Mia Bertelli – Whisky



Mia Bertelli – story source, vocals
Santa Fe, New Mexico
 

Will Foote, Alex Wilder – musical sherpa, vocals
Will Foote – musical sherpa, vocals
Jamie Oshima – guitar

Malcolm Brooks – bass
 
Produced by Alex Wilder
 


(I Don’t Even Like) Whisky
 
Mia Bertelli heads to New York and finds some surprises about the city and herself.
 
They told me, “Look up Jimmy’s no. 43”
I could hear the sounds of singing, but the entrance wasn’t clear
Iron bars in front, stairs that just went down
And this fellow smoking a cigarette
 
I don’t even like whisky
But your eyes are green
And there is a kindness about
The way you seem
 
It turns out the bartender was the one I’d seen
I got avocado tacos, listened to the people sing
I sang a few myself, I was going to leave
He said, “What about a whisky ‘fore you go?”
 
I don’t even like whisky…
 
I had no money but he said, “No, it’s on me”
He poured me samples, one at a time
His sister came in with a friend to have a beer
He talked like he’d known us all for years
 
I don’t even like whisky…
 
He walked his sister home, and me, I got lost
We dispersed into the grid, walking off into the night
I tried to make sense of the pattern of the streets
But I didn’t mind
Getting lost is fine…
 
I don’t even like whisky
But your eyes are green
And there is a kindness about
The way you seem
And there is a kindness about
You