Something Different (Same Old Shit)


All of his songs sound alike
All of his songs sound alike
All of his songs sound alike
Why won't he sing something different?

Everything he sings sounds the same
Everything he sings sounds the same
Everything he sings sounds the same
Why won't he sing something different?

   But you know, he knows just how we're feeling
   And he knows how to keep our feet a-tapping
   But he knows that we probably ain't even listening
   He won't make any tips tonight
   He won't make any beer money
   ('cause)

All of his songs use the same old chords
All of his songs use the same old chords
All of his songs use the same old chords
Why don't he just take lessons?
 (Why don't he learn some new chords?
   Why don't he learn to play lead?
    Why don't learn some alt tunings?...)

Everything he writes is the same old shit
Everything he writes is the same old shit
Everything he writes is the same old shit
Why don't he write something different
 (Why won't he write something real,
   write something that I can relate to,
    something with some feeling,
     something that makes sense?...)

   But you know, he knows just how we're feeling
   And he knows how to keep our feet a-tapping
   But he knows that we might just be listening
   Maybe he'll make some tips tonight
   Maybe he'll make some beer money
   ('cause we like songs we've heard a million times,
     we like songs we've heard a million times,
      we like classic rock,
       we like covers by Jimmy Buffett,
        we like songs we've heard a million times...)
©Mike Runion, 2001
6/2/01