Benny Half Track ( and the Lame Excuse ) ( 1977 )
I used to watch Benny lookin' out at the world through a rose coloured light show
The money was poor, but the feelin' was more than money could buy
Eight pounds a man, less tax to the van and ten to the P.A.
The agent's gone spent his ten per cent, he's askin' for twenty five...
Benny Half Track & The Lame Excuse never made it
though they made McCormack smile for more than half their years
Benny Half Track & The Lame Excuse kinda faded
and now pain's the name of the game as their star disappears.....
I used to hear Benny say there's nothin' to life without any music
and Benny would hide out until he could bring us another song
They're still on the circuit, I saw them last night and wish I had missed it
The music was nowhere, and Benny was gettin' the words all wrong
Benny Half Track & The Lame Excuse never made it.....