Michael Wayne Avery

Michael Wayne Avery

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Rock - Classic | Rock Hill, South Carolina, United States
Total Song Plays: 1,096   
Member Since: 2014
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Got a vibe from this lyrically. Also sounds like a fun song for a children's film or other production.

    - Tosi Brooks

(Words and Music by Michael W. Avery)

In a saloon down by the lagoon, I met Simoon one afternoon
He was a pan man, played in a steel drum band
He was Dominican, a real artisan

He knew the right words, sang like a mockingbird
The lyrics were absurd, he was undeterred
"Develop thick skin, learn from where you been
You go all-in in a hurricane"

Like a coconut
Like a coconut

He said "Listen, you don't know what you're missing.
Let the marimba keys set your mind at ease
Let your spirit float on the ocean breeze
You're over twenty-one, you can do as you please."

Like a coconut washed up on the beach
You can find that which you cannot reach

Like a coconut

Soursop, coconut, mango and lime
Enjoy yourself, it is no crime

Make the best of the worst, laugh it up
Take a cup and drink it up

© 2007 Michael W. Avery
All Rights Reserved

Michael Avery
1928 Greenfield Drive
Rock Hill, SC 29732

Song Length
World - Reggae/Carribean, World - Reggae/Carribean
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Glad, In High Spirits

Subject Matter
Hope, Happiness

2000 and later

Lyric Credits Michael Wayne Avery
Music Credits Michael Wayne Avery
Producer Credits Michael Wayne Avery
Publisher Credits Michael Wayne Avery
Performance Credits Michael Wayne Avery
Label Credits Dust & Static