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Take Your Flunky And Dangle

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Steve Wynn

Release Date: 1994

 

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1Animation Take Your Flunky And Dangle
2Gospel 1

Lyrics

The lion and the monkey were walking through the jungle
Till the light they were seeking wasn't there no more
The monkey said "Leo, we're a team, that's right"
The lion licked his chops and then he set to bite

It's all been said before
I don't take it as gospel no more

The lady and the lover were talking to each other
With satin tones and candy corn
Five years later there's pain and resentment
And a stony silence that's as thick as mud (ch)

Me and the governor were talking to each other
'Bout the power of one man to change the world
Two months later I was taken by surprise
When the governor put his vote on the other side (ch)

Take Your Flunky And Dangle
3How's My Little Girl

Lyrics

Recognition stains your eyes
My, it's funny how time flies
Maybe it's the liquor
Nothing but a flicker

How's my little girl?
Is it really better now?
Underneath the lines
Underneath the signs
Underneath the curls
How's my little girl?

Make the mark in borrowed time
Words can soften any crime
Never mind the scandals
The lotions or the candles (ch)

And there's nothing in your eyes
And there's nothing you can hide
Anymore

The temptation of a second look
To take back the chances that you took
Maybe it's the liquor
Nothing could be quicker (ch)

Although this song seems to bring a wistful response from divorced fathers (and who am I to rain on their, um, rain) it's more of a somewhat sleazy, last-call come-on to a former lover. Sort of a more cynical version of Kris Kristofferson's "For the Good Times."-SW

Take Your Flunky And Dangle
4Counting The Days

Lyrics

She was too tough to take any shit but too weak to give it out
Never ever saw her cry and never made her shout
So it turned into a lifetime, what started as a phase
We sit calmly and quiet, alone and in love
Waiting and counting the days

Her father was a dockworker and my father drank and fought
We searched for something better and that's just what we got
But we still see "On the Waterfront" every time it plays
We sit calmly and quiet, alone and in love
Waiting and counting the days

She dreams of the future and I dream of the past
Late at night we dream aloud until the die is cast
Conspirators and combatants, oh let me count the ways
We sit calmly and quiet on the verge of a riot
Waiting and counting the days

Take Your Flunky And Dangle
5The Subject Was Roses

Lyrics

Somebody slammed on the table to say we were finished
Well, that was all right 'cause our good sense had long since been diminished
And everyone was blind from staring way down past their noses
The old times were swinging again, the subject was roses

The newspaper man said "You're crazy to let it go sour."
He said "I was singing your praises last night in the shower."
But a fool is a fool when he starts believing his poses
The old times were swinging again, the subject was roses

He reached for his wallet and started to show me a picture
I reached for my bible and started a-reading from scripture
But he didn't laugh, I guess I'd stepped on his toes-es
The peak was passing us by, the subject was roses

And they say a fool and his money soon gotta say goodbye
But a drunk and his memory split when he starts getting high

There's nothing to learn from the past when you get right down to it
You'll do what you do when you do so you just gotta do it
And I'll do whatever the situation proposes
And I'll call it a night the next time the subject is roses

Take Your Flunky And Dangle
6Closer Take Your Flunky And Dangle
7The Woodshed Blues

Lyrics

Johnny 'whooped' and threw up his hands
and said it doesn't get much better than this
Janey found a tarnished heart
and threw me a desparate kiss
And I was trying every lock
to try to find a key that would fit
I grabbed my hat, picked up my shoes
collected everything I could use
and I made my way out alive with the Woodshed Blues
Johnny kneeled and measured his feet
for the idiot's hall of fame
Janey shined a tarnished heart
and told Cupid to take game
and I raised a toast to Peggy Lee
'cause there had to be more to this game
I grabbed my hat, picked up my shoes
collected everything I could use
and I made my way out alive with the Woodshed Blues
I grabbed my hat, picked up my shoes
collected everything I could use
and I made my way out alive with the Woodshed Blues
Johnny finally got a clue
and he headed far around the bend
and Janey put away her heart
and moved in with a very good friend
and I put my toes in the water
and I jumped back in again
I got my hat, picked up my shoes
collected everything I could use
and I made my way out alive with the Woodshed Blues
Take Your Flunky And Dangle
8The Boxing Song Take Your Flunky And Dangle
9AA Take Your Flunky And Dangle
10Gospel 2

Lyrics

The lion and the monkey were walking through the jungle
Till the light they were seeking wasn't there no more
The monkey said "Leo, we're a team, that's right"
The lion licked his chops and then he set to bite

It's all been said before
I don't take it as gospel no more

The lady and the lover were talking to each other
With satin tones and candy corn
Five years later there's pain and resentment
And a stony silence that's as thick as mud (ch)

Me and the governor were talking to each other
'Bout the power of one man to change the world
Two months later I was taken by surprise
When the governor put his vote on the other side (ch)

Take Your Flunky And Dangle
11It Only Comes Out At Night Take Your Flunky And Dangle
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Take Your Flunky And Dangle

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