The Afterlife is the Life for Me

by Jeremy Joyce

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released June 2, 2013

Jeremy Joyce - Songs, Guitars, Vocals
John Foti - Accordion, Rhodes
Christopher Ferrante - Drums
Matt Kloss - Upright and Electric Bass

Recorded at Seaside Lounge Brooklyn NY
Engineered and Mixed by Mitch Rackin

Mastered by Paul Hammond and Paul Sinclair at Fat City Mastering

Artwork by Danielle Spradley



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Jeremy Joyce St. Louis, Missouri

Singer / Songwriter / Guitarist. New Orleans Based by way of STL and NYC

From Philadelphia.

Jazz. Blues. Roots, Folk, etc


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Track Name: The Afterlife (is the life for me)
Pay the piper twice, keep it on the sly
He can take you on a tour of the other side
There are so many things wondrous to see
The afterlife is the life for me

[verse 1]
I was wandering around purgatory, a lonesome desert plain
There were people paying for their sins and crying out in pain
Until I found a secret cave with cherubs brewing beer
The cries of pain and agony turned to dancing and to cheer
There were devils drinking whiskey, there were angels getting high
I dig the after life

[verse 2]
I hitched a ride to heaven; I snuck passed the pearly gates
Nobody said a thing but they all were acting strange
I saw Mahatma Ghandi shooting dice with Joan of Arc
I went to introduce myself but then the sky turned dark
She drew her sword from her side and said I know you well
You came in with the piper, now you got to go to hell

[verse 3]
I fell down from Heaven and landed in the fiery lake
I said hey Beelzebub, this must be a mistake
He stood up from his throne, took a swig of boiling blood
Laid out a tome, and it opened with a thud
He looked into his list, he said you haven’t even died
He kicked me in my ass and then I landed back alive
Track Name: I 95 Blues
Driving up and down I-95
Doing what I do to stay alive
Boss man tells me where I got to be
He knows I ain’t never been caught by the police
You say that you need it in ten hours time
The way I roll, I’ll get it in nine

Give me that package tell me where to go
Don’t tell me what’s in it, I don’t wanna know
I’m here to make money ain’t here to make friends
So give me the goods and let me spin
I head out and make the drop real quick
Everybody knows that I ain’t a snitch

Copper, copper, copper don’t you hit the lights
You don’t need this trouble tonight
Cause I ain’t goin’ peacefully
You ain’t ever met the likes of me
I keep my cool he pulls right past
I wasn’t built for speed, but I’m built to last

I got a little woman and she keeps me warm
From the late night till the early morn
She don’t ask and I don’t tell
That suits our relationship well
I know I wasn’t born an honest man
But my baby, she understands
I ain’t bad, and I ain’t mean
I do what I do to get the green