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First Tracks - Shoeless Steve

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Shoeless Steve goes walking down the beach
A 12 string guitar always within reach
He makes friends up and down the strand
Spends his nights sleeping on the sand
He rolled in from Miami last summer
Carrying his world on his back
All his stuff was stolen, it was such a bummer
But his guitar’s still on his back
He gets by on the kindness of others
Gets free beers at HBYC
He calls us all sisters and brothers
Heidi, Leigh, Cordell and me
But he’s just lookin for his next 40
He’s just wants to stay high
He likes to drink em out on the jetty
Stays out of the public’s eye
But he better stay on the Hermosa side
Or the Redondo Police
Will put his drunk ass in jail
Shoeless Steve goes walking down the beach
A brown bag 40 always within reach
He’s always playing that old 12 string guitar
Dreaming of the day when he will be a star
He doesn’t mind living day to day
Always begging for a little cash
He’ll tell you freedom is the only way
But sometimes he eats from the trash
Just like a sea gull, all day in the hot sun
Nights shivering in the cold
Hard living like that can’t be very fun
He’s only 39 years old
But he’s just lookin for his next 40
He’s just wants to stay high
He can’t take a day of reality
He won’t even try
But when he plays that old 12 string guitar
He believes that he’s already
A star
Shoeless Steve goes walking down the beach
A nomad philosopher no one to teach
He’s an alcoholic homeless bum
He’s always walking, he’s always on the run
Early last winter he got arrested
Drunk on the jetty yelling at the cops
69 days in county jail he was tested
Cause jail’s where his drinking stops
The day he got out showed up drunk at my house
Fell in my hot tub, chipped his front tooth
While I was sleeping he was quiet as a mouse
As he drank up all of my booze
But he’s just looking for his next 40
He’s just wants to stay high
He likes to drink em out on the jetty
Stays out of the public’s eye
But he better stay on the Hermosa side
Or the Redondo Police
Will put his drunk ass in jail
Shoeless Steve goes walking down the beach
A brown bag 40 always within reach
He’s always playing that old 12 string guitar
If it weren’t for his drinking he could be a star
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