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"THE IDIOT COUNTRY BOY"
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"SUNDAY MORNING"

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The Idiot Country Boy by Matt Simpkins
arranged by Toby Bull, Adrian Johnson, Matt Simpkins & Mark Turnbull

I'm an idiot country boy.
Surely you know my name?
I'm the Idiot Country Boy!

If you've something to say to me,
Won't you speak slowly please?
I'm an idiot country boy!

Sitting in a corner was a girl with her hair in her hands.
She said, "Lord, I'm sick of being told what I don't understand!
He is just an old, old man and I'm a fool with empty hands."

She's an idiot country girl
Straining to understand
Why she must be gathered in his hands.

Lurching from the doorway, he came with a smile on his face.
Breaking sweat and breaking bottles on some goon's face.
Yes, he was just an old, old man and he saw that I had empty hands.

I'm an idiot country boy
Feeling slightly bemused.
I'm an idiot, easily confused.

He said, "Have you ever been punched in the face before?"
I said, "Yes a few times, and I'm expecting a few times more!
But you are just an old, old man
And I'm a fool with empty hands!"

I'M AN IDIOT COUNTRY BOY!

Adrian: Electric guitar, blues harp, backing vocal
Mark: Drums
Matt: Lead vocal, acoustic guitar
Toby: Bass and tenor saxophone

Bass and drums recorded in the basement of Cameo Cafe, November 2004. All other parts overdubbed November/December 2004.

Recorded, engineered and mixed by Matt Simpkins

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