Mr. Popularity

by Ken Sharp

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"Mr. Popularity" is a song about a clueless clown who thinks he's the life of the party but turns out to be the punch line of the joke...

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“Mr. Popularity”
(Sharp)

v1: you can bend and you can break but you made a big mistake
and this fighter took a dive
and this fence, I’m sittin’ on, is getting colder by the dawn
and now you’re wilting in the shade hey…

chorus1 : mr. popularity, I saw you on cable TV
shaking hands with every sucker you meet
mr. popularity, the money machine needs to feed
on every small town boy with pockets full of green, hey…

v2: you can fight or you can fall, but sometimes the worst of all
what’s goin’ inside your head…
you gotta slice, through the pain, coming down like silver rain
now this joker’s takin’ leave hey….

chorus 2: mr. popularity, are you as dumb as you seem
you’re not as cool as you wanna be
mr. popularity, you’ve got more friends than you need
is there anybody that really loves me…who really loves me…

bridge: it’s so hard to look away, it’s on permanent display
like a snake in the grass, spinnin’ lies and sinking fast
what would mother say, what would mother say?, hey…

chorus1 : mr. popularity, I saw you on cable TV
shaking hands with every sucker you meet
mr. popularity, the money machine needs to feed
on every small town boy with pockets full of green, hey…

outro: comin’ on strong, got you singin’ along
building up, popularity

credits

released October 20, 2020
“Mr. Popularity”
(Sharp)
Produced by Fernando Perdomo and Ken Sharp
Recorded at Reseda Ranch Studios, Reseda, CA, Union Jack Studios, Encino, CA and Dog House Studios, Woodland Hills, CA

Ken Sharp: lead and background vocals, electric guitar, lead guitar, Wurlitzer electric piano, handclaps
John Waite: background vocals
Fernando Perdomo: bass, drums, lead guitar, electric guitar, Moog, mellotron, organ, bell tree, tambourine, handclaps
Rob Bonfiglio: background vocals

Artwork by Holly Bess Kincaid
Design by John Sellards

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