It ain’t just the fact that white powder can kill ya

Or that a case of Jack Daniels does a body up poor;

It’s the fact that control completely eludes you

You ain’t just not driving, you got no license or car.


 My daddy could bend cold steel with his bare hands

The lackeys stood wide-eyed, their chins on their shoes.

It wasn’t no Punch, wasn’t no Judy, it wasn’t bravado, he didn’t do it for show.

He just picked out the pipeline he knew he was good at

And when he surfed that channel, he went with the flow.


Some kiddos tag subways, some poets sing blues, some sell bonds to

Investors or turn snakes into boots.

It’s their pipeline they’re riding, a move they can schmooze

They don’t need no white rabbit; no one walks in their shoes.


Some do a little; some do a lot; some do what they have

Some do what they got. And there are some sunny days

When they can’t buy a wave, but they have fun, fun, fun,

‘Til the wagon takes them away.


It’s important to surf the urge to be second

It’d not enough to settle for third.

Wax your board and swim way out to the big ones

If you stay on the shore, you’ll never be heard.



About Bob McCarthy

Originally from the Northeast, I now call Southwest Florida home. I have been a professional copywriter and editor since 1979, both freelance and in house. I have had article published in regional, national and international magazines. Plus, a video for which I wrote the script won an industry award as Best Training Video.
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