Neuropathic Mambo

I wrote this song for my buddy Inchcock at Inchcock Today: Old, sick, weary, but harmless. I need to make others smile!, the dynamic pensioner in Nottingham, England, who had a stroke a couple of months ago. Since he’s been writing about the involuntary moving, shaking and dancing of his arms, legs and fingers, and the electrical shocks that run through his limbs since the stroke, I promised to write him a song about the issues. I spent most of  Father’s Day writing, assembling and recording Neutopathic Mambo, as I know all about the electrical shocks and vibrations from dying nerves, as I still get them from the nerve damage caused by chemo. As I’ve noted in the past, I also have numb toes and fingertips, as well. But Inchcock and I are not ones to complain, other than making fun of our conditions, because like my doctor told me — “The annoyance of some nerve damage is better than the alternative.” Since Inchcock made it out of the stroke ward alive, he was told others who were in the stroke ward at the same as him did not live, he’s made a great recovery. I believe his fantastic recovery has a lot to do with his drive to entertain his followers with his daily descriptions of woe and wonderment of his life in Nottingham, not to mention his updates on his unmentionables and daily constitutionals.

 

Neuropathic Mambo

Lyrics by Timothy Price
Digital percussion and music assembled and arranged by Timothy Price

When the legs go dancing on their own
Electric feelings shock my bones
Arms all flailing, fingers shake and role
Bumping and grinding out a neuropathic mambo

Shaking
Shocking

neuro pathic mambo

Shocking
Shaking

My knees get weak and start a shake
My arms go limp and then they quake
I stub my toe Ouch I’m still alive
Instead of Typing, my fingers do the hand jive

Shocking
Shaking

neuro pathic mambo

Shocking
Shaking

When the legs start dancing on their own
Electric feelings shock my bones
Arms all flailing, fingers shake and role
Bumping and grinding out a neuropathic mambo

Shaking, shocking, bumping out a mambo
Shaking, shocking, bumping out a neuropathic mambo
Shaking, shocking, bumping out a neuropathic mambo
Shaking, shocking, bumping out a neuropathic mambo

 

23 thoughts on “Neuropathic Mambo

    • No no no. It’s “Un, dos, tres. Un pasito pa’delante Maria. Un, dos, tres. Un pasito pa’atras ” Thanks, Teri!

  1. Kind, as others have noted. Additionally, though, brilliant; it’s so empathic and level. Sometimes your creativity pops out in such a surprising way, even though in retrospect one can see how you got there. Anyway, I really enjoyed this.

  2. A wonderful way to start my day….with admiration for you and your friend who face life’s hardships with grace, gratitude and humor. Thank you for sharing your talents.

    • Thanks, Resa. I remember “Shakin’ All Over”. I always liked The Guess Who. Great Canadian group. I also have an old console stereo like they start the video with out in the shed.

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