Tequila Sunsets

by Trio Rio

Released 06/06/2018
Ray-Mar
Released 06/06/2018
Ray-Mar
Southwestern Acoustic Americana Music with a Sonoran Desert Scent
  • 03:56 Story Lyrics
    It's a Great Place to Be (If You're Lonesome)

    It’s A Great Place To Be (If You’re Lonesome) - Steve Spurgin

     

    Sailin’ on Nevada 95

    Listenin’ to those hot tires whine

    Baby ran away with a dealer named Ray back in Vegas

    Now I’m too blue to cry

    Headed North under big desert skies

     

    Chorus:

    But it’s a great place to be if you’re lonesome

    It’s a great place to be when your heart breaks into

    It’s a great place to be if you’re lonely like me

    And you need a new place to call home from

    It’s a great place to be if you’re lonesome

     

    Beatty is a far cry from Reno

    But I gambled my money away

    I sold my guitar, I got a job tendin’ bar

    And it looks like I’m sure here to stay

    And it don’t make a dang anyway

     

    Cause it’s a great place to be if you’re lonesome

    It’s a great place to be when your heart breaks into 

    It’s a great place to be if you’re lonely like me 

    And you need a new place to call home some

     

    Well it’s a ...

    It’s a ...

    It’s a ..

    And you need a new place to call home some

    It’s a great place to be if you’re lonesome

  • 03:17 Story Lyrics
    No Mas Trabajo

    No Mas Trabajo - Mickey Mikesell / Ronnie Glover

    Leslie called Rosa on the telephone,
    She said “No work today, Rosa. I’m staying home.”
    Rosa turned to Joaquin, said “Honey, stay in bed.
    That was Miss Leslie, and what she said was….”
     
     No Mas Trabajo
     She said, No Mas Trabajo
     She said, No Mas Trabajo
     We ain’t a-gonna work today!
     
    So Leslie called Mickey, said “Hey there Hon,
    I spun some Margaritas.  Let’s have a little fun!
    We’ve been totes’ that barge we’ve been lifting’ that bale
    So why don’t we kick back and sit a spell?”
     
    No Mas Trabajo
    No Mas Trabajo
    No Mas Trabajo
    We ain’t a-gonna work today!
     
    Ol’ John,he thought school might never end.
    Now he’s off fishin’ with all his friends!
    Put ‘em in the pot, put ‘em in the pan
    Put a hot fish taco in my hand

    No Mas Trabajo
    No Mas Trabajo
    No Mas Trabajo
    We ain’t a-gonna work today!

     
    God gathered the angels on the 7th day,
    He said “look at that sunshine, Ya’ll go play!”

    No Mas Trabajo
    No Mas Trabajo
    No Mas Trabajo
    We ain’t a-gonna work today!

    (unsung verse)
    If my ol’ Brother Glover had to pick a new career
    And I put it into lyrics, this is what you’d hear

  • 03:43 Story Lyrics
    The Funeral

    The Funeral - Ronnie Glover, Chance Phillips & Ed Toaspern

    Dust from the shovel

    Backlit by the sun

    Standing in silence

    Another life done

     

    A fistful of earth

    Dropped in to a hole

    Broken hearts weeping

    Another gone soul

     

    We think of the family

    We gather the friends

    We question the answers

    A bouquet of loose ends

     

    Chorus:

    Faith keeps hope alive

    The hope that we’re all hoping for

    Love lives, love gives

    Reality creeps through the door

     Solo

    Repeat Chorus

     

    Gray skies and dark suits

    Black limousines

    Plans interrupted 

    An end to the means

     

    We raise up our glasses

    To the memory we toast

    Beginnings and endings

    Chiseled in stone

     

  • 03:29 Story
    Tequila Sunset
  • 03:59 Story Lyrics
    The You and Me Waltz

    The You and Me Waltz - Ronnie Glover 

     

     IT'S A FINE DAY FOR SINGING

    IT'S A FINE DAY FOR DANCING

    IT'S A FINE DAY WHEN I AM WITH YOU

     

    SO PLEASE TAKE MY HAND 

    AND BE MY PARTNER

    AND WE'LL WALTZ TOGETHER

    IN LOVE ME AND YOU

     

    CHORUS

     

    TO THE YOU AND ME WALTZ

    EACH MORNING AND EVENING

    THE YOU AND ME WALTZ

    EACH NIGHT, EACH NOON

    YOU AND ME WALTZ

    COULD I HAVE THE PLEASURE

     

    AND A DANCE IN THREE QUARTER TIME

    AND I'LL LOVE YOU AND KEEP YOU

    TO THE YOU AND ME WALTZ

     

    IT'S AN AGE OLD TRADITION

    IT'S A FINE OLD RENDITION

    IT'S AN EVENING ON A PORCH SWING WITH YOU

     

    WITH THE OLD MOON TO GUIDE US

    AND THE LOVE THAT'S INSIDE US

    WE'LL WALTZ TOGETHER

    IN LOVE ME AND YOU

     

     TO THE YOU AND ME WALTZ

    EACH MORNING AND EVENING

    THE YOU AND ME WALTZ

    EACH NIGHT AND EACH NOON

    YOU AND ME WALTZ

    COULD I HAVE THE PLEASURE

     

    AND A DANCE FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE

    AND I'LL LOVE YOU AND KEEP YOU

    LOVE YOU AND KEEP YOU

    I'LL LOVE YOU AND KEEP YOU

    TO THE YOU AND ME WALTZ

     

  • 03:22 Story Lyrics
    Chimichanga

                                      Chimichanga - Ronnie Glover

                                    

    I have travelled all around this country

    Even seen the corners of the world

    Now I'm headed back

    To my little desert shack

    Cuz there’s one thing I’m still longing for

     

    First I'll hug my sweet Mamacita

    Then comes a taste of tequila

    Maybe after that

    We'll take a little nap

    A lazy afternoon in la villa

     

    When it's time to have our sunset supper

    She knows what I want without a doubt

    Chimi-Chimi Mama, Chimi-Chimichanga

    I'm hungry for a chimichanga now!

     

    It starts with a grande tortilla

    Then ladle on the goodness of the world

    Machaca or some beans

    Chili, red or green

    Fold it up and drop it in the oil

     

    Make my guacamole chunky

    Don't be shy when you squeeze in the lime   

    Chimi-Chimi Mama, Chimi-Chimichanga

    I'm happy cause it's chimichanga time                           

    Chimi-Chimi Mama, Chimi-Chimichanga

    I'm happy cause it's chimichanga time

     

    Some say it came from El Charro

    Down in Tucson  El Pueblo Viejo

    Others say that “No!", from Phoenix up the road!

    Where Señor Woody made his at Macayo's

     

    You can have your sliders in Chicago

    And all that deep-dish pie in Illinois

    I don’t need no Cheese steak from Philly

    I'm wondering if Cheeze-Whiz ever spoils?

     

    I'd waltz me all the way to ‘cross Texas

    To fork a slice of brisket from the pile

    But when you get to Arizona

    Everybody knows

    It's always chimichanga time

     

    Chimi-Chimi Mama Chimi-Chimichanga

    It's always chimichanga time

    Chimi-Chimi Mama Chimi-Chimichanga

    I'm happy cause chimichanga time

  • 04:45 Story Lyrics
    Rosary

    Rosary  -  Mickey Mikesell 

     

    Her name was Rosary

    Just like the Holy Beads

    Just like a voice in me howlin’ at the moon

    Just like a window shade on a hot and sultry day

    Opening and closing according to her mood

     

    Chorus:

    I hate to say I have to say good-bye now

    That’s word I sometimes use too soon

    I hate to say I have to say good-bye now

    A crazy way to end an afternoon

     

    My name was almost gone

    Not quite there and on the run

    Afraid of all the things I did and the things I did not do

    She wore a dress of white on a darkened day with a face so bright

    Somehow it improved my sight, blind like love will do

     

    Chorus

     

    So we lay in sin once again 

    In a motel room where the walls close in

    It seem I find a wicked smile in damn near everything

    But it’s white stripes and it’s tail lights and Jesus Christ ain't it cold tonight

    The old highway’s breathing harmony to the songs I love to sing

     

    Chorus

  • 03:22 Story
    West Texas Waltz
  • 03:20 Story Lyrics
    5x8 Trailer

    5X8 Trailer - Ronnie Glover

     

    MY LIFE’S PACKED IN A 5X8 TRAILER

    A 5X8 TRAILER’S WHERE MY LIFE IS (SITS)

    AIN’T MUCH ROOM IN A 5X8 TRAILER

    A 5X8 TRAILER THAT’S WHERE MY LIFE FITS

     

    THE DAY I PACKED THAT 5X8 TRAILER

    THE DAY I HITCHED IT UP AND DROVE AWAY

    SHE SAID MAYBE I’LL SEE YOU LATER

    I’LL SEE YOU LATER WAS ALL SHE HAD TO SAY

     

    25 YEARS IN A 5X8 TRAILER

    A 5X8 TRAILER HOLDS 25 YEARS

    MEMORIES PACKED IN A 5X8 TRAILER

    8 X 10 MEMORIES OF 25 YEARS

     

    LOOK AT THE YOUNG GIRL STANDING IN THE PHOTOGRAPH

    SMILING IN THE PHOTO WITH HER FLOWERS IN HAND

    SHE’S LOOKING AT THE YOUNG MAN STANDING IN THE PHOTOGRAPH

    SMILING IN THE PICTURE AS HE HOLDS HER HAND

     

    SOLO

     

    WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO THE GIRL IN THE PHOTO

    SO YOUNG IN THE PHOTO WITH HER FLOWERS IN HAND

    WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BOY IN THE PHOTO 

    TO THE SMILES IN THE PHOTO AS HE HELD HER HAND

     

    MAYBE ONE  KIND WORD WOULD HAVE DONE IT

    JUST ONE MORE TO KEEP IT FROM FALLING APART

    MAYBE ONE MORE YEAR WOULD HAVE DONE IT IN

    A LONG, LONG YEAR RIPPIN’ AT YOU HEART

     

    CAN’T BLAME THE SUN WHEN YOU AIN’T GOT SUNSHINE

    WHEN YOU AIN’T GOT SUNSHINE & THE CLOUDS APPEAR

    BLAME IT ON THE RAIN WHEN YOU AIN’T GOT SUNSHINE

    A HARD COLD BLAME RAINING DOWN LIKE TEARS

     

    THE DAY I PACKED THAT 5X8 TRAILER

    THE DAY I HITCHED IT UP AND DROVE AWAY

    SHE SAID MAYBE I’LL SEE YOU LATER

    I’LL SEE YOU LATER WAS ALL SHE HAD TO SAY

  • 03:50 Story Lyrics
    Beauty Way

    The Beauty Way - Eliza Gilkyson

     

    My Daddy made a pretty damn good living playing music on the beauty way

    He’s gonna die with some money in his pocket

    Wish I could the same today little darlin’

    Wish I could do the same today

     

    Wide-eyed kid and a little transistor, tuned in to Wolfman Jack

    I picked up a guitar, heard the sirens whisper

    And I never looked back little darlin’

    And I never looked back

     

    I worked the clubs along the Sangre de Cristos, polished a diamond in the rough

    By the time I hit LA I was hotter than a pistol

    But you’re never hot enough little darlin’

    You’re never really hot enough

     

    I’ve felt the lights on the big, big stages, a fire burning in my soul

    I had those night where my guitar was raging

    It’s not something you control little darlin’

    It’s not something you control

     

    Solo 

     

    Red-tail diving for a rat on Sunset, coyotes pickin’ through the trash

    I wish I was lying like a cat in the sun

    Instead of working like a dog for the cash little darlin’

    I’m only workin for the cash

     

    Sometimes I wish I could unplug this cord and my soul or my money I could save

    But every time I say I’m gonna quit the beauty way 

    I feel my bones just turning in the grave little darlin’

    Bones turning in the grave

  • 06:09 Story Lyrics
    Rough Edges

    Rough Edges - Fred Eaglesmith

     

    Cracks in your windshield.

    Holes in you life.

    And you're trying to get home,

    Before it gets light.

    And that old 5 ton truck,

    Don't run good no more.

    Barely gets up those hills,

    With your foot to the floor.

    And your horses are tired,

    And your excuses are weak,

    And you ain't won a race,

    Since '73.

    But on through the night,

    That trailer just sways.

    An east wind you know,

    Always brings rain.

     

    And out on the freeway,

    Those big wheels just roll.

    Out past your time,

    And through your front door.

    Lights on the skyline.

    Signs on the road.

    You don't pick up your mail.

    You don't answer your door.

    And your old friends are dead,

    And gone away.

    Wild flowers cry,

    Over their graves.

    And the paper they throw,

    At the end of the lane,

    An east wind it says,

    Always brings rain.

     

    Down by the river,

    Where the old boys still ride,

    And the edges are rough,

    As suicide.

    Where the whisky's got color,

    And the cows feed on grass.

    The windmills pump water.

    And your cheques don't go bad.

    And your blankets are dirty,

    And your eternity frayed.

    And on through the night

    That trailer just sways.

    So load up those cattle,

    And move out that train.

    An east wind you know,

    Always brings rain.

     

    Cracks in your windshield.

    Holes in you life.

    And you're trying to get home,

    Before it gets light.

NOTES
Trio Rio’s latest recording “Tequila Sunsets” is the second release by this Arizona based group. The band’s core features Ronnie Glover (guitar, vocals, harmonica), Don Paddock (bass, vocals) and Ron Rutowski (fiddle, vocals).

“Tequila Sunsets” features the band’s Southwestern Americana Acoustic sound and delivers it in varying doses of influence ranging from the playful day-off work song, "No Mas Trabajo" to the stark broad brush-stroke observations of mortality in "The Funeral".

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