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lyrics

He wrote himself off
He rode off past the edge
Of a little too fast
He wrote himself a
Blank check for
An amount more’n
However long he’ll manage to last

He wrote himself off
He’s made his mind a blank
That he’ll never fill in
He’s challenging
A cathode light
To a stare fight
Nobody cares who’s going to win

And if there’s one thing left you could tell him
It’s that there’s nothing left to be said

’Cause he’s the bad news
Dragging himself around town
And he’s the bad news
Living it up till he can’t live it down
Bad news – it’s like father, like son
Bad news, he’s in a dare club of one

And he’s the bad news
Hiding no feelings of shame
Now he’s the bad news
So bad it’s giving bad news a bad name
Still i see the boy
Bad news, why don’t you give me some good news?

He knocked himself out
He dragged himself on
Wrote himself off
He wrote himself off
And that’s all he wrote.

He wrote himself off
He lighted up both ends
Of a very short fuse
He stowed off just to
Rock the boat
With a doctor’s note
He would never bother to use

He wrote himself off
Relinquished every day
To perpetual night
He wrote himself an epitaph
And the last laugh
Plenty of more good reasons to write

Let’s drink to nothing in moderation
And leaving everything to excess

Now here’s the bad news
Dragging itself around town
And here’s the bad news
Giving it up so we won’t live him down
Bad news – gone from father to son
Bad news – doing what can’t be undone

I hear the bad news
Never to see him the same
And here’s the bad news
So bad it’s giving bad news a bad name
Still i knew the boy
Bad news, ’cause i remember the good news

He knocked himself out
He dragged himself on
Wrote himself off
He wrote himself off
And that’s all he wrote

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from Pay Attention, released July 1, 2015
Brian Woodbury: vocals; Jim Kimo West: guitars; Nick Ariondo: accordion; Dan Lutz: bass; Andy Sanesi: drums & percussion. Written & arranged by Brian Wooodbury.

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Brian Woodbury Los Angeles, California

Brian Woodbury is a Los Angeles composer, lyricist and bandleader who writes musicals, post-modern jazz compositions, quirky pop, country songs and music for children's TV.

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