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Alive and Foolish

Help!  My recently uploaded single on streaming services is “Chasing My Tail”.  It’s a funny story about a confused young man who copies everybody else’s art, even his own!

“I can fake a Picasso as well as anybody!”  Pablo Picasso, via Robert Anton Wilson

If a tree falls in the forest, does anybody hear?  And more importantly, to me, if you don’t listen, does anybody hear?

I apologize for being so cheeky!  I may get a grip on my sense of humor some day.

Here’s the link that will take you to this song on your favorite streaming service:


When you click the “follow” and “like” buttons on streaming services, that helps me broaden my possible audience, because of some funny things called “algorithms”.  The music business today is a whole new world.  I’m getting used to it.

You’ve read this far, so, Thanks!

This song will morph into a video soon, I promise.  In the meantime, here are the lyrics:

chasing the tail of my karma,

sometimes thought it would lead up my***,

till one day my brain exploded with too many words,

blew a fuse and that was enough

couldn’t taste the meal, so i ate the menu,

couldn’t buy the restaurant, so i blew up the computer

couldn’t live with guilt, so i blew it out the window

couldn’t handle living till i came to simply be 


chasing myself out of existence, where do i end and you begin

sometimes thought i would lose my sense of humor

but that’s all there was in the end


stole part of one song and put it in another, now i forgot, what was that line?

am i condemned to plagiarize my own existence, can’t i do anything for the first time?

lyrics and music ©Seamas Manly, Halloween 1999 / 2017, plus two public domain instrumental bits (J.S. Bach’s “Badinerie in B minor”, and Julius Fucik’s  “Entrance of the Gladiators”) 

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