Ten Pin

i go away, go away, oh-oh
i go away, go away, oh-oh

the gig was so bad
i felt like a flight attendant giving a safety demonstration
no one looked my way,
no one came here to watch me play
but that’s okay, it’s okay, it’s all the same:
we focus on the destination,
forget to be entertained by the journey
and so I packed up my guitar
and headed for the nearest bowling alley

better make it ten pin
i’ll put my fingers in
i like the holes wide
better make it ten pin
i’ll put my fingers in
i like the holes wide

i go away, go away, oh-oh
i go away, go away, oh-oh

so I checked into a hotel
where the mid-section of the bed sagged
like an old mare put out to pasture
and it does not really matter with what words it is said
just sometimes it’s time to be the student, life the master
and so I packed up all my clothes
and headed for the road again,

better make it ten pin
i’ll put my fingers in
i like the holes wide …

the gig wasn’t half bad
i felt like a flight attendant going up and down the aisle
with free food and drinks
everyone looked my way,
there was no need to pay
but that’s okay, it’s okay, it’s all the same:
we focus on the destination,
forget to be entertained by the journey.
and so I packed up my guitar
and headed for the nearest bowling alley

better make it ten pin
i’ll put my fingers in
i like the holes wide, wide, wide, wide …

i go away, go away, oh-oh …

and besides,
i look good in the shoes.
oh yeah, I look good in the shoes
don’t you know it baby
i look good in the shoes.i go away, go away, oh-oh
i go away, go away, oh-oh

the gig was so bad
i felt like a flight attendant giving a safety demonstration
no one looked my way,
no one came here to watch me play
but that’s okay, it’s okay, it’s all the same:
we focus on the destination,
forget to be entertained by the journey
and so I packed up my guitar
and headed for the nearest bowling alley

better make it ten pin
i’ll put my fingers in
i like the holes wide
better make it ten pin
i’ll put my fingers in
i like the holes wide

i go away, go away, oh-oh
i go away, go away, oh-oh

so I checked into a hotel
where the mid-section of the bed sagged
like an old mare put out to pasture
and it does not really matter with what words it is said
just sometimes it’s time to be the student, life the master
and so I packed up all my clothes
and headed for the road again,

better make it ten pin
i’ll put my fingers in
i like the holes wide …

the gig wasn’t half bad
i felt like a flight attendant going up and down the aisle
with free food and drinks
everyone looked my way,
there was no need to pay
but that’s okay, it’s okay, it’s all the same:
we focus on the destination,
forget to be entertained by the journey.
and so I packed up my guitar
and headed for the nearest bowling alley

better make it ten pin
i’ll put my fingers in
i like the holes wide, wide, wide, wide …

i go away, go away, oh-oh …

and besides,
i look good in the shoes.
oh yeah, I look good in the shoes
don’t you know it baby
i look good in the shoes.

Thirteen
Impossible to Tell

DISCOGRAPHY

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