red road

by bushytunes

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    September saw me traversing the Red Road: thirty new tracks in thirty days, through the heat and dust, with the promise of water at the end of the journey.
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    Here's to the cool rain of plenty...
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about

I am going to try to create, record and upload a new track every day for a year, starting April 2013.

My plan is to:
1) Produce a variety of material – alternative, ambient, pop, rock, reggae, acoustic, soundtrack, experimental;
2) Use a range of different creative techniques;
3) Be original;
4) Communicate ideas and feelings;
5) Surprise myself;
6) Have fun.

After the year has passed I will stop making music The music I have made will remain, but I will be elsewhere.

I hope you enjoy the sounds...
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released October 1, 2013

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Be mindful of the Red Road; it may consist of potholes and detours.
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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: time to call the vet
When is it the time
To give in and call the experts?
When you’ve got to spend
Your hard-earned dosh ‘cos there’s no choice
When your pets are ill and sad
And very, very maudlin
You must look after your pets
Because they’ve got no voice

So
Time to call the vet
For my poorly anaconda
Time to call the vet
For my melancholy mole
Time to call the vet
He looks just like Peter Fonda
Comes here on his Harley, wearing shades
He looks so cool

Time to call the vet
To my terrified tarantula
Time to call the vet
To my waltzing kangaroo
Time to call the vet
To my sloth who has stopped moving
And to sort the crocodile
Dreams of my gnu

I can hear the vet
I can hear his Harley throbbing
Open up the door and then
I greet him with a smile
I say ‘Would you like a hot drink?’
He says ‘yes, I would please
If it’s not too much trouble
I’ll have some chamomile’

Time to call the vet
To my mynah bird who’s lithping
Time to call the vet
To my hedgehog’s blunted spines
Time to call the vet
To my conspicuous chameleon
I think he may be colour-blind
We find him all the time

There is no one else
Who I trust around my animals
There is no one else
Who can make me feel relieved
Time to call the vet
‘Cause he’s such a splendid fellow
I wish I could be like him, yeah
I wish he could be me

Time to call the vet
For my ant who isn’t working
Time to call the vet
For my bee who cannot buzz
Time to call the vet
‘Cause my budgie has stopped chirping
The vet is very kind
He comes around, looks after us

Time to call the vet…
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Track Name: carrot cake
Da de da de dum dum da
Da de da de dum dum da
This is just the intro bit
I’m da de dum-ing over
‘Til the real song appears
Here it comes

Take me for a cup of tea
And a piece of carrot cake
That would be so kind of you
So very, very kind of you
The best decision you could make

There’s a little place I know
The ladies working there all smile
It’s my very favourite place to go
but I confess to you
I haven’t been there for a while

Feels really safe
Feels like yesterday
Feels just like home
In a funny kind of way

They have paintings on the wall
Local paintings you can buy
Some of them are good and
Some are not so good and
Some are terrible
But at least the people try

Then I’d like some gateaux too
And a cup of chocolate, hot
I had to reverse those words
‘Hot chocolate’ to fit the lyric
Proud of it? Well, I am not

Feels really safe
Feels like yesterday
Feels just like home
In a funny kind of way

Da de da de dum dum da
Da de da de dum dum da
Da de da de da de da de
Da de da de da de da de
Da de da de dum dum da

There’s a little church nearby
We could stroll around the grounds
They’ve got lots of dead folk there but
Don’t you worry ‘cause the dead folk
Are all six foot underground

Feels really safe
Feels like yesterday
Feels just like home
In a funny kind of way

Feels really safe
Feels like yesterday
Feels just like home
In a funny kind of way
In a funny kind of way
Why don’t you come out to play?
We could go there today

Da de da de dum dum da
Da de da de dum dum da
Now the song is nearly done
It just remains for me to say
Your more than welcome, come for tea
And the treat will be on me
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Track Name: left right
Left and right and day and night
Left and right, we go
Left right left right left right left right

Swinging in the trees
Like a headless tribe of monkeys
I want to be a bonobo
The way they deal with anger
That’s for me

Ying and Yang
Mix them up together, go bang!
I don’t want your philosophy
I just want something simple so
I can try to be me

Left and right and day and night
Left and right, we go
Left right left right left right left right

Wise old men
Living in the hills without a friend
Saving up their pills while they’re
Living in the hills
In case there is a great calamity

Left, then right, then day, then night
Left, then right, we go
Left right left right left right left right

Nod my head
Agree with everything you said
It’s always so much easier than
Trying to understand this
Complicated stuff
They keep showing to me

I don’t need that stuff
Give me tequila, give me snuff
Let me get off my face
Come on down to my place
I’ll show you the world
In a handful of powder

Left, then right, then day, then night
Left, then right, we go
Left right left right left right left right

Left, then right, then day, then night
Left, then right, we go
Left right left right left right left right
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Track Name: homeland
I have been travelling for ever
Roaming around in this land
Seen everything that’s on offer
Seen things I can’t understand

Take me back, back to my homeland
Only place I can feel free
Take me back, back to my homeland
Only place I can be me

There’s nothing wrong with other places
And I don’t mind the sea of faces
But you know everywhere I’ve been
I’ve only got one home

Take me back, back to my homeland
Only place I can feel free
Take me back, back to my homeland
Only place I can be me

I want to be back where I started
I want to be back where I grew
I need to be back where my heart is
I need to come back to you

Take me back, back to my homeland
Only place I can feel free
Take me back, back to my homeland
Only place I can be me

There’s nothing wrong with other places
And I don’t mind the sea of faces
But you know everywhere I’ve been
I’ve only got one home

Take me back, back to my homeland
Only place I can feel free
Take me back, back to my homeland
Only place I can be me......
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Track Name: alien abduction fifties style
It’s Monday night I’m feeling fine
I thought I’d ring that girl of mine
I could not get her on the phone
I sensed she wasn’t home alone

So who’s that with her?
Who’s that guy?
Who’s that with her?
It isn’t me myself and I
Me myself and I

Well I just couldn’t help myself
I drove straight round to her house
Kept on knocking on her door
Must have been for an hour or more

So who’s that with her?
Who’s that guy?
Who’s that with her?
It isn’t me myself and I
Me myself and I

What’s she going to do when I catch her out?
What’s she going to do when I catch her out?
What’s she going to do when I catch her out?
What’s she going to do when I catch her out?
When I find out she’s been
Hiding something from me?

Well the house was dark and the lights were out
I thought maybe she went into town, with that guy
So I took the road to town
Suddenly my car broke down
It was dead

What’s she going to do when I catch her out?
What’s she going to do when I catch her out?
What’s she going to do when I catch her out?
What’s she going to do when I catch her out?
When I show her I know she’s been lying to me?

Then from the sky came a light
Aliens took me really high
Experimented on me in their ship and
Did things to me I didn’t like
Did things I didn’t like
Did things I didn’t like
Did things I didn’t like
Did things I didn’t like

I don’t want to talk about it
Not now
Not ever
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Track Name: greasepaint girl
Greasepaint girl is sad
Please don’t make her mad

You want to be her friend?
A thousand should do it
You want to be her friend?
A thousand should do it
Til next week

How she loves it
How she loves feeling that way
When she’s on the stage like that
Lights are on her, people applaud
She’s the girl

Friendship made of dust
Have it if you must

You want to be her friend?
A thousand should do it
You want to be her friend?
A thousand should do it
Til next week

How she loves it
Feeling the way she feels
Up on the stage when it’s like that
Lights are on her, people applaud
She’s the girl

Spinning round, yes
Life is a circus
But it can’t go on that way too long
She’s coming down, she’s coming down
She’s the girl
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Track Name: sea breeze baby with a cannonball smile
Look at her clothes, look at her style
Love slaves hypnotised in single file
Look at her style, look at her clothes
Surf dudes entranced by a twitch of her nose

She’s a sea breeze baby with a cannonball smile
She’s a sea breeze baby with a cannonball smile
She’s a sea breeze baby with a cannonball smile
She’s a sea breeze baby with a cannonball smile

Look at those legs, look at those thighs
Look at that breast – do you like chicken barbecue?
Down on the beach, you give her a smile
She’ll eat you up for breakfast, throw your bones on the pile

She’s a sea breeze baby with a cannonball smile
She’s a sea breeze baby with a cannonball smile
She’s a sea breeze baby with a cannonball smile
She’s a sea breeze baby with a cannonball smile

She knows she’s got power
And she knows how to use it
Oh yes, she knows she’s got power
You know what they say
If you don’t use it, you lose it

She’s a sea breeze baby with a cannonball smile
She’s a sea breeze baby with a cannonball smile
She’s a sea breeze baby with a cannonball smile
She’s a sea breeze baby with a cannonball smile

She’s a sea breeze baby with a cannonball smile
She’s a sea breeze baby with a cannonball smile
She’s a sea breeze baby with a cannonball smile
She’s a sea breeze baby with a cannonball smile

She knows she’s got the power
She knows how to use it
Oh yes, she knows she’s got the power
You know what they say
If you don’t use it, you lose it

She’s a sea breeze baby with a cannonball smile
She’s a sea breeze baby with a cannonball smile
She’s a sea breeze baby with a cannonball smile
She’s a sea breeze baby with a cannonball smile

She’s a sea breeze baby with a cannonball smile
She’s a sea breeze baby with a cannonball smile
She’s a sea breeze baby with a cannonball smile
She’s a sea breeze baby with a cannonball smile
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Track Name: twenty dozen
Twenty dozen
Twenty dozen

Twenty dozen up the hill
Twenty dozen up the hill

Saddle up and load the guns
Find the enemy, have fun

Twenty dozen up the hill
Twenty dozen more to kill
Twenty dozen up the hill
Twenty dozen more to kill

Wish I was at home in bed
Rather be at home instead

Wish I was at home in bed
Rather be at home instead

Twenty dozen up the hill
Twenty dozen more to kill
Twenty dozen up the hill
Twenty dozen more to kill

Get my fill

More to kill
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