Nice Day

from by Kevin Dickerson

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I woke up this morning and watched the sun rise
As I normally do
And I wrote lyrics while watching palm fronds wave in the Mission breeze
As I normally do

My girlfriend was fast asleep snoozin’
As she normally is at this time
And I realized I was flush with cash
This was new to me

Within an hour I spent it all to pay off credit cards and my fucking student loans
At thirty-five I don’t have the same opportunities that my parents did

JV once told me there’s nothing more boring than listening to someone talk about being broke
I guess he was right
So let me get off this subject since the weather’s nice for once, I’m gonna call my dad and go for a walk outside

I’m still a little jealous that my older brother got piano lessons
It would come in handy right about now
Just like every other aspect of life I gotta
Make it on my own

So I’m gonna figure out some new instruments
To make some new tones
And keep writing songs because that’s just
What I do

Earlier last week, Maryam and I were mixing “My Girl,” and we were at a good place to take a break and we were trying to figure out where to eat lunch.
It can be difficult to find a restaurant that’s open at 3:00 PM on a Wednesday.
3:00 PM is a weird time—it’s after the lunch shift, but before the dinner shift.

And after much discussion over the course of the afternoon we landed at Razan’s Organic Kitchen in Berkeley.

I hadn’t been there since moving to San Francisco, and I was secretly pitting it against Old Jerusalem in The City—one of Maryam’s favorites.
The owner came out and talked to us. He was really nice.
Then later, after Beau got home from working with Tuneyards, Maryam said Razan’s was maybe better than Old J—score.

My girlfriend just turned on the coffee machine, she
Sure has a routine
And the sun is getting up there and it’s making the fog

We’re flying to Mexico City in a couple months, there’s a Mediterranean place over there that I like
They use all organic produce too, just like Razan’s
It’s really nice

I can’t wait to sit outside in the sun and the warm shade
In Parque México
And sip on a coffee in the morning outside at Café Rococo


from Parque México, released October 6, 2017
Kevin Dickerson - Words, vocals, electric guitars, electric bass, Ebow, Moog Mother 32
Maryam Qudus - Korg Polysix, Korg KR-55

Engineered by Maryam Qudus and Kevin Dickerson
Mixed to 1/4" tape on Nagra IV-SJ by Maryam Qudus
Mastered by Jacob Winik at Tiny Telephone


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Kevin Dickerson San Francisco, California

Kevin Dickerson is a singer-songwriter who lives in San Francisco. His latest full-length album is called "Ginger Grapefruit."

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