Just Like Old Times
Todd Snider Lyrics


There's a Coke machine glowin' through the parking lot
Call it a room with a view
This was the best night of pool that I ever shot
I made a lot of money too
I was looking for some company
In the weekly Scene
Seen an ad it just had to be you
I hadn't seen you since New Orleans

And I never did figure out where you ran off to
I know I looked bad the last time you saw me
But lately I been doin' all right
I won a tournament last week in Oklahoma City
Hustled half of this town tonight
I got some cocaine if you want some
It's the best that I could find
Hey we could just sit here and talk all night
If that big ol' guy out in the car don't mind

Like old times
Screw off the top on a bottle of wine
Living out our own kind of American dream
Old times
Your goal was always the same as mine
You didn't want to throw a fishing line in that old main stream

You know I ain't expecting anybody but you
I don't know who this could be at the door
But I'm pretty sure that you got a clue
And I bet that you've been to this hotel before
Put the "you-know-what" In the bathroom but
Don't flush it down just yet
Put your pager in my suitcase
I'll get the window
You light a cigarette
It'll be like

Old times
Just like the old times
Living out our own kind of American dream
Old times
Your goal was always the same as mine
You didn't want to throw a fishing line in that old main stream

No sir officer you don't understand
We're just two old friends drinkin' wine
I'm sure she is but that's not all she is
She's also an old friend of mine
I got her high school picture right here in my wallet, 1982
No sir officer no offense taken
You have a good night, too

Good thing we didn't throw this away, baby
Turn up that radio
I'm pretty sure that cop knew what we were up to
I guess he just decided to let us go
Don't make such a thing about that picture
That was just something I kept
Don't get all sentimental on me now, girl
You haven't even told me what your new name is yet

Old times
Just like the old times
Living out our own kind of American dream
Old times
Your goal was always the same as mine
You didn't want to throw a fishing line in that old main stream

Lyrics © Wixen Music Publishing
Written by: Todd Daniel Snider

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Comments from YouTube:

Brodie Thomas

The songwriting in this is just brilliant. The narrator talks to two other characters, who we never hear directly. We start with the setting. We get the characters' backgrounds. It has a plot with a crisis and a conclusion. And to top it all off, it's a love story with an amazing reveal at the end. Genius.

AfterHours Entertainment

My thoughts exactly! Todd Snider is a tunesmith in every sense of the word lol
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Aaron Madewell

Always been one of my favorite songs of yours. Great storytelling.

Barton Knight

Made me fall in love with a memory ... thanks, Todd. Much love.

Randy Webb

Genius.

Derek Bushman

Jeff austin brought me here!!!RIP JEFF!!!

jmims29129

Perhaps my favourite love song of all time

Michael Collins

So damn good!

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