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Texas-based country singer Charlie Robison told a hilarious tale of a man with some interesting luck in his song, “New Years Day.”
The man somehow gets himself into some shenanigans down on the Mexican border for New Year’s Day. The outlaw-type country tune is a hysterical ode to the drinking class.
Robison tells the unexpected story of a man who wakes up with “50 dollars” in his pocket on January 1st before deciding to take a trip down to Camino Espinoza.
He sings, “It’s ‘New Year’s Day’ here on the border/ And it’s always been this way/ I never do the things, I oughta/ I think I’ll stay, it’s ‘New Year’s Day’.”
Being the drifting type, the man inevitably makes the decision to stay down there and just “live on steak and refried beans.”
The 53-year-old country singer released “New Year’s Day” off his 2004 album Good Times, the album hitting number 52 on the Billboard‘s country albums chart.
After signing with Columbia records, Robison landed a gig as a judge on the first season of Nashville Star back in 2013. However, five years after the release of Good Times, Robison made the decision to move away from country music in favor of Southern hard rock.
You can hear “New Year’s Day” below.