|Written by||Joe Hawley|
|Appears on||The Pingry EP, Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum|
|Sung by||Joe Hawley, Rob Cantor, Zubin Sedghi|
The Bidding is a song by Joe Hawley. The 2005 version of The Bidding is at a faster tempo to the 2008 version, which is significantly slower to the point that it adds roughly 10 seconds to the overall length. The later version, released by Atlantic Records, is a new recording and not simply a slower master of the ’05 release.
Sometime in 2009, an animated music video was uploaded to the flash animation website AlbinoBlacksheep.com The video was animated by Ben Kling (Croissant_Savant), and featured the 2005 version of the recording.
I've been sleeping in a cardboard box Spending every dollar at the liquor shop And even though I know I haven't got a lot I try to give you love until the day you drop I've been training like a Pavlov dog Let my independence out to take a hike All you got to do is activate my bell And I'll fetch you anything you like Going once! Going twice! Every man here has a price! Over where? Over there! Sold! To not a single lady in here I've been in like a thousand times Dated every woman in the atmosphere I've been to every continent Broken all the hearts in every hemisphere And if I'm not the type of guy you like to circumvent Just remember not to love me when I disappear I graduated at the top I like to take advantage of the bourgeoisie So if you have a fantasy of being a queen Maybe you should blow a couple bucks on me Going once! Going Twice! Won't these gentlemen suffice? Any here? Any there? Any motions anywhere? Going twice! Going thrice! Guess this means we'll go four times a lady I promise I'll be all you'll need, ever need You'll never have to shop around (don't shop around) And I'll give you all you'll ever need, ever need Don't worry I will never let you down, let you down Don't worry I will never let you down So many ladies are wanting for mates And the prospect are good but the date's never great. Over here! Over there! Over where? Anywhere! They're too busy with winning the bidding to care And he's Sold