An Ode to Peas

by Barry On The Spot

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All proceeds from downloads of this song will be donated to Appalachia Service Project of Katonah, NY. This song was written by Barry Mangione and his online audience during the live web show, Barry On The Spot. Each week the artist and the audience collaborate on a different topic to write a song in 30 minutes. For this show, the inspiration was "Peas." Lyrical inspiration for this song was provided by Elsalee Jay Flynn, Melissa Boyer, Darrell Long, Anthony Cardno, Marie Quoma, Christine Paone, and Chris Daniele.

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You might be offended by this ode to my favorite greens
But I'm not gonna change my tune just to appease

I like them with pancetta
Or maybe a nice bruschetta
It might sound a little odd
But I even like them in the pod
Peas and carrots
A match made in Heaven
I wish I could buy some at my local Seven Eleven

You don't have to be jolly, giant, or green
To appreciate peas and all they mean
Ho ho ho, just visualize whirled peas
So tasty, they'll bring you to your knees

They'll make you smile
But they won't make you toot
Because they are a vegetable
Not a magic fruit
Don't you trash talk peas around this guy
Unless you want to end up with a great big black eye

You don't have to be jolly, giant, or green
To appreciate peas and all they mean
Ho ho ho, just visualize whirled peas
So tasty, they'll bring you to your knees

Sacrilegious Linda Blair
Wasting pea soup in her hair
That priest didn't know what to do
All he could say was, "Peas be with you"

I call my little girl Sweet Pea
'Cause she's as cute as cute can be
Peas are green
And peas are yummy
Leper mimes love them with some mango chutney

You don't have to be jolly, giant, or green
To appreciate peas and all they mean
Ho ho ho, just visualize whirled peas
So tasty, they'll bring you to your knees

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released 27 February 2015
Performed by Barry Mangione.
Music by Barry Mangione.
Lyrics by Barry Mangione, Elsalee Jay Flynn, Melissa Boyer, Darrell Long, Anthony Cardno, Marie Quoma, Christine Paone, and Chris Daniele.

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Barry On The Spot New York, New York

Barry Mangione is a NY-based singer/songwriter and the host of the weekly live web show Barry On The Spot, where he and his online audience write a song together LIVE within 30 minutes. Barry is also a political activist, contributing music to various social and economic causes and organizations. ... more

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