East Bay Ray seemed like a pretty nice fellow
But that one guy from Philly
I wonder if he knew what he was getting into
It was the greatest karaoke show that I had ever seen
Who could blame him? Certainly not me

They hit "Holiday in Cambodia" and 500 people screamed
And he gave us a nice compliment before "Moon Over Marin"
There were wisecracks in the upper deck from people in the scene
But it sure looked like we all still wanted to believe

I'm sorry Jeff whats-his-name if we didn't take you serious
But the punks all still sang along when we got to the chorus
I'm sorry Jeff whats-his-name if we didn't take you serious
But the punks all still sang along

What happens to the road crew when the contractor goes down?
Who takes the helm when the captain moves to high ground?
Those rangy old sled dongs still know which way the race should go
All those rudderless old sailors still tell which way to row

Did you pack up your kit bag and leave your troubles by the road?
Well, I've tried to outrun problems, man, the problems they followed
Johnny Appleseed didn't need to tend the seeds that he had sowed
The other farmers grabbed the reins and they got by on their own

I'm sorry Jeff whats-his-name if we didn't take you serious
But the punks all still sang along when we got to the chorus
We all still need a leader to support us
But the prow needs a ship when he gets into deeper waters
We all still sort of need a leader to support us
But in a pinch a hundred punks can still do the job for us

I'm sorry Jeff Penalty if we didn't take you serious
But the punks all still sang along when we got to the chorus
I'm sorry Jeff Penalty if we didn't take you serious
But the punks all still sang along

We sang along


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    General CommentI really like this song, first heard it live when he was supporting Frank Turner. I think my favorite part is joining in on the 'woah badah bah bah' bit. <3
    YourBruiseon June 30, 2011   Link

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