What's A Booty? (Short Attention Span Edit)

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    Don says:
    It’s fun to write from the point of view of a really stupid person.



I was drivin’ all night on eighteen wheels
I changed the dial
Electronic squeals commanding me
To lose my dull, old-fashioned ways

Not sure what this is all about
But sign me up; I’m gonna check it out
I’ll find a nightclub and proceed to boogie down
I’m ready...

But what’s a booty?
What’s a booty?
I’ve got to move
With the groove
So what’s a booty?

I’m told it mends the broken heart
It heals the soul, and it makes you smart
It sates the urge for something greater than yourself
And I’m ready...

But what’s a booty?
What’s a booty?
Hands in the air
Like I don’t care
But what’s a booty?

And I will be accepted like a brother
The women there will love me like my mother
Bless her heart, she’d be so proud
So proud of me

Goodbye to beer and barbecues
I’ll trade these boots for a pair of dancing shoes
The folks back home won’t recognize me anymore
And I’m ready...

So what’s a booty?
What’s a booty?
You’ve got to move
With the groove
So what’s a booty?


from A Layman’s Guide to The Shut​-​Ups, released June 15, 2012
Full version appears on the album “It Hurts to be Seen”
(c) 2002 Down Syndrome Superhero Music, ASCAP

Don Condescending: keyboards, backing vocals
Ben Spraker: lead vocal
Thaddeus Thompson: bass
Steve Libbey: guitar
Darkis Knight: drums
Kay Stanton: backing vocal

Produced by Christopher Snell and Jason NeSmith at Bel Air Studio, Athens GA
Edited by Thad Thompson at Mad Cow Studios, Atlanta, GA



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