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Animal Lover

by Bill Metts

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I wrote this for my son. He loves animals! I, unfortunately, do not.


Don’t fall in love with a Robin
though he sings a lovely song
When winter comes and it gets cold
you’ll turn around he’ll be gone.
Don’t get friendly with no snakes.
Don’t ever look in their eyes.
When they speak they never blink
and you end up believing their lies

I’m not an animal lover
they belong in the woods or the zoo
I wasn’t surprised when I realized
that we’re all animals too.

Don’t hang around no Jack-Ass.
I’m telling you true
Mule rubs off and before long
you’ll be Jack-Ass too.
Don’t make a skunk your leader.
What the hell are you thinking?
When things get rough and he’s had enough
you’re the one who’ll end up stinking.


Don’t hide your head in a hole in the ground
like the ostrich do.
Hyenas from the hood will come along
and eat your ass up too.
Don’t pick a porcupine for a pal
find another way to get your kicks
When you feel the love and you give a hug
you’ll find they’re all just pricks.


released November 1, 2019
Written and composed by William Metts
William Metts on Guitar and vocal. Caleb Hawkins on mandolin.
Photo credit...www.janefeldman.com


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Bill Metts Cape Coral, Florida

I have been playing guitar and singing for nearly fifty years now. I Started with American Folk and Blues tunes and finger- style guitar. Had a run in with a Classic Rock band for 6 years or so and I sure was glad when that ended. I spent 15 years playing in nursing homes doing standards from the 30’s and 40’s. Now I mostly write. You will see a bit of all the above in my songs. I hope you like. ... more

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