"Martinis On The Roof" as written by Laura Jane Ballance, James August Wilbur, Jonathan Patrick Wurster and Ralph Lee Mccaughan....
You left a cooler at our house one night
So we're keeping it full of ice
On your advice
Blue ribbons and red wine
You know it's hard to find the right vine
It does justice to the crime
Now the justice has declined
To take the stand this time
And the waste of space is mine
Yeah I hardly have the right
To sing about it

Tw'one night on Halloween
An April Fools bad dream
Cigar smoke over the room
And you were leaving way too soon

Cheetos and 100 proof
Martinis on the roof
Cheetos and 100 proof
Martinis on the roof
And you were leaving too soon

You caught every book they threw at you
And your single malt recruits
Well the pipe shirt over your suit
And the judges they love you too
And you're crying in the house
Watching basketball on the couch
Well we'll try to work it out
Yeah we're all trying to work it out
But you would not have us pout
So sing about it

Tw'one night on Halloween
An April Fools bad dream
Cigar smoke over the room
And you were leaving way too soon

Cheetos and 100 proof
Martinis on the roof
Cheetos and 100 proof
Martinis on the roof
And you were leaving too soon
Yeah you're leaving too soon
You left too soon


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    Song MeaningRead an interview a while back with the band in which this song came up. It's actually about a friend of the band's who was killed in an automobile accident. Supposedly when Mac sang it for the first time the rest of the band was in tears. For years I thought it was just a party tune, and after reading that, it has a whole new depth and poignancy.
    8stringfanon May 16, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI'm probably a bit off base on these lyrics. My wife thinks it's "Trick Night on Halloween".
    nuclearjewon October 26, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI tried to transcribe this about 10 years and gave up because of the fool I would make of myself with the chorus. I always went back and forth between:

    Chivas at a hundred proof
    or
    Cheetos and a hundred proof

    Chivas makes sense with the 'single malt recruit' line, but it really sounds like Mac is saying Cheetos. And I don't think they make a Chivas that's 100 proof.
    crispingsleeveon July 23, 2014   Link

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