The Ballad of Joey and the Bottle of Booze

from by Gabe Hizer

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This is a humorous song about the insanity defense! (Hey, I used to be lawyer.)

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The Ballad of Joey and the Bottle of Booze

Joey said he didn't know right from wrong
Said he didn't know a thing
When he broke into that jewelry store
And stole that diamond ring

Might as well make a good night of it
So he stole that bottle of booze
Now his lawyer's try to tell the jury
Joey didn't have the mind to choose

CHORUS
Sometimes in life things ain't what they seem
Take it on faith from me
When you've been 'round the block a time or two
Life can look a little crazy!

Well, Joey took the stand in his self defense
And he did one hell of a job
When he stepped down everyone was sure
Joey didn't have the brains to rob

Well, the judge wasn't havin' no part of this
He threw out the jury's call:
“Six months in the slammer ought to straighten you out.
You can stare at the damn cell wall!”

[repeat CHORUS]

So they took Joey down to his jail cell
Slammed that metal gate closed
Ten minutes later his cell mate
Had punched him square in the nose

They had no choice but to take him
To the jail infirmary
Where somehow the papers got all messed up
Joey walked out of jail scot free!

[repeat CHORUS]

credits

from Persistence of Memory, released April 5, 2010
Song written by Gabe Hizer.
Hizer Music (ASCAP) © 2009 All rights reserved.

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