They Don't Let Me Sing (Used Without Permission)

by The Front Porch Country Band

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THEY DON'T LET ME SING
Written expressly for The Front Porch Country Band
Words & music © 2007-2009 by RWGathman (BMI) for USAgency Entertainment.
© USAgency, Inc. (BMI) All rights reserved worldwide.

LYRICS:

Well, they don’t let me sing here – in The Front Porch Country Band
They let me play on everything – and pose for pictures, man
I get the call, “Bring your guitar…” – they show me where to stand
But they won’t let me sing here – in The Front Porch Country Band

I get to write and pick and grin – whenever we record
I get to sweat and worry – over every little chord
Well, I get to stand before our fans – and be the “Guitar Man”
But they won’t let me sing here – in The Front Porch Country Band

Well, John and Kimbo fight it out – to see who sings the lead
Unless the singer’s female – then it’s Alison
And sometimes, every now and then – even Joey takes the stand
But they won’t let me sing here – in The Front Porch Country Band

Richard slides the faders – and he turns them little knobs
And then they let us smile for the press – and we get to act like country snobs
They even make us hawk these “Country Rocks” – and I get to “aim” that country van
But they won’t let us sing here – in The Front Porch Country Band

You know, Kimbo gets the fan mail – and Johnny, he gets all the girls
And Alison, she’s always getting’ “dolled up” – to sing before this whole world
And all they ever let me do is play this guitar – where they tell me to stand
But they won’t let me sing here – in The Front Porch Country Band

But sometimes on the weekends – we ain’t got no show
We get to sit and pick and sing – relaxin’ don’t you know
And then when no one’s lookin’ – and them singers ain’t around
We get to take a deep breath – and make an awesome sound

“You start…"
“Okay, now I’m gonna start…and then you follow…you’ll understand…”
“Row, Row, Row Your Boat…”
“There’s just us two here…!”
“Oh, that’ll sell records!...”

And they just won’t let us sing here – in The Front Porch Country Band

“I really don’t think we sing that bad, do you, Richard…?”
“I…I really don’t, No...!”
“Just ‘cause they look better’n us don’t mean they sing better’n us…”
“They look better’n you…”
“Matter of fact, Joey don’t even look better’n us, if you ask me…”
“No…”
“But Johnny, he’s cute…(laugh)…but I think Alison a lot cuter’n that…”
“I’ll go along with that…yep…yep…no problem…”
“Then there’s Kimbo…”
“Kimbo’s cute…”
“Kimbo…! Kimbo…!”

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released April 1, 2009

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