This track from Eli’s new EP tells the story of a man finding God so he can convince a woman to be with him; it’s a twisting of the classic tale about Robert Johnson selling his soul to the Devil to learn to play guitar. Because of that, we devote this posting to these blogs which recently tagged Robert Johnson: mewithoutmybobbymcgee, rustle-your-jimmies, jabdust, diedindenver, supernaturalmusic, and tellyourfriends. Enjoy everyone. And—as always—if you like it, share it. — K.C.
For the Girl Behind the Bar
Well, I was in Mississippi, and I went into a bar.
I yelled, “‘Tender give me a whiskey,” as I took a seat.
To my sweet surprise, a pretty little thing brought me my drink.
And I said, “Hey, baby, why don’t you take a seat?”
But she laughed as she walked away.
So I took my shot and went up to the bar.
And I said, “Hey, baby, what’s it gonna take?”
She said, “Are you a God fearing man?”
I thought, I could be if that’s what it takes to get in your pants.
But I just grinned and said, “Baby, I ain’t afraid of nothing.”
She said, “If I was yours, you’d be afraid to lose me.
And a jealous man is the one who beats.”
With that she turned away and for the first time in my life I prayed:
Lord, lord, what will it take?
You know they say Robert sold his soul to the devil just to learn to play guitar.
Well, I sold my soul to Jesus for the girl behind the bar.
Oh, Devil, I miss you and all of your sweet sin.
But I’d trade it all in to be in a Kingdom with her that never ends.