Live at Banditos - Puerto Penasco, Mexico 10​/​18​/​2015

by Jim Dalton

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I went to my favorite tavern Thought I would have one quick beer But one quickly turned to another What happened next isn't quite clear I heard I was the life of the party Heard I made a lot of new friends Cause I told the bartender all drinks were on me Now I've nothing left for my rent So I'm never drinkin' again 'Cause I act like a dick and piss off my friends So I'm putting it all to an end And I'm never drinkin' again Now, I'm usually not too much trouble After I've had two or three But after one too many doubles I'm nothing but trouble you see So I've finally come to my senses The writing was there on the wall Time to go mend a few fences This is my final last call Then I'm never drinkin' again 'Cause I do stupid shit and embarrass my friends So I'm putting it all to an end So I'm never drinkin' again Now I know that you may not believe me You say that you've heard it before But this time I really mean it To celebrate, let's have just one more, then...
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Marie 03:28
Four riders behind me Three bullets left Two hours 'til sunset Just one regret I went lusting for gold I found only lead Lo siento, siento, Marie Marie, ah, Marie Even in death my heart waits only for thee Marie, ah, Marie Mi corazon pertenece Ahora y siempre En vida o muerte Solo a ti Crying, she stood in her white Sunday dress The wide world awaits, I would ride to possess My own envy and greed I let lure me away When I knew in my heart with Marie I should stay Marie, ah, Marie Even in death my heart waits only for thee Marie, ah, Marie Mi corazon pertenece Ahor e siempre En vida o muerte Solo a ti
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Hey do you wanna go? Down to Puerto Peñasco I miss those Sandy beaches And drinking with my amigos I need a pick me up 'cause I've been feeling so low Let's pack our things and let's go Down to Puerto Peñasco Lately it's been raining Quite lot around here Lot of folks complaining Cause the skies ain't so clear But I can see the light Breaking thru the clouds Because it won't be long Until we're going down
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Day after day I wake up and I say where did I go right? To have all these beautiful babes chase me night after night I look in the mirror and I can't help but ask myself why Why did I turn out to be such a good looking guy? When I'm stage people don't even know that I play the bass Cause everyone's busy just staring at my gorgeous face I really can't blame them when they look at me and ask why Why did Nick Scropos become such a good looking guy? I'm just a good looking guy Something sweet for your eye Thank me when I pass by For being a such a good looking guy I walk down the street and I see people passing me by They turn to each other and say "Wow, did you see that guy?" I really can't blame them when they look at me and ask why Why did he turn out to be such a good looking guy?
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The wheels on the bus Don't wanna go 'round We got another California breakdown We were doin alright Til everything went wrong Now we're stuck on the side of the road where we don't belong It's a California Breakdown It's a California Breakdown Jessie's trying out For the next bit part This time she really nails it She played it from the heart This could be the big break The one she's waiting for But her only take is on the cutting room floor California Breakdown Feeling all alone far away from home Trying to figure out how she's gonna make it out here in this town It's a California Breakdown It's a California Breakdown Johnny's writing songs Out in Hollywood He just needs connections He knows his tunes are good Then he hears his song It's in a picture show Then he finds he's been wronged as he's sitting all alone and he watching the credits roll Another California Breakdown Stranded on the road Where souls are sold Trying figure out how he's gonna make it count here in this town It's a California Breakdown It's a California Breakdown
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I guess it's pretty safe to say it hasn't been a very good year Most days I find myself reaching for the bourbon and beer But I had a little visit from somebody last night in a dream And I liked the words that I heard This is what he said to me And he said: "Hey mother trucker, you just keep on trucking down the line. Hey mother trucker in the end it's gonna turn out fine. Before you know it you will find yourself riding down that long mother trucker of a highway in the sky. Keep on trucking mother trucker you just keep on trucking down the line." The only thing of which I am certain is that nothing is certain No matter what they say, I pay attention to the man behind the curtain And I never think that anything is ever really quite as it seems But I liked the words that I heard that he kept saying to me 'cause he said: "Hey mother trucker, you just keep on trucking down the line. Hey mother trucker in the end it's gonna turn out fine. Before you know it you will find yourself riding down that long mother trucker of a highway in the sky. Keep on trucking mother trucker you just keep on trucking down the line." Well I never really used to be too much of the spiritual kind But as I'm getting older there's a lotta shit changing my mind Like how I got a little visit from somebody last night in a dream And I know I won't forget the words that he kept on saying to me 'cause he said: "Hey mother trucker, you just keep on trucking down the line. Hey mother trucker in the end it's gonna turn out fine. Before you know it you will find yourself riding down that long mother trucker of a highway in the sky. Keep on trucking mother trucker you just keep on trucking down the line."
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Here and Now 02:59
I don't like to think about the end of the story I only hope when my time's out It won't have been boring Cause what's it's really all about Without a question, there's no doubt The only certainty there is here to be found Is you and me, here and now So come with me and let's go fly And seek out new places We'll take the highway in the sky Through wide open spaces I'm tired of worrying bout tomorrow It may not get here anyhow The only certainty there is here to be found Is you and me, here and now And if suddenly I find myself again lost in the darkness Just shine your light on through Let it shine on through And I'll follow it to you And if suddenly you're swimming in a sea of desperation I won't let you drown I'll throw my line on down And pull you right back out
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I see you acting high and mightier than thou All I can do is scratch my head and wonder how You get away with things you do and say You'll step on anyone who gets in your way Well I've had it up to here with you So what I'm gonna say is long overdue I'm getting tired of biting my lip So I'm doing you a favor and giving you a tip You got a problem You gotta fix that shit You got a problem Everybody's tired of it You flaunt your money, wear expensive clothes Buy pricey shoes to use for stepping on toes But there are certain things you can't buy with dough But that's something that you're never gonna know If you keep looking out for number one You're never gonna realize what you've done And like I said I'm tired of biting my lip So I'll say it once again, I'm shooting from the hip You got a problem You gotta fix that shit You got a problem Everybody's tired of it You think the world never did revolve around anyone but you You are the most important person in world in the eyes of you
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She doesn't ever call me over Anytime that she is sober Because she isn't in the mood Only gives me attitude But then she'll have like seven brews And she'll insist that I get nude My observations got me thinking She only calls my booty when she's drinking She's always losing her bikini After she's had a few martinis But when she's having milk and cookies I never seem to get no nookie But once she gets into that vino She thinks I'm Rudy Valentino A few more reasons why I'm been thinking She only calls my booty when she's drinking Don't get no hugging from my shorty Unless she's chugging on a 40 She don't be dishing out the candy Unless she's sipping on her brandy Now I don't claim to be no genius But when she drinks she always wants to be my Venus A few more reasons why I'm been thinking She only calls my booty when she's drinking
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¡Amigos! 02:51
When you're out at the bar and you've had way too much Who's gonna come pick you up? Next time please call me and don't go to jail You still owe me last weekend's bail Wherever we go, no matter how far Nothing can change who we are Amigos, amigos When your piece of shit pickup breaks down once again I know you don't have AAA Who will reluctantly help out a friend? Who's only a phone call way? And when you've got a secret that you need to hide, who's gonna keep it inside Amigos, right from the start Amigos, we'll never part Amigos, that's Spanish for friends Amigos, until the end And if some jerk, down at your work Is pissing you off to no end Don't kick his ass, 'cause you'll probably get canned I'll handle your light work my friend When you're crazy ass girlfriend kicks you out again You know who lives just 'round the bend By the way that relationship's one you should end I'm telling you this as a friend Cause I heard she's seeing like 10 other guys Amigos will tell you no lies
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In My Head 04:32
Today's my birthday I'm turning 30 I'm perfectly healthy Independently wealthy In my head And that's Bill Murray I'm his best friend He's at my party Pouring shots again We're having a good time In my head Sinatra's crooning, the girls are swooning Everyone is here, even the Goonies In my head In my head everyone loves everyone In my head no one needs to use a gun In my head the world is so unusually happy In my head the sun is shining bright tonight In my head those I've lost are still alive In my head the world is so unusually happy Took a rocket to outer space Found a cure for cancel For the human race And brought it back In my head In my head, there is nothing but good will In my head, no one uses God to kill In my head the world is so unusually happy In my head, everywhere it's beautiful In my head, life is one big musical In my head the world is so unusually happy Today's my birthday...
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Pantalones 04:04
Mi pantalones Mi pantalones Mi pantalones Donde esta? Mi pantalones Donde estamos? I cannot find you Where did you go? One weekend I did go To Puerto Peñasco It's down in Mexico Where I lay on the sand I met some locals And there was a man He had marijuana There in his hand There was a fiesta Yo bebo cerveza Y dos cervezas Then dos more cervazas One in each hand And then came tequila and a mariachi band Too much fiesta I took a siesta There on the sand Mi pantalones Mi pantalones Mi pantalones Donde esta?
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about

Much to my dismay, this is only a partial recording of one fun, hot, sweaty, south-of-the-border, Sunday afternoon in Puerto Peñasco, Mexico at a little cantina known as Banditos. Due to a technical malfunction, we only managed to tape the first 45 minutes of a friggin' 4-hour show! But as they say, something is better than nothing, I guess. I debuted 2 new songs at this show ("She Only Calls My Booty When She's Drinking" and "Mother Trucker"). The crowd was amazing and most stayed the whole damn 4 hours. New friendships were begun, alliances were forged, many beverages were consumed, dirty jokes were told, people danced, people cried, people cringed, and some left. My Denver Broncos beat the Cleveland Browns in OT during the show. I believe it was the longest show I've ever done without taking a break. Oh, and I remember my voice was almost gone from sleep deprivation after a previous late night jam session 'til 4 in the morning with my buddy, Nate Cook of the Yawpers. I was tired, but Nate had it worse. He lost his wallet, iPhone, cash, and got food poisoning to cap off his weekend. He also got escorted naked by security back to his room. Good times. Anyway, thanks for listening, and a special thanks to those who spent this day with me. It was really fun.
Until the next time,
JD
PS. If you ever visit Banditos, order the grilled shrimp tacos. You will thank me. You're welcome.

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released October 24, 2015

All songs written by J. Dalton (ASCAP) except "Marie" (Dalton/Clyne)
Artwork by Daniel Gonzalez

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Jim Dalton Denver, Colorado

Colorado-based Country, Americana, Roots singer-songwriter, and lead guitarist for Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers. Lead singer & guitarist of the Railbenders and the Hickman-Dalton Gang.

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