Was a moonlight mishap, you lost your pony hat
Seems your lifestyle ain't so worthwhile after all
A heavy-hearted taxi ride and a walk on the wild side
Did your guardian angel let you down?
Gonna lay low and play it straight, it's time to rejuvenate
Gonna kick start your heart and come around
I can tell you now, you've really gotten the blues
I can tell you now that I've walked in your shoes
Gimme the sweet and lowdown
You better get out the way, it's history made the hard way
From a hero to a zero once again
Ain't no time for vanity, oh, this insanity
You're now adjusted and now you're busted once again
I can tell you now because there's no surprise
I can tell you now by that look in your eyes
Gimme the sweet and lowdown
You're looking for a cart truck, is that so why you strut your stuff?
Whether swinging or swagging down the road you go
You should've made a better choice, listen to your inner voice
You gotta get a ride or get left, don't you know?
I can tell you now, it's the good or bad news
I can tell you now that I walk in your shoes
Gimme the sweet and lowdown
The sweet and lowdown
Gimme the sweet, sweet and lowdown


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    General CommentIt was a moonlight mishap
    you lost your party hat
    seems your lifestyle ain't so worthwhile after all

    A heavy-hearted taxi ride
    and a walk on the wild side
    Did your guardian angel let you down?
    Gonna lay low and play it straight
    it's time to rejuvenate
    Gonna kick start your heart until you come around

    I can tell you now, you've really gotten the blues
    I can tell you now, that I've walked in your shoes
    Gimme the sweet and lowdown

    You better get outta the way
    it's history made the hard way
    From a hero to a zero once again
    Ain't no time for vanity
    allr this insanity
    You're maladjusted and now you're busted once again

    I can tell you now it comes as no surprise
    I can tell you now by that look in your eyes
    Gimme the sweet and lowdown

    You're looking kinda punch drunk
    'cause that's the way you strut your stuff
    With a swing and a swagger down the road you go
    You shoulda made a better choice
    and listened to your inner voice
    You gotta get right or get left, don't ya know

    I can tell you now, it's the peak of bad news
    I can tell you now, that I've walked in your shoes
    Gimme the sweet and lowdown
    the sweet and lowdown
    Gimme the sweet,
    the sweet and lowdown

    The album is called Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes, but a major theme of the album seems to be getting past those hard times. This song is no exception. It's the song of someone with plenty of scars and healed injuries looking to those who have fallen on hard times and saying, hey, it's gonna be alright. It's one part Story of My Life, one part Gotta Know the Rules, and one part Down Here With the Rest of Us.

    I'm not sure what Gimme the Sweet and Lowdown means, but it sure is a catchy phrase, and somehow, overwhelmingly positive.
    Tig45on March 20, 2013   Link
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    General Commenttruly about hard times and overcoming them, cant say this song didnt help me with hard times myself. The video sums up mikes hard times and is amazingly well done. I love this band !
    Willstrife2887on December 29, 2013   Link

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