• Artist: The Wiyos
  • Title: The Lion
  • Genre: Rock - Experimental/Post-Rock, Jazz - 20’s - 40’s
  • Mood: Laid Back/Groovy, Quirky/Wacky/Silly
  • Speed: Mixed
  • Instruments: Real Drums/Drum Kit, Percussion, Electric Guitar (Clean, Overdriven), Horns/Woodwinds/Brass, All Other, Bass, Keyboards/Organs
  • Track type: Lyric - Full Length
  • Date added: 1/27/2012
  • Lyric themes: Classism, Money, Homeless Poverty, Courage
  • Lyrics: The Lion The cat is a coward With a name like Howard He lives in the strip mall slum peruses garbarge at the target Fishbones behind walmart He's scared of the mice and Donald Trump Wild Hogs in the red states They're tearing up the landscape well the lion once a mall rat He can't compete He takes to shadow boxing for fear of all the toxins That end up flooding out the street A feline beast has no place Amidst soybeans and corn can't eat raw meat of feedlot beef for fear of all them new bacterial forms. Once there was a jungle Trees from coast to coast Now his stomach rumbles No prairie grass for making toast A cat's got a right to be afraid What with all these medications and the loss of Medicare Well the cat is a coward With a name like Howard King of the beasts Can't hack the grind He can't go back to the circus Cause he feels too nervous Maybe that wizard will Give him peace of mind.
  • Keywords: jazzy, retro, jazz, americana, sultry, Bass, Brass, Cabaret, Guitar

About The Wiyos

The Wiyos 2011

The Wiyos are no longer the street busking acoustic old-timey Brooklyn band they began as in 2002. Since their inaugural tour to New Orleans they have been on a constant path of evolution. Much like the crime driven street gang of New York they take their name from (The Whyos, circa 1870's), The Wiyos have ceaselessly metamorphosed their trade. Their Vaudeville-like performances reached its zenith in 2009 when they were featured in the BBC television ...

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