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World of Words with Elias Tobias is copyrighted 1998-2001 by Michael Hall.

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I'm a Writer

I am a writer, a fighter,
and I fling my verbs
so that a voice inside
me can heard
by those  who will
love me and hate 
me at my every word.

I am a writer, a fighter,
and champion of a cause
so that  I can show
solutions to life's flaws
which appear to those
who break one of the
many confusing laws.

I am a writer, a fighter,
and in my own special way
speak for those who
don't have time to say
what is in their hearts
because they work hard
just to finish the day.

I am a writer, a fighter,
one with a silent voice
that has power in a
limited world of choice
which is polluted by
those who always
need to make loud noise.

I am a writer, a fighter,
and I'll write to the end
for it is a right which
many have died to defend
so I could be free
to write what I wish, even
to those I might offend.

I am a writer, a fighter,
and I put words to song
so if you like the music, 
too, just sing along, and
maybe my message
will still be here
long after I'm  gone.

It's Not Wrong to Sing This Song

I hope the several cups of coffee
will get me through the night,
at least to the end of the show.
Like a thief, I sell stolen notes
from a silent song writer who
has gone and I'll never know.
The women scream and shout,
and the audience tells me
they're  having a good time. 
Like a thief, I take the thoughts
from a forgotten poet and
act like the words are mine.

It's not wrong to sing this song.
It feels good and pays the bills.
I take feelings and make them real.
It's not wrong to sing this song.

I make a living as a singer,
and I need to sing the songs.
They may not be my words or music,
but I know it's not wrong.
I get dressed up to entertain
them in my boots and cowboy hat.
They get lost in the words and music,
and they keep on coming back.
The people want to have a good time, 
and nothing's wrong with that.

It's not wrong to sing this song.
It feels good and pays the bills.
I take feelings and make them real.
It's not wrong to sing this song.

It's not wrong to sing this song.

I'm in Good Shape for the Shape I'm In

I'm in good shape for the shape I'm in.
It's not the shape if I'm too fat or thin.
There's no exercise program I'll begin.
I'm in good shape for the shape I'm in.

I'm in good shape for the shape I'm in.
It's the way I feel about where I've been.
It's hard to even think about it all again.
I'm in good shape for the shape I'm in.

I'm in good shape for the shape I'm in.
There was a problem, not quite a sin,
that took over my life.   I had to win.
I'm in good shape for the shape I'm in.

I'm in good shape for the shape I'm in.
I floundered like a fish without a fin
in pool of pain I felt from within.
I'm in good shape for the shape I'm in.

I'm in good shape for the shape I'm in.
Hurt surfaces like the sting of a pin.
There has to be a yang for every yin.
I'm in good shape for the shape I'm in.

I'm in good shape for the shape I'm in.
I need to laugh at me, I say with a grin.
I can smile from both sides of my chin.
I'm in good shape for the shape I'm in.