Here’s a throwback to an online collab I did in 2004 with Fred E. Jam, a great drummer and producer in Michigan who’s been highly dedicated to collaborating online. We also got Mike Mililo to lay down some killer sax riffs and Dennis Wieand to add some great texture with his Hammond organ. And of course, my wife Amy gave the song its character with her spoken parts at the beginning and end.
This song is the true story of that time I was in Atlantic City and blew all my available money for gambling within the first 15 minutes there! I was left with the rest of the day to wait and think about the quick losses while my family managed to nurse their money over the course of the day – ultimately I won, because I came up with this song!
Lyrics: There’s no clock in this gambling house No window on the fading light of day My better judgment says “Get up, get out!” But greed is standing in the way, yeah My lucky hands they held the winning cards I felt the ride would never end Who thought saying no would be so hard When you think a win’s around the bend, yeah So have you got a couple bucks to lend? Chorus: Green light, go for the money Now I’m running through the red I’ve had my run on the table Now I’m in above my head I was sitting pretty But now I’m broke instead I’m telling you I should have quit while I was ahead My next big win is on the credit card I’ve got to make back everything I lost This ain’t no foolin’ now, I’m playing hard I will break even at all costs, yeah I was the highest roller in the place I pushed my luck a little bit too far I’ve got to get myself back in the race And play the chips on one more lucky star, yeah So how much would you pay to buy my car? Chorus Outro: Better quit, better quit while you’re ahead Better quit, better quit while you’re ahead Better quit, better quit while you’re ahead Better quit, better quit… (spoken) Coffee, soda, juice?