last dance

by bushytunes

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    So, that's the final album finished, the end of a journey which has seen me create, record and upload 365 tracks in 365 days, a musical marathon. I suspect that achievement may be a first and a last. Now, I'm off to the next room.
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    Enjoy the sounds,
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    bushy
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released April 1, 2014

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bushytunes Christmas Island

Once upon a time there was a crazy idea: to create, record and upload a musical track every day for a year. And the idea floated round and round the planet, looking for a place to call home. After a long time of searching and wishing and watching, the idea chose to make a nest in the brain of a bushy fellow, coming to his aid and guiding him out of the doldrums, back to a magical pathway... ... more

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Track Name: beside the english seaside
Be beside the English seaside
Be beside the sea
Be beside the English seaside
Be beside the sea

Give me the beach
And a bucket and a spade
Let me loose
Look at the sandcastles I made
Can I have ice cream?
Can I have one with a flake?
And some waffles too
Strawberries with cream?
Well that’s my favourite

Be beside the English seaside
Be beside the sea
To be beside the English seaside
Bestest thing to see

Things are different now
All the young folk are moving away
The ones who remain
Watch Jeremy Kyle and take drugs all day

I can’t believe how it is now
Being by the seaside really ain’t no breeze
East Europeans coming in and taking over
Everything that was worth having

To be beside the English seaside
Be beside the sea
To be beside the English seaside
What a place to be

I’d like to get away
To somewhere slightly more exotic
Caribbean island with cocktails
and umbrellas in but
I haven’t got a passport
I’ll stay beside the sea
With my fish and chips
And my old dad’s hat
That said: ‘KISS ME QUICK’
I don’t think anybody
Ever kissed him quick
Or slow, come to that

To be beside the English seaside
Be beside the sea
It may not be Nirvana
But it’s good enough for me

I hope it doesn’t disappear
I really miss the pier

To be beside the English seaside
Be beside the sea
Be beside the English seaside
Be beside the sea

There’s nothing better
Or at least there wasn’t
Once upon a time
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Track Name: so I can stay excited
Did you see what the postman brought today?
A great big box and it’s cheerful, bright and gay, hey
It’s red and yellow and pink and blue
And all the other colours of the rainbow too
The paper’s covered with tiny teddy bears
On little chairs

Whatever, whatever, whatever, whatever
Whatever, whatever it is
I’ll leave it in the box so I can stay excited

Though I’ve got no idea what it might be
Well, here it is and it’s addressed to me, see
It’s not my birthday for a long while yet
And Christmas time is playing hard to get
Have I won a competition? Don’t think so
But I don’t know

Whatever, whatever, whatever, whatever
Whatever, whatever it is
I’ll leave it in the box so I can stay excited

[Thoughts out loud]

It doesn’t say anywhere where it’s come from
I wonder: was its' journey short or long?
It might be a present from the man next door
Though he’s never done this kind of thing before
Perhaps it’s to demonstrate that he’s forgiven me, finally

Whatever, whatever, whatever, whatever
Whatever, whatever it is
I’ll leave it in the box then I can stay excited

Whatever, whatever, whatever, whatever
Whatever, whatever it is
I’ll leave it in the box so I can stay excited

[More thoughts out loud, three heads]

Whatever, whatever, whatever, whatever
Whatever, whatever it is
I’ll leave it in the box so I can stay excited

Whatever, whatever, whatever, whatever
Whatever, whatever it is
I’ll leave it in the box so I can stay excited
I’ll leave it in the box so I can stay excited
I’ll leave it in the box so I can stay excited

[Yet more thoughts out loud]
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Track Name: the summer of ten
Wonder what happened to my little friend
I haven’t seen him since we were ten
We played all summer in the caravan park
We played every day until it got dark

Monsters, cowboys and James Bond too
We played at Daleks – I was Doctor Who
One day his folks took us to the zoo
I had an ice cream by the kangaroos

Oh, I still think about it to this day
Games that we played
Imaginations on fire
Having grand adventures all day long
Righting all wrongs
Two superheroes fly high

The world it changes around you
Without a by-your-leave
It shakes you, astounds you
And makes you
Wish that you were back there
In that perfect summer
With your friend when you were ten

With my little friend on the esplanade
Down on the beach with a bucket and spade
Squished up sandwiches and flat lemonade
A pocketful of pennies for the penny arcade

It was the best time ever
It was the best time anyone
Ever, ever, ever, ever, had

Maybe I could build a time machine
For me and my friend
So we could go back to then
Maybe we could set the time machine
To keep going back
To that time over again

The world it changes around you
Without a by-your-leave
It shakes you, astounds you
And makes you
Wish that you were back there
In that perfect summer
With your friend when you were ten

(thinking out loud and a small revelation)
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Track Name: all aboard the ship of fools
I bought me a ship
Decked out for a trip
To circumnavigate the globe
And have some adventures
For as long as I should live
With all of my friends
Whose foolish ways are attractive
Trac-tive

We found many lands
Some made from blue sand
And one made out of Vaseline
And then we met men who
Had telescopes for ears
And ears on their feet
So they could hear when the moles cheered
Moles-cheered

All aboard the Ship of Fools
We‘re sailing to the East
Smile and greet the rising sun
And join the foolish feast

We found strange cuisine
Every place we’ve been
We’ve even eaten tangerines
That looked just like hedgehogs
Not the best of foods, it’s true
And garnished with glue
And tasting like humans do, too
Do-too

All aboard the Ship of Fools
We‘re sailing to the East
Searching for the family jewels
And strange exotic beasts

We sailed to the Sun
That was lots of fun
And then we rested on the moon
‘Cause we were all sunburnt
Luckily we met some mice
They gave us cheese
And they were nice
Gave us advice
Gave us advice

All aboard the Ship of Fools
We‘re sailing to the East
Smile and greet the rising sun
And join the foolish feast

All aboard the Ship of Fools
There’s always room for you
Bring your favourite song along
So we can sing it too
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