Professor Gum's Euphonious Elixir

by Professor Gum

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Professor Gum Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Professor Gum is the song-writing alter ego of Montgomery Kane, a fingerstyle guitarist and dad from Pittsburgh, PA. His first collection of songs sets up shop in the territory somewhere in between 'Puff, The Magic Dragon' and 'Poisoning Pigeons In The Park.' ... more

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Track Name: Warm Weather Gone
When the warm weather's gone, say goodbye.
When the warm weather's gone, say goodbye.
When the leaves fall off the branches that are holding up the sky
and the warm weather's gone, say goodbye.

When the birds fly away, say goodnight.
When the birds fly away, say goodnight.
When you wish that you could join me on my migratory flight
and the birds fly away, say goodnight.
Track Name: OK2GO
it's okay to go to heaven
it's okay to go
it's okay to go to heaven

and if the iron in your blood is too magnetic
and if you're tethered to the ground by things regretted
and if your pallbearers are all unsympathetic
I'll lift you up on my shoulders
I'll lift you up on my shoulders
Track Name: Juvie
I'm sure glad you had your fun
declaring war on everyone.
But now you're sore, your BB Gun
is going back to the store, and you're
going to juvie.

I guess there's a chance it might do you some good.
Without you it won't be the same neighborhood.
No slingshots will sing to the birds in the trees
And a whole host of creatures not least of them me
Will be happy and free

But I'm sure glad you had your fun
declaring war on everyone.
And now you're sore your BB Gun
is going back to the store
and you're
going to juvie.

Your BB gun
You rotten kid
They found out half of what you did
The other half
I could not forgive
Until I saw the squad car parked up by where you live

Now I'm sure glad you had your fun
declaring war on everyone.
And now you're sore, your BB Gun
is going back to the store, and you're
going to juvie.
Track Name: Feel Better
Let me feel your head
You should be in bed
No, there'll be no running in the grass for you today

Rest your head on me
Yes, I'll be your remedy
No, there'll be no running in the grass for you today

So dream your secret dream (your secret dream)
Sip the broth and breathe the steam
Close your eyes, close your eyes

You'll feel better in the morning
You'll feel better--close your eyes
You'll feel better in the morning
You'll feel better--close your eyes
Track Name: Rescue Dogs
What they rescued from the fire sat out in the rain.
Gasoline makes rainbows as it all goes down the drain--
all goes down the drain.
The gas can we were playing with is hidden in the weeds.
Rescue dogs won't go there, 'cause it smells like evil deeds--
smells like evil deeds.

If I had a heart with nothing hidden in it,
I'd be a different sort of creature altogether.

The kids from two streets over stood and watched for half the night.
Their faces looked like devils in the jumping firelight--
jumping firelight.
When a body's got a devil stopping up his throat,
He can't speak to tell no one, but the rescue dogs, they know it--
rescue dogs, they know it.

If I had a heart with nothing hidden in it,
I'd be a different sort of creature altogether.
I'd be a good dog.
I'd be a rescue dog.
I'd be a good dog.
I'd be a rescue dog.

So remove yourself to safety with all necessary speed.
Leave the things you merely want and take the things you need--
take the things you need.
Bring the things you love and leave the things to which you're tied.
If you can't tell the difference, let the rescue dogs decide--
rescue dogs decide.

If I had a heart with nothing hidden in it,
I'd be a different sort of creature altogether.
I'd be a good dog.
I'd be a rescue dog.
I'd be a good dog.
I'd be a rescue dog.
Track Name: Far Away
I hope you found a friendly place to stay--far away
A pillow upon which your head to lay--far away
I hope you found an open door, a bed, a pallet on the floor,
A warm, clean, dry spot in a bale of hay--far away.

I hope you found a penny's worth of pay--far away.
An honest job to fill the honest day--far away.
I hope you found your calling true, some interesting stuff to do,
A box of matches with which you might play--far away.

I hope you found your way back from the bottom of the sea.
I hope a different fish than swallowed you will swallow me.
And when the shell collector finds you living at Land's End,
I hope to only hear it from a mutual friend.

I hope you found a place out of the fray--far away.
A corner where no bell will ring today--far away.
A place for taking off the gloves, where it neither comes to push nor shove,
And the peace of mind for which I know you pray is not far away.