HepC Songs by Big Kev

 

This song was written and recorded by Kev on "Patchie's Angels",
a 4-song tape he made to benefit a friend in need of a liver transplant.

 

I'M A HEPPER - NOT A LEPER
Kevin Dugan

SAD AND LONELY ALL MY LIFE- NEVER HOOKED UP WITH A WIFE,
SO I TURNED TO DRUGS AND BOOZE TO NUMB MY BRAIN.
GIRLFRIENDS CAME AND THEN THEY WENT- MY MONEY, IT WAS QUICKLY SPENT,
AND MY INSIDES WERE ALWAYS RACKED WITH PAIN.
THEN, ONE DAY, I GOT SO SICK- I HAD TO SEE THE DOCTOR QUICK!
I ASKED HIM "DOC, WHAT'S WRONG WITH ME?"
HE DREW SOME BLOOD AND RAN SOME TESTS- AND BOY, OH BOY, WAS I DISTRESSED
WHEN HE TOLD ME I HAD- HEPATITIS C !
I THOUGHT THAT I WOULD DIE FOR SURE- I HAD A BUG WHICH HAD NO CURE!
AND SO I STARTED MAKIN' FINAL PLANS-
BUT THEN, I SURFED THE INTERNET- WHERE I FOUND THERE'S HOPE- YOU BET!
IF ONLY ALL MY FRIENDS COULD UNDERSTAND-

(CHORUS)

I'M A HEPPER- NOT A LEPER, STILL A RED HOT CHILI PEPPER!
BUDDY, DON'T YOU TURN YOUR BACK TO ME-
YOU CAN HUG AND YOU CAN KISS ME, BUT BABY, DON'T YOU 'DIS' ME-
JUST 'CUZ I'VE GOT- HEPATITIS C !

WELL, THE DRUGS THE DOCTOR GAVE ME- MADE ME SICK AND DROVE ME CRAZY,
HAD TO QUIT MY JOB, PUT HALF MY STUFF IN HOCK-
AND THOUGH THEY KNOCKED THAT DRAGON DOWN, I KNOW HE AIN'T LEAVIN' TOWN-
SO NOW I'M GOIN' HERBAL- WHAT A SHOCK!
NO MORE BURGERS, BEER, OR STEAK- ALL THE THINGS I THOUGHT WERE GREAT
WERE KILLIN' ME- A LITTLE AT A TIME-
AND THE DRUGS I WAS ABUSIN' - I AIN'T NO LONGER USIN'
AND, TO TELL THE TRUTH, I'M STARTIN' TO FEEL FINE!
SO, IF YOU'VE JUST BEEN DIAGNOSED- AND YOU'RE FEELIN' LIKE A GHOST-
DON'T GIVE UP- THE GOOD LORD WILL PROVIDE...
AND IF YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY- ARE JUST TOO BLIND TO SEE-
REMEMBER, YOU CAN TELL THEM THIS, WITH PRIDE-

I'M A HEPPER- NOT A LEPER, STILL A RED HOT CHILI PEPPER!
BUDDY, DON'T YOU TURN YOUR BACK TO ME-
YOU CAN HUG AND YOU CAN KISS ME, BUT BABY, DON'T YOU 'DIS' ME-
JUST 'CUZ I'VE GOT- HEPATITIS C !

I'M A HEPPER- NOT A LEPER, STILL A RED HOT CHILI PEPPER!
BUDDY, DON'T YOU TURN YOUR BACK TO ME-
YOU CAN HUG AND YOU CAN KISS ME, BUT BABY, DON'T YOU 'DIS' ME-
JUST 'CUZ I'VE GOT- HEPATITIS C !
JUST 'CUZ I'VE GOT- HEPATITIS C !

Copyright 1999, Kevin Dugan

 

"Sgt. Hepper's Combo Shot Club Band", which fits right in with 'Sgt. Pepper's...' by the Beatles, if you want to sing along in key. It's the intro, the first two songs, & the reprise at the end of the album.

SGT. HEPPER'S COMBO SHOT CLUB BAND

IT WAS 20 WEEKS AGO TODAY, WHEN MY INSURANCE, THEY DECIDED TO PAY
THEY'D BEEN FIGHTING 'CAUSE THE COST WAS HIGH, BUT THEY DIDN'T WANT ME TO DIE
SO THEN I JOINED THE RANKS OF YOU, MY INTERFERON-SHOOTING PEERS
SGT. HEPPERS COMBO SHOT CLUB BAND!

WE'RE SGT. HEPPER'S COMBO SHOT CLUB BAND, WE'RE TRYING TO KEEP THE VIRUS LOW
SGT. HEPPER'S COMBO SHOT CLUB BAND, THE MEDICATION COSTS BIG DOUGH!
SGT. HEPPER'S COMBO, SGT. HEPPER'S COMBO, SGT. HEPPER'S COMBO SHOT CLUB BAND!

IT REALLY STINKS TO DO THIS, IT'S NOT MUCH OF A THRILL,
AND THOUGH WE HATE THE SIDE EFFECTS
WE WON'T GIVE UP THE FIGHT UNTIL OUR VIRAL COUNT IS NIL!

YOU KNOW I REALLY HATE TO SPOIL THE MOOD, YOU MIGHT EVEN THINK THAT I'M RUDE
BUT NOW THAT I'VE GOT YOU ALL HERE, I'M GOING TO TRY TO BEND YOUR EAR
THE REASON THAT I'M IN THIS GROUP- IS FROM OVERDOING DRUGS & BEER
SGT. HEPPER'S COMBO SHOT CLUB BAND! ---BEERS---BEERS---BEERS---

WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOUR DOCTOR SAID YOU HAD A VIRUS CALLED "NON-A/NON-B"?
LEND ME AN EAR AND I'LL TELL YOU WHAT I HAVE FOUND OUT- IT'S "HEPATITIS C"-
OH, IT'S A VIRUS I GOT FROM MY FRIENDS, MMM...GETTING HIGH WITH ALL OF MY FRIENDS,
NOW I COULD DIE FROM GETTING HIGH WITH MY FRIENDS...

WHAT WOULD I DO IF THE BUG WENT AWAY? I'D THANK GOD & FALL DOWN ON MY KNEES-
BUT UNTIL THEN I'LL DO SHOTS & TAKE PILLS, 'TIL THEY FIND A CURE FOR THIS DISEASE-
OH, IT'S A VIRUS I GOT FROM MY FRIENDS, MMM...GETTING HIGH WITH ALL OF MY FRIENDS,
NOW I COULD DIE FROM GETTING HIGH WITH MY FRIENDS...

DO YOU NEED ANYBODY? AT TIMES I NEED SOME SUPPORT-
COULD IT BE ANYBODY? A FRIENDLY TYPE OF COHORT-

DO YOU BELIEVE THAT THEY'LL FIND A REAL CURE? I'M HOPING IT WILL HAPPEN ANY TIME
WHAT GIVES YOU STRENGTH & THE WILL TO ENDURE? ALL MY HCV BUDDIES ONLINE-
OH, IT'S A VIRUS I GOT FROM MY FRIENDS, MMM...GETTING HIGH WITH ALL OF MY FRIENDS
NOW I COULD DIE FROM GETTING HIGH WITH MY FRIENDS...

DO YOU NEED ANYBODY? AT TIMES I NEED SOME SUPPORT-
COULD IT BE ANYBODY? A FRIENDLY TYPE OF COHORT-
OH, IT'S A VIRUS I GOT FROM MY FRIENDS, MMM...GETTING HIGH WITH ALL OF MY FRIENDS,
NOW I COULD DIE FROM GETTING HIGH WITH MY FRIENDS,
GETTING HIGH WITH MY FRIENDS, GETTING HIGH WITH MY F-R-I-E-N-D-S!

WE'RE SGT. HEPPER'S COMBO SHOT CLUB BAND, WE HOPE THAT YOU DON'T HAVE TO JOIN-
SGT. HEPPER'S COMBO SHOT CLUB BAND, OUR FATE IS LIKE THE FLIP OF A COIN!
SGT. HEPPER'S COMBO, SGT. HEPPER'S COMBO, SGT. HEPPER'S COMBO SHOT CLUB BAND!

WE'RE SGT. HEPPER'S COMBO SHOT CLUB BAND, WE'D LIKE TO TELL YOU ONCE AGAIN-
SGT. HEPPER'S ONE-CHANCE-ONLY COMBO SHOT CLUB BAND-
THE WOMEN, CHILDREN, AND THE MEN!
SGT. HEPPER'S COMBO, SGT. HEPPER'S COMBO, SGT. HEPPER'S COMBO...SHOT...CLUB...BAND!

Copyright 1999, Kevin Dugan, all rights reserved.

 

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