Exclusive Premiere: baker grissom Drops New Song & Video “workin’ man”

baker grissom workin' man

“Nothin’ left of me, I’m just beer and bones, corner booth cliche, playing jukebox drinkin’ songs”

Last year when songwriter and artist baker grissom released his debut EP Saturdays and Sunday we were immediately hooked on his clever lyrics and polished delivery. Much like “You Are Who You Listen To” and “Right Bar Wrong Stool” which envelope the listener with brilliant songwriting, released today, “workin’ man” does the same.

When the title of a song gives one impression, yet the actual storyline is different than you expected, you know you’ve got a great one coming through your speakers. Written by grissom along with Ben Stennis and produced by Stennis and Jeremy Stover,  “workin’ man” chronicles getting through a breakup and all of the measures you can try and take to dull the pain.

The official music video, premiering exclusively on NYCountry Swag today, showcases the singer-songwriter working on cars, sitting in a quiet bar, and performing the track, all while regretfully realizing that nothing is working to help with the heartache. Whether it’s time or someone new, getting lost in the same old routine doesn’t seem to be changing things. In the chorus he laments: ” I got them whiskey doubles shootin’ double shifts / Pullin’ overtime getting over this, raise ’em up, knock ’em back, line ’em up again, ah but it ain’t workin’ man…this neon ain’t nothin’ to lean on, but I’m doin’ the best I can, but it ain’t workin’ man”.

The talented newcomer is building his catalog of music, one brilliant song at a time and we look forward to continuing to champion his career. Check out our Swag Session from last fall below and be sure to follow baker grissom on Instagram and Facebook.

 

“workin’ man” Lyrics

Always clockin’ in, ain’t no clockin’ out
The days drag on, till the long nights come around
Hit me harder than the last one
And the last one was a bad one was a bad one

Man I’d love to quit, but it ain’t quittin’ time
She’s still hangin’ on to every thought up in my mind
I just can’t just can’t shake this heartache
This heartache no it don’t take no break

I got them whiskey doubles shootin’ double shifts
Pullin’ overtime, gettin’ over this
Raise ’em up, knock ’em back, line ’em up again
Ah but it ain’t workin’ man
Her memory holds on like a first truck summer
And them days of gold
That missin’ her bad kinda spell I’m under
It won’t let go
This neon ain’t nothin’ to lean on
But I’m doin’ the best I can
Aww but it ain’t workin’ man

Nothin’ left of me, I’m just beer and bones
Corner booth cliche, playin’ jukebox, drinkin’ songs
Quarter by quarter, and shot by shot
Tryin’ to get her gone with all I got

I got them whiskey doubles shootin’ double shifts
Pullin’ overtime, gettin’ over this
Raise ’em up, knock ’em back, line ’em up again
Ah but it ain’t workin’ man
Her memory holds on like a first truck summer
And them days of gold
That missin’ her bad kinda spell I’m under
It won’t let go
This neon ain’t nothin’ to lean on
But I’m doin’ the best I can
Aww but it ain’t workin’ man

I got them whiskey doubles shootin’ double shifts
And I ain’t slowin’ down till her memory quits

I got them whiskey doubles shootin’ double shifts
Pullin’ overtime, gettin’ over this
Neon ain’t nothin’ to lean on
But I’m doin’ the best I can
Aww but It ain’t workin’ man
Aww but It ain’t workin’ man

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