Barbie Doll Apocalypse!

by Karl Straub

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Sez Karl: "Barbie Doll Apocalypse! is about a lot of things, but it's primarily about the difficulty of walking when the carpet is littered with Barbie shoes and other candy-colored detritus. If you've ever walked into a living room and been confronted with a floor-spanning fresco of plastic junk reminiscent of the burning of Atlanta, you need to have this song on your phone."

From the upcoming Karl Straub album BUBBLEGUM PICASSO (Clever Bits Music / BMI).

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BARBIE DOLL APOCALYPSE!

My wife and I have a beautiful daughter
She is so young and we are so old
I fell in love the first minute I saw her
And now I am her dad
Now I am her dad

My daughter knows that I work in an office, but
She must believe I'm panning for gold, from the
Way that she goes 'round spending my money
On things I never had
I never had

BALLET SHOES AND BACKPACKS
BARBIE DOLL AND BARBIE CAR AND
DREAMHOUSE BARBIE LIVES IN
BARRETTES AND BOWS AND TINY SHOES AND
DREAM-MOBILE VACATION
TAKE A BREAK FROM THE BARBIE GRIND AND
ALCOHOL LIBATIONS SO
KEN AND BARBIE CAN UNWIND

My wife's sisters are a hot baker's dozen
They're all livin' in the very same town
My daughter's got about 94 cousins
They often come around and hang around

You oughtta see when the cousins come over
They'll bring a man to the brink of the grave
A BARBIE DOLL APOCALYPSE
There on the carpet
A father must be brave
I must be brave

© Karl Straub 2013
CleverBitsMusic.com

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released September 16, 2013

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Karl Straub Alexandria, Virginia

KARL STRAUB writes music the way birds build nests, crafting strong and beautiful forms from whatever is lying around. Bubblegum pop to classic jazz, Bob Wills to Rodgers & Hart, psych fuzz to horror films. Matching lyrics hit nerves from the heartwrenching to the comical, all with a sharp eye on human failings. HARLEM HAYRIDE hangs all these beauties on the frame of the Graverobbers' solid rock. ... more

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