Whiskey Ain't Cheap

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Back in college after their study sessions
Jack and his friend's always went to the pit pub
To talk about the world they'd change
While sippin' on whiskey like some philosophers club

And back then whiskey wasn't cheap
And they didn't have much money
Just some dreams and exam sorrows Makes you wanna drink the bottle hollow
Drink it down X4

Now Jack's out of school but working in a factory
Not quite what he expected but at least he gets along
Unemployment's high and he's got loans to pay
He wrote his mother and said “I feel like some sort of Springsteen song”

And most his friends are the same way
They don't go out so much anymore
Sippin' on whiskey is just too much of a luxury But it's in these times they want it even more

And back then whiskey wasn't cheap
And they didn't have much money
Part time job and a big debt load
Makes you wanna drink the bottle hollow
Drink it down X4

Then he got a letter in his mother's chicken scratch, it said

You can work all day for a little pay
But in the end you should always have enough
For whatever little thing that might bring you some small joy
So here's a toast to you and the time's you're going through Here's some green and this one's on me

Back then whiskey wasn't cheap
And they don't have too much money Just some dreams and a big debt load Makes you wanna drink the bottle Maybe have one more big bottle
And then drink that bottle
Hollow.

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from Half Pint Full Heart, released February 27, 2015

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Mip & the Mip Power Trio Toronto, Ontario

The Mip Power Trio plays honest & edgy rock 'n' roots music that feels like a fun house party on a summers night.

Stay tuned for the band's new album 'Half Pint Full Heart' available February 27th.

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