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Hi I have a friend with a five year old boy and he loves sticks and poking! I wanted to give him the lyric to your Song "Six" I cant find them anywhere. I have seen you in San Fran and Strawberry and hope things are going well for you Thanks Gary Cunningham
sweetpeacunningham@gmail.com


Slaid Cleaves responded on 01/25/2014
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That's an old Ivan Brown song. His son must be about 21 now . . .

He's Old, He's Six - by Ivan Brown, Kristen Brown, Gurf Morlix and Brende Fuller

He's old, he's six
He speaks his mind, he plays tricks
He tells his mom that God is a chick
He's old, he's six

He's tough, like bricks
He likes to get in there and mix
He'll stand his ground, and he'll takes his licks
He's tough, he's six

Mom, is this real?
I'm not sure how I feel
I hear the monsters shout
Dad, Dad, I'm freakin' out

He's wild, he's six
Pokes things with sticks
Nothing he won't do to get a sugar fix
We's wild, he's six

solo

Mom, is this real?
I'm not sure how I feel
I hear the monsters shout
Dad, Dad, Dad, I'm freakin' out

He's wild, he's six
Pokes things with sticks
Nothing he won't do to get a sugar fix
We's wild, he's six
He's tough, he's six
He's old, he's six

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Looking forward to your NC show in March - we've got some pretty good pork BBQ up here. It's not Rudy's.... but it works. I'm amazed how masters like yourself, Bruce, Woody, and Dylan can take the same 5 chords I've been playing for years and put them together (with your timeless lyrics) and come up with songs that are SO new, original, unique, and beautiful. I can't imagine how hard your slog has been over the last 25 years, but thanks for sticking with it. I hope some rewards are starting to come your way as it seems like you have some momentum building. Can you kinda picture Joe Strummer (RIP) bashing out "Still Fighting The War?" It kind of has that "Straight To Hell" vibe of being so sad because it's so true. Thanks for sharing you gift despite being ignored for so many years by any mainstream outlets (whatever those are in 2014). See ya' in Durham.

Slaid Cleaves responded on 01/25/2014
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Greetings Slaid, I'm an east Tennessean engaged to a girl from Austin (we spend a lot of time arguing about Davy Crockett, Sam Houston, brisket, and pulled pork). Maddie and I take turns visiting one another every other month, and it's my turn to head to Austin in a couple of days. My last couple of visits have taken on a bit of a Slaid Cleaves theme as we went to the Horseshoe Lounge and swimming in Barton Springs on New Year's day. Do you have any Austin recommendations for this time around (I think it's the chinese new year if that helps)? Thanks for your time and local wisdom, and we'll catch you in Asheville next month. Peace and good times, Christian

Slaid Cleaves responded on 01/27/2014
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