A Torturous Ride

from by King Toad

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Written & performed for Iowa City's No Shame Theatre one evening in 2006, originally titled "Poor Asshole." Over the past couple years I tried recording several versions of the song. Eventually I got one I liked.
The accompanying photo is a bungled self-portrait taken in my dear friends' home in Salem, MA.

lyrics

Well you were checking me out
I was checking out myself in the mirror
And I could finally see cuz it
Couldn't have been made any clearer
I'm in for a torturous ride
For the rest of my life, maybe longer
Even now as you're checking me out
And I'm checking out myself in the mirror
Lah dah dah dah dah...
Well you were checking me out
I was checking out myself in the mirror
And I finally realized with me in front of my eyes
What's my secret
Well I can make you feel dumb
Even when I am wrong, that's a talent
Even now as you're checking me out
I'm just checking me out in the mirror
Lah dah dah dah

credits

from Hooray for the Bad Guy!, released October 10, 2011
King Toad played: acoustic guitar, bass, vocals, clarinet, percussion

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King Toad Iowa City, Iowa

Making a noise and multi-tracking it since 199something, mostly here in my room/s in Iowa City, IA.

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