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What's For Breakfast
Lyrics: John Popper
Music: Bobby Sheehan

Well here I am
In a roadside stew
You're checking to see if I'm alright
I'm looking up at you
Well I'm o.k.
I've been here before
You know I have an ass to land on and that's what it's for

I'm gonna dust me off
Get on my feet
Get myself together
Get me good to eat
Well what a night
I don't remember much
Not to worry my friend
I'm better off as such

You gotta wake up and smell the collective coffee, if ya know what I'm sayin'...
Oh, gimme guitar, gimme guitar!


Well what a day and what's for breakfast?
Have to see what comes along
What a day and what's for breakfast?
Nothing ventured nothing wrong

Well there's no need
Get me through the roof
You know I'm just about to done
Picking up that [?]
I'm looking around
And the day's begun
I've got 24 hours to get this game won

Well, looking around one time
Gonna find me something
Get me good to rhyme
I can feel it inside gonna never back down
I haven't found
I'm taking my look around

Well what a day and what's for breakfast?
Have to see what comes along
What a day and what's for breakfast?
Nothing ventured nothing wrong


Well what a day and what's for breakfast?
Have to see what comes along
What a day and what's for breakfast?
Nothing ventured nothing wrong, nothing wrong


First release: Travelers & Thieves
Released: 09/03/1991
Earliest time played: 08/23/1990
Last time played: 09/26/2013
Playing frequency:
  499 plays (see all shows)
  26.86% of shows in the database
  28.13% of shows since debut
  Detailed statistics
Song information:
  The first line - "Well here I am/in a roadside stew" may be a reference to the only album ever released by NYC-area band dreamspeak, entitled Roadside Stew.
  The two bands would often play on the same bill; in fact, it was at a show featuring Blues that BT was first seen live by Bill Graham.

Other recordings of "What's For Breakfast":
  Travelers & Thieves/On Tour Forever, 1991
  Roadshow, 1991
  Travelers & Thieves pre-production tape, 1991
  Birmingham Alabama, April 1992, 1992
  Versus Music Collection, 1992
  King of New York, 1993
  When the Lights Go Down, 1994
  Jones for the Blues, 1994
  Run-Around, 1994
  Chunky but Funky, 1995
  Live From The Fall, 1996
  25, 2012


This song appears to narrate a typical morning on the road in the band's early days - a breakdown on the road, hazy memories of the night before, and hungry for food.

roadside stew
"Roadside Stew" is the title of dreamspeak's last album and is also colloquial term for roadkill.
Nothing ventured nothing wrong
A play on the proverb, "nothing ventured, nothing gained".