"The Rooster" as written by and Carlton Mahone Antwan Patton....
Blue collar Eddie and his better half Delores used to be mantel pieces down at the Black Forest.
And I don't know if that bar still exists, but when it did, so did they, a couple bleeding heart kids.
Everything volatile, every night rocker style. Hop a stool, be discrete and just watch a while.
But do your best to keep the level observational, drama is attractive so push it when it takes a pull.
And each night's a random when you pay a ransom for the right to sing along with them drinking anthems.
And these fools paid so many dues that everybody stops to salute.

But one night after another fight a couple from an opposite table offered an invite.
Dolores didn't want to join 'em, wasn't feeling social.
But Eddie was so aggravated that he had to poke holes.
He walked over, sat in the dialogue and called at Dolores like some kind of dog (hey girl come here)
She can't believe it, she's done, she's had it, but she doesn't want to make another scene in this establishment.
She got up and mosied over, and put her arm up around Eddie's shoulder.
Nobody's sober the song is the same; sometimes you stick out your chin to catch the rain.

You can be a winner, you can be a loser, gotta wake up when you hear the rooster.
Sometimes it's just too simple to live your life wrong, gotta do what right for you when the time comes.
You can be a winner, you can be a loser, gotta wake up when you hear the rooster.
Sometimes it's just too simple to live your life wrong, gotta do what right for you when the time comes.

The clock keeps drinking, they keep ticking. There's two more people who get to play positions.
Samantha and Chuck; not a couple, just roommates; out having too many shots on a Tuesday.
Who knew they'd be tools for the duo, put a little bit of fire on the fuel.
It's a kinda blue, intentions ain't cruel, but everybody's so ready to bend up the rules.
Now there's Chuck, staring at Delores.
Eddie is distracted by Samantha so he doesn't notice.
And everybody's too fucked up to even asses the mess, much less care enough.
More whiskey, a pitcher of Premium, Eddie's getting tipsy, he didn't see it comin.
On his way back from a visit with that urinal, tryna straighten out his thoughts and the vertigo.
Weaves through, stops when he's seen em.
Picture perfect, it looked just like freedom.
Dolores on Chuck's lap kissing him hard. Eddie dipped into the winter left them all at the bar.
Sometimes ya gotta follow what's felt inside; between the power struggle and the selfish pride.
No one's allowed to cry unfair because now they both get to drink alone somewhere.

You can be a winner, you can be a loser, gotta wake up when you hear the rooster
Sometimes it's just too simple to live your life wrong, gotta do what right for you when the time comes
You can be a winner, you can be a loser, gotta wake up when you hear the rooster
Sometimes it's just too simple to live your life wrong, gotta do what right for you when the time comes
You can be a winner, you can be a loser, gotta wake up when you hear the rooster
Sometimes it's just too simple to live your life wrong, gotta do what right for you when the time comes



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"The Rooster" as written by Carlton Mahone Antwan Patton

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    General Commenti love this song.
    jackie.chelleon January 10, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti'm totally lost on this song, man. someone should comment and fill me in.
    fyisabrinaon July 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentGreat song. I think the chorus pretty much sums it up:
    "You can be winner you can be a loser
    Gotta wake up when you here the rooster
    Sometimes its just too simple to live your life wrong
    Gotta do right for you when the time come "

    People just get too comfortable doing the things they do, even if they aren't the best for them in the end. They know they need to make a change, but they are too afraid to do anything about it. I can really relate to this song because I was in a really shitty relationship for a long time, and I knew it was shitty and I was miserable, but it was comfortable and it was all I knew for years. A point comes where you say "fuck it, I'm doing something about it", and that's what this song is about.
    JayDee84on July 08, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis song i think is about how 2 people can be living the shitty life style just putting up with eachother as long as they can until the moment it just snaps

    with a little help of alcohol

    and boom their getting toghter

    but in the end

    they both lose eachother

    not one nor the other

    they both lost eachother

    "gotta do right for you when the time comes"
    jaymosphereon July 25, 2009   Link

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