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Stale Tequila

from Circumstantial Evidence by Jacob Haller

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The only song on this album that is also on my first album, and as such the track that I thought of as a 'bonus track' as I was planning this album out, even though it ended up being in the middle of the album.

Joe and Natalie and I have played a bunch of live shows together, and when we first got together to rehearse this was one of the songs we tried out. Joe immediately found a sort of Latin rhythm in it, and Natalie found a part that supported it, and in just a few minutes the song was completely transformed for me. I immediately knew that my music was in good hands, and when it came time to record this album I wanted the band version of this song to be on it.

For more information about 'Stale Tequila', see the liner notes from my first CD!


After the show, I had packed up my guitar
You caught my eye, you were standing at the bar
You flashed me a knowing grin,
Looking so good, it was half a sin.
I felt myself start to fall in lust
My brain began to whirl
I thought it might combust.

And I woke up
The taste of stale tequila in my mouth.
I looked around, I was all alone.
How could you do it
You were so beautiful.

A few more drinks, and a half a pack of smokes.
We talked for hours, you laughed at all my jokes.
Then we went back to your hotel
And did some things
I shouldn't tell.
And I felt myself
start to fall asleep.
You made me feel so safe
That it almost made me weep.


Then I awoke in a bathtub full of ice
You left a note, I had to read it twice
It said "call 911.
I stole your kidney.
Thanks for the fun."
And I felt myself
start to fall apart.
I know you took my kidney
but you also stole my heart.



from Circumstantial Evidence, released November 11, 2011
Jacob Haller: vocals, acoustic guitar
Natalie Markward: electric guitar
Joe Auger: drums, percussion




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."

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