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Suspend Disbelief (video recorded live)

(Alexander's Real Time Band)
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This is a live video of our original tune, 'Suspend Disbelief', from our 4th Annual Summer Solstice show at Artichoke Music (recorded 6-18-11). Great audience that night (thanks for singing with us)! Whit Draper on bass, Susan Peck on piano and voice, Sarah Linderman on drums and voice, I'm playing walkabout dulcimer and singing lead. Special thanks to Jason Tait and the PCM video crew for their great shoot!

You can buy this song: Alexander's Real Time Band touring CD on Square Market

Suspend Disbelief

Words and Music by Alan Alexander III
Arrangement by Susan Peck

You gotta suspend disbelief if you wanna get through life

Virgil was a worker on an assembly line
Dreaming of the day he'd become a retiree
40 hours week and a little bit of overtime
with a house and car and a boat and a credit card tree 
Somewhere in midlife crisis he began to see
That monster truck with the monster wheels
wasn't gonna set him free


Mr. Roberts was a big bank president
dreaming of his golden parachute
Either through rising stocks or a gub'ment bailout
Don't get jealous cause that's only half the truth
We've been payin' his taxes
and to make matters worse
that parachute won't save him
You never see a UHaul behind a hearse


Politicians on my TV
telling me war is peace
How am I supposed to keep movin'?
Guess I'll have to suspend my disbelief


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Sheet Music for this song (piano, guitar, bass, lyrics) is available for purchase:
Suspend Disbelief - Sheet Music on Square Market .