A Mighty Fine Price

from by Jonathan Mann

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could i interest you in a hand made watch marked 1864?
it belonged to a boy who was drowned in a river in the middle of a civil war
they say it brings beauty to the bearer
because of all the mud in the river
and i'll sell it to you for a mighty fine price a mighty fine price indeed

i've got this gold grandfather clock from the 16th century
it keeps the time with the rhythm in your mind comes with a guarantee:
if you're not completely satisfied
you can bring it back when your first born dies
and i'll sell it to you for a mighty fine price a mighty fine price indeed

maybe you'd like this burnt up kite it belonged to benjamin frank
it was given to me by a horny old man who worked for the World Bank
it attracts good luck at the slightest touch
but is dangerous when it's used too much
and i'll sell it to you for a mighty fine price, a mighty fine price indeed

how about this printing press that can only print one thing
a manifesto of simpler times of man and god and king
the writer had 40 wives 20 sons and a burning need
and i'll sell it to you for a mighty fine price, a mighty fine price indeed

oh i see you've found the bicycle that Che Guevara rode
dust it off, take her out and the tires will explode
they contain the memories
of every road that they ever have seen
and i'll sell it to you for a mighty fine price, a mighty fine price indeed

here's a necklace that belonged to Catherine The Great
I found it on the 7th floor of the empire state
they say it talks to you at night in a voice like a warbling reed
and i'll sell it to you for a mighty fine price, a mighty fine price indeed

have you SEEN this pistol that ONly shoots green ARrows tipped with blood
the ARrows make the STRUCK mistake their WOUNDed pride with love
love in it's purest form
that keeps the wounded safe and warm
and i'll sell it to you for a mighty fine price, a mighty fine price indeed

have a look through this magnifying glass and you will see
everything that ever was and all that's yet to be
you'd be a fool to refuse this tool
stare INto the eyes of the minuscule
and i'll sell it to you for a mighty fine price, a mighty fine price indeed

do you have any kids cause if you did i've got rows and rows of toys
melancholy soldier men and race cars for the boys
your girls will enjoy my flavored marble covered seeds
and i'll sell it to you for a mighty fine price, a mighty fine price indeed

this mystery box contains a taste of something so unique
if you Open it before it's due you won't see or hear or speak
you won't know if it's good or hurts
you'll be in another universe
and i'll sell it to you for a mighty fine price, a mighty fine price indeed

what about this realistic golden goose that flies?
with WINGS that flap and gem diamond ruby opal eyes
the eggs it lays are edible but of the normal size
and i'll sell it to you for a mighty fine price, a mighty fine price indeed

before you leave, one final thing, i save the last for best
i can tell you're not impressed by trinkets or the rest
a human soul wrapped in a jacket polyester tweed
and i'll sell it to you for a mighty fine price, a mighty fine price indeed

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from Song A Day: The Album, released September 28, 2011
mighty fine price

ami - sitar, vocals, cello
jonathan - guitar, handbells
thomas - organ, handbells, wurlitzer, percussion
nick - handbells, percussion

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Jonathan Mann Brooklyn, New York

I'm a songwriter best known for writing a song a day. I've been at it for 10 years.

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