All Bad Things

by Joshua Cook & The Key of Now

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Once there was a man, whiskey drunk, tasty licks for days, chasing women (even other people's) – in short, his heart and soul were blue, and his core being was inextricably tied to the low down, dirty, drunk, lyin', cheatin', ramblin' lifestyle, which he played to a T. As we ran in the same circles, I used to jam with him quite a bit, and I managed to pick up some of his ramblin' ways and try 'em on for size – the whiskey, the self-inflicted poverty, the scandalous infidelity – whereupon realizing I'd successfully become my own version of that character, I capped it off with a sharp and prolonged decline, a downward spiral into self-loathing and despair. I knew that I, too, would one day rise, but for the time being I felt like shit. So I wrote about it. Not all at once, though. Tragicomedy takes time.

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Been on a cloud of uncertainty
I'm comin' down to the harsh reality
I want out of this poverty
I wanna find out what's goin' wrong with me
No doubt, no doubt, no doubt,
All bad things come in threes.

I got no work, the city towed my car,
I sunk so low I even stole a twelve-string guitar
I wanna know why life's got it out for me
I wanna cry — someone say a prayer for me
No doubt, no doubt, no doubt,
All bad things come in threes.

I met a fine girl, took her out for drinks
I spilled the wine, my card's declined and I threw up in the sink
I wanna know why life's got it out for me
I wanna cry — someone say a prayer for me
No doubt, no doubt, no doubt,
All bad things come in threes.

Baby, take a look at me, can't you see I got a dream,
Yes, I'm gonna be a star, just like we all are
But now I feel so down 'n' out that it makes me wanna shout:
"Don't close that door! I need you more than ever before!"

credits

released March 5, 2013
words & music by Joshua Cook & Molly Taylor,
all instruments and vocals performed by Joshua Cook.

photos by Michael Garlington,
cover design by Joshua Cook.

mixed by Andy Freeman,
mastered by Alex Lowe.

produced by Joshua Cook.

©2013 Key of Now, Ltd. All rights reserved, all wrongs reversed.

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Joshua Cook & The Key of Now New Orleans, Louisiana

Joshua Cook = an American troubadour and devout soundcrafter of rock'n'roll, hard R&B, deep soul, and folk-blues.

The Key of Now = a band, a vision, and the creative impulse by any other name.

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