Jeffrey Pipes Guice

New Orleans
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The Do Drive In

I remember my big brother
Had the coolest van in town…
I was so proud to be his little bro
But he never wanted me around…

He often went to the movies
Especially at the Do Drive In…
While he sometimes took a new girl
There was one he took again and again…

If the windows were sometimes foggy
And I couldn’t see inside…
I knew to wait at the van’s rear door
Until the shakin would subside…

Then out would come my brother…
He would always light up a smoke…
He would tell me to skedaddle…
Around his van I should not poke…

While I knew my brother was busy…
I wasn’t really sure why it was so…
But whenever a girl would leave his van…
Her face would always be aglow…

When I finally turned sixteen…
It was the Do Drive In where I would play…
That’s when I finally started to realize…
Why my big brother would always say…

“If my van’s a’rockin’…
Don’t come a’knockin’…
If the van’s a’shakin’…
Then it’s love we’re a’makin…”

That was pretty much his motto…
As the sticker said on his van…
He always left the girls a’smilin…
That’s why my brother was The Man…

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