Suite Journey

 
 

Audio

Dead Emu

02:52
Suite Journey
2012
Suite Journey

Story

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.

 

Lyrics

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!