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Lyr Add: No Shoes (from The Roches)

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Subject: Lyr Add: NO SHOES (from The Roches)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 26 Apr 07 - 07:50 PM

This song appears on the Roches' new album, "Moonswept." It's a clever, catchy tune, but hard to sing because of all the ways they vary it to get extra syllables into some of the verses. The lyrics are copied from The Roches' web site, but I reformatted it to emphasize the rhyme.

NO SHOES
By Paranoid Larry, Joe Shapiro, and Neil Murphy

I had no shoes and I complained until I met a man who had no feet.
That's really beat.

I had no feet and I complained until I met a man who had no knees.
That was his disease.

I had no knees and I complained until I met a man, and you know what?
He had no butt.

I had no butt and I complained about it all,
And then I met a man who had no balls.

I had no balls and I complained until I met a man who had no guts;
No balls, no butt,
And now no guts.

I had no guts and I complained until I met a man who had no heart,
The most important part.

I had no heart and I complained. I did not understand,
And then I met a man
Who had no hands.

I had no hands and I complained until I met a man who was a wreck.
He had no neck.

I had no neck and I complained until I met a man who had no chin.
Some folks lose and some folks win.

I had no chin and I complained until I met a man who had no nose.
That really blows.

I had no nose and I complained until I met a man who never cries.
He had no eyes.

I had no eyes and I complained until I met a man who felt no pain.
He had no brain.

I had no brain and I complained until I met a man who had no head;
As good as dead.

I had no head and I complained until I met a man who had no hair.
There was nothing there.

I had no hair and I complained until I met a man who had no hat.
Picture that:
Not even a hat.

I had no hat and I complained until I met a man who had no sky.
No reason why.

I had no sky and I complained until I met a man who had no stars,
No Venus or Mars,
And not any stars.

I had no stars and I complained until I met a man who had no god.
That's rather odd.

I had no god and I complained until I met a man who had no faith,
Nothing just in case.

I had no faith and I complained until I met a man who had no love,
Nothing to dream of.

I had no love and I complained until I met a man who had no hope,
At the end of his rope.

I had no hope and I complained until I met a man who had no luck.
That really sucks.

I had no luck and I complained that I had nothing left to lose,
And then I met a man who had no shoes.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: No Shoes (from The Roches)
From: oldhippie
Date: 26 Apr 07 - 09:44 PM

re: "It's a clever, catchy tune, but hard to sing because of all the ways they vary it to get extra syllables into some of the verses."

Reminds me of Tom Lehrer.....

"The tune don't have to be clever,
And it don't matter if you put a coupla extra syllables into a line."


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