From the recording Gypsy Wagon Man
So Smart (capo 5th in C)
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Mark and I learned early that what our parents didn’t know
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Couldn’t come back to bite us in the behind.
So we kept all of our experiments closely under wraps
With a hidey hole and an alibi for every crime.
That charcoal lighter fluid flamethrower nearly got us caught.
We’re lucky that spray bottle didn’t go boom.
Some chemistry set potions were smuggled into school.
Our class bully thought his coat was trashed with bird doo.
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We were so smart. Mad scientists at ten.
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It’s a miracle we survived our crazy schemes.
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We were so smart. Our plans could never fail.
Our guardian angels in heaven must have screamed
Cause we were so smart.
Did you know you can launch an arrow with a big slingshot,
But it’s not a good idea to aim straight up? Oops.
Did you know you can flick a nickel off the head of your sister
with a 9-foot bullwhip if you practice enough?
An M80 is an eighth of a stick of dynamite.
And Tonka Trucks are indestructible. (You see where this is going?)
So the test was in the brick cookout in my backyard.
Slow fuse was a cigarette, glass in front to be visible.
We played gin rummy by the window waiting for the blast.
We turned the lights out as evening reflections came. (I still can’t believe we did that!)
The thunder of that firecracker got us grounded for a week,
But we found out that the M80 won that day.
Words and music by David B. Hakan
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