buddy's not ready

A song about trying to deal with a passive-aggressive person.

1990 CHRIS BUTLER/ 1990 FUTURE FOSSIL MUSIC (BMI)



BUDDY...BUDDY's NOT READY

BUDDY's FAVORITE THING TO DO IS MOAN

HIS SECOND FAVORITE THING TO DO IS MOAN

THINGS JUST HAVE TO BE HIS WAY

EVERYTHING SERVED ON A SILVER TRAY

AND IF BUDDY... BUDDY's NOT READY

HE HAS STRATEGIES SO HE WON'T BE IGNORED

CAUTION ALWAYS WORKS FOR HIM, HE'S A TORTOISE, NOT A HARE

IF RUSHING AROUND'S REQUIRED, WELL...THEN BUDDY DOESN'T CARE

AS HIS FRONT DOOR SLOWLY SWINGS SHUT

BUDDY'S GOT HIS REASONS

THEY'RE ALWAYS VERY SOUND

ASK FOR AN EXPLANATION, HE'LL SAY

"I DON'T OWE YOU AN EXPLANATION"

WHEN BUDDY IS RELAXING

THE WORLD GRINDS TO A HALT

IF YOU TRY TO WORK AROUND HIM

AND HE'LL SLIP INTO A SULK

AND YOU CAN FORGET ABOUT HIM FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS AT LEAST

DON'T BOTHER TRYING TO BUDGE HIM

WHEN HIS INTEREST LEVEL DROPS

HUMOR'S WASTED ON HIM

IT'S LIKE TALKING TO A COP

NO FORCE IN NATURE CAN MAKE THIS STOP...

YA CAN'T CAUSE...

WHEN BUDDY... BUDDY's NOT READY

(WHATEVER IT IS)

IT'S JUST NOT WHAT HE WANTS TO DO

SITTING RIGHT OVER THERE

IN HIS FAMOUS

EASY DOES IT CHAIR

PICKING HIS TEETH WITH A

NAZI BAYONET...OR MAYBE

WORKING ON HIS JAILHOUSE BALLPOINT PEN TATTOO

GRINNING ABOUT HOW MUCH WE ALL MUST HATE HIS GUTS

WELL...IF WE ALL HATE HIM...THEN WHY GET UP??

IF BUDDY... BUDDY's NOT READY

HE GOES "I JUST DON'T FEEL LIKE IT TODAY..."

yeah...