Mistaken Identity

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This song is based on two real-life incidents. The gentleman in the first verse hit on some friends of mine at a bar, and the one in the other verses approached me at a convenience store on Broad Street in Providence. I think I connected these incidents because they both involved a mistaken identity, and also because in both the strategy used was flawed in every possible way.

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Excuse me, but I was wondering --
You look quite familiar to me.
Might I have seen you on match.com,
OKCupid, or eHarmony?

If I haven't, I guess that's no big surprise.
This has happened before, you see.
When you've seen as many dating profiles as I have
Everyone looks the same to me.

Hey there, buddy, how're you doing?
What, you don't recognize me?
Didn't I see you just the other day
at Amazing Video down Empire Street?

If I haven't, I guess that's no big surprise.
This has happened before, you see.
When you've been to as many purveyors of pornography as I have
Everyone looks the same to me.

(Try not to think about that too much.)

I acknowledge you're a unique individual,
You're one in a million and ten.
Wait, no, I think I'm thinking of someone else.
Just who the hell are you again?

So excuse me if I'm bothering you;
I could have sworn we're the best of friends.
You really don't remember who I am?
I guess that's how our story ends.

I guess it's really no big surprise;
I've always had rotten luck.
But for the sake of old acquaintance,
Could you lend me a lousy buck?

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from Mistaken Identity, released October 6, 2009
Jacob Haller: acoustic guitar and vocals

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Jacob Haller Providence, Rhode Island

Jacob Haller has been a fixture of the Rhode Island music scene for ten years, and has been frequently featured in popular shows such as AS220's Empire Revue and Common Fence Point Music's annual Gathering of Fiddlers & Fishermen.

"Jacob Haller is not only a talented musician and songwriter, he's also a talented songwriter and musician."

-- Harper Johnson, Co-Host of The Blues Record podcast
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