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Dead Emu

by Suite Journey

Released 2012
Released 2012
One morning my neighbor woke up to find a dead emu in her front yard. For real! She immediately called into her office giving her excuse for not coming to work that day as "dead emu"! I couldn't imagine a better excuse for getting out of most anything.
  • 02:52 Story Lyrics Dead Emu

    Woke up this morning and went outside

    Could not believe my very own eyes

    No daily herald, no neighbor's dogs

    No birds were singing, no chirping frogs

    Oh no, no, no, something much more crude

    Made me spill my coffee and come unglued

    Dead Emu!

     

    It's the perfect excuse for ditching hard work

    Or doing a good job for an ungrateful jerk

    When "issues" arise it's the unexpected gift

    For avoiding all that relational conflict

    I can't compromise, this fight I can't lose

    Give me victory or else this distraction I'll choose

    Dead Emu!

     

    Excuses are grand, in my head they lurk

    "Gotta was my hair", "Dog ate my homework"

    Calling in sick, "I've got a headache"

    Let's all admit it, we know how to fake it

    Can't make this one up even after a few

    Today no can do 'cause ... Dead Emu!

     

    When life is heavy and fears must be faced

    And loving yourself is too hard to embrace

    Releasing resentments is much too daunting

    Thoughts of forgiveness are downright haunting

    Spare yourself the trouble, no need to be truthful

    The perfect excuse can be so very fruitful

    Dead Emu!

     

    Excuses are grand, in my head they lurk

    "Gotta was my hair", "Dog ate my homework"

    Calling in sick, "I've got a headache"

    Let's all admit it, we know how to fake it

    Can't make this one up even after a few

    Today no can do 'cause ... Dead Emu!

    Dead Emu! Dead Emu! Dead Emu!