(Recorded DI through the amp)
Live (and fast!) @ The Harlequin Fayre 13514 UCC (2013)
© Project Freeman Music 8 Aquarius♒ 13513 UCC (2013 Gregorian)
Got down to the beach one day met a friend of mine and started to play songs of freedom and the mood was cool I have to say He took out a bottle of port I was on the wagon, or so I thought but he poured out a little glass that came my way I said “...I ain't gonna take your bait! Mr. Alcohol is gonna have to wait, I ain't gonna take your bait, that's what I say Ah well maybe just a little shot, at least it ain't as bad as smokin' all that pot but then I ain't gonna take more bait, no more today...” Well, the bottle kept slippin' down The melodies were swirlin' all around and around I started fighting off the thought that a spliff would be cool Then he rolled up a little joint and this is where I get right down to the point He took a drag and passed it over to this poor weak fool I said “...I ain't gonna take your bait! Mr. Marijuana's gonna have to wait, I ain't gonna take your bait, no time soon Ah well maybe just a little toke, what's the harm in havin' just a little smoke but then I ain't gonna take more bait, all afternoon...” We kept playin' as the sun went down feelin' mellow in a dressin' gown I guess the weed was helpin' with the chilled out mood Then another troubadour came by he chopped up and he laid down some lines yeah Rolled a note, took a hit and passed it on to me I thought “...I ain't gonna take your bait! Mr. Charlie Powder's gonna have to wait, I ain't gonna take your bait, it's way too strong, Ah well maybe just a little snort, and maybe wash it down with a little of that port but then I ain't gonna take more bait, all all night long...” Instrumental By now I was pretty mashed! I wondered what would next be offered out of the stash So much for stayin' clean, that didn't last long... Then a little honey came strollin' by, I had had my eye on her for quite some time She gave me a lovely smile and my mind was gone... I said “...I ain't gonna take your bait! You little Sexy Mama gonna have to wait, I ain't gonna take your bait, get outta my sight, Ah well maybe just a little pash, as long as I don't end up with a nasty little rash but then I ain't gonna take more bait, no more tonight...” But I did kinda take her bait and the rest of my life began to have to wait and I keep takin' her bait, that much is true Yeah she distracted me good... and I ain't doin' half the things I know that I should yeah Cos I been takin' that bait, my whole life through...
Since I've been on the road I often meet up with other musicians at the beach or wherever for a jam. And usually of course the company and the environment can lead to a party atmosphere developing almost instantly. However much you've promised yourself to "be good" for a while and "just say no" it's just too hard sometimes!
So this tune is very tongue in cheek of course but also loosely based on reality. I could have written verses about many types of "drugs", especially some of the more insidious ones we are inflicted with these days such as sugar, wheat (gluten) & dairy, MSG or aspartame. But I'm sure that whatever "drugs" I could have referenced instead of the ones used here the tune always would have ended up focused on a little lady,
Because after all, fun with the opposite sex, in my experience, can be the biggest drug of all!
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