Wednesday, September 02, 2009

To work off the carrot cake:

The best song ever. In the history of the world. Period. No argument. All you Flogging Molly and Gentle Giant and Celine Dion fans can just go home now.

My Baby Loves A Bunch Of Authors
Well you should see my story-reading baby, you should hear things that she says
She says "Hon, drop dead, I'd rather go to bed with Gabriel Garcia Marquez"
Cuddle up with William S. Burroughs, leave on the light for bell hooks
I been flirtin' with Pierre Burton 'cause he's so smart in his books
I like to go out dancing
My baby loves a bunch of authors
My heart's so broke and bleedin'
Baby's just sittin' there doin' some readin'
So I started watching some TV, played my new CD player too
She said "Turn it off or I'll call the cops, and I'll throw the book at you"
All this arguing made me get dizzy, called my doctor to came have a look
I said "Doctor, hurry!" He said: "Don't worry, I'll be over when I finish
my book"
I like to go out dancing
My baby loves a bunch of authors
We've been livin' in hovels
Spendin' all our money on brand new novels
So I got myself on the streetcar and it drove right into someone
The driver said: "I was looking straight ahead!" but he was reading the
Toronto Sun
So my honey and me go to a counsellor to help figure out what we need
She said: "We'll get your love growin', but before we get goin' here's some
books I'd like you to read"
I like to go out dancing
My baby loves a bunch of authors
Lately we've had some friction
'Cause my baby's hooked on short works of fiction
So we split and went to a party, some friends my girl said she knew
But what a sight 'cause it's authors night and the place looks like a who's who
Now I'm poundin' the Ouzo - with Mario Puzo
Who's a funny fella? - W.P. Kinsella
Who brought the cat? - would Margaret Atwood?
Who needs a shave? - he's Robertson Davies!
Ondartje started a food fight, salmon mousse all over the scene
Spilled some dressing on Doris Lessing these writer types are a scream!
I like to go out dancing
My baby loves a bunch of authors
We'll be together for ages
Eatin' and sleepin' and turnin' pages


G√ľnnar said...

Oh man, I love when you slap up some music, because I can always count on it being something great!

This is the best.

AfterGirl said...

Fabulous! Awsome! Thanks!

Abilene Rob said...

Been a busy mid-week for me, so I'm just now catching up with this run of posts. Great stuff; thanks.

- R

Kim said...

Did you say Gentle Giant? I thought no one knew who they were but me??

anonymousRN said...

Aaah, classic Moxy Fruvous. Thanks for that one. Now I need to dig out my old tape of theirs to play.... :)