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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!
TAKE MY ADVICE (I Sure Ain?t Using It)
music and lyrics ©Bob 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!?
?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!?
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