Rhinestone Shady

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Rhinestone Shady

Well I was in the corner booth
With my friends gin and vermouth
When she came up and asked me for a light
I said I don’t know what’s going on
But I ain’t nobody’s john
She said honey don’t be a fool, I ain’t got time
Sipping on a cigarette
She cast her silky net
And caught me in her black stiletto spell
I said you know it’s such a shame
But I never go your name
She said honey, I’ll take you home but I’ll never tell

She was a lounge room lady
Rhine stone shady
Silhouette against a velvet wall
She said but first you gotta know
My husband’s name is Joe
And he’s a solid 7 feet tall (and then she warned me…)

Don’t wander to the deep end less you know just how to swim
Most fellas they don’t like to share their wives
But won’t you be a friend and float me out a fifth of gin
And I’ll show you how the other half survives

Well it must have been a dream
Because I can’t recall the scene
Just shadows in the smoke behind my eyes
Seems a lifetime out past dawn
Looking for a denouement
The sun rising in a whiskey ginger sky
Until one early morning drink
A voce whispered, “So what you think”
The silky sounds, I knew the fragrance well
I said I’m sure we’ve met before
Maybe once or maybe more
She said honey I'll take you home but I'll never tell

© 2016 Matthew Bartlett (ASCAP) ℗ 2016 Skunkmello LLC


from Hot Chicken, released June 10, 2016



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Sewer blues and gutter grooves for the barefooted and absent minded.

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