Ballad of a Dung Beetle

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A very educational, scientific song posing the question, what if there was a dung beetle who was allergic to poop? What then?

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I'm from Seattle
And I'll tell you my tale
I grew up by the water
I was born in a pail
I'm a dung beetle
Just like my friends
But sadly that's where the
Similarity ends

I'm a dung beetle
That normally means
I would eat dung
Not carrots or beans
Yes my friends all eat dung
They eat it all day
But I had to find
A different way

'Cause I'm a dung beetle
Who's allergic to poop
I feel so left out
I just sit there and droop
They tease me for being
So out of the loop
I'm a dung beetle
Who's allergic to poop

We walk through the woods and
We come to a bog
There's a cow pie
Right next to a log
All the other dung beetles
Jump onto that thing
While I sit and eat berries
And mournfully sing

Chorus

One time we were walking
And we found a whole herd
Of cows who had produced
Some really fine turd
My friends all went wild
I could only stare
And think about how life
Just isn't fair

Chorus

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from Ballad of a Dung Beetle, released January 19, 2015

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