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    "Traveling By Cab" Lyrics

    Bill Morrissey

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    He was too old for that bar
    but it was the only one around
    And he needed a beer
    So that's where he was found
    He took an empty stool
    amid the jocks and punks
    He could take them all to school
    when it came to being drunks

    Miles from home again
    He was overdrawn on luck
    Hoping that tomorrow
    they'd find that part for his truck
    So he drank a beer, then two
    as a rock band hit the stage
    When all he wanted to do
    was have a drink with folks his age

    Then the beer it turned to whiskey
    The barmaid ran a tab
    You can hit freefall until last call
    when you're traveling by cab

    There were young girls in the mirror
    with no trouble on their minds
    As the picture became clearer
    he stared ahead just to look behind
    Then the band kicked off their first set
    They wore their guitars well
    There was anger, light and speed,
    every whistle, every bell

    They had smoke bombs, they had lasers
    The singer banged his tambourine
    But it's hard to play the music
    when you're a pinball machine
    Then the drummer took a lighter
    and set fire to his sticks
    as the barmaid squealed with laughter
    and said, "That's one of my favorite tricks."


    As the whiskey took the driver's seat
    he touched his wedding ring
    He kept thinking of Chuck Berry,
    Howlin' Wolf and B.B. King
    Then the band it took a break
    and it was possible to talk
    As the barmaid poured a free one
    she said, "Don't they really rock?"

    At first he had no words
    so he drank his whiskey down
    Then he slid off his barstool
    and stood on shaky ground.
    He said, "That ain't rock'n'roll.
    That's just Vaudeville plugging in."
    And she looked up and said,
    "Ain't that the way it's always been?"

    (Refrain #2:)
    The beer will turn to whiskey
    The barmaid runs a tab
    The years spin by in a free fall
    Till you're traveling by cab
    This song was submitted on August 18th, 2013 and last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC.
    Written by Bill Morrissey.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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