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Cross-dressin’ chimps on the TV show
Crooks in the clink and on the old Dow Jones
Spinnin’ nothin’ into gold
It’s a big dumb world

Crazy people on the radio
Who gave them the microphone
To masquerade their bull as gold?
It’s a big dumb world

Too many people on the telephone
Got more stuff that can’t be sold
Spinnin’ thin air into gold
It’s a big dumb world

I used to put up a fight Now I just smile
Cuz I know it’s all right

Scully and Fox and the cig-smokin’ dude
I’m hooked by God, nothin’ I can do
You say it’s crap, I say it’s gold
It’s a big dumb world

Billion-dollar babies
On the football field
CEOs with eight-figure deals
Sometimes I wonder if anything’s real
It’s a big dumb world

Words and music copyright ©1998 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, bass, drums, percussion, acoustic and electric guitars, recording and mix engineer
Jackson Huus (age 9): backing vocals

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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