My Big Mouth: 10 Songs I Wrote That Almost Got Me Killed
by Peter Hannan
It’s not easy being the new kid in ninth grade. For Davis Delaware, this means some unwanted attention from Gerald “the Butcher” Boggs. Forming a band with the Butcher’s girlfriend doesn’t help either. Understandably, Davis spends a good deal of time trying to avoid Gerald. This is hard to do, especially when Davis becomes his school's newest poetry star.
Davis jots down his poems (actually song lyrics) in an ever-present notebook, which is also filled with unflattering caricatures of students and teachers. When the pages fall into the wrong hands, Davis is in big trouble.
A hilarious primer on what not to turn into a song.