lowhum's picture



Liner Notes: 

a pastiche of a real story during those uncertain times with a family thing been passed through generations Lol


sitting on a bench
drinking my after job beer
sneezing loudly enough
for a man to appear

how can i help you
do you feel well
i'm pretty fine
just sneezing

it's a family thing

you know my grandpa used to sneeze loudly
at least for three times
my father did it louder
now i'm on the line

just a family thing

the man hesitated
and put on another mask
i grinned and took another sip
biding my time

just a family thing

last thing i remember
i was sneezing at some door
the neighbour's dog was barking
my wife said sneeze some more

so i can know you're my husband
'cause i know my husband well
anybody sneezes more than three times
it's him i can tell

just a family thing

now we have a son
he goes to school
they tell him not to sneeze too loud
it's against the rules

just a family thing

so let us sneeze loudly together
clear our throats and minds
correct all pulmonary decompression
and roll with the times

just a family thing

Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.


coolparadiso's picture

Incredibly unusually catchy. Really interesting lyrics! Enjoyed this!

phoenixash's picture

This is very funny and the tone of your voice, so deep and serious contributes to it being even more funny

standup's picture

Hah, great story. Sneezing is indeed frowned upon right now. Love the casual feel, the story is a good one, I feel like I'm sitting on the bench listening to you tell the story.

And I'll click on anything that tags Bo Diddly.

I was kinda hoping for 3 quick sneezes at the end, but hey.

billwhite51's picture

it sure would be an unusual treat to hear bo diddley do this. a funny, sideways way of making a coronavirus observation, which is better still for its not being dwelled upon, as you move to other anti social aspects of sneezing.

IA's picture

Hmm interesting genetics! Or is it more of a learned thing? Maybe a bit of both?

Cool that you'd think to write about somthing like this. Personal and memorable. Smile

Good job!

Roddy's picture

Bo Didley mandolin!!!! A great sound and well played. Not many songs about sneezing. I like the talking vocal style.

marthienel's picture

What a sense of humor! I promise nobody is sneezing this winter in South Africa! Like the groove you have going

Technicolor Gramophone's picture

Clever lyrics and nice mando ... your voice is deep and sonorous and really fits this type of thing well. Groovy!

sph's picture

Nice work on the topic and great playing as always. Since I got me a mandolin some days ago I listen back to your tunes for inspiration what can be done