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urbanhusky
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urbanhusky Some songs here show real promise, groove and fun.
It is sad that they are ultimately let down by the heavily isolated, subdued recording, mix and mastering - but at least it's not brickwalled, plus points for that.

Having said all that, definitely worth a listen to, but leave your audiophile expectations at the door. Favorite track: The Suspender Man.
Technekratos
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Technekratos I tend to listen mostly to high octane stuff like power metal and techno, but I discovered SPG from Honeybee and I've ever had a soft spot for it. Favorite track: Honeybee.
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Virtual Explorer Fantastic lyrics and harmonies and the videos are great. Thank you! Favorite track: Me & My Baby (Saturday Nights).
Nathan Anderson
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Nathan Anderson The songs and melodies are amazing. All the tracks are nicely different and the album has a great flow. Glad I bought it1 Favorite track: Honeybee.
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released May 23, 2012

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Track Name: Steamboat Shenanigans
Goin' up the river,
takin' all mah friends
We're all headin' to th' place
where the music never ends

Folks would you like a milkshake?
Chocolate or vanilla?
We've got anything you'd want
and a fountain of sarsaparilla

Welcome board the S. S. Biscuiteer
Feel free to chime in with music
that you hear

'Cause this here steamboat runs off a
catchy tune
so if everybody sings along
we might make it to the moon

Music so hot and loud
burns through the deck
riles up the crowd

Check your watches at the door
Bring your smiles for what's in store

The dancing is free

Steamboat Shenanigans
Steamboat Shenanigans

The smoke stacks up high
are billowing clouds to the sky
While we all partake in those
Steamboat Shenanigans
Nanigans, nanigans,
Nanigans

Oh, Steamboat Shenanigans
One, two, three

Steamboat Shenanigans
Take a trip with me

The river below stretches
on for miles

and this here's one steamboat trip that'll
make you smile

Steamboat Shenanigans
Steamboat Shenanigans

The band that you hear
was built from metal and gears

and we all partake in those
Steamboat Shenanigans

It's raining down on us
The skies are grey but we don't fuss
The cold is bringing them down
but if we start a song and all sing along
we might break the sun through the rain
Come on and celebrate

Music so hot and loud
burns through the deck riles up the crowd

Check your watches at the door
Bring your smiles for what's in store

The dancing is free

The music was
Burning, burning
La Da Dada Da Da

Burning, burning
La Da Dada Da Da

Burning, burning
La Da Dada Da Da

Burning, burning
La Da Dada Da Da

Steamboat Shenanigans
Steamboat Shenanigans

The smoke stacks up high
are billowing clouds to the sky
While we all partake in those
-can't get away from those
-I wanna stay with those
Steambo- Ho-Hoat

Shenanigans
Nanigans, nanigans,
Nanigans
Nanigans, nanigans,
Nanigans, nanigans,

Nanigans,
Nana-nana-nana-nana-nanigans
Track Name: One-Way Ticket
Well lets get packin'. Get back on track in
the lovely morning sun
We've got a song in our heart and a dream in our heads
Hearts in our heads, and dreams of a song
We'll Sing it all day long. C'mon now board that train with me

I've got a one-way ticket to destiny
A one-way road to my future.
And a two-way love with a special girl
she's gonna be right back
right back in my arms

That road is long, You can't Go wrong,
With blue skies up above
We've got the sun in our face and the wind in our wheels
Smile for the day and Sail to the stars
Make a wish and see. C'mon now board that train with me

I've got a one-way ticket to destiny
A one-way road to my future
And an intersection that will seal my fate
As a man so happy
Happy to be free

As we roll along with This train ride song
You know we'll meet lots of friends
Like the cowboy who's a samurai
Boy, what a combo, Holy cow what a guy
The conductor plays the bass
And the train it has a face

Stormy days are around the bend.
No wrenches, water, or outlets
Roll across a sea of burning oil
As mechanical sea serpents swarm around the train

Under a cloud that won't stop crying
Raining down on a mountain what spits fire
The sky and ground used to love so well

So we play them a song,
And we right their wrongs,
And everybody gets along

We've got a one-way ticket to destiny
A one-way road to our future
And a two-way love that we know so well
'Cause that is all you need to live

A One-way ticket to destiny
A One-way road to our future
And a two-way love that we know so well

'Cause that is all we need to live

A One-way ticket to destiny
A One-way road to our future
And a two-way love that we know so well

'Cause that is all you need to live
That is all you need to live
Love is all you need to live
Love is all you need to live
Track Name: Ju Ju Magic
Floatin' down aimlessly.
Atop a swirlin' tree.
Blue ribbons in the apple sky.
One thing is on my mind.

Runnin' in circle dream.
Nothin' is as it seems.
Seesaw in the jungle gym
Hey man are you listenin'?
Ju Ju Magic
Ju Ju Magic
Ju Ju Magic
Ju Ju Magic
Yeah!

(Jon you're goin' crazy- goin' crazy- goin' crazy! Jon you're goin' crazy- goin' crazy- goin' crazy!)
(Ah-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha! Ah-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!)
Livin' moko jumbie.
Across a whirlin'sea.
Red rubble in a golden hill.
Hey now have you had your fill?

Dancin' comes naturally.
to those who let it be.
Jingle-jangle and a just give in.
Hey man are you listenin'?

Ju Ju Magic
Ju Ju Magic
Ju Ju Magic
Ju Ju Magic

Yeah!

Ju Ju Magic
Ju Ju Magic
Ju Ju Magic
Ju Ju Magic

Ju Ju Magic
Ju Ju Magic
Ju Ju Magic
Ju Ju Magic

Yeah!
Track Name: Me & My Baby (Saturday Nights)
Is there such a thing as too much of a good thing?
I ask myself that everyday
That is until the weekend comes and the sun has gone away to sleep
Then there's only one thing on my mind (a good time)

That's right

Me and my baby love Saturday nights, Saturday nights
(Saturday)
Yeah, Me and my baby love Saturday nights, Saturday nights
(Saturday)

With The dancing and the singing,
like the weekdays never happened
I could be, I should be dancing right now 'cause

Me and my baby love Saturday nights, Saturday nights
(Saturday)
Yeah, Me and my baby love Saturday nights, Saturday nights
(Saturday)

The talk of the town is where we're headed next
cause everywhere we go is the best
(The very, very best)

It doesn't matter the company but we're pretty good company
for you to have around
(Around, Around, Around)

And Me and my baby love Saturday nights, Saturday nights
(Saturday)
Yeah, Me and my baby love Saturday nights, Saturday nights
(Me & My Baby love, love, Saturday)

With the dancing and the singing,
like the weekdays never happened
I could be, I should be dancing right now 'cause

Me and my baby love Saturday nights, Saturday nights
(Me & My Baby love, love, Saturday)
Yeah, Me and my baby love Saturday ni-ha-ha-haights
(Me & My Baby love, love, Saturday)

Here we go...my baby & I, My baby and I-hai...My baby!
We're goin' Dancin' tonight!

The dull-drum of the work week gets me feeling down
misery and sorrow follow us around

But when that music hits and the band starts to play
Please, you better get out of our way

'Cause Me and my baby love Saturday nights, Saturday nights
(Me & My Baby love, love, Saturday)
Yeah, Me and my baby love Saturday nights, Saturday nights
(Me & My Baby love, love, Saturday)
Me and my baby love Saturday nights, Saturday nights
(Me & My Baby love, love, Saturday)
Me & My Baby love, love, Saturday
Track Name: Little Birdie
Hello, little birdie
I like your silly little hat
You go, oh so, so high
In the sky
Yeah, yeah, yeah
I want to be your friend
We could sail the sky
Eating moonpies
In the stars
In the stars
In the stars
Hello
Track Name: Rex Marksley
Rex Marksley
Finest marksman in the west
Rex Marksley
When it came to gun slinging he was the best

Rex Marksley at an younger age
shot holes in cans without a missin'
sadly they were in the pantry
so beans painted the whole darn kitchen

His parents then let him shoot
the empty cans out on their fence
but Rex trick shot out all the nails
so out the fence all their cows went

His father cried

Rex Marksley
Finest marksman in the west
Rex Marksley
When it came to gun slinging he was the best

Rex Marksley was a tinkerer
an engineer extraordinaire
He made quick-reloading gadgets
so he could fire non-stop with panache and flare

He became a gun for hire
and a hero whereever he roamed
he disarmed forty bandits one time
with two gunshots all on his own

Rex Marksley
Finest marksman in the west
Rex Marksley
When it came to gun slinging he was the best

He had heart and a righteous stand
and they tell of his stories across the land

He jammed the guns that fired his way
by shooting bullets into their barrels they say

He shot lightning from his hands with a miraculous invention,
and zapped that evil demon train back to it's own dimension

That giant copper ore golem, oh it was a fright,
till Rex projectiled pick axes with dynamite

He fought the corrupt Rattlesnake King and it hissed in agony,
then Rex taught all the jackalopes to yodel in harmony

Here we go now!

(Yodeling)

Rex Marksley rode across the West bringing justice to the land
He tamed enormous vultures, reined and flew them with one hand

All the women blushed and fainted when Rex winked his eye
and the bad guys always fell to their demise

The man was a legend and hero through and through
and Rex was a friend to the battered and the bruised

He had seen a lot of wonderments in his glory days
and he died an old man alone on the prairie they say

Rex Marksley
Finest marksman in the west

Rex Marksley
When it came to gun slinging he was best

Yeehaw, yeehaw
Yehaw!
Bang bang!
Track Name: Automatonic Electronic Harmonics
Ever since the first time I opened my eyes
I've awakened to the same thing
Other automaton friends roughly built like me

The first time I opened my mouth to speak
steam escaped to the air
and black oil dripped from my lips
and onto the ground

Well daylight struck a chord with my
photo-receptors
Night greeted me with a sea of stars
Our eyes all flashed blues and greens
through the night

It's just our

Aaaaaaaaaah Automatonic
Electronic
Harmonics

People are soaring, always exploring,
higher than they've ever been before
But we are still down here,
feet on the ground near
what will rise us up with the rest

Our thoughts are quixotic, stark and robotic,
mechanical in nature all the time
And pulses are firing in our head wiring,
guiding all our actions and beings

It's just our

Aaaaaaaaaah Automatonic
Electronic
Harmonics

I am not an unimaginable thing
My thoughts are tangible
though they're full of springs

I don't have the heart to send you untruthful words
My skin is cold to the touch and made from the earth

They say

Oh, oh it's so down, but baby it's sound
makes your worries cease to pound

And oh, maybe it's alright, 'cause baby it fights
for some time just to be held tight

And oh, maybe it's not wrong, 'cause it sings a lovely song
one that drifts on for so long

And oh, baby let's not lie, it's eyes are alive
and pointed up shining light to the sky

It's just our

Aaaaaaaaaah Automatonic
Electronic
Harmonics

Epic and so cool
Epic and so cool
Epic and so cool
Epic and so cool

Aaaaaaaaaah Automatonic
Electronic
Harmonics

Aaaaaaaaaah Automatonic
Electronic
Harmonics
Track Name: Prelude To A Dream
Here I go again
I'm breaking up
I'm shutting down now

Inside, outside, decommission
wonder if its painful

Reading love and writing love
technically the same
I am a living thing
I am not a human being

But I'm alive, I'm alive
Track Name: Make Believe
Aaaah-oho
Ahh ahh ha
Hai, ai, ai. yai, yai-yeh
La la la la
La la la la-dee-da
La la la la-dee-da
Woo-hoo, oh yeah
La la la
People
Why just talk about it?
Can't we live without
all the bounds?
Our society is Make Believe

Break it
Don't be afraid to shake it
We're not afraid to shake it around
in society
Make Believe

Hey kids whaddaya know
what do you think you're doing?
I say pardon me
I'm dancing for no reason

La la la la la la la la lalalala
La la la la la la

La la la la la la la la lalalala
La la la la la la

Doubt it
Get right up and shout it
Try it out and flout all the bounds
of society that are Make Believe

Dream it
But you've got to really mean it, brother
There is no disagreement
The stage of society, it's Make Believe

Hey kids whatcha know
whatcha think you're doing?
I say pardon me
I'm dancing for no reason

La la la la la la la la lalalala
La la la la la la

La la la la la la la la lalalala
La la la la la la

La la la la la la la la lalalala
La la la la la la

La la la la la la la la lalalala
La la la la la la

Life's too short so spread the love
You know it is, you know it is

Do great things
where you know they must be done
Someone's got it worse than you
You know he does, you know he does
So I'm asking you to spread the love

La la la la la la la la lalalala
La la la la la la
Track Name: Honeybee
You didn't have to look my way
Your eyes still haunt me to this day
But you did. Yes, you did

You didn't have to say my name
Ignite my circuits and start a flame
But you did

Oh, Turpentine erase me whole
(Cause I) don't want to live my life alone
(Well I) was waiting for you all my life
Oh
Why

Set me free, my...honey-
Bee
Ho-ney
Bee

You didn't have to smile at me
Your grin's the sweetest that I've ever seen
But you did. Yes you did

You didn't have to offer your hand
Cause since I've kissed it I am at your command
But you did

Oh, Turpentine erase me whole
I don't want to live my life alone
I was waiting for you all my life
Oh
Why

Set me free, my...honey-
Bee
Ho-ney
Bee

Hello Goodbye, Twas nice to know you
How I find myself without you
That I'll never know
I let myself go

Hello Goodbye, I'm rather crazy
And I never thought I was crazy
But what do I know?
Now you have to go

Honeybee
Honeybee

(Round)
(Round)

(Acapella Round)

Rabbit & The Jon:
Hello Goodbye, Twas nice to know you
How I find myself without you
Hello Goodbye, I'm rather crazy
And I never thought I was crazy

The Spine & Michael Reed:
That I'll never know.
I let myself go.
But what do I know?
Now you have to go.
Track Name: Scary World
I don't know where everyone goes
Its not like us to follow
It seems that we are all alone
And don't know where to go

I'm safe right here
We know who we are
It's kind of scary
Thinking of what is out there

It's a scary scary world
and there are scary scary things
werewolves in the night
and vampires with fangs

Oh I want to live in a peacefull world
But I can't seem to find another world
that's not scary (not scary), not scary (not scary),
not scary (not scary), not scary (not scary)

Oh, I'm not sure when the time is right
To leave this place without a fright
Don't want to face the fears we've met
And be full of regret

'Cause I'm safe right here
We know who we are
And It's kind of scary
Thinking of what is out there

It's a scary scary world
and there are scary scary things
zombies in the way
eating their own brains

There are she-devils and sucubi that just want their way
And bruteful demons that just want to have all the reins
it's so scary (so scary), so scary (so scary),
so scary (so scary), so scary (so scary)

La la la la la (la la la) La la la la la (la la la la)
La la la la la (la la la la) La la la la la (la la la la)
La la laaaaaa La La La La La La La
La la laaaaaa La La La La La La La
La Laaaaaa (la la la) La Laaaaaa (la la la la)
La Laaaaaa (la la la) La Lalalalalalalala lala (lalalalalalalalalalalalalalalala)
Ooo Ooo Ooo Ooo, Ooo Ooo Ooo Ooo
So scary, so scary

So scary, so scary, so scary
Track Name: The Suspender Man
One moonlight night in the bayou a silhouette
The air was sweet and the fog was vi-o-let
The gators were all drinking tea, in a dreamy pantsless glee
I saw a suspendered man, a banjo holstered in his hands.
He had biggest red suspenders I ever did see, golly gee that's what I've seen
He flicked the brim of his hat, and this is what he said to me.
"Mister robut ah am The Suspender Man
And dis banjo 'as shown me dah promised land.
Now ah play a song but in return, yoo put dat shiny coin right 'ere in mah urn.
And ah play yoo sumfin fine. Mah music gonna blow yo mind!"
So I flicked my coin into his pot, I gotta admit it twasn't a lot
Two cents and then his fingers wriggled,
he plucked those strings and belched a giggle.
He tapped his foot, howled like a hound
Igniting up the unholy sound.

And I ain't never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never,
never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never,
never, never, never, never, never, heard anything so great.

Call the vendors.
Big Suspenders.
That's what everybody wants to wear.
They stretch to Nantucket.
Put them in a bucket
And send them to the gnome trapped down the well
(Tug 'em with thumbs is ideal)
(While rollin' back on your heels)
(Yeah)

He played the two cent show

And just like that he stopped playing
My jaw dropped to the floor.
He cracked his neck and smiled at me,
And said,
"Buddy, y'gotta pay for more!"
But by then a crowd had swarmed the swamp,
tossin' coin in after coin.
So he cleared his throat, and his fingers writhed,
and everyone shouted for Suspender Guy.

Call the vendors
Big Suspenders
That's what grandma wants for her birthday
They're bright red and awesome
Even worn by opossums
Nobody wants their pants to fall down
(Ma and Pappy want 'em too)
(Even the ghost of your Uncle Stu)
(Yeah)

He played the two cent show

Fracture dat banjo!

All the children sing and dance
Those banjo sounds instill a trance
By 4 AM the press what hot
Suspender Man on the front page spot
Suspenders were in and spats were out
The girls all suffered from fainting bouts
The banjos flew off the shelves
Sprouting wings with dreams
of being played by Suspender Man.

But in the middle of February
the fog turned a crimson red
The Suspender Man disappeared,
everyone was heels over head
But we found his suspenders and that old banjo
sittin' right there on his log

And though he's gone,
that's what he gets
for selling his soul to the bog

Big Suspenders
Put them in a blender
Three bat teeth and a blackened gypsy eye
Bring it to a boil
Release your mortal coil
Out pops a belt to wear for you and me-
Nobody wants their pants to fall down-
You could wear a dress and then...you'd have no need
(The alligators had it right)
(Wearing pants it sure does bite)
(Yeah)

He played the two cent show
Track Name: That'll Be The Way Home
(Ahhs)
A man takes off from an airfield
and he's a'soaring very far from home
'cause he flies a B-17 straight through the sky
He's homesick and he knows
it'll be a long time till he's done
and he's got a beautiful girl
waiting at home

He opens up a letter from her. She writes,
here's a color picture of me
(a pretty picture)
Just head towards my blue eyes,
when you're finding your way back to me

Well,
That'll that'll that'll that'll that'll that'll that'll that'll
That'll be the way home

Yes,
That'll that'll that'll that'll that'll that'll that'll that'll
That'll be the way home

Straight through the sky
headed towards her blue eyes

A lieutenant of the Navy
took his very first steps today
Onto the ship that would become his new home
He and his wife
had shared a very special goodbye
when they kissed in the night underneath
a star of their own

As the lieutenant gazed up
and saw their star shining bright
(oh so bright)
He knew it would guide him home
when the time was right

Well,
That'll that'll that'll that'll that'll that'll that'll that'll
That'll be the way home

Yes,
That'll that'll that'll that'll that'll that'll that'll that'll
That'll be the way home

Starin' into the night
Keeping their star in sight

All you infantry men and you riveting gals
don't ever need to give up hope
all you doctors, and nurses, and engineers
need not worry for long
If we all look towards what we miss most
and keep that drive in our heart

Well,
That'll that'll that'll that'll that'll that'll that'll that'll
That'll be the way home

Yes,
That'll that'll that'll that'll that'll that'll that'll
That'll be the way home
Track Name: The Ballad Of Lily
Some girls say all they need is dreaming
But some girls say they ain't got time
But for those who dream
Well they just keep dreaming
We've got to chase the dream to be happy

Do you wanna sail into the sky?
Soar across the stars?

Well, I knew a girl, and her name was Lily
But her Daddy called her something rather silly
He called her by a name which matched her art
Come on and fly with me, fly with me,
my little Airheart
Track Name: Airheart
Her father fought in the great war
In an aeroplane named Bree
He gave his love to a pretty girl
And said, "Baby you're the one for me"
And though her name was Bree,
He still found it all a shock
When he found out she was an airplane,
The stork began to knock

A baby girl was born
With air rudders on her back
She picked up airwave frequencies
And petrol was her favorite snack
Whale she bubbled noises like an airplane
Every time she sang
And her heart it loved so hungrily,
And roared like a Mustang

That's why they called her

Airheart
Airheart
That girl was meant to fly
So prep the runway
Airheart
Airheart
That girl will soar away

She was an angel in her blue dress
When Little Jimmy Wright took her to prom
The young pilot said he loved her,
And oil began to clam her palm
Whale he was lost in the sky
And they said he had died,
But I know something more
They only found Jimmy's goggles,
In his plane upon the floor

Well years went by
And she still looked to the sky,
Her feelings did not disperse
She could fly any plane just like an ace
And kept goggles in her purse
And she swore she still heard Jimmy singing, "That'll Be the Way Home"
It would haunt her from her radio
In each sky that she would roam

Jimmy's voice echoed

Airheart
Airheart
I'm sorry that I flew away
But just remember
Airheart
Airheart
Keep flapping and you'll soar one day

Lets Fly!
Do you wanna sail into the sky?
Soar across the stars?
Sail into the sky?
Soar across the stars?
Sail into the sky?
Soar across the stars?
The stars?
The stars?!
The stars!

Then one fateful day
Ended with a storm streaked sky
Her plane crashed into the mountain side,
Was she flying much too high?
They only found Jimmy's goggles
In her plane upon the floor
I hope she's up there somewhere with him
Kissing on a cloudy shore

The birds were singing

Airheart
Airheart
That girl was meant to fly
So prep the runway
Airheart
Airheart
That girl will soar one day

Air-air ha ah art
Air-air ha ah art
Air-air ha ah art
Air-air ha ah art
Air-air ha ah art
Air-air ha ah art
Air-air ha ah art
Airheart!
Track Name: Circuitry
Circuitry, seems to me
more like a circus wheel
with dancing lights and purple horses
and of coarse there's giraffes

Just give in
Let it spin around

Watch and see, tell you greed
is more like a sleeping seed
See one its time let it shine
This is the age of the wiseman

Now complete all is freed
Breathe or be cold,
stories that hold us
told us together we are