I Was Here First (#HeyBartender)

by Alannah McCready

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This is my story in the form of a song: "I Was Here First (#HeyBartender)"!

Watch the video at YouTube!
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Share with me at Twitter using #IWasHereFirst and #HeyBartender. I'll re-tweet them and ask more fun #bartender questions!
• Who gets the favorite bar in the breakup? Can you claim #IWasHereFirst?
• Ever break up to make up later in a bar? #HeyBartender
• Are you on a first name basis with your #Bartender?

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Bartender,
Pour me one shot
Hell make it a double Crown
Please cuz he's a royal pain in my
Bottom's up, whiskey down.
Trouble's coming if he tries to get up in face

No, I'm not leavin', cuz I was here first
This is where I hide from you when you're at your worst.
Don't gimme no sweet hello, cuz it sounds too well-rehearsed.
Baby, I don't plan on leavin', until I'm damn well done drinkin'.
And besides, I was here first.

Bartender,
Gimme another shot
I need your eyes & ears on the ground
Please if he's walkin' over my way
Give me a heads up, and one more whiskey round.
If he calls me baby I might slap him cross the face.

No, I'm not leavin', cuz I was here first
This is where I hide from you when you're at your worst.
Don't gimme no sweet hello, cuz it sounds too well-rehearsed.
Baby, I don't plan on leavin', until I'm damn well done drinkin'.
And besides, I was here first.

I find myself here drinking far too much it isn't right.
Remember how our first date, turned into our first fight.
I'm sick, I'm tired I'm over it, you've stepped on sacred land.
Since you ain't keen on leaving, I spose I'll just keep drinkin'
Bartender keep it flowin', til I don't even know him
I'm done waiting for him to be a man.

Bartender, that can't be all you got
Seems like you done let me down, yeah.
Can't you see he's all over me
I put my guards up but he's too good at pullin' 'em down.
Nothing good can happen if I wind up at his place.
Not again.

No this ain't the liquor talkin'
And yes he's still the worst.
I came here for your heelin' but your medicine don't work.
I'll wake up with a headache, layin' right next to this jerk.
But he wasn't budgin, and he's damn cute when I'm buzzin.
Oh I wish I could ignore him, but for some reason I still love him.
As long as he'll admit that I was here first.

credits

released November 22, 2013
Produced by John Fields
Recorded by John Fields @ Studio Wishbone - North Hollywood, CA.
Mixed by Paul David Hager & John Fields

Allanah - Vocals
Willie Wisely - Acoustic Guitar
John Fields - Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Drums, Programming
Studio Wishbone - North Hollywood, CA

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