It All Depends

from the album "The Midget, The Speck and the Molecule"

Words & music by Terry Scott Taylor
©2007 Terry Scott Taylor music (bmi)

there are dinosaurs stuck here in the ol’ tar pits
get the dinosaurs out of the ol’ tar pits
they were kings like elvis they got
swivel hips
who’ll buy em some guitars and some guitar picks?

mad men sleeping by the river styx
wild men peein’ in the river styx
they trust "the suits" as far as they can spit
who will book em a room at the motel 6?

skeleton fingers on rusty strings
parchment plans and cobweb dreams
not even as asterisk in the history books
playin’ bad ass licks while they lose their looks
they don’t have the fortune, don’t have the fame
they cry "dear God Almighty please remember my name!"

there were giants in the land in those ancient days
there were giants in the land, now they’re in their graves
indifference killed em, it buried the band
all they wanted was a tour and a rental van

the sun’s going down upon the sunset strip
an old pirate’s run aground down on the sunset strip
he’s got a boatload of songs, but never a hit
the sun’s goin’ down and so is the ship

there’s someone drumming in the mummy’s crypt
someone’s drumming in the mummy’s crypt
he won’t get his act together til he’s well equipped
cos it’s hard to play solo when you got one stick

the chickens roostin’, the cow’s home in the barn
the farmer didn’t know it till he bought the farm
he’s outstanding in the field that did him in
he’s been growin’ what he’s sowin’
‘till he reaped the wind
we’re all of us farmers singin’ this refrain
"oh Lord of the harvest, please remember my name!"

there were giants in the land in those ancient days
there were giants in the land, now they’re in their graves
indifference killed em, it buried the band
all they needed was per diem and a chance to jam

there are dinosaurs stuck here in the ol’ tar pits
get the dinosaurs out of the ol’ tar pits
they were kings like elvis they got
swivel hips
gotta buy em some guitars and some guitar picks?

in those ancient days there were giants in the land
you wanna raise em up? you gotta give em a hand!
in those ancient days there were giants in the land