Local Talent

On the radio (KWVA, the University of Oregon station): Tom Heinl, a Eugene guy. The line "a couple of Certs and then back to work" caught my attention. You can listen to it on Heinl's site (hit the MP3 link on the right).

Halfday Vacation

I've been workin' my fingers down to the bone
Seven nights a week at the old grindstone
And that don't leave a lot of time for recreation.
Yeah my wife left town, she didn't take me
But I don't gotta work till a quarter to three,
That's just enough time for my halfday vacation.

I'm smokin' those cigarette butts from a neighbor's truck
and drinkin' some cooking sherry,
One last beer, I put some ketchup in there,
That's a poor man's bloody mary.
And I'll probably pass out on my big old couch
Round about "Perry Mason"
A couple of Certs and then back to work
From my halfday vacation.

Well the alarm clock rings at 6 a.m.
I'm eatin' coffee right out of the can
I gotta have my fun before the noonday comes
That's when I go back to work for the man
And I'm watchin' my soaps and I'm drinkin' some Scope
And eatin' my wife's medications
A couple of Certs and then back to work
From my halfday vacation.

Yeah there's a party at dawn and baby I'm on my halfday vacation.

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One Reply to “Local Talent”

  1. this song is fantastic. my friend has it on his computer, and i was googling the lyrics and your site came up. thanks for the link and the lyrics!! i call the narrator of the song “the scope guy,” though i think my favorite part of the song is-

    One last beer, I put some ketchup in there,
    That’s a poor man’s bloody mary.
    And I’ll probably pass out on my big old couch
    Round about “Perry Mason”

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