Nawlins

I shoulda never been drinkin thinkin bout weddings
I shouldn’t try to write a love song, when I’m stoned
I shoulda never been dreamin about us in new Orleans
I shoulda never been sleepin without you

There with your purple dress, we started always with a kiss
Watched the riverboats float as we sang “Stella!”
getting dizzy with the fleur de lis, me, swingin with you to the parade beat
caught a second line for the very first time
And on the riverbank where you used to hop the trains
I fell in love with you all over again

I shoulda never been drinkin thinkin bout women
Or take a shovel to the past, when I’m stoned
I shoulda never been dreamin about us in new Orleans
I shoulda never been sleepin all alone

Inst.

Another buddy getting married, Another bloody getting carried
down the street, to the jazz and the jamboree
If these hotel walls could talk they would probably stutter, blush and balk
And say, “You’d best just burn all the sheets”
Spent all my money, and I do it all again for you baby
I’ve never been so broke or so happy

Talkin bout…
How many times we got naked and went swimming
How many times we felt lucky every day
the hurricanes that missed us, but shut down the airports
leaving us in Nawlins and alone

I shoulda never been drinkin thinkin bout women
I never can do the math when I’m stoned
But I’ll just keep dreamin about us in new Orleans
And I’ll keep on sleeping without you