The Case in the Corner

  1. Jimmy was a little crook
    He’d cut corners if he could
    Smart enough so he would know
    What’s the catch and where’s the hook
  2. Johnny was a little runt
    Causing mischief for his aunt
    Called it honest to be blunt
    She just couldn’t take his stunt
  3. Millie, she was quite a trollop
    Aiming always for the top
    Turning heads she shouldn’t turn
    But that wasn’t her concern
  4. Marty thought his life was boring
    And his nine-to-five appalling
    Joined the movies, thought he’d make it
    But he didn’t - so he faked it
  5. If you want to call his bluff
    Cause you do not buy his stuff
    He might turn you to his sister
    Who was known to be a fact twister
  6. Maggie, too, she was a phoney
    All she gave you was baloney
    "Get a grip! You’d better stuff it
    Cut the crap before you snuff it"
  7. Woody in the congregation
    Gave a speech about salvation
    Ruling out reincarnation
    Showed his mental constipation
  8. Some are born to be a prankster
    Some cut out to be a gangster,
    Guru, politician, cheater
    Makes you freeze? Turn up the heater
  9. Anyway, what’s more to say?
    Wisdom took a holiday
    In the corner sat a wit
    Eating a banana split. Said,
  10. "Live a life you wouldn’t dare
    Comb the blues out of your hair
    Take a moment or a minute
    Love your life, be really in it"
© Poem by Michael Strand - All rights reserved

crook:
a person who engages in fraudulent or criminal practices
fraudulent:
characterized by, based on, or done by fraud : deceitful
runt:
en småvokst person
mischief:
en forstyrrende eller irriterende handling, som kan være til skade
blunt:
direkte og åpent på en plump måte
stunt:
en vågal handling man foretar seg for å få oppmerksomhet eller offentlig omtale
trollop:
en vulgær og uskikkelig kvinne, som er seksuelt utsvevende – også mot betaling
fake:
å late som om
bluff:
bedrag, etterligning
phoney:
ikke ekte eller virkelig
baloney:
pretensiøs tullball
congregation:
forsamling
salvation:
redning
constipation:
forstoppelse
prankster:
en person som spiller andre et puss
wit
  1. a person of superior intellect : THINKER;
  2. an imaginatively perceptive and articulate individual especially skilled in banter or persiflage
banter:
good-natured and usually witty and animated joking
persiflage:
frivolous bantering talk : light raillery (1. good-natured ridicule : BANTER; 2 : JEST)

Songs and instrumentals

Music and lyrics: Michael Strand
except † lyrics by Neville Potter