The Happiest Man in Town

from Late Bloomer - EP by Jordan Thornquest

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I didn't think I'd have to write this yet
But have you read the morning news?
I’m now the smiling face of my hometown
Ruled by racist country & the blues

I’m really no better than anyone else ‘round here
But I’d planned to start out with my best foot forward for you
I’m flattered you’d look up to me
But surprise, I have no idea what to do

Everybody, let’s get down
With the happiest Man in town
How can he not be a little bit proud
With a voice so clear and loud
A straight-edge catalyst for fun
Never drank til 21
Clearly he knows what to do
So give us your point of view

This mornin’s meal was had at 2PM
I only got up to take my dog outside
My mind is full of things I’m putting off
‘Till I decide I’m worth their time

But please don’t worry that I’m not doing well
When the big rush starts, and I’m on stage
When the crowd looks, and my voice matters
I’ll come alive & act my age

Hello, there!
I’m a voice of small town rage
If you’re in charge, I’m here to rattle your cage
And send you boys a message, from the man who’s now in charge

So you’re all afraid of a little noise?
Of loud, angry girls & boys
Of a vision of a precious town, with meth problems & plenty of guns

Come on! Sad kids will never seen the sun
In a city that doesn’t believe in fun?
Who thinks that happiness & health is a prize to be won?

Surprise, the kid you gave keys
Will drive right through your ancient knees
Into your city with our favorite song turned up all the way!

Let’s burn this town of apathy
With just our voice & energy!
Brought by boredom & misery
You’ll have to bury me!

(During chorus)

Hello there, I’m new to pain
But I’m over that, I’m back again
Hello there, I’m new to purpose
Thanks to that, I don’t feel worthless

Hello there, I’m over you and
Thanks to you, I’m feeling human
Hello there, I’m new to sorrow
But now my tears are dry,
And I’ll be back tomorrow


from Late Bloomer - EP, released December 1, 2017


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Jordan Thornquest Twin Falls, Idaho

24 • He/Him • Gay. Noodler & doodler.

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