Don't Interrupt My Drinking

by Joey Hines

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released May 20, 2015

Songs by Joey Hines, except "Bridget", co-written with Grant Evan Nordine, and "Chuck the Duck", co-written with Michael Hines.
Recording and mastering done by Mike F. Ziethlow at Blue Lily Studio.
Cover photo by Mike F. Ziethlow at Hard Hat Lounge.
Special thanks to: Paige Opp, Nicole Hines, Alan Hines, Ed Hall, Chelsee Bergen, Joshua Greenway, Anna Duerden, and everyone who donated to our Kickstarter.
This EP appears on the compilation album "Can I Be Happy?"

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Track Name: I Came Out
I, I came out
I came out here to talk to you
I came out here to sing
And say important things

I came out of my house, I came out of the door
I came out of the window, and I came out of the floor
I came out of the lightning, and I came out of the rain
I came out of the primordial ooze, and I came out of your brain

So why, why, why are we arguing?
'Cause I came out of the primordial ooze, and I came out of your brain
Yes I came out of the primordial ooze, and I came out of your pain

I came out of the parlor, I came out of the den
I came out of the movie, then went in again
I came out of the ocean, I came out of the cave
I came out of the fridge, and I came out of the grave
I came out of the closet, where I keep my clothes
And I came out of all that shit a long, long time ago

So why, why, why are we arguing?
'Cause I came out of all that shit a long, long time ago
Yes I came out of all that shit, and now I'm going home

I came out of depression, I came out of the mud
I came out of the rejection, and I came out of your blood
I came out the shadows, and I came out of the blue
I came out of a vagina, and so did all of you

So why, why, why are we arguing?
'Cause I came out of a vagina, and so did all of you
Yes I came out of a vagina, and so did all of you
Yes, you came out of a vagina
You might not like it, but it's true
Yes, you came out of a vagina
And that's why I love you
Track Name: But When It Comes to You
It might be getting late to say what I'mma say
But I'mma say it anyway
I think that you should stay with me tonight
Cancel your flight and be my roommate
Everyday is a date
You know I ain't too good a dog to beg
So sit back and stretch out your legs
I'll show you what real good taste is
You'll be making the craziest faces
But hey, don't worry, we don't have to go there in a hurry
I know how to be patient, I'm a man of moderation
And I know the quiet grace of laying, staring at the stars
With a lover in my arms

I've been hoping to paint your picture on my ceiling
I've been scoping out places where I look good kneeling
I've been trying to become the things you find appealing
I've been dying to tell you all these things I'm feeling

Maybe I'm a fool, maybe I don't have a clue
Baby what to do, but when it comes to you
Maybe I'm a fool, maybe I don't have a clue
Ever what to do, but when it comes to you

Fake it 'til you make it was my favorite thing to say
But I got sick of masquerading, life was basically a play
So I refrain from propagation and abstain from explanation
If you must take a cliche, I'm not afraid to be seen naked
By the vultures and the ravens rampaging our havens
Katie loved the cadence when I sang for May
Oversimplification, complicated relations
It's a hard situation
If it ain't fixed, don't break it even more
By selling me short
I've been warring with my demons just as long as you've been warring with yours
Lord, send this message up to heaven like a prayer
I'm questionably spending, but I swear one day I'll be there

I've been screaming the poem you wrote across the ocean
I've been dreaming of holding you close in a way you won't forget
I've been fighting to understand these strange emotions
I've been writing your first name with my last and that's no shit

Maybe I'm a fool, maybe I don't have a clue
Baby what to do, but when it comes to you
Maybe I'm a fool, maybe I don't have a clue
Ever what to do, but when it comes to you

A hundred years have I been waiting, standing on a pin
Watching like a hawk for your next incarnation
Ever since time's beginning, I've been trying to make you grin
I want us to be the stars in a far-off constellation
Only fools rush in to love, that's common wisdom
But only love can win, that's a true contradiction
And you know they're co-existing, like humans and fish can
If we never stop believing in Christmas, baby
You've been hiding, not confiding something special in me
Why conceal it, why don't you reveal it
You know we're kindred beings
Your soul and my soul are very old friends
You know that's how it's always been
You know it's ever gonna end
So why not be lovers again

'Cause I've been longing to dial your number in the night-time
I've been wanting to light your fire, have you been wanting to light mine
I've been muddying my finest shoes getting into your sightlines
I've been studying how to cook your favorite food, 'cause that's the type of guy I'm

Maybe I'm a fool, maybe I don't have a clue
Baby what to do, but when it comes to you
Maybe I'm a fool, maybe I don't have a clue
Ever what to do, but when it comes to you
Yeah let me know when it comes to you
But when it comes to you
Track Name: Cross-Eyed Bear
You walked by
With your new boy
I never was your boy
You waved hi
I thought, oh god
Are we gonna do that thing
You introduced us to each other
And I couldn't help but wonder
What have you told him about me
What have you not told me about him
And what have I not told you about you
And what you taken the liberty to fill in
With observation and intuition
And what do you look like when you kiss him
And what do you feel when you have sex
And why did you not seem to think
I was capable of those things

I shook hands
With your new boy
He's not really that new
I said it's
Nice to meet you
It wasn't really nice
And then you shook hands with me
I don't think we've ever done that before
And we both knew that, so you hugged me
But I didn't want to seem the way that we were
And then he hugged me
I don't like him
I think he was a shallow choice for you
And I'm very good at judging people
Based on thirty seconds of interaction

Can you please return the book to the library
You checked out the only copy
And the online catalog tells me
That it's a fucking month overdue
What is wrong with you
Did you never think, hey maybe
Someone else would like to read this play
And have you never heard of late fees
What are you made of money
Also, why don't you love me
Track Name: Bridget
I fell in love with you under the boardwalk
With the crashing of the waves as a background
It was the perfect place to sit and not talk
And my memory jumped around with every sound
With every sound

I met you in a crowded hall, remember
I was the kid in the leather coat
Your eyes caught me leaning on the wall
Within five seconds, you went and got my goat
Yes, you've got my goat

Oh Bridget, oh Bridget
Oh woah
Bridget, oh Bridget
Oh woah
I fell in love

Later found out we had the same math class
Girl I felt your eyes warming up the back of my head
I must admit, I caught myself staring at your ass
The day you turned around, my face turned cherry red
Turned cherry red

We had a conversation that went like this
"Hey Bridget, I like you, you wanna go see a movie?"
We saw a film that ended with a kiss
And after that, we went and shared a smoothie
We shared a smoothie
It was the single best smoothie that I've ever had

Because of Bridget, oh Bridget
Oh woah
Bridget, oh Bridget
Oh woah
I fell in love under the boardwalk
It was the perfect place to sit and not talk
And my memory jumped around with every sound

Bridget, I think I love you
Do you think you love me too
If you do then say you do
'Cause I can't wait much longer, Bridget
We're not getting younger, Bridget

Six months later and your love could not be hotter
And my favorite song plays every time you talk
As you took your board and swam into the water
I fell in love with you under the boardwalk

I fell in love with you under the boardwalk
I fell in love with you under the boardwalk
Track Name: If We Were Fish
If I were a fish,
and you were a fish,
I would swim to your school everyday.

Maybe I'd take you
out for a dip
in the air above the bay.

Would you love me the same,
or would you be ashamed
to be so in love with a fish?

Would you still sing me songs,
or would you think it wrong
to be so intimate with a fish?

If I were a fish,
and you were a fish,
I would fish-kiss you on your fish-lips.

I would lead you away
from the hooks and the bait
that those humans try to catch us fish with.

Would you splash me with your tail?
Would you rub your fins along my scales,
or would you think it was weird that I was a fish?

Would you believe me if I told
you that you're so beautiful,
or would you be disgusted with yourself as a fish?

If I were a fish,
and you were a fish,
I would make you a bed to lay your fish-head.

I would sing you
lullabies and bring you
anything you wished.
Track Name: Nothing Will Ever Be the Same
No one knows where all those weeks went
After your freak accident
Who were you trying to impress
Was it the girl in the yellow dress
Stole your mother's wedding band
Off her bedside stand
You planned to ask for her hand
But nothing will ever be the same

Tom and Jerry
Huckleberry
Scooby Dooby Doo
And Winnie the Pooh
The decorations on your walls
Haven't moved at all since you were small
A little space that ignores your fate
In a frozen state where nothing's changed
But still, nothing will ever be the same

There's just one talk that you and I had
You called me an asshole
I called you a douchebag
I told my mom you said bad words
So she called yours
Oh she was furious
My angel, he could never lie
But you know the truth, and so do I
But then, nothing will ever be the same

You were the first person that I ever knew who died
It's all over, and I don't know why
You were the one we had to lose
Sometimes I wonder what it felt like
Try to put myself in your shoes
Familiar falling
Slap of concrete
Miscalculation
It terrifies me
God laughed his way to the bank
I just know someone got rich off that bullshit
'Cause nothing will ever be the same
Ever again
Track Name: Chuck the Duck
I bought a duck today
I named him Chuck the duck
I showed my friend the duck
And he said what the heck

I ate a cherry pit
And thought no more of it
But it made my stomach sick
I had to take a Gas-Ex

Words are so much fun
I'd like to teach you some
So you will not sound dumb
When you talk to sluts