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Behind the Bar

(Steve Key)

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Behind the Bar (by Steve Key ©2009)

I greet you with a grin
And a knowing wink
I remember your name
And your favorite drink
I got a good joke ready
I got a big tip jar
I'm here at your service
I'm the man behind the bar

Behind the bar, makin' it shine
Behind the bills, workin' overtime
Behind the mask, behind the smile
Behind the bar

I know a lot about you
But I don't talk about myself
How about them Steelers?
The Cards sure gave 'em hell
Hey the band's real good tonight
Stick around and have a meal
And some good strong coffee
Before you get behind the wheel

CH Behind the bar, makin' it shine
Behind the bills, workin' overtime
Behind the mask, behind the smile
Behind the bar…

BR And yes, my friend, I have been on your side of the bar
Heading out so drunk I could barely drive home in my car
I have no memory of how I got these scars
I just know what they told me when I woke up behind bars

I served out my time
Then I had to move around
They don't want to know me
In my own hometown
Back there I was a teacher
With retirement in view
But I won't think about that now
While I'm laughing here with you

CH Behind the bar, makin' it shine
Behind the bills, workin' overtime
Behind the mask, behind the smile
Behind the bar…