I LIKE IT WRONG LYRICS

1. I Like It Wrong
2. When I Drink Whiskey
3. Hopin’ for Some Good
4. The Grass Is Always Greener (But I Can’t Remember Just Which Grass Is Mine)
5. Umbrella
6. Ice Cold Beer
7. 7:30 in the Afternoon
8. This Hangover Ain’t Mine
9. Old Hotel
10. It’s Not a Crime
11. Colder Than Cold

I LIKE IT WRONG

Well there’s something good
About feelin’ all alone
And I’ve had plenty of fun
Just strugglin not havin a home
I like it wrong
It’s so easy to do
I like it wrong
Just hunkerin’ down and feelin’ blue
I like it wrong

Well now you gave me a job
But I don’t wanna be here no more
They tell me that I need the money
But I really don’t mind being poor
I like it wrong

Well I miss you more than I loved you
But I guess I loved you more
The suns goin’ down it’s gettin’ colder
And I got no plans for the fall
I like it wrong

WHEN I DRINK WHISKEY

When I drink whiskey
I think about
All the people and things that make me happy

When I drink whiskey
I feel so proud
Of all the people and things that make me happy

Don’t give up
Don’t give up on me
Don’t give up
Don’t give up on me
Everybody it seems to want to give up on me

Tryin’ to hide from danger I know it’s a trap
Just when I run from cover I just fall in its lap
All the people and things that make me happy

HOPIN’ FOR SOME GOOD

What was your name and where did we go
What could we have done with the time
Where are my shoes and I can’t find my coat
What was the song on the radio

Feelin’ little bad and hopin’ for some good
Lookin’ for a small piece of mind
Feelin’ little scared and hopeful
Glad we got to spend some time

Now my job’s just to get along fine but I did not ask for the work
Puttin’ in hours and it doesn’t really pay
and I can’t seem to ease up my thirst
Wiil you come and see me out in Lonelyville
I’ve been longing for some company
Just when I think I’m better off all by myself
I just pick up the phone
and I concede

Feelin’ little bad and hopin’ for some good
Lookin’ for a small piece of mind
Feelin’ little scared and hopeful
Glad we got to spend some time

Been to many weddings in the only suit I own
I like those spinach things in phyllo dough
Sittin’ down to dinner, toast the bride
And the groom and enjoy
The open bar until close
Sometimes you have to suffer and it goes a little long
But at least you get to feel somethin’ true
when comfort starts to sour ain’t no comfort at all
It just leaves you broke down and confused

Feelin’ little bad and hopin’ for some good
Lookin’ for a small piece of mind
Feelin’ little scared and hopeful
Glad we got to spend some time

THE GRASS IS ALWAYS GREEENER (BUT I CAN’T REMEMBER WHICH GRASS IS MINE)

Oh the grass is always greener,
but I can’t remember just which grass is mine,
And though the times have been much leaner
I keep saying that I’m gonna live cleaner
still I’m headed to my favorite saloon to see what I can find

Oh the grass is always greener,
but I can’t remember just which grass is mine,
I gotta stepped on piece of gum for a brain
Tryin’ to dry out in the pourin’ rain
And if I find a piece a somethin, gonna keep it and I won’t complain

And it’s all because I’m wrong
Should’na wrote this song
It was a way to pass the time, something to help me along

And when you called me on the phone,
wished that you were singing my songs
You know the grass is always greener,
’cause tonight I’m gonna be all along

Oh the grass is always greener,
but I can’t remember just which grass is mine,
I ain’t no bishop feel like somebody’s pawn
You know I really should be mowin’ the lawn
I need a place to keep myself, before the evenin’s gone

Still the problems on my mind
I feel like there is so little time
You know the grass is always greener,
but there’s always plenty grass to find
You know the grass is always greener,
but there’s always plenty more to find

UMBRELLA

He was a good park ranger
Still he went to the lion’s chamber
It wasn’t enough to save him

Don’t take my advice take my umbrella
to save you from the rain

They touched upon a subject
That made the shoeshine man irate
His teeth would grind

Don’t take my advice take my umbrella
to save you from the rain

The wild boar within him was drinking at O’Grady’s
in the daytime

Don’t take my advice…

He was a good park ranger,
but that just couldn’t save him from the lion’s chamber

ICE COLD BEER

Wakin’ with the jake leg so I know I done me wrong
This town is filled with pests and thieves
And the mornin’ lasts too long
I tried I tried still I tell more lies,
I said I’d be home soon
Put down that hammer and gather ’round I can see we’re in the mood

Ice cold beer, ice cold beer
Sometimes you make me happy and sometimes I feel no fear
Ice cold beer, ice cold beer
Tell ’em I ain’t comin’ home, I’m gonna try to make things clear

Troubles caused by trouble
It’s contagious when it’s fun
You can smack a lot of people, but you can’t smack everyone
Searchin’ for some solitude
I didn’t mean to be so rude
Some things can make you angry and some things can change that mood

Ice cold beer…

Now I’m lovin’ everyone and I just fell against the floor
Get back up and dance around and I just fell right out the door
Out into the streets we woke the neighbors from their beds
Maybe it’s time to get some rest or have some ice cold beer instead

Ice cold beer…

7:30 IN THE AFTERNOON

When yer heart opens up to catch a chance for love
And yer spiralin’ for the fear of your fate
Whistle to me and I will whistle to you
We’ll leave the games in the parlor
I already caught your bait
There’s a time to get rowdy kick a door in half
And other times there’s not a thing to do
I can’t decide if I should tell you the truth
It’s seven-thirty in the afternoon

Now hows about sleepin’
It’s still just livin’
I can dream all the time if it’s the day or night
Now who’s gonna tell me if it’s wrong or right

’cause the world keeps kickin’ if yer dead and gone
If yer a champion or if you lose
I got a whole lotta things I know I have to do
It’s seven-thirty in the afternoon

Well the stomach got angry so it settled for a taco
Another beer to help to wash it down
ThEn the suds they started flowin’
And my drunk it started showin’
I love ya baby when we’re careless in town

I know my mojo’s always up when all the markets are down
My heads so weary
I don’t know what’s true
I got a whole lotta things I know I have to do
It’s seven-thirty in the afternoon

Now how’s about sleepin’
It’s still just livin’
I can dream all the time if it’s the day or night
Now who’s gonna tell me if it’s wrong or right

I like a life without order and a world with no borders
A woman I can trust’ll be true
I can’t decide if that’s the sun or the moon
It’s seven-thirty in the afternoon

Now hows about sleepin’…

THIS HANGOVER AIN’T MINE

I got a lot of things that I’d like to do but I just can’t move today
The fields are grown, the leaves are gone
And the money never wants to stay
The kitchen’s bare still I just don’t care
I’ll just see what I can find
I got a lot of things that I’ve done wrong but this hangover ain’t mine

wWhen you left me well I took it hard
I dragged my friends through hell
I cried and drank and I poured it on as the trail of dead can tell
I lost my job, my youthful smile and my dreams went almost blind
I got a lot of things that I’ve done wrong but this hangover ain’t mine

This hangover I must of caught like a cold,
drinkin’ at the bar last night
There were people there who just didn’t care
if the drink was theirs or mine
I only recall just a whiskey or two, my heart felt so alone
I own a couple of cars and an old guitar but this hangover aint mine

For a little while I was lost in a dream and I was feelin’ fine
For a little while I kinda slipped away, with nothin’ on my mind

So when tomorrow comes I’m gonna try again
I’m gonna see what I can find
I’m gonna sweep the halls, I’m gonna make the calls
I’m gonna grab my dogs and run
Seems such a shame to waste this day with nothing on my mind
Some fellas out there feelin’ fine ’cause this hangover ain’t mine

OLD HOTEL

Things are looking up like an old hotel
I wanna be with you

He was makin’ conversation with a small English lady
When the money that he had was gone
Talking ’bout the movies,
They were makin’ conversation
When the sun hit the window of the bar

Rusty old car gonna drive it to his folks
He likes the provolone his father has at hand
Drank Italian wine and woke up in the dark
When the moon was screaming “hold my hand”

Things are lookling up like an old hotel
I wanna be with you

Sleepin’ through the day just hangin’ out in bed
Reading Lonesome Dove until it’s dark
When his luck ran out he was sleeping by the stairs
And he didn’t have the strength to care

Dancing in the living room with Dave, Liz and George
Waitin’ for something new to come along
Makin’ up songs and woke up it was raining
Let the telephone sing its only song

Thinking about Picasso he was vain and lost his hair
With a combover trying to hold his ground
World War II and German occupation
with a combover trying to hold his ground

Things are looking up like an old hotel
I wanna be with you

Thinking about portfolios rejections getting wet
Intimate arrangements with a whore
Harvey help yourself you’re to old for the marines
There’s an Italian with a banjo in the tree.

When milk was a nickel and the movies were a dime
Bruno played his trumpet in a band
Now he’s serving up martinis down on Haight street and Cole
And you’ll never get tired of being there
Serving up martinis down on Haight street and Cole
And you’ll never get tired of being there

IT’S NOT A CRIME

Please stop telling me that you are afraid I’ll go away,
We got more love than a train has tracks
From Saginaw to San Diego and back
So please don’t try to talk that kinda way

People say the darnedest things just to find some comfort for a while
Well loneliness you took another man
An angry beast I’ve come to understand
There’s a difference between solitude and you

It’s not a crime
They do it all the time
But I’m not ever gonna go away

Love and sin and compromise
And when I look into your eyes, I feel so whole
There ain’t no way to ever feel no pain
But I’ll do my best to try to keep it away
’cause I love you more than trouble loves a game

It’s not a crime
They do it all the time
But I’m not ever gonna go away

COLDER THAN COLD

Standing here with my twenty two
since I don’t have you
I just close my eyes and carry to a time
when we were far from through

And it’s…
Cold, cold, cold cold
Cold, colder than cold

Still like the movies on those cozy rainy days
Standing in the woods by the fire and watch the snow come down
Tired of working at the airport so Geno took me on
By next Valentines day he’s gonna give me a raise

And it’s…

So give me one more chance I swear I’ll learn to dance,
I even read those books you brought back from school,
Everybody all around here says you’re never comin’ home
I bet those college boys don’t really truly know you

And it’s…
Cold, cold, cold cold
Cold, colder than cold