Ain't This The Life? (feat. Meloney Collins)

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Come with me to the wrong side of the tracks. See the middle aged showgirl living out a very different life than was planned. See the callous club owner raking in the cash. Hear her prayers. See his greed. Ain't This The Life?

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AIN’T THIS THE LIFE? (Sheridan/Franklin)

There was a time when I walked on clouds of promise
There was a lie that the universe was honest.
So I danced while my muse took a bribe,
Now I’m left with melting grease paint in the flood lights

Another dance, another dollar.
Another flip of the skirt from a playful young flirt
To make these mongrel holler
Step right up! Don’t mind the smoke and broken lights
From the saint to the schemer, the drunk to the dreamer,
Everyone has a price. Ain’t this the life?

Put on a smile – wax my whiskers, twist my tongue.
They line up for miles. Gotta hook ‘em while they’re young
So I laugh as I watch them revel in it.
It’s a wonderland of suckers and there’s one born every minute.

Another dance, another dollar.
Another flip of the skirt from a playful young flirt
To make these mongrel holler
Step right up! Don’t mind the smoke and broken lives
From the saint to the schemer, the drunk to the dreamer,
Everyone has a price. Ain’t this the life?

Bless me Father, for I have sinned.
It’s been 13 years since my last obsession.
I must confess, I’m kickin’ ass.
Hail Mary!
Who’s Mary? Just leave her headshot with my secretary.

Another dance, another dollar.
Another flip of the skirt from a playful young flirt
To make these mongrel holler
Step right up! Don’t mind the smoke and broken lights
From the saint to the schemer, the drunk to the dreamer,
Time is a thief when you’re lost in this theatre.
I wouldn’t be mean if it paid to be nice, but
Everyone has a price. Ain’t this the life?

credits

from The Best Ride Of Your Life, released September 23, 2015
AIN’T THIS THE LIFE? (Sheridan/Franklin)
Vocals – Meloney Collins
Drums – Vinnie Colaiuta
Guitar, Bass – Dan Franklin
Piano – Patrick Copeland
Trumpets – Wayne Bergeron (solo), Matt Fronke, Charlie Peterson, Tim Gill
Alto Sax – Jason Fabus
Tenor Saxes – Jason Freese, Tom Luer
Baritone Saxes – Jeremy Lappitt, Sean Franz
Trombones – Andy Martin, Art Dragonn, Ryan Dragonn, Ben Devitt

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Dan Franklin Corona, California

Dan Franklin is a Los Angeles based singer/producer/songwriter/composer/multi- instrumentalist.

As a multi-instrumental performer, he’s spanned every genre, playing with everyone from Slash to Leann Rimes on every stage from Disneyland to the Grand ‘Ole Opry. In addition to playing well with others, Dan also plays in the duo ‘Dan and Leland’.
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