Sugar In My Whiskey

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I'd be fooling myself if I said that things weren't bad
and I'd be a liar if I claimed to be more happy than sad
and I know blood must spill in one more useless fight
but hard rocking truth ain't the kind of music I need tonight

I need sugar in my whiskey
sweets with my sour beer
I don't care if it's wimpy
that's what this old boy wants to hear

Well, I take their shit like a man, you know they serve it to me every day
I swallow my pride, step aside and try to stay out of harm's way
but I will never let those bastards get me down
'cause with my bitter pills I take a candy coated sound

Talking 'bout sugar in my whiskey
sweets with my sour beer
I don't care if it's wimpy
that's what this old gang wants to hear

Too much shooting and raping
and you feel like escaping
don't do yourself in
just hop in my ride and we'll go for spin
to a cool little shack that's drowning in gin

Sometimes I cut and run but it seems I never get too far
I ain't got one plug nickel, baby, how do you expect me to gas up my car?
at least I got enough to pay my tab, especially if somebody gives me a hand
and when I get high I get up and make a request of the band

Sugar in my whiskey
honey in my sour beer
I don't care if it's wimpy
that's what this old fart's got to hear

credits

from Anthology, released November 1, 2014
(J. Stacey, Stabro Music)
Bonefish Johnny - Guitar, lead vocals
Down Pat - Vocals, keyboards
Jeff Watkins - Saxophones
Christopher B - Bass
Tim Kuchta - Drums

Recorded live at The Mallet Bar, Boca Raton, Florida in 1992 by Jeff Watkins.

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Bonefish Johnny Fort Lauderdale, Florida

His name's borrowed from a Bahamian angler, his music from a driftwood pile of blues, funk and island grooves. The driving force behind funk rock act Groove Thangs and eclectic barband Shack Daddys, Bonefish Johnny's been crossing over between the blues, indie and jamband scenes for years. With his Funky Roots Revue, solo and with other artists, he continues to move bodies and minds. ... more

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