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the matthew show: Listen to Music

Boy in the Moon

(the matthew show)
June 25, 2013
written by Mark Doyon
commissioned as part of Legacy Leadership Academy tuition fundraiser, summer 2013
Get with it, get dressed
Fight to be the best
Here’s your flight cap
And here are your shiny boots
Comb your hair, get moving
Your laziness ain’t soothing to the rest of us
Now stand up straight and tall

And smile, smile, smile
Remember to smile

Make the grade, get tough
Everybody’s had enough
Of idealists and utopians and other fools
Get a grip, get serious
Everybody’s furious
Your brain’s been sighted
Out near Saturn’s rings

But smile, smile, smile
Remember to smile

Boy in the moon
They shot you off too soon

Your aptitude is high
Your attitude is poor, poor, poor
Discrepancies are cause for concern
Sure you’ll take your sips
But soon you’ll be eclipsed
By somebody who took the time to learn
Whatever it was

But fly, fly, fly
Remember to fly

Boy in the moon
They shot you off too soon
Before you knew enough to shoot them down
And now is your big chance
To waste a round

(CHORUS)