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Girl and boy, both age two
What’s the difference between the two?
Is the thing already set
Or is it to be learned yet?

Girl and boy pullin’ doggy’s tail
Poor little puppy starts to wail
Girl says stop, he don’t like it
Boy keeps pullin’ ’til he gets bit

Boys can’t be trusted

Man and boy, age 22
What’s the difference between the two?
One don’t lie because he loves
One don’t care but says he does

Scientists have the cure
To stop babies before they grow
One for girls, one for boys
Guess who gets to make the choice?

Boys can’t be trusted

Words and music copyright ©1993 Mike Starling
Published by Bean Hoy Music (BMI)
Lyrics reprinted by permission
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from It's a Big Dumb World: A 25th Anniversary Collection, released March 8, 2019
Mike Starling: vocals, acoustic guitars, cedar flute
Mark Lakmann: trombone, horn charts
David Purcell: drum kit, percussion
Hans Mayer: bass, Danelectro scratch guitar, backing vocals, basic tracks recording engineer
Jeff Halko: backing vocals
Jason Knox: overdubs recording and mix engineer

25th Anniversary Collection
Produced by Mike Starling for Nine Volt Media
Mastered by Brett Huus for Momentous Records



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COOL MUSIC FOR A BIG DUMB WORLD: Bean Hoy's songs "are a laundry list of local and national maladies, often depicted with a dark sense of humor. As often as not, the music is as playful as the words. All in all, a reflection of inane pop culture, where one no longer condemns the plastic world around us but instead videotapes it for later when there's nothing else on." –LAX magazine ... more

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