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Sorry, Forgot My Tie​-​Dyed T​-​Shirt

from It's a Big Dumb World: A 25th Anniversary Collection by Bean Hoy

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Sorry, forgot my tie-dyed T-shirt
Outgrew it back in ’79
Pardon, don’t drive my VW microbus
The tranny blew in ’85

’Scuse me, sold all of my Dead records
Did not replace ’em on CD
Sorry, didn’t order cappuccino
Plain old coffee’s good enough for me

Sorry, I’m kind of out of touch lately
Can’t tell you who’s on MTV
Wouldn’t know Pavement from cement on the highway
Don’t know Green Day from green tea

Sorry, I was born in the ’50s
I’m on the other side of thirty
I ain’t marchin’ for no no-nuke causes
Cuz it really don’t do a thing

I don’t frequent no after-bar parties
I don’t feel like getting high
I don’t drive around in no Isuzu Trooper
With subwoofers piled up to the sky

I beg forgiveness, I know my face is clean-shaven
But I just won’t grow no goatee
Ain’t got no tattoos, ain’t got no tongue- or nose-ring
It just all looks too painful to me

Sorry, I said I’m sorry...

Words and music ©1994 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, bass, harmonica
David Purcell: drum kit
Hans Mayer: Danelectro scratch guitar, basic tracks recording engineer
Jason Knox: backing vocals, ovedubs 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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