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Armadillo on the Interstate
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Tragic love story about two star-crossed, butt-ugly rodents--sort of Romeo and Juliet, with scales.
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Peak #65
Peak in subgenre #12
Author
J. Wrabek
Rights
2005
Uploaded
May 24, 2011
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MP3 4.3 MB, 128 kbps, 4:42
Story behind the song
Recorded at Calden West Studios, Rockaway Beach, Oregon, March 2011. Recorded, mixed & mastered by Mike Simpson. John O'Leary on bass, Chris Miller on drums, Charlie Wooldridge on lead guitar, background vocals by Mike Simpson.
Lyrics
1. C Well, God made the world and then he napped a while, F Woke up from sleeping with a great big smile, C Said “I’m gonna have me some fun t’day: G Gonna make me a critter t’chase the blues away; C Gonna make him look like a little pile of dirt, F Dress him up in armor so he don’t get hurt, C Turn him loose in the world t’play G And see where his little free will gonna take him… CHORUS: C F Armadillo on the Interstate… Playin’ in the traffic and tempting fate… C G C Headed for Heaven and just can’t wait… Armadillo on the Interstate. 2. Well, he wandered around until his eyes behold Lady armadillo across the road, To say she was pretty is prob’ly facetious, She’d been rejected by all other species; Like an armored car on four little feet, He waddled off to his Destiny; Lady ‘dillo on the other side, Gonna knock her over and make her his bride… CHORUS: Armadillo on the Interstate… Playin’ in the traffic and tempting fate… Headed for Heaven and just can’t wait… Armadillo on the Interstate. [LEAD BREAK (VERSE PROGRESSION) IF ANYONE CAN PLAY LEAD] 3. Well, the future can change in the blink of an eye: Eighteen-wheeler come roarin’ by, Swept that li’l armadillo off his feet And set him back down in more than one piece; Lady armadillo, don’t look back— Your boyfriend’s turning into tire tracks; Poor little girl got nothing’ left, Gonna wander out in the road herself… CHORUS: Armadillo on the Interstate… Playin’ in the traffic and tempting fate… Headed for Heaven and just can’t wait… Armadillo on the Interstate. 4. Well, the moral of this story that I sing to you: Don’t do what the armadillos do— You’re gonna be in a whole lot of pain If you don’t stay out of that high-speed lane… CHORUS: Armadillo on the Interstate… Playin’ in the traffic and tempting fate… Headed for Heaven and just can’t wait… Armadillo on the Interstate. [ENDS 4 BEATS AFTER LAST WORD OF CHORUS] © 2006 J. Wrabek dba Outside Services Ltd. All the usual rights reserved just in case. No armadillos were harmed in the writing of this song.
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