Naturally

It was a long shot.

She looked too good.

I had to try hard,

I hoped she understood.

That I’m down now,

but I will regain.

My control over

my personal pain.

It’s not that I’m shy,

I just felt down.

I’m the kind of guy

who likes to fool around.

Since she was there,

I jumped in her game.

If she were someone else,

would I have played it the same?

So now we’re rapping.

It’s really not hard,

to talk to her now

that I’m in her yard.

Let me say

it’s not cool to be shy.

Just say; “Hello”.

And be a natural guy.

MONKEY

Monkey see monkey do.

You dress like me, but I ain’t you.

The people laugh behind your back

I buy my clothes off the rack.

.

Don’t let the man jerk you around

He’s the only one getting rich in this old town.

.

Oh momma, unlock my cage.

I got to express my rage.

.

Monkey see monkey do.

You dress like me, I look like you.

Everywhere I go, you wear my clothes.

I’m getting a me, overdose.

.

Don’t let the man jerk you around.

He’s the only one getting rich in this old town.

.

Monkey!

The Battle

The soldiers are coming.

I can hear they’re drum.

The boots are on the ground.

The Battle has begun.

.

Meanwhile the children are sleeping.

They cannot be disturbed.

With news of war’s disaster.

They’ll hear not one word.

.

Outside The Battle is raging.

The bombs are all around.

The people are praying.

They’re faces to the ground.

.

Meanwhile the children are playing.

They can not be disturbed.

With news of war’s disaster.

They’ll hear not one word.

.

Outside The Battle is raging.

The drones are in the sky.

The tanks are at peace for now.

As the gay parade marches by.

.

Meanwhile the children are laughing.

They must not be disturbed.

With news of war’s disaster.

They’ll hear not one word.

.

Outside The Battle is raging.

Mountin’

I climbed high up the mountain,

it was a hell of a task.

I climbed high up the mountain,

it was a hell of a task.

I knew my stallion wouldn’t make it

when we hit that narrow pass.

.

I got down off that Mountin’,

just that stallion and me.

We got down off that Mountin’.

just that stallion and me.

I slapped him on the bottom,

I set that big horse free.

.

Watch him go now.

There he is, there he is.

I see him, hiding behind that bush.

I see him, I see him.

He loves to hide behind that bush.

.

I went into the city.

just to get a little ass.

I went into the city,

just to get a little ass.

A little ass will carry you,

where a stallion just won’t pass.

.

I got over the Mountin’,

right on through that narrow pass.

I got over the mountin’,

through that narrow pass.

Just slipping and sliding,

on my little ass.

.

My little ass.

.

I got over the Mountin’,

through that narrow

pass over the mountain’,

through that narrow

pass over the mountin’,

through that narrow

pass.

Bald Eagle

My baby, she’s one spread eagle.

Makes me wonder if it’s all for me.

She blames that science,

says it’s fate boy.

I don’t believe in destiny.

No no there’s no destiny.

.

She flies high,

she’s one Bald Eagle.

Flying high

on her bald faced lies.

OOOH she flies too high.

.

Her right, her left

wings are uneven.

She’s going to fall

from a stormy sky.

ooh oh she flies too high.

.

Could have been a turkey

when she had her chance.

Wear bright colors and dance.

Wear bright colors and dance.

The Station

Take me to The Station,

I’ve got to greet that early train.

If I’m not on that platform,

she’ll turn that train around again.

.

I’m in a new suit,

borrowed from my best friend.

Get me on that platform,

I’ll never look this good again.

.

It’s not all my fault.

That woman plays these tricks on me.

She drags me to that station,

arriving on the 4:20.

.

You got to treat your man right

Don’t treat me like I’m your son;

I don’t arrive at your station

on the one fifty one.

.

Take me to The Station

I’ve got to greet that early train.

A POCKET FULL OF SILVER

A Pocket Full Of Silver,

a hand full of gold.

She’s not the kind

I can buy.

.

If I come on

with the same same old.

She’ll probably just

walk on by.

.

I have to speak

to my inner man.

I have to make

me understand.

.

They get so tired of the

same same old.

I’ve got to change

my game plan.

.

A hand full of flowers,

a ticket to a show.

Worth more than silver or gold.

I know, I know,

.

It’s still the same same old.

But I have to try.

Excuse me while I talk

to my inner man.

…………………….

He said:

…………………….

Change your game plan.

A big bright smile,

a twinkle in the eye.

Worth more than flowers or gold.

,

An open door, a walk outside.

A hug against the cold.

Tea for two, a matinée,

Zela at the Root Cafe.

,

I know I know.

But it’s better than.

A Pocket Full of Silver,

a hand full of gold.

I CAN”T SLOW DANCE

I Can’t Slow Dance,

I’ve got to tell you the truth.

I Can’t Slow Dance,

I’ve gotta rock in my shoes.

.

I see you sashay,

across the floor.

I see the boys,

coming back for more.

.

But I Can’t Slow Dance,

don’t want to give you the blues.

I Can’t Slow Dance,

I’ve got a rock in my shoes.

.

I Can’t Slow Dance,

I need my rhythm and blues.

I can’t Slow Dance,

I’ve got a rock in my shoes.

.

Fire up the band,

fire them up some more.

I’ve got to hear them,

rock the dance floor.

.

Because I Can’t Slow Dance,

I need my rhythm and blues.

I Can’t Slow Dance,

I’ve gotta rock in my shoes.

IF I DIE TOMORROW

If I Die Tomorrow  OH

If I Die Tomorrow  OH

If I Die Tomorrow

Kindly bury me today

.

All is sorrow since my baby went away

Even the tax man been creeping around

The only place to hide from him

Is in the cold cold ground

.

If I Die Tomorrow  OH

If I Die Tomorrow  OH

.

The preacher said boy get on your knees and pray

Maybe the good lord will save you from the grave

But the judge just snickered as he locked me in his cage

Saying boy you ain’t worth nothing since your baby went away

.

If I Die Tomorrow  oh

If I Die Tomorrow  oh

SEVENTEEN BLUES

I swear my eye’s were open when I fell down from the sky,

fifteen years later momma said boy your going blind.

I cannot see behind me but I know I have been there,

I can still hear momma calling from her squeaky rocking chair.

…..

Hey boy, where you hiding?

Hey boy, I can’t see very far.

Hey boy, what’s that sliding?

Hey boy, that ain’t your guitar.

…..

A couple of years later I saw her standing there,

the lady of my dreams with her flashed out frizzy hair.

We ran into the bayou where no one could stare.

But I still heard momma calling from her squeaky rocking chair.

…..

Hey boy, where you hiding?

Hey boy, I can’t see very far.

Hey boy, what’s that sliding?

Hey boy, that ain’t your guitar.

…..

I sure am grateful for all that I have seen,

my eye’s are still open but I’m only seventeen.

i can not see behind me but I know that I’ve been there.

I can still hear momma calling from her squeaky rocking chair.

.

hey boy