Lotta Things to Say

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lyrics

(Words/music by P.Mark)

When I was a school boy I was a talking fool
The teacher'd snap her ruler and keep me after school
She’d say you gotta lotta things to say
You speak your mind but your mind's always running away

I grew up with ideas, I always had a line
I'd lose a job a week telling the boss what's on my mind
See I gotta lotta things to say
I speak my mind but my mind's always running away

I caught a train for Boston, tried to make a few friends
They put me off in Hartford with my hat in my hand
See I gotta lotta things to say
I speak my mind but my mind's always running away

Then I met a woman, she read a poem every day
I told her that I loved her in a 100 different ways
See I gotta lotta things to say
I speak my mind but my mind's always running away

I held up a bank so I could buy her a ring
While talking with the teller they slapped the cuffs on me
See I gotta lotta things to say
I speak my mind But my mind's always running away

The judge said, boy now speak your peace
You're headed to the pokey when you finish your speech
I said judge, I gotta lotta things to say
I speak my mind but my mind's always running away

I’ll shout it to the mountains…I’ll shout it to the shores
At the end of the day it's just my word against yours
See I gotta lotta things to say
I speak my mind but my mind's always running away

They dragged me from the courthouse
They threw me in the can
Then I told'em all in jail I was an innocent man
See I gotta lotta things to say
I speak my mind but my mind's always running away

I hunted down that woman when they finally let me out
She kissed me saying “we got so much to talk about”
See we gotta lotta things to say
Let's speak our minds while our minds are running away

I told the priest at the altar enough is enough
I'm having second thoughts ‘cuz she talks too much
See she's gotta lotta, gotta lotta things to say
She speaks her mind but her mind's always running away

I learned my lesson, learned it there and then
I'll tell anyone who'll listen that I'll never talk again
See I gotta lotta things to say
I speak my mind but my mind's always running away

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from Blood & Treasure, released January 1, 2008

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Paul Mark & The Van Dorens New York, New York

Triple-threat songwriter-musician-producer Paul Mark has been turning the heads of critics and barflies for decades. With a striking lyrical edge and an encyclopedic facility with American roots music, NYC-based Paul Mark has built a top-drawer original song catalog that tugs on the ears of the literary as well as the liquidated. Mark is principal owner of Radiation Records. ... more

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