Song, October 6, 2012

The Fitzgerald Theater

Saint Paul, MN


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TR: ....the following song was made possible in part with funds provided by the John D. and Catherine T. MacFarter Foundation supporting creative people committed to supporting each other with effusive letters of recommendation, nominations for hefty cash prizes, and reviews of each other’s books. The song was underwritten by A.L.S.O., the American Local Songwriters Organization, supporting songwriters who use their talents to write about specific places rather than general ideas such as loneliness, betrayal, and the urge to go somewhere else.

Coon Rapids, north on highway 10
I'm going through again today
Big suburb, asphalt-covered
Dozens of malls all along the highway

One river, called the Mississip
Where all of your raccoons run free
If you think you’ve come to the end, gone around the bend,
And you need a friend, Coon Rapids might be.

TR: (OVER BAND INST) The preceding was made possible in part with funds provided by the John D. and Catherine T. MacFarter Foundation, supporting geniuses in all walks of life. If you feel that you may be a genius, contact John or Catherine immediately.

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