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Alligator
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Lyrics
ALLIGATOR
BY RUSTY NEWCOMER AND SCOTT ROBEY

I PRACTICE NIGHT AND DAY
WEAR MY FINGERS TO THE BONE
PAYING THOSE GROULING DUES
STILL WAITING BY THE PHONE
MISSIN' OUT ON SOCIAL LIFE
ALL LOCKED UP IN MY ROOM
DREAMIN' OF THOSE HOT LIGHTS
AND SHOWS THAT END TOO SOON

BUT I'M GONNA MAKE IT SOONER OR LATER
I'M GONNA RECORD ON OLE ALLIGATOR AH HUH

I'M NOBODY NOW
I WILL BE SOMEDAY
AND YOU'LL DRIVE FOR MILES
JUST TO HEAR ME PLAY
BETTER WATCH YOUR WOMAN
CAUSE SHE'LL WANT ME TOO
AND IF I EVER GET HER
SHE'LL BE THROWING ROCKS AT YOU

AND I'M GONNA MAKE IT SOONER OR LATER
I'M GONNA RECORD ON OLE ALLIGATOR AH HUH

THE OLD HOUND DOG AND KO-KO TAYLOR
KNEW THEY WOULD MAKE IT SOONER OR LATER
NONBELIEVERS SHUNNED ELVIN THE BISHOP
BUT THE CLERGY OF BLUES JUST NEVER GAVE UP
ON HIS WAY TO BLUES KINGDOM HE CROSSED GATOR MOAT
WHERE MANY HAVE SUNK BUT HE STAYED AFLOAT
YOU MAY NOT BELIEVE WHAT I'M TRYIN' TO SAY
WELL I DON'T GIVE SHIT CAUSE I'M ON MY WAY
(CHORUS)
Description
Short Song Description:
About a young wantabe blues artist. This song does contain one word that may offend some. Parental discretion is advised
Long Song Description:
About a young blues artist who equates success with landing a recording contract with Alligator Records.
Story Behind the Song:
I wanted to write a song about the blues that might sum up the feelings of every young blues artist. It's really kind of about paying your dues and looking to the stars. This song was recorded and mastered by Jeff Meglio at Cape Sound.
Credits
Lyric Credits: Rusty Newcomer
Music Credits: Rusty Newcomer
Producer Credits: Rusty Newcomer
Publisher Credits: TimeLoom Publishing
Performance Credits: Spark Hartman, Rusty Newcomer
Metadata
Song Length: 3:40
Primary Genre: Blues-Rock
Secondary Genre: -
Tempo / Feel: Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal: Female Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Dreams
Subject Matter 2: Musician
Mood 1: Anxious
Mood 2: In High Spirits
Similar Artist 1: Janis Joplin
Language: English
Era: 2000 and later