LIVE BAND
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LIVE BAND


ok?
ok, ladies and gentlemen
right now it's time to begin the show
if you will please extinguish all cigarettes
and lower your voices
we're ready if you're ready,
won't you all welcome
jesus christ!

hello i'm here to sing praises
but i don't know this particular song
in fact i don't feel like learning it right now
because it's too late
and i gotta get up early in the morning and
buy some tires for my new ryder truck

i wanna have my own live band
i got the whole world in my hand
i can play lead guitar and be showcased
right at the front of the stage
with music like this, though
i'm not sure you'd quite understand

i don't know a single person who can play the bass well
and drums? my god
nobody around here's got the soul like this one
makes me feel so alone
makes me feel misplaced
i don't even know how to begin to recruit other players
especially when they're all in grammar school

i wanna have my own live show
and i want it to succeed like my tapes do
with dancers and lights, incredible sights and sounds
i know i could do it
but not all by myself, i need 7 or 8 volunteers
progressive simplicity
it really isn't asking too much
now is it?

the act would require 2 other guitarists
but why should there be any vibe-outs?
if you can do what i'm doing
that's all there is to it
we would all have fun contributing to a whole
it would be tremendous, needless to say
but it's impossible as i see it
like, you gotta know your chords
and have a super memory
and by all means

don't get in the way
you gotta know how to play
you must learn it quick
your brain's gotta tick
you gotta have style
look at me and smile
let's have a band
the best in the land

NO!

i guess i'm just dreaming
but goddammit i want it so much
because i'm getting so good
my music is finally perfect for a concert
isn't it?

i wanna have my own live band
i got the whole world in my hand

i wanna have my own live band
i got the whole world in my hand
i wanna have my own live band
i got the whole world in my hand
i wanna have my own live band
i got the whole world in my hand.


1976 r.stevie moore

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