Just a neighborhood bar and grill most days
A Mexican place at the end of a strip center.
The typical place you might find anywhere
Nestled across a parking lot from Home Depot.
With a dining area spacious and colorful
Windows there offering a view into the bar.
A small bar with an isle between stools and tables
Quite adequate on ordinary days of the week.
But Friday nights the little bar is packed with people
Karaoke folks wall to wall laughing and singing.
Dustin mans the KJ console taking singer requests
From the diverse crowd of karaoke enthusiasts.
Music, the universal language, acts to form bonds
Easily making friends of strangers amid the confines.
Familiar faces week to week exchange compliments
Singing along to deliver happy applause at the end.
Just another neighborhood bar transformed each time
Into a tiny forum where music and camaraderie reign.
Julio’s, the fun place to sing on Friday night
For those who enjoy some cozy mingling.