So last thursday I dropped my first full song from The Great Routine called “Coon” and along side a bunch of other blogs The HUFFINGTON POST picked it up. Man, am I jazzed. This is a song that I wrestled with for YEARS whether or not to release it and if I should change it’s name but it brought me here and I am happy I did. Super glad that it’s being so well received:
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Here are the lyrics:
Hello, How do you do?
I am the coon (That’s what they tell me)
Still a boy, twenty-two years old
So feel free to scold when I don’t do what you want me to
What’ll it be?
I’m here for your use
Just ask the Coon
I dreamed of the stage as a kid
Though it isn’t as bright as it was on my eyelids
I’m convinced there’s no job as fine
as delivering lines and hearing folks laugh at em every time
So I’ll take the bright lights
You keep the truth
I’ll be the Coon
I will sing and dance for you
I’m the Coon
Could I dance without strings?
And still make you laugh?
And smile when I sing?
Never seen the puppeteer’s eyes
But they’re supposed to be kind
and this life’s so easy on the mind
My people tell me I’m turning the screw
They don’t understand
The world loves a Coon
No, I’m not sposed to think but I suppose if I did
I might find this all a bit cruel
In a country of dreams, a man can’t be a king
Without somebody being his fool
But I’m just foolin with you
I’m just the Coon
(C) briar rabbit 2012
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