“Everybody’s Buttocks Are Beautiful” song lyric

Funsterment, Poetry, Songwriting | Posted by Jannie on 29 March 2015 @ 12:46 PM (2) Comments

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Verse 1
my buttocks are looking oh so flabby today
i overheard her say
at the coffee shop yesterday
she was lamenting to her friend
that she’d gained weight in her rear end
she feared her gluteous maximus
was losing it attractiveness
so i leaned over to her table
and said excuse me lady, don’t you know…

Chorus
everybody’s buttocks are beautiful
no matter the shape or size
everybody’s buttocks are beautiful
in God’s eyes

Verse 2
she replied from her pie, skinny ma’am please get real
you don’t know how i feel
you probably got buns of steel
i said, oh no — quite to the contraire
i’ve not been exercising my derriere
my fanny is a little flat
but why would i worry ’bout that?
i know what really matters
is the beauty here in my heart, and…

Chorus
everybody’s buttocks are beautiful, etc.

Bridge
then her friend said, i agree
your butt is a beautiful sight to see
made of grace and made of love
a golden gift from God above
if it’s big, medium, little
hard as rock or gotta lotta jiggle
your heinie’s fine as fine can be
so shake your booty down with me…

then we all got up
and danced, and sang

Chorus
everybody’s buttocks are beautiful, etc.

Repeat Chorus

~~ (rear) end of lyric.

A new offering for my next Open Mike, towards my longer-term goal of a 1-hour show of my favorite original tunes.

O.M.s are a hoot!! In fact, I think they were first called hootenannies. Usually you get to play 3 tunes, but sometimes a couple more if not a lot of performers show up.

Whooohoooooo!

Posted with love, by Jannie

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P.S. When I started that index card months ago, 4 of those songs were still not finished, so — yay me for my progress!  :)

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“They Took Us In” a poem of gratitude for angels

Family, Mysteries, Poetry | Posted by Jannie on 7 March 2015 @ 7:21 PM (27) Comments

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they took us in like
a doorstep basket baby,

like a hatless hitch-hiker
into a February car.

they anonymously paid our
first and last month’s rent

and keep slipping hundreds
and hamburgers under our door.

we hail from a northern
nation of funny words

and funnier traditions, like
sky painting and snow gambling,

yet, they see something
in us, something similar

to themselves — love maybe
trust, hope, loyalty, goodness

or possibly we remind them
of church supper smiles they
haven’t thought of in years.

~~ end of poem, posted for no other reason than Poetry Rocks, and so do YOU!!

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Photo #2 from an hour ago, the pets all facing in my direction to remind me it was almost dinner time.

And since I like threes, one more pic!

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Kelly with besties in Dallas last month, just before she was to accept 2 gold medals, first on bars and first on vault.

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p.s. For those of you with whom I don’t do FaceBook / Instagram, the top photo was taken Feb. 22nd, our 23rd wedding anniversary.

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I Know I’ve Been Promising You “Other” Posts, But…

Gymnastics, Just Good Stuff, Poetry, Songwriting, The Pea | Posted by Jannie on 14 February 2015 @ 6:30 PM (25) Comments

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I am SO EXCITED!!! that a recent lyric manifestation has evolved one of my songs to this…

“LOVE IS THE ANSWER”

1.
i suppose i could get mad but that would feel bad so i will keep it chill
i will choose to be the peace i wish i could see, yes i will
i realize i must be growing wise
’cause in the thoughts i think and do and say to me and say to you i see…

chorus:
love is the answer
love is the dancer light on its feet
twirling so sweet
love is the answer to why we are here

2.
you could be somebody else but why not be yourself, born so you could shine
do the things you like to do and be nice to you, all of the time
drink up the stars, happy to be who you are
and if you’re ever searching i’ll be hoping you are learning from your heart…

Chorus

3.
i believe in having fun and doing as i’d have done, spinning as i go
i believe a holy plan too good to understand is running the show
’round and ’round and ’round, seeking i have found
everything’s a blessing or a lesson and in questioning, i see…

Chorus

~~ end of lyric.

Yay!!!!!!

I was never 100% happy with the lyric, and it lay fallow for over a year, until last week when the verses started magically rewriting themselves. Glad I had not done the “Final Recording.” Plus, my singing voice is so much better now!

I hope to be back in the studio in a few months to continue recording my 2nd 12 songs, whooohoooooo.

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My wonderful friends, as I post this we are in Dallas for another gymnastics meet, she competes tomorrow.

Don’t ya just LOVE her new competition leotard?!! Even more stunning than last year’s, which was a hard one to top.

And what an amazing gymnast she is! Been at it for quite a few years as you probably know.

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Hoping you will laugh / have laughed much today. And wishing you a super Valentine’s Day!

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P.S. More photos from this meet in comments!!

P.S.S.[edit Feb. 27, 2015] All lyrics subject to sudden and inexplicable tweaking by The Songwriter, me. :)

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She Won!!!!!!!!!!!

Gymnastics, Just Good Stuff, The Pea | Posted by Jannie on 12 January 2015 @ 3:20 PM (22) Comments

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Announcing the Level 7 All-Around Champion at our first meet of the season.

Total score 36.4 (out of 40) with FIRST on uneven bars, and tied for FIRST on balance beam.

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THREE gold medals around her cute little neck.

Whooohooooo.

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On my phone with her dad after her big win.

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edit: apologies for the further-out photos being a bit fuzzy, but wait until Kelly gets the new camera she’s been saving up for!! We gonna be zooming in BIG TIME with precision. I hope anyway — for a $500 camera! :) :)

And….. here were the Dec. Jan. Friends Of The Month…









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“Married Lady” The Lyric

Family, Nova Scotia, Songwriting | Posted by Jannie on 8 December 2014 @ 11:45 PM (25) Comments

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Verse 1
she is a married lady in love with a married man
they are together now daily, you see them holding hands
she writes him cards and letters, he writes her beautiful poems
she packs her wedding dress away and makes their house into a home

married lady with shiny pots and pans
brand new china and decorating plans
married lady…

Verse 2
she is a married lady doing her best each day
with two little boys and a baby, one more on the way
tricycles turn to bicycles, bicycles turn to cars
she sees those babies fly, spread their wings to the stars

married lady with wash on the line
she’s cooking and cleaning all of the time
married lady…

Bridge
everyone who meets her, they all agree nobody is sweeter
she is a special kind of rose that only grows in the springtime
i will never know another
quite as nice as this beautiful lady — she’s my mother

(8 bar bridge of CSNY-esque harmonies)

Verse 3
she is a married lady still in love with that man
now they have three grand babies and she still has decorating plans
fifty-five years gone by now, they’ve been side by side
he’s still writing poems, she still looks like a bride

married lady, her name is Mim
i do appreciate she married him

married lady, the very best lady i know

she is a married lady
in love with a married man…

~~ end of lyric.

Mom and Dad — August 20th, 1959.

So, I wrote that song for Mom, eh, and sang and played it on guitar at her and Dad’s 55th wedding anniversary party this past summer. Cousin Helen took some pix of me presenting it, I’ll have to ask her for those.

As the party danced on, Mom and Sister Rosie treated us to dueling harmonicas.

That’s Dad to Mom’s left.

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Earlier we gathered outside.

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Now…

as to the first photo in this post… about a week ago Kelly conceptualized, set up and took that photo for her Instagram photography account.

(fyi, she just reached 23K followers on her gymnastics Instagram account!)

But back to this story…

I added my pack of Christmas cards to the mix and took the following… (with not such a good camera as Kelly’s)

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(If I still had my working photoshop I’d ‘ve made those art residue stains on the table disappear.) :) Alas, I’ve been technically-sideswiped again by the Universe.

It’s all good tho, eh?

I’ll soon be sending one of those cards to cousin Helen and other dear ones up in Canada Land.

As per the above lyric — true, Mom loves to decorate and redecorate, has ever since I’ve known her. She’s got that special touch.

Here’s the interior of that little porch she and Dad added to their beach cottage a few years ago…

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Mind you, Jim, Kelly and I only had THREE days to visit with my side of the family this summer, so running around snapping House & Style photos was not on my mind as much as communing with real humans, and photographing them.

I like the cottage. They bought it in 1979.

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Dad’s Christmas pressie from us this year is a framed photo of the 3 grand-babies on the beach.

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Mom’s present is an old Wedgwood “Jasper Blue” bowl that’s in this box I wrapped yesterday…

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Jim bought the blue bowl and an identical “rosewood” tinted one at a yard sale a few months ago.

Mom loves blue dishes and I rose, so there we go!

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My bowl is currently upside-down, used as a shell stand, as you can see.

But here’s how it would probably look if a Normal Person :) owned it ….

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(fyi, that’s not spider poop on my shelf — it’s golden sparkles from a votive candle that was sitting there before I snapped the pix.)

Yesterday Kelly chose the following card for Nanny & Poppy…

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That’s a shot she took, trying out her new-used Fuji Finepix.

And today — Monday Dec. 8th, 2014 I set out those and other pressies to Canada in my shipping bin, along with my eBay parcels…

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So AWESOME I don’t even have to go to the Post Office to mail Internationally! All done online, with labels and customs forms printed out at home, cool!

I’ll be sure to tell Mom & Dad not to look at my blog until after Christmas so their pressies will stay a surprise!

And I’m sure I’ll be posting here again before Christmas. Been writing poems lately! Well, 1 or 3. Edit — Nope, more posting didn’t happen. :)

Posted with love and wonderment,

Jannie

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