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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

SONG FOR DONALD


Broke out the Steely Dan in the car yesterday (as I've been known to do), then thought of this little ditty from three years ago I penned as an homage to the lyrics of Donald Fagen. Had a lot of fun with it, and if you ain't heard it...it's new to YOU! (You can sing it to the tune of "Pretzel Logic")

If I didn't have to pee
I might not get up in the morning
said if I never had to pee
I might just forgo the day
you can take those dancin' slippers
and just throw them away
yeah toss them away

All the boyz told me

that you were so nice
lordy all the boyz told me
that you were so nice
didn't know you were a working girl
and that everything has its price
gonna pay the price

If you live in New York City
you dunno how to sing the blues
said if you live in New York City
ya dunno how to sing the blues
till you meet some chippie from Chicago
who's gonna give you the news
yeah she'll give you the news


Everybody out there

you know they're right on the edge
I said everybody out there
is ridin' right on the edge
they'll hit you with a hammer
an' push you right off that ledge

dah diddly doo
dah diddly day
dah diddly dun da dun da dun dun
da diddly hey
wah wah wah wah wah wah
wha wah wah wah woo
wang wang wang wang wang wang
da diddly diddly OOH

Who's that dude in the mirror

the one I heard somebody call "Pops"
I said now who's that freak in the mirror
buys all his duds from resale shops
if he don't get outta my house
I'm gonna have to call the cops!


Now if I didn't have to pee
I might not get up in the morning
If I never had to pee
might just forgo the day
you can bring me my coffee
and a side of creme brulee

If you live in New York City

you dunno how to sing the blues
if you live in New York City
dunno how to sing the blues
till you meet some chippie from Chicago
who's gonna give you the news
she gave Huey the news

da diddly doo

da diddly day
da diddly dun dun dun dun dun 
da diddly hey....


24 comments:

  1. ha. heuy lewis...i might just have to break out some old cds tonight...
    oh there is def a price for everything...
    i dont get up to pee. but i do for coffee....smiles.

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  2. BRIAN: It's the coffee that makes you pee. Vicious cycle!

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  3. Cackling. I love your poems, kiddo. I especially love the dude in the mirror called Pops and having to call the cops. Yup. Me too, kiddo.

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  4. Yellow Lamborgini
    I shunta got up tuh pee
    I am just duh"Teeny"
    Dis icon, wid-a mind so wee.

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  5. SHERRY: Hee hee.

    MAGYAR/DOUG: I love that you matched up "pee" and "wee" to rhyme, as they are both indicative of the same thing!

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  6. haha that is a fun write... so when are you going to sing it to us..? smiles

    coffee
    and a side of creme brulee and singing the blues... not bad at all ya know...

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  7. Definitely musical - fun ideas and plenty of energy.

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  8. Fun..I enjoyed this.. I'm dancing to the lyrics.. but now I've gotta pee..

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  9. I'll play the drunk at the bar who catcalls and heckles ~

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  10. ...great how you managed to weave every word to create a song like effect... but then we all know poems are songs too... i enjoyed this... thanks... smiles...

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  11. Getting up to pee is a pain in the ass. A fun poem/song to have a moan about ageing!

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  12. This just have to be sung.., what a wonder words can be. Love it

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  13. This guy is just too hip to be cool! Love this with it's great rhythm.

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  14. What fun!

    (Oh gosh, startling to see Viv's name above.)

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    1. Thanks, Rosemary (yes, we're havin' fun, yet)

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  15. Chuckles! love the humor around this take! Still these are serious matters for the oldies!

    Hank

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    1. Muchas gracias. Serious matters are always better handled with humor!

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    1. I know that's a "term of endearment"--ha ha

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  17. You could make a fortune with this one...

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