one around
And she's a hand that claps into no other hand.
She's a tree that falls when there's no one around
And she's a hand that claps into no other hand."

JONAH:
Oh, man ... it's getting dark. We gotta go downstairs. Carla's gonna throttle us.

GRUB:
Nah, I'm busy. But before you split ...
Jonah ...
Little Jonah, sweetie Jonah, baby Jonah ...

JONAH:
Yes, Grub?

GRUB:
Are you ever gonna change your clothes?
Or could you maybe take a shower, you slob?
You've worn those fucking rags for days
And you smell like bubonic plague
Hey, wait -

JONAH:
Yes, Grub?

GRUB:
Dude, bring me back a couple of beers?
Oh, shit, no - bring me a case of Sprite.
And cigarettes! Jonah? Jonah! Shit.

credits

from Rise And Shine: Day 1, released October 13, 2019
Words and music by Jed Davis
Published by Eschatonality/ASCAP, all rights reserved

Mike Keaney: vocals (GRUB), bass
Bryan Thomas: vocals (JONAH)
Jed Davis: keyboards
Alex Dubovoy: guitars
Joe Abba: drums, tambourine, cowbell
Travis Sullivan: alto saxophone
Sean Nowell: tenor saxophone
Jeff Hermanson: trumpet

Produced by Jed Davis
Recorded by Jed Davis at the Ramones Loft, New York, NY, and Pile of Sound
Additional recording by John Delehanty at O Studios, Albany, NY and Gabe Cummins at Degraw Sound, Brooklyn, NY
Mixed by Tim Latham
Mastered by Howie Weinberg

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