Fortune Cookie

from by Honor Finnegan



Mid-tempo old-timey. Ukulele driven ditty about the perils of dating for the
modern girl. Tin Pan Alley with a twist.


I love a scallion pancake
Shrimp toast, and egg foo young
Chow down on Kung Pao chicken
Crab rangoon, and dim sum
But when I'm saturated
And when the meal is done
Although I'm educated
It's more than just some fun
Remove the dishes
Bring the check
It was delicious
Fortune cookie, fortune cookie, fortune cookie
Tell me
What you see
I don't have a predilection for your crunchy sweet confection
I don't want to learn Chinese
Lucky numbers only bore me, please
I'm looking for that someone
Who will fulfill my dreams
It may be adolescent
I know there's no prince charming
But their can't be any harm in
Fortune cookie, fortune cookie, fortune cookie
Maybe there's a recipe
Maybe I should learn to read Chinese
Hoping there's a clue inside
So please don't tease
And please don't try to placate with a platitude
Being nondescript and vague's just rude
Like, “enjoy yourself while you can”
“Believe in miracles”
Could you be more specific
The date and minute of our rendezvous would be terrific
Fortune cookie, fortune cookie, fortune cookie
Maybe you don't understand
I am looking for a single man
Someone with a little grey
Who has a job and isn't gay
Someone who will give a damn
Not another wham-­bam-­thank you, mam
Give me a name and number
At least a neighborhood!
And then I will surrender
My heart, my body, and soul
And my need to be in control
Fortune cookie, fortune cookie, fortune cookie
Tell me what you see
Fortune cookie, fortune cookie, please!


from Roses and Victory, track released February 5, 2016
Honor Finnegan - vocals, uke
Aviv Roth - guitar
Pete Donovan - bass
Eric Puente - percussion
Catherine Miles - harmony vocals



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Honor Finnegan New York, New York

Honor Finnegan is the Susan Boyle of quirky indie folk, only hotter.Her songs are humorous then heartbreaking with melodies that soar. Based in New York City, she has been making a splash in the northeastern regional folk scene with her original songs and ukulele playing. Combining elements of musical theatre, comedy, traditional folk, and poetry, Honor is cooler than the other side of the pillow. ... more

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