Sometimes You Headline, Sometimes You Just Play Last

by Porchsleeper

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Welcome to the second song in our Digital 7" Series.

"Headlining" a local show is probably one of the biggest misnomers in the English language. Ain't nobody got time for three bands. Nobody stays until two in the morning.

We stole the title off the bathroom wall at Small's in Hamtramck, MI. The original quote was attributed to Fred Smith's mom. Fred's mom is a smart lady -- she knows that there aren't many more thankless jobs than being in a local rock 'n roll outfit.

"Sometimes..." also features the white hot guitar licks of one Mr. Jeremy Porter from such legendary local Detroit giants as Slugbug, The Offramps, Fidrych and most recently Jeremy Porter and the Tucos. Thanks again, Jer!

lyrics

Sing along...

I got the records, I got the songs
I got the chords, but I got 'em all wrong
I got a chorus, I'll fake a verse
I'll steal your bridge, it can't get any worse

Lightning in a bottle
You gotta catch it fast
You gotta cash that check before it's passed
Sometimes you headline, sometimes you just play last

I saw your band, the other night
You didn't draw, but your drummer was tight
I didn't stay, I gotta go
I'll catch you later, let's hook up for a show

Lightning in a bottle
You gotta catch it fast
You gotta cash that check before it's passed
Sometimes you headline, sometimes you just play last

You're burying them, he's burying me
It ain't what you got, it's who you see

Lightning in a bottle
You gotta catch it fast
You gotta cash that check before it's passed
Sometimes you headline, sometimes you just play last

credits

released 27 July 2015
Brian - Sang and played guitars
Zac - Played bass and sang
Vert - Played guitar and sang
Steve - Played the drums
Jeremy Porter - Played lead guitar

Gear Rundown:
Guitars: Les Paul Gold Top, MJT Esquire Cabronita, Fender P Bass, Les Paul Custom
Amps: Naylor SuperDrive 60, Vox AC30, Bogner Shiva, Marshall JCM800, Ampeg BA-210sp
Pedals: Klon KTR, Timmy, Wampler Paisley OD
Percussion: Premier Artist Birch drum kit, Zildjian cymbals

We recorded it with Jim Roll at Backseat on the west side of Ann Arbor, Michigan
www.backseatproductions.com

Written by Porchsleeper, Jeremy Porter & Jason Bowes
© 2015 Fort Awesome Music
Artwork by: Eric Patrick Kelly
www.ericpatrickkelly.com

Check out Jeremy Porter & the Tucos
www.thetucos.com

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