Don't Sleep With The Singer

from by Big Happy Crowd

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I'm in love, but it's the wrong love
She works next to me most every night
Her high notes sound like whispers
The low notes sound like moans
But you can't sleep with the singer
It'll kill the song

Count Basie wrote the tune for her audition
And I signed her up before she hit the bridge
But then the whole band stumbled and blew the intro
The first time she walked on
You can't sleep with the singer
It'll kill the song

There were nine guys in the band
And we all made a promise
But not one hoped to keep his word too long

You learn to keep your mouth shut when a steady gig's involved
And for three years we've done 20 dates a month
So through five duets sung nightly
My fate's accepted silently
You can't sleep with the singer or you'll kill
Don't sleep with the singer
You can't sleep with the singer or you'll kill the song


from Folk & Feedback*, released September 6, 2016
Written by Rich Grula (Big Happy Tunes / BMI)




Big Happy Crowd Hoboken, New Jersey

Big Happy Crowd is a Hoboken-based band exploring a skewed version of "Americana," customized with touches of lo-fi, alt- country, antifolk, old-timey death ballads, folk-rock, drones, surf music and cranky Tin Pan Alley swing. Their catalog usually falls between the bookends of lust and discomfort. ... more

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