Of all the bluesiest of Shakespeare's plays, Hamlet stands head and shoulders above the others. Especially if your name is Jorick.*
This tune is about how life's pleasures can shrink to meaningless things if you don't take a chance. Or maybe it's about a handful of simple chords with a tricky little alternate verse. Anyway, some nice phat bass, a cheeky guitar solo, and a horde of BVs on the chorus.
For those of you who think lyrics are the most important thing in a song, here ya go:
Close to a thrill as I can get
Putting in my pocket
Something I ain't paid for yet
Am a cheap Hamlet
Been hanging onto things ain't plainly true
Made a fool of myself
As only a man can do
Bailing out my boat with a hole
"And I love no one"
Reaching out ain't hard
Tho' finding someone ain't so easy
Wearing that placard
Saying "Kick me, am needy"
© A. Power
Reproduced by permission
Trey's been on the Prague too long – that J for a Y came oh-so-naturally.