The Impotent Rage [Memphis version]

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I’m in the cube, not on the stage
I’m 31, I’ve got the impotent rage

I play the lotto, I gotta win
So I don’t have to do this shit again

I eat the nougat, it’s my reward
For waking up and coming here and being bored

I coach the Yankees, from New Accounts
I make the money so my wife’ll let me whip my pee-pee out

I have a dream, it’s mine alone
That me and her and the mortgage company own

I know why the bird sings in the cage
I’m 31, I’ve got the impotent rage

Bought Krispy Kreme, went down real good
Just like the monkey on my monkey said it would

Turned on the news, it was Iraq
My wife’s been in here changing stations, where my Jesus at?

Well, here I am, on the road again
Just like that piggytailed old hippie said

And here I am, not on the stage
I’m 31, I’ve got the impotent rage

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from Memphis, released October 22, 2012
matthew - vocals, guitar
Jeff Simms - drums, backing vocals
Beth Brown - violin
Clay Anderson - bass
Ed Rogers - lead guitar, backing vocals

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the matthew show Fort Worth, Texas

the matthew show's songs are acclaimed widely, as is his podcast series The Band That Never Was, a merging of story and song. He has been featured on NPR & PBS. He served as reader and composer for the Bonneville Stories audiobook by Mark Doyon, and co-produced Beth Brown's debut album I'm Not Matthew. He is also half of Ah Pook the Destroyer. ... more

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