Image Credit:  Cover art for the album Arizona by Mark Lindsay, formerly of the 60's band Paul Revere & The Raiders.

Indianapolis

 

Song lyrics by Chrome Dome Mike Kimbro

 

A relyric of Mark Lindsay’s song "Arizona" by songwriter Kenny Young

 

Read along to my Spoken Verse Performance!

 

 

 

We saw them play the Slippery Noodle         [Note:  'them' is Indy's W.T. Feaster Band]

 

A downtown bar and grill

 

Hopin' to hear a blues kit and caboodle

 

Drove up from Louisville.

 

My sister and I heard "Back For More" and "Out of Time."

 

"Long Overdue" was quite a treat.

 

Stepped out for a shake, then came back to find,

 

Feaster's keyboardist there in my seat.

 

 

Indianapolis,

 

Heart of the Hoosier State

 

Indianapolis,

 

Round ball lover, this is the place.

 

Oh yeah!

 

Indianapolis,

 

Home to the best auto race

 

Indianapolis,

 

Five Hundred Mile Speedway.

 

 

Yeah, forget the past

 

We're winning without Payton Manning

 

But bless his heart.

 

Our hope for the Colts:

 

Andrew Luck has a Super Bowl start.    (I mean real soon!)

 

 

Indianapolis,

 

Marion County Seat.

 

Indianapolis,

 

Come for your next retreat.

 

 

Both of my folks were brought up country

 

Fresh fruit their Christmas gift.

 

Mom packed the meat at Hygrade's Kingan.

 

During the second shift.

 

Dad worked on a press at Richardson,

 

A rubber plant.

 

Inhaling pollutants all day.

 

Still I wouldn't blame them for his emphysema.

 

Cigarettes he smoked anyway.

 

 

Indianapolis,

 

As green as Tennessee.

 

Indianapolis,

 

No Chicago winters for me, no no

 

 

Indianapolis,

 

Crown jewel of I-Sixty-five.

 

Indianapolis,

 

Continue to revive, yeah.

 

Indianapolis,

 

Marion County Seat.

 

Indianapolis,

 

Proud to say it's somewhat off beat, yee haw.

 

Indianapolis,

 

Heart of the Hoosier State

 

Indianapolis,

 

That Butler U. can play.         [Note:  The Butler University Bulldogs, but I attended DePauw University myself .  Go Tigers!  :~)  ]

 

Bought at the Slippery Noodle in Indianapolis, the autographed cover of the 2007 debut album Long Overdue by The WT Feaster Blues Band of Indianapolis, Indiana, including J. Wesley Smith on Hammond Organ.

 

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