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Rooty Toot Toot for the Moon

ROOTY TOOT TOOT FOR THE MOON
Greg Brown

The whole kit and caboodle is in disrepair
There's nowhere to go if not here
Little captains and cuckoos from here to Timbuctoo
Are counting their dough in the mirror

Singing rooty toot toot for the moon
It’s the biggest star I've ever seen
It's a pearl of wisdom, a slice of green cheese
Burning just like Kerosene, burning just like Kerosene

He was just a young white kid trying to sing tough and black
With gravel and spit in his voice
He laughed at the things we do, the radio laughed too
I held up my arms to rejoice

Singing rooty toot toot for the moon
It’s the biggest star I've ever seen
It's a pearl of wisdom, a slice of green cheese
Burning just like Kerosene, burning just like Kerosene

*You know all of us are primates, some of us were classmates
Some of us were lovers in the fall
There were periods of blondness, periods of fondness
Periods that never came at all

Singing rooty toot toot for the moon
It’s the biggest star I've ever seen
It's a pearl of wisdom, a slice of green cheese
Burning just like Kerosene, burning just like Kerosene

So God bless motorcycles and far out heavy trifles
You know you can't memorize Zen
Hang your hat on your nose don't hide in your clothes
Kiss a moose, begin to begin

Singing rooty toot toot for the moon
It’s the biggest star I've ever seen
It's a pearl of wisdom, a slice of green cheese
Burning just like Kerosene, burning just like Kerosene

*Verse by Dick Pinney
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