Matt Burt

Matt Burt

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Country - Contemporary | Apalachin, New York, United States
Total Song Plays: 434   
Member Since: 2007
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There was a time in the late eighties when I was writing every morning at 5:00am before work and in the course of all that scribbling I read a book on writing by Rita Mae Brown. At some point she mentioned that monogamy was the silliest, most impossible t

Lyrics

Don?t Ask, Don?t Tell
words and music: matt burt
Copyright 2006 matt'songs BMI


Chorus: Don?t ask, don?t tell you know darn well
what you?re doing is wrong
you can?t fix it with a song and you know
how you are, got caught in the pickle jar,
hey! you know darn well
don?t ask, don?t tell

The scientist they say that?s how we?re wired.
I don?t think she cares about the natural ways.
Come in one more time before the day breaks
and in that silky coffin you will lay.

chorus

I?m not sayin? you?ll always be happy
but things will be easier this I know.
You?ll end up with lots and lots of old girlfriends
but no one to hold you when you?re old.

chorus
verse break

Do you think nobody sees what you?re doing.
When did you become the invisible man?
Sticking by your friends and your woman,
it?s the rock upon which you should stand.
chorus and out

There was a time in the late eighties when I was writing every morning at 5:00am before work and in the course of all that scribbling I read a book on writing by Rita Mae Brown. At some point she mentioned that monogamy was the silliest, most impossible thing on the planet but it sure made your life a lot easier. This just stuck in my mind because it was a very clear way of looking at adultery.
It seems that cheating is a bit of an obsession and I don?t know if it is something that can be ?cured.? As Ms. Brown states, it?s just a lot easier if you don?t fool around.
The title is, of course, from the Clinton era. If there was ever a stupider way of dealing with sexuality I?m hard pressed to think of it. To me ?don?t ask, don?t tell? is like the mistaken notion (when you are two years old) that if you cover your eyes the other person is no longer there. I usually mention that adultery has fueled thousands of country/western songs and that I?m ready to jump on the bandwagon. Hey! From my lips to God?s ears!

Song Length
4:18
Genres
Country - Rock, Country - Alternative
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal


Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Matt Burt
Music Credits Matt Burt
Producer Credits Matt Burt and Dave Race
Label Credits Broken Oak Records