Down to the Rite Aid

Well you may still think
your old blues club’s where it’s at
That I would understand
it used to be like that
Rocking new joint
Hep cats can’t stay away
I’m headed there now
to my local Rite Aid!
Down to the Rite Aid
Oh baby down to the Rite Aid
Down to the Rite Aid
Oh baby down to the Rite Aid

Bobby’s in the pill line
waiting for his fix
Used to source meds in the park
How did it come to this?
Katie’s shopping canes
Or thinking maybe a knee brace
Body parts sagging all over the place!
Down to the Rite Aid
Oh baby down to the Rite Aid
Down to the Rite Aid
Oh baby down to the Rite Aid

Rick’s looking cool hanging at the blood pressure machine
Bout the best place he can figure to see and be seen
Tina’s wandering round, grumbling about her sleep
Shouting where’s the melatonin?
Bottom left aisle three!
Down to the Rite Aid
Oh baby down to the Rite Aid
Down to the Rite Aid
Oh baby down to the Rite Aid

Me I’m reading side effects
Nuff to boggle my mind
Gotta kick this stuff
if it kills me trying
Suicidal thoughts or actions
That’s just the start
four hour boner man I’m calling my doc!
Down to the Rite Aid
Oh baby down to the Rite Aid
Down to the Rite Aid
Oh baby down to the Rite Aid

OK maybe we ain’t so slick
Like back in the day
Just grateful to be
Still cheating the grave
Ain’t no use in moping
or hanging your head
or stumbling around like one of the walking dead!
Down to the Rite Aid
Let’s go down to the Rite Aid
Down to the Rite Aid
Oh baby down to the Rite Aid

© George Bisharat 2018