Tom Marshalek

Tom Marshalek

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Rock - Alternative | Bloomington, Indiana, United States
Total Song Plays: 166   
Member Since: 2001
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Song Description

Thinkin' about leavin' it all behind for a career of fishin'. That's right, without the "g"'s.

Story Behind the Song

Guess what? I wrote it at my desk. Actually, was working from my home, not an office at the time, and the truer version of the story would be "Gone Guitarin'", since I've never done much fishin'.


Another day at the office
C G etc.
You know what I mean
Nothin' much to grin about
How many times can you moon a copy machine?
Now I've got a file drawer full
Of pictures of my ass
I'll just leave 'em all on my boss' desk
Get in my car and step hard on the gas

Now I'm thinkin' 'bout goin' down
To the country store
Buy myself a fishin' pole
Then stroll whistlin' out the door
G ...
They'll never hear from me again
Tell 'em I've gone fishin' with my friends

2. Tell my wife and kids not to worry
I'll send five fishes every day
It might not be much of a livin'
But it sure beats bailin' hay
Or makin' copies at the office
And doin' the boss' will
I've lived offa that gruel for six years now
And I think I've had my fill.


(Spoken bridge)
G (held)
Pushin' papers and punchin' staplers
Over air conditioned cubicles
And not a window in sight
Callin' people on the phone
Who'd rather be left alone
Just filin' and dialin'
And wishin' for the night...

3. Daydreamin' 'bout the big one
Like the one Daddy caught in '49
And he never stopped talkin' about it
Even as he lay dyin'
And then there's the one that got away
Sayin' come on back son
Try another day
Well I guess you never heard of a talkin' fish
But the moral of my story
Is follow your wish

Song Length
Country - General, Country - Bluegrass
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Amiable, Serene

Subject Matter
Frustration, Fish

Similar Artists
Toby Keith, Tim Mcgraw
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Thomas Marshalek
Music Credits Thomas Marshalek
Producer Credits Thomas Marshalek
Publisher Credits Tarpaper Shack Songs
Performance Credits Thomas Marshalek, Terry Turley (dobro), Laura Lashbrooks (background vocals), Ken Terrell (drums)
Label Credits Tarpaper Shack Songs