Straight A's in Love

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I picked this obscure Johnny Cash song to pay tribute to the man and his music. It also allows me to delude myself about my high school love life.



Well a readin’ and a writin’ and ’rithmetic never did get through to me
It ain’t because I’m square or thick cause I learned my ABC’s
But when I graduated from the grammar school and I moved one grade above
I began to be a snook at books but I made straight A’s in love


Now the teacher would say to learn your algebray but I’d bring home C’s and D’s
How could I make an A when there’s a swingin’ maid
On the left and on the right and in the back and the front of me
Oh my grades are low on my card I know but they oughta give me one above
If they gave me a mark for learnin’ in the dark I’d have straight A’s in love

Now my senior year with graduation near I did my home work every night
And when my mama said I oughta go to bed I’d turn out all the lights
But my sweetie pie was waitin’ right outside she’d be a cooin’ like a dove
Though I did my best, I failed some test but I made straight A’s in love



from Summer's Voice, track released March 1, 2007
Music & Lyrics by Johnny Cash


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Arlon Bennett New York

Arlon Bennett; Daddy, Eagle Scout, baseball connoisseur, and all-around Renaissance guy with Tuscan roots, is an Americana songsmith writing songs that recall Harry Chapin and vintage James Taylor, but with an eloquence and honesty all his own. A home-made guitarist with a self-effacing style, he has a gift of storytelling from the heart that reveals the gold nuggets in the river of everyday life. ... more

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