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  1. Just Before I Go

From the recording Just Before I Go

This track is from "Bonfires" (Azalea City Recordings, 2009) and features Andrew Butler (banjo uke, washboard, harmonica), Dave Carden (bass) John McKay (guitar) and Cheryl Prashker (drums).

Lyrics

Just before I go, I'm gonna turn the thermostat on HIGH
I'm not watering your plants, I hope that they all die
and I'm setting all the clocks an hour slow
I'll get the vacuum cleaner out and leave it in the hall,
I'll turn the toilet paper so it hangs down by the wall
You're always on my case 'cause you want everything just so
so I'm putting a few things in order just before I go.
 
Just before I go, I'm washing all of your white shirts with my red socks
I'll finish off the cornflakes and put back the empty box
and where I hid the remote, you'll never know.
I'm gonna leave my lipstick on your favorite coffee cup
I'm loading the dishwasher with the forks all pointing up
Everything I do is wrong, you always tell me so,
so I'm putting a few things in order just before I go.
 
I just want myself back - I'm hardly taking anything
If you unscrew the sink trap, you can have back my wedding ring
Someone should have told you that you reap just what you sow
so I'm putting a few things in order just before I go.
 
Just before I go, I'll shut the cat inside your study, just for kicks.
I'm tuning your clock-radio to Country 96
and I'll crank it up as loud as it'll go.
I won't take out the trash, I'll leave the cupboards all ajar
As a final touch, I'll lock your keys inside your car
Now I've got a bus to catch, it's time for me to blow
but I'm putting a few things in order just before I go.
 
Now I've got my suitcase packed, I'm putting on that dress you hate
I'm wearing my new cowboy boots, and man, they make my legs look great
I didn't really need you but I was the last to know
Now I'm putting a few things in order - now I'm heading for the border -
I'm putting a few things in order just before I go.