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More cool lyrics from McTown. And pretty dark ones at that. Really enjoyed setting these to music, thanks man!

(ps. I apologise for the Soundcloud picture. I didn't really think about how it would look at that size at the top of the page.)

Lyrics: 

Jimmy Alvarado loves playing some pool
Trying to get one over on all of the fools
Didn’t see tomorrow in the rear view mirror
Till he ran out of blood and cool

It didn’t hurt him long
Then he was gone
And Molly stood there
With the knife and the shame

Cool is cool till it’s run on down the road
I’d tell you more, but I was born to roll
Yea, when trouble comes out of the shadows, (people)
You better check the status of your soul
Check the status of your soul
Check the status of your soul

Molly Cavanaugh was the lady he loved
But once he had loved her, he was done
Said plans wasn’t part of his future
Told her she was sexy and fun

It didn’t hurt her long
Then he was gone
And Molly stood there
With the knife and the shame

Cool is cool till it’s run on down the road
I’d tell you more, but I was born to roll
Yea, when trouble comes out of the shadows, (people)
You better check the status of your soul
Check the status of your soul
Check the status of your soul

Now Terry didn’t know what he was doing…But he reached out and took her hand
He took her out the back door and threw the knife in the river down by the strand

Cool is cool till it’s run on down the road
I’d tell you more, but I was born to roll
Yea, when trouble comes out of the shadows, (people)
You better check the status of your soul
Check the status of your soul
Check the status of your soul...

Lyrics © David L Graham



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Comments

wobbie wobbit's picture

Love those vocals, delivery is so good. all the music sounds fantastic, i like the little breaks. great hook, intriguing story, solid groove. what a great collab.

cblack's picture

Excellent vocals and playful, appropriate music. Really good listen. This was truly great. I'm impressed! Definitely a catchy dark lyric.

More like this, please! Biggrin

Wolf Kier's picture

Such a big show-biz bluesy presentation. That pre&chorus is killer. lyrically and musically, I think it'll be stuck in my head for a while. (and that, fellow travelers, is the trick).
Well done both of you.

Gm7's picture

Singing your heart on this one Sir! ....Great lyrics by McTown

daveyboy103's picture

Love it, love it, love it.

Status of your soul, brilliant David (L Graham)

coolparadiso's picture

Nice David's, cool lyric almost swamp music Smile good listen this one!

billwhite51's picture

this is epic. the music, the story, the vocals,the accompaniment. there is melodrama, but it doesnt go over the top. fully engages the listener on all levels.

Nahlej381's picture

Oooooo swampy ! Great work. Music came out dope, another wonderful vocal under your belt, lyrics were great and spot on. Also I thoroughly enjoyed the photo. It added to the experience.

sbs2018's picture

Yes, that picture is a bit disturbing but those vocals - you slay me!! Excellent job interpreting the most excellent lyrics. Love the pauses. This one is so pro!

McTown's picture

Thanks to all the comments, people. David nailed this one down to the floor. Killer... McTown

Hypnotist's picture

Wow, this paints a very garish picture - in the best possible way. Melodrama is right - one thing leads to another and then everything goes to hell. The vocal performance is great all round, and the things he says are gruesome and relishing it. Really muscular backing too. Really liked this one.

McTown's picture

Thanks... lol.... picture is a little bit more than the song probably...

richaaaay's picture

So good this is...The lyric tells such a gripping story. DT, your production is top notch (how many times can I say that). I love the breaks, the building and releasing of tension. Great vocal performance. You nailed the song structure and everything about this. Well done you two.