song recording: “the good guys”

Grady, right, and Chris Thompson of The Good G...

Grady, right, and Chris Thompson of The Good Guys performing at the 1971 Florida Folk Festival: White Springs, Florida (Photo credit: State Library and Archives of Florida)

Good Guys Inflatable

Good Guys Inflatable (Photo credit: The Brain Toad)

The Good Guys promotional logo

The Good Guys promotional logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If I’d done the things you did, then I’d have the things you have. You may say you hate your life, but you’ve got it either way.

What would you say    when you are dreaming    about your life     when you’re awake?

What could you make    out of this mess    if you would stop   calling it a shame?
If this mess was just a tantrum, and your drama was a comedy, would you laugh at your own whining, would you cry when you start shouting?
What would you say       if you were watching    yourself out there    on a big screen
and would you pause       to praise the acting     to say “you can’t believe    how real it seems.”
I thought I was the good guy          but I was trapped in a bad script      the cameraman shot that scene all wrong     the director better edit it
Three Great Guys

Three Great Guys (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If I’d lied to make you happy, is that a crime you could forgive? If I’d lied to keep myself calm, is that a skill you’d like to have?
What would we say    when we are dreaming  about our lives     when we’re awake?
What could we make    out of this mess    if we would stop   calling it a shame?
If this mess was just a tantrum, and our drama was a comedy, would we laugh at our own whining, would we cry when we start shouting?
What would we say       if we were watching  ourselves out there    on a big screen
and would we pause       to praise the acting    to say “we can’t believe    how real it seems.”
We thought we were the good guys          but we were trapped in a bad script      the cameraman shot that scene all wrong     the director better edit it
Guys and Dolls (film)

Guys and Dolls (film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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One Response to “song recording: “the good guys””

  1. Hell raising Love Monster #1 Says:

    I can relate. I have had those same thoughts. And my acting seems so real, I don’t believe it is acting.

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