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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 -

Fuck! Shut up!

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

Jesus, what?

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

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.

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.

Maybe tomorrow.

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.

Lucy? Here? In NYC? Looking for me?

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

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"

Don't let D hear you sing that shit.

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

Do the part about the tree!

"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."

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

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

Yes, 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 -

Yes, Grub?

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


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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