Single Wry Female

by Lee Quick

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1.
Although we haven’t met I admire what you do What I do in my bed really matters to you O big brother-in-law, give advice to us all... Yes please tell us all, tell us what to believe Yes please tell us all we are Adam and Eve Yes please tell us all how the planet began Yes please tell us all how to family plan Yes please tell us all, tell us all, tell us all I don’t know how we’d do it on our own I appreciate your concern for my soul When you legislate your morality code Please proceed to decide just for your peace of mind... Yes please tell us all how to righteously live Yes please tell us all who we better not kiss Yes please tell us all how to follow our heart Yes please tell us all how to death-do-us-part Yes please tell us all, tell us all, tell us all I don’t know how we’d do it on our own We love big brother, we love big brother I apologize if my love life offends I don’t mean to deprive you of your happiness Life is so simplified when you make up my mind... Yes please tell us all how to choose what we choose Yes please tell us all how to play by the rules Yes please tell us all who to hate, who to love Yes please tell us all you are watching above Yes please tell us all, tell us all, tell us all I don’t know how we’d do it on our own Yes please… We love big brother…
2.
When we were in high school, you and me sure were the best of friends But now that we're in life, I only see you when a blue moon shines When I got hitched, you came for the food But when I broke up, you weren't in the mood To lend an ear in my time of need And when I call, you say you're really busy Any hour of the day – you may be there Any hour of the night – you might be there Any day of the week – you could be there I can count on you Twenty-three six Twenty-three six I have always been a tower of strength when you could use a smile It seems you'd have an hour or two to spare when I can't help but cry When I buy lunch you come for the food But when I go broke, you ain't in the mood To lend a hand in my time of need And when I call, you still say that you’re busy [repeat Chorus] Where have you been, where have you been, where have you been Fair-weather friend, fair-weather friend, fair-weather friend I have always been the one to trust whenever you've been down But I'm a little tired of standing up for one who's not around So when you cook out, I'll come for the food But when you break down, I ain't in the mood To lend an ear in your time of need And when you call, I think I will be busy Any hour of the day – I may be there Any hour of the night – I might be there Any day of the week – I could be there You can count on me Twenty-three six Twenty-three six Twenty-three six
3.
This is the plan, no matter your means To manage your money, junk bonds or beans Whether you're clever or challenged or dense This is how to be rich Don't buy what you don't want Don't buy what you don't need Don't burn your money And don't buy things that don't work. Think of the best things that credit can buy Then climb up the ladder, reach for your prize You'll find that there's always another rung higher And two-ton gorillas to fight Don't buy what you don't want Don't buy what you don't need Don't drink your money And don't buy things that don't work. Tell all those salesmen just what's on your mind Ask why raw sugar cost more than refined Guard every dime like a thief behind bars And you'll keep all that is yours So, don't buy what you don't want Don't buy what you don't need Don't smoke your money And don't buy things that don't work. The name on your clothes or a late-year Mercedes Won't get you to Heaven or damn you to Hades But what you hold dear may all become clear When your final picture appears in the paper And everyone's happier with your estate than with you This is the plan, no matter your means Don't count on money, just live out your dreams Count up your blessings in peace and content And this is how to be rich Don't buy what you don't want Don't buy what you don't need Don't love your money... And don't buy things that don't work.
4.
I went to the forest Walked thru the cypress Tried to have a picnic but mosquitos tried to bite us Now I got a fever and a throbbing sinus Bit by a skeeter with the West Nile Virus Went home to my walk-up Put my feet up Too tired to get up and pee or throw up Writin' my will and countin' my days up Praying at my funeral some friends will show up Ah - eeee Bite me Those damn mosquitos Are trying to screw us Excedrin, Penecillin and aspirin are useless Gonna end up cold in a state of detritus Sicker than a dog with the West Nile Virus Ah - eeee Bite me Don't go to the forest Don't walk thru the cypress Don't try to have a picnic where the skeeters tried to bite us You'll end up cold in a state of detritus Bit by a skeeter with the West Nile Virus Ah - eeee Bite me
5.
Well... long time no see, sure has been a while Looks like you’re getting around in town while you flash that smile And now you've got that look in your eyes again It is a little tempting, but I remember when (CHORUS) You wore your clothes one time and threw ‘em all over the floor You wore me out and then you came around for more You whispered in my ear, I thought I knew what for But then you packed your bags and added up your score You tore out my heart, showed it to me, threw it on the floor, stepped on it, turned around and walked out the door You rolled into my life in tight blue jeans You proved a pretty face ain’t always what it seems And though that slippery tongue knew just what to say You showed off your good asset when you turned away (repeat CHORUS) I can’t be sure when a love comes knockin’ I can’t think straight when my heart is throbbin’ I can’t believe every smiling face But I can put you back in your place Well so long babe, I hope you have a time Maybe you’ll gain a little wisdom down the line And when that flashy smile goes by the wayside Remember why there’s no one standing by your side (repeat CHORUS) Yeah, you tore out my heart, showed it to me, threw it on the floor, stepped on it, turned around – showed your best side – and walked out the door
6.
Folk U. 03:30
7.
I went to the forest Walked thru the cypress Tried to have a picnic but mosquitos tried to bite us Now I got a fever and a throbbing sinus Bit by a skeeter with the West Nile Virus Went home to my walk-up Put my feet up Too tired to get up and pee or throw up Writin' my will and countin' my days up Praying at my funeral some friends will show up Ah - eeee Bite me Those damn mosquitos Are trying to screw us Excedrin, Penecillin and aspirin are useless Gonna end up cold in a state of detritus Sicker than a dog with the West Nile Virus Ah - eeee Bite me Don't go to the forest Don't walk thru the cypress Don't try to have a picnic where the skeeters tried to bite us You'll end up cold in a state of detritus Bit by a skeeter with the West Nile Virus Ah - eeee Bite me

about

Lee Quick's short album Single Wry Female features humorous, sarcastic and pithy songs for your listening pleasure.

Yes Please (Big Brother). A bluesy ditty dedicated to our political Big Brothers, which asks the musical question: should there be more or less government (between the sheets)? And should they care whether Lee has a girlfriend, a boyfriend, or both?

Twenty-three Six. A catchy swing tune about the frustrations of part-time friendship, written in March 2005 at the Writers Room in Nashville and revised in July 2008.

How To Be Rich. A fingerpicking ode to the wit and wisdom of Ralph Nader, who said "Don't buy what you don't want, don't buy what you don't need, and don't buy things that don't work."

West Nile Virus (studio). A mostly true story about a singer-songwriter with fatigue and mosquito paranoia, featuring the fiddle stylings of Jim Wood and skeeter sound by the singer.

Plus 2 amusing sing-a-long favorites from the "Do You Think?" album,
You Walked Out The Door & Folk U.

And a bonus track: West Nile Virus (live). From WKU 91.7 FM Folk University radio show, Lee plays "West Nile Virus" live on the air, complete with DJ participation (and it's a free download)!

Enjoy.

credits

released February 9, 2014

© 2014 L. Quick (BMI)
All songs written by Lee Quick except "Folk U." by J. Quick/L. Quick

Performed, recorded and produced by Lee Quick
except "West Nile Virus (studio)" produced and performed by Jim Wood and Lee Quick

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Lee Quick Los Angeles, California

Lee Quick is a teacher, singer-songwriter-guitarist, ex-Army bassoonist, and Katrina refugee with a penchant for guitar songs.

Louisiana-born and classically trained, Lee writes in varied acoustic, folk and country styles, minimally self-produced.

For lessons on guitar, bass guitar, ukulele, and songwriting, visit the link below for my TakeLessons profile.
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