Oakland Wine Drinkers Union, Local 88

by Oakland Wine Drinkers Union

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Oakland Wine Drinkers Union (Local 88) is full of drinking songs for the proletariat, rowdy tales of rambling, and drunken love songs. It has the swagger of punk with a hint of a country twang. It has a junk band looseness, and is brushed with the blues. There's something for every fighter, lover, rambler, worker, and drinker.

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released 18 December 2012

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Track Name: Work is the Curse
I'd rather be at the bar than slaving all day
It's too bad I've got bills to pay
Don't wanna punch the clock or kiss no one's ass
Work is the curse of the drinking class

Work is the curse of the drinking class
Work is the curse of the drinking class
Quit your job and raise your glass
Work is the curse of the drinking class

I'm so tired of working for the man
I just wanna play my songs and get drunk when I can
Do I want a promotion? No thanks, I'll pass
Work is the curse of the drinking class

Work is the curse of the drinking class
Work is the curse of the drinking class
Quit your job and raise your glass
Work is the curse of the drinking class

Whether you're a bricklayer or a corporate cog
Your drinking time is what the bosses hog
Do yourself a favor - make today your last
Work is the curse of the drinking class

Work is the curse of the drinking class
Work is the curse of the drinking class
Quit your job and raise your glass
Work is the curse of the drinking class
Track Name: Go Out Drinking
When we go out drinking
To our favorite bar
When we go out drinking
We go pretty far

We drink until it's crazy
We drink until it's light
When we go out drinking
We never start a fight

Cos we are friends
Friends til the bitter end

When we go out drinking
Hunting for those shots
When we go out drinking
We wish under those stars

We drink, we tell our stories
We drink, we tell our tales
When we go out drinking
We always ride those rails

Cos we are friends
Friends til the bitter end

When we go out drinking
To our favorite bar
When we go out drinking
We go pretty far
Track Name: Fish Ranch Road
We're going out to Fish Ranch Road
We're going out to Fish Ranch Road
We're going out to Fish Ranch
And then we'll get real hell-bent
We're going out to Fish Ranch Road

We're driving out to Martinez
We're driving out to Martinez
We'll drink lots of whiskey
And then we'll get real frisky
Way out in Martinez

We're drinking with the Union tonight
We're drinking with the Union tonight
We're raising up our fists
And we're getting kinda pissed
Cos we're drinking with the Union tonight

We're living in Oakland town
We're living in Oakland town
We're gonna see some bands
And then we'll be their fans
Cos we're living in Oakland town

We're drinking at Heinold's tonight
We're drinking at Heinold's tonight
We're in Jack London Square
And we're gonna meet you there
We're drinking at Heinold's tonight

We're stomping at the Uptown tonight
We're stomping at the Uptown tonight
Those Hubba Hubba girls
Gonna leave us in a whirl
When we're stomping at the Uptown tonight

We're going out to Fish Ranch Road
We're going out to Fish Ranch Road
We're going out to Fish Ranch
And then we'll get real hell-bent
We're going out to Fish Ranch Road
Track Name: Freight Train Heart
I'm a restless mama, got a freight train heart
Yeah, I'm a restless mama, got a freight train heart
Well, you know I need to leave
But it's not cos I like to be apart

Before I knew you, baby, I used to ramble all alone
Before I knew you, honey, I used to ramble all alone
Still gotta ramble, darlin'
But would you like to come along?

Cos I'm a restless mama, got a freight train heart
Yeah, I'm a restless mama, got a freight train heart
Well, you know I need to leave
But it's not cos I like to be apart

Just like the wind blows, I gotta move along
Just like the wind blows, I gotta move along
I want you moving with me, baby
That's why I'm singing you this song

Cos I'm a restless mama, got a freight train heart
Yeah, I'm a restless mama, got a freight train heart
Well, you know I need to leave
But it's not cos I like to be apart

Well, I love you baby, now that is plain to see
Yeah, I love you honey, now that is plain to see
And if you feel the same, sugar
Please come and ramble with me

Cos I'm a restless mama, got a freight train heart
Yeah, I'm a restless mama, got a freight train heart
Well, you know I need to leave
But it's not cos I like to be apart

Yeah, you know I need to leave
But it's not cos I like to be apart
Track Name: Girls Are Insane
Girls are insane
Girls are insane
Keep drinking that booze
Keep riding that train

From leather to love
With sweet in between
I gave you what I could
But you could never see

Cos girls are insane
Girls are insane
Keep drinking that booze
Keep riding that train

She's falling for you
In a stumble sort of way
Falling for you
But won't let you stray

Cos girls are insane
Girls are insane
Keep drinking that booze
Keep riding that train

She swore she'd stitch you up
If you drank some shots
Then you passed out
And bled on the cot

Cos girls are insane
Girls are insane
Keep drinking that booze
Keep riding that train

She wanted to be gay
But couldn't deal with it
Cos she only dated dudes
Who treated her like shit

Cos girls are insane
Girls are insane
Keep drinking that booze
Keep riding that train

A bottle of whiskey
She drank on the beach
Then tried to smash his face
With a drunken reach

Cos girls are insane
Girls are insane
Keep drinking that booze
Keep riding that train

She saw another girl
That was a hotter bitch
Then forgot the name
Of the girl that she was with

Cos girls are insane
Girls are insane
Keep drinking that booze
Keep riding that train

She had a human skull
On a shelf in her room
And every time you kissed her
It tasted like doom

Cos girls are insane
Girls are insane
Keep drinking that booze
Keep riding that train

This girl so drunk
She kinda lost her mind
Ain't nothing wrong
With a little bump and grind

Cos girls are insane
Girls are insane
Keep drinking that booze
Keep riding that train

We made love when we were seventeen
Then kissed in a bathroom stall
You're my best friend forever and always
And you never, ever call

Cos girls are insane
Girls are insane
Keep drinking that booze
Keep riding that train
Track Name: 100,000 Midnight Special Cigarettes
We met on a Monday
We kissed and we danced
I couldn't keep myself away from you
We quickly began a whirlwind romance
What do folks on a limited timeframe do?

'Cept smoke 100,000 Midnight Special cigarettes
And drink, drink, drink their wine
And pray they don't wind up with too many regrets
And end each night feeling wore-out and fine

We spent some nights out carousing with friends
Other nights in bed, just us two
Sometimes we'd wander the Santa Cruz traintracks
At the end of the day, what would we do?

Smoke 100,000 Midnight Special cigarettes
And drink, drink, drink our wine
And pray we wouldn't wind up with too many regrets
And end each night feeling wore-out and fine

I knew I'd miss you once I was gone
But we didn't let that spoil our fun
We kissed and we danced the whole damn day long
And you could always find us, when day was done

Smoking 100,000 Midnight Special cigarettes
And drinking, drinking, drinking their wine
And praying we wouldn't wind up with too many regrets
And ending each night feeling wore-out and fine

Let the Midnight Special shine a light on me
Let the Midnight Special shine it's ever-loving light on me
Track Name: Drink Together
Baby, I'm so tired of this constant over-thinking
I don't wanna think no more, I'd rather just be drinking
Some say you have a problem if you get drunk all alone
So let's just drink together til it's time to stumble home

Let's drink some gin
Til we start to grin
Let's drink some good red wine
Until we're feeling mighty fine
Let's drink Blue Ribbon
Til we're glad to be living
Let's drink some Guinness
Til our hearts fill up with bliss

Baby, I'm so tired of these low-down blues
I don't wanna cry no more, gonna drown my tears in booze
Some say you have a problem if you get drunk all alone
So let's just drink together til it's time to stumble home

Let's drink Maker's Mark
Til life's a walk in the park
Let's drink some Irish whiskey
Til we get to feeling frisky
Let's drink a lotta Scotch
Straight up, or on the rocks
Let's drink some Absolut
And we'll give these blues the boot

Baby, I'm so tired of this pain in my heart
I don't wanna hurt no more, so let this party start
Some say you have a problem if you get drunk all alone
So let's just drink together til it's time to stumble home

Let's drink some Woodchuck
Til we forget our bad luck
Let's drink some Sailor Jerry
Til we get to feeling merry
Let's drink some Blue Moon
Until we start to swoon
Let's drink tequila
Til heartache, we can't feel ya

Baby, I'm so tired of having to get sober
I don't wanna work no more, I'd rather drink forever
Some say you have a problem if you get drunk all alone
So let's just drink together til it's time to stumble home

Let's drink some Mad Dog
Til our minds are in a fog
Let's drink some Night Train
We can buy it with spare change
Let's drink Everclear
Til we feel no more fear
And when we're thrown out on the street
Hell, we'll probably drink canned heat

Baby, I'm so tired of this dog-gone life
It's filled with nothing but trouble and strife
Some say you have a problem if you get drunk all alone
So let's just drink together til the judgement day come