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It Takes All Kinds

by Bradley Palermo

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This song was created as a special campaign where I told people I'd write a song about them if they followed me on Spotify.
The folks involved were then directed to complete a survey asking a bunch of basic questions about who they are and what they do. About 45 people completed the survey. And then I put them all into this one long song.

Fun facts:

a) Amy is the only one that made it in here twice (I think).

b) Everyone in here is a real person except Luke, Pete, and Maria


Maxwell plays the mandolin
I couldn’t learn but I tried
Shawnn Struggle is training dogs
so they don’t keep us up in the night
Ingrid’s an author
Amy does hair
Frankly's on tour sleeping in his van
Dave is retired but still slinging drinks
Dino collects rocks he don’t care, what you think.


Jess is a gypsy,
and I’m just a weekend warrior
Jenn's a programmer
and Cara’s a big CEO
Courtney’s a waitress
Brett owns this bar
Kalab’s an artist
Let’s not let him starve
Jared’s a Marine
But he was punk at one time
Oooh ooh oh it’s takes all kinds

Jerry’s binge drinking
He and I have much in common
Amanda’s a drug counselor
I think it’s time I see her again
Sean Richer creates noise
Kristen sings to cats
And the other Shawn is fixing bikes
Taggie’s a poet
E-lie is translating the language of sign
Oooh ooh oh it takes all kinds

Jess is a writer
Connor is making a film
Ashley’s an actress
and E’s doing voodoo on all of them
David and Matt are excellent chefs
Nathan plays ball, John sparks throws house concerts
Stephanie drinks whiskey
Pete only drinks only wine
Oooh oh oh it’s takes all kinds

Kristen is a mother
She’s the compassionate type
Christina is too
Her kids are the light of her life
Heather hates silence
She films live music
Zach’s life philosophy
Is that it’s all worth it
Steve don’t give a fuck
And that’s the bottom line
Oooh oh oh it takes all kinds

Sandee’s a student
And I’m dropping out once again
Maria's a doctor
And Amy has lots of patience
Yessica once, played guitar with Prince
Jennifer’s an elevator mechanic
Linzy hates spiders
That’s common, I find
Oooh ooh it takes all kinds

Sufiyan moved out to
the other side of the world to live
Condor’s streaming on Twitch
I’m still not quite sure what that is
Hannah’s performing at Carnegie hall
Sam does the splits
Tim sells shoes in the mall
Michelle’s afraid of bridges
Luke’s afraid to fly
Oooh ooh oh it’s takes all kinds


released January 4, 2018
Written, performed, and recorded by Bradley Palermo


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Bradley Palermo Los Angeles, California

Bradley Palermo's songs are often autobiographical, turning themes of free living and the open road. Before setting out on his solo folk career, he spent 15 years fronting the bands The Sudden Passion and Femme Fatality.
His first so album, "Volume 1" is out 4/19/19. He is originally from St. Louis, MO, currently based out of Los Angeles, CA, and touring often.
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