A brand new “Song Of the Week” … this is for William V. Hogsed, we just knew him as “Bill” …a very sweet man.
Here’s the lyrics:
Bill Get’s Up
‘Ole Bill gets up – Then Bill gets down – His juice is fresh – His toast is brown – He brings the bats a telescope – He brings the bunnies a jump-rope – He brings a whistle for the birds – ‘Cause they don’t know the words – He teaches them to play – But he can’t stay awake – So Bill gets up – And Bill gets down – His suit is pressed – His toast is brown – He brings the snake a pair of boots – For butterflies he brings parachutes – He brings the bears some books to read – It isn’t what they need – The hour’s getting late – They’ve got to hibernate – He brings his things to everyone – They don’t need things – But things are fun – He brings the bugs some kites to fly – They don’t know how or why – But Bill still helps them try – He’s just that kind of guy – And Bill gets up – Then Bill gets down – His juice is fresh – His toast is brown
This one is really different for me. It went through a lot of changes – from something completely wacky to the more straight version we have here.
A few words about “Grass Stained Twilight” – After much deliberation we chose the self-publishing route which has been great but limited our options. Originally there was going to be a 5 song cd included with the book. Now, it will be available separately as a full length cd – available here soon!
Here’s the “Heart On My Sleeve (Same Old Suit)” song lyrics:
I was afraid this might happen – Not the suit I should’ve worn – If I had made the right selection – I could’ve pulled the sleeve over my heart – Instead I went and put on the coat – Even though I knew the arms really weren’t very long – Inside I’d found – the note I’d wrote – Not to wear this again ’cause the pants had fit wrong – Tried to stay away from humiliation – Instead I stayed away from everyone – I was afraid this might happen – Not the suit I should’ve worn – If I
had made the right selection – I could’ve pulled the sleeve over my
heart – It would have meant having to do all those things that I said there was no time to get done – It would have meant having to dance in shoes I knew I loved but had never tried on – But without the slightest hesitation – I went and wore that same old suit for everyone – They point and say that I should’ve kept it on me – But the pockets in these pants are much too deep – I was afraid this might happen – Never thought they all might leave – Turns out I made the wrong selection – When I wore my heart on my sleeve
My daughter likes to dress up like a pirate (she thinks that’s a pirate helmet) and Cooper and I used to have major pirate adventures with driftwood in the sand when when we lived on the beach.
My kids absolutely kill me. I love them so much it’s painful.
This is another “song-of-the-week” – freshly written and recorded today.
Hey, guess what! The book is ready! (I know I said that on the last post but it’s worth saying again) We’ll call this a “soft launch” – please tell everyone you know to search “Grass Stained Twilight” and buy it.
Here’s the lyrics:
She’s a pirate and she’s got her eye on everything she wants I’m gonna put an “x” on and she’s gonna dig it – She’s goin’ to the sea with me – Cooper Crush Cannon is searchin’ for gold – Crazy Hazey’s on the deck she’s dancin’ on her toes – And we’re sailin’ where the winds of love blow
Short attention span or just a lack of time but I didn’t record the second verse – just repeated the first. It also ends abruptly – but we’re gonna go play in the snow for a few days so I’m leaving it for now. It’s a story from the new book but the song is brand new – just made it up tonight.
And, Grass Stained Twilight is ready!!! Already got an order (thank you sis!)
A new song… yay!
This mp3 cuts off right before the very end of the song but I wanted to move on to something else so I’m putting it up.
No, this is not on the Grass Stained Twilight CD. Most everything I post here will be new/in progress stuff as this one is. The sketch above along with this song will probably end up with a final revised version in an upcoming book with an accompanying story.
Gina and Cooper thought I should include the lyrics:
They all escaped -When I went – To put on my red -Cape – I flew all over the Earth – And Sun – Singed my best boots it’s no use – They’re gone – How’ll I explain? – It was a wardrobe problem Commissioner – That sounds so lame – I’ve got a Super Sister – They’ll commission her too – No one waits – For you to change – Into your cape – Anymore – I’ll find a way – To get them all back and I’ll save – The day – And then I’ll say – It was no problem at all Commissioner – That sounds so great – As for my Super Sister – She’ll come on a mission or two – No one waits – For you to change – Into your cape – Anymore
A rough mix of a song from Grass Stained Twilight…
This has been just about the worst flu I can remember.
I really didn’t think I’d get anything up this week but gave it a shot tonight anyhow. Sorry, no vocals again – can’t talk let alone sing right now.
The image above is from the first poem in Grass Stained Twilight.
Only did a short instrumental this week – not much time – everyone’s sick around here.
I’ve got a little bit of a melody and lyrics but I think it’s alright like this too.
I am absolutely obsessed with comics.
I’ve always enjoyed them but over the past few years, in an attempt to share the magic with my son, I’ve fallen into the abyss. For the past few holidays the entire family has heaped upon me glorious piles of comics wonderful comics (thank you).
I’ve always dabbled a bit in their creation myself but have only recently dabbled in consistency. I started a little “autobiographical comic” -and then stopped- and am starting again (not sharing those right now).
These are pages from my sketchbook and fully demonstrate my potential strengths and weaknesses – I like to whip them out fast but can’t seem to muster up the attention span to invest in a plot. I’m working on it.