Mama Says Be Glad

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A Season 2 teaser!  Dylan forms a band and needs a singer.  Arseman and Ashley both audition by singing the same song, “Mama Says Be Glad”, a hastily-penned formulaic blues number all aboot the difficulties of being fifteen that the writers try to pass off as a Canadian rock and roll standard.  The lyrics:

Well, I’m too old to cry and I’m too young to fly/but Mama says be glad I’m young and I don’t ask why/’cause I’m 15, not old enough to be free/Yes, I’m fifteen years old/and that’s the trouble with me.

It’s an awkward stage and a difficult age/pacing in your space like a rat in a cage/’cause you’re fifteen/beyond a shadow of a doubt/yes, I’m fifteen years old/not old enough to get out.

Ashley’s rendition is too quiet to make oot and Arseman’s is too mediocre – not bad enough to be funny but not good enough to be good.  So here’s Brooke belting oot Hillside High’s favorite song:

 

9 thoughts on “Mama Says Be Glad

  1. 1/2 George Thorogood : 1/2 Muddy Waters:

    Bu-da-da-dump,
    _ _ _ _
    bu-da-da-dum,
    _ _ _ _
    Well, I’m 15 years o-old,
    Bu-da-da-dum
    Just a horny young child.
    Bu-da-da-dum
    I’m too young to smoke,
    Bu-da-da-dum
    And too young to go wild.
    _ _ _ _
    I got stuck in this shoo-ow,
    Bu-da-da-dum
    A Canadian spoof
    Bu-da-da-dum
    About teenager problems,
    Bu-da-da-dum
    And drinking high-proof.
    _ _ _ _
    Don’t-cha know that Curmudgeon
    Bu-da-da-dum
    Is rewritin’ our script
    Bu-da-da-dum
    But don’t the ‘Mudge kno-ow,
    Bu-da-da-dum
    That we’re cool and we’re hip.
    _ _ _ _
    Bu-da-da-dum
    _ _ _ _
    Bu-da-da-…

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      1. It’s hard to say. There are only 2 more episodes in season 1, so I will definitely cover those. Seasons 2-4, I’m gonna play it by ear. Since I won’t be able to keep a youtube tab open to watch the episode in little increments, then write aboot it in little increments, trying to do this while watching a dvd with my laptop open might prove to be more hassle than fun. If that turns oot to be the case, I will probably just cover those 3 seasons with one post apiece to hit the most ridiculous aspects. But don’t get excited — all that probably means is that I will finish up this 15 tribute and fade back into obscurity. I was completely serious aboot not having any desire to express myself in any way that isn’t amusing to me.

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      2. > I was completely serious aboot not having any desire to express myself in any way that isn’t amusing to me.

        Oh, I know. But an absurd universe must surely contain myriad amusements that will appeal to you — one only need identify them. Prepare yourself to individually reject the ideation onslaught.

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