Yeah
by Kaptain Karl
New Revised Edition, Memphis Evans, dramaturg

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"Yeah" is a speedy little number that closes out Karl's sprawling debut solo album Art is a Lie, Baby. Karl played guitar and banjo and sang; I smacked a basketball. It was recorded on four track cassette. It is sort of a declaration of independence. "I'm not yours to play with! I'm not yours to adore! Yeah!"

Many years after that 1997 recording, I had the idea to change it to a lullaby. I have no idea why it occurred to me to do so, but I love it. No longer a declaration of independence, it's a shaggy dog story about ending the chaos and just being there for someone who needs you.

Lyrics:

Everyone was standing on the tables and the chairs
Then the tables all got broken, they were standing in the air
Everyone was laughing when I opened up the door
I was feeling kinda funny, then I wasn't any more

Oh, Baby, I'm all yours to play with
Oh, Baby, I'm all yours to adore
Yeah

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