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Ain't Gonna Take Your Bait

C-amp-er Van Demo

(Recorded DI through the amp)

  

Live Version

Live (and fast!) @ The Harlequin Fayre 13514 UCC (2013)

  

   

Lyrics

© Project Freeman Music 8 Aquariusâ™’ 13513 UCC (2013 Gregorian)

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Got down to the beach one day
met a friend of mine and started to play
songs of freedom and the mood was cool I have to say
   
He took out a bottle of port
I was on the wagon, or so I thought
but he poured out a little glass that came my way
   
I said “...I ain't gonna take your bait!
 Mr. Alcohol is gonna have to wait,
I ain't gonna take your bait, that's what I say
   
Ah well maybe just a little shot, at least it ain't as bad as smokin' all that pot
but then I ain't gonna take more bait, no more today...”
  
     
Well, the bottle kept slippin' down
The melodies were swirlin' all around and around
I started fighting off the thought that a spliff would be cool
    
Then he rolled up a little joint
and this is where I get right down to the point
He took a drag and passed it over to this poor weak fool
    
I said “...I ain't gonna take your bait! 
Mr. Marijuana's gonna have to wait,
I ain't gonna take your bait, no time soon
   
Ah well maybe just a little toke, what's the harm in havin' just a little smoke
but then I ain't gonna take more bait, all afternoon...”
   
    
We kept playin' as the sun went down
feelin' mellow in a dressin' gown
I guess the weed was helpin' with the chilled out mood
   
Then another troubadour came by
he chopped up and he laid down some lines yeah
Rolled a note, took a hit and passed it on to me
   
I thought “...I ain't gonna take your bait! 
Mr. Charlie Powder's gonna have to wait,
I ain't gonna take your bait, it's way too strong,
    
Ah well maybe just a little snort, and maybe wash it down with a little of that port
but then I ain't gonna take more bait, all all night long...”
   
Instrumental
   
By now I was pretty mashed! 
I wondered what would next be offered out of the stash
So much for stayin' clean, that didn't last long...
    
Then a little honey came strollin' by, 
I had had my eye on her for quite some time
She gave me a lovely smile and my mind was gone...
    
I said “...I ain't gonna take your bait! 
You little Sexy Mama gonna have to wait,
I ain't gonna take your bait, get outta my sight,
    
Ah well maybe just a little pash, as long as I don't end up with a nasty little rash
but then I ain't gonna take more bait, no more tonight...”
   
But I did kinda take her bait 
and the rest of my life began to have to wait
and I keep takin' her bait, that much is true
   
Yeah she distracted me good... 
and I ain't doin' half the things I know that I should yeah
Cos I been takin' that bait, my whole life through...

  

    

The Story of 'Ain't Gonna Take Your Bait'

Since I've been on the road I often meet up with other musicians at the beach or wherever for a jam. And usually of course the company and the environment can lead to a party atmosphere developing almost instantly. However much you've promised yourself to "be good" for a while and "just say no" it's just too hard sometimes!

So this tune is very tongue in cheek of course but also loosely based on reality. I could have written verses about many types of "drugs", especially some of the more insidious ones we are inflicted with these days such as sugar, wheat (gluten) & dairy, MSG or aspartame. But I'm sure that whatever "drugs" I could have referenced instead of the ones used here the tune always would have ended up focused on a little lady,

Because after all, fun with the opposite sex, in my experience, can be the biggest drug of all!

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