Speechless

from by Herd of Sherlock

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Written/programmed/recorded/mixed within the month of November 2016, this song is part of a collection by Randall Payton (Chez Stadium), fulfilling the National Solo Album Month challenge under the moniker, Herd of Sherlock. #nasoalmo

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First they came for my rotary dial
Then the tangled up cord went away in a while
Now, to pick uptake phone they force me to smile
And I say nothing

Then they came for my VCR
Then they reached for my medicine jar
Then they made fun of my old guitar
But I said nothing

I cried and I cried out: I’m not ready yet
when they came for my old cassettes
You find it for free on the Internets
but I said nothing

I wait for my moment to give ‘em my mind
But my two cents are a day late and a dollar behind
I’m rendered speechless as if by design
My two cents are a day late and a dollar behind

My Macintosh laptop was next on their list
You can always go back to PC they insist
It has a screensaver no one can resist
But I said nothing

They cam and disconnected my cable today
My shows float in the ether but still I must pay
I don’t think I can watch movies that way
But I said nothing

Every few years they show up for my vote
I throw up my hands thinking that’s all she wrote
I can consider if I could live on a boat
But I do nothing

I wait for my moment to give ‘em my mind
But my two cents are a day late and a dollar behind
I’m rendered speechless as if by design
My two cents are a day late and a dollar behind

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from Don't Blink Twice, released December 1, 2016
All composition, performance, recording and mixing by Randall Payton. Blame him alone. Published by Eating Words and Drinking Songs.

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Herd of Sherlock Portland, Oregon

Randall Payton has recorded and performed most frequently as Chez Stadium, but also as Herd of Sherlock and DJ Random Paydirt, and is a frequent collaborator on others' projects.

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