Sam Buckle the Contrary Man

Updated: Oct 3

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Sam Buckle grew up like the rest of us did
Rules and directions so he’d stay on the grid
But Buckle was born with a real stubborn streak
If you wanted to talk he'd try not to speak
If you wanted to walk he’d say ‘not this week’
And if you disliked both he'd call you ‘unique’

Some days he's less
Some days he's more
Some days he stews
Some days he roars
He's the contrary man
who beats his own drum
If you do it your way
he’ll spoil the outcome
He's the contrary man
who'll give you no slack
If you threaten his rules
just watch your back
His dad, Sam One, was a military man
And step-into-line was his family plan
Sam had his dad’s gaze but he hated his ways
When the old man barked he was trained to obey
As years progressed the word ‘go’ made him stay
When enough was enough, he went his own way
Some days he's less
Some days he's more
Some days he stews
Some days he roars
He's the contrary man
who beats his own drum
If you do it your way
he’ll spoil the outcome
He's the contrary man
who'll give you no slack
If you threaten his rules
just watch your back
Sam owned a gas station, no doubt who was boss
He was one of those guys you knew not to cross
But a green-horn apprentice challenged his call
And Sam turned round, shoved him into the wall
The scales were tipped to a physical brawl
The youth’s in a clinic, Sam a jail house stall
Sam’s the contrary man
who bucks all convention
he lacks give and take
now it’s civil detention
What's it gonna take
to get him to know
he's gotta work with others
and go with the flow
Some days he's less
Some days he's more
Some days he stews
Some days he roars
He's the contrary man
who beats his own drum
If you do it your way
he’ll spoil the outcome
He's the contrary man
who'll give you no slack
If you threaten his rules
just watch your back
Sam’s the contrary man
who bucks all convention
he lacks give and take
now it’s civil detention
What's it gonna take
to get him to know
he's gotta work with others
and go with the flow


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