Vanessa Collier

Saxophonist. Vocalist. Songwriter.

heart soul & saxophone

 

Bad News Bears

Written by Vanessa Collier

 

Tax collector came to tell me

My bills are overdue

Clicked his fancy red pen and said

We got all your IOUs

Just when I thought it couldn’t get any bleaker

He kept adding zeros and I kept feelin’ weaker

So I said Mr. Taxman

What do I do?

 

You might as well sing about them bad news bears

Might as well sing about them bad news bears

When you’ve got trouble holdin’ ya down

Throw up your hands and get rid of that frown

Dance around them bad news bears

 

Took a break and escaped

To the sweet sounds of the south

Dreamt of that red beans and rice, that creole spice

Lightin’ a fire in my mouth

I did a little dance to that second line boogie

Forgot all my problems and just played hookie

Somethin’ ‘bout that soulful music

That makes ya wanna shout

 

Might as well sing about them bad news bears

Might as well sing about them bad news bears

When you’ve got trouble holdin’ ya down

Throw up your hands and get rid of that frown

And dance around them bad news bears

 

Met a friend in school the epitome of cool

And this he said to me

Life may tear you up, it may tear you down

And throw you to the sea

But you gotta keep your heart wide open

Mend it everytime it gets broken

‘Cause if you ain’t lovin, then you ain’t livin’

And that ain’t the way to be

 

Might as well sing about them bad news bears

Might as well sing about them bad news bears

When you’ve got trouble holdin’ ya down

Throw up your hands and get rid of that frown

And dance around them bad news bears

 

Might as well sing about them bad news bears

Might as well sing about them bad news bears

When you’ve got trouble holdin’ ya down

Throw up your hands and get rid of that frown

Dance around them bad news bears