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Whiskey Neat, Water Back (pt. 2 Woman in a Bar)


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The second in the "Woman in a bar" series from Ed and Paul (as with Gin & Tonic, I only did vocals). This time, she's alone at closing time.

Part one of the series can be found here: Gin & Tonic and Part three is here: Wine Into Water
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Lyrics
I smoked right through the night
Now it's almost closing time again
I'm like some lover's tragedy,
Or some twisted comedy, I guess

My life is pouring through the cracks
Keep the whiskey neat and the water back
All my demons can just relax
Keep the whiskey neat and the water back

Mind's awake, but my heart's asleep
To switch those two is what I need
One more round to kill the pain
So I can turn the page to yesterday

My life is pouring through the cracks
Keep the whiskey neat and the water back
All my demons can just relax
Keep the whiskey neat and the water back

Hope is hard to find
'Cause every day brings another night
All my lonely memories
They're the only things that never leave

My life is pouring through the cracks
Keep the whiskey neat and the water back
All my demons can just relax
Keep the whiskey neat and the water back

My life is pouring through the cracks
Keep the whiskey neat and the water back
All my demons can just relax
Keep the whiskey neat and the water back
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Uploaded: Apr 23, 2006 - 12:14:17 AM
Last Updated: Nov 06, 2006 - 08:34:31 AM Last Played: Sep 05, 2017 - 06:48:02 PM
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Comments
Mcboy said 4227 days ago (April 23rd, 2006)
oooh yeah baby....
now i'm falling for the woman......if she'd bring a bottle i'd help her
lament....hehhe....seriously...the hiss on the production does'nt take away
from the great content.....the storytelling and your delivery are
topnotch....loved the first one....love this just as much....u sexy voiced
woman u.....
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drakonis said 4227 days ago (April 23rd, 2006)
ooooh...
this is beautifully well crafted & performed, nice to get to #2 in this
unfolding story. For some reason, the really nice compelling chord
progressions in some places remind me a little of "Angie" by Rolling
Stones. Really great songwriting, super lyrics, beautiful guitar & bass
playing (good drums, sequenced?), and of course, stellar singing for
this... this gives a closing-time feel, slow delivery, not so much laid-
back, but instead dragging on into the depressing hopeless anguish of
another night alone... shudder... wow. I admit that I didn't like the
ending fade too much, it seemed a little fast or not quite where I
expected it to fade... but that could be because I was lost in the song
and didn't want it to end. Brava/bravo to Joanna, Ed & Paul!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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TobinMueller said 4226 days ago (April 24th, 2006)
Straight up
Reminded me of Neil Young's "Old Man." Tasty guitar work, full of the
space of loneliness (the cracks), understated finesse, a sense of
exhaustion and fortitude both. Really nice track.
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caroline said 4226 days ago (April 24th, 2006)
lower and lower...
by the time i had listened to stevel's new one and the digjeridoo player i was listening to this through the soles of my feet!!

more great lyrics, more skillful guitar, your amazing voice and i can hardly wait for the next one although sad coz it will be the last - or will it?? thank you, d/l, l'chaim!!!
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caroline said 4226 days ago (April 24th, 2006)
lower and lower...
hmm - well, it would've been d/led if the button had been there!!! is that you or admin?

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charliechen said 4226 days ago (April 24th, 2006)
Oh, the misery
I feel the pain. Yet, somehow, your vocal delivery keeps the song and the character from becoming pathetic. What a fine line to tread. Well done.

The atmosphere you create is perfect - smoky, plaintive and reflective.

Now I have to go check out the rest of your catalogue.

Cheers.
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Alannah said 4226 days ago (April 24th, 2006)
You know I am ...
... a huge fan of your voice ... and I am loving the downtrodden alchohol riddled lyrics of both this tune and Gin and Tonic. Can't wait for number three. The best parts of your songs are your ability to evoke just the right amount of melancholy into your singing and make them so believable. (I have to actually drink the alchohol to pull that one off myself) .... great job Joanna and Kudos to the boys for writing such great soundbeds for you to add your style to.
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snowdragon said 4224 days ago (April 25th, 2006)
A beauty
It's a country tune to my ears, which is just fine with me :)

Loved it.
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Tadashi Togawa said 4223 days ago (April 27th, 2006)
Closing
I came to this bar of the verge of closing time.
A good song flowed.
I listened to this bar to closing the store.
I like it.
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Mcboy said 4223 days ago (April 27th, 2006)
shhhhhh....
just stepped in to download......
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Mcboy said 4223 days ago (April 27th, 2006)
shhhhhh....
and to express my jealousy towards those guitar players...great backing....most
talented comping.....loved the relaxed jimi hendrix like riffs.....dug this
much...!!!

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I live for music.......

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Day For Night said 4029 days ago (November 6th, 2006)
hehehehe
Mcboy...you just crack me up! ;)

(mysti)

I'll comment properly on the song, below...hehee

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jackstone said 4221 days ago (April 28th, 2006)
Nice and slow
You are like a Cassandra Wilson!
Have a perfect style for singing ability.
Always great desu!
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ziti said 4220 days ago (April 29th, 2006)
GREAT STUFF
i don't know who's on this with you, but the music is really sweet.
Lyrics and vocals ooze the real deal. Wow!! great work jo!!


deep bow
z
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MowMeDown said 4208 days ago (May 12th, 2006)
She's more to be pitied
As the song says, "She needs to be loved, not despised / Too much beer
and wine, too many good times / The lure of the honky tonk wrecked her
young life." Twist of lemon in the wounds of your voice, lady. Quite a
rendition.
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Day For Night said 4029 days ago (November 6th, 2006)
Mmmm mmm....
A great companion piece to Gin & Tonic.
Again...what a terrific collaborative team here...

Glad you posted in the Forums about this :)

(Mysti/Cat)
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sloparts said 3744 days ago (August 18th, 2007)
Tell the true story of life on the edge
I love this piece of work. You have a real craft with lyrics. The music fit the song and the production fit the music.

Only one thing could possibly improve this and that would be to pull the vocal back just a little and maybe add a slight touch of reverb to it. Not much mind you, just a touch.

Bravo to you Joanna

Ed
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