Song of the Day: Jonathan Rogers


Jonathan Rogers, one of the first people on board with the Rabbit Room last year, has written several books, three of which are a Young Adult series called The Wilderking Trilogy.  Jonathan describes these books as a fantasy tale told in an American accent, and the following song is a great example of that.

(Sadly, we don’t have a recording of Jonathan singing it.)


My sweet feechie girl is the swamp’s finest pearl —
A treasure, and man don’t I know it.
And I really do think that she loves me too,
Though she don’t always know how to show it.

Her brown eyes are dark like a loblolly’s bark.
Her skin is as smooth as a gator.
The one time I kissed her, she knocked me cold, mister.
But nothing could cause me to trade her.

She smells just as sweet as a mud turtle’s feet.
Her hair is as soft as a possum.
Once I walked by her side, but she knocked me cross-eyed.
It took me a week to un-cross ’em.

Her voice is as pleasin’ as swamp lily season
She talks kind of froggy and crickety.
Once I give her a rose, and she busted my nose.
My sweetie can be right persnickety.

I’ll give you this warning: you mess with my darling,
I’ll whop you a right, then a left.
And if that ain’t enough, or if you’re extra tough,
I might let her whup you herself.

Andrew Peterson is a singer-songwriter and author. Andrew has released more than ten records over the past twenty years, earning him a reputation for songs that connect with his listeners in ways equally powerful, poetic, and intimate. As an author, Andrew’s books include the four volumes of the award-winning Wingfeather Saga, released in collectible hardcover editions through Random House in 2020, and his creative memoir, Adorning the Dark, released in 2019 through B&H Publishing.


  1. Curan

    How come this be a song if no mp3?…please somebody…

    Maybe you could sing this song Andrew and then post it..:-)

  2. Curan

    Please Sir Andrew post some more songs. I’m hungry of meaningful artistry. Not much music like this in Cebu City.

  3. Stella Maris

    yeah! yehey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! bro. andrew will sing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    by the way, is the book available now here in asia?

  4. sevenmiles


    How is life in Cebu City? I was born in Angeles City, but my parents moved to the US shortly after birth. I can imagine there’s not much music like Andy’s there. But Filipino’s will always have Journey, right? Arnel Pineda’s voice is spot on Steve Perry. I still can’t believe Journey heard him on YouTube and now he’s singing with him.

  5. Curan

    It’s ok here. Not originally from Cebu. Came from a small town in Bohol (neighbor province of Cebu) called Alicia. Just stayed here in cebu for medical school.

    Speaking of Journey,yes this kind of music is still what the Filipinos are into. Bands like the Outfield, Toto, and Survivor are still very popular in here.

    But the local music scene is not that bad musically only that lyrically most are filled with non-sensed rhymed and deep songs…. about a girl.:-)

    Check out bands like Urban Dub,Kitchie Nadal, and Salamin. These are some good filipino stuff…

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