Deep Water

by Allan Thomas

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Long-time singer songwriter Allan Thomas releases ‘Deep Water’, his fifth album of original material. Recorded with the generous help of twenty-one stellar musicians playing at top form. You'll find songs ranging in territory from ‘The Longest Ride’ – a rock-jazz tribute to fallen surfer Andy Irons - featuring David Crosby & Graham Nash - to ‘The Downturn’ - a tongue-in-cheek take on the current state of economic mayhem. The record also features several character-driven compositions, among them ‘Other Than That’ - a vocal and drums only litany on the worst aspects of some people we all know, set to a late ’50′s beat-poet jazz groove, and the wizened and weary weed smuggler confessional of the searing rock-blues 'Monkey Business'. The many facets of romance are not forgotten here, with a reflective look into just how deep love can take you on the 'Deep Water' title track, plus the flat-out jubilant and jazzy 'The Gift', and a ballad that endeavors to sum it all up in 'It All Comes Down To Love'.

Mixed by Mike Shipley, 2012 Grammy award winner for Best Engineered Album Non-Classical for Alison Krauss and Union Station's Paper Airplane.

The record features members of the Bonnie Raitt, Neil Young, James Taylor, Van Morrison, CSN and Yellowjackets bands, plus the usual stellar cast of AT backing musicians - including Michael Ruff, Bryan Kessler, Ken Emerson, Kirk Smart and Kauai songbird Anjela Rose - The album contains 12 songs that span time from as recent as the summer of 2011 - to the ode to a vegetable garden 'Homegrown', written in 1976.

Click on a song's title to go to it's very own page where you can listen to the tune in it's entirety, find lyrics, credits, a photo, and detailed backstory on the writing and recording of the track. You may also download the song, or the full album, offered in six different compression file sizes to suit your bandwidth and preference, and pay using credit card or PayPal should you so desire.

'Deep Water' compact discs are available through the AT website @ www.allanthomas.com.

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ps: 'Deep Water' has been nominated for Rock Album of the Year in Hawaii's 2012 Na Hoku Hanohano Music Awards.  http://www.nahokuhanohano.org/blog/?p=322



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released 18 October 2011

Produced by Allan Thomas

Allan Thomas - vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, percussion, koto, sitar, pads, bells, tabla, tambura

David Crosby & Graham Nash - backing vocals ≈ The Longest Ride

Anjela Rose - backing vocals ≈ Deep Water, It All Comes Down To Love

Caz West - backing vocals ≈ Homegrown

Michael Ruff - piano, fender rhodes, accordion, organ, clavinet, wurlitzer electric piano

James Raymond - acoustic piano ≈ The Longest Ride

Bryan Kessler - electric guitar ≈ The Longest Ride, Fall In Love Too Easy, The Gift. backing vocals ≈ The Gift

Ken Emerson - slide guitar ≈ Boyish Man

Jeff Richman - electric lead & rhythm guitar ≈ Soldier Of Misfortune

Kirk Smart - Telecaster electric guitar ≈ Homegrown. bottleneck slide guitar, lap steel ≈ Monkey Business.

Sylvain Carton - tenor sax ≈ The Gift, It All Comes Down To Love

Judd Miller - EVI muted trumpet, glass pads ≈ Deep Water. chromatic harmonica & brass pads ≈ Boyish Man

JP Allen - harmonica ≈ Monkey Business

Jimmy Johnson - bass ≈ Deep Water, The Longest Ride, Homegrown, Soldier Of Misfortune, Boyish Man, It All Comes Down To Love

James "Hutch" Hutchinson - bass ≈ Everything Happens For A Reason, Fall in Love Too Easy, The Gift

Rick Rosas - bass ≈ Monkey Business

Cliff Hugo - bass ≈ The Downturn

Trey Thompson - bowed upright bass ≈ Homegrown

William Kennedy - drums ≈ The Longest Ride, Fall In Love Too Easy, Boyish Man, It All Comes Down To Love

Joel Taylor - drums ≈ Deep Water, Everything Happens For A Reason, Homegrown, Soldier Of Misfortune, Other Than That

Rick Shlosser - drums ≈ The Gift, The Downturn, Monkey Business



Mixed by Mike Shipley and Brian Wohlgemuth at the Living Room, Los Angeles CA.

Mastered by 2012 Grammy award winner Brad Blackwood at Euphonic Masters, Memphis Tenn.

Photography ≈ Jim Shea

Graphic art ≈ Frank and Audrey Gauna

Recorded by Allan Thomas, Stephen Barncard, Ron Pendragon, Paul Tavenner, Dave Russell, John Prpich, Richard Bosworth, Chris West, Ken Basman, Michael Ruff, Joel Taylor, Jimmy Johnson, Judd Miller, James Raymond, Cliff Hugo.

All songs by Allan Thomas © 2011 Black Bamboo Music - BMI

The Gift by AT & Randy Handley ≈ Randy Handley Music - BMI

Soldier Of Misfortune by AT & Bryan Kessler ≈ Bryan Kessler Music - ASCAP


The songs:

1 - Deep Water
2 - Everything Happens For A Reason
3 - The Longest Ride
4 - Fall In Love Too Easy
5 - Homegrown
6 - Soldier Of Misfortune
7 - The Gift
8 - Boyish Man
9 - The Downturn
10 - Monkey Business
11 - It All Comes Down To Love
12 - Other Than That



1 - Deep Water - 5:26

Allan Thomas- vocals, acoustic guitar, tambura, ghost pad, rmx rhodes
Anjela Rose - backing vocals
Michael Ruff - piano, organ, fender rhodes
Judd Miller - glass pads, muted trumpet
Jimmy Johnson - fretless bass
Joel Taylor - drums


2 - Everything Happens For a Reason - 5:07

Allan Thomas - vocals, electric guitars, koto, percussion, pads
Michael Ruff - accordion, piano
James "Hutch" Hutchinson - bass
Joel Taylor - drums


3 - The Longest Ride - 5:03

Allan Thomas - vocals, nylon string electric, tabla, Tibetan temple bells
David Crosby & Graham Nash - backing vocals
Bryan Kessler - electric guitar
James Raymond - acoustic piano
Jimmy Johnson - bass
William Kennedy - drums


4 - Fall In Love Too easy - 4:48

Allan Thomas - vocals, acoustic guitar
Bryan Kessler - electric guitars
Michael Ruff - piano
James "Hutch" Hutchinson - fender precision & washburn acoustic fretless bass
William Kennedy - drums


5 - Homegrown - 3:35

Allan Thomas - vocals, acoustic guitar, wind chimes
Caz West - backing vocals
Kirk Smart - telecaster electric guitar
Michael Ruff - organ
Jimmy Johnson - upright bass
Trey Thompson - bowed upright bass
Joel Taylor - drums


6 - Soldier Of Misfortune - 5:18

Allan Thomas - vocals, electric rhythm guitar, percussion
Jeff Richman - lead & rhythm guitar
Michael Ruff - piano, organ
Jimmy Johnson - bass
Joel Taylor - drums


7 - The Gift - 5:29

Allan Thomas - vocals, electric rhythm guitar, percussion
Bryan Kessler - lead & rhythm electric guitar, backing vocals
Sylvain Carton - tenor sax
Michael Ruff - piano, organ
James "Hutch" Hutchinson - bass
Rick Shlosser - drums


8 - Boyish Man - 6:09

Allan Thomas - Sadowsky nylon electric guitar, sitar, dholak, duff, clay pot, bell
Ken Emerson - fender slide guitar
Michael Ruff - fender rhodes piano, organ
Jimmy Johnson - bass
William Kennedy - drums


9 - The Downturn - 5:11

Allan Thomas - vocals, electric guitars
Michael Ruff - clavinet
Cliff Hugo - bass
Rick Shlosser - drums


10 - Monkey Business - 5:07

Allan Thomas - vocals, electric rhythm guitar
Kirk Smart - lap steel, bottleneck slide guitar
JP Allen - harmonica
Rick Rosas - bass
Rick Shlosser - drums


11 - It All Comes Down To Love - 5:33

Allan Thomas- vocals, acoustic guitar, percussion, triangle
Anjela Rose - backing vocals
Sylvain Carton - tenor sax
Michael Ruff - piano, pads
Jimmy Johnson - fretless bass
William Kennedy - drums


12 - Other Than That - 4:28

Allan Thomas - vocals
Joel Taylor - drums



A very special thanks to all the exceptional musicians on these tracks for your outstanding contributions. I'm honored, humbled, and positively jubilant over the fruits of our collaborations.

With gratitude to Mike Shipley and Brian Wohlgemuth for shaping the vision, and then some.

Much obliged to David Crosby & Graham Nash for taking the time, and for bringing your singular harmonic magic to 'The Longest Ride'.

Mahalo: Stephen Barncard, Ron Pendragon, Frank and Audrey Gauna, Ursula Lamberson, Eric Bronstein, Hedi Salzberg, John Ferry, Terry Tico, Bill Gillette, Margaret & Richard Gill, Annette & Alan Bronstein, Stephen Connella, Peter Holmstedt, Cynthia Riedel, Thomas Silaghy, Roberta & Gordon Haas, Jackie Robinson, Quartetto Desueto, LH, AnnMarie Hamilton, Phil Bonde, Franz, Karlos Detreaux, Carr amplifiers, Collings & Sadowsky guitars and John Pearse Strings.

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Track Name: Deep Water
Deep Water

words & music Allan Thomas


Sure didn’t plan on getting lost
Lost in your sweet love
Now I’m below the surface
Thanking the heavens above

And the view on this journey
Is one not to be missed
You think you’ll drown sometimes
But it’s always worth the risk

* I’m diving into deep water from the highest cliff
Diving down into deep water
And it started with that first kiss

You’ll need an ocean of courage
If you’re gonna take that leap
Helps to make a solemn promise
Cause this time might be for keeps

* I’m diving into deep water from the highest cliff
Diving down into deep water
And it started with one little kiss
Oh that first kiss

What A taste of bliss
I was done you were the one who started this
With that first kiss
You know the one

A swift current pulls you under
Like a boa it carries you along
To some unknown destination
That’s right where you belong

* Diving down into deep water
Damn all the what if’s
High diving into deep water
And it started with one little kiss oh that first kiss

Now I’m in deep deep water yes I am
Deep deep water just look at me now
Deep deep water I'm in deep deep water yes I am



©2011 Black Bamboo Music - BMI
Track Name: Everything Happens For A Reason
Everything Happens For A Reason

words & music
Allan Thomas


1 - If you're gonna get close to the sun
Don't complain if you get a mean sunburn
When you fall from such lofty heights
You come back to earth in the blink of an eye
Things happen for a reason
For a reason

2 - Started out like a house on fire
Became a pile of smoldering embers
What sprouted wings in May
Expired in September
Things happen for a reason
I say everything happens for a reason

* Whether it's sunny or freezin'
Bad news or pleasin'
If you're full grown or teethin'
Still kicking' around
Or stopped breathin'
It happened for a reason
Everything happens for a reason

It's hidden in plain view
If one has eyes to see
For a reason some kind of reason

3 - She's an angel with horns a beautiful liar
Shook the walls of my vast empire
Had me spinning like a top
But I never seen a leopard lose it's spots no
Must've happened for a reason

* Whether it's odds or evens
You're laughin' out loud or grieving'
If you're main squeeze ain't squeezing'
Or if somebody been deceivin'
Well it happened for a reason
Cause everything happens for a reason
For a reason some kind some kind some kind of reason



©2011 Black Bamboo Music - BMI
Track Name: The Longest Ride
The Longest Ride

words & music
Allan Thomas


From breaks around the world
We paddled out with flower leis
Say Aloha 'Oe
To one Kauai born and raised
Though we didn't know him well
Teardrops fell
When they poured his ashes down
Down into the blue

* May you rip in peace brudda Andy
In waves that never end

Your memory lingers on
In the hearts of those who loved you
Keiki o ka `aina AI AI
You id the best you could
Was at the top of your game
Lost one of our tribe
And it won't ever be the same

* May you rip in peace brudda Andy
In waves that never end

He was a force of nature
Whose wave closed out too soon
Wrestled with his demons
Just like me and you
He'll be be missed in lineups
Yes especially Pinetrees
And if there's heats in heaven
He's pulling in deep

* May you rip in peace Andy
In waves that never end
No they never never end

We'll ride one in your honor
In God's hands you now belong
Candles that burn twice as bright
Burn half as long
The wake you left behind
Will never wash away
Can feel your mana still
On the sands of Hanalei

* And may you rip in peace brudda Andy
I hope it's double overhead in paradise
If anyone wants to know where they can find you
You'll be on the longest ride
On the longest ride
You'll be charging that longest ride


©2011 Black Bamboo Music - BMI
Track Name: Fall In Love Too Easy
Fall In Love Too Easy

words & music
Allan Thomas


I fall in love too easy
Give my heart too fast
Try to make it work like crazy
But it never lasts

Yes I fall in love too easy
Think I'd know by now
Oh but love is still a mystery
Somehow

My soul is bruised and battered
From the wars I've lost and won
But something's telling me
All is not said and done

So I fall in love too easy
Never seem to learn
That it calls you in it's own sweet time
And until then you burn

To be touched by somebody
And know just where you stand
Who won't hurt you when you turn your back
Is this too much to ask

I fall in love too easy
Just can't get it right
I keep aiming for the target
But it keeps ducking out of sight

We pay for every moment
We cause someone else pain
I ain't looking' for trouble
But it finds me just the same

Fall in love too easy
Wanna warm my hands by the fire
But you can wind up on a bed of hot coals
When you tumble from that high wire
I fall in love too easy

Well I fall in love too easy
Like any high school child
Seeking refuge and comfort
In a world gone wild
I fall in love too easy


© 2011 Black Bamboo Music - BMI
Track Name: Homegrown
Homegrown

words & music
Allan Thomas

We've got corn onions and tomatoes
We have everything we need since early spring
We're talkin' squash spinach and potatoes
Vegetables enough to feed a king

Homegrown is the very best
Homegrown yes yes yes

We've got carrots lettuce and string beans
Oh there's so much goodness you know what I mean
We got peas peppers and zucchini
And what we don't need we'll give to you for free

Homegrown is the very best
Homegrown yes yes yes

Check those eggplant broccoli and brussels sprouts
And if we pickle the cabbage we'll have sauerkraut
Well there's herbs flowers and that ain't all
There's a garden full of goodness gonna last till fall

Homegrown is the very best
Homegrown yes yes yes
yes yes yes
yes yes yes
yes yes yes


©2011 Black Bamboo Music - BMI
Track Name: Soldier Of Misfortune
Soldier Of Misfortune

words & music Allan Thomas
music Bryan Kessler


They say that in a dark time the eye begins to see
And at the bottom of the abyss comes the voice of salvation
Sometimes I'm so high I'm walking on water
It's like standing at the top of the world
Other times I'm a lost cause in a jam walking in sand
Soldier of misfortune that's me

People say the way up is the way down
You gotta do it wrong do it wrong to get it right
That's what they say
That's certainly my case wrong time right face
Too many miles and margaritas
Been two-timed double-crossed was a sure-thing but I lost
Soldier of misfortune that's right
Soldier of misfortune

My friends are a cast of characters
Misfits and renegades one and all
Don't know where they're going
But you can tell where they've been
Soldier of misfortune Soldier

A ship on the open ocean adrift in the night
No map or radio compass or starlight
Time for a weather-check on my soul
Yes my life's a big fiasco
Gotta get a grip maybe take a trip to Thailand
Hook-up with some sweet Mamasan
Soldier of misfortune that's me soldier of misfortune
Soldier of misfortune - soldier of misfortune
Soldier of misfortune - soldier of misfortune that's me



©2011 Black Bamboo Music - BMI
Brian Kessler Music - ASCAP
Track Name: The Gift
The Gift v3

words & music
Allan Thomas & Randy Handley

Traveled the round world sailed the sea
Looking for who knows what
Lived like a king been knocked to my knees
Watched the doors open and shut
Played the game like a natural fool
But I won when I found you

Darlin' darlin' I love you
Like a blue-hearted melody
You're love is a revelation continually
What a gift you are Sometimes I really see
What a gift you are What a gift you are to me

Everyone's talkin' 'bout the end of the world
But my world's just begun
Started when you stormed into my life
About as subtle as a smoking gun
Must have looked too long in your voodoo eyes
Fell under your spell willingly

Darlin' darlin' I love you
Like a blue-hearted melody
This love is a celebration in every part of me
What a gift you are I had to find you eventually
What a gift you are What a gift you are to me

You're loving makes me humble
Sometimes I lose my nerve
I've got so much to tell you
In only three words only three words

Dendrin darling you haunt me with midnight reveries
You're love is relentless an all-time remedy
What a gift you are sometimes I really see
Just what a gift you are
I just keep discovering

Compelling imaginative shameless and free
You keep it up you gonna spoil me
Someone to hold to talk to baby
To kid and tease and kiss and squeeze all night
I know feel see it truly believe it this time
What a gift you are What a gift you are baby
What a gift you are to me


©2011 Black Bamboo Music - BMI
Randy Handley Music - BMI
Track Name: The Downturn
The Downturn

words & music
Allan Thomas

1 - Before the downturn it was caviar and champagne
Now its rice crackers tap water
And used coffee grains  
I had a girlfriend a real good looker
When I lost my house and job someone else took her
Begin to wonder will it return 
To life before the downturn 

2 - Before the bubble burst life was pretty grand
Makin' decent money in huge demand
Now its creditors lawyers bankruptcy foreclosure
Step out on a limb someone gonna hose ya 
Not to get nostalgic but I often yearn
For times prior to the downturn

3 - First Bernie Madoff then a sub prime loan 
My 401K vanished with everything I owned
Supposed to retire but now thats just a joke
Feel like a bicycle tire just been poked
Bottom line turned red half of what I once earned
Can't escape the downturn no
Oy yoi yoi yoi yoi  

4 - Small banks collapsed stock markets reeled
Smarty pants dudes on Wall street
Got caught in the cogwheel 
Currencies plummeted with Chrysler and General Motors
Left us sinking like storm-stricken boaters
Too late now beat a hasty a u-turn
Avoid a train wreck called the downturn 

5 - Even with the bailout unemployment just keeps rising 
You hunt for work but business keeps downsizing
Had it up to here my bloods about to boil
Don't get me started 'bout the price of gas and oil
Hate to be an alarmist but I have some concern
Be camping out after the downturn  

6 - Long as we're breathing how bad can it be
When they come for my surfboard I guess we'll get to see
I feel like a salmon trying to make it upstream
But the whole dang system is a big Ponzi scheme
If history repeats then will it return
Resemble life before the downturn
Oy yoi yoi yoi yoi 

7 - I Love my country but will we ever learn 
Guess things weren't so bad before the downturn
Back in the day no recession
Didn't wanna jump from a bridge 
Or sink into a depression
So much greed causing such heartburn
Ever since the downturn   

8 - Where its going don't have a clue
Be lucky to afford a cheap pair of shoes
Never been so down on my luck before
I thought my divorce was bad but this tops the score
Feel like tinder ready to burn
Blame it on the downturn    

9 - Used to drive to grandmas till they repossessed my truck
Now I'm hitchin' in the rain my life gone amok   
Trolling the high-tide line for whatever might appear
Only one direction you can go from down here 
Be a survivor able to discern
Not be a victim of the downturn   
Oy yoi yoi yoi yoi - eh yay yay yay yay
Aye yi yi yi yi - oy yoi yoi yoi yoi


© 2011 Black Bamboo Music - BMI
Track Name: Monkey Business
Monkey Business

words & music
Allan Thomas

Been in trouble since a small boy
Did my first deal at seventeen
I'm no stranger to the inner workings
Of the monkey business machine

Attracted by the lure of danger
High times and late night rendezvous
Hope the gravy train rolls on forever
And the man never gets his hands on you
That's how it is in the monkey business

Mustn't leave any tracks or traces
That could lead them to your trail
Keep your profile low and stash some money
Should you ever have to make bail

Say nothing on the telephone
That could give yourself away
Never know who might be listening
Say only what's needed to say
That's how it is in the monkey business
Just how it is in the monkey business

He'll do one more deal then call it quits
But it's endless self deception
Cause you don't have the will to fight
The irresistible temptation

Where luck leaves you without warning
Where you lose more than you gain
Where enough is always never enough
When you gamble at this curious game

Tears escape my eyes like signals
Fear electrifies my brain
And I swear this time I'm pulling out
Before the track derails the train
How it is in the monkey business that monkey business

I'd rather be a poor man
Then to live in ceaseless worry
Rather be a free but poor man
Not chained to that easy money

That's just how it is that's the monkey business
Just how it is in the monkey business
Monkey business monkey monkey business
This monkey business


©2011 Black Bamboo Music - BMI
Track Name: It All Comes Down To Love
It All Comes Down To Love

words & music Allan Thomas


He searches for it high and low
Like a miner digging for gold
With a hunger fueled by just one dream
And for it he’ll do anything
It’s a puzzle and missing link
And the key that unlocks everything

Love - Love
It’s the best thing going or the worst thing that ever was
Either you can’t find it or it fits like a glove
Praise it or howl at the heavens above
But it all comes down to love
All comes down to love

She rises just before dawn
Take care of her little one
For that child she’d give her life
Make any sacrifice
She’ll do what it takes and more
Find a way to ensure

Love - Love
It’s the motivation keeping her world abuzz
It’s the reason for everything she does
In all of nature it is thus
It all comes down to love
Yes it all comes down to love

Not everyone can board that train
The one that stops in love’s domain
It chooses who and chooses when
You long for it right till the end
It makes you rich even when you’re poor
Eclipses everything that went before

Love - Love
Yes it’s the best thing going or the worst thing that ever was
It’s not in the cards or it fits like a glove
Praise it or howl at the heavens above
But it all comes down to love
Yes it all comes down to love
I believe it all comes down to love


© 2011 Black Bamboo Music - BMI
Track Name: Other Than That
Other Than That

words & music by Allan Thomas

1 - He's thin as a rail
Even been to jail
His ego's so inflated
He's too big too fail
A tightwad, a whiner
Thinks gourmet food's is a diner
But other than that he's perfect

2 - He's a shirt Tucker
Responsibility ducker
Relationship shucker
There's more
Smokes like a chimney
Only ever thinks of he
But other than that he's right on

3 - Yeah he's a lush, a lout
You can't even take 'em out
Sits at home alone
Pontificate and pout
He'll drop in on your wave
Send you to an early grave
He just can't behave
But other than that he's hunky dory

4 - He's an everyday napper
An in the shower rapper
Loud and lanky
Loves that hanky-panky
Without it he get cranky
But other than that he's a pleasure

5 - Why he's the kind of guy
Only a mother could love
It's gotta be his way
Or none of the above
You cross his path
Mind what I say
He gets you in his sights
And it's anchors aweigh
But other than that he's flawless

6 - Squeamish when it comes
To seeing blood
Won't help you if your car
Is stuck in the mud
In bed women sigh
And think he's a dud
But in his minds eye
He's the worlds greatest stud
And other than that he's the bomb

7 - Carry's enough baggage
For ten or more
But his own mind
He'd never think to explore
A birther, a bigot
If he's wrong he won't admit it
Perspective mates
Might find it hard to ignore
But other than that he's a major score

8 - Dislikes anyone
With a different point of view
Has no time
For scrubs like me and you
With qualities varied and endless
Can't understand why
He's friendless
Cause other than that he's perfect

9 - Checks his reflection
In your sunglasses
Just to see how cool he looks in your view
He's narcissistic and shallow
And doesn't really give an eff about you
Quick to judge
Opinion won't budge
Always holds a grudge
But other than that he's righteous

10 - He's a hater, debater
Big time manipulator
Religious instigator
If it gets tough he'll see ya later
Hasn't got a reliable
Bone in his body
But carries on just like he was
John Gotti
Try his best to woo
Every young and old hottie
But other than that he's a winner

11 - He's jealous, lazy
His past is kinda hazy
Sue you in a minute
If there's drama he wants in it
Can't remember the last time
He told the truth
Probably long before
He was even a youth
Ten minutes in his presence
Like the twilight zone
Makes you wanna disappear and
Phone home
But other than that he's an angel

12 - Runs over cute animals
Playing in the street
If you're an insect
Pray you don't meet
Not exactly known as mister
Kind and sweet
Without conceit
You catch my tweet?
But other than that he's ideal

13 - He's a liar, cheater
Who'd even rob the blind
A bigger loser would be
Hard to find
Better think twice
You introduce him to your daughter
You'll rue the day
And the nasty things he taught her
But other than this he's a saint
A higher being
Second to none

14 - He most resembles
A locked door
Or the bulletproof thickness
Of a hardwood floor
You see him comin'
Give him a wide berth
Avoid at all cost
For what it's worth
Cause other than that he's fine and dandy

15 - A devout believer
An IRS deceiver
You give him an inch
He'll take a mile
Hoodwink ya with his
Alligator smile
He burp, he snore
He's a snob and a boor
Thinks he's got it all dialed
Women Galore
But other than that do you know him?

16 - No he's not in denial
Don't be crampin' his style
Can't you tell he's got the whole world beguiled
Redefines the meaning of urbane wit
Chompin' at the bit
About to pitch a fit
But other than that he's a catch
A dream come true
How bout you?

17 - Are you a tea-bagger?
A zigzagger
A make me wanna gagga
A what you see
Is not what you get
Well let me remind you
In case you forget
In me you'll find a brother with
No regrets
But plenty of debts
Hey I'm takin' some steps
To reinvent myself again
But other than that I'm perfect


© 2011 Black Bamboo Music - BMI