Can't Drink Enough to Sing

Dale was painfully shy back in high school
But he worked up the nerve bought Carla a ring
He hits the open mic every Friday
But he can't drink enough to sing

His momma said he shakes his leg like Elvis
His daddy said he does no such thing
He hits the open mic every Friday
But he can't drink enough to sing

And Carla says
Honey would you like another whiskey
I'd love it if you'd get up on that stage
Honey I know you think singing's risky
But you've written out the lyrics on a page

Sweat drips off his brow into his bourbon
With just the thought of banging on them strings
He hits the open mic every Friday
But he can't drink enough to sing

Carla huffs and comes on to the waiter
She looks around and fiddles with her ring
She hits the open mic with him Fridays
But he can't drink enough to sing

Chorus

Dale wakes up face down on his momma's driveway
With tore up lyrics and a thrown out ring
He won't hit the open mic next Friday
'Cause he can't drink enough to sing

And his momma says
Honey would you like another whiskey
She'll love you if you'll get up on that stage
Honey I know you think singing's risky
But you've written out the lyrics on a page

Dale was painfully shy back in high school
But he worked up the nerve bought Carla a ring
He hits the open mic every Friday
But he can't drink enough to sing

(Owen Temple & Jay Altizer)
© 2006 Owen Temple Music (BMI)