After a poetry reading down in Texas
a couple of smart successful executive types
who seemed to like what they came to hear
are buying me a long necked beer

While searching for a common thread
that between us there might be
we discover that it’s none other
than a John Deere model ‘D’

So we talk about the good old days
all growing up and farming wheat
and that old slow two cylinder’s
whump whump heartbeat

All marveling and remembering how
you could stand on one all day
and still be fresh and ready
to go out all night and play

We agreed at the time we weren’t sure why
although I think I’ve got it figured now
and because of the kind of a guy I am
I’ll gladly tell you now

You see

A little while back I run across a group
advertising a marvelous breakthrough
a mind improvement program
teaching something completely new

If you give them a few hundred dollars
and about the best part of a year
they will take you from Beta to Alpha
relaxed as any guru and wise as any seer

So I buy all of their expensive gear
put those tiny speakers in each ear
and darned if I don’t hear

The sound of an old
John Deere