The Ballad of Crotchety Powns

from by Alfred Sage

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it began many years ago
a man named crotchety powns
all he wanted was to put on a show

now he’s left alone
he’s lost his planet home
crotchety got nowhere left to go

he pushes into space
but memories always stay
his old planet has just been destroyed

spies a little ball
floating in abyssal maw
the planet earth is lookin’ mighty fine

crotchety powns
he lives all alone
a drifting in space
needs to find a new home

crashes through the atmosphere
the sky’s so very clear
the clouds are white and the water’s blue

hits the frozen ground
in a small northwestern town
crotchety doesn’t know what to do

crotchety powns
he lives all alone
crashed down to earth
still needs to find a new home

he walks into town
the place is quite rundown
he spies a small saloon and proceeds to enter

a woman there
blue eyes and golden hair
asks crotchety to sit front and center

crotchety powns
may have found a new home
with the girl of dreams
then his mind starts to roam

oh poor crotchety
stuck living life as different
he’ll never be the same as any human race

and Crotchety Powns
will forever be alone
even if he finds a place to call his own

he boards his ship once more
and sets his target for
the gaping void
that is outer space

on his own again
never made a single friend
and he’ll never realize why that it is

crotchety powns
he lives all alone
back drifting in space
he needs to find a new home


from Floating Wilderness, released November 7, 2011



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