Extensions

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 * co-written with Paul Norman Tapp * 

Bar maids with switchblades rack up the eight ball
Chalk up the cue stick belly up for last call
Grown men light cigarettes take odds and hedge bets
Return home to their families pretend they have no regrets
Ain’t they just extensions of ourselves

Sailor up periscope scientist with telescope
Have fun charting far away stars
Hookers n’ their tricks coppers with night sticks
Definitely get their kicks seeing bums behind bars
Ain’t they just extensions of ourselves

Extensions extensions take us up to the sky
We need extensions of our wings to fly

Little girl with paper doll little boy with toy car
A quiet beer in the clubhouse a nine iron saved par
Johnny Cash’s autograph Sun Records on the phonograph
The world spins around and hey now there you are
Ain’t they just extensions of ourselves

Respirators resuscitators middle east negotiators
Forget the stair way I’ll take the elevator
To the top of a skyscraper hey man see you later
Gonna watch a window washer make my world so much clearer
Ain’t they just extensions of ourselves

Extensions extensions take us up to the sky
We need extensions of our wings to fly

Junk cars guitars starvation sitars
Music that matters touches trouble eases pain
But as the world grows madder I’ll sing from a ladder
Gonna’ paint the town and pray it don’t rain
Ain’t they just extensions of ourselves
Ain’t they just extensions of ourselves


 - April 2020 -                                                                                                                                 #342