Friday, September 27, 2013

Another Way to Get through the Day



Smoke another cigarette out on the patio
The day is breaking and I keep taking the drugs
That make my heart pound
I need another cigarette poking through the ashtray
Hoping to find another way to get through the day

Drinking up the dregs of all the beer bottles
From last night's party 'cause I don't wanna go down
To the hook-up for another hook-up
I got another hook-up I just need to cook up
Another way to get through the day

Got a girl naked but I couldn't get it up
So we blew some black and we laughed it up
She said, "Hey honey, you're a real rock star
I said, "No baby. You've gone too far.
It's just a way to get through the day."

Woke up in the afternoon with my head still pounding
From last night's party and the pressure is mounting
I coulda been a lover, I coulda been a fighter
I shoulda been a doctor so I could be prescribing myself
Another way to get through the day

We've wasted our days and
We've wasted our lives
We're wasted, we're wasted
We're wasting our time.


— Buster Jones


Buster Jones is the re-invention of a life. The latest incarnation finds himself in and around Barra de Navidad, Jalisco, Mexico. Another Way to Get through the Day first appeared in Take Two: Another Anthology of English Writing from the Costalegre. If you happen by La Oficina in Villa Obregon on a Thursday night you may be able to coax him to sing a few bars of Another Way to Get through the Day.