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Stan’s Idle Hour is a bar on the backwaters of a fishing village that attracts crowds

ranging from rowdy college students to bikers, condo dwellers, vacationing midwesterners, Florida crackers and

everyone in between. Stan’s is not where you go for a quiet relaxing afternoon.

It’s a festival. It is located in Goodland Fl. which is known as “the drinking village with a fishing problem.”

If you show up on a Sunday, you can’t miss it. It’s famous. It’s notorious.

It’s kinda like Key West used to be. The annual Mullet Festival attracts thousands.

Our band played there every other Sunday afternoon for 18 yrs.

This song is dedicated to one of the bartenders Jeff who was

part priest, part psychologist and part peacekeeper. Hope you enjoy it

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Doin Life Behind Bars


Worked all these joints all these years

poured all the whiskey and all the beers

Get too drunk and I’ll take your keys

There’s not too much that I haven’t seen


Relationships get a little bit rough

When people get locked in a prison of love

There’s Honky tonk honeys at closing time

I may have been guilty once or twice



Happy hours Girls night out

Good time friends that’s what it’s all about

Helping people get through hard times

Serving up drinks and free advice

Standing guard all through the night

And breaking up every fight

Patching up all those broken hearts

Doin life behind bars




Doctors, lawyers lonely wives

Baseball bats guns and knives

Con men grifters big time users

Repeat offenders and two time losers

Shrimpers rednecks and CEO’s

Bikers hippies and country folk

Just when you think you’ve seen it all

A couple falls out of the bathroom stall


Happy hours Girls night out

Good time friends that’s what it’s all about

Helping people get through hard times

Serving up drinks and free advice

Standing guard all through the night

And breaking up every fight

Patching up all those broken hearts

Doin life behind bars



©2023 Thomas Adams

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Tommy, this is my kind of music!
Outstanding groove, vocal, backing band, mix, etc!
You had me from the git-go!
Loved it!


Me, it's not about how many times you fail, it's about how many times you get back up.
Cop, that's not how field sobriety tests work.

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Hi Tom,

Man, you are on a roll lately!

Good one, love the groove and of course the performance is top notch.

Really enjoyed the backstory! You should write a memoir sometime about your life as a musician, I'm sure you have lots of great stories to tell. Would love hearing about your time playing with Charlie Daniels for example, I recall you telling me your band opened for his a few times I think?

Excellent!

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I'm a sucker for a great hook and love the way you used it! Well done, sir, well done!

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Good song Tommy! Sounds like a fun place to play!!

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Sounds good to me.

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Clever title, which is always a good basis for a country song.

The song begins with a bang: strong vocal, rocking background, excellent write - and never lets up.

Love it! laugh


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Great job on the song. Those clubs were a ton of fun back in the day.


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Good Hook

I may have set in one night at the Crabby Lady. Another waterfront dive...lol

Fun stuff

Billy


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If you feel like you’ve herd all these cow puns before, you probably have deja-moo
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Fun narrative and a cracking good pace.
Really enjoyable stuff.
As a nit I'd suggest attending to the "old man esses" that jump out a bit.
I'm certain few may notice and fewer care but they jumped out at me so are worth mentioning.
Excellent song.


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Tom,

It is a song that everyone can feel immediately the scenery as the lyrics are unfolding.
Sounds really fun.
If there is a place like this near my town, I would love to stop by.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

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Tom,

Right off the bat, without listening or reading any comments, that title, that hook, stellar. Okay, now I'm going to listen....

Toe tapping immediately! Smiling through the whole song!!

That's a HIT. What a terrific write and production. Holy smokes. Standing Ovation!!!!!


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Surely the best quality for a bartender. Man, I can see the party in every chord, Tom. It must have been a blast seeing you guys up there. Yep, what a great title for Jeff. You still play with a terrific band, Tom. Great write and pleasing production!!


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Perfect song to listen to while driving on an empty highway.
I like it. A lot!


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Originally Posted By: MarioD
Tommy, this is my kind of music!
Outstanding groove, vocal, backing band, mix, etc!
You had me from the git-go!
Loved it!

Thanks Mario. I appreciate it, Tom
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Hi Tom,

Man, you are on a roll lately!

Good one, love the groove and of course the performance is top notch.

Really enjoyed the backstory! You should write a memoir sometime about your life as a musician, I'm sure you have lots of great stories to tell. Would love hearing about your time playing with Charlie Daniels for example, I recall you telling me your band opened for his a few times I think?

Excellent!
Thanks Dave. We opened for Charlie 5 times and got to know him a bit. Once he played all blue’s except for Devil went down to Georgia & Sittin on a Barstool. You would have loved it. He was known for fiddle but was an underrated guitar slinger, Tom

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Hi Tom
Sounds really really good
The song has everything to listen to it several times ;-)
Great work
Many greetings
Andi ;-)

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Really good ol' honky tonk song sound. Captured the feel very well, as usual a great production and fantastic hook Tom.

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Way to go Tom, great play on words, great story line and great arrangement.
And your guitar work and vocals are icing on the cake.


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Originally Posted By: Dewey_MI
I'm a sucker for a great hook and love the way you used it! Well done, sir, well done!
Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts,Tom
Originally Posted By: David Snyder
Good song Tommy! Sounds like a fun place to play!!

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Thanks David. It was a good way to spend a Sunday afternoon, Tom

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Doctors, lawyers lonely wives
Baseball bats guns and knives
Con men grifters big time users
Repeat offenders and two time losers
Shrimpers rednecks and CEO’s
Bikers hippies and country folk
Just when you think you’ve seen it all
A couple falls out of the bathroom stall

Nice!!

Killer tracks.
Nice vocals.
Excellent mix.
A clever title/idea...

fj

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