Furry Slippers and a Cowboy Hat

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Furry Slippers and a Cowboy Hat

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Liner Notes: 

Somebody left a furry slipper and a black cowboy hat on the side of the road. It was an odd combination that caught my attention.

This song took far longer than I wanted it to. Oh well. It's only 3 am.

Lyrics: 

She was Hitchhiking out of Kihei, A damsel in distress
Blonde hair whipping in the trades, dusty denim dress
I pulled on the shoulder, asked "Hey, you need a ride?"
She said "In a Prius? Well, I ain't got any pride."

She left her
furry slippers and cowboy hat next to Pi'ilani Highway
Grabbed her pack by a broken strap, and slowly staggered my way
I've been sober fifteen days, thought it's time to get clean
She climbed in my Toyota, and started screaming

My name is Huziwatsit, but that's just my haole name
Protector of the wanderers and mentally insane
You must want beef because you think that you can mess with me
Big mistake, you're gonna find grief is your destiny

I said
You're a bad protector, you've really let things slide
There's so many homeless people, living on this side
They ship them here from Washington, places cold and far
Some guys sleep on piles of rags, at least I've got a car

She blanched and went all quiet, started flipping through her phone
"I thought you were a predator since I was all alone"
"My records aren't up to date, blame bureaucracy"
"Please accept my deepest, most profound apology"

My name is Huziwatsit, but that's just my haole name
Protector of the wanderers and mentally insane
I'm so sorry that I was a big judgmental jerk
There's so many homeless folk, and I'm way overworked

I said
Um... I'm kinda looking for work?

My name is Robert Jonson, but that's just my haole name
Protector of the wanderers and mentally insane
Hunting down the predators, and other guys like that
In furry brown slippers and a dirty cowboy hat



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Scubed's picture

I love "Huziwatsit" as the spirit's name! Biggrin And having Robert Johnson show up in the last verse is a nice touch. Very imaginative!