Street Performer Therapy

by Thaddeus Spae

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05:14
Around my house I'm known as Mister Fixit and mister, fixit is what I do around my house I'm known as Mister Fixit and Mister Fixit, he always comes through If your bathtub springs a leak if your front porch is getting weak never mind don't peak n freak call for Mister Fixit if your tv's on the blink if you can't unclog your sink well it's later than you think call for Mister Fixit Around my house I'm known as Mister Fixit and mister, fixit is my name around my house I'm known as Mister Fixit and mister, fixing is my claim to fame If your yard's a living wreck if your basement shows neglect doncha take it in the neck call for Mister Fixit if the lights blink off and on if the back door knob is gone if there's dog poop on the lawn don't look at me! Around my house I'm known as Mister Fixit and mister, i can fix it all around my house I'm know as Mister Fixit and Mister Fixit's he's always on the ball If your toaster doesn't toast if your floor gives up the ghost if you need some help the most call for Mister Fixit if Your boyfriend treats you rough won't give you none of that good stuff if you've had just about enough call for Mister Fixit
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Woke up this morning in the same old place stumbled to the sink to scrape the fur off my face peeked in the mirror, it scared me fit to die there was an anthropoid simian giving me the eye There’s a monkey in the mirror and he’s been there all day a monkey in the mirror and he won’t go away he does what you do he looks just like you the monkey in the mirror Went to the preacher he was talkin real odd he said man is made in the image of god he said he read it in the bible and the bible’s never wrong I said are we talkin god here or king kong? Ch I ain’t no gorilla nor no chimpanzee ain’t no mirror make a monkey outa me I picked up a monkey wrench swung it fair and square but when I looked at the pieces he was still there -- everywhere College professor she set me straight she said oh little boy you such a primate I said I wouldn’t bet on it she said if you do remember 98 percent of you belongs in the zoo
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02:11
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02:33
Deal with it deal with it pucker up and get real with it roll like a wheel with it don't let it run you down The monster trucker and the wayward dream they turn you under like a plowing team if you're a weed you better have a plan you got to go grow wherever you can At your appointment with the hangin judge assume the position now don't you budge you gotta stand up and face the gun until you get a chance to cut and run If your rock candy's just a bag of rocks if your dominion is a cardboard box if your true love is in a porno flick you better learn to duck and learn it quick
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Down on the corner up on the hill man was playin guitar I threw him a bill and I felt so much better that I said glory be I believe I just discover street performer therapy I had a friend he was depressed his girl threw him out his life was a mess so I took him to the corner he recovered instantly it was just another triumph of street performer therapy That street performer he had some gall took his street performing up to city hall and the next thing you know them boys was legislating equitably they put up a statue in the park to street performer therapy Went to see my girl out at her place wouldn't let me in wouldn't show her face but I peeked into the window where she thought I couldn't see she was getting herself some street performer therapy Lost my job they wouldn't give it back lost all my money down at the dog track so I'm going to get my guitar cause I think that corner's free gonna get myself some street performer therapy
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02:52
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03:32
Monday morning sidewalk saxophonist blues slow moanin tryin not to spook his muse jazz rumor moving air occupation: standing there makin chump change Big city watch out for the local cop play pretty try n get the bucks to stop two quarters worn out bill gum wrapper ain't it a thrill makin chump change For fifteen years he went to school they taught him how to play by the rules but the rules went blind and all he can see is sittin in a hat below his knee And the rap stars ride by in their limousines but all the local bars hire is topless dancers and machines no future past his prime outta place outta time makin chump change On a sunny day with the cool breeze blowin little kids with ice cream cones and the sound so sweet comin thru his horn makes him bless the day that he was born But the good times never seem to stick around all his small crimes keep on runnin him to ground hand to mouth day to day he's blowin his life away makin chump change
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02:26
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IT DON'T BOTHER ME Prices up wages down everybody wears a frown it might bother some folks but it don't bother me Housing market in a slump drag that mortgage to the dump it might bother some folks but it don't bother me I just take it easy I live from day to day things start getting cheesy I just stroll the other way Got no job got no money I just grin I think it's funny it might bother some folks but it don't bother me Atom bombs the horseless carriage global warming same sex marriage it might bother some folks but it don't bother me Left wing right wing shove and push terrorists behind every bush it might bother some folks but it don't bother me I stay copacetic don't need no drama queens some folks so pathetic they'd overthink a plate of beans I don't mind expensive gas oil companies kiss my what? It might bother some folks but it don't bother me
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A bereaved singer/songwriter hits the streets to assuage his sorrow. Yeah, we know — bad idea. At least he got an interesting album out it.

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released August 1, 2008

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Thaddeus Spae Seattle, Washington

A 40-year veteran of the Folk Wars, Thaddeus Spae has played venues from Tipitina's to the EMP. He's an award-winning songwriter whose works range from quirky to literate, guardedly sentimental to outraged and sarcastic, performed on a panoply of instruments acoustic and electric, in a profligate variety of styles encompassing folk, hard rock, jazz, blues, electronic and more. Website: tspae.com. ... more

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