Wine Of The Century

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Charley he got a nickel
Eddie he got a dime
Jimmy cashed in some pennies
we got some mad dog wine
take it down under the freeway
rollers won’t find us there
pass it around
knock it right down
have us a party for fair

Ch: we’re drinkin the wine of the century
under this bridge in the rain
sharin the spirit in the bottle
like a genie that’s gone insane
and we’re screamin at noone and nothing
laughin too loud and too long
we’re drinkin the wine of the century
till it’s gone

Charley he used to be someone
had him a girl on the street
Eddie gets hit with a shovel sometimes
but he always lands on his feet
Jimmy he’ll sell you most anything
steal it right back again too
I don’t know why
I hang out with these fools
got nothing better to do Ch

Charley sez here’s to the president
he ain’t no better than me
Eddie sez here’s to the country
here’s to the land of the free
Jimmy sez here’s to this bridge here
holding together the road
so many cars runnin round up there
how does it carry the load

Charlie’s passed out in the bushes
Eddie he’s tryin to sing
Jimmy he’s swingin the bottle around sweatin like anything
sorry but I must be goin
got to get out of here quick
if I start thinkin bout what I been drinkin
it’s gonna make me get sick (ch)

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from You And What Army?, released May 25, 2015

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Thaddeus Spae Seattle, Washington

A 40-year veteran of the Folk Wars, Thaddeus Spae has played venues from Tipitina's to the EMP. He's an award-winning songwriter whose works range from quirky to literate, guardedly sentimental to outraged and sarcastic, performed on a panoply of instruments acoustic and electric, in a profligate variety of styles encompassing folk, hard rock, jazz, blues, electronic and more. Website: tspae.com. ... more

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