What's The Yams?

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What’s The Yams? The Yams, you say?
What’s The Yams? Am I supposed to know?
What’s The Yams? Is this thing for me?
The Yam is the power that be
What’s The Yams? I’ve heard of it before
What’s The Yams? I don’t know
What’s The Yams? Are you asking me?
The Yam is the power that be

So many new things to understand, get past me as I get old
Words and phrases like “The Yams” mean something or so I’m told
I try to keep up as best I can I try to have a clue
Then I hear someone use a brand new phase and it leaves me so confused

Try to stay relevant and keep up with all my friends
But it’s coming at me oh so fast, I can’t always follow trends
The yam brought it out in Richard Pryor, do you know that means?
If I look it up I’m gonna find out it’s patently obscene

Do I give up trying to understand what the kids mean today?
If I put in the effort to show that I know will they hear what I say?
If they hear will they listen to some old guy spouting out hipster words
I have to tell you when I try it feels quite absurd

credits

from The Yams, released September 4, 2016
Tim: vocals and drum programming.
Clarke: backing vocals, bass, guitars.

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Letter Seventeen Norcross

Whimsical indie pop from a one-man band. Except when other people help. Which is quite often. So it's not like a one-man band at all.
Oh. And there are songs about donkeys.

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