“Goodbye, Good Times”

“Goodbye, Good Times”
Written by Ariel Levine and Josh Damigo
©2014

Started way back when I was just four years old
Never did as I’s told
Oh no (oh no)

20 years later and not a damn thing has changed
Yeah, I’m still deranged
And I’m still the same

Well the cops came and locked me
All because I just couldn’t stop
And now I’m facing 5
in the penitentiary

Goodbye, all of my good times
I had some good times, saying goodbye

Now I’m back on the street trying not to break parole
Going to church
Sitting in the front row

They passed the biggest offering plate I’d ever seen
I couldn’t help myself
There was so much green

Well the Pastor called the cops
and they came and locked me up
and now I’m facing 10
in the penitentiary

(chorus)

Now I’m free at last and trying to keep my nose clean
Found a job
at a bowling league

Well the women’s team captain is a ball bustin son of a gun
She got in my face
So I just swung

That was my third strike
Cause she was the Sheriff’s wife
And now I’m doing life
in the Penitentiary

(chorus)

Me and Big Larry busted out the prison walls
And made our way
To Mexico

A pretty senorita sang a song of sweet seduction
but of course
She was the Federali’s wife

Now I’m wearing a blindfold
and having my last smoke
and the firing squad
is gonna be the death of me

Adios, mi Buenos momentos
Buenos momentos, decir adios

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About Joshua Lodge

Josh will cheerfully admit that he averaged less than a dozen people a show when he first began playing San Diego coffee houses and clubs. But he garnered diehard fans in the process, sold a few thousand copies of his EP, Pocket Change, and picked up few awards along the way. After a traumatic family incident Josh retreated inward, and he ended up writing what would ultimately become his breakout debut, Raw. The album was true to its name and people noticed - Josh picked up two San Diego Music Awards for "Best Acoustic" and "Best Local Recording," opened for the likes of Zac Brown, Jason Mraz, and Matt Nathanson, and had enough money and momentum to tour the country a few times over. A few years after Raw, there was his third EP, Hope. Whereas Raw was a mostly acoustic, vulnerable affair, Hope was a celebration. Pleading and poignant, heartfelt and heavy hearted, it segued effortlessly from orchestral to alt-country, eventually landing him in the top 25 on the country charts. One of the hardest working indie singer/songwriters in Southern California, Josh spent much of the year with producer Mike Butler, gathering up some of the finest musicians in town, shaping his songs and sound further still for his album I Will Be There out now on Randm Records. From the joyous encouragement of “Just Give Me a Call”, to the simple sincerity of the ballad “Tennessee”, Josh’s songwriting skills are clear, his voice rings true and his goals remain the same as when he started - to keep making the best music he can, and to share it with all. A few years after Raw, there was his third release, Hope. Whereas Raw was a mostly acoustic, vulnerable affair, Hope was a celebration. Pleading and poignant, heartfelt and heavy hearted, it segued effortlessly from orchestral to alt-country, eventually landing him in the top 25 on the country charts. One of the hardest working indie singer/songwriters in Southern California, Damigo spent much of year with producer Mike Butler, gathering up some of the finest musicians in town, shaping his songs and sound further still for his latest album, "Just Give Me a Call", available now, on Randm Records. From the up-tempo single, “Just Give Me a Call”, to the simple sincerity of the ballad “Tennessee”, Josh’s songwriting skills are clear, his voice rings true and his goals remain the same as when he started - to keep making the best music he can, and to share it with all.
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