Sunday, September 6, 2009

Mainline Prosperity Blues Lyrics, Norm & Mimi Farina, 1964

Good morning, teaspoon
Teaspoon give me back my brain

Hello, reflection
You don't look the same

And good morning, sweet companion

Pardon me if I've forgotten your name.

Well I know the sun is shining

I believe it 'cause the shades are down

And I know the nighttime's over

Honey, nothing else could make that sound

And I know you won't be moving

Pardon me if I just hang around.

Well, society is rolling

Got to drive above a certain speed

Population's exploding

Gonna get you in a wild stampede

Well, companion, you'll forgive me

If I seem unwilling to succeed.

Now efficiency's the by-word

Everybody get to work on time

There ain't no unemployment

I believe I'm going to lose my mind

I'm listed on the censusBut I think I'm going to just resign.

Well, I'm only just a pillow, honey

And I belong in bed

I need a little soothing

Something soothing, kind of mellow for my head

They say I could be productive

But I think I'll just recline right here instead.

I ekahi pa-'ina ke-ia ahiahi, ua kamailio ma-kou e pili ana no ka wa- "Beatnik", a ua ho'omana'o au ke-ia mele o ka makahiki umi kumaeiwa kanaono kumaha na Norm a me Mimi Farina, ha'i ia na mana'o "Beatnik" maika'i nui.

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