Checkered Fool

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El Borko
Brook Adams

Story

I think of this as my first song worth keeping. A home recording from the 90s.

Lyrics

This guy is ridin' on a chicken in a checkered suit.

He got a pointy little hat, he got some cowboy boots.

He gave away all his money, 'til he felt so free,

Then he looked in the mirror and he said to me...

 

There's a river running deep and wide.

Sun is shining on the other side.

I learned my lessons in the hardest school.

Times are changin' for the checkered fool.

 

You know this chicken is a big one with enormous wings.

He don't know how to fly, but he can do other things.

He don't need no direction, he don't do as he's told.

He's got a big chicken liver and a heart of gold.

 

(and he say...)

Gold ain't nothin' but a shiny rock.

You'll find more pleasure in a cardboard box.

And you can dig it if you have the tools.

Times are changin' for the checkered fool.

 

You know it doesn't make your world more real to have a troubled mind.

You gotta learn how to feel, so you can live your life blind.

 

You know I've given up on chess, I got a checkered past.

My life ain't nothin' but a mess but it's built to last.

I was lookin' for myself, I was turned and tossed.

Got so complicated I had to leave myself lost.

 

There's a river running deep inside.

Full of steppin' stones that suit my stride.

I learned my lessons in the hardest school.

Times are changin' for the checkered fool.

 

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