I've got my eye on top shelf liquor,
With taste so smooth it
Hits you quicker.
But you've only got the well.

And I've got an eye for top tier women
With legs so long they go straight to heaven,
But this old bunch looks like hell.

But tonight I'll take what I can get.

I'd like to hear a great musician
With strange ideas and grand ambition,
But this guy, he's got trouble with chords.

And I'd like to leave this game a winner
Head held high, the luck of beginners
But this old losers crawling out on all fours.

But tonight I'll take what I can get.

Well this drink will do,
And girl you look all right,
And this band is playing like hell tonight.

These dice are loaded
And man I am too
I might be losing but I'm leaving soon.

With the prettiest girl
To enter this dump,
She drank all of the whiskey but she left me the rum
And tonight I'll take what I can get

I've got my sights on brand new beginnings
Brand new starts make saints of sinners
But I'm doomed to live in my past

Live nude girls says the sign out front,
But old dead dreams are dancing in front,
Of old dead dreamers with washed up luck,
Selling love for cash

Well tonight I'll take what I can get.

This old story gets stale and dry,
No matter how I try and try
To spin this fable
Fresh and new

You strung me along
Like a tease on prom night
Getting me loose but
Leaving me uptight
Please tell me that
Some of that love was true.

Tonight I'll take what I can get

Well this drink will do,
And girl you look all right,
And this band is playing like hell tonight.

These dice are loaded
And man I am too
I might be losing but I'm leaving soon.

With the prettiest girl
To enter this dump,
She drank all of the whiskey but she left me the rum
And tonight I'll take what I can get.


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    General CommentCowboy ! I love this song... I like when chris do song like this one. Get it dashboardconfessional.com... news section !
    kiem_traon October 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentUm...I'll stick to Swiss Army, Places You Have Come And So Impossible...new Dashboard leaves alot to be said...
    SvZExceptedon October 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love Dashboard, but I think this new stuff is kind of...umm...suck. He's trying to write about being drunk and lonely in a bar and he should just leave that kind of stuff to experts, like Alkaline Trio.
    TheAntiHeroon October 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti like the acoustic version better. the one with the band sounds like a country round up or something.
    blinkbomberon October 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI heard then play it live at Jannus Landing on the 2nd and he said "don't worry, this isn't what the new record is gonna sound like... but it's fun..." so quit your bitchin' about how you think it sucks. I think it's great.
    mbruno91on October 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentJust listened to this for the first time, my brother and I decided that it sounds like Chris was listening to a lot of Bob Dylan recently. I'm not too sure how I feel about this one...but I'll take it!
    Tuesdayz_goneon October 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think that's an insult to bob dylan. it's a catchy song, but there is something in the lyrics that just don't appeal anymore. mr big shot mtv seems to be undergoing some changes.

    and don't tell people to 'quit their bitchin' ' about how they think it sucks. no body here has told you to stuff it about how you think it's great. so chill.
    Snipson October 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwhile i really like DC, but i REALLY hope that Chris is right in saying that all of their new songs don't sound like this- in a way i like it, but mostly it sounds like a country song. i don't mind a little bit of this but i don't think i would like very much. :-)
    gamsk8son October 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this song so much, its so fun! At the show in worcester ma yesterday, when they played it i couldnt stop smiling/laughing. chris enjoyed this thoroughly. :) yay.
    amyjaneon October 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentall i have to say is i was COMPLETELY relieved when chris said at the concert that this song was not an example of what the rest of his music will be like. that made me happy!
    GHgirl912on October 13, 2002   Link

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