Smooth Like Gin (Deluxe Version)

by Gleewood

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When life gives you lemons... you make lemonade and if you're a pirate, well, you add a little gin.


Music & Lyrics by Jhett and Callie Sioux Schiavone

Hopped on a boat down to Tripoli
To take a trip for the seven seas
Followed my dreams, ambitions too
Determined my heart would tell the truth

Finally ashore, hit dry land
Sunk my bare feet into the sand
Pulled out my cup to take a drink
Found the water ran down smooth like gin

Smooth like gin, oh oh oh
Smooth like gin, oh oh oh
Water ran down smooth like gin

Sun shone down scorched me clean
Soon I'd have everything I need
Buy me some dinner, some nice red wine
Have fancy friends over all the time

Walking through my garden of prosperity
Eat of all the fruits made just for me
My castle, kingdom by the sea
I am the king and the king is me

Fill your cups up to the brim
Life can be bitter but its not the end
Take a breath and sink or swim
Life goes down, smooth like gin


Come on baby... the water is fine
Come on baby... take my advice
Come on baby... would you rather sink or swim

[Chorus 2]
Sink or swim, oh oh oh
Sink or swim, oh oh oh
Would you rather sink or swim?

Time went by and he was found
Laying dead with a smile on the ground
Well this island became his paradise
But he was lost alone when he died

No note was found where his body lay
Or of the tragedy that landed him in that place
In a lemon tree was a message wrote
"Enjoy my friends, drinks on me."


released October 4, 2019
Recorded and Engineered by Richard Cagle, Richard Cagle Studios, Ruidoso, NM
Produced by Jhett & Callie Schiavone and Richard Cagle
Mixed and Mastered by John Taylor, Lubbock, TX

Vocals & Bass: Callie Sioux Schiavone
Vocals & Guitar: Jhett Schiavone
Percussion: Donny Marling
Trumpet: Paul Walter Kimball

Released by M & O Music (FR) September 2018


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Gleewood Ruidoso, New Mexico

Gleewood is a musky Americana act based out of New Mexico that grooves through blues, folk, and rock 'n' roll, with lyrics that lend a story to folk and roots music enthusiasts with an energy that swells into guitar solos from the heart of the psychedelic 60s. ... more


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