Dedicated to all singer /songwriters and live performers

All My Friends Are Musicians-
With a Gig On The Same Night


(c)1997 by Hal Cohen

(Dedicated to all singer /songwriters and live performers)

Everyone I know wants to be a star
Some will crash and burn. Others will go far.
It's gonna take some time to find out where they stand
'Cause we all came here believing that this is the promised land.

Yeah, everyone I meet, no matter where I go
Is trying to form a band or be the star of their own show
Well I just had a thought that's given me a fright
What if I have a gig - who could I invite
When All My Friends Are Musicians With A Gig On The Same Night!

I mailed a lot of flyers; had to lick a lot of stamps.
I made so many phone calls that my fingers got the cramps
All of my friends promised me they'd make it if they could
They ask me, "What's the cover?
Is it close to Hollywood?"

"Do you have room on your guest list?"
"Can you slip in a few friends?"
Or, "I have to work tomorrow, so I guess it all depends"
Now I've got this situation, and it just don't seem right-
I've got a showcase coming up, but, who can I invite
When All My Friends Are Musicians With A Gig On The Same Night!

We have a friend who's been on the road for years. His name is Tom.
He played a club last Friday; the entire audience consisted of his mom.
And when the gig was over, he asked the owner for his fee.
The man said, "Well son....
We were gonna give you half the door...but you let her in for free

(Ouch!) - A gig on the same night whoaoah no, no
A gig on the same night
Tell me who can I invite-
When All My Friends Are Musicians With A Gig On The Same Night!

Based on a true story that happened to just about all of us at one time or another.
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