Take My Advice (I Sure Ain't Using It)

Song Description

Very funny, up-tempo cajun-style two-step. Lyrics are about a hypocritical father's lessons to his son, and how those lessons led the son to discover his true career path: politics!

Song Length 3:16 Genre Country - Contemporary, Country - Cajun
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Affable, Jovial Subject Dysfunctional Family, Politician
Language English

Lyrics

TAKE MY ADVICE (I Sure Ain?t Using It)
music and lyrics ┬ęBob Stillman (Tylerama Music, ASCAP)


When I was a young boy
My daddy was awful strict
If he ever heard me use a four-letter word
He?d whup me with a hickory stick
One day I said, ?Hey Daddy,
If you can cuss, why can?t I??
And this is what he said as he knocked me in the head:
?I?m your @#$#%! daddy, that?s why!?

(Chorus)
He said:
?TAKE MY ADVICE, I SURE AIN?T USING IT
AND MY ADVICE TO YOU, SON,
IS DON?T DO LIKE I DO, SON
YOU KNOW I?D HELP YOU FIND THE PATH
BUT I KEEP LOSING IT
SO JUST TAKE MY ADVICE, I SURE AIN?T USING IT?

?Bout four or five years later
He caught me down at Kelsey?s Bar
He spit out his beer, screaming ?You can?t be in here!?
I said, ?Why not? You are.?
And as he tried to stand up
From the stool on which he sat
He said, ?I?ll tell ya what punk, even fallin?-down drunk,
I know how to answer that!?

(CHORUS)

So now, I?m a politician!
Making rules is what I do
I must confess, my own life?s a mess,
But I know what?s best for you
And if this sounds confusing,
Well I hope you?ll understand:
I?m just trying to pass on the family values
I learned from my old man

(CHORUS)

Lyrics Bob Stillman Music Bob Stillman
Producer Bob Stillman/Marty Rifkin Publisher ┬ętylerama Music (Ascap)
Performance Bob Stillman vocs & keys, Marty Rifkin guit and bass
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