The Illustrated Steve McCabe Songbook Entry (0): Too Loose To Trek

TOO LOOSE TO TREK

Don’t let your genie loose in midstream

its horses for courses if you know what i mean

600 lb gorilla in a barr-brady suit

slick hair matted up like superglue

A rough-shod genie caught unawares and aloof in midstream ... "Hark!"
WTF? A rough-shod genie caught unawares and aloof in midstream ... "Hark!"

The critical mass runneth over

like a jehovas witness on gwynneth paltrow

looks like jealous bitchiness has the reins again

because when the rains come it looks like stormy weather again

Platos brain: hmm, perfect forms eh?
Platos brain: hmm, perfect forms eh?
A 600lb Gorilla in a Barr-Brady suit - An Officer and a Gentleman
Google Translate: Aye Carumba! not this shit again!
Google Translate: Aye Carumba! not this shit again!

Too loose to hang on to the reins!

when the rains come you will have mush for brains

if you keep your mind open

there’ll be bad brains rising from these tired remains!

Always counting chickens before they’re hatched

always have to steal my kisses down in the hatch

but your 6 ton ape is wearing falsies and a wig

and thats not real hair in his ear, its an earwig

Miss Peggy Lee
Miss Peggy Lee

Workin class man, no rod, bow or rifle

liable for libel, won’t give you an eyeful

of baubles, bangles and bronzed love beads

Can you tell me how to get to Simian Street?

Simian Street
Simian Street - scimitars ahoist

Janis Joplins Love Beads for sale
Janis Joplins unkempt 60's Love Beads for sale - as used in the original ad
Come with me and Peggy Lee on a slow boat to Harlem,

We’ll take the most rank cab that you got

handsome is as handsome does

this charming man has a hand in his glove

This is charming, man - bloody priceless
Charming... This is charming, man - bloody priceless!!

What he’s doing i couldn’t say

but he sure scared those pigeons away.

ooh yeah, but he sure scared those pigeons away.

hey hey, he scared those pigeons away.

HEARTBREAK HOTEL – TRUTH OR LEGEND?

Courtney Cox and Myley Cyrus tell of all night circus romp!

Punt of ‘Derry Castle’ survivors

This is one of the inspiring images which are echoed in Steve’s 2010 song ‘Punt of Derry Castle Survivors’ aka ‘Get me off this Ship of Fools’…

Punt of Derry Castle Survivors

Main Auckland Island to the Firth of Thames
Get me off this ship of fools!
The ferry’s legendary its a primary focus
The more you take on the more you got to lose

Get in the punt of Derry Castle survivors
I am alive. I will survive, believe me!
Get off the grass you bunch of part-timers
Breath in the Word, then bleed for me or bleed me!

I think he wants to focus now!
Wish he’d take the photo first
its a photo finish, just ask Matt
and all the survivors behind him

Irons in the fire , a burning desire
still haven’t found what i’m looking for
satanic verses in unreadable languages
aren’t really verses at all!

Get in the punt of Derry Castle Survivors
Their names be unfamiliar, but your grandchildren knows it
Livin for the city is workin for the man
i just wanna live for the working class man

The song, its wrong, sorry to waste your time
tumbling fumbling mixture of words
Kilkenny seperatists citing the punt
everybody has to take a punt!

Anyone who had a heart wouldn’t want to break one
Could it be you haven’t got a heart
Grab a martial arts leaflet, please do take one
Sufferin’ for our our art

Back-Story
kindly reprinted from http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/castaways/2/3

Punt Survivors, The Avon River, Christchurch
Punt Survivors, The Avon River, Christchurch

Pic: Here a punt is being removed from the Rose Island boatshed in 1973 for safe keeping in a weatherproof museum at Erebus Cove. The survivors of the Derry Castle built themselves this wooden punt to sail from Enderby Island, where their ship was wrecked, to the provision depot on the main Auckland Island.

Kings and serfs alighted, they flitted from island to island.

Being boat-based, these beatnik boatniks assumed the asinine affinity incorporation as expected of a corporate cultural construct, with a hierarchy that has signoff requirements and some bureaucracy to deal with should it become fashionable , common sense or as a last resort go to back to the traditional skills.

kia kaha kapai ai

Steve,  S.M.A.