Don't Play It By The Book

by Jack Foster III

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Don’t Play It By The Book (Holding Up The Stars)
lyrics by Jack Foster III music by Jack Foster III and Robert Berry
©2017

It's a hashtag morning but it’s not surprising
that the technicolor’s fading from the new horizon
Rainbow lost its bow — became just rain
and all the world is insane

There’s a ton of shit to do but not a second left to do it
and it’s no excuse . . . to say that everyone goes through it
all the earmarks — of an eyesore
and all the world wants more

Venus retrograde and the queen of diamonds
on a star-crossed lookout in the Scottish highlands
the signs are there; large as life
all you gotta do is look
it’s a rain-check ending with the girl forlorn
an S&M a bridal on a unicorn
the signs are there; yes, the signs are there

don’t play it by the book
cause we’re picking up some speed
thanks a lot
we’ve come so very far
don’t play it by the book
something else is what we need
here’s the hand
holding up the stars

It’s a sunset town and the sheriff’s dead
Maybe Bobby Marley shot him; least that’s what he said
Now it’s terror mixed with riots and a lot of of smoke
And all the world's a joke.

They say God Almighty’s dead, no I don’t believe it
just a temporary coma and the thieves are thieving
so we need some love and just a whale of a hand
leviathan — du jour

Mars with pedal to the metal and the King of hearts
Black kitty crossed the hi way toppled apple carts
the signs are there; much bigger than a life
all you gotta do is look
You cash the rain check, but the girl’s. still. sad.
horny horse gone pro FULLY leather clad
let me share my philosophy:

don’t play it by the book
cause we’re picking up some speed
thanks a lot
we’ve come so very far
don’t play it by the book
something else is what we need
here’s the hand
holding up the stars

(Maybe) Maybe someday
(someday) the storm will pass us
no more raging
twisting turmoil
(Maybe) Maybe someday
(someday) calmer weather
happy people
feeling better

don’t play it by the book
cause we’re picking up some speed
thanks a lot
we’ve come so very far
don’t play it by the book
something else is what we need
here’s the hand
holding up the stars

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released July 26, 2017

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