Banjo Back Baby

A few years ago, I was writing an email to a friend whose banjo I had borrowed, and I asked if he wanted his banjo back. It struck me that "Banjo Back Baby" would make a really great name for a song. So I wrote it.


Released on 12 January 2011.





She wants her banjo back baby
Oooh, 'cause it's been such a long time
She wants her banjo back baby
And she doesn't want to see you around
She just can't keep away from that sound
She wants her banjo back

Back when she was your friend
You thought she'd be there till the end
But nothing went according to plan
And she doesn't want to be your man

[Hell no, she ain't gonna stick around]
[She'll take her five string and then she'll hit the town]

She wants her banjo back baby
Oooh, 'cause it's been such a long time
She wants her banjo back baby
And she doesn't want to see you around
She just can't keep away from that sound
She wants her banjo back

She wants her banjo back
She wants her banjo back
She wants her banjo back

I know she called your phone
[She called your phone]
but it's not that she felt alone
[Feel alone]
It's not that you were good in the sack
[Good in the sack]
She just wants her banjo back
[Banjo back]

She wants her banjo back baby
[Oooh oooh oooh]
Oooh, 'cause it's been such a long time
[Been a long time]
She wants her banjo back baby
[Baby]
And she doesn't want to see you around
[Get the fuck out]
She just can't keep away from that sound
[Of her life]
She wants her banjo back
[Give her her banjo back]

She wants her banjo back baby
[Baby]
[Banjo]


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