el cortez motel


this ain’t the song i wanted to write
it’s missing wit sarcasm and bite
this song holds nothing for the astute
no it ain’t the song
it’s just a substitute

the song i wanted
would have a message to send
and people who ignored me
would start calling me friend
people would talk about
this great song they heard
and when they’d see me on the street
they’d say dude…word!


the song i wanted
would put a smile on your face
with eloquent words
written with style and grace
it would be known
for inspiring great minds
and fostering the thoughts
that saved mankind


no it ain’t the song
it just a substitute

words and music by jake kelly
© 2004 jake kelly
all rights reserved: don't tread on me


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