Monday, October 22, 2018

I'm Not Going To Turn Into Jonathan Mann

Jonathan Mann writes a song a day, and has done so since 2009. He currently holds the Guiness world record for doing so. And if you start RIGHT NOW, it will take you a decade after he stops just to catch up. So here's a little tribute.

You can follow Jonathan Mann on Twitter (@songadaymann) or on his website.


I'm Not Going To Turn Into Jonathan Mann

I've written songs by the hundreds 
But it took me a good thirty years 
There's a fella who's done 
what I've done 
Every trip 'round the Sun 
And it drives me to tears! 

Hey Jonathan Mann! 
The Song-a-day man! 
How do you do it? 
Is there some kind of plan? 
My life is so busy 
I've often asked "is he 
a clone or the name of a clan?" 
I wanna be just like Jonathan Mann 

So I put my nose to the grindstone 
To craft me some ditties to sing 
And I guess you could say 
That the stuff that I play 
Has some sway 
But it ain't got that swing 

Hey Jonathan Mann! 
The Song-a-day man! 
How do you do it? 
Is there some kind of plan? 
I've got places to see, 
And I love D&D 
So I budget my time as I can 
It's harder than <> to be Jonathan Mann 

[bridge... Jonathan Mann voiceover] 

I ain't got a song-a-day in me 
I'm sure as hell no Superman 
Though I try as I might 
My output's a fright 
That's alright 
I'll just do what I can 

Hey Jonathan Mann! 
The Song-a-day man! 
How do you do it? 
Is there some kind of plan? 
I've got volumes to read 
And a long Twitter feed 
And I've gotta get through all this spam 
So I'm not gonna turn into Jonathan Mann



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