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Riff: Greg Bates – “Did It for the Girl”

Dec 26, 2012

Left that old ball cap/Gave myself a little extra smell good splash

from Did it for the Girl lyrics by Greg Bates

With a voice like literally every other, Bates delivers the JV country banality: “I managed to shit, shower, and shave for ‘the girl.’” Out-blanding country’s beaten-dead-horses of alcohol overuse and pride in one’s own ignorance, Bates also hedged his bets with the most clichéd chords of all time.

Riff by Karl Ernest

Karl is a Seattle-based musician and writer at SONGLYRICS; a veteran of both east and west-coast scenes, he has performed with the likes of The Ying Yang Twins, David Arquette, Wynton Marsalis, among others. But he's no stranger to seedy dives or house shows, either.

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