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Doug Wintch: Music

Use Your Finger

Some folks call this song, "The Finger" but when my pal Matt of the late, great band The Triggerlocks, posted a cell phone video of me performing it on youtube; he titled it: "Use Your Finger"...so I called it that on the record in his honor...Ha! Thanks Matt! Thanks also to Garrick for hosting the show...

     Some jobs call for the finger

     Nothing else gets it done quite right

     Take it from an old hammer swinger

     Half the truck’s just along for the ride

     Use your finger if you want it done right

When it’s time to paint your brand new woodwork

You grab a caulk gun and give her a squeeze

Before you can say Dap...it’s smeared all to crap

And Norm made it look like a breeze

     Some jobs call for the finger

     Nothing else smoothes it out quite right

     Take it from a wet rag wringer

     Your putty knife’s just along for the ride

     Use your finger if you want it done right

Wear a mask around the air born sawdust

Especially if you’ve got a runny nose

If the two get mixed, there’s only one fix

No matter how hard you blow

     Some jobs call for the finger

     Nothing else gets it done quite right

     Flick it, less you got a humdinger

     Then your handkerchief’s along for the ride

     Use your finger when you want it done right

When you’re tooling down a two lane highway

Towing lumber behind on the hitch

Someone runs a red light...you’ve got every right

To thank them as you’re heading for the ditch

     Some jobs call for the finger

     Nothing else spells it out quite right

     But you better be a steering wheel clinger

     Or that lumber’s going over the side

     Keep St. Christopher along for the ride

When you’re patching things up in the bedroom

It’s okay to go low tech

Skip the oysters and widgets...you’ve got ten digits

I suggest all hands on deck

     Some jobs call for the finger

     Nothing else gets it done quite right

     She’s a belle...and you’re the belle ringer

     Learn to use your mitts with pride

     Boys, that other tool’s just along for the ride 

     Take it from a guitar slinger...

     Use your finger when you want it done right