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They’re sellin grilled cheese, following the String Cheese
Incidentally O.D.ing on some Mollies and bad E
Straight to emergency infirmary, I.V. to the arteries When the heart stops, then beats back with a jump shock

I don’t recommend that you indulge in this fracas
But if you must ask, I suggest hold onto some plastic
At the imagination station where they play with your cranium
And the brain drain begins to flood the main stage’s stadium

Freakin out acid business, thunderstorms, in mud I’m trippin
Bikini babies, sex with strangers, lollypops, fountain bathing
Pupils crazy, gettin wasted, some much garbage, defecation
I’m throwin up the mornin sun, into my tent the music comes


I don’t wanna die in your arms tonight
Been rockin this road all my life
And I ain’t gettin high to say goodbye
Rigmarole peace out till next time

2nd Verse:

My neighbors: wanna-be-rastas who even spoke in the patois
Doin coke with the fratboys who came from corporate Chicago
Yoga freaks, crank tweakers, groups of groupies, V.I.P.-ers
The LMNOPs of psilocybin mushroom tea

Whoo-wee, it’s hot, I need some water and coffee
I need a five dollar shower, a burrito, I’m starving
I need a nap, I take that back, slap me when I talk crack
I need to get my face melted by my favorite band, hell yeah

Hula hoops, jugglin fools, spinnin lights, beer and booze
Summer clowns gather round the music circus is in town
Blowin glass, grass, hash, threads of hemp, merch and cash
Porta potties overflowing, goddamn who’s poopin on the floor here?

3rd Verse:

Should I try it? I don’t know, I’ve never done it before
They say its clean and legit, my friend can vouch for this hit
Well alright goodbye, sorry momma I’m high
On the rigmarole, I’m getting outta my skull

Spun and flown to the crowd with the glow
Sticks and stones, bones dancin up dust in the bowl
Five thousand or more, the bass is shakin the road
Would you please hold my hand in this rigamarole?

Watch yourself shake it loose, moderation’s the rule
Don’t play with fire when you’re soaked with 151 proof
Cause it’s all fun and games till the cops flash the blues
And the red cross is you at the emergency room


from Man vs. Bear, released April 1, 2012
written and performed by D. Bess
produced by D. Bess


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D. Bess Chicago, Illinois

D. Bess is a one-man-band who loops all his licks live: reggae/ska/blues-hop and roll. Using a cajon, percussion, guitar, bass and harmonizing his vocals, he builds and records layers of instrumentation to create the sound of a one-man-band.

He released his first album as D. Bess in April of 2012. The album, Man vs. Bear, features reggae legend and icon Toots Hibbert on the track "Oh Carolina".
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