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Thread #6783   Message #94495
Posted By: Joe Offer
12-Jul-99 - 05:02 PM
Thread Name: Lyr ADD: Rooty Toot Toot for the Moon (Greg Brown)
Subject: Lyr Add: ROOTY TOOT TOOT FOR THE MOON (Greg Brown)
click here for Greg Brown Lyrics (not always of perfect quality), but I think it's worth posting this one:


The whole kit and kaboodle is in disrepair
There's nowhere to go if not here
Little captains and cuckoos
From here to Timbuktu
Are counting their dough in the mirror

Singing rooty toot toot for the moon
It's the biggest star I've ever seen
It's a pearl of wisdom, a slice of green cheese
And it's burnin' just like kerosene
Burnin' just like kerosene

You're gonna hop in your old Ford
And strap on your new sword
Wait for the good Lord to return
If you got a true honey
Life can be pretty funny
If you've got money
You've got money to burn

[repeat chorus]

So God bless motorcycles and all the other trifles
Ah you know you can't memorize Zen
Hang your hat on your nose
Do not hide in your clothes
Kiss somebody
Begin to begin

[repeat chorus]

A couple of extra verses from Rise Up Singing

He was just a young white kid trying to sing tough and black
With gravel and spit in his voice
He laughed at the things we do, the radio laughed too
I held up my arms to rejoice

(new verse by Dick Pinney)
You know all of us are primates, some of us were classmates
some of us were lovers in the fall
There were periods of blondness, periods of fondness,
Periods that never came at all.