Treasure Island

Buddy Bee Anthony

Family Tree

I got a brother, his name's Thunder
another named Lightenin
my sister's named Wind and I'm Rain
Goin' steady with a sweet li'l warm breeze
makin love like a Hurricaine
When the Gods of Our Fathers of my Mothers and Me
first ate the fruit off the olive tree
The Moon raised the tide
bringin on a mudslide
Rivers leapt their banks to run free
But, don't blame it on
blame it on me babe
you can blame it on the family tree

Ain't no plausible explanation
can't explain it away with meteorology
When my kinfolk get in a groove
The stars and planets start to move
between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
But, don't blame it on, blame it on me babe
you can blame it on my family tree
I'm not the one, I'm Number Nine's son,
I can stand by you.
Be you're alibi too.
I might run with you,
maybe lullaby you,
but don't blame it on
blame it on me babe,
go on and blame it on the Family

Now, when trouble starts to brew
and your skies aren't quite so (blue) x3
Dark clouds precipitate
Winds that wail
slingin sleet and hail
Flood waters at your gate
here comes mother
Best to run for cover
but, don't blame it on blame it on me babe
Stick it up on the old stubborn tree.
Don't blame it on innocent little old me.
stick it up there high on that big,
handsome, cocksure and strong,
confident, rightly, diligent,
couldn't be wrong
family tree

Buddy Bee Anthony

Submitted: Sunday, November 20, 2011
Edited: Sunday, June 08, 2014
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