The Meeting

by Peter Lehndorff

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    Humor is good medicine. Any tips or proceeds from this song will benefit the good work of the Huntington's Disease program at the University of Connecticut Health Center, where my wife Kathy was treated. They are involved with stem cell research and helping patients and families for free. Huntington’s Disease is the genetic disease that took the life of Woody Guthrie. It is a neurodegenerative disorder that causes problems with emotional control, memory, and movement, and eventually leads to death.

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Many of us have been to meeting after meeting after meeting.

The verse that talks about a product getting shipped to Brazil was true. When I worked in a corporate art department of a toy company one of our products came back from China with paint that had a high heavy metal reading (Cadmium red paint if I remember). But Brazil's standard was slightly lower so we shipped it to that market. The product bombed anyway.

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I’m gonna have another meeting
The thirteenth one this week.
They’re gonna give us donuts.
We’re gonna have pastries
We’re gonna have white powdered stuff
to Stir in our coffee
Yes we’ll have another meeting
I’ll probably fall asleep.
Tom will show us 80 slides
on his power point projector.
Chris and Kim might drop in
with laptop computers.
Phil and Kate will show up late
They both seem kinda cranky-
It’s just a guess (we’re takin’ bets)
There’s been some hanky panky.
Chorus: Yes we’ll have another meeting
The fourteenth one this week.
We’ll have another meeting
I’ll probably fall asleep.
I came up with some products
that failed a few tests.
They say they cause cancer,
But hey, what the heck!
Well someone had a great idea
I think that it was Phil.
We packed that stuff in boxes
and shipped it to Brazil.
Chorus: Yes we’ll have another meeting
The fifteenth one this week.
We’ll have another meeting
I’ll probably fall asleep.
Well the boys came down from marketing
The girls came up from sales
No one noticed Mr. Smith
was looking rather pale.
The meeting was a marathon.
It went for 3 straight days,
When someone finally figured out
that Smith had passed away.
We paused for a moment...
I pondered my own life.
Then we had another meeting
To write a memo to his wife.
Well they say we made a profit and
The workers would be proud.
I probably won't announce it
cuz the factory’s too loud.
I'm giving out some bonuses,
The biggest goes to me.
When we have another meeting in the state of Hawaii.
Chorus: Yes we’ll have another meeting
The sixteenth one this week.
We’ll have another meeting
I’ll probably fall asleep.
I'm gonna (take all my managers
and stack them end to (G)end
Put em in a conference room
with )ten vice-presidents
I'll bring in five consultants
Let's see how much they know
Oh it's just another meeting
That's as far as it will go

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released February 13, 2012
© Peter Lehndorff; Produced by Samuel Franklin Reynolds, Jr.
Peter Lehndorff: vocals, guitar, midi parts
Samuel Franklin Reynolds: Backing vocals

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Peter Lehndorff Hampden, Massachusetts

All proceeds from my bandcamp site will be donated to The Huntington's Disease Program at UConn. Huntington's Disease is the genetic brain disease that took the life of Woody Guthrie and my wife Kathy.

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