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Duct Tape Blues (2001) -- Lyrics

I wrote this version of DTB in early 2001. I recorded it as an MP3 single and was available for free via efolkmusic.com, where it is no longer available.  If you stumbled upon this page, here is the lyric. Two other versions of this song have been recorded by me, the author, first in 1988 on the live disc, The Naked Truth, and again in a longer version, with monologue, on Retold.  Check them out on my recordings page. 

(C) 1987, 2001 Joel Mabus

You say your world has gone to pieces -- Things just fell apart
You want to put things back together -- But you don't know where to start
Well I got your solution -- The stuff you need to use
It's a thing called Duct Tape -- There ain't nothing it can't do

The world has gone to pieces - What's a poor boy 'sposed to do
I'm just holding things together - singing the DUCT TAPE BLUES



I tell you duct tape is the answer - in a little silver roll
It can mend the widest crack - patch the deepest hole
I put duct tape on my sneakers when they start to fall apart
Since my baby left me - I'm wearing duct tape on my heart

The world has gone to pieces - What's a poor boy 'sposed to do
I'm just holding things together - singing the DUCT TAPE BLUES



Now the Supreme Court got together and ate democracy for dinner
They took the guy that came in second and made HIM the winner
The system is broken - I can tell you how to fix it
Send some duct tape down to Washington and show 'em where to stick it

The world has gone to pieces - What's a poor boy 'sposed to do
I'm just holding things together - singing the DUCT TAPE BLUES

[ORIGINAL THIRD VERSE]

I'm going down to the Pentagon, gonna help my country out
Tell them five star generals just what it's all about
Show 'em my roll of Duct Tape, explain what it can do
Tell 'em "It's only  99 thousand dollars, this week special -- just for you"

The world has gone to pieces - What's a poor boy 'sposed to do
I'm just holding things together - singing the DUCT TAPE BLUES

(c)  2001 Joel Mabus
Last revised: October 03, 2012 .