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


The market (or 'supermarket') is a special place anywhere human beings dwell.  A place to get food,  a place to meet people and discuss issues of the day or THAT personal bit of business, a place to get involved...you know what I'm talking about.  Jerome Griffin played bass, drums AND sang this one on "I Work Nights".  Pearl harmonizes.  Silent Eddie strums and Mike Mr. Big takes the sax break. I've got some synth marimbas for you, too.  My advice?  don't drop the avocado.  

You can hear 'The Supermarket' on the 'Music' page.


THE SUPERMARKET  (words & music: Gary Erwin, copyright 1997, published by Blue Chasqui Music (BMI).

I've got a place for you to go / if you want to see everybody you know

Old flames in the frozen foods / A man in the meats got designs on you

If love is a war and you are the target, why not take a trip to the supermarket?

I saw your ex near the veggies and fruits / holding hands with some other dude

My ex was strutting through the bakery shop

She's lost eighty pounds and looks hotter than hot

If you are a student of human behavior / do yourself a favor / Go to the supermarket

I had to go 'cause I needed a snack / One sugar shock and I'd be right back

But I spied a girl I've known for awhile / bending over in the cereal aisle

It's hard to stop once you get started / It's hard on your heart at the supermarket

Jerome improv in the coda - "canteloupes" etc.