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#855221 - 11/04/10 12:30 PM What's the deal with Fridays?  
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"What's the deal with Fridays?'

V1
Friday morn'and my rooster outside
is going crazy tryin' to get me to rise,
so I stumble out of bed heading for my coffee tin
but my coffee tin was empty...
I ain't got no coffee in (oh maaaaan!!))

V2
So a cup of tea later and a slice of toast to go,
I'm heading for my pickup as I'm stepping out the door,
I'm tryin' to start the engine but the engine doesn't try,
the gas tank must be empty
must have let the tank run dry (ah come on!)

Chorus
Whats the deal with Fridays?
does it have to be this way?
Why do I get my weeks bad luck
all happening on one day.
Monday through to thursday
I know the weekend's coming my way,
But if there's anything weird to reduce me to tears
then Friday is the day...

V3
So I lock my truck, turn around, turn back to my home
just in time to see my dog, diggin' up my lawn,
How the hell's he gotten out, I locked the door for sure,
but the front door is swingin' in the breeze
guess I didn't lock the door...

chorus

Bridge
Well, I kick the truck, grab the dog, make my way inside,
got undressed, climbed in bed, laid back and closed my eyes,
I've figured out a way to deal with fridays from now on...
I'll stay in bed on Fridays
and not get up until Fridays gone!!!


chorus x 2

copyright Gary Parr 2010 all rights reserved.




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#855326 - 11/04/10 06:28 PM Re: What's the deal with Fridays? [Re: Gary_UK]  
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Hey Gary,

I think this is a cool idea for a song smile I think I'd change Friday to Monday though, cause everyone hates Monday. smile

Nice write though!!

Dottie

#855735 - 11/06/10 12:55 PM Re: What's the deal with Fridays? [Re: Gary_UK]  
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HIDee & "Welcome Aboard" New Guy Gary!

Fun Storyline, New Amigo!

2 things won't translate-well to a US Audience; I got no idea what a "Cockrell" is (Cocker-Spaniel Pooch?).. Also, dunno if many a Yank uses "Diesel" in his pickup truck..

I did enjoy The Read, nevertheless, AND certainly envy The Singer's Solution to the Problem at hand, too!

Good Luck with a Good'n'..hope to see many more!
Best Wishes & a Big "Welcome to JPF" Guy-Hug,
Stan

#856137 - 11/08/10 08:30 AM Re: What's the deal with Fridays? [Re: "Tampa Stan" Good (D)]  
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LOL....thanks Stan, I had this discussion with Dottie!!!

A cockrel is a male hen (or cock), the guy that keeps'em laying and goes cock-a-doodle-dooooo every sun up!!
What do you guys call them?

I will try to substitute Diesel for something else!!

regards..
Gary

#856142 - 11/08/10 09:42 AM Re: What's the deal with Fridays? [Re: Gary_UK]  
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Hi Gary

That's brilliant! I love lyrics that don't take themselves too seriously. I have a tendency alot of the time, to be a bit heavy handed with the storylines I write. Something I always have to be conscious of. So this is a great read and great fun.

I take Dottie's point about 'Monday' but I also think as it's a fun lyric putting Friday in - where you'd think 'Monday' should be is a stroke of genius - different and original!

So great work Gary love it.

ColmT

Oh! I think Americans use 'gas' or 'gasoline'


#857042 - 11/12/10 01:00 PM Re: What's the deal with Fridays? [Re: ColmT]  
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Thanks Colm......I would have imagined a dubliner wouldn't have any trouble writing light hearted lines!!! smile

Gary

(I love Dublin, best Guinness in the world)

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#857050 - 11/12/10 01:24 PM Re: What's the deal with Fridays? [Re: Gary_UK]  
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Hi Gary

Nice little lyric here. I think some of the phrasing can be tightened but that would be an easy fix with music. I like the fact that you chose ‘Friday’ rather than the obvious, there is also some logic there – we all run out of stuff at the end of the week!

There is a slight flaw in your storyline. In V3 you lock the truck and walk back home. Then in the bridge you kick the truck and grab the dog (did the truck follow you home? wink )

I would change the opening line to Friday morning and the cockerel outside. There are some places where repeat words/phrases are not necessary. E.g. coffee tin, engine and diesel – I’d be tempted to fix that.

Fun write

Cheers

Nige smile

#857051 - 11/12/10 01:27 PM Re: What's the deal with Fridays? [Re: Nigel Quin]  
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Hi

I just read the other comments - you could try rooster instead of cockerel.

Nige smile

#857086 - 11/12/10 03:02 PM Re: What's the deal with Fridays? [Re: Nigel Quin]  
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Ok Y'all......I've taken on board all comments and the 'Americanization' is complete......does it still work?

Cheers
Gary

#857093 - 11/12/10 03:13 PM Re: What's the deal with Fridays? [Re: Gary_UK]  
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Hi Gary,

Yes! That makes sense to Americans now! I do like the rest of the changes as well.

TTFN,

Dottie

#857171 - 11/12/10 09:55 PM Re: What's the deal with Fridays? [Re: Gary_UK]  
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UK GARY--

Enjoyed the READ--Murphy's Law, Gravity and the Moon--ALL AFFECT FRIDAY AND WEEKENDS WHEN WE LEAST EXPECT IT.

LOTS OF US CAN IDENTIFY--

Mackie


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