Iowa Dreams

Gerry Corcoran congratulating James "Bugz" Brooks on 40 years at RJO.
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John Lothian Productions produced a video for R.J. O’Brien to honor James “Bugz” Brooks‘ 40 years at the firm. The video was unveiled at the R.J. O’Brien 27th Annual “Exchange of Ideas” IB Conference in Dallas, TX on August 26th, which was declared “James ‘Bugz’ Brooks Day.”

These are the lyrics to the song “Iowa Dreams,” written by Andrew Lothian for John Lothian Productions for a video honoring James “Bugz” Brooks 40-years at R.J. O’Brien.

The song can be heard on SoundCloud HERE.

Harlan, Iowa
Small town kid dreams of more
Winds up in Chicago
Finds a home at RJO

Legend of the livestock
40 years but never forgot
The place from which he came
Should be ambassador for the state

Yeah God made a lotta great things
People and plants and stuff
But the best thing that he ever made
Was Bugz

An honest thrifter
Gets a good deal wherever he goes
Integrity in his shoulders
Loyalty in his toes

Doesn’t know a stranger
First to put down a second wager
Always fits right in
You can always count on him

Yeah God made a lotta great things
People and plants and stuff
But the best thing that he ever made
Was Bugz

Casino Sauna
Somehow turns into Whiskey Row
Dream comes true in Denver
A Bentley now in tow

Those midwest values
Traveled the world a time or two
You bet it’s a good life
If you got Bugzy by your side

Yeah God made a lotta great things
People and plants and stuff
But the best thing that he ever made
The best thing that he ever made
The best thing that he ever made
Was Bugz

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