The Amateur Engine (Demo)

from by Jason Guy Smiley



This is a tribute to my buddy Hogan Smith. I miss you.


You always wore a smile
Like the world was golden
And you lifted up all of your friends
Just as high as you could hold em

And it's hard to not get pissed
When I think of all the cheeks that'll go unkissed

Sunday brunches at the bar
And sunglasses in the dark
All those nights in the parking lot
With a bottle of whiskey going shot for shot

I've racked my brain and worn out my mind
Trying to find a reason why
You had to go
But the fact is you lived too loud and too fast
To die this quiet and slow

You were an amateur engine
You were an amateur engine
You were an amateur engine
Who turned the rest of us pro

And in my mind you'll always be there
Both of our arms thrown in the air
While Tom and Greg sing those songs
The soundtrack of our nights
And in my mind you'll always be
Up there on stage singing with me
Having the time, having the time
Having the time of our lives

And in my mind you'll always be there..


from The Amateur Engine, released February 17, 2017
Jason Guy Smiley - Vocals and Guitar



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Jason Guy Smiley Gainesville, Florida

After 12 years in punk band Midget Fan Club, Jason Guy Smiley has struck out on his own. Jason is now covering his favorite punk rock songs and writing new original material.

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