In another acoustic song of mine, you can tell that I was clearly influenced by my surroundings.  In another career a long time ago in a galaxy….. never mind, but it was a long time ago I was working for a company that had a huge manufacturing plant in the middle of absolutely nowhere.  I am teasing a little, but there was nothing around for miles that stayed up later than the cows in the fields all around.  I was not used to that and I was going a little crazy in a bored sort of way, as I rented a place to stay until I got settled in the new job and town.

I have heard people talk about watching the grass grow but I had no idea they meant it literally.  So there are fields and corn.  More fields and soy.  Other fields with potatoes.  Cows and other live stock and then more corn.  I was interested to find out that some farmers hedge their bets a little and not plant everything right away.  Farmers in the next field over were planting late potatoes.  I couldn’t resist.  It sounded so ‘like me’.  I often feel like a late potato.  (Sagittarius – figured that one out already did you?)   Can’t keep up.  Everyone is ahead of you.  Get knocked down but you still help those in need.  Excited by the simple beauty of life all around.  You might feel like a Late Potato too.

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“LATE POTATO” (c) 1980 MSK

Couldn’t keep up when the rest of the world was running,

Couldn’t sit down until the fireworks were over.

Now, I have no need.

For things that take great speed.

CHORUS: They call me Late Potato

Late Potato

Late Potato.

Tried not to scream when the Earth spent all it’s money,

Tried not to laugh while the ax was getting sharpened.

Now, I have no need.

For things that take great speed.

CHORUS: They call me Late Potato

Late Potato

Late Potato.

Takes no time to lose, when I think that I am losing,

Gave my last dime when I was begging on the street.

Now, I have no need.

For things that take great speed.

CHORUS: They call me Late Potato

Late Potato

Late Potato.

Comments
  1. David Kennedy says:

    I well remember this time, god you were in a different state! As always the story behind it is illuminating. The tune is quite infectious, and your singing is spot on. You hook on to something universal, We all feel like late potato’s sometimes.

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  2. Nica James says:

    Love this, I definitely feel like a late potato at times! I’m going to be singing “late potato” everytime I feel behind now haha.

    Like

  3. Hi midimike. A voice good words and a guitar great. Thank you for liking my poem Below The Ice! Best Wishes. The Foureyed Poet.

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