Critique Song

June

2021

My Parade

Jay Harris

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My Parade 6-1-21

I hit this world, with scream and a yell.
Gonna blaze a trail, change the world, you never can tell.
Me and my dreams, found a real fine wife. built the house, raised the kids, vowed all of our lives.
Then the drinking days, drove em all way , Soon enough learned to live for just one day.
Yea I got knocked down, lower than I’d been, but I knew right then I had to decide do I sink or swim.
Now theyr’e back in my life, and wer’e doing OK.
Ain’t no big thang, it was just a little rain on my parade.

Well I knew ole Joe, down at the grocery store
He would sack the bags , clean the aisles do as he was told
Then a man said hey, boy you eyeing my wife, he came for Joe to hurt him bad with a big ol knife.
Joe was all cut up, nothing he could do, all because he didn’t look much like me or you.
He knows it ain’t right , but hell he’s still gonna try. It’s hard for some to see the world through his eyes.
Says he’s better than most, he’s got it made in the shade.
Ain’t no big thang, it’s just a little rain on his parade.

We make plans to lives our lives, most the time it goes just right, but some days you get knocked down and you want to cry.
Most times wer’e just misunderstood, even when we see the good, the world has laid right our before our sleepy eyes.

Well they had a little bar, in the neighborhood
It wasn’t too much but they made it work doing all that they could.
Then the Covid came, shut em all down, not just them but every bar in this big ol town.
Then the sun came out. Was there ever a doubt. They looked up and smiled to God they were still around.


Now they’re doing alright, Better than OK. As a matter of fact compared to most they think they got it made.
It was a rocky time, man they were they afraid,
But no big thang , just a little rain on their parade.
No big thang , just a little rain on their parade.
No big thang, just a little rain on their parade.

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