Kellie Lin Knott

Kellie Lin Knott

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Folk - Contemporary | St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
Total Song Plays: 395   
Member Since: 2004
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Song Description

facetious look at street performing/busking

Story Behind the Song

?Street Musician? - To fill in some of the financial blanks as a full time musician, I?ll sometimes play music in Boston subways for tips and CD sales. It?s a great way to hone performance chops and test new material. I?m always amused by those few subway performers who haven?t yet realized that they were never officially hired for this gig. ?Street Musician? is a facetious look at one of these misinformed characters. Ironically, when I play it in the subways, people pay up!

Lyrics

STREET MUSICIAN
this is my acoustic
i like to bang on these here strings
them that stop to listen say that i can really sing
i come here with my tin can and hope you?ll give what?s fair
i am a street musician - thank you kindly for your share!

you all know bob dylan
he started much the same way
big difference between us is that he had something to say
but i don?t see a problem, you?re still waiting on your train
i am a street musician, i got nothin? to explain

don?t hold your breath coz i won?t go
i will take checks, i will take plastic
i?ll take requests that i don?t know
i?ll take that hotdog if you?re done
i will take anything, i will take anything

yes, i have a day job
now tell me why did you have to ask?
i come down here to sing my songs and forget about all that
i know i?m not james taylor, i ain?t no rolling stone
i am a street musician, and this subway is my own

everybody gotta have a hobby
this one?s mine
it passes the time
brother can you spare a dime?

Song Length
2:30
Genre
Folk - Contemporary
Tempo / Feel
Medium Fast (131 - 150)
Lead Vocal
Female Vocal
Moods
Cheerful, Sociable

Subject Matter
Musician

Language
English
Era
2000 and later

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