Kenny Green

Kenny Green

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THE STATE I'M IN

Written By: Robert Kenneth Green

Mary told Marcia
Peter told Moe
Everybody’s talking about the state I’m in
Sissy told Mama
Papa told bro
Everybody’s talking about the state I’m in
My Preacher held a sermon
Said I was a fool
Always showing off and breaking all the rules
Talking about my problems and the state I’m in
Everyone’s talking about the state I’m in
Went to my Barber for a clean cut and shave
Thought I’d start over and try to end this wave
He asked me if I heard about the young fool in town
Thought he could win the heart of the prettiest gal around
Bought her some flowers
Bought her a ring
Got on his knees and started to sing
He opened up his mouth and a bee flew out
It stung her on the nose and she started to shout
I don’t want your flowers
I don’t want your ring
Get up off your knees and don’t try to sing
Oh, everybody’s talking about the state I’m in
Everybody keeps talking about the state I’m in
I hopped on the bus to get out of there
Driver asked me for my ticket and said she liked my hair
I started to reply when I recognized the voice
She looked me in the eye and said you know you have a choice
Everybody’s talking about the state I’m in
Yeah, everybody’s talking about the state I’m in
If she don’t want your flowers you can give them to me
If she don’t want your ring I’ll take it happily
You can get on your knees and sing me a song
If a bee comes out, it can buzz right along
Riding on a bus with the girl next door
Never saw it coming but now I want some more
Going to call my Pappy and tell him the news
Going to call my Mama and my Sister too
Tell everyone about the state I’m in
You can tell everyone about the state I’m in
Call up your brother, call up your friends – Tell everybody about the state I’m in

STUCK IN A FISH TANK

Written By: Robert Kenneth Green

Stuck in a fish tank
swimming with the sharks
heading for the bubbles
throw them off the mark
moving thru a world
with a bright neon glow
looking for my ship to come in
but the journey is so slow

Stuck in a fish tank
near a treasure chest
another sunken ship
that will put me to the test
searching thru the waters
sifting thru the sands
looking for a pearl
but only finding clams

Stuck in a fish tank
swimming with the sharks
keep heading for the bubbles
throw them off the mark
getting near the surface
coming up for air
losing all my innocence
no one seems to care
just another casualty
victim of reality
searching for another way
to make it thru another day
Stuck in a fish tank

PURITAN STREAK

Written By: Robert Kenneth Green

She's got a Puritan Streak that's a mile long
You'll never be saved from all that's wrong
You're either a Sinner, or you’re a Saint
Damned if you do, Damned if you cain't
So come on Girl, let's Rock & Roll
You've been elected to the Show
Come on Sinners, Come on Saints
It's time to party, it's never too late
The Promise of Salvation is in the air
I can hear it everywhere
So Come on Baby, Let's Dance for a while
I know there's an angel in your smile
She's got a Puritan Streak that's a mile wide
There's nowhere to run, nowhere to hide
So come on over and sit with me
Underneath the apple tree
We'll see all the stars up in the sky
And tell each other all of our lies
She’s got a Puritan Streak
Puritan Streak
Puritan Streak
Puritan Streak
Puritan Streak

MAYBE, BABY

Written By: Robert Kenneth Green

Maybe Baby I can tell you some news
It ain’t easy getting rid of the blues
I tried, I cried, I spent the night alone
Been so depressed I unplugged my phone

Maybe Baby I can tell you some news
It ain’t easy getting rid of the blues
I’ve died, inside, my hearts been broken down
Barely get myself up off the ground

Maybe Baby I can tell you some news
It ain’t easy getting rid of the blues
I’ve dried my eyes; I’ve wiped the tears away
Opened up the blinds to face the day

Maybe Baby You’re getting the blues
Feeling down and getting used
You’ve lied, to hide the pain from those you know
Hoping that the hurt will barely show

Maybe Baby I can tell you some news
Maybe Baby You’re getting the blues
Maybe Baby, Maybe the two of us
Can get together, develop a little trust

Maybe Baby
Maybe Baby
Maybe Baby

MARK TWAINS SHOES

Written By: Robert Kenneth Green

Putting on a shoe while the lies run away
Half way round the world before the truth can have a say
Putting on a shoe
There’s nothing more to do
Putting on a shoe
Trying to make it back to you

There’s evidence against it
Evidence that’s lost
Evidence that’s twisted
Evidence that costs

Putting on a shoe as the lies run away
Half way round the world before the truth can have a say
Putting on a shoe
As fast as I can
Putting on a shoe
I hope you understand

They are counting on your silence
They are counting on your fears
They are counting on dividing us
And spending all our years

So I’m putting on a shoe as the lies run away
Half way round the world before the truth can save the day

GOING TO CALIFORNIA

Written By: Robert Kenneth Green

Going to California but I'm in St Paul
Pack it all in for the long haul
Head out early in the morning and drive all night
Going to California to see if my baby's all right

She talks about the freeway and a life of sin
She talks about the ocean she'll never go in
I turn on the TV and its all there
A drive by in the morning and you can't breathe the air

So I'm going to California but I'm in St Paul
Pack it all in for the long haul
Head out early in the morning and drive all night
Going to California to see if my baby's all right

She talks about the weather that it’s oh so nice
She talks about the stars she met once or twice
I ask her what's the matter when I hear her sigh
I know she's getting beaten by another guy

Going to California but I'm in St Paul
Pack it all in for the long haul
Head out early in the morning and drive all night
Going to California to see if my baby's all right
Yeah, I'm going to California to see if my baby's all right
Going to California to see if my little girls all right

CURVEBALL

Written By: Robert Kenneth Green

Sycophantic
Automatic
Tell me what to do
Ordinary
Necessary
Paint it red and blue
It's roughshod over reason
Build a little wall
It's the top of the season
Throw them a curveball
Oh lord
Throw them a curveball Hmmp
Throw them a curveball
Oh yeah
Throw them a curveball

Narcissistic
Apocalyptic
All of it is true
Elementary
Complimentary
Everything I knew
It's roughshod over reason
Start a little war
It's the top of the season
Throw them a curveball
Oh lord
Throw them a curveball hmmp
Throw them a curveball
Oh yeah
Throw them a curveball

TIRED

Written By: Robert Kenneth Green

I’m tired of waiting around for so long
I’m tired of hearing the same old song
I’m tired of everything that’s easy
I’m tired of everything that’s hard

Give me something to believe in
Give me something to wake my inner child

I’m so tired, I’m so tired, I’m so tired

I’m so tired of waiting
Wasting my life away
Won’t you come and save me
Give me another day

I’m so tired, I’m so tired, I’m so tired

I need you to shake me
Set my world on fire

I’m so tired, I’m so tired, I’m so tired

I’m tired of waiting around for so long
I’m tired of hearing the same old song
I’m tired of everything that’s easy
I’m tired of everything that’s hard

I’m so tired, I’m so tired, I’m so tired

Won’t you come and save me
Give me another day

I’m so tired, I’m so tired, I’m so tired

I need you to shake me
Set my world on fire

I’m so tired, I’m so tired, I’m so tired

HABIT

Written By: Robert Kenneth Green

She's got a problem; it's a quarter to four
She doesn't know the door from the floor
It all started when she went to the dance
Just looking for a little romance
That's when she ran into me
Now the girl can't get herself free
Cause she's got a habit and it's hard to break
Instant Satisfaction, all she can take
She’s got a habit. Oh…Oh..Oh Oh
She’s got to have it. Oh…Oh.. Hey Hey
She’s got a habit. Oh…Oh…Oh Oh
She’s got to have it. Oh…Oh.. Hey Hey
Now I got a problem, it's plain to see
Cause now that girl she's addicted to me
It all started when I went to the dance
Just looking to get into her pants
That’s when she showed me her smile
Now I think I’m going to be here a while
Cause I got a habit, it's hard to break
Instant Satisfaction, all I can take
I got a habit. Oh…Oh..Oh Oh
I got to have it. Oh…Oh..Hey Hey
I got a habit. Oh…Oh..Oh Oh
I got to have it. Oh...Oh..Hey Hey
She’s got a habit mmm...mm. mmm .mm
I got a habit mmm...mm. mmm.mm

FRIDAY THE 13th - ODE TO G

Written By: Robert Kenneth Green

I was born on a Friday
The 13th it went my way

Been Bad Luck since that day in June
Don't see things changing real soon

I was born on a Friday
The 13th it went my way

Momma said that I'm a mistake
Just one of many she made

I was born on a Friday
The 13th it went my way

Been Tough Enough since that damned full moon
Don’t have much hope with my life in ruin

I was born on a Friday
The 13th it went my way

Daddy's gone - he done run away
Even He can't face the pain

I was born on a Friday
The 13th it went my way

Pretty soon you'll be singing my song
If I can't be right I'll always be wrong

I was born on Friday
The 13th it went my way

Gonna have to Break it all Down
Gotta Be My Way From Now On

I was born on a Friday
The 13th it went my way