A Tight Spot

by Matt & Donna

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The (true) story of a young boy who got his head caught in a banister and had paramedics use olive oil to get him out, this song was written from the perspective of a hypothetical older brother who dared him to put his head there in the first place.

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I'm gonna find my little brother cause I've got a plan to share
I'm feeling bored so stick your face between those planks atop the stairs

And I'm glad we're in agreement that I would be much too tall
but now the banister's caught hold and you can"t pull away at all

But let's calm down
Try to get our story straight

Cause I'll say "No, it wasn't my idea"
And I'm telling the truth
I'm glad that it was you
Who got stuck between the bars

Now I'm trying to get you loose but I'm not strong enough you see
feels like your head has gotten bigger 'least it seems that way to me

And in the background there's our parents making paramedic calls
I've double-dared you to oblivion an dI'll have to take the fall


But let's calm down
Try to get our story straight

Cause I'll say "No, it wasn't my idea"
And I'm telling the truth
I'm glad that it was you
Who got stuck between the bars

But the ambulance is here
And now I'll have to hide
I'll have to sleep outside
While you're stuck between the bars

They're pulling bottles out of all the cupboards now
And dumping each one on your head
If they can pin this thing on me somehow
Just remember what I said:

No, it wasn't my idea
And now that you've escaped
It's all I've got to say
And really that's a shame

To hear you don't believe
Now all you'll let me do
Is sit up in my room
Now I'm stuck behind the bars

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released July 3, 2011
All parts written and performed by Matt and Donna except:
Guitar/Production by Charlie McCarron
Drums by Rob Carmichael
Backing Vocals by Daniel Jenstad

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