Monday, April 17, 2017

No Hit Wonder


The latest composition by “Key of Zed” is more auto-biographical than previous offerings; and long-time fans will recognize references to previous songs. Enjoy listening to it on ReverbNation and follow along with the lyrics below.

No Hit Wonder
(Words and music by Mike Charko and Keith Shields; SOCAN, 2017)

It started for me in ninety-three
The music was all about you and me
Back then the road was necessity
Playing in towns and bars for free

A little band of one plus three
Told tales of love and mortality
Wrote some tunes to make you laugh
Money was split in half and a half

Give me a song with a driving beat
Give me a song with harmonies
Give me a song that makes you feel just right
And we’ll sing it for you tonight

We played our songs from coast to coast
Every mic time had a host
And every coast was just the same
Chasing down our fame

Drums were beat and songs were sung
Beer glasses slammed and rung
Original tunes and covers with flair
Worked hard to get an appreciative stare

Give me a song with a driving beat
Give me a song with harmonies
Give me a song that makes you feel just right
And we’ll sing for you tonight

We played at all the greatest halls
Heritage Grill and the Rusty Gull
Good Earth Café and Tommy G-s
That little Bluebird wanna be

Professionals with poetic grace
Critics would sing our praise
Out on the road behind the wheel
Still looking for that record deal

Give me a song with a driving beat
Give me a song with harmonies
Give me a song that makes you feel just right
And we’ll sing it for you tonight

When I was young I could breathe the air
Of getting my shot and climbing the stair
Grammys and Junos would be mine
Nothing could stop me this time

Nashville, Memphis, and LA
Oh the halls I’d play
Singing about places called Home
Angels in Blue Jeans never would roam

Give me a song with a driving beat
Give me a song with harmonies
Give me a song that makes you feel just right
And we’ll sing it for you tonight

Back home I’m famous just like the thunder
Known ever as the “No Hit Wonder”

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