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Eight Days in January

Almost There album coverWords and music by Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers, based on the traditional tune "The Eighth of January" On the 1st of January, crawling out of bed Like a half-inch staple is sticking in my head I don’t see my dog curled up on the floor Stumble on his belly and slam into the door On the 2nd of January, got to get to work Finish up a project for a freakin’ jerk Yeah, he knows it’s my vacation, but after all Gotta have it by tomorrow or the sky will fall Hey now, won’t you meet me by the river Hey now, won’t you throw me right in Hey now, won’t you please deliver Got a sinking feeling but I got to swim On the 3rd of January I lock myself out I’m banging on the window with a desperate shout But the only one listening inside my place He wags his tail when he sees my face On the 4th of January my baby is trying To explain about a fellow she met online Such a perfect stranger, no history Not a heap of baggage like she got with me Chorus On the 5th of January I’ve got to ask why Staring in the mirror I find this guy Needs a freakin’ coffee and a freakin’ shave Got one foot down in the freakin’ grave On the 6th of January I hear a little tone From a new text message arriving on my phone On the airport taxi all my baby has to say Are these six characters: C U L 8 R J On the 7th of January a storm blows in Finally shovel out the driveway, the plow comes again Leaves an icy bank about six feet high I throw my shovel and begin to cry On the 8th of January I come across this song So freakin’ cheerful can’t help but sing along Such a perky melody and chipper little chords I sing it and I sing it like I'm out of my gourd Chorus
Copyright 2019 Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers