Song lines to Shirley...
When I was slightly younger, and a little more foolish, I tried to reach the window ledge of a girl called Shirley. Just as I was about to about to leave a token of my love (after I watched her undress and dance along to a hit by The Nolan Sisters) I slipped and fell some thirty feet onto a shed roof. Landing like a belly flop onto the mossy shed-top, I slid down the roof and fell head first into some railing. I am not sure whether it was the moss, or whether it was the hair product that I was using at the time, but somehow my head became wedged between two iron railings. In the fall I had not only lost my footing and my dignity, but I also managed to lose my trousers. This was just the end of another bad day. While I knelt, half naked, knees covered in moss and my head clamped between two railings I decided to write a song. It"s dedicated to Shirley Baluga...
'The Slippery Shoes Blues' - a Country"n"Western ballad.
I"ve stood on highest branch in the highest tree
To watch you and make some memory
Of the greatest gal in the whole goddam town
My luck seemed to pass as my feet gave way
And I dropped to the floor, passin" your dad on the way
I was fallin" from greatest gal in the town
He was reading the paper as I passed by
I kinda waved as I caught his eye
And I noted the resemblance of my gal from the town
Funny how I passed your mother too
Playing with the milkman, I think you knew,
I"m sorry to break it to you...the greatest gal in the town.
They were only making cakes and covered in flour
You don"t see much travelling at fifty miles an hour
From the greatest gal in the whole goddam town
Now, I knew you were from a family of four
I wondered how I"d see your brother before I hit the floor
The greatest gal in the whole goddam town
Well, I hit the roof, the railings too and didn"t scream
I just looked to God and told Him this was mean
To keep me from my gal in the town.
Half naked, head down, with my ass all red,
As your brother shoots pellets at me from his bed
Now, I"ve met the family of the greatest gal in the town.
One day, I will finish this song. I was rescued from the fence before I had a chance to complete it. Perhaps if I meet Shirley again, I"ll have the inspiration.