Ain't Much Meat On the Hook

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David Nelson Ostrosser

Story

This tune was recorded on my little Zoom H4 under Autoroute 50 in an underpass that seemed to sound pretty good. You can hear the trucks passing overhead.


Lyrics

Ain’t Much Meat on the Hook
Ain’t much meat on the hook
No there ain’t much meat on the hook
You did what you could to make it look good
But there ain’t much meat on the hook

Well, it's down to the fishin’ hole with my friend Hugo
To catch a denizen of the deep
We like ‘em fightin’ but today they ain’t bitin’
Figurin’ they must be asleep
Is it our casting that’s off or
Are they sizin’ up what we have to offer
Observin’ with a critical eye

There ain’t much meat on the hook
No there ain’t much meat on the hook
The grasshopper’s nice, the worm’s all right
But it doesn’t rate a second look
There ain’t much meat on the hook
Just didn’t have what it took
You did what you could, to make it look good
But there ain’t much meat on the hook

Well, Skinny Little Annie with the cute little fanny,
Won’t stop givin’ me the eye
But if I ever weaken my future will be bleak and you can
Kill me cause I’d much rather die
From her good side her qualities are many
But when she turns around she doesn’t have any
Visible to the critical eye

There ain’t much meat on the hook
No there ain’t much meat on the hook
She looks like she must’ve been goalie for the dart team
Doesn’t rate a second look
There ain’t much meat on the hook
Just didn’t have what it took
She  did what she could, to make it look good
But there ain’t much meat on the hook

Now what can go wrong when you’re writin’ a song
As catchy as this one here?
I’ll be submittin’ this tune in a contest soon
Can I share my one big fear?
It’s if Paula Abdul or a similar tasteless fool
Listens with a critical ear [and says]

Ain’t much meat on the hook
No there ain’t much meat on the hook
The title’s fine but it’s the only good line
And you don’t rate a second look
There ain’t much meat on the hook
Didn’t have what it took
You  did what you could, to make it sound good
But there ain’t much meat on
there ain’t much meat on
there ain’t much meat on the hook

Something seems missin’
Ain’t worth a second listen
The idea’s there but the bones are bare
There ain’t much meat on the hook.


Guitar: Hugo Lyrette
Harmonica: DNO

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