Syllables For Sale
© 2008
Author: Lyrics Beth Williams/music & Vocal Joe Wrabek
Do your songs end up shy of perfection?
Do your lyrics lack luster in some way?
Are you looking for a better predilection?
I can offer some assistance, if you’re willing to pay.

I can give a small hint, if you want it
Don’t say “yes”--say “Affirmative”
If you want to maximize the impact of your lines
Your syllable count has got to be a lot less conservative

Chorus:
When you subscribe to my system of “the more the merrier”
You’ll unearth embellishments like a lyrical terrier
Now, you’ll need tools, like adverbs and conjunctions
You can get them for a price, ‘cause honey, I’ve got compunctions
And because I like you, I’ll help you tip the scale
By offering a discount on my Syllables for Sale

I’m the back-alley champion of unsung heroes
Those poor words and phrases wiped out for lack of time
They oughta take “short and sweet” and consign it to defeat
If we’re gonna rid your lyrics of unspeakable crime

Chorus:
When you subscribe to my system of “the more the merrier”
You’ll unearth embellishments like a lyrical terrier
Now, you’ll need tools, like adverbs and conjunctions
You can get them for a price, ‘cause honey, I’ve got compunctions
And because I like you, I’ll help you tip the scale
By offering a discount on my Syllables for Sale

Bridge:
With thesaurus in hand I’ll enhance the atrocious
And to the naysayers I’ll just say—
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious…



Chorus2:
When you eliminate the notion that “less is more”
You’ll be turning out material that won’t make people snore
Now, honey, talk ain’t cheap and neither am I
You’ve got to realize what an investment you buy
Them executives in Nashville will be hot on your trail
When they notice you’ve been shopping at my Syllables for Sale

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Yes them executives in Nashville will be hot on your trail
When they notice you’ve been shopping at my Syllables for Sale