Shaping Up

Shaping Up

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Just need to get the first one out. My mom likes to garden, and she thought it was funny.

Lyrics: 

Shaping Up

Flipping through channels
Late one night
Crazy infomercial
Caught my sight

With engineered seeds
I'd have a green thumb
I thought to myself
Got to get me some

Put a check in the mail
Prepared my land
Knew my bumper crop
Was close at hand

Things were shaping up
I was pleased
Things were shaping up
Up, up, up

I planted each seed
One by one
Admired my garden
When it was done

Seven days later
To my surprise
Little green sprouts
Started to rise

I weeded and watered
Watched 'em grow
Enormous plants
In crowded rows

Things were shaping up
I was pleased
Things were shaping up
Up, up, up

I had something special
Buyer beware
A little wonky
I didn't care

The green beans were blue
Snap peas too
Tomatoes some kind
Of purple hue

The carrots were globes
Zucchinis square
The bounty great
That seemed fair

Things were shaping up
I was pleased
Things were shaping up
Up, up, up

Such beautiful fruits
Plucked from each stem
A multitude
Of harvest gems

Garlic and onions
Splash of white wine
Sauteed with care
To taste divine

Out of the frying pan
On to my plate
A delicacy
Worth the wait

Things were shaping up
I was pleased
Things were shaping up
Up, up, up

Should have known better
The late night air
Purchased a promise
Received a nightmare

Repulsive produce
Tastes like dirt
Stomach felt sick
Pride was hurt

Sometimes you win
Sometimes you lose
After midnight
Chose to snooze



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Comments

Nahlej381's picture

very cool. some very clever lines in here. i too love gardening. made me smile. thanks!

billwhite51's picture

this is hilarious. would make a good old fashioned talking blues, woody guthrie or bob dylan style. thts how i hear it anyway

Belladonna's picture

Funny! I did my first little garden this year, started by my son and the results were tasty. However, I want some heritage seeds, hopefully more nutritious and tastier. Nice fun write.

wacha's picture

There are very clever lyrics and they flow wonderfully. Nice work!

K.C.'s picture

Great Lyric!

Love to garden but no green thumb! Great lines, This really made me smile!!

KC

metalfoot's picture

That's hilarious. Great imagery and very amusing. Smile

greengrassgirl's picture

Terrific lyric with so many hooks. I really like the "up, up, up." And the whole attitude of enthusiasm with lines like "A little wonky/I didn't care." Very witty!

Thank you, Andrea, for your comments on My Man of Few Words!