"The stars are threshed, and the souls are threshed from their husks."
posted by Whim @ 9:05 AM
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While I enjoy the refence, may I suggest or, as you will not get this in time, hope that you do not follow other examples set by Mr. Zevon. He is "Mr. Bad Example!"I started as an alter boy, working at the churchLearning all my holy moves, doing some researchWhich led me to a cash box, labeled "Children's Fund"I'd leave the change, and tuck the bills inside my cummerbundI got a part-time job at my father's carpet storeLaying tackless stripping, and housewives by the scoreI loaded up their furniture, and took it to SpokaneAnd auctioned off every last naugahyde divanI'm very well aquainted with the seven deadly sinsI keep a busy schedule trying to fit them inI'm proud to be a glutton, and I don't have time for slothI'm greedy, and I'm angry, and I don't care who I crossI'm Mr. Bad Example, intruder in the dirtI like to have a good time, and I don't care who gets hurtI'm Mr. Bad Example, take a look at meI'll live to be a hundred, and go down in infamyOf course I went to law school and took a law degreeAnd counseled all my clients to plead insanityThen worked in hair replacement, swindling the baldWhere very few are chosen, and fewer still are calledThen on to Monte Carlo to play chemin de ferI threw away the fortune I made transplanting hairI put my last few francs down on a prostituteWho took me up to her room to perform the flag saluteWhereupon I stole her passport and her wigAnd headed for the airport and the midnight flight, you dig?And fourteen hours later I was down in AdelaideLooking through the want ads sipping Fosters in the shadeI opened up an agency somewhere down the lineTo hire aboriginals to work the opal minesBut I attached their wages and took a whopping cutAnd whisked away their workman's comp and pauperized the lotI'm Mr. Bad Example, intruder in the dirtI like to have a good time, and I don't care who gets hurtI'm Mr. Bad Example, take a look at meI'll live to be a hundred and go down in infamyI bought a first class ticket on Malaysian AirAnd landed in Sri Lanka none the worse for wearI'm thinking of retiring from all my dirty dealsI'll see you in the next life, wake me up for meals
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