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My partner, Andrea, works a lot and I've been mostly a stay-at-home mom. When I wrote this song our daughter was pretty young and by Friday afternoon I was in great need/want of adult social interaction. This song was inspired by the good times we spent hanging out on our neighbors' porch during those days and my desire to get Andrea home and spending time with ME!

lyrics

VERSE 1
I know your work is never done
And that you hate to leave ends untied
But I’m all alone and I’m waiting
Baby it’s Friday night

A 12-hour day and 8-hour pay
Are just two reasons not to stay
And I could make you see
If you were here with me

CHORUS
By the tiki torch on our little porch
With a cooler full of beer
Get off the phone, get your ass home
Life begins right here

VERSE 2
Can't you just smell the burning coals?
The jasmine vine and lime
Buddy's bringing shrimp right off the boat
He says they'll be right on time

Tell the boss no, say you gotta go
There’s more to do than he’ll ever know
There’s a can to crack
And some kickin back

CHORUS
By the tiki torch on our little porch
With a cooler full of beer
Get off the phone, get your ass home
Life begins right here

BRIDGE
When we look back at all we’ve done
I wanna see a whole lot of fun

A 12-hour day and 8-hour pay
Are just two reasons not to stay
And I could make you see
If you were here with me

CHORUS
By the tiki torch on our little porch
With a cooler full of beer
Get off the phone, get your ass home
Life begins right here

TAG
Barefoot on the sun-baked wood
The dancing kicks in gear
Our lazy hound and good friends around
Life begins right here

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from The Kind of Thing That Gets Passed Down, released September 1, 2016

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Becca Bessinger Charleston, South Carolina

I write songs that I hope other artists will sing. But they also mean a lot to me! This EP is a 6-song collection of the ones that mean the most right now. I also perform locally sometimes as part of an original, cow-pop band called Satellite Rodeo and as part of an original duo called The Letter Show. This collection of recordings is my first solo record. Thanks for listening! ... more

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