DANNY'S ALL-STAR JOINT
(Rickie Lee Jones)
Rickie Lee Kones - 1979
Sarah Green - 1996
Vikki True - 2002
Downstairs at Danny's All-Star joint
They got a juke box that goes doyt-doyt
The vice is nice, they stay in the back all day
But when the nighttime comes, hey-hey
There's this cat down there that makes a bad kinda soup
I come around struttin' my luck in my shoop coupe
Cecil gives me coffee
And he won't never take my coin
I say, "I got thirty dollars in my pocket!
I holler, "Come on, Cecil, take a dollar!
Come on, Cecil, take a ten!
I've finally geared up into a whole buncha big ones
And you're actin' like I'm down-shiftin'"
He knows all the under-riders on the boulevard
They got to barefoot cruise when it's forty-weight hard
They look particularly dead-beat
Cecil picks up his butcher knife
Waves it at the jail
The kid say, "I ain't got no dough, Joe, I just want some OJ"
I said, "Don't look at me" (Cuz he was lookin' my way)
Cecil wink upon him some juice and some green
And the kid walks over and puts the quarter in the pinball machine
And he says, "Come on, Cec, gimme a dollar
Come on Cecil gimme five
I'm in a halfway house on a one-way street
And I'm a quarter past left alive"
He can talk about your people in a wonderful way
He can talk about your people 'til your hair turns grey
Your sisters into mustard,
She loves to walk the pup
She like pickles and a relish,
She never gets enough
A Hershey milkshake
Steamin on a stick,
For a Carte Blanche Sandwich
Oh lettuce get thick...
It's not becuase I'm dirty,
It's not because I'm clean,
It's not because I kiss the boys behind a magazine...
Hey Boys, how 'bout a fight?
Here comes Ricky with the girdle on tight
And if she dont know your name,
She knows what you got,
From your matzo balls
To the chicken in the pot..
Chicken in the pot...
Chicken in the pot...
Chicken in the...
Dooowwwnnn stairs at Danny's All-Star joint
They got a jukebox that goes doyt-doyt
A finger-snappin' deluxe
Make your be-bop bap
And your r and b hep-scat
You cant break the rules until you know how to play the game
But if you just wanna have a little fun
you can mention my name
Keep your feet in the street...
Your toes in the lawn...
But keep your business in your pocket
Thats where it belongss
Come on, Cecil, take a dollar
Come on, Cecil, take a tip
Do your self a favour
If she offers it, take it,
But honey, dont give it away if he dont appreciate it