Early Worm

from the album

When you’re riding your dark horse on the wrong side of the tracks
be sure not to count your chickens before they hatch
and look to the sunny side, of the street
don’t blame the messenger, don’t blame the messenger

An old owl spoke those words to me, he said, “know what I mean?”
Perfectly mixed up much like a flying submarine
I said, “Owl sir, please be clear
tell me straight, I have no fear!”

he said,

“the early bird gets the worm
and a penny saved is a penny earned

You can lead a horse to water but you cannot make him drink
unless you pull the wool over his eyes, don’t you think?
the lights are on, but no one’s home
and no moss grows on a rolling stone”

The same owl spoke those words to me and said, “you get my drift?”
Thoroughly confused by now and just a little miffed I said
“Owl sir, you hurt my head,
So please explain, what it is you said.”

“the squeaky wheel gets the grease
and beware the wolf, in sheep’s fleece”

And look to the sunny side, of the street
don’t blame the messenger, and look before you leap.

Because the early bird gets the worm
and a penny saved is a penny earned.