I'm Not Gonna Turn Into Jonathan Mann

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Jonathan Mann writes a song a day, and has done so since 2009. He currently holds the Guiness world record for doing so. And if you start RIGHT NOW, it will take you a decade after he stops just to catch up. So here's a little tribute.

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I'm not gonna turn into Jonathan Mann
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I've written songs by the hundreds
But it took me a good thirty years
There's a fella who's done
what I've done
Every trip 'round the Sun
And it drives me to tears!

Hey Jonathan Mann!
The Song-a-day man!
How do you do it?
Is there some kind of plan?
My life is so busy
I've often asked "is he
a clone or the name of a clan?"
I wanna be just like Jonathan Mann

So I put my nose to the grindstone
To craft me some ditties to sing
And I guess you could say
That the stuff that I play
Has some sway
But it ain't got that swing

Hey Jonathan Mann!
The Song-a-day man!
How do you do it?
Is there some kind of plan?
I've got places to see,
And I love D&D
So I budget my time as I can
It's harder than <<quack>> to be Jonathan Mann

[bridge... Jonathan Mann voiceover]

I ain't got a song-a-day in me
I'm sure as hell no Superman
Though I try as I might
My output's a fright
That's alright
I'll just do what I can

Hey Jonathan Mann!
The Song-a-day man!
How do you do it?
Is there some kind of plan?
I've got volumes to read
And a long Twitter feed
And I've gotta get through all this spam
So I'm not gonna turn into Jonathan Mann

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from Work With Me, released March 11, 2014
Dr. Lindyke

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"Dr. Lindyke" is the nom de plume of William Hoover and Dave Leigh. William writes lyrics; Dave writes music. Though we write a lot, neither of us are really performers, and we LOVE it when people cover our songs. Please do.

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