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A Band is a Beautiful Thing

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A Band is a Beautiful Thing

 

Written: 1974

Writers: David Jenneson, Alan Hovden

Status: Recorded but unpublished

Genre and Style: Retro rock

Comments: Dave: This is a great fun song that joyously sums up the Burner Boys reason for being better than any other. I wrote the lyrics in one day in my head while working cutting brush for the City during a driving rain storm. I’ve always felt the song had high concept and, given the circumstances under which it was written, was somewhat magical.

Comments: Al: I always remember arranging and recording this song right off the floor with only vocal overdubs and thinking this is the way we should have done everything as it worked so well – unfortunately there was no band that could be pulled together anymore… this was a special occasion for the Burner Revival.

 

A Band Is A Beautiful Thing 

      Vocals - Dave "Big D" Jenneson

 

I got sick of all the noise

In the record shop and on the Real McCoys

So I went out and got myself a brand new toy

And now I’m a Burner Boy

 

The old cash box goes ding a ling

Come along you want to hear the jail bird sing

Ain’t nothing feels better than to spread your wings

And a band is a beautiful thing

 

Every cat I’ve met so far

Has a big M. Hohner or a new guitar

And he’s getting it together or he’s gonna be a star

Depending on who you are

 

I jumped my chance up I did spring

No I never could be happy only hanging in the wings

And you’d better make it snappy if you’re going to be the king

And a band is a beautiful thing.

 

A band is a beautiful thing

I told all the people I meant to bring

There’s a knock on the door

The telephone rings

And a band is a beautiful thing.

 

I always knew I would survive

If I made it new and I played it live

And soon my sugar daddy-o will arrive

And say ‘You’re gonna make a 45!’

 

I sure do like that Carol King

And what she does with the words she sings

And Elton John forgot one thing

And a band is a beautiful thing

 

A band is a beautiful thing

I told all the people I meant to bring

There’s a knock on the door

The telephone rings

And a band is a beautiful thing.

 

Saw John and Paul in ‘ 64

And I saw the crowd and I heard the roar

And I said Oh Boy I’m gonna be a star

But now I little more

 

The jukebox bounced through a burning ring

I’m hanging from the ceiling and swinging from a swing

Everybody’s here and everybody sing

And a band is a beautiful thing.

 

A band is a beautiful thing

I told all the people I meant to bring

There’s a knock on the door

The telephone rings

And a band is a beautiful

Band is a beautiful

Band is a beautiful thing.

 

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