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One of Us

from Bodega Rock by Homeboy Steve



Frankie Dee's one and only claim to fame
He once jammed with Jimi when he was still Jimmy James
At the Cafe Wha way back when
He tells that same story over and over again

Karla and Bill …thought they were Nancy and Sid
He didn't mean to kill her but all the same he did
We found him at Leshko's choking on a spike
They were easier to love than they were to like

two bit talent and a none hit wonder
a Hallmark poet and a bedroom strummer
always minus, never plus
Don't worry man, you're still one of us

Lefty volunteered for Afghanistan
They blew off his hand and gave him fifty grand
He's broke now doesn't have a dime
Lefty spent it all one bag at a time

Nicky and Arthur were running from the law
both had 38s stuffed down their drawers
Arthur ditched his, Nicky tried to be slick
He tripped and fell down and now they call him One Nut Nick

An Ain't never been and will never be
Always on the wrong side of probability
Never a boom, always a bust
Don't worry man, you're still one of us

Tommy was the youngest, his mother's only son
Two kids were fighting in the school yard and one pulled out a gun
When he pulled the trigger, Tommy was in the way
Now she passes that spot each and every day

Too easy to ignore too easy to dismiss
That's not the way it ought be but that's the way it is
Never what you want, but always what you must
Don't worry man, you're still one of us


from Bodega Rock, released December 8, 2016
Homeboy Steve-guitars, vocals
Skip Ward-bass
Bruce Martin-drums
Drina Seay-vocals


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Homeboy Steve New York, New York

Homeboy Steve, nee Stephen B Antonakos, has played with a succession of American roots bands spanning the last thirty years.
His most recent release is "Bodega Rock". He thinks that there's one or two good songs left that haven't already been written and he presents his attempts to write and perform them accompanied by his guitar and other friends.
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