Try Not To Be A Dick

from by Emily Yates

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  • Do you know someone who's a dick? Well you better get yourself a high-quality, vinyl 4"x4" Try Not To Be A Dick Sticker, so you can wave it around in their face! Or better yet, stick it somewhere very, very public. Make sure you post a picture of where you stick your sticker with #trynottobeadick for maximum impact!
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Emily's first album - 12 songs, most of which are not safe for work.

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In twenty-odd years of living
I have had the chance
To learn some of life’s lessons
Like, When you go outside? Wear pants.

I’ve given quite a bit of thought / To our statutes and laws
But there’s one simple principle / That supersedes ‘em all …

Try not to be a dick
Cover your mouth when you sneeze so others don’t get sick
Stay out of the fast lane if you are drivin’ slow
It won’t always be easy ’cause other drivers suck, I know, just
Try not to be a dick

When you stand on the escalator / Please step to the right
So if I need to pass you / We won’t have to fight
The concept’s pretty simple / A child could comprehend
That you should turn your blinker on / Before you ’round the bend


(Occupy Verse):
When you’re peacefully assembling / In a public place
And the cops come to disperse you / With their tear gas and their mace
The urge to fight against them / Will be quite strong
But instead of violence just / Sing them this song, say


So if you’re one of those people / As all of us can be
Kindly take a minute / Lend your ear to me
You don’t have to be perfect / Neither do I
All that we can really do is / Give it a try, and


Try not to be a dick
(repeat ad nauseum)


from I've Got Your Folk Songs Right Here, released June 14, 2012
Trombone: Charlie Wilson
Bass: Erik Yates
Backup Vocals: Dave Fleishman, Charlie Wilson, Erik Yates, Carolyn Lang, Rachel Colwell


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