Sunday, 8 April 2007

Uncle John's Story



Well he may be John to you but he's Uncle John to the rest of us
Got a way of telling stories sans the fanfare or the fuss
He can jump into any conversation and he has a lot of stuff to say
and every bit as interesting 'cause that always been John's way.

There was one about his summer job before 1970, paid to push a Swan-shaped boat
off a dock in Asbury
With a grapple hook on a ten foot pole, or something of that sort
well he'd push 'em out and pull 'em in wasn't doing it for sport~
The same guy who owned the swan boats, tunneled love across the way
twice a week John worked the darkness, but preferred the light of day.

Played rythym at the Upstage in band called 'Cory' later
workin' Perkins in West Belmar, took the name from the percolator
Around that time he grew his hair out, and it was like an Afro-sheen
then often mistaken for Tinker, surfing drummer with Springsteen.

Cruising in his 39 LaSalle around the Brookdale College scene
met Bruce and Tinker at Thompson Park and they both thought the very same thing.
Well John DID look like Tinker, but now he favors Richard Gere
a dead ringer for Micheal Richards, and let's never forget DeNir-

Oh I can't remember much at all from 40 years ago
but I defer to Uncle John, who knows the time in Tokyo.

2 comments:

angelissima said...

needs more cowbell.
:-)

Gina said...

I'm still exploring the space...