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album cover by Innes Tolman The Invisible Jive
by Marcus Del Greco

COME SHARE THE FUN

I got words comin' outta my ears
and sounds comin' outta my mouth
and a whole lotta desire comin' form way down south
I'm prolific in more ways than one
come share the fun

Come share the fun, the two will be one and we'll get things done.
Come share the fun, I'll call you "Hon"... we'll enjoy being young
yeah we'll enjoy being young...

Well I'm a jolly partying fellow
and I'm good with whipped cream and jello
and I like singin' Mellow Yellow
on a hammock
in the noonday sun

Come share the fun, the two will be one and we'll get things done.
Come share the fun, I'll call you "Hon"... we'll enjoy being young
yeah we'll enjoy being young...

Spendin' money that I don't have
on drinks that I don't need
wanderin' from town to town
like Johnny Appleseed (I come and go as needed)
spend your time with a son of a gun
come share the fun

Come share the fun, the two will be one and we'll get things done.
Come share the fun, I'll call you "Hon"... we'll enjoy being young
yeah we'll enjoy being young...

ROLL ALL OVER YOU

Old
Navy boy-man river runnin' cold-hearted
gravy train
mispellin' my name (GET BACK!)
years slidin' by on a conveyor
and you smile, saying "Mayor... this city is a pile of spent souls
smoked bowls, no... we ain't on a roll
we're just sittin', getting... old."

We're getting old...
and time'll roll all over you.
(roll...)
time'll roll all over you.
(roll...)
time'll roll, roll all over you.
(roll...)


TAKE IT FROM THE TOP

Lights up, places on stage
remember your intention and the words on the page
don't get distracted
and don't overact it

Guards up, places at the border
you gotta know early who's giving or taking
the orders
from campaign supporters
you gotta hold no quarter...

It's time to take it from the... time to take it from the... top.
It's time to take it from the... time to take it from the... top.

This rehearsal is gettin' pretty boring
let's do the real thing soon and stop worrying
I know we can nail it
It's curtains if we fail it

It's time to take it from the... time to take it from the... top.
It's time to take it from the... time to take it from the... top.


I HAVE NO IDEA


Military technology, now secularized
finally picking on someone their own size
but that's.... us, now, 'cause we've grown to be twice as wise
tapping the signals of the satellite superspies.

Weeding through soft encryption on internet wires
reading the mind of the Man just as He conspires
to render his own word true and call the rest of us liars.

Now we're chasing the leaders on the final straightaway
underdogs catching up when it looked like a breakaway
when it looked like the leaders were hogging the feeders
and getting comfortable enough to get out their peeters
and piss in the very trough of society
now they're finally gonna see another side of me (repeat)

THE GIRL MOVES

Well you can tell a lot of things about the air by the way the smoke moves
and you can tell of things about the water by the way the light moves
and you can tell a lot about my heart
doesn't take a barrell o' smarts
'cause the beat gets going in the groove
the way the girl moves... the way the girl moves.

Singin'... one, two, three, four, five...
she steps to the invisible jive
six, seven, eight, nine, ten
a rhythm that hypnotizes men
I lose my self-control every now and then
wha-ho.

Well I can write about the things that never fail to turn my mind on
and I can write about the things that never fail to turn mySelf on...
I can write 'em down in a song
make it all come out smooth
but if I try I'm gonna copy wrong
the way the gril moves.

Singin'... one, two, three, four, five...
she steps to the invisible jive
six, seven, eight, nine, then
a rhythm that hypnotizes men
I lsoe my self-control every now and then
wha-ho.

(repeat)

OUCH (FOREVER MORE)

Forever more (more, more, more, forever more)
Let's get a chocolate shake
and think of twenty mistakes to make.

SILHOUETTE

You're the shadiest lady this guy's ever met
(that's why they call me) Silhouette.
And you're fighting for the right kind of lighting
I bet.

You're the woman who's new on the scene
though you'd do much better on the silver screen
with a cardboard moon on a Hollywood set
Silhouette... Silhouette.

I'd love to see your smile
but all I can make it is your profile.
Guess I haven't got the glasses yet
to see Silhouette.

You're the woman who's new on the scene
though you'd do much better on the silver screen
with a cardboard moon on a Hollywood set
Silhouette... Silhouette.

(that's why they call me)


A DIFFERENT TUNE

They let him out on mistaken parole
a free man... whoa, no...
howled at the moon
but he sang a different tune.

He sang a different tune
So give the man some room
they let him out too soon
too soon.
they let him out too soon
too soon.

He's got a history you don't wanna know
but several people remember it so well
you might say (who says? they say)
he's the reason for their living Hell.

He walked a different way
we thought we heard him say
I think I'll be okay
okay
I think I'll be okay
okay

PEOPLE, CAN WE DO SOMETHING ELSE?

People, can we do somehting else?
People, can we do something else?
People, can we do somehting else?

Something about all of this smells
Something about all of this smells
(it smells so bad)
Something about all of this smells.

People, can we do somehting else?
People, can we do something else?
(let's all go party)
People, can we do something
People, can we do something
People, can we do something else?

CONFETTI AND BALLOONS

Let's get down to the chapel real soon
confetti and balloons will be ready for the wedding march at noon.

All our family and buds
will be dressed in their very best duds
spiffied up to see the merging of the bloods

And on the note, like a billy goat, I'll give you kids
and you'll give birth like Mother Earth to a patch or orchids
I mean our kids (whoopsy-daisies!)

I know my thoughts don't follow so well
but I think I hear the bell
chiming "stay with hr and things will turn out swell."

And on the note, like a billy goat, I'll give you kids
and you'll give birth like Mother Earth to a patch or orchids
I mean our kids (whoopsy-daisies!)

I know my thoughts don't follow so well
but I think I hear the bell
chiming "stay with hr and things will turn out swell."

(see them run and fall)
(whoopsy-daisies)
(Abby cries)


A DANCIN' GENTLEMAN'S CHARMS

Close your eyes, my dear
imagine you're in my arms
my feet are moving to the beat, no false alarms
now I'm the man you've always dreamed of
giving you those dancin' gentleman's charms.

Well I admit I read the letter
that wasn't addressed to me
I folded it and put it back, tearfully
though you told him that you loved me so
and dremaed of having a farm
you were wishing for a dancin' gentleman's charms.

In your head there is a picture of a man in the finest yearns
a dry-cleaned tuxedo and hair that's not so long
though he waltzes gracefully, he would not sing you a song
for his love would stop at a dancin' gentleman's charms.

Close your eyes, my dear
imagine you're in my arms
my feet are moving to the beat, no false alarms
now I'm the man you've always dreamed of
giving you those dancin' gentleman's charms.


LOVE NODE

Here's a remote procedure call to your love node
I was really on a mission
'till you changed the permissions
now my memory just can't handle the load
(love node)

Baby I couldn't see the top of your tree
through my broken TCP/IP
C'mon baby, tell me who loves ya the most
none better than your localhost
and you better never gove me the boot
'cause then I'd have to become root
and kick your ever-loving ass
back to computer class
(love node)

It's a failed transaction on your love node
Took such a long, long while
to execute that file
while you're waiting for my build to compile
(love node)




Marcus Del Greco has been writing for the page, stage, and record since 1992. He founded mindmined.com in 1998 and continues as editor and developer of this domain and a small network of other creative websites. He lives in Alton, New Hampshire.

Email: marcus@mindmined.com
Website: http://www.mindmined.com/marcus


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