Posts Tagged ‘Jake Jacobson’

Song For Liz

on nights like this when I feel blue / and I need to see your smile

this photo album takes me to / places we ain’t been for a while

here you are riding a bike / that first one that I bought for you

right now it’s sitting over in self-storage / with your comic books, and a spider too

here you are at Mile Square Park / zipping along on some roller skates

your snow cone fell on the ground that day / just your typical snow cone fate

kiddo you’re so far away / I think about you every day

I sit and look at pictures as the radio plays

and I hope you’re doing okay

on nights like this when I feel blue / and I need to see your smile

this photo album takes me to / places we ain’t been for a while

copyright – G.A. Miller

featuring; Jim Jarvis (bass) Jake Jacobson (drums) Brad Steven Johnson (electric guitar) and Greg Floor (saxophone)

 

 

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Pickin’ on Billy*

back in college Bill tried marijuana / but at least he did not inhale

then he was the guv, with the crazy moon above / “come on Paula baby, save my whale”

(chorus)  everybody’s pickin’ on Billy / pick away, pick away, pick away

back in Little Rock we guard the still / and wonder why they pick on Bill

maybe he didn’t sell arms to Iranians / or lead the country by astrology

there’s itches you don’t scratch around old Orin Hatch / he ain’t takin’ no apology

(repeat chorus)

late at night in the Oval Office / what the hell ya doin’ now Bill?

“long distance call down to Oklahoma, ya’ll / wakin’ up old Anita Hill”

(repeat chorus)

*  That’s my brother Dave in the photo. He didn’t care for Bill, but we played a lot of songs together. Rock on Dave!

copyright – G.A. Miller

featuring; Brad Steven Johnson (electric guitar) Greg Floor (saxophone) Jim Jarvis (bass) Jake Jacobson (drums)

2002

Salt Lake City gonna have an Olympics / in the year 2002

gonna rent my house out to some Austrians / ten thousand bucks for the week will do

Salt Lake City gonna have an Olympics / wish I owned  a laundromat

fifty bucks a load and a small box of soap / only Democrats would be against that

Salt Lake City’s gonna have an Olympics / yeah, them wonderful winter games

gonna need to hire some extra security / maybe we can get Tanya what’s her name

Salt Lake City gonna have an Olympics / I stay calm behind the wheel

we’re gonna get us a brand new freeway / a few extra wrecks is no big deal

yahoo yahoo 2002 / yahoo yahoo 2002

Salt Lake City’s gonna have an Olympics / God’s on our side, He’ll clean the air

we can take the homeless / and cram ’em  in boxcars / ship them off to a camp somewhere

Salt Lake City’s gonna have an Olympics / Olympics are just fine by me

of course, with my house rented out to Austrians / I’ll be catching rays in Waikiki

aloha

copyright – G.A. Miller

photo by Karen Stockert

Another Scar on the Old Guitar

well, it’s another scar on the old guitar / yeah it’s another scar on the old guitar

she said goodbye and I got drunk / fell off of the couch with a crash and a thunk

and it’s another scar on my old guitar

well, it’s another flaw on my Yamaha / yeah it’s another flaw on my Yamaha

she said goodbye and she split for Cuba / with her paperboy and her Daddy’s tuba

and it’s another flaw on my Yamaha

it’s a big old dent in my instrument / yeah it’s a big old dent in my instrument

when she walked out the door she was wearing a scarf / somewhere in the night a dog said ‘barf’

and it’s a big old dent in my instrument

copyright – G.A. Miller