Backhanded Compliments (feat. DJ Wize)

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"A song to shame all the wise people who think they are being polite but are not"

lyrics

We was talking about it just the other day
It takes a lot discipline to make the improvements you’ve made
Not quite a winterfresh everglade
But your stinch is now something we can mostly tolerate

You could probably get job now, you could probably go to prom now
You could probably put your arm around
You friends and your fam without a frown now
How’s that sound? Yeah you should be proud

Good Job, I don’t know how you did it but you did
You used to be real smelly when you was just a kid
Now you still got a little room left to improve
But you smell better than you used to


CHORUS
You smell better than you used to
I could tolerate getting with you
I could tell by the lack of smell when you walked into the room
You smell a lot better than you used to

Wow! I haven't seen you around?
Last I had heard you moved to another town
Honestly I don’t remember that much about you
But I know you look better now than you used to

Girl wait… If my memory serves me correct
Let me pull out my yearbook and check, yep
It’s your face, It doesn’t look near as weird
Probably the decision to shave your beard

And you did! Good Job, this look is an improvement
Going without the dog collar probably gives you neck more movement
And wearing clothes that fit you and wearing shoes...
Girl you look a lot better than you used to!

CHORUS
You look better than you used to
I could tolerate hanging with you
I could tell that you care you actually combed your hair when you walked into the room
Girl you look a little better than you used to

Say Cheese! Wow… not what I expected
I expected that your teeth would still be neglected
I was wrong, you were wise to start to floss and brush
And that fang in the front was always a little much

But you pulled it! Good job! Now you got a halfway decent smile
Between you two front teeth still got the center aisle
But there is only so much a man can do
You teeth still look a lot better than they used to.

CHORUS
You teeth look better than you used to I could tolerate hanging with you
I could tell that you brushing well when you walked into the room
Your teeth look a little better than they used to

Let me encourage You let me build you up
I remember when all your music was junk
Then I walked up on your show, I was just gonna go
Then i though maybe i’ll listen to a little more

And i’m glad I did cuz you’re improving
Only one guy was snoozing, almost had the crowd moving
For a white guy, it wasn’t bad
Ten in attendance, twice as much as last show you had

Good job! That’s double the audience size
At this rate in fifty years you’ll get some radio air time
Spend a little more time in the studio than you do
Cuz you sound a little better than you used to

Your songs sound better than they used to
I can tolerate listening to you
I could tell you weren’t a total fail when walked into the room
Your songs sound a little better than they used to.

credits

from Foolish Songs That Shame The Wise, released July 6, 2017
Lyrics by Inside Joke
Music by Inside Joke
Recorded, mixed and mastered in Lexington, KY by Inside Joke

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What started out as an "inside joke" has turned into a world-wide movement... sort of. From Lexington, KY, Inside Joke takes rap music back to the days when it was fun, made you dance, and actually rhymed! At the same time, Inside Joke brings a new school vibe, spirituality at times, and a little country grammar to boot! ... more

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