Friday, 16th December '05

If You Gots the Poison, I Gots the Remedy



I blog too much during exams. Is all part of the refusal to work. (And this, my dear Kai, is how to link audio files - give people a chance to TURN IT OFF.)

Anyhoo... this is one of my latest favourite songs. It's so delightfully nonsensical and absurd. Don't make any sense at all - which is the whole point of dreams, isn't it. Love the scat, and love the way he spliced "Remedy" into it.

The Singapore-related cheap shots are a bit much though. And someone tell the guy we don't technically have liquor stores.

At least there were no chewing gum jokes. rolls eyes


Dreamlife of Rand MacNally
-- Jason Mraz (Live at Java Joe's)


Let me tell you something.

Who is he? Mr Rand McNally
Who-o-o-o is he?
Well I had a dream that mystery was me, now
Who-o-o else could I be?

'Cause I dreamed I went to England
And met the Spice Girls there for tea
They'd lost one more, they're down from four to my favorite number three
But they're still quite spicy, as the orange flavor
And oh-so-nice to do me the favor and lick my icing under the table now

But I gotta leave town, Mr Nally
Just as Scary Spice was about to go down on me
But don't ask how Mr Nally
Give it the towel, Mr Nally
And run a-ru ru run a-ru ru run run run

I dreamed I went to Singapore, got bored and robbed a liquor store
What for? Nobody knows, I only took a couple of Marlboros
Oh that was all they needed
And the criminal was soon defeated
And now in jail I'm waiting for my punishment of caning

But I gotta think fast, Mr Nally
Watch your ass
Ooooh, say wake up and laugh, Mr Nally
And run a-ru ru run a-ru ru run run run away
A-run a-ru ru run a-ru ru run run run
Run

A better Mr Run, a betta Mr Rand, a betta Mr Mac, Mr Nally
Mr Run, a betta Mr Ran and run and run away, ok
A betta Mr. Run, a betta Mr Rand, a betta Mr Mac, Mr Nally
And run a-ru ru run a-ru ru run, run run

Had a chance to visit the North Pole
But it was way too cold to smoke
My nose was freezin', I sure could use some coughin and wheezin', so
I tried it anyway, and the place went up in flames
How was I supposed to know you could catch fire to the snow?

Oh Lord, way to go Mr Nally, way to go oooh
Now you're meltin the poles, Mr Nally
A run, a-ru ru run, a-ru ru run, run run away
A run, a-ru ru run, a-ru ru run, run run

I jumped ship in NYC, then I headed south to Washington D.C.
Didn't think I'd go there, but played some shows there
Fancy, lucky me
And it is really slow there with our new president on TV
Too many politicians and liberal christians, they're all set out for me

Oh my, cast your vote, Mr Nally
Castrate your vote
Oh, say no you don't, Mr Nally
A-run, a-ru ru run, a-ru ru run, run run away
A-run, a-ru ru run, a-ru ru run, run run

I thumbed a ride across the prairie
I got hitched in Vegas, yep, I got married
To a lady who loved me, she thought it'd be funny to gamble all my money
And I got stranded without my clothes
A little bit fear and loathing, heart attack

I got chased by the Rat Pack
Once in a flashback, singin'
Viva Las Vegas

Singin Viva Las Vegas
Singin *scat* Viva Las Vegas
Oh my, I said, Viva Las Vegas
I, I *scat*

I bet a Mr Run-up, I bet a Mr Ran-up, I bet a Mr Run, said-a said-a Mr You're the Man
I bet a Mr Run-up, I bet a Mr Man-a, I bet a Mr Run
Did I miss? Did I miss? Did I miss? Did I miss? Did I mister man
I said a-miss, did I miss? Did I miss? Did I miss? Did I miss? Did I mister man
I said a mister mister mister mister mister mister mister mister man
I bet a mister mister mister mister mister mister mister mister
A-mister mister mister mister
I said-a mister mister mister man
And a-run, a-ru ru run, a-ru ru run, run run run run, how
A-do run a-ru ru run, a-ru ru run, a-do run run, run run run

*scatting / improv*

A-run, a-ru ru run, a-ru ru run, run run
A-run, a-ru ru run, a-ru ru run, run run
A-run, a-ru ru run, a-ru ru run, run run on down the road
A-run, a-ru ru run, a-ru ru run, run run

Cause I, I saw fireworks from the freeway
And behind closed eyes I cannot make them go away
Cause you were born on the 4th of July, a-freedom ring
Well somethin on the surface well it
Well somethin on the surface
Well it kinda makes me nervous
Who say that you deserve this?
And what kind of God would serve this?
Who will serve this dirty old disease?
I said-a you gots the poison, I gots the remedy

I said, I said the remedy
I got, I gots the poison, poison
I got the remedy, I gots the poison
I got the remedy, Who's this that's got the poison?
I got the remedy, I said-a poison poison

Lookin' for a mellow fellow, like to roll
Gettin paid, lay, so better lay low
Schemin' on hot water in the cold show
Said-a low-co-hoe, should be kinda like an afro
Said whatcha sayin hon'?
She's a winner to you, but i know she's a loser
How do you know?

Me and the crew used to do her

I got the poison! Remedy, remedy
I got the poison
I got the poison, poison, poison
Remedy, remedy, remedy, remedy

*scat*

I bet-a Mr Run, I bet-a Mr Ran, I bet-a Mr Mac, Mr Nally
Mr Run, I bet-a Mr Ran, I said you got the knack for the rally
A-run, a-ru-ru run, a-ru-ru run, run run away
A-run a-ru-ru run, a-ru-ru run, run run

I settled down in San Diego, and smoked a joint with Java Joe
And with a grin, he took me... I spilled coffee on my chin
And I played my show there, I met my bitches and hoes there
And with my hoily-ho, they kindly let me shake my tail there

But one more thing before we go
There's never been any place quite like this home
For one in a lifetime, maybe, I'd be foolish not to stay

Oh! I gotta get away, Mr Nally
Runnin to play, oh, say, what can i say, Mr Nally?
A-run, a-ru-ru run, a-ru-ru run, run run away
A-run a-ru-ru run, a-ru-ru run, run run

I say-say-ah
Ce Ce Ce laaa la la la vie *scat*
Ce Ce Ce la lalalala vie *scat*
Oh Ce la vie.



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limz:

hahah i know the feeling. hang in there dajie smile exams will be over soon. dont procrastinate! crazy hehe





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