'Leave the Bourbon on the Shelf' is the first part:
He gets totally drunk after Jenny left him "Shakin' like the Devil when she lets me go..." because of his jealousy. He can't get over the fact that she's left him and is seeing someone else. " Oh,Jennifer, tell me where I stand and who's that boy holdin' your hand?"
'Midnight Show' is the second part:
He kills Jenny by choking her and throwing her body into the sea because of her infidelity... "The crashing tide can't hide a guilty girl... with jealous hearts that start with gloss and curls" "I took my baby's breath beneath the chandelier of stars and atmosphere and watched her disappear into the midnight show" "If you can keep a secret, baby I can keep a secret..." "She said she loved me." Live he says "Isn't she lovely?"
- 'Jenny Was A Friend of Mine' is the third part:
He's been caught and is defending himself by lying to the police. "There ain't no motive for this crime; Jenny was a friend of mine." He tells the police he wouldn't kill her because she was his friend so he explains with: "She couldn't scream while I held I close/I swore I'd never let her go." but when he sings it live he says "She kicked and screamed while I held her throat".
Other Fish in the Sea...
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