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Give us something good to eat:
make it nice and sweet.
Not too big, not too small –
not even food at all.

Please come in and
welcome to our town – our town.
Of course we’ll get some food for you,
but first won’t you sit down.

We are called The Rock People
and we’ve come here to rock.
But first we need your bones to eat
with a touch of salt.

This is Rome.
We’ve got a lot of bones – red bones.
So eat them up and eat them all,
so we can start the show.

We find your bones adequate
for us to rock a bit.
Thank you for your kindness, sir,
now tell us where to go
where we can sit and warm up a bit
before we start the show.

The show! Oh no!
It’s time to start the show! Oh no!
Just sit right here and warm up now,
for I have got to go on stage
and introduce your names. Your names!
The crowd is calling out for you,
we’re forty minutes late.


from The Story of the Rocks, track released May 10, 2008
Written by Collapsing Opposites.
Ryan McCormick sang and played all the instruments.


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