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IMPRACTICAL PEOPLE

WORDS & MUSIC:   Earl P. Reinhalter


      I.  let's talk about impractical people:
          let's talk about hippies and Sixties upheaval,
          yelling "No rain! No rain!" at Woodstock,
          painting your face and smoking pot,
          grow your hair alot and being where it's at ---
          what's more impractical than that?

     II.  let's talk about impractical people:
          let's talk about women threading a needle,
          sewing blouses that button in back,
          makeup and jewelry and long nails that crack,
          wearing high-heels and decorating your flat ---
          what's more impractical than that?

    III.  let's talk about impractical people:
          let's talk about preachers and buildings with steeples,
          burning little candles and talking to the sky,
          wearing nun's habits in a sweltering July,
          and telling The All-Knowing all the latest crap ---
          what's more impractical than that?

     IV.  let's talk about impractical people:
          let's talk about gay men having no children,
          designing your clothes and dancing on stage,
          keeping alive the disco age,
          doing your hair and decorating your flat ---
          what's more impractical than that?

      V.  let's talk about impractical people:
          let's talk about me, the Stones and the Beatles.
          let's talk about singers and players of songs.
          what about painters and sculptors with bronze?
          and hitting a ball with a bat ---
          what's more impractical than that?

     VI.  what about "practical" people?
          let's talk about yuppies and legalized evil,
          gathering every possession on earth ---
          what a way to define your self worth ---
          and never give anything back.
          what's more impractical than that?

    VII.  so why have impractical people?
          you'd think evolution would mean their conclusion.
          but have you ever seen animals making art,
          following fashion or looking sharp?
          and maybe that's why they are where they're at!
          what's more impractical than that?

 ENDING:  in the yuppie graveyard,
          all the tombstones are identical:
          "he made money and he spent it all..."
          "he made money and he spent it all..."
          "he made money and he spent it all..."
          "he made money and he spent it all..."

          (repeat and fade)

© Copyright 1991 Earl P. Reinhalter.   All Rights Reserved.

 





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