Rotten on the Vine

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Something’s rotten on the vine
Should have fallen off a long time ago..
And it starts perhaps with a youthful burst
That creative surge
Of which we search
Sap it for what’s it’s worth
‘Cause in this profession
There is no pension
The bomb of frustration is just ticking away
To a judgment day
In which you are the last
To hear the verdict

All these heroes that we had
They seemed so profound
Now simply are bad at realizing the fact
That this music is finite
It borders upon trite
An elevated height
Is what is needed
When a voice does plead
For a different sustenance
Depending on what you wanted anyway..

So how does the narrator escape
If his preference
Is of the same taste
It’s easier to berate
And follow suit
What I would rather do
Is adopt another medium
Fend of my tedium
This enlightened hedonism
will not last for much too long


from No Feet on the Cowling, released July 1, 1989
Written by Andrew Donaldson



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