Me and Jesus Having a Beer

from Songteller by Jeff Lane

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It was just one of those nights, I was driving around
Somehow I ended up on the other side of town
I pulled into a church parking lot, the only soul there left to be found

The sign said "come as you are, you're always welcome here"
So I parked under the light and I opened another beer
I was just sitting there reading the label when I heard a familiar voice in my ear

He said "Son I'm glad to see you back, I hope you brought enough for two?"
I offered Him a cold one, he said "I don't mind if I do"
"mmm that's alright .... here's to a purty night"

We talked all about the broken pieces of my life
My five minutes of fame, and about all of my ex-wives
Well I got over them, but talkin' 'bout the kids must have plucked out my eye

I put on my sunglasses and I blamed it on the light
Truth is - I guess I didn't want Him to see me cry
We were just sitting there in the car, Him, me, and my pride

"Here's to the salt in your eye son, and your sordid past
You can take it from me, sometimes - we all end up on our ass"
"but it'll be alright, here's to a purty night",

That old church lit up like an old Victrola jukebox - I heard music inside

When I woke up all my empty cans were gone
I felt rested, been a while since I slept that long
I had this crazy idea in my head for a song

A song about me and Jesus having a beer
Just the two of us in a '98 Cavalier
We were navigating through times that weren't quite so clear

"Sometimes you need a Father, and sometimes you need a friend
If you can take that advice from me, then you can make it up to them"

"And it'll be alright, here's to a 'purty night
If you have any more questions son, just stop by anytime, anytime day or night
It'll be alright"

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from Songteller, released July 29, 2019

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Jeff Lane Tennessee

Combining soul-infused folk with a country-blues edge, Tennessee native Jeff Lane puts big stories to song from a common man's point of view. His style is like taking a ride in a '76 Thunderbird, ridin' shotgun with Bill Withers and Paul Thorn!

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