Tuesday, June 5, 2007

The Finest Michael Stipe Has Been Engaged

Here's another song, "Duck Bill M" that Tim and I did.

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It's being posted primarily for R.E.M. superfan Beth.

Tim's on the geetar and the background vocals. I'm on lead vocals and the sound effect keychain.

We were both listening to a lot of R.E.M. at the time -- mostly Life's Rich Pageant, Green and Document. The music is an obvious swipe from Pageant's "Swan Swan H".

The song originated when at some point we got started talking about common words and phrases singer Michael Stipe uses, and spontaneously decided to compose a song as both a tribute and a gentle ribbing to his lyrical style.

Enjoy! (or don't!)


Duck Bill M

I shaved my body hair
In my room
It's beautiful to me

I can't go anywhere
With outdoor plumbing
But I'm far too cold
To stoop to thumbing

This handle's been frozen
In the ground
For a million years

I shrunk the world to care
And it's not
A mean idea

This is the finest brand
Of mineral water
And though it's dark and cold
I'm still hotter

This handle's been frozen
In the ground
For a million years

Oh ho ho
Oh ho ho
Oh ho ho

I shaved my body hair
In my room
It's beautiful to me

I can't go anywhere
With outdoor plumbing
But I'm far too cold
To stoop to thumbing

This handle's been frozen
In the ground
For a million years

5 comments:

lulu said...

I actually kinda like this.

Splotchy said...

Thank you kindly!

Beth said...

I think I might love you a little bit.

BTW, my pals and I are looking for that Method Actors album for you.

Beth said...

I like your voice, Splotchy.

Splotchy said...

Thanks for the kind words, beth.

I have no illusions about my voice, though ;). It's somewhere around the level of Television's Tom Verlaine (a singer whose voice ain't golden, but who I love).

If you or your friends manage to track down that album, it would be truly wonderful.