"Me and Stupid" as written by and Dave August/tielli Bidini....
Me and Stupid
At the cottage
Casting out for giant trout
Me and Stupid
Threw back sunfish
Digging worms and lighting punks
Pretending we weren’t real

Me and Stupid
At the coalis
Picking scabs and playing tag
Me and Stupid
Skookum stupid

We got wailed on ginger ale

As flat as the Ferguson girl

Me and Stupid
He was different

I told lies about my band


He said would I show him chords

So I said "Yes," and I showed him

"The House of the Rising Sun",

and some original new wave rock!

He was my best friend...

Me and Stupid
At the ball yard

Throwing rocks to Rolling Stones

He was Catfish Hunter

I was Johnny Bench,
and he would clench

That ball like the whole of the world

Then on a night in the North Ontario summertime

I heard a sound from the lake

Like the rage of a pike in the shallow reeds

Something is about to happen. Leaves are still.

Two shores away, a man hammering in the sky...

I jumped down from the bunk where I slept in the room with the fake-look wood
 and the painting of God. 
I could see his head bob there in the surf; 
I could see his footprints fresh in the turf
. So I screamed and I yelled, like the time that I first heard Aerosmith... 
Steve Tyler sang "Dream On," but I was stiff with fear
, seeing him drown in the cold lake. 
So I screamed, and I yelled. 
But all I heard was the sound of my hot... air.

Me and Stupid
His mind was fucked up

But aren't we all in our own way?

They took Stupid to the Dumb House/(hospital)

And that was all I saw of him

That summer I heard the Ramones
They played original new wave rock!

Pike!
Trout!
Minnows!
Smelt!


Lyrics submitted by thirsty_thursday

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    General CommentThe inclusion of "hospital" in the last verse is not to denote that that's what the Dumb House is (I'm sure most anyone could figure that out, although it is a specific kindof hospital...). No, I thought it right to throw it in there since Dave sings it when the band played this song at their last show at Massey Hall. They didn't play it live much to my knowledge...

    I'm also not totally sure about "minnows!", but there it is.

    So, quite an intriguing song. Continues Dave's compulsion to name-drop various places, people, things... I'd be interested to learn that this is a true story, that's for sure.
    thirsty_thursdayon October 13, 2009   Link

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