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APED: "i ain't got you"

April 8th, 2009 (09:11 pm)

I got me a circus, I got me a zoo
I got me an elephant that plays kazoo
I got all the clowns, and the clown car too
but I ain't got nothin' cause I ain't got you.

I got me some money that I come into,
I got a bank account that lets interest accrue,
I got all the emeralds there is in Peru,
but I ain't got nothin' cause I ain't got you.

I got me some chicken that's cordon bleu
I got a wheel of cheese for cheese fondue
I got chocolate mousse and tira misu
but I ain't got nothin' cause I ain't got you

I got me a paradigm I overthrew
I got me some science and a big breakthrough
I got me a paper in peer review,
but I ain't got nothin' cause I ain't got you.

The Capulets got the Montagues,
A chimney sweep got a brush and the flue,
the Supreme Court got judicial review,
but I ain't got nothin' cause I ain't got you.

Hard to believe, but I swear that it's true,
I ain't got nothin'
(said I ain't got nothin')
I ain't got nothin cause I ain't got you.

Comments

Posted by: Maire (mkcs)
Posted at: April 9th, 2009 02:03 am (UTC)

More Hoyt Axton lyrics by Hradzka! This makes Maire a happy, happy woman.

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: April 10th, 2009 10:52 pm (UTC)

I think there needs to be a differently-structured chorus in there, somewhere, to break it up. But I can actually see this in a number of styles. But I kinda like it!

Posted by: Betty (brown_betty)
Posted at: April 9th, 2009 05:24 am (UTC)

I can imagine this sung to harmonica.

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: April 10th, 2009 10:53 pm (UTC)

That would work pretty well. Could probably do it spoken-word with a standing bass, too.

Posted by: Petra (petronelle)
Posted at: April 10th, 2009 03:55 pm (UTC)

I love this.

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: April 10th, 2009 10:53 pm (UTC)

Thank you!

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