Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Bullshitsky Boulevard

Take a walk down Bullshitsky Boulevard
Where you can buy a pack of lies.
Take a walk down Bullshitsky Boulevard
Where even masks are disguised.
Take a walk down Bullshitsky Boulevard
Where you don’t need no alibis.

Hustlers hustling by your purse;
Grafters grafting in your mind;
Liars swearing at a curse;
Stoners tripping up the blind.

There’s a beard covering a sinner.
There’s a tear hiding a whore.
There’s a loser say’s he’s a winner.
There’s a bourgeois who says he’s poor.

A good cop will pick your pocket.
A fireman will light a match.
A scientist will blow his rocket.
A pirate will sell his patch.

With your eyes you see skin deep.
With your ears you hear the noise.
You can buy talk that is cheap.
You can sell your latest ploys.

Ignorant teachers run the schools.
Illiterate authors write the books.
The wizened ones here are fools.
And the queens are switched for rooks.

A supreme judge bribes a thief.
A gory guru washes your brain.
A sane saint laughs in disbelief.
A stormy cloud shrinks in the rain

Near the lamppost there’s laughter at bad humor.
Leaning on the fire hydrant is a false mustache.
Growing near the tree is a malignant tumor.
Scratching on the sidewalk is a rust rash.

You can give this piece of bee ess a rave review
‘Cause you are walking down Bullshitsky Avenue

(This is a song I'm working on; please let me know what you think.)


Anonymous sempem said...

Mendel i relly like it. good luck finshing it.

let me know when the debout (presumably with Isayha and the Prophets) is going to take place.

2/22/2006 1:01 AM  
Blogger Dovid said...

Jake, it's gantz gut!

2/22/2006 1:54 AM  
Anonymous shlaime said...

i think i can put a tune to it:)

2/22/2006 12:08 PM  
Blogger The Bearded One said...

i think it goes well to the sesame street song

2/22/2006 3:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Bullshitzky Boulevard" gives the impression that more 'chicken kiev' is on the way, but alas that's where it ends.
Perhaps you should consider another title, and from what we've seen, you're darn capable of coming up with something slightly less run-of-the-mill.

2/22/2006 3:17 PM  
Anonymous trm said...

Very good.

Just wondering what (who) promted the song...

We miss you in this part of town.

2/22/2006 8:09 PM  
Anonymous trm said...

prompted that is.

When you dont sign in you cant erase.

2/22/2006 8:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why dont you write or sing about something nice instead? theres so much good in the world.......

2/23/2006 11:46 AM  
Blogger jakeyology said...

to anon1: didnt realize it was run of the mill; and i'm open to suggestions.

to trm: "alma d'shikra" and the story of the angels' droppings were the "prompts". (twas actuall on the eastern pkwy island, going from OT to home, that it popped in my head.)

to anon2: sometimes one needs to spell out the BS in order to uncover the gold - but you r right, and i'll try to focus more on the good than not good.

2/23/2006 12:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cant wait to hear the prophets to this one!

2/23/2006 3:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"There’s a beard covering a sinner"

If you're trying to keep this to a more universal message, I guess you should replace that line.

2/26/2006 10:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whats the point??

2/26/2006 11:55 PM  
Blogger jakeyology said...

was that q directed at me or at anon hakodem?

2/27/2006 1:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


3/01/2006 2:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The ideas are great, and the words fine, but the actual poetry reads funny. The length of the stanza are not consistant, leading to difficult syntax and no real flow.

3/01/2006 12:44 PM  
Blogger jakeyology said...

it fits a tune we made up.

xcept the last six lines - that i havent figured out yet.

3/01/2006 4:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i expect the CD title to be
"in the city of angel droppings"

3/01/2006 11:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That would be "Shmorei Oifanim"

3/03/2006 9:15 AM  
Anonymous slapstick said...

Shlaime--- havent' heard from you in a while.
How can I get in touch?
-an old friend

3/05/2006 3:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

interesting.....good poetry,odd title though it fits the topic...

3/11/2006 5:23 PM  

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