Pain in the Neck

Pain in the Neck

RalphCarl's picture

Liner Notes: 

A different kind of neck problem. No melody yet.

Lyrics: 

I love the girl but she’s a pain in the neck
She’s screaming Free Bird the whole damn set
I’ve been serenading this honky-tonk crowd
When I hear her holler I fall off of my cloud
Forget the words and I can’t find the frets
I love the girl but she’s a pain in the neck

All week at home she’s just as meek as a lamb
All our work nights kind of tend towards the bland
She likes oatmeal without the sugar
Eats her toast, no butter
Truth be told if I had my druthers
Rather her, than any other

But Baby Mama loves her Drunken drama
Makes me tremble, talk like Mr. Kimble
Whenever I try to sing a sensitive song
She cries out hey daddy turn that big amp on
When I’m in the groove up on top of the world
She’s drunk and yelling for Brown Eyed Squirrel

She’s rolling sevens, Cranks the knob to 11
Calls me Jimmy when we play Stairway to Heaven

I love the girl but she’s a pain in the neck
She’s screaming Free Bird the whole damn set
I’ve been serenading this honky-tonk crowd
When I hear her holler I fall off of my cloud
Forget the words and I can’t find the frets
I love the girl but she’s a pain in the neck

Ralph Goodson 7-7-2019



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Comments

Frances Smith's picture

This is some story. Very vivid storytelling, I can almost picture the scene. I love the idea of a performer being heckled by their girlfriend while trying to play a sensitive song. Be interesting to hear how you make it into a song, with a melody, and a demo.

cindyrella's picture

That Kimble line! I hope you come up with a melody because this is killer!

Kristi's picture

Great details in this story! ..."She likes oatmeal without the sugar"...and the rhymes that follow are very enjoyable. The lines have a natural, consistent rhythm and no word is wasted. I bet it sings easily.

standup's picture

Love it. As a guy who plays in bars a lot, I feel your pain. I like all the song titles you're dropping, I know them all (I think).

When people request Freebird at our shows, the whole band flips them the bird. That's our standard response.

zxcvbnm's picture

Great lyrics Ralph! And..................I got to hear "Brown Eyed Squirrel" for the very first time. Please let me know if you put this to music.