Stayin' Single, Drinkin' Doubles

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This song has been covered by Grahame Lesh's band, Midnight North; and was mentioned in the Washington Post..."the Dead never wrote a song quite like “Stayin’ Single, Drinkin’ Doubles...Country music in a nutshell."
6/11/15

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Thought I might go out tonight, so I painted on some jeans
Pulled my favorite cowboy boots all the way up to my knees
Took a double shot of courage just to get me out the door
Well, it went down so smoothly, Lord, I had to pour myself one more, and now

CHORUS
I’m stayin’ single, drinkin’ doubles all night long alone
Before I got myself to the bar, I wound up stoned at home
I’m lickin’ liquor off my lips, there’s no time to piss and moan
When you’re stayin’ single, drinkin’ doubles all night long alone

INSTRUMENTAL VERSE

Rolled out of bed this morning still wearing Thursday’s clothes
Tonight is Sunday morning, Lord, and the only way I know
Is by the pile of rolled-up papers stacked on my front step
A woman might could do me good, but I ain’t sure just yet, for now

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from Sacred Profanities (2010), released June 1, 2010

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Jeremy Wilson & Kirby Lee Hammel have been writing and playing in the Bay Area since 2007.

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