Each month (more or less), we will install a lyric sheet here for a Shrimp City Slim original song that might be timely.  


I wrote this song in 1978, reminiscing about a brief liason a couple of years prior.  These were the youthful days of travelling and chance encounters and involvements.  Carefree, reckless, beautiful.  An instrumental (piano only) version of this song appears on "Rio Angie" (listen on our "Music" page).  If I can ever find the vocalist of my dreams, I will re-cut and release this and a lot of other songs. 

Thanks for reading :)

June 22, 2021


THE SOUND OF LATE NIGHT  (words & music: Gary Erwin, copyright 1978, published by Blue Chasqui Music (BMI).

Nude beneath the blue ruana / Clinking chains and cameos / Relax, accept your Romeos / Promises and soft permissions / How we melt our weapons down / into the sound of late night come

Dateline: the wild life / the long horny road / winds through the resume' of this sleepy mojo / Wired and woolied by wilderness ways / Flushed with abandon and crushed by payday

You and I in perfect tandem / tangling with the prototypes / Come on, give up, shut off the lights / Cupid comments on the conquest / as we hold our common ground / and blend to the sound / of late night come

I'm not about to resist / the flux and the flow / What is is, what will be is / Belly up, jelly roll / Oh wine, I toast us tonight / Coast to coast, the most we can be is the most that we try

Love is here or love is never / In these times, the love comes hard / Study / Listen / Respect your heart / We can watch the sunsets redden / as we represent our town / providing the sound / of late night love come...'round