From a 7" single by the band Strength of Materials on the Kingfisher Bluez label. Ford Pier is a musician who has played on his own and with his bands, the Vengeance Trio and Strength of Materials, as well as with Veda Hille, the Rheostatics, DOA, Neko Case and many others. He lives in Vancouver.
Who gives a fuck about an Oxford comma?
Things aren’t better than the things that they replace just because they’re new
Our standards are our standards because they’re deeply felt
and we owe it to our standards that they should be upheld
Or what’s the point in having standards for?
These fellas went to work on me
on changes they would like to see but I remained unmoved
Things aren’t an improvement just because they’ve been improved
Dude said, “Check it out, this shit’ll get you loaded
faster than the fastball of Ryan exploded!”
But I don’t get that wasted anymore
It doesn’t hold the appeal that it did before
Oblivion taught me everything it can
Well, anyway, it tried
but I was usually too preoccupied
Making a friend or formulating a plan
and some of them were good, and some of them were fun
Every day I come up with at least one great idea,
though telling you so wasn’t necessarily one
So now I’ve got a Facebook page
Like every other twat my age
And I’m complicit in what I once despised
And by that, I feel victimized
And I hear the Smashing Pumpkins might
bury the hatchet, reunite
Is that why our grandfathers went to war?
Who gives a fuck about a split infinitive?
I most certainly do.