Bombay Blues

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There ain't nothing like a 5th of gin
To wipe a slate all clean again
Let me tell you how I learned this to be true

See my woman she just up and left
Took all she owned and away she went
I don't think I ever felt so blue

At the liquor store I looked over my options
There was Captain, Cuervo and Seagrams 7
But I went to Bombay that there night

About an hour later the bottle was dry
It still blows my mind I was still alive
And I walked down to the pub looking for a fight

And I said bring it on god damn, I'll take on any man
I just drank a 5th of courage on my own
I ain't had the best of days, I'm gonna make somebody pay
Bring it on god damn and I'll be gone

Well from the bar came a mountain man
With hands the size of frying pans
I knew this wasn't gonna end well

He put up his fists and I put up mine
I threw a punch but it was offline
He knocked my dumbs half to hell

When I awoke a weeks time had passed
I was lying down in a hospital bed
And I just couldn't remember my name

Nor could I remember that stink in' bar
Or that bottle of gin or my baby's car
That drove off with my love inside that day

When I said bring it on god damn, I'll take on any man
And the biggest, baddest joe stepped to the plate
The best part of it is I don't remember any of it
And thats how gin will give you a clean slate


from Nomads Assemble - EP, released December 5, 2015
Written by RJ Nordlund
Produced by Jake Kalmink



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