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California Countre'

by The Old Man and the Muses

Slow, Upbeat, Semi-Traditional, Humorous, but most of all, wide-open lyrical variety of ( almost ) Country Music. Hopefully, you'll find some semblance of cleverness in, at least, one or two of these. Ride on, Right on... ( Lyrics + Songologies - Below)
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2. Love for Love (Somethin' for Nothin')
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3. One Born Ev'ry Minute (For a Pretty Face)
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4. Mary Go 'Round
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5. Long Gone Wrong
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6. Without You
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7. Love Ain't Blind (It Hits My Heart Ev'ry Time)
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8. Nothin' I Can Do
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9. Hold Your Own
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10. Huntin' on Halloween
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11. (Unofficial) Mad Theme Song
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12. Whatcha Gonna Do?
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13. Intro
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14. The Septic Song
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15. Nada (Por Tu')
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17. Vanuatu Post, Pt. One
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18. Vanuatu Post, Pt. Two
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19. It All Comes 'Round
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20. Play the Whole Nite Away
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California Countre' ( Lyrics + Songologies )

California Countre' ( Track 1 )

I've rode more waves
than horses
Worn more sandals
than boots
Well, I got palm trees
instead of tumbleweeds
Yep, I sure 'nough
know my roots

I'm California Country
Laid back as the setting sun
California Country
I'll rest when all the fun is done

I've seen more coastline
than prarie
More shorts
than chaps
I know 'bout brand names
but not brandin'
Lost more shades
than cowboy hats

I'm California Country
Laid back as the slowest tide
California Country
I'll rest after I let it slide

Break :

Well, I've been to Hollywood
But not by Texas way
I've seen Rodeo Drive
But that don't make me Western
like it should

'cause I'm California Country
Laid back as a dolphin's sigh
California Country
I'll rest when the earthquakes die
I'm California Country
Laid back as a moonlight ride
California Country
I'll rest on the other side
I'm California Country
I'm California Country, yeah...
I'm California Country
Yippie Ki " Hey "
Yippie Ki, Yippie Ki " Hey "
I'm California Country, yeah
California Country, yeah
I'm California Country, yeah, well
Laid back
More palm trees than tumbleweeds, yeah
California Country
I'm California Country

Love for Love ( Somethin' for Nothin' ) ( Track 2 )

She told me my love meant nothin'
I didn't know what to do
So I said, " My love is somethin' for nothin'
and I felt an awful lot o' nothin' for you "

I told 'er, " Nothin' will last forever
Nothin' I say ( , I say, ) is true
Nothin' could keep us together
And nothin' is enough and good for you "

She told me there's somethin' missin'
She told me there's somethin' wrong
So I said, " My love is somethin' for nothin'
and I've felt an awful lot o' somethin' for you so long "

I told 'er, " Somethin' is old and somethin' is new
Somethin' I said ( , I said, ) is always true
Somethin' I heard ( , I heard ) could break my heart
But there's a-somethin' that could never keep us apart

But nuthin' is somethin' and somethin' is gone
I'm tired o' feelin' nothin' from dusk till dawn

And if ya don't feel somethin',
nothin' ain't nothin'
If ya don't feel somethin',
nothin' ain't nothin' "

I told 'er, " My love meant somethin' "
She didn't know what to say
So I said, " My love is somethin' for nothin'
and, if ya don't feel nothin', I'll be on my way "

One Born Ev'ry Minute ( for a pretty face ) ( Track 3 )

You're out drinkin' with a good friend of yorn
Come across a lady fair
You start thinkin', " Is there somethin' there,
behind her eyes, within her smile ? "
And all the while

Chorus :

You know there's one born ev'ry minute
for a pretty face
Is she more than just skin deep?
There's one born ev'ry minute
for a pretty face
Look long and hard
before you leap

Inbetween the lines is where you'll decide :
Is she real or make-believe?
You start feelin' fine and you think you see somethin' there,
the way she moves, and through her voice,
it seems you got no choice,
'cause there's

Chorus

Yeah, there's one born ev'ry minute
for a pretty face
Well, sugar and spice don't mean ev'rything's nice
You better start thinkin' ' bout thinkin' twice
Some sound advice
'cause there's one born ev'ry minute
for a pretty face
If she catches your eye, make sure you get it back
'cause black can be white and white can be black
and that's a sure fact
There's one born ev'ry minute
for a pretty face
Well, what cho see ain't always what cho get
It's how well ya know an' not who you've met
and that's a sure bet
There's one born ev'ry minute
for a pretty face
Young boy time will not tell
But all's swell if it ends well
Ah, what the hell
There's one born ev'ry minute
for a pretty face

It's much more than just a cliche'
It's much more than just a cliche'
One born ev'ry minute anyway...

She may be good lookin'
It's much more than just a cliche'
but nothin's cookin'

Sucker

Mary Go 'round ( Track 4 )

She been talkin' ' bout a-leavin'
She been talkin' ' bout a-stayin' 'round
She been talkin' ' bout believin'
I been talkin' ' bout deceivin'
all over town
She's a heart-stompin', honky tonkin', mean missy,
merry-go-round

I see her eyes in the mornin',
never seem ta see 'em at night;
just ain't right
It's the dark that I hate
Guess I'll just have to wait
for dawn's early light
She may be a five-timin', lip-primin', mean missy,
merry-go-round
Yeah, all over town
Get up !

Break :

I try an' tell myself,
" I just don't care
but her love's not somethin'
that I'm s'pose' ta share "
I try an' stop myself
from feelin' so blue
I'm only guessin'
but I'm thinkin' that her love
just ain't true

I been talkin' ' bout a-leavin'
I been talkin' ' bout a-hangin' 'round
She been talkin' ' bout believin'
I been talkin' ' bout deceivin'...
all over town
She's a heart-stompin', honky-tonkin', mean missy,
merry-go-round
She may be a five-timin', lip-primin', mean missy,
merry-go-round
Yeah, she's a honky-tonkin', heart-stompin',
mean misty missy,
merry-go-round

Mary go 'round
and 'round...

Mary go heart-stompin'
Mary go honky-tonkin'
Mary go five-timin'
Mary go lip-primin'

Mary go 'round
and 'round...

Mary just

LONG GONE WRONG ( Track 5 )

What I've gone and done
and what I've done and gone
Seein' long from wrong
is seein' wrong for long

I been wond'rin' ' bout a-what I'm doin'
She been wond'rin' ' bout a-what I done
I been thinkin' ' bout a-where I'm goin'
She been thinkin' ' bout where I done gone

Chorus :

Oh, oh, I just can't take it
Whoa, oh, oh, a-what's a-goin' on ?
Oh, oh, why don't we forsake it ?
It's been a long, long, long, long wrong
Yo-oh-way-a-hey
It's been a l-o-n-g wrong


She been kickin' for what I got bummin'
I been kickin' me for what I bum
She been hopin' for what I got comin'
I been hopin' for what I become

Chorus

There ain't been no where tomorrow
There ain't been no how today
There ain't been no joy, no sorrow
and this hasbeen is on his way

Chorus

Without You ( Track 6 )

I been drinkin'
I been thinkin'
about you
without you

I been thinkin'
I been drinkin'
without you
about you

Ya left me flat
You know where I'm at
Without you
Without

I been smokin'
I been broken
without you
about you

I been broken
I been smokin'
about you
without you

Ya took my soul
Why did I have ta go ?
Without you
Left me blue
Without you
Without

Love Ain't Blind ( it hits my heart ev'ry time ) ( Track 7 )

I met 'er at a truck stop
Her hours were long
like 'er hair
She talked about the men
who'd done 'er wrong
Same old song

Still, I couldn't keep my eyes off
a-listenin' ta her bend my ear
She took the time to tell me
she lived near to here

So after hours
I found her alone
but with me
She said I should make this my home
sweet home

The passion threw me
Then she caught me
like nobody can
She said, " I hope you understand -
I'm not ready for another man "
Oh, no

Chorus :

And it's the hard lovin'
that's so easy to find
And it's a hard lesson
that keeps crossin' my mind
Love ain't blind
it hits my heart ev'ry time
Oh, yeah

Her name was April
I met 'er in the spring
by the falls
She spoke o' the joy
life couldn't bring
Same old thing

We talked forever
sitting by the end of the world
She let me know I could stay
I hoped for the whole way

We walked till sunset
darkened the day
with the night
I knew I'd found me a new friend
heaven did send

The passion threw me
Then she caught me
while holdin' my hand
She said, " I hope you understand -
I'm not ready for another man "
Oh, no

Chorus

Break :

Will she ever
come my way ?
I wonder, " How many tomorrows ?
How many todays ? "
So here I sit
waitin' patiently
till some fine lookin' woman
fin' ly comes up to me
and says, " I hope you understand -
said, you could be the man "
Oh, yeah

( Chorus )

And it's the hard lovin'
that's so easy to find
But it's a soft feelin'
that keeps crossin' my mind
Love ain't blind
it hits my heart ev'ry time
Oh, yeah...

Love, love ain't blind
Love, said, love ain't blind
Love, no, love ain't blind,
it hits my heart, well, ev'ry single time
Oh, yeah...

" Here we go : "
Cupid, you're a sharpshootin' fool, yeah
Hit me so hard
knocked me off my bar stool
Cupid, you're a mean little cuss
I wish I didn't love your arrows so much...

Nothin' I can do ( Track 8 )

Nothin' I can do
to change the way I feel about you
Nothin' you can say
to make me feel a dif 'erent way
An' is there nothin' I can be
to make you feel the same way
about me ?

In the matter of a moment
In the twilight of her mind
I'm a-lessenin' slowly
from my better time
So kick-off the night
and bring on the day
With the sun or the moon,
I'd still feel the same old way

Hold Your Own ( Track 9 )

So you throw a stone
But I leave the point alone

And as I'm walkin' away
I can plainly hear you say :

" He can't even hold his own
He don't want no broken bones
I can see why he's alone
He can't even hold his own "

Huntin' On Halloween ( Track 10 )

Boo !

Far from Walpurgis Night
and by the pale moonlight
we had our rifles packed and ready to go

I had on a three-piece suit
with the eye of a newt
rolled up in left shirt sleeve

There were sixteen hunters and me
but the swamp took three
and the quagmire made us move slow

It didn't look too good
Then this guy with a sickle and hood
helped us out by pointin' the way

Well, we could hardly see
till lightnin' started hittin' the trees
after the candle in our Jack-O-Lantern burnt out

Just then we heard a sound
and as we turned back around
we saw a skeleton sportin' a thirty-aught-six

We blew that thing away
just to watch it decay

And we knew right then
we shouldn't a-been
Huntin' On Halloween

Chorus :

Huntin' On Halloween
Huntin' On Halloween
Double Double
Toil And Trouble
Huntin' On Halloween

Well, our campsite looked grim
till The Reaper stepped in
and did his fertility dance

Bezelbub was on the fiddle
Jack the Ripper in the middle
and Jerry Garcia on bass

We decided to go
long before the second show
after Jeffery Damer asked,
" What's for dessert ? "

Prob ' ly should o' waited for the light
but it was Halloween Night
and there was a one-eyed owl
singin' a Julie Andrews' song :

" A doe, ( hoo, hoo ) a deer, ( hoo, hoo )
a female deer, ( hoo ) a buck, oh ! "

We shot that owl in the eye
just to see if it could cry

And we knew right there
we oughta beware
of Huntin' On Halloween

( Chorus )

Huntin' On Halloween
Huntin' On Halloween
If you hear me scream
it's just a bad dream
of us
Huntin' On Halloween
Ooh, scary

We passed the graveyard stench
from some zombie wench
when I spied a mighty ruminant form

Well, we were sure in luck -
it was a two-headed buck
bigger than the one from three winters before

Almost gave up hope
when I looked through my scope
my crosshairs had split-ends

I was dreamin' of a feast
still had a bead on the beast
but Lon Chaney was a-humpin' on my leg

I made that werewolf cry
when my shot went high
Huntin' On Halloween

( Chorus )

Double Double
Toil and Trouble
Huntin' On Halloween

On our journey back
we had a mummy on the rack
to make-up for the deer that got away

Between the locusts and the bats
and the worms and the rats
it was hard to tell the phantoms from the road

You can imagine our surprise
when right and left before our eyes
stood that same mighty two-headed buck

Well, we ran that monster down
till all four antlers hit the ground
then got out and shot it twice for luck

Red Rum
Red Rum
I'm glad I got a gun
Huntin' On Halloween

( Chorus )

Huntin' On Halloween
Huntin' On Halloween
Red Rum
Red Rum
I'm glad I got a gun
Huntin' On Halloween

Double Double
Toil and Trouble
Huntin' On Halloween

Fire Burn
and
Cauldron Bubble
Huntin' On Halloween

Trick or Treat
we'll eat roadkill meat
from
Huntin' On Halloween

( Unofficial ) Mad Theme song ( Track 11 )

Don't want no trouble, don't even own a gun
I'm just livin' to have fun
I read it in the paper, seen it on TV
but me and them mad mothers,
well, we just disagree

I ain't no juvenile, ain't no punk
but, hell, I drive better
when I'm drunk

Chorus :

And it's one for the money
two for the show
three to get ready
and four to kill...

Bruised ribs, broken arm, and somethin' ' bout a patch,
my poor ol' drinkin' buddy,
I didn't get a scratch

It was all kind o' hazy, crashin' through the wall;
the first thing I remember, is hearin' last call
The judge said some meetin's
oughta make ya think;
somethin' ' bout a higher power
helpin' me to drink

Chorus

Got my license back for the third time, but it was just my luck -
It was the county sheriff's daughter
behind the wheel of that small truck

After sev'ral beatin's, thought they were gonna leave me for dead
They dragged me down to the city morgue,
figured they were gonna scare me some instead

I've never been as sober. I've never felt so sad,
starin' at that sheriff's daughter
lyin' on that marble slab

It's been over fifteen years now...haven't touched a drop
And all it took was the face of one young girl
to fin'ly make me stop

Chorus...

Whatcha gonna do ? ( Track 12 )

Whatcha gonna do when the well run dry,
when the well run dry,
when the well run dry ?
Whatcha gonna do when the well run dry,
when the well run dry ?

Whatcha gonna do when the rent check due,
when the rent check due,
when the rent check due ?
Whatcha gonna do when the rent check due,
when the rent check due ?

1st Chorus :

I can't help it ' bout the shape I'm in
Ev'rybody tell me that cha play ta win, hmm
I can't keep from fallin' down
Someone gotta lift me up off the ground, hmm

Whatcha gonna say when the rain come down,
when the rain come down,
when the rain come down ?
Whatcha gonna say when the rain come down,
when the rain come down ?

Whatcha gonna say when you old and gray,
when you old and gray,
when you old and gray ?
Whatcha gonna say when you old and gray,
when you old and gray ?

2nd Chorus :

Ev'rybody tell me that cha play ta win
I can't help it ' bout the shape I'm in, hmm
Someone gotta lift me up off the ground
I can't keep from fallin' down, hmm

Repeat Verses ( " well run dry /old and gray " )

2nd Chorus

Repeat 2nd Chorus ( last two lines inverted )

1st Chorus ( last two lines inverted + " somebody " lift me up... )

Repeat 1st Verses ( " well run dry " )

the Septic song ( Track 14 )

When I was just head high to an asshole
I used to catch everybody's shit
Well, now I'm an arm's length to an asshole
and I just can't seem to get ride of it

Yeah, when I was just head high to an asshole
I learned awful fast how to keep my mouth shut
Oh, when I was justa head high to an asshole
I tried to keep myself out of that rut

Chorus :

And when everyone was passin' the news
Lordy knows that this old boy had the butt of the blues
You kinda grow up thinkin' just like a fool
Learnin' all your life from a brown eye's view

Oh, when I was just head high to an asshole
I used to hate to stand in line
Oh, yes, when I was a head high to an asshole
I'd always be that brown-nosed kid behind

But then one fine day while waitin' for a movie downtown
It was such a fine feelin' as I had never found
Yeah, I use to be a head high to an asshole
till some pretty little lady accidentally turned around

Well, now I'm just an asshole
And my woman keeps tellin' me, " Come on back to bed "
Yeah, some folks still call me a flush-lovin' asshole
'cause I just can't seem to stay
I just can't keep away
I just can't seem to stay
out o' the head

Chorus

Nada ( por tu' ) ( Track 15 )

Walkin' down the street
Lookin' for some " sweets "
It's gonna be a good day

Lookin' straight ahead
See those fine curves
It's gonna be a good day

Said, " Hey there, honey,
what cho got for me ? "
Without missin' a beat
she left this little treat :

She said, " Nada...y nada por tu'..."

Head hung low
Where the hell to go ?

She said, " Nada...y nada por tu'..."

That's what she said

She said, " Nada...y nada por tu'..."

? Que' pasa, mujer ? Belleza...

She said, " Nada...y nada por tu'..."

Vanuatu Post ( Tracks 17 & 18 )

Gonna mail a letter from Vanuatu
From where the water's warm as the skies are blue
Hope it's dry when it gets to you
Gonna mail my letter from Vanuatu

Gonna mail a letter from Vanuatu
If your a-swimmin', you can send one through
Don't need to lick no stamp when the postage due
Gonna mail my letter from Vanuatu

" Where's my snorkel ? "

Yeah, gonna mail a letter from Vanuatu, ah
I got my mask and fins, I'll get it right to ya
If I drown, I was glad I knew ya
Gonna mail my letter from Vanuatu, ah

Still gonna mail a letter from Vanuatu, ah
Don't hold your breath, I'll try an' get it right to ya
If I drown, sure was glad I knew ya
Gonna mail my letter from Vanuatu, ah, ah

Break :

Gonna mail my letter from Vanuatu
Gonna mail my letter from Vanuatu
Such a tropical place with such a pretty view
Gonna mail my letter...from Vanuatu

" Gonna wake up with the fishes "

It all comes ' round ( Track 19 )

Well, if there's a harder road now,
distance holds the softness
but the end would seem just costless
had your dreams no cross to bear

And, if there's a darkened road now,
sunrise holds the brightness
but the picture would seem sightless
had your dreams been always fair

What is lost is sometimes found
What is out and in of bounds
can be trying
dissatisfying

It all comes ' round

If there's a longer road now,
ending holds the shortness
but ships at times seem portless
Have your dreams no harbor's door ?

And, if there's a windin' road now,
starlight holds the straightness
but paths, at times, seem fateless
Have your dreams been drawn so poor ?

What is false is sometimes true
What is them and then is you
can be surprising
so comprimising

It all comes ' round...

Break :

Sometimes life just seems so plus and minus
such low and highness
so slide with ev'ry rule
Sometimes life just seems so mystifyin'
sometimes inspirin'
so don't you play the fool

So, if there's a harder, darkened, longer, windin' road, now
distant sunrise, ending starlight shows

It all comes ' round...

Play The Whole Night Away ( Track 20 )

Maybe I'm growin' wiser
or maybe I'm just blue
but I'm thinkin' ' bout back
when I was just twenty-two

I know I'm still a young man, " Ha "
but someday I'll be old
be on my front porch rockin'
but it won't be rock 'n' roll, ah, no

1st Chorus :

So, come on
Let's go
We're ready to rock 'n' roll
We're gonna
Play the whole night away...

Well, livin', it ain't as easy
and sometimes ain't as fun
as hoppin' bars in fancy cars
when I was just twenty-one

Well, now those days are over
but my blood, it don't run cold
so I'm in my new car rememb'rin'
you're never too old to rock 'n' roll, ah, no

2nd Chorus :

So, come on
Let's go
Ev'rybody rock 'n' roll
We're gonna
Play the whole night away...
Wha' cho say, baby...
Play the whole night away...

California Countre' ( Songologies )

California Countre' - Track ( 1 )

For the introduction to this song, I think most people just woulda pressed and held the key for the "waves" effects and left it at that - I have a tendency to do things the hard way ( it's difficult not to be " hard "- headed when you're a Bonehead :o ) Since I used to surf year-round in my younger years, I'm pretty familiar with the water ; I patched together several versions of ocean sounds, tryin' to capture a feeling as authentic and rhythmic as I could.
Because I don't consider the songs I've written with a Western motif in mind necessarily classic " Country " music, it's branded with a tongue-in-cheek " Countre' " nomenclature instead.
I kept the vocals kind of old and craggy on purpose, but I could see an accomplished Country Western singer possibly makin' this catchy enough to be a hit. Who knows ? Are there any misguided Johnny Cash impersonators out there ? Hope it lassoes your melodious heart just the same : )

Love for Love ( Somethin' for Nothin' ) - Track ( 2 )

The potential lyrical loopholes in this musical nightmare could be enough to drive a Wordsmith out of his or her mind ! If you start with the fist line : " She told me my Love meant Nuthin' " - It can be interpretted literally - " Love " = Nothing or, if " Love " means " Nothing ", then, logically, " Nothing " means " Love " which, if you'd care to join the wild-eyed Wordsmith and apply this flip-flopped logic randomly throughout the rest of the song : " I told 'er, ' Nuthin' ( Love ) will last forever, Nuthin' ( Love , ) I say ( comma ) is true, Nuthin' ( Love ) could keep us together, and Nuthin' ( Love ) is enough and good for you ' . "
So, then ( as if this wasn't getting more complicated than it's worth ), in the same set of verses : " My Love is Somethin' for Nuthin' ( Love ) - So, now, " Somethin' for Nuthin' ( Love ) ", both literally. Then, if " Somethin' " = Nuthin' ( Love ), then " Nuthin' ( Love ) " = " Somethin' ( Love ) "...
So, again, if you were to sporadically ( or even methodically ) switch, back and forth, all of the possibilities of these double-meanings, well, you can see how ridiculous it could get ( or " is " ) ; cynical overtones on top of positive undertones, but, what the hell, it's all done in the name of...Nuthin' : )

One Born Ev 'ry Minute ( for a pretty face ) - Track ( 3 )

The Older Old Man, my father, is walkin', talkin', common sense. I wrote this song with his " Look before you leap " mentality in mind.
The title is a combination of the cliche's " There's a sucker ( or " one " ) born ev 'ry minute " and " Sucker for a pretty face ". This tune is riddled with cliche's, old sayings, and a nod to a legendary singer/songwriter, Hank Williams ( " Hey, good lookin', whatcha got cookin' ? " ).
I would have loved to have heard Kenny Rogers sing this one ; it was tailor-made for his inflectional voice.
Well, anyway, hopefully this doesn't all just " Fall on deaf ears " : l

Mary Go ' round - Track ( 4 )

The inspiration for this number came from a woman named Terry ( " ' Terry ' Go ' round " didn't fit into the double-meaning scheme quite as nicely ).
I enjoy the way that the timing of it causes me to imagine something lagging behind some kind of a leading pack and the fact that I can't recall ever hearing the expression " Lip-Primin' " before. " Ore Engine Allah Tea " is the best : ) ...Well, at least some originality is.

LONG GONE WRONG - Track ( 5 )

Well, I know a more discreet and judicious person wouldn't risk admitting to something that might cause a listener to cringe and avoid examining his little musical compilation altogether, but I'm a brutally honest person - The percussions in the background of this song are my hands slapping my bare belly :o EXTRA Long Gone Wrong ? !

Without You - Track ( 6 )

Not that it's of much importance, but the verses end in " About you / Without you " and then " Without you / About you ". Then, after the break, in reverse order.
It's like a short, little barroom song.

Love Ain't Blind ( it hits my heart ev 'ry time ) - Track ( 7 )

This song represents the 2nd semi-highest, semi-elegant, and semi-cleverest level of my self-acclaimed abilities as a lyricist. It's a little off-beat and a little out-of-tune which, in my biased ( perhaps, distorted ) opinion, all comes together ( or simply dissipates ) when the clapping starts.
I like to think that Cupid would be proud : )

Nothin' I can do - Track ( 8 )

I once accidentally heard James Taylor break wind - It sounded like two angels gently kissing and sighing at the same time and had the fragrance of honeysuckles and the Nantucket Sound : )
This song is about as basic and rudimentary as it gets, but HE could make it sound GREAT !

Hold Your Own - Track ( 9 )

Short and bittersweet - See Track ( 8 )

Huntin' On Halloween - Track ( 10 )

When I was a Lineman for a Communications Company, a couple of co-workers had made plans with some other friends to go on a hunting trip for deer. October 31st was part of that timeframe. Although it didn't have any of the effects I added many years later, I made them a cassette tape recording of this song for the drive there...They bagged nothing.

( Unofficial ) Mad Theme song - Track ( 11 )

I can see how someone could find offense or misinterpret this ballad because of some of the clever little quips made in the first couple sets of verses - that's just to ( intentionally ) " lure them in " ; The importance is at the end of the chorus(es) and when the song turns completely dark.

Whatcha gonna do ? - Track ( 12 )

I don't know, is it " Contrapuntal " or " Carpal Tunnel " ?

Intro - Track ( 13 )

It's, ah...ah, a intro-duckshun, uh, to a, uh, a song...I think...uh...pret' sure it is...

the Septic song - Track ( 14 )

WARNING : Repetitive use of the expression " A - Hole " and ( one time only ) the four-letter slang for " defecation ".

This is one of the first songs I'd ever written. In its original form, I was somehow confused about the cliche' " Knee-High to a grasshopper " that I'd partially incorporated into the lyrics ; my thinking was backwards because the original lines were : " When I was justa knee-high to an a-hole..."
I recorded the second, duplicate vocal part without listening to the first ( during recording ) so that the end result would be sloppy - seemed appropriate for the theme of the song and adds more of a " live " type of vibe to it.
% The tapping ( percussions ) in the background is an actual wooden washboard %

Nada ( por tu ' ) - Track ( 15 )

I was goin' for a kind of 1950s feel for this one.
It's pretty basic, but I like it ( Whaddaya mean, " Who cares if I like it or not ! " ?
I asked around a little beforehand, to reassure myself that it isn't offensive to anybody.
After I'd finished the instrumental parts, I was very happy when I'd recorded the lyrics on the first take - Doesn't happen that often...anyways...
Es todo por tu '...Okay...
para mi tambien

POSTAL Vanuatu - Track ( 16 )

I had a plan to mail my nephew's daughter some " Snail Mail ", in hopes of instigating an enthusiam for being able to send a letter to anyone in The United Staes of America for less than the price of a candy bar ( ! ) . During my internet research ( to find out when civilizations first began sending correspondences ), I came across " Vanuatu Post " - The World's First Official and only UNDERWATER Post Office. ( It's mostly just a fun gimmick for tourists )
I tried, on several occasions, to purchase one of the specialized underwater postcards over the internet so that I could have it mailed to my nephew's daughter ( after she had received my " regular " letter first ), but for some unknown reason, my electronic form submissions and emails wouldn't go through : (
I ended up sending her a letter, casually mentioning something about " packages " at the end of it, and then mailed her a box with a few little girlie items along with a CD of this song and the next two Tracks.
Doesn't this story just make you wanna splash around with delight ?
...No ?...Oh...What ?...

Vanuatu Post - Tracks ( 17 ) and ( 18 )

" Vanuatu " is such an inherently fun word to say, the lyrics and melody just flowed out of me. Unfortunately, because of a postal-related delay ( cited on Track [ 16 ]'s info ), by the time I revamped the melody and lyrics, it had been so long that I had remembered the title name wrong ( ! ) Instead of " Vanuatu ", I was singing " Vanatua " - I actually wrote the verses for Part One after I'd discovered my mistake and then just added " ah's " to " Vanuatu " in Part Two.
I planned on re-recording the screechy guitar parts I ended up with, but once again, chose to manipulate a self-serving justification ; claiming that it gives it a " beachy " kind of sound ; as if the guitar strings have been subjected to a regular onslaught of wind, sand, and the spray of the ocean ( ! ) Anyway, I think, if you're able to muster enough intelligence and tolerability to get past it, they're sort of fun tunes ( that's why I couldn't seem to let myself stop at only one part ).
The final ending was almost as much work as the other parts - Even though it's certainly not perfect, it took a little finess, for instance, to make it sound as if the barking dog is scarin' away the seagulls.
Anyway, I hope you'll be able to enjoy at least some aspects of these little aquatic wonders : )

It all comes 'round - Track ( 19 )

Not the kind of song you want to listen to if you're in a hurry ( ! ).
It may drag on a bit, but I'm satistied with the way the word play " all comes "...together, plus, the vocals were about the best I could do at the time.
If you were to listen to it before I added everything else to the original guitar and vocals, out of pity, I think you might be able to develop a small affection for it...
It's Best Wishes
for inspirational wishes...

Play The Whole Nite Away - Track ( 20 )

Rudimentary Old School ( ? )

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