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nazmazh This might well be my favourite SPG album, just based on how hard it was to pick an absolute favourite out of all of the tracks. Seriously, so many classics here! Honeybee was the first song of theirs I can recall ever hearing/seeing a video for, and it was captivating enough to draw me down the rabbit hole, but in the end, I think I'll have to give the edge to the Suspender Man's ominous, yet still very silly, style. Favorite track: The Suspender Man.
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Pneumarodreth A melodic symphony of alternative genius. Favorite track: Rex Marksley.
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prime8ofthequagaars How this band isn't all over the radio is beyond me. The charts are full of robot music made by real people. This is real music made by robots (well, people pretending to be robots). The harmonies are unbelievably good and the songs are amazing. They're like The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band of the new millennium in that they can be funny, they can be serious, they can be outrageous, but they're always entertaining. Favorite track: Honeybee.
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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
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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
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Ju Ju Magic 03:07
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!
4.
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
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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
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Rex Marksley 05:22
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!
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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
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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
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Make Believe 03:10
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
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Honeybee 05:09
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.
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Scary World 06:48
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
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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
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(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
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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
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Airheart 05:14
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!
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Circuitry 02:24
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

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Steam Powered Giraffe San Diego, California

Steam Powered Giraffe is a musical project from San Diego, California. It was formed in 2008 by twin siblings David Michael Bennett and Isabella “Bunny” Bennett. Together, along with a cast and crew filled with theatrical backgrounds, the group takes on the guise of singing antique automatons and the fictional robotics company that made them. ... more

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