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Thread #23033   Message #1545790
Posted By: Genie
19-Aug-05 - 01:22 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Men (Martin Mull, Steve Martin)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: Anyone know the writer of MEN song?
Martin Mull wrote a lot of wonderful songs, many of which he sang on his old TV show. (Well, it wasn't old when it was on, I guess, but I've only caught an episode or two on some cable channel and have no idea when the original show aired or for how long or on what channel or whether it can still be found on cable. I'd certainly buy a DVD of this show if one could be had!) Martin's songs are real gems!

The only one that comes to mind right now is this one:


I'm tired of rock an' rolling.
Let's get married, honey, let's go bowlin',
Throw away our pot an' acid,
Spend the weekend at Lake Placid.
We'll show the folks back home we're not deranged:*
Why don't you and I get normal for a change!


Let's you and I get normal,
It doesn't need to be so formal

Oh, crap! Brain fart in progress!

Anyway, here's a link to the track list for Martin's CD "Mulling It Over," which includes that song.

Tracks: 1: Normal
2: Ventriloquist Love
3: Simple Carpenter
4: Licks off of Records
5: Miami
6: Margie the Midget
7: Dueling Tubas
8: Jesus Christ, Football Star
9: Flexible
10: Partly Marion
11: Do the Dog
12: Santafly
13: Straight Talk About the Blues
14: Ukelele Blues
15: Jesus Is Easy
16: Eggs
17: Dancing in the Nude
18: Santa Doesn't Cop Out on Dope
19: Noses Run in My Family
20: Hors d'Oeuvre

I'll post the full lyrics to "Normal" in a separate thread, if that hasn't already been done somewhere in the forum or the DT. (It's such a good song, I'll be surprised if I don't find it here already.)