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Grease Monkey Sweat – it's a tonic, a lotion! Banging it out on my 12-string Alvarez. From 2005. Remastered, for what it's worth.
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Grease Monkey Sweat

Well, I'm torqued and I'm primed.
I'm not out of time.
There's plenty of years to make hay!
My engine's all tuned.
I'll fix what is ruined.
On this highway, I'll do it my way!

Those clear skin beauties,
those punks and those snooties:
Seems like they're all in a coma.
Get real, you Don Juans,
you fakes in salons.
Arrivederci to your aroma!

E (fret 7)
Well, here I goooooooo!
D (fret 5)
Grease monkey sweat!
A (fret 5)
Grease monkey sweat!
B (fret 7)
As honest as the the day's long.
As real as my back's strong.
Grease monkey sweat,
grease monkey sweat.

Forget all that's stale.
Check out my wail.
This classic chassis is passing.
I got a voice to caress,
a modest largesse
and a mojo without all that sassing.

Part of the reason
for this change of season.
Is to overcome my fears.
The hucksters have fooled me,
My meekness has cooled me,
Time to shift up to higher gears.

Grease monkey sweat!
Grease monkey sweat!
From every pore I cry out
until the slickers die out.
Grease monkey sweat!
Grease monkey sweat!

Seems that my innocence
might be deliverance,
we humble will eat our pie.
Some gilded chariot,
some long strong lariat
will lift me up to the sky.

I'll ride on this rail
until I fail,
until my steam runs dry.
I wonder when
my ship will come in.
I wonder when I will fly.

Let it flyyyyyyyyyy!
Grease monkey sweat!
Grease monkey sweat!
Drippin' with emotion.
It's a tonic, a lotion.
Grease monkey sweat!
Grease monkey sweat!

Clear your channels.
Slip on your flannels.
Ohhh, grease monkey sweat!
Hmmm, grease monkey sweat!
Grease monkey sweat!

Lyrics and music ©2005 Richard Schletty
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richard13 said 2683 days ago (November 15th, 2011)
Right on!
Better to be a sweaty grease monkey than a "snooty" or a "fake in salons", or even a politician ;-) I presume you weren't thinking that way back in 2005 but...
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RichardSchletty said 2682 days ago (November 16th, 2011)

I was mostly thinking of music industry execs who were paying no attention to my exudations, as well as the young, pretty, auto-tuned recording stars who were getting rich by looking good and misbehaving.
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Henke said 2682 days ago (November 16th, 2011)
Stellar mix
and performance on this one! Those 12-stringers sure sounds nice :-) Like the sentiment as well...

Thanks and take care,
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RichardSchletty said 2682 days ago (November 16th, 2011)
Cool. Thanks for taking a drive down the road to imaginined success. It's fun to dream in the steam.
Check out my latest song called God Is on the Scene
awigze said 2681 days ago (November 17th, 2011)
dig the grease monkey sweat... use it whenever I can. Like the lyrics and the wordcraft involved in making it work. classic Schletty!
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Philip18 said 2634 days ago (January 3rd, 2012)
Grease Monkey
You have something to say and say it with conviction. The song is full of energy both in the singing and the playing. Nice sound to the 12 string - very distinctive. Clean recording and easy to hear all the elements in the mix. Good one!
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thetiler said 2634 days ago (January 3rd, 2012)
your sound your getting on the guitar is so much improved Not sure if it is a new guitar or what. But the treble is so much improved from years ago. Of course your vocals seem to always be so good. But I like how you made the guitar with a mild feel and softer. Cool rhyming . Way to go Richard and hope you New Years is a spectacular one!
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