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What could go wrong?

The days are long the nights are cold , No woman by my side
I need to share the life ahead, The laughter and the trials
Logged onto a dating site, And saw my lifetime’s dream
She said she was a model , Who liked horses and world peace

Chorus
What could go wrong? What could go wrong?
Seemed to me that nothing could go wrong

Drove across to Billy’s for a round of quiet ales
He always likes to see his friends when he is out on bail
Now Billy has a friend who knows a man who knows a man
Who sells what makes you happy If you’re ever feeling down

Chorus

Driving home from Billy’s and my mind’s a little weak
But I know to use the backroads where you don’t see the police
Sent a text to Suzie she’d be worried I was late
Only took a second and the road ahead was straight

Chorus

Woke up and looked around me I was chained to a metal bed
A man in a dark blue uniform says “You’re lucky you’re not dead”
He said that Billy’s back in jail, his friend is on the lam
And Suzie’s met a diplomat and told him “You’re my man”

It all went wrong, it all went wrong
Seems to me that everything’s gone wrong.

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What could go wrong? What could go wrong?
Well seems to me that everything’s gone wrong.
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Uploaded: Jan 02, 2014 - 02:01:12 PM
Last Updated: Jan 02, 2014 - 02:01:12 PM Last Played: Mar 21, 2017 - 08:53:36 PM
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Comments
alackbass said 1440 days ago (January 2nd, 2014)
What could go wrong?
Awesome! Great stories! Nice use of subtle humor! And I like how you brought them together at the end. I always enjoy your picking.
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Philip18 said 1440 days ago (January 2nd, 2014)
Thanks
Glad you enjoyed it, Andrew! I was hoping people would get a laugh out of it!
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Dadai.2 said 1440 days ago (January 2nd, 2014)
nothing went wrong with this song...
Philip, wow what a fine song. A really great story, well sung/delivered. And of course your guitar playing. Just a great package. cheers...
Philip18 said 1440 days ago (January 2nd, 2014)
Thanks
I appreciate the kind words, Jack. Thanks for stopping by!
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gadzooks said 1440 days ago (January 2nd, 2014)
What could go wrong?
Got to watch out for those models who like horses and world peace ... it'll lead you to drink. Nothing went wrong with this tune. Well written and played.
Cheers ... I'm off to Billy's for a round of ale.
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Philip18 said 1440 days ago (January 2nd, 2014)
Thanks
You're heading off to Billy's for a round of ale? What could go wrong? Just be careful you don't end up in a place that rhymes with "ale"!
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Loob said 1440 days ago (January 2nd, 2014)
Big chuckle here!
Quite entertaining thread in the lyric! Love the rye twist. Nicely picked and mixed. Much enjoyed!
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Philip18 said 1440 days ago (January 2nd, 2014)
Big chuckle
Thanks for the comment, Freddy - much appreciated! Cheers. Phil.
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Vic Holman said 1440 days ago (January 2nd, 2014)
could go wrong
cool lyrics with a sense of humor. sweet guitar work as well. a fun piece to start off the new year.
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Philip18 said 1440 days ago (January 2nd, 2014)
Thanks
Glad you enjoyed it, Vic! If you got a laugh out of it, it's been a success!
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Franciscus_Henri said 1440 days ago (January 3rd, 2014)
What Fun!
Hey Phil a good start to the new year or a new start to a good year. 2014...What could go wrong?
Philip18 said 1439 days ago (January 3rd, 2014)
Thanks Franc
Good year or good start - either works for me! Thanks for listening and see you soon.
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Garni said 1440 days ago (January 3rd, 2014)
What could go wrong?
...Will go right for you! This is a gem and a great way to open your account in 2014. Enjoyed this mate

G-)
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Philip18 said 1439 days ago (January 3rd, 2014)
Thanks
Glad you enjoyed it, Gerald! Thanks for listening and for the comment - much appreciated!
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magnatone said 1439 days ago (January 3rd, 2014)
What Could Go Wrong
Hi Phil - this is fabulous (as usual)! It's always such a pleasure to listen to your work. And you're so dang cute in that photo! Wishing you the best for 2014!
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Philip18 said 1439 days ago (January 3rd, 2014)
Hi Karen
Your comments brought a smile to my face! Great to hear from you.
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davisamerica said 1439 days ago (January 3rd, 2014)
seriously
... what could go wrong? .... great fun here !
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Philip18 said 1439 days ago (January 3rd, 2014)
Thanks
Glad you enjoyed it - that was the intention! Thanks for stopping by!
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rok41 said 1439 days ago (January 3rd, 2014)
What Could go Wrong
This one put a smile on my face. I like the concept, the catchy hook, smooth vox and the guitar playing is excellent. Very nice Philip, and Happy New Year.
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Philip18 said 1439 days ago (January 3rd, 2014)
Hi Chris
That's great, Chris - thank you! And a Happy New Year to you and yours, too!
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Skean said 1439 days ago (January 3rd, 2014)
What could go wrong?
Nothing can go wrong, this is tremendous, love it, thanks for sharing, be well.
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Philip18 said 1439 days ago (January 3rd, 2014)
Thanks
Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for listening and for taking the time to comment - much appreciated!
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The_Applesauce_Project said 1439 days ago (January 3rd, 2014)
Charming!
Great little tune, funny lyrics, and the production is excellent. Well done!
Philip18 said 1439 days ago (January 3rd, 2014)
Thanks
If you're happy with the tune, the lyrics and the production then I am very pleased! Thanks for stopping by!
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PeterB7858 said 1439 days ago (January 3rd, 2014)
What could go wrong?
A cautionary New Year's tale of women, cars and drugs sung with Arlo Guthrie charm and wit. And horses? What, indeed, could go wrong? Your delivery of the story really hits the spot and the guitar work is great. Nice balance in the mix, too. That ending is right out of the Country Car Wreck Guitar 301 manual. Very nice. Talk soon. Peter.
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Philip18 said 1439 days ago (January 3rd, 2014)
Thanks
Country Car Wreck Guitar 301? I must get a copy of that - sounds like it will provide me with many good ideas! Thanks for the comments - see you soon!
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grah3am said 1439 days ago (January 3rd, 2014)
Bad start to the new year.
Except that the song itself is great fun. I hope it didn't really happen!
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Philip18 said 1439 days ago (January 3rd, 2014)
Bad start
Well this person is a candidate for the Darwin Awards, I think! It's not real that I know of, but probably not far away from the truth, judging from what I read in the newspapers! Thanks for stopping by, Graham.
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egobandit said 1439 days ago (January 3rd, 2014)
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What great story telling against a very beuatiful guitar track Up beat and happy What could go wrong!
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Philip18 said 1439 days ago (January 4th, 2014)
Thanks
Glad you enjoyed both the story and the music! Thanks for stopping by!
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Bob Rodgers said 1439 days ago (January 4th, 2014)
A
great story and a wonderful piece of writing Philip.
Very much enjoyed, well sung and some nice guitar picking too.

Bob
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Philip18 said 1438 days ago (January 4th, 2014)
Thanks
Thanks for stopping by, Bob - the comments are much appreciated
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DWL said 1438 days ago (January 4th, 2014)
What indeed?
Splendid work Philip.

Great story and beautifully played and sung.

Cheers

Dick
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Philip18 said 1438 days ago (January 4th, 2014)
Thanks
Glad you enjoyed it, Dick! Thanks for the positive comments!
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Narad said 1438 days ago (January 4th, 2014)
Folk
You're right. What could go wrong when all is right in your song. :)
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Philip18 said 1438 days ago (January 4th, 2014)
Thanks
Very kind of you - thanks for stopping by!
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sschedra said 1438 days ago (January 4th, 2014)
Phil
You need a visit from an American cousin . . . as soon as I am out on bail. This is clever and a might too painful in the "been there, done that" department of life's file cabinet. Well done all around, especially the acoustic guitar sound and performance.
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Philip18 said 1438 days ago (January 4th, 2014)
Out on bail
You might find this a good place to lay low for a while! Thanks for listening and for the comments - much appreciated!
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Soundhound said 1438 days ago (January 4th, 2014)
Good Song...
Lots of truth in this one, Murphy's Law...!!!!
Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.. :-)

Well done Philip...
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Philip18 said 1438 days ago (January 4th, 2014)
If it can go wrong...
Sometimes you can have bad luck - although I think the people in this song are making their own (back) luck! Thanks for listening, Tony.
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woofer3 said 1437 days ago (January 5th, 2014)
What could go wrong?
What a great story song, which certainly didn't go wrong. Enjoyed every little bit of it. Vocals and playing are outstanding.
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Philip18 said 1437 days ago (January 5th, 2014)
Thanks
Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for listening and for the comment - much appreciated!
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Sigmund said 1435 days ago (January 7th, 2014)
What could go wrong?
LOL what a pessimistic way to start the new year! Seriously this one's just plain fun to listen to, and I hope your new year is filled with fun moments like these!
Sig
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Philip18 said 1435 days ago (January 7th, 2014)
Thanks
"just plain fun to listen to" was what I was aiming for, Sig, so I'm pleased it's had that effect. Thanks for listening - much appreciated!
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lyzak said 1435 days ago (January 7th, 2014)
Fun's Right!
As I listen, I recall being a little kid - hearing The kingston Trio sing about "situations," like peeking in to see see your child praying for Scarlet Ribbons; or Charlie not being able to get off the MTA... I'm enjoying this lots. Guess it rings happy bells!
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Philip18 said 1435 days ago (January 8th, 2014)
Kingston Trio
I love their story songs - MTA, Bad Man's Blunder and Tijuana jail come to mind! Glad this one rang happy bells - thanks for stopping by, Greg!
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Strawberry_Lane said 1432 days ago (January 11th, 2014)
Love it
Great words and playing
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Philip18 said 1431 days ago (January 11th, 2014)
Thanks
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kitkat10 said 1431 days ago (January 11th, 2014)
great
just waiting for the next thing to go wrong in my life!!!
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Philip18 said 1431 days ago (January 11th, 2014)
Thanks
Stick with wine, women and song and you can't go wrong!
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aclarke said 1427 days ago (January 15th, 2014)
What Could Go Wrong
I really appreciate the wit and humor of this song. It's missing in so much contemporary music. Perfectly sung and the guitar playing is absolutely beautiful.

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Philip18 said 1426 days ago (January 16th, 2014)
Thanks
Glad you liked the humour in the song, Adam! Music can serve a range of purposes, and here I was just having a little fun. Thanks for listening and for taking the time to comment - much appreciated!
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echoroom said 1423 days ago (January 19th, 2014)
Fun...
.. this certainly is. a cute little tune, nice and jaunty for a sunday afternoon!
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Philip18 said 1423 days ago (January 19th, 2014)
Jaunty
Nice description! Thanks for listening and for taking the time to comment - much appreciated!
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Skunkwrx said 1423 days ago (January 19th, 2014)
What could go wrong?
Philip, sorry to be so late to the party. What a killer song. Hilarious and flawlessly executed. Thanks!

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Philip18 said 1423 days ago (January 19th, 2014)
Thanks
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paul f. page said 1421 days ago (January 21st, 2014)
Fun, indeed.
Great, fun lyrics and a solid tune that fits into a standard mold yet has its own individual flavor and style. Not to be lost is the terrific guitar track that backs the whole thing up. Wonderful playing. Most enjoyable song in every possible way.
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Philip18 said 1421 days ago (January 21st, 2014)
Fun
Thanks for those kind words, Paul - they are much appreciated!
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Bowman said 1419 days ago (January 23rd, 2014)
So smooth
and so funny.
Got my toe taping and put a big smile on my face.
Thanks my friend for such a good time.
Cheers,
Charlie
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Philip18 said 1419 days ago (January 23rd, 2014)
Thanks
Glad you got a laugh out of it, Charlie. Thanks for listening and for taking the time to comment - much appreciated!
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Warren Smith said 1418 days ago (January 24th, 2014)
Going Wrong
It went wrong for me right from the start .. because I thought it was going to be a sad tale of Internet dating gone wrong (she sounded too good to be true).

I like the playful mix of acoustic and electric guitars here.

And as usual your storytelling chops make for a fine delivery.


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Philip18 said 1418 days ago (January 24th, 2014)
Thanks
I'm glad you enjoyed it, Warren, and appreciate the comments on the story-telling. Thanks for stopping by!
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gingerwig said 1418 days ago (January 24th, 2014)
What Could Go Wrong?
I listened to this track for the first time a few weeks ago. I liked it then and I still like it now. The humour in the lyrics works really well and it's easy to smile along. Thanks for sharing...
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Philip18 said 1418 days ago (January 25th, 2014)
Humour in the lyrics
To say you smiled along is a great complimnet - thanks for listening both times!
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Marino_Experiment said 1374 days ago (March 10th, 2014)
What could go wrong?
What a great performance and sound! Loving the guitar work and the delivery of your vocals..Perfect!
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Philip18 said 1356 days ago (March 28th, 2014)
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