adventures in dysthymia

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

THE RETURN of The Bouncer -- the lyric I posted a few days ago has been tightened up a bit and a bridge was added. This is probably pretty much the finished form. Tune is in progress -- I'll have to change my thinking on it a little with the addition of the bridge!

THE BOUNCER

verse 1
You can cozy up to the soundman,
Make the bartender your friend,
There's one and only one
You can count on in the end.
It's not the manager,
The waitress who thinks you're cute;
At the first sign of trouble,
They're all gonna scoot!

chorus 1
The bouncer! The bouncer!
The bouncer is the guy!
He's the one who's there
When beer bottles fly!
Compliment his muscles,
Give him a free tee-shirt,
(Extra-extra-large)
And never treat him like dirt!

verse 2
When the crowd gets ugly
As crowds sometimes do
He's the one to watch your back
And your frontside too.
There are occasions when
You just can't avoid a fight,
And in some places I've been,
Half a dozen each night.

chorus 2
The bouncer! The bouncer!
The bouncer is the man!
Don't take him for granted,
Be his biggest fan!
Show him some respect,
Don't chat up his girl,
And be careful of your aim
If you have to hurl!

bridge (possibly following an instro break)
The night may start out right
But who knows how it ends;
Before you pick a fight
You'd better pick your friends!

repeat chorus 1

Stephen Brooke ©2010

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