Made up a new song recently called “Open mic night” and have been playing it at open mic nights, and it’s fun! It’s not really a Stoat song (at least not yet) but I thought I’d post it up here just in case anyone wanted to learn it, and do it at open mic night themselves. If you do please send me a video!
Open mic night
Monday night and the lights are low –
A boy is plucking a banjo.
“A girl was mean to me one time”
He whines in 6/8 time.
I judge him silently –
Em A D
A good player, but lacks originality –
Then we all hooray and pray
We’re better when it’s our turn to play.
It’s open mic night.
It’s open mic night
And we’re all here because
Because we need
Someone to listen –
Even a musician will do.
We can’t afford
To be ignored.
A barefoot hippy plays the spoons
And croons a tune about the moon,
A stratocaster-wielding punk
Forgets his lyrics cos he’s drunk,
Next a comedian
Or maybe a slam poet? I cannot tell.
Any non-performers here? No.
Even the barman has a go.
It’s late, most folks are gone,
Just eight left when the last act goes on –
Some hoary old rocker who
Has had the same haircut since 1992.
Actually he sounds alright
His song is called “open mic night”.
I wonder who could that guy be?
Oh yeah. It’s me.