For Your Pleasure

My creative life is currently in a somewhat topsy-turvy salt and pepper shaker kind of mode right now.  Not in a “OMG, I’m losing my mind!”, or a “I’m just not sure about anything” kind of way – I’m just a bit scatter-brained.  I’ve seen this phase before, I always pull the nose up well before I crash into the fast approaching mountain.

In the meantime, here is a lyric I wrote about one year ago.  It does already have a melody and an arrangement, and I had a lot of fun putting it together.  No released recording as of yet.  I do like me some innuendo.  I even love the word.  Enjoy.  ~TH~

This song was inspired by some binge-listening of the Manhattan Transfer group- if you’re familiar with the group, imagine them singing and swinging this mid-tempo song in perfect four part harmony.  That’s what I do.

Oyster Outlook
words and music by Tom Hitt (copyright 2014)
Even from a distance I could tell that it was real
Not a fish-ster on my dish sir, nay an oyster off the keel
I could tell that I would be back by the way it made me feel
Ever closer to my sweetheart —
Nay the parsley nor the chicken nor the bread would ever do
’twas an oyster on my fork-ster that would lead me back to you
For that oyster on the half shell drew a bearing straight and true
Ever closer to you sweetheart —
When they wrinkled up their noses at the mollusk on the plate
And they whispered to the hostess that they will not take the bait
I assured you over cocktails that the oyster guided fate
Ever closer to your sweetheart —
I can never be protandric and the oyster always can
But the oyster can not know what it is like to be a man
Two to tango on the dance floor as I pull you by the hand
Ever closer to me sweetheart
Though the divers catch their breath and go back under for the pearl
On my tongue there lies a secret, the most ancient in the world
For the oyster always clams up ’til he finds the perfect girl
Ever closer to his sweet — heart —  —

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