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So many Broken Windows

we’re sitting around the barracks today / no heat, no pay, no parades today

we’re drinking a bottle of vodka today / no medals, no polish for the boots today

so many broken windows, it’s cold my friends

and Boris is back in the hospital again

we’re sitting around the barracks, no plans / reminiscing about Afghanistan

to an old cassette by Billy Joel / and the water is frozen in the toilet bowls

so many broken windows, it’s cold my friends

and Boris is back in the hospital again

we’re sitting around the barracks for now / and Ivan writes a letter to his sweetie in Moscow

and some Arab walks in and he’s ready to deal / vodka for bazookas, this cannot be real

so many broken windows, it’s cold my friends

and Boris is back in the hospital again

and this won’t be the way that it ends

 

featuring Brad Johnson, guitar and vocals / Jim Jarvis, mandolin / Jake Jacobson, snare drum

recorded by Tony Korologos in Salt Lake City, UT at Fast Forward Studios, back before the turn of the century

copyright G.A. Miller

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My Baby’s Running Off With Jesus

my baby’s running off with Jesus / she’s leaving me behind

I read the bumper-sticker but I ain’t gonna honk / just gonna hang around and die

my baby’s running off with Jesus / she got tired of me I guess

she never did like all my drinking buddies / and the way my apartment was always a mess

my baby’s running off with Jesus / to that land where love conquers all

we used to do a bunch of drugs together / she’ll deny it, but we had us a ball

my baby’s running off with Jesus  / I guess she must have seen the light

I hope her and Jesus are gonna be real  happy / but gee, it’s kinda lonesome around here tonight

’cause my baby’s running off with Jesus / she’s leaving me behind

I read the bumper-sticker but I ain’t gonna honk / just gonna hang around and die

 

copyright G.A. Miller

Billy Beer photo by my Manager

Almost Born in a Studebaker

I was almost born in a Studebaker / I was almost born in a Studebaker

Santa Ana to Oceanside / foggy night, heck of a ride

I was almost born in a Studebaker

Ma’s big brother is behind the wheel / Dad’s overseas at the war, bad deal

Ma’s big brother is my Uncle Russell / Ma says “hustle, Russell hustle!

I can’t have G.A. in a Studebaker”

there’s the hospital / right over there

we make it there / five minutes to spare

Uncle Russell looks around the waiting room

then he sits down in a chair

starts talking to a guy who’s smoking

“how;s it going there, buddy?”

I was almost  born in a Studebaker / I was almost born in a Studebaker

Dad’s a sarge, Marine Corps / he gets home safe from the war

we all ride around in the Studebaker

we all ride around in the Studebaker

 

copyright G.A. Miller

photo by Dorothy Miller

http://oldcarandtruckpictures.com/Studebaker/TheEnd.html

 

Joe and Charlotte

Charlotte’s at the market / “don’t forget dish soap”

her husband’s off with some bimbo / he met on the ski slopes

meanwhile down in Texas / Joe’s a quarterback

Joe got a bad concussion / Sunday when he got sacked

lean to the left / lean to the right

stand up and sit down / fight, fight, fight

Joe is very popular / fans wanna stand by Joe

but he’s forgotten the playbook / and the Alamo

cold snowflakes are falling / into empty shopping carts

Charlotte forgot the dish soap / and her car won’t start

lean to the left / lean to the right

call freakin’ Triple A / fight, fight, fight

suddenly Charlotte realizes / she’s very very tired of snow

very very tired of snow

Charlotte gets a jump start / drives  to Austin, Texas

Joe is cruising down Guadalupe / he rear-ends her with his Lexus

yes, it’s love at first sight / they open a record store

the college kids all love the place / Joe buys a Labrador

Retriever

lean to the left / lean to the right

stand up and sit down / fight, fight, fight

lean to the left / lean to the right

stand up and sit down / fight, fight, fight

 

copyright G.A. Miller

One Day in Omaha

I hop to Mr. Toad’s / Old Market, Omaha

I’m not a perfect man / I admit I have some flaws

bottle of beer on the patio / there goes a woman with no bra

zip-a-dee-doo-dah, Omaha

it’s a sunny afternoon / birds are in the trees

tweet, tweet, “hey there waitress / another bottle please”

no tornado warnings / I love days like these

zip-a-dee-doo-dah, Omaha

after a few beers / I figure I should eat

so I leave Mr. Toad’s / and hop on down the street

I hop to Billy Frogg’s / I swear I’m not making this up

zip-a-dee-doo-dah, Omaha

Billy Frogg’s has a patio too / I like to eat outside

watch the horse-drawn carriages / taking folks for rides

there goes Warren Buffett / and his bodyguard Clyde

zip-a-dee-doo-dah, Omaha

I decide I’m not that hungry / I get a pitcher of brew

fifteen minutes later / I’m on pitcher number two

guess I’ll go for the record / if that’s alright with you

zip-a-dee-doo-dah, Omaha

eventually I’ll hop / back to my domicile

I live on the seventh floor / dirty dishes  bachelor style

keg of beer in my refrigerator / thank God I don’t own a car

zip-a-dee-doo-dah, Omaha

I shall gaze out my window/ it might rain, I love raindrops

drunk drivers down on Farnam / getting nailed by cops

as info, here in Nebraska / corn is a popular crop

zip-a-dee-doo-dah, Omaha

zip-a-dee-doo-dah, Omaha

copyright G.A. Miller

 

Chow Time

saber tooth eats a caveman / caveman eats a saber tooth

no silverware, no napkins / no ketchup, how uncouth

chow time here on planet earth / you want a table or a booth?

Noah barbecues burgers / on the poop-deck of his ark

seems there was this extra cow / he didn’t wanna throw to the sharks

two pit-bulls are jumping around / bark bark bark bark bark

rats dodge New York traffic / to go nibble on King Kong

who the hell brought that monkey to town? / they shoulda known things would go wrong

all the brave young pilots / who shot King off the Empire State

gather at a diner down by the airport / and order some special blue plates

from the waitress Kate

little fish, big fish, bigger fish / here comes a killer whale

meanwhile, in that French restaurant / people are munching snails

old Dick Cheney’s out in the woods / trying to shoot a quail

look out

now your dung-beetle, there’s a little creature / who really got a bad deal

one can only imagine / the injustice he must feel

the other day I read a short story / while chugging some Parrot Bay

this guy had to eat off his own arms and legs / he was a Stephen King castaway

I cancelled my cruise today

we have a cat who’s a vegan / she only eats cat-nip

she listens to Charlie Parker / that cat’s pretty hip

I like to sit with my popcorn / and watch her do back-flips

in some less-fortunate countries / some people will eat cats

my cat’s always so loaded / she ain’t too worried about that

meanwhile back in New York City / a wino kicks a rat

 

copyright G.A. Miller

 

Fabulous Las Vegas Bridge

fabulous Las Vegas bridge / I stand in the heat and I sing

yonder’s the Statue of Liberty / such a pretty little thing

you’re right, she’s not all that little / as she winks at the Eiffel Tower

I have enough money for Gallo / only been out here about an hour

fabulous Las Vegas bridge / a woman with legs as long

as my shot at winning her / walks right by my song

people pose with Frankenstein / for zany photographs

photos for their Facebooks / all their friends will laugh

fabulous Las Vegas bridge / yonder’s the MGM

Jimmy Buffett always plays there / the last time I saw Jim

was way back in ’99 / I got into a fight

with some rowdy Parrotheads / it was quite a night

got my butt kicked

fabulous Las Vegas bridge / I made this cardboard sign

that says I need money for beer / even though I always drink wine

listen to that ambulance / they go by every few minutes

one just drove right under me / I’m glad that I’m not in it

copyright G.A. Miller