Matt Van  Brink, composer, pianist, accordionist

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My Cheese Sandwich (2009)

Music and lyrics by Matt Van Brink
from Look Before You Eat

LYRICS

FOR FIFTEEN-SOMETHING YEARS
HERE AT SCHMIDT, SCHMIDT AND SCHMIDT
I’VE BROUGHT A POWER BUFFET,
THE SAME THING EVERY DAY
TO WIT:

TWO SLICES OF CHEESE. AMERICAN!
TWO SLICES OF BREAD, WHITE!
AND WHADYATHINK
I HAVE TO DRINK?
DIET COKE! RIGHT.

THIS IS MY CHEESE SANDWICH,
NOT TURKEY ON RYE.
NOT GOING TO TRY
ANYTHING NEW.
IT’ JUST A CHEESE SANDWICH.
THE BREAD'S NOT TOO DRY.
IT'S SIMPLE TO BUY,
EASY TO CHEW.

NOW I DON'T MEAN TO BRAG,
BUT MY SMALL PLASTIC BAG
HOLDS A FLAVOR THAT YOU CAN TRUST.
AND LOVELY FROM CRUST TO CRUST.

THAT'S MY CHEESE SANDWICH,
NO KETCHUP OR FRIES
I THINK IT'S UNWISE
FATTENING, TOO.
A SIMPLE CHEESE SANDWICH.
AND JUST THE RIGHT SIZE
WHO'D WANT A SURPRISE
REALLY, WOULD YOU?

AND THOSE SLICES OF BREAD,
FEED YOUR SOUL, FILL YOU HEAD
IT'S NO WONDER THIS SANDWICH
IS MINE, OH MINE.

YES, IT’S MY CHEESE SANDWICH
NOT HEATED OR CHILLED
NOT TOASTED OR GRILLED
NOTHING ASKEW
YES, IT'S A CHEESE SANDWICH
IT'S EASY TO BUILD
SO EVEN UNSKILLED
PEOPLE CAN DO.

DON'T NEED FRILLS, DON'T NEED FLUFF
CUZ THE CHEESE IS ENOUGH
AND THIS ELEGANT, MASTERFUL, WONDERFUL SANDWICH
IS MINE, OH MINE.

IT'S THE PERFECT DESIGN
AND SO PERFECTLY FINE
AND THIS ELEGANT, MASTERFUL, WONDERFUL SANDWICH
IS MINE, OH MINE!

WILL YOU MARRY ME?

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