"PIE IN THE SKY" is my claim to the most comprehensive song ever written about pie. I routinely challenge audiences to come up with new pies so I can write another lyric (peanut butter pie is waiting in the wings. Got another? Send it in.)

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LEAD VOCAL: Douglas Imbrogno
HARMONY VOCALS:
Jupie Little
LEAD GUITAR, BASS:
Michael Lipton
RHYTHM GUITAR:
Douglas Imbrogno
PERCUSSION:
Jupie Little

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All songs by Douglas Imbrogno (except 'Lights' by Rebecca Skeen Webb, 'Rosie's Lullaby,' by Bob Webb and 'Scarborough Fair,' traditional) Copyright 2004.

 

PIE IN THE SKY
words & music by Douglas Imbrogno (copyright 2004)
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Everyone reaching for a piece of the pie.
Maybe they're serving pie in the sky.

'I'm gonna be famous, maybe be rich...'
Even it makes me a bastard or a bitch.

CHORUS:

Blueberry, strawberry, apple a la mode,
Boysenberry, cherry, with a scoop of Rocky Road.
Blackberry, rhubarb, lemon meringue
Chocolate, pecan, Key Lime with a tang.

Sign right here on that dotted line.
Here is your widget, now your soul is mine.
Whoever dies with the most toys wins--
Just be sure to bury those sins!

CHORUS:

Blueberry, strawberry, apple a la mode,
Boysenberry, cherry, with a scoop of Rocky Road.
Blackberry, rhubarb, lemon meringue
Chocolate, pecan, Key Lime with a tang.

(Talking)
FIRST VOICE: You know, I like it here. But I'm wondering...
SECOND VOICE: What'choo wonderin'?
FIRST VOICE: I'm wonderin'-- what else they got at the Pie in the Sky cafe? They got any other kinda pies, that's what I'm wonderin'?
SECOND: Why'nt choo ask?
FIRST VOICE: I ain't gonna ask, you ask!
SECOND VOICE: I ain't gonna ask, you ask!
FIRST VOICE: Hey! Can you read that sign up there? Ain't that some more pies?
SECOND: I believe so.
FIRST VOICE: What's it say?
SECOND VOICE: I dunno, you read it. I ain't got my glasses.
FIRST VOICE: I ain't got MY glasses. Wait a minute, here they are right on my head..
SECOND VOICE: What's it say?
FIRST VOICE: JUST A MINUTE, JUST A MINUTE.... Oh yeah, oh yeah. They got LOT'S more pie.
SECOND VOICE: Like what?
FIRST VOICE: You wanna hear?
SECOND VOICE: I wanna hear.
FIRST VOICE: You REALLY wanna hear?
SECOND VOICE: Yes, I REALLY wanta here. What they got?
FIRST VOICE: OK, I'm gonna tell you. You ready?
SECOND VOICE: I'm ready...
FIRST VOIC: You REALLY ready.
SECOND VOICE: Yes, I'm REALLY ready. What they got?
FIRST VOICE: OK, here goes...

CHORUS:

Raspberry, huckleberry, New York cheesecake,
Coconut cream with coconut flakes.
Raisin, mince meat, pumpkin peach,...
Could you push that banana cream within my reach?

FIRST VOICE: Oh, man, I LOVE it here at the Pie in the Sky cafe.
SECOND: But you know what?
FIRST VOICE: What?
SECOND VOICE: I'm gonna tell you what.
FIRST VOICE: What?!
SECOND VOICE: I forgot...
FIRST VOICE: What'd you forget?
SECOND VOICE: I forgot the other pies.
FIRST VOICE: What pies?
SECOND VOICE: The first pies ,the first pies you mentioned. What were they?
FIRST VOICE (blows out an exasperated breath): You wanna hear 'em all? All the pies they got?!
SECOND VOICE: Yes, I do.
FIRST VOICE: All of 'em?
SECOND VOICE: All the pies, Every last one.
FIRST VOICE: OK, you ready?
SECOND VOICE: I'm ready...
FIRST VOICE: You REALLY ready?
SECOND VOICE: I'm REALLY ready.
FIRST VOICE: OK, here we go...

CHORUS:

Blueberry, strawberry, apple a la mode,
Boysenberry, cherry, with a scoop of Rocky Road.
Blackberry, rhubarb, lemon meringue
Chocolate, pecan, Key Lime with a tang.

Raspberry, huckleberry, New York cheesecake,
Coconut cream with coconut flakes.
Raisin, mince meat, pumpkin peach...
Could you push that banana cream within my reach?

Could you push that banana cream within my reach?

OUTRO:
(Talking chatter)
SECOND VOICE: Oh, man, that's some mighty fine pie.
FIRST VOICE: Hey!
SECOND VOICE: Hey what?
FIRST VOICE: I need me one of them CAPP-uccinos...
SECOND: When'd you get all high and mighty? What's wrong with Folgers?
FIRST VOICE: Folgers?! Aw, man, that ain't coffee. I need me a STAR-bucks. Nothin' goes better with pie.
SECOND VOICE: What you want a $4 cup a' pansy coffee for?
FIRST VOICE: Cause it goes good with pie!
SECOND: What? You forgotten your roots, boy...
FIRST: Roots?! Who you talkin' about roots? You drive a Honda!

(Fade out as they chatter...)