Twenty Questions

from by Men With Day Jobs



This arose from funny questions asked by Stafford’s daughters. Add a dash of 80s House groove on Rod’s piano and off it went from there in full funk-pop mode. Paul plays the lead guitar break; Stafford the disco electric guitar octave-chops and a bit of djembe; he also sings lead, the others on backing vox. We had fun, emitting a few mindless American whoops and such. Yes, it has exactly 20 distinct questions - because that’s the kind of smartarse thing we would do.


Do circles have sides? Don’t witches havewings? Is the world in our street? Why do castles need kings?

Why does the show end, when that ol’ fat lady sings? And how can the moon be so close, when it’s so far away?

playing Twenty Questions Why won’t they play by the rules of the game, playing Twenty Questions

How dark is the night? How hot is the sun? And where does it hide, when the daytime is done?

What does 'caring' mean? How do jellyfish have fun? And why does it keep being today, never tomorrow?

There is so much information that a smart kid needs to know / I ask the straightforward questions - why won’t they say Yes or No?

I could use some simple answers, From the grown-ups in command / Why do they smile and shrug and say 'One day you’ll understand'?

So how should we live? To be or not to be? What do we do with the kids’ room? What is the perfect job for me?

Playing Twenty Questions, still playing Twenty Questions / Why don’t we play by the rules of the game, playing Twenty Questions


from Dreams And Tinsel, track released January 12, 2008



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