Horn band and rhythm section arrangement underscoring original poetry/lyrics. The take-away = "You can't take it with you". Recorded at PPI Recording in NYC. ------------------------------------------- LYRICS Below ---------------------------------------------
__ Don’t matter if I do or don’t __Won’t matter if I will or won’t.
_ I been shootin’ for the
rockin’, swingin’, gamin’, flingin’! puttin’ in the time on the front line with a bunch of bustle (a)
lot of hustle _ buckets of beer (and) social muscle. Looking’ fine, On time, _ in line, Be a pro, Cash flow,
Yo! Sock it away. Rainy day. Got more money than I can say. _Tax free! Stacks of packs.
(Gliss) In the end of everything when I hear the angels sing Drop it all. There ain’t nothing I can bring when I get —————————————————————————— Up ‘round the bend ___ at The Red Light ____ I gotta
let go the dough __ and say Good Night
This road ends ___ at the Red Light ___ I
Can’t check bags ___ for the Soul Flight! ——————————————————————— So I’m catchin’ my kicks. Hittin’ licks. Just jukin’ to my home made jungle mix. Spending
time ___ and hard earned dime on my own True Blue. That’s not really anything
new (And) you know I’m talkin’ in _ my mind’s
right ‘cause I’m just left of out-a sight. _ We’ll be travelin’ light after we dig and are dug as we head to the end after cuttin’ a rug to get
——————————————————————————————— Up ‘round the bend ___ at The Red Light We gotta
let go the dough ___ and say Good Night
This road ends ___ at the Red Light ___ you
Can’t check bags for the Soul flight! ———————————————————————————————
_I was told that to get to the top I’d have to work hard and fight. (I tip my hat to that!) _But these days, _ while so many are doggedly stabbing and tripping over each other _on their way to the Shiny Shallow End, I’ll watch…just for fun; _In one plane, I am only human._ But sometimes I cross over. ___
_Lotta people funny in a peculiar way. Very caught up in the Big Display. _Beyond my bones, I grok different tones. _And I’m just going by what is known: _No matter the seeds sewn or crops grown. Do this. Do that. _ Be skinny. Get fat. Shrouds have no pockets. And after fighting’ the fight!, There’s nothing we can carry _ Try as we miiiiight! _ _ _ When we get ========================
Up ‘round the bend _(round bend)__ at The Red Light ___(Reeeed Light) We gotta
let go the dough ___(go dough) and say Good Night (Goooood night)
This road ends ___ (road ends) at the Red Light (Reeeed light) you
Can’t check bags _ (No No No No!) for the
Soul flight! Red light! For the Soul flight! Red light! For the Soul flight! Red light! For the Soul flight! Red Light!