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the sour-mash portion of the album i was referring to. goes well with ginger ale and memories. oh, and a cigar if you're a badass.

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Jack n Ginger (Ale) words by John Public, music by 6th Sense

Now and then… you gotta stop and reminisce, ya’ll –
Nothing more nothing less, than what it is...
Maybe life ain’t been what you supposed it be –
Broken dreams, things you hoped to see… just walk with me…


Park bench chillin, I could recollect –
How the girl used to used to get in –
Saturday Sigma Chi illegal –
Scorpion bowls lethal, there with me and my people –
She… went from nuttin but a conquest to huggin and lovin –
To somethin I wanted, reggae on the rooftop bumpin –
Took it to break ups to make ups to over –
To four years in a prison where I couldn’t get sober –
Wrote an album of songs and moved on –
Feelin dead n gone, it ain’t even lukewarm –
I know she had a few guys and changed their lives –
…Remembered better when her notes survived –
The lost one tryin to stay alive and go figure –
A way home where you safe alone in Vermont winters –
Hope ya found that glass slipper and it stayed intact –
I hated those times, but wouldn’t take ‘em back with....”


A bottle fulla Jack and some Ginger Ale –
Raise up a glass if you livin well –
Got a bottle fulla Jack and some Ginger Ale –
Ladies blow a kiss... put wind in these sails –
This Jack and Ginger Ale –
What’s these lies you tryin to sell?
I could tell, in this Jack & Ginger Ale –
Now gimme a glass for I get mad as hell!


“Had a friend, we all had a friend…
Left college and son was slippin…
Talked about dreams of the money, the cars, the women –
A good guy with a bad boy image –
You’d find him laughin on that Coke and Captain –
But as it often happens it wasn’t cola in the bag when –
He’d be out roamin solo and alone –
Think he seen one too many scenes with Johnny Depp in Blow –
Got to talking about life, makin a forever –
Believed it shakes us to make or break us for the better –
Facin odds, we made it this far –
Carved out a foot hold on toppa the bar –
Good friends in a pic, eyes on the cam and future –
A panaram view… wit rounds for what we knew ta –
Be this life as we learned it –
…So now we sippin one back in the purge with…”


A bottle fulla Jack and some Ginger Ale –
Raise up a glass if you livin well –
Got a bottle fulla Jack and some Ginger Ale –
Ladies blow a kiss... put wind in these sails –
This Jack and Ginger Ale –
What’s these lies you tryin to sell?
I could tell, in this Jack & Ginger Ale –
Now gimme a glass for I get mad as hell!


“Life ain’t been what I supposed it be –
Rewindin times in my mind fightin broken dreams –
Everything in my palms I’d hoped to see –
Spent it like I let it go for free –
Workin dead end jobs for a lower fee –
To support my music, goin broke and cheap –
Ask my girl, she know my stee –
Loves the kid anyways, she go for me –
I gotta pen these lines in the booth –
From the heart through the darkest parts of the truth –
Gotta be honestly out spittin whatcha couldn’t –
When ya beyond words thinkin prayin to God ain’t worth it –
Broke out the labeled box, believe it! –
Filled a glass and lifted it for all ya’ll see it –
We need to reminisce if just to stay alive –
This for everyone with dreams like mine and…”


A bottle fulla Jack and some Ginger Ale –
Raise up a glass if you livin well –
Got a bottle fulla Jack and some Ginger Ale –
Ladies blow a kiss... put wind in these sails –
This Jack and Ginger Ale –
Where ya lies ain’t prevail, I could tell...
In this Jack & Ginger Ale –
Now we got our glass and they mad as hell!

credits

from Re​-​Gifted: Thrift Shop Experience, released December 15, 2010

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John Public Jersey City, New Jersey

Find me somewhere between Mos Def & John Mayer: organic hip-hop with smokey, funk-laden rock n blues. I have roots in Jersey City, am a DXNext, have opened for DMC, J. Cole, Skyzoo, Emilio Rojas, Brown Bag All-Stars, The Cunninlynguists, Das EFX & Immortal Technique and currently live in Washington, DC. My album "Re-Gifted" is available for free DL at DJBooth.net or for purchase on iTunes. ... more

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