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Look Like You Sound

from Old Dogs by Thaddeus Spae

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Legends walk among us.


Little old man
On the corner of the square
Layin down tunes
For the people out there
Raking it in from the hoi polloi
I asked him how he did it
He said listen up boy
Here’s a word of advice
You can have it for free
People only hear what they can see

You gotta look like you sound
Sing like you play
Walk like you talk
If you’re gonna make it pay
You gotta know where you been
Be who you are
Do what you do
Or you won’t get far

That little old man
He looked pretty weird
With his beat up fedora
And his Santyclaus beard
He didn’t take no requests
He just did his thing
And the people lined up
Just to hear him sing
He said it ain’t no mystery
How to make a show
You just take what you got
And you let it roll (ch)

And if you ever start wondering
Which clothes to wear
Just take a word of advice
From that man on the square (ch


from Old Dogs, released August 7, 2020


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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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