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Lyrics of the Day: Endicott 2007 Oct 24

Endicott’s up by 5 o’clock
Endicott’s givin’ it all he got
Endicott’s job is six to nine but
Endicott’s home by 9 oh five
Endicott helps to cook the steak
Endicott helps to wash the plates
Endicott puts the kids to bed
Endicott reads a book to them

(Why cant you be like Endicott?) (oh)

Endicott loves Tribena so
Endicott puts her on a pedestal
Endicott’s wish is her command but
Endicott don’t make no demands
Endicott’s always back in time
Endicott’s not the cheatin’ kind
Endicott’s full of compliment
Endicott’s such a gentleman
(Why cant you be like Endicott?)

’cause I’m free
Free of any made-to-order liabilities
Thank God I’m free
‘cos it’s hard enough for me to take care of me, oh-oh

Endicott’s carryin’ a heavy load (but)
Endicott never really ever moans
Endicott’s not a wealthy guy but
Endicott pays the bills on time
Endicott’s got ideas and plans
Endicott’s what you call a real man
Endicott always will provide ’cause
Endicott is the family type

(Why cant you be like Endicott?)

Cause I’m free
Freer than a pirate on a frigate out at sea (ba ba ba ba)
Thank God I’m free
Driftin’ all around just like a tumbleweed, oh-oh

Maybe I need me someone
Someone who isn’t undone
Maybe an older woman
Will tolerate me!
Maybe that certain someone
Older and wiser woman
Maybe the perfect someone
To satisfy me! (Fo’ sho’!)

Endicott keeps his body clean
Endicott don’t use nicotine
Endicott don’t drink alcohol
Endicott use no drug at all
Endicott don’t eat any sweet
Endicott don’t eat piggy feet
Endicott’s frame is mighty strong
Endicott make love hard and long

(Why cant you be like Endicott?) (ow)

Endicott loves Tribena so
Endicott walks her to the sto’
Endicott likes to hold her hand
Endicott’s proud to be her man
Endicott stands for decency
Endicott means formality
Endicott’s the epitome
Endicott stands for quality

Endicott
Endicott
Endicott
Endicott
Endicott
Endicott
Endicott
Endicott

I’ll never be
I’ll never be like Endicott
Cinema
I’ll never be
I’ll never be like Endicott
No Endicott in me
Ease up ease up ease up
Ease up ease up
Pass on it baby
Don’t mean maybe
Ease up ease up ease up
Ease up ease up
Pass on it baby
Don’t mean maybe

I’ll never be
I’ll never be like Endicott
No Endicott in me

by Kid Creole and the Cocoanuts, also: http://www.kidcreole.com/

And this video is just a piece of the awesomeness of this song, a song I never got around to buying until tonight. I’ve waited 21 years. Shoulda got it sooner.

Joe Crawford blogged this at 9:30pm in 2007 in October. The 24th was a Wednesday. You are reading this 11 years later. Make a public comment. There is one comment Tweet. Direct message. Send email. It has hashtags→ .

Comments: 1

Thanks for the “real” lyrics…. So many others messed them up.

Always LOVED this song.

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