Shoo Fly Shoo
Words and music by Jenn Lindsay


5 minutes too late, your headís on the plate
they look at you, they say shoo fly shooÖ
5 minutes too late, your headís on the plate
they look at you, they say shoo fly shooÖ

You didnít want to be there, you couldnít even pretend.
When you made up your mind, you made it up for them
When they tell you to leave, go right then
Donít beg for something you donít want
Donít stay another minute, my friend.

Donít think moving here was all a waste,
Something everyday says youíre in the right place.
What have you got? a nice long weekend--
donít mess yourself up by jumping back in again.
Your ulcer ainít pretty, itís from coffee and whiskey,
too much work and from waking too early.
Rest.

Donít make a list of all the things you lost
the places that fired you, the places you forgot.
Move on.

Donít think that there is something wrong with you
if you always hate what they ask you to do
youíre not a number cruncher, always a dreamer
nothing wrong with what youíd rather do.

Donít be afraid. Donít be afraid.

5 minutes too late, your headís on the plate
they look at you, they say shoo fly shooÖ
5 minutes too late, your headís on the plate
they look at you, they say shoo fly, fly, flyÖ.