Twenty​-​Two Forevs

from Red Pulpy Mess by Jonathan Burks



I got no lover, I got no life
I get lucky it's true and yes, it's nice
once in a while, the light it shines
but I'd be a fool to drool like that light was mine

I aint married, I got no ties
I got no reason to beg, cheat, steal, or lie
I just keep on breathing like I always do
I keep getting older but the girls stay twenty-two

all the women who act my age
are already wearing them wedding rings
those who don't, got notions and schemes
that got nothing to do with the likes of me

I aint perfect, no big surprise
still I'm an honest man, won't tell you no lies
come over here darling, let me tell you the truth
I keep getting older but the girls stay twenty-two

'spose I should grow up, find a spouse
get a real job, buy a house
stop getting wasted, quit smoking weed
get good and bored like I'm supposed to be

I got no worries, I got no bride
I got no reason to beg, cheat, steal or lie
it aint a bad thing, still it gives me the blues
I keep getting older but the girls stay twenty-two


from Red Pulpy Mess, track released October 26, 2010
Recorded at Howl Street by Shane Hochstetler. Mastered at Mystery Room by Justin Perkins. Jonathan Burks - Voice and Guitar, Joe Pescio - Guitar, Nick Westfahl - Piano, Marc Luther Paul - Bass, Jacob Sutrick - Guitar, Dan Boyles - Drums




Jonathan Burks Milwaukee, Wisconsin

"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro"

here's some pro tips:

1) Keep a scream journal. Scream into a camera or microphone at least once a day. Any word or sound will work. "FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK" seems to work for me.

2) Dance for 5 minutes daily. Dance on the way to the bathroom or kitchen. Dance as ugly as you can.

3) Make funny faces. Sit in front of a mirror and get strange.
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