The Bard of Bushwick, Frank Hoier, wrote his latest “Rhythm and News” song after reading about a bizarre dance-and-mug on the J train last week.
Sung in a minor key, it tells the story of a victim who watched a performance by a team of subway dancers, only to have those high-steppers do a two-step on his head.
But Hoier is not only a regular folk balladeer in our Downtown office. He also performs every other Wednesday at Jalopy in the Columbia Street Waterfront District and every other Thursday at Northeast Kingdom in Bushwick.
Catch him next on June 17 at Jalopy.
And here are the lyrics to the new hit song, “Dancing Three”:
It was late one night
The J train went rumbling by
And on it was a young man named Joe
It was well past 3
He was sittin’ half asleep
When three strange kids asked,
“Would you like to see a show?”
Joe said, “What kind?”
The first kid replied
“We call ourselves ‘The Dancin’ Thugs Three.’”
Joe said, “Sure,”
But before he knew it they were
Yap dancin’ right on top of his left cheek
Joe let out a yell
Gave up his wallet and his cell
He knew this dance, but never saw it done like this
The first kid spun around
Did the splits and touched the ground
They got off the train and blew Joe a little kiss
When reporters asked the next day
Joe said that he still felt strange
But there was one lesson he knows a little too well:
You can’t trust no kid
Wearin’ a tutu and Jordans
Tell him and his gang
They can dance to hell
And so now every time
I board a J train I’m
Looking out for this famous pack of kids.
I don’t have enough to lose
And I easily bruise.
That’s why I don’t like dancing
Though I never did.
©2009 Community News Group
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