Ain't Much Meat On the Hook

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David Nelson Ostrosser

Story

Un numéro enregistré sur mon petit Zoom H4 dans un tunnel pédestre sous l'autoroute 50 à Gatineau. L'acoustique y était bonne, et ce n'était pas loin d'où on taquinait les poissions dans la rivière de la Brasserie. Vous pouvez entendre passer les camions au-dessus de nous pendant l'enregistrement.

Lyrics

 

Ain’t Much Meat on the Hook Ain’t much meat on the hook No there ain’t much meat on the hook

You did what you could to make it look good But there ain’t much meat on the hook

Well, it's down to the fishin’ hole with my friend Hugo To catch a denizen of the deep

We like ‘em fightin’ but today they ain’t bitin’ Figurin’ they must be asleep

Is it our casting that’s off or Are they sizin’ up what we have to offer

Observin’ with a critical eye

 

There ain’t much meat on the hook No there ain’t much meat on the hook

The grasshopper’s nice, the worm’s all right But it doesn’t rate a second look

There ain’t much meat on the hook Just didn’t have what it took

You did what you could, to make it look good But there ain’t much meat on the hook

 

Well, Skinny Little Annie with the cute little fanny, Won’t stop givin’ me the eye

But if I ever weaken my future will be bleak and you can Kill me cause I’d much rather die

From her good side her qualities are many But when she turns around she doesn’t have any

Visible to the critical eye

 

There ain’t much meat on the hook No there ain’t much meat on the hook

She looks like she must’ve been goalie for the dart team Doesn’t rate a second look

There ain’t much meat on the hook Just didn’t have what it took

She did what she could, to make it look good But there ain’t much meat on the hook

 

Now what can go wrong when you’re writin’ a song As catchy as this one here?

I’ll be submittin’ this tune in a contest soon Can I share my one big fear?

It’s if Paula Abdul or a similar tasteless fool

Listens with a critical ear [and says]

 

Ain’t much meat on the hook No there ain’t much meat on the hook

The title’s fine but it’s the only good line and you don’t rate a second look

There ain’t much meat on the hook Didn’t have what it took

You did what you could, to make it sound good

But there ain’t much meat on there ain’t much meat on there ain’t much meat on the hook

Something seems missin’ Ain’t worth a second listen

(The idea’s there but the bones are bare)

There ain’t much meat on the hook.

 

Guitar: Hugo Lyrette

Harmonica: DNO


 

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