Cupcake, When You Have a Chance

December 15, 2007 10:40 PM

This month's themes (cupcake, brisk, interstitials) didn't exactly turn the inspiration amplifier up to 11, but, goddammit, I ain't one to run away from a challenge, no sirree. I rolled up my sleeves and got to work. So this one goes out to you, my little cupcake. You know who you are.


i was standing on a dead end street
i had just arrived from the coast
when along came the man who invented the clothes pin
eating some melba toast
he asked me if I was from abilene
i said no i'm from kankakee
then he said he once knew a body builder
looked a helluva lot like me

i said i never built no bodies
but i once knew a girl from peru
her father was a hangman for the shah of iran
now living in katmandu
he said well well ain't it a small world
i once knew a girl from bombay
she danced for the mayor of pittsburgh
on tanzanian independence day

then we realized we had a mutual friend
ah but wasn't it a crying shame
couldn't neither one of us remember his face
nor could we remember his name
so he says hey brother let's go get a drink
i said how's about three or four
he said tell you what let's have about a coupla hundred
then order up a couple more

so me and that fellow saddled up to the bar
i said bartender two beers
then he said bartender I'll have two beers too
and some earplugs for my ears
so the barkeep says hey why the long face
and what do you need with those plugs
but he just pulled out an egg and a frying pan
said this is your brain on drugs

well it must've been right around three am
when we floated out of the place
we agreed there'd never been a better time
to be a member of the human race
then he gave me a box of 8-track tapes
and i gave him a ticket to france
he said come see me in gay paree
and bring a cupcake when you have a chance

copyright 2007 Samm Bennett / Directional Music (BMI)

posted by flapjax at midnite (10 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Whoah it's like my day is focused around cupcakes. Eerie!

Nice tune though matey!
posted by gomichild at 10:51 PM on December 15, 2007

that is a damn fine effort mr. flapjax. Great vox, too. What is your base recording rig of choice?
posted by bitterkitten at 11:06 PM on December 15, 2007

bitterkitten, I use Logic, version 7, running on a Mac. The audio interface is a MOTU 828. I pretty much use one mic, the same mic, for everything, that is, vox, percussion, the whole works. I've been asked about the mic a few times, actually, in other song threads, but no problem linking to it again. It's this.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 11:14 PM on December 15, 2007

Let's hear it for cupcakes! That's quite a cool story you've put to music there. I love how you're able to just, or seemingly, pull it right out of the air. Nice!
posted by snsranch at 4:56 PM on December 16, 2007

What a fountainhead... music as nicely woven as always...

I'm periodically going back to your duo page on myspace (-skist-). (I'm going to get a record from CD baby...Santa Claus is going to !)
posted by nicolin at 2:08 AM on December 17, 2007

Why thank you, nicolin. I'm really happy that you like Skist! And thanks to you others who've encouraged me here with your positive comments. Means a lot to me.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:49 AM on December 17, 2007

holy cow, that is a fan-c mic! I'm always using the shure ksm32.. fairly multipurpose, but dang, that is some nice warm stuff you got there.

hop over to the last thing I uploaded, you'll see what I mean. : )

posted by bitterkitten at 11:55 AM on December 17, 2007

You too have a genre all to yourself, flapjax. This fits right in. Kickass.

Also: I remarked that this was the "National Treasure" of mefi music challenges. As in, random words strung together.
posted by ORthey at 1:50 PM on December 18, 2007

Took me about 5 years to get around to performing this tune live. From June 24, 2012, here it is.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 10:50 PM on June 25, 2012

This is the tune that should've made me famous. But you MeFiMu listeners know that.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:21 AM on September 30, 2014

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