I’m About To Write Some Bad Lyrics: Part 2— F Ska Fitzgerald

Track two on my new album, Homemade Nonsense, is a ska tribute to The Great Gatsby. In college, I played tenor sax in a short-lived ska band called SKAreem Abdul Jabbar, but we briefly considered the name F Ska Fitzgerald.

If the lyrics strike your fancy, I’d love it if you considered pre-ordering my album on Bandcamp or iTunes or pre-save it to your Spotify account! Look for the official release on January 7, 2022!

Also you can check out the new music video for this song which will be available Tuesday, December 21st at noon! Pre-order Homemade Nonsense on Bandcamp and you’ll also get this track early on December 21st!

F Ska Fitzgerald

Once upon a time in West Egg Long Island
A man named Gatsby was living all alone
You can see him standing out on his dock with a cocktail
Staring across the bay where a green light shone

He threw a big party in his backyard
The 1920’s never roared so hard
The Great Gatsby was a jazz age fable
Written by this guy, F. Ska Fitzgerald

Gatsby was in love with Tom’s wife, Daisy
Tom was seeing George’s wife, Myrtle, on the side
So Nick helped Daisy and Gatsby get together
Beneath Dr. Eckleburg’s watchful eyes

They thought they were doing it on the sly
Didn’t take long before Tom caught wise
That’s the main plot of this jazz age fable
Written by this guy, F. Ska Fitzgerald

Apparently, as you can see
Morality, in the 1920s
Was more complicated than years before
Ever since the end of the Great War
Bootleg whiskey and bathtub gin
Fueled this era’s degradation
Public drunkenness and sex
But it’s Long Island what’d you expect?

Tom was furious and Gatsby was jealous
But Daisy insisted that she loved them both
She drove home drunk after the confrontation
And Myrtle got run over in the middle of the road

Tom told George it was that Gatsby dude
So George shot Gatsby in the swimming pool
Such a sad ending to this jazz age fable
Written by this guy, F. Ska Fitzgerald

Turn on your green light
Turn on your green light
Turn on your green light
Turn on your green light
Turn on your green light
Turn on your green light
Turn on your green light
Turn on your green light

Hailing from New Hampshire and living in New York City, Kevin Froleiks is a failed stand-up comedian turned failing musician. His music tends to jump from genre to genre in ways that are disorienting and hard to market effectively. He is a true DIY artist, recording and producing his music entirely in his bedroom. He is the writer and composer of the forthcoming Vampire’s Kiss: The Musical as well as the co-writer and composer of Great Frontier: A Poorly Researched Musical About Lewis And Clark which premiered at the New York Theatre Fest in the summer of 2017. His newest album, Homemade Nonsense, comes out on January 7th on Bandcamp and all streaming services.

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Failed comedian. Failing musician. If Bruce Springsteen is The Boss then you can call me The Assistant Manager. http://kevinfroleiks.bandcamp.com

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Failed comedian. Failing musician. If Bruce Springsteen is The Boss then you can call me The Assistant Manager. http://kevinfroleiks.bandcamp.com

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