My Next Best Ex

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I never know where inspiration is going to strike!

Last fall I had lunch at Jacks Urban Eats with my co-workers Joe and Wally. Wally was quite taken with a woman who was waiting in line and blurted out, “I think I just met my next best ex!” I laughed hard and knew I’d have to write a song about it. I scribbled the phrase on the napkin and couldn’t wait to get home and get the song out.

(Yeah I know, most folks would type/speak it into their phone,  but I must admit that my initial sketches for songs are always hand-written.)

 

 

 

For several months the song came out in bits and pieces.  But over the last four days I was compelled to finish it, and I set everything aside to work on it.

I’m glad I didn’t let this one go:

My Next Best Ex

We were down at Jacks

Urban Eats

Joe and Wally

And little ole me

Talking about work

And embroidering shirts

I was set to order Turkey Brie

Joe, was thinking maybe Bahn Mi

Wally just sat there and grinned sheepishly

Then he dropped his menu and elbowed me

Seriously

Don’t do it yet

But look to the left

I think I just met

My next best ex

Hand me the tab

I’ll pick up the check

I think I just met

My

Next

Best

Ex

She was brown and stacked

About 6’3

Wally definitely

Went absentee

Leopard miniskirt

And a tight t-shirt

There are certain things you can’t unsee

Joe shook his head and said not for me

Wally ‘s face was brighter than a Christmas tree

Then he blurted out, I’ll have a drink or three

Seriously

Don’t do it yet

But look to the left

I think I just met my

Next best ex

Hand me the tab

I’ll pick up the check

I think I just met

My

Next

Best

Ex

Hey she’s looking at me while she’s pretending to text

I said come on Wally, give it a rest

But his grin got even bigger and he shook his head

Holé molé she’s one hot mess

We can’t help who we like, we are all magnets at best

Don’t do it yet

But look to the left

I think I just met my

Next best ex

Hand me the tab

I’ll pick up the check

I think I just met

My next

Next

Best

Ex

 

Have a listen 🙂