Credits:

Ben Crane - Congas, Drums, Guitar, Mexican Band

Frank Peters - Vocals

Keep Your Mouth Shut

© Francis H Peters 2017 - SOCAN

My Mother always said, "if you can't say something nice..." and even if she didn't say that, somebody did. In this case I think the last verse was probably written first but, we'll never know will we!

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Verse:
             
Down at the border, on my way to a gig
The border patrol was disassembling my rig.
I should have kept my mouth shut, I should have played dumb
But I opened it up and I guess I let it run!

Chorus:

Keep your mouth shut son, if you can’t say something nice.
Better keep it to yourself, you won’t have to pay the price
Keep your mouth shut son, Might one day save your life
Keep your mouth shut son, Makes a pretty simple life!

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Wind was in my hair, the sun was in my eyes
The cruiser in the ditch I failed to recognize.
Next thing I remember trying to be so good.
Repeating my mantra with my hands upon the hood.


Verse:
Down at Jo’s bar reminiscing on my day.
When some Angels and their kin started mixing up the place.
Took shelter in the john, closed my eyes, began to pray.
Keep your mouth shut boy! Let the fellas play!

Chorus:

Keep your mouth shut son, if you can’t say something nice.
Better keep it to yourself you won’t have to dodge a knife
Keep your mouth shut son, might one day save your life
Keep your mouth shut son, It’s a pretty simple price!


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Verse:
She awoke in quite a state, n’ I could see it in her face.
By now I understand it’s an emotional place.
There’s only one solution. There’s only one escape.
I gotta keep my mouth shut! Stay out of her space!

Chorus:

Keep your mouth shut son, “I keep telling myself”
Keep your mouth shut son, keep your ‘pinion to yourself.
If she wanted to hear it, she’d have thought of it herself
Keep your mouth shut son, I keep reminding myself!

Chorus2:

Keep your mouth shut son, if you can’t say something nice.
Better keep it to yourself, you won’t have to pay the price
Keep your mouth shut son, might one day save your life
Keep your mouth shut son, Makes a pretty simple life!


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© 2017 by ~Francis H. Peters~SOCAN