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(I Don't Want To Write A) Donkey Song

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Written for the April 2020 RPM mini-challenge. I hoped for an EP and ended up with a single song. The song is largely recorded on a T25 mic I built for Brian of A Beautiful Scene as a means to test the mic. It’s pretty solid if you ask me.

Anyway, as the guy who is asked every February “Do you have a donkey song?”, I offer up this.

Fields of grass and piles of sticks
Seen on the side of Route 66
Feats of strength and amazing tricks
See Jack and Jill and get your fix

Oh no, please don’t make me
All these songs have begun to shape me
I don’t want to be right or wrong
I don’t wanna write a donkey song (again)

Sometimes it’s just too much
Relying on the same old crutch
Try to find a way to entertain
Without doing the same thing again

Oh no, please don’t make me
All these songs have begun to shape me
I don’t want to be right or wrong
I don’t wanna write a donkey song (again)

Asking for love, pleading for attention
There’s one thing no one mentions
It’s a box you can’t escape
Expectations become too great

Oh no, please don’t make me
All these songs have begun to shape me
I don’t want to be right or wrong
I don’t wanna write a donkey song (again)

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Zero Incentive and the Bluffs said

This song is great, I didn't understand it at first but after a listen through some of your songs and reading a couple of forums on RPM this is one of the most fantastic things I have heard.

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A Beautiful Scene said

This song perfectly encapsulates the feeling towards writing music, especially for RPM. Even with it's light humour, it still has a weight to it that commands an emotional response for all of those who have written a catalogues worth of songs. Well done Tim!

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Bethan Mathis said

Well you did it again and beautifully. Wonderful !

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The Proods said

You have a great voice.

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Andrew Russe said

Good one. Love the lyrics.

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