Song for Joanne (With a Hard Boiled Egg Pressed Up Against My Eye)

by Harvey Gold

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Special thanks to Dr. Joanne Briggs, who prescribed the hard boiled egg, and Professor Bianca Bob Miller, who provided the songwriting assignment.

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Song for Joanne
(With a Hard Boiled Egg Pressed Up Against My Eye)

Corn Flakes, Shredded Wheat
Farina, and Maypo,
(Cocoa Crispies were my fave by the way)
But this is the dawn of another day.

I’ve been through the yogurts
and the quinoa cups,
ran a mile and a quarter before you even got up.

But I’ve arrived at a very special time
and place with a cup of Joe and a
hard boiled egg pressed up against my eye.
[What?]

Well,
It’s been going on for far too long,
long enough to merit whining in song,
My lower lid got a bump—
makes me look like a chump.
Tried drugs and unguents and hot wash cloths.

Always getting worse,
I’m thinking all is lost.
In my Medicare year
I feel that a line has been crossed.

Got needles in my lid but I refused to cry
And to my credit it's more than just a sty
with a hard boiled egg pressed up against my eye.

You might think repurposing breakfast food
is the subject of this ballad,
but it’s really to explain why our fridge is stuffed
to the gills with egg salad.

So,
biscuits & gravy,
steak & eggs & gravy,
cheese grits & gravy are all just fine,
as long as I stick a hot dry boiled egg against my eye.

Need a hard boiled egg pressed up against my eye.
[What??]
Yes, a hard boiled egg pressed up against my eye.
[Dry heat.]
Yes, a hard boiled egg pressed up against my eye.
[It's in a sock!]
Yes, a hard boiled egg pressed up against my eye.

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released April 20, 2017

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