Archive for January, 2014

Dona Bay

Posted: January 31, 2014 by gamillerlasvegas in about water
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Goldfish Blues

I go out on our front porch / hurl my wedding ring into the night

I go out on our front porch, baby / hurl my wedding ring into the night

now it’s out there with your pots and pans

the moon is straitjacket white

I stagger back inside / gather up all your high-heel shoes

I stagger back inside, baby / gather up all your high-heel shoes

your goldfish hides down in his castle

this night is giving him the blues

I chuck out another empty beer can / man, I sure can drink

I chuck out another empty beer can, baby / man, I sure can drink

the neighbors are sitting around in their lawn-chairs

waiting for the kitchen sink

you didn’t take much when you left / you didn’t care for memories at all

you didn’t take much when you left, baby / you didn’t care for memories at all

that’s your Bible over by the mailbox

it was a righteous curve ball

I rip out my aching heart / toss it into the shrubs

I rip out my aching heart, baby / toss it into the shrubs

I go back inside and grin at your goldfish

“how’s it goin’ there, bub?”

glub glub glub glub

copyright – G. A. Miller

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My Lovely Wino

baby you drink like a Great White shark / you drink like a Great White shark

the bartender grins when you tip him a fin / you drink like a Great White shark

baby you drink like Hemingway / you drink like Hemingway

I’ve had a lot of fun playing ‘hide my shotgun’ / but you drink like Hemingway

baby you drink like a sinking ship / you drink like a sinking ship

please have a burrito before you get torpedoed / you drink like a sinking ship

baby you drink like an asteroid / you drink like an asteroid

you’re hitting that ocean with your lips in motion

hitting that ocean with your lips in motion

baby you even drink more than me / you even drink more than me

the bartender grins / “it’s closing time friends”

and you say “hey, let’s drive on out to VIVA LAS VEGAS”

copyright – G.A. Miller

tires

Posted: January 21, 2014 by gamillerlasvegas in sorta on the road
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Kathy I Live in a Trailer

today I got a postcard / they somehow tracked me down

thirty-year high school reunion / back in my home town

now I’m thinking about you Kathy / and how you used to lead those cheers

as I sit here in my single-wide / and down a dozen beers

Kathy I live in a trailer / it’s near some railroad tracks

got a carport on the side Kath / a Tuff Shed in the back

ten feet from the tracks

another train goes rumbling by / my little kitchen’s rocking back and forth

I can smell that sewage treatment plant / on a cool breeze from the north

I wonder if you remember me / I had a hall locker right next to yours

I guess I was just a stoner back then / these days I stick to Coors

Kathy I live in a trailer / power lines right over my head

my wife, she could not stand it no more / she took off with the mailman, Fred

thank you very much Fred

that locomotive horn / is drowning out my neighbor’s angry shouts

he’ll strangle her some day / of that there is no doubt

I guess you married that quarterback Kath / and long may he prevail

I guess you didn’t get the blues like this / when your postcard came in the mail

Kathy I live in a trailer / it’s near a refinery too

after all these years Kath / I’m still in love with you

time for another brew

copyright – G.A. Miller

Think Tank Zombies

zombies get to work, shoes all muddy / zombie security – “mornin’ everybody”

think tank zombies

minimum wages, zombies do not mind / planet’s heating up, they don’t give a rat’s behind

think tank zombies

zombie at the printer, zombie at the shredder / zombie secretary in a moldy Christmas sweater

think tank funded by zombie zillionaires / elevator’s busted, zombies gotta use the stairs

think tank zombies

zombies in cubicles playing solitaire / on Chinese computers, they won’t need Medicare

think tank zombies, zombies USA / thinking to do, stay out of their way

think tank zombies

copyright – G.A.Miller