Catbirds - The Crutch of Music

from by Chandler Travis & David Greenberger

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THE CRUTCH OF MUSIC
(lyrics: David Greenberger, music: Chandler Travis)

The money doesn't jingle anymore
My hands fell fast asleep at the wheel
There’s a shiver with my name on it somewhere
Somebody scrubbed my deal, the deal is dead

Time to count up all my winnings
Where's my great big golden shiny bean?
I’ve been waiting but I’ve had it
You can keep this two-bit showbiz scene

Off I go in a cloud of dust
Waving high my crutch at the academy
Livin’ like I know I can
Wave my crutch while I’m standin’ up

I might be chewing and chomping at the bit
Their offer was a little unfriendly, clumsy at best
And the worst is way too glum to really dwell
I was told I'd love it, love it to death

Just a little bit of moonlight
Make it ten times stiller than a flash
That’s the kind of light to grow on
Look at it - louder than cash

Off I go in a cloud of dust
Waving high my crutch at the academy
Livin’ like I know I can
Wave my crutch while I’m sittin’ down

Wash their dishes with money, I'm doing mine in the creek
They think they dream up everything, but they miss their sleep
I don't want to watch the fat man swim laps in the pool
There’s always someplace else to go where I feel less of a fool

Ideas? I've got a headful of ’em
You can run them up your flagpole someday
It all comes out completely dreadful
But there’s some chance then they’ll go away

(published by Modern Variety Music admin. by Bug-Farfy/BMI)

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from Bocce & Bourbon, released March 4, 2015

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THE CHANDLER TRAVIS PHILHARMONIC is a 9-piece technicolor extravaganza from Boston that includes a horn section, string bass, mandocello, guitar, keys, drums, accordion, and valet. George Carlin and NRBQ are among their longtime supporters; others include Bonnie Raitt, Elvis Costello, Bruce Springsteen, Of Montreal, Ween, and yer mother. ... more

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