Man in the Mascot Suit

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lyrics

I wake up in the morning and I feel like I could stay in bed
that would be a miracle if that would only pay my rent
today might be a better day if I would hear my agent say,
“Dude I’ve got a job for you, they’ll even pay medical aid”
someday if I’m lucky when my stars align my ship comes in
I might be an actor on the TV like Ford Harrison
meeting with the president and hanging with celebrities
flirting with a girl and if I’m rich enough she’ll marry me
but now I’m in a fat suit and I’m playing with a scary clown
making children happy even though I’m feeling really down
and I’m sweating like a pig, I should’ve found another gig
a doctor or a lawyer, an accountant or a therapist

Chorus
I am the man in the mascot suit
the tiny little body in the big fat dude
I don’t know many people who can fill these shoes
I am the man in the mascot suit

I jump into my costume ‘cause I’m cheering at the marathon
I can feel the sun beating down on me and it’s bladdy hot!
theres’ children in a row and all their parents with their camera phones
trying to get a picture with that monster from the TV show
but now here comes a drunk man and he really starts to bother me
hitting me and kicking me, this dude is being really mean
he burns me with a cigarette and ends up at the parameds
beat up by the mascot on the field where he was left for dead

Chorus

Sometimes I have to be a child entertainer
Someday I want to be a crowd serenader
Sometimes I have to be a child entertainer
Someday I want to be a crowd serenader

I’m playing foreign nations, different cities and their festivals
all this mascoteering taught me how to be incredible
singing children’s nursery rhymes, busking at these open mics
now I’m on the headline, it’s Fruit Vendor on the bill tonight!
I used to be the mascot who would stand behind the barricade
nothing but the dream that I could make it on the global stage
it’s really been a challenge overcoming all these obstacles
go and put your back into it, anything is possible!

I was the man in the mascot suit
the tiny little body in the big fat dude
I don’t know many people who could fill those shoes
I was the man in the mascot suit

credits

from The Seedling (Deluxe Version), released February 26, 2020
Written by J. Prinsloo, A. Rogowski, R. Roman, J. Skippers

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Fruit Vendor Cape Town, South Africa

Fruit Vendor is an eclectic Afropop music project from Cape Town, South Africa that fuses elements of ghoema, maskandi, funk, hip hop, RnB, rock and jazz – altogether held together by authentic, meaningful lyrics and a distinct and colourful live show. It’s their mission to share their musical fruit as far and as wide as possible.

“Original, quirky, funny and super skilled…” – Weekend Special
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