2006 TUNES

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Jackball/Poppy Wears A Dress/Moonlight Over ComptonBelle Isle Rats
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JACKBALL

Jackball, citizen of Starbucks

ordering a drink twenty syllables long

Jackball, looking like a cyborg

earpiece and iPod all day long

Jackball, spewer of the cliche'

"it's all good", "my bad", "whatever"

Jackball, coupled to the laptop

surfin' like a mad dog for nothing special

 

It's all good

it's all good

it's all good, all good, all good

 

Jackball, repeater of the factoid

fan of Dan Akroyd and gangsta rap

Jackball, sporter of the tattoo

underneath the shirt purchased from The Gap

Jackball, conspiracy believer

underacheiver, loves his cat

Jackball, rebel in a cubicle

on-time and dutiful but smells a rat

 

It's all good

it's all good

it's all good, all good, all good

 

your wide screen plasma set is oh so fine

but you make a bad impression every time

 

It's all good

it's all good

it's all good, all good, all good

 

POPPY WEARS A DRESS

Poppy wears a dress, He wears it every day

We tell him we're embarrased but he wears it anyway

oh poppy, why do you have to be a freak

 

Poppy likes to sing, off-key and clap his hands

inside a quiet restaurant, that doesn't have a band 

oh poppy, why do you have to be a freak

 

Poppy likes to climb, the tree in our front yard

he tries to fish for dogs but then complains that it's too hard

oh poppy, why do you have to be ...

 

When poppy takes his medicine, He's a normal guy

Buys drill bits at Home Depot and hangs out at Best Buy

but mostly he forgets and that is why ...

 

Poppy buys a ham, but never takes a bite

he carves a space out for his head and lays on it at night

oh poppy, why do you have to be a freak

 

SOLO

 

Poppy wears a dress, He wears it every day

We tell him we're embarrased, he wears it anyway

oh poppy, why do you have to be a freak

 

 

MOONLIGHT OVER COMPTON

The gunfire at night

the helicopters over my head

the sounds of a fight

comfort me as I lie in bed

 

Oh, you can keep your sunlit skies

'cause I've found my own paradise

I’ve never felt the need to roam

Moonlight over Compton

Sends my heart back home

 

The colorful clothes

Rap music floats in the air

kickin' it with the hoes

livin' like we don't have a care

 

Oh, you can keep your sunlit skies

'cause I've found my own paradise

I’ve never felt the need to roam

Moonlight over Compton

Sends my heart back home

 

Moonlight over Compton

Sends my heart back home

Sends my heart back home,

oh sends my heart back home

Sends my heart back home