From the album I Think I Am

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People On The Porch

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"This is an acoustic fast moving, fun, feel good country/folk odd-ditty that just so happens to be a true story. "X" my heart.
Honestly, you just can't make stuff like this up! Lyrics follow, and you just might need them to enjoy my original People On The Porch :) "- Colette O'Connor

This track features on CD "I Think I Am" released June 21, 2016, and is available direct from the artist at www.coletteoconnor.net

Recorded at Ultrasound Production Studios, Hanover MA.
Lyrics, music, guitar and vocals: Colette O'Connor
Mando & Bass: Joe Clapp
Back up vocals: Colette O'Connor, Joe Clapp
Sound Engineer: The Supreme Being, Joe Clapp

With great thanks to Steve Berall, Lydia, and Fred, for so many years of inspiring entertainment! Art inspires art.

Lyrics

In a sleepy little place called Tinkertown there’s a mystery of sorts:
Two manikins, a girl and a guy are dressed out on a porch.
Depending on the weather, he and she outside are suitably dressed and together they sit like people on a porch.

When I’m driving by- I slow down to see.
I feel like such a spy. What are they wearing?
It’s kinda rude to pry but not like I can go up and say hi. (that’s crazy)

The peopl on the porch.
Weird people on the porch.
And I’m the dummy watching this fashion mystery,
and wishing now that I never did see those people on the porch.

In the winter they wear scarves and hats, ski jackets, and warm pants,
Summertime it’s beach attire; margaritas in their hands.
It’s fun to watch their story, soap opera quality;
like that week, they refused to speak with backs turned stubbornly.

It damned near made me cry- such a tragedy.
I wanted them to try. What’s come over me?
I called a flower guy, but hung up when he started asking why. (exactly?) (don’t ask me!)

Weird people on the porch.
And I’m the dummy watching this fashion mystery
and wishing now that I never did see those people on the porch.


Then one day in Fall- I could hardly breathe.
They were not there at all. What was happening?
That’s it, once and for all! I went up to the railing, I didn’t stop to think but then I saw the notice with so much great relief: (on va-ca-tion!)

The Ppl on the porch.
Weird people on the porch.
For years they’ve been together, loyal night and day;
still a mystery but I’m glad to see, those people on the porch.
Weird people on the porch
My people on the porch.