I Sell Comics
Our story today comes to us from the folks at “Tell ‘Em Steve-Dave”. They had a bit of a contest back in June where listeners were given a set of lyrics written by Walt Flannagan and challenged to write a song based on them. I know this was awhile ago by Internet standards, but this music writer was busy finishing school and moving. The old cliche tells us “better late than never,” however, so let’s do this.
While the contest itself was interesting to us, the real focus here is one entry in particular done by “Courage My Love,” twin sisters from Canada who now have one damn good song and a video on YouTube to go with it. Musically their version of the song sounds a bit like Paramore, which is fine by me since I am a fan of their music as well. The video for it has the girls selling comics on the street, lemonade stand style. The table is strewn with comics and a sign that says “I Sell Comics”. It tells the story of how they make comics desirable to their audience. I found it to be a good use of the base they were given and the materials they had on hand to create something fun and unique. Below you will find the video in question, as well as a copy of the lyrics they had to work with.
I SELL COMICS
What manner of creature stands behind this counter
Man or machine is the big mystery
and with every transaction I cement my place in history.
My fingers dance over the register keys leaving your mouth agape
and it’s not ’cause I make King Kong look like just another ape
but it’s just another sale to this comics-selling alpha male.
I could sell comics to a blind man
a Wednesday warrior through and through
and you’ll buy everything I tell you to.
I sell comics baby. Comics baby. Comics baby. Oooooooo…..Yeahhhhhhhh
In WW two the allies kicked nazi ass and Hitler sobbed nein, nein, nein
Just like my competition when they hang that going out of business sign.
Song ends with register sounds, drawer opening/closing
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