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The Armadillo Song [May. 26th, 2004|12:23 pm]
Fitzvizion
I'm driving like hell and
I don't want to stop.
I'm afraid what might happen
If I let one shoe drop.

Words cannot express
All the trouble I've seen
From the time I left Childress
Till I reached Abilene.

'Cause I'm being chased by a giant armadillo!
The same one I flattened sometime yesterday
On Route 87 outside Amarillo.
He swore he'd get even, now he's making me pay pay pay.

I knew all that Vivarin
Was taking its toll
When Palo Duro Canyon
Tried to swallow me whole.

The jackrabbits leaped me,
The coyotes cussed,
And the roadrunners beeped me
All night in disgust.

And all because of that giant armadillo!
The same one I flattened sometime yesterday
On Route 87 outside Amarillo.
He told all his friends, now they're making me gray gray gray.

It makes my heart jitter
To pay such a price
For picking on some critter
Without thinking twice.

You see people scorching
Armadillos for fun.
It was just my bad fortune
To pick the wrong one.

He turned himself into a giant armadillo!
The same one I flattened sometime yesterday
On Route 87 outside Amarillo
I sent him to Heaven, now he's making me pray pray pray.

If I ever told
Anyone what I saw,
They'd knock me out cold
And they'd call in the Law.

I decided to go
Till my tank went to "E".
When I reached Palo Pinto
He caught up with me.

I saw the shape of a giant armadillo!
Pounding my way at a thundering speed.
I wished I could go back to old Amarillo
To tell Mother Nature I'm sorry indeed.

Next morning I woke up
In a hospital bed.
My truck was so flat
That I should've been dead.

They said I was frazzled,
Asleep at the wheel.
But I know what I saw
And I know it was real.

I survived an attack by a giant armadillo!
He got his revenge for my murderous drive.
If you're ever trucking near old Amarillo,
Just mind your own business,
Take plenty of naps,
Quit popping them bennies.
You might get there late, but you'll get there alive.

© 1991 Gerald Fitzgerald
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[User Picture]From: fitzvizion
2004-05-26 04:39 pm (UTC)

It ain't over till Kate Smith sings!

You only saw HALF of the poem!
I have just added the other half.
Enjoy again!
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[User Picture]From: alexfiles
2004-05-26 04:48 pm (UTC)

Re: It ain't over till Kate Smith sings!

Genius! I loved it :-D
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