poet Shel Silverstein

Shel Silverstein

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Scum Of The Earth

There was a group called called Scum of the Earth
And they say they got their birth
In a basement bar on Greek Street down in Soho
The bass man he smoked grass and the drummer he kicked ass
And the lead guitar ate speed while everybody boogied
The drummer's name was Mavis he was a twice convicted rapist
They say he learned to play in a garage band in Balham
He'd cut out your heart for a dime and he kept lousy time
But the rest of the band was too damned scared to tell him
And The Scum of the Earth they just keep boogyin' on
Higher and higher until the fire was burned out and gone
And The Scum of the Earth they just keep boogyin' on
Now the bass man's names was Spiker he dressed like a black jacket biker
But underneath his leathers he wore black lace silk panties
They say he sang his sweet love number directly to the drummer
While he kept his eye on the guitar player's fanny
On lead guitar was Static he was a hey health-food fanatic
He lived on berries and nuts and had scurvy and rickets
He did his Yoga excercisin' and he kept on tryin' and tryin'
'til finally he could bend all the way over and lick it
And The Scum of the Earth they just keep boogyin' on
Higher and higher until the fire was burned out and gone
And The Scum of the Earth they just keep boogyin' on.
Now one night Scum of the Earth they was playin' for all they was worth
Guitar screams and wails and cymbal crashes louder faster and higher
Till their electric cords caught fire and the whole damn band was burned to a pile of ashes
And The Scum of the Earth they just keep boogyin' on
Higher and higher until the fire was burned out and gone
And The Scum of the Earth they just keep boogyin' on

Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 7, 2010

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  • nobody (2/26/2020 6:55:00 PM)

    it was okay

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  • Deez Nuts (10/9/2019 6:31:00 PM)

    i make $1000 an hour sigh up at life_haks.notascam

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (6/20/2019 2:01:00 PM)

    Guitar screams and wails and cymbal crashes louder faster and higher
    Till their electric cords caught fire and the whole band was burned to a pile of ashes
    And The Scum of the Earth they just keep boogyin' on
    Higher and higher. great. tony

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