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The Usual

John Hiatt


27 Aug 1986
cd imgHEARTS OF FIRE Soundtrack
cd imgTHE USUAL (Vinyl single)

  Hearts of Fire session, Townhouse Studio, London UK - 27.aug.1986 
  Hearts of Fire session, Townhouse Studio, London UK - 27.aug.1986 

I'm trippin over dumb drunks at a party
My girlfriend just ran off with the DJ
I'd give her everything I had, but she refused it
It don't matter now, she don't know how to use it
My confidence is dwindling
Look at the shape I'm in
Where's my pearls, where's the swine?
I'm not thirsty, but I'm standing in line.
I'll have the usual
Yeah, I'll have the usual

Fifty silhouettes now tumblin' on the dance floor
Pink elephants fallin' through a trap door
Sixty cigarettes a day because I'm nervous
When will that bitch begin to serve us?
I used to be a good boy, livin' the good life
Fifty thousand kisses later she was a housewife
She was good, I was unkind
I'm not thirsty, but I'm standin' in line
I'll have the usual, yeah
I'll have the usual

Big Jim says that the second comin's comin'
I think he must be seein' double or something
You can hang around here, waiting for the offerings
I can't win, but I've seen enough, man
A fifth of whisky keep the doctor away
A little more and it's judgment day
I had a future, but she just passed out
I'm gonna drink until I see what am I talkin' about
I'll have the usual, yeah
I'll have the usual
I'll have the usual
Yeah, the usual  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

27 Aug 1986 1 HEARTS OF FIRE Soundtrack
THE USUAL (single)
27 Aug 1986 THE NEVER ENDING TOUR (b)