Bookish Southern Man

by Doctor Jon

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Cowbell, tambourine, drum set, electric, and bass guitar. Recorded using GarageBand software in Starkville, Mississippi on a cold morning.

lyrics

A Bookish Southern Man

Don’t know how you stayed so tough
Don’t know when you got so sane
If I were you, I would do almost anything
To get that jock out of my brain

Don’t know if you know my name
Don’t know if you’ll ever be mine
I have to think that your wink means
Nice guys get the girl, some of the time

CHORUS
Take a Chance on a Bookish Southern Man
He reads Faulkner and says “please” and “yes, ma'am”
Take a ride with a Bookish Southern Man
You’ll never touch a door handle again.

A Seersucker Suit
and a Pair of White Shoes
Civility is his
Core identity

I don’t know if you ever been kissed
On the square in Oxford Miss
I’ll take you there in the fall
When the air smells like burning leaves
and college football

We’ll take a pilgrimage to Rowan Oak
We’ll go to Sardis Lake and rent a boat
After that I will give you a come hither look
at a table in the back of Square Books

CHORUS
Take a Chance on a Bookish Southern Man
He reads Welty and eats okra and ham
Go for a walk with a Bookish Southern Man
You’ll never have to touch a doorknob again.

Grew up with the blues
and John Kennedy Toole
he knows how to please
and feels noblesse oblige

Grew up with the blues
and wears white suede shoes

credits

released January 25, 2014
All instrumentation and singing by Doctor Jon (Jonathan Barlow)

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Doctor Jon Starkville, Mississippi

I make music at home with one microphone, a few guitars, an old drum set, and a macbook.

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