In the grand tradition of No Pigeons , someone has gone and penned a contrarily written response to Michael Mirrielees' acoustic rockin' tribute to Colton

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Camano Islanders Vent Frustration Over Colton Harris Moore...in Song

In the grand tradition of No Pigeons, someone has gone and penned a contrarily written response to Michael Mirrielees' acoustic rockin' tribute to Colton Harris-Moore.

Where Mirrielees sang the legend,The South End String Band, presumably a group of Camano's landed gentry, opts to poke holes in it with a tune that's a lot less romantic. Their weapons are the banjo, the fiddle and biting lyrics like "Colton-Moore was a lad who turned out bad, He robbed the Tyee Store, He lived in our sheds and he slept in our beds, And they say he was rotten to the core."

Preamble and full lyrics after the jump.

You all probably heard about the wild child we have on the south end, some 15 year old kid who broke into our houses, stole our laptops and credit cards and sense of security...

Colton-Moore was a lad who turned out bad

He robbed the Tyee Store

He lived in our sheds and he slept in our beds

And they say he was rotten to the core

Well, Colton had a mom who claimed he was wronged

By all our society's neglect

She sez it's not her fault when he robs your personal vault

If it gives her boy back his self respect.

Oh Colton had a friend who got caught in the end

Those boys were steadfast and true

They knew who was gone by their unmowed lawn

And their legend rapidly grew.

It was on a Friday night when the moon was shinin bright

That he robbed the Tyee Store

And folks from miles about they all said without a doubt

It was done by that boy Colton-Moore

Well they caught Colton Moore just south of Elger Store

They sent him to Re-form School

And the folks there we know they just simply let him go

Made all of us look like stupid fools

So Colton's back here now, he's workin on the prowl

Scarin all the whole South End

And everywhere you go people just have to know

His mom says you ought to be his friend.

Colton Moore look around ... there's a storm comin down

The likes of which you ain't never known

Forget the movie rights and the fame and the lights

They're gonna put you underneath a stone

You might think it's fate .... But it's still not too late

To turn this trainwreck around

All you done so far .... Is steal some planes and a car

Don't end it six feet down in the ground

 
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