He Used To Cut The Grass (8:35)

Cover of Joe's Garage Acts I, II & III

From Joe's Garage Acts I, II & III and 7 other releases

He Used To Cut The Grass

Lyrics

Joe: (to himself as he walks out of prison)
I’m out at last
Boy, the world
sure looks different
Wow…there’s hardly
anything fun to do
Since they made
music illegal
But I’m hooked
I got the habit
I’ve got to have it
I need to play
But there’s no
musicians anymore
They’re all gone
Wait! I’ve got it!
I’ll be sullen and
withdrawn
I’ll dwindle off into
the twilight realm
Of my own secret
thoughts
I’ll walk through
the parking lot

In a semi-
catatonic state
And dream of
guitar notes
To go with the
loading-zone
announcements.

JOE wanders through the world which by then has been totally epoxied over, carefully organized, with everyone reporting daily to his or her appointed place in a line somewhere in front of a window somewhere in a building somewhere in order to collect his or her welfare check, which, when cashed, made it possible for the young ones to continue the payments for the obsolete and irreparable appliances their parents had purchased on the instalment plan years ago, providing as security the future incomes of their children. The rest of these checks were used by the young recipients to buy fun things of their own on credit, most of which broke down or failed within moments of purchase and seemed to be stacking up everywhere.

Central Scrutinizer:
This is the CENTRAL
SCRUTINIZER
The White Zone
is for loading and
unloading only.
If you have to load or
unload, go to the
White Zone.
You’ll love it.

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  • PartySanCTG

    I like it and all, but it still seems like he could've chopped about 2-3 minutes off it. Oh well. Gotta fill up that side of vinyl somehow.

    19 Feb 2011 Reply
  • mandryka

    I'll dwindle off into the twilight realm of my own secret thoughts...

    12 Jun 2010 Reply
  • JeffMec

    That's what I did yesterday; Central Scrutenizer.

    10 Oct 2009 Reply
  • toonerama

    Killer tune and Ike Willis is great

    9 Jan 2008 Reply

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