Tuesday, February 25, 2014

I think Chuck Brodsky has been here

Most local folks who travel 224 highway from Napoleon to where I live probably laugh just like Cliff and I do as we pass the "scenic byway" signs.  I guess you could call it scenic, but not in the ways one would think.  This song could have been written about that stretch of road.  I confess, there's a little of me and Cliff in the song, too.  It's just that some of the folks down the road make us feel a little better about ourselves.  



Take it Out Back
Chuck Brodsky

Ashes from the wood stove filling up the bucket
Spilling out the top, so where am I gonna chuck it?
Take it out the back door to where I never mow
Find a little spot that no one'll ever go to

Take it out back and dump it in the river
Take it out back and throw it in the woods
Take it out back and chuck it down the hillside
Keep the front yard looking good

That old tv - it quit on me brother
Ten years ago - I got me another
First one's sitting out by the porch swing
With the fridge and the stove and a bunch of other things

Take it out back and dump it in the river
Take it out back and throw it in the woods
Take it out back and chuck it down the hillside
Keep the front yard looking good

That rusty old car - it's got no motor
If it had any gas I'd try to explode her
Hubcaps, hoods, and old transmissions
Take 'em to the river - gonna make for good fishing

Take it out back and dump it in the river
Take it out back and throw it in the woods
Take it out back and chuck it down the hillside
Keep the front yard looking good

The food in the fridge - it's all turned green
And the chicken bones that have been picked clean
Some on the counter - some on the floor
Let's take 'em out the back door

Take it out back and dump it in the river
Take it out back and throw it in the woods
Take it out back and chuck it down the hillside
Keep the front yard looking good

2 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

How cute that song is. I did some traveling on the Scenic ByWays here in Ohio this past summer and fall and know that Chuck must have traveled here too. Anyway we did enjoy the trips and I'm looking forward to more Scenic Byways when the weather turns good once more !

TARYTERRE said...

I like the line about finding a little spot that nobody will ever go to. Sweet song.