Little D

by Fishboy

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about

Recorded in 2004 and 2005 by Mark Sonnabaum, Little D was the first Fishboy album to feature a full band as well as showcase multiple Denton, Texas musician guest stars, notably: John "Corn Mo" Cunningham on Asian Grain, Paul Slavens on Cheer Up Great Pumpkin, and C.S. Flemmons of the Baptist Generals portraying/singing as an amnesia victim in Start Again (The Story of Two Feuding Denton, TX Neighbors)

Thematically the album is ment to express the highs and lows of living in the sleepy town of Denton: crowded and hyperactive one moment, sparse and calm the next.

Originally self released with Business Deal Records imprint out of Austin in 2005.

credits

released July 5, 2005

All songs written by Eric Michener/ Eric Edward Fishboy (ASCAP) except for track one by Winston R. Chapman and track 14 by Jade Jenkins

Produced by Fishboy
Recorded by Mark Sonnabaum
Mastered by Matt Pence

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Track Name: Intro (For Your Answering Machine)
I can't come to the phone right now (x4)










right now
Track Name: Cheer Up Great Pumpkin!
hey hey
will you stay?
you see my rabbit left and ran away
and I don't
want to feel that bad again
in a flash
you insulted my brothers new moustache
in his words
"I think you dudes should leave"

and the girls go hey hey hey
and I don't know why
and your friends they say say say
it's been a very nice day today
yeah I think it was a pretty good day to day

great pumpkin dry your eyes
I will make you apple pies
and when you're done
the world will still spin round
and though I've never met you
I could never let you down

wink wink
do ya think
you could wink your eye till it falls out?
no doubt
no doubt it can't be true
and I wanna
shake your hand and tell you "hey nice job"
but I cannot and so I'll say this now

well I should have told ya that
I have a wooden head
and I should have told ya that
my dog johnny wasn't really dead
no I never had a dog johnny to be dead
Track Name: That's a...Jellyfish
one day I was sailing on my boat
and no one really knows
I caught a jellyfish
when I stared into his eyes
it almost made me cry
stupid jellyfish

and now I'm thinking of him
made of substances unknown
the jellyfish was lonely
but he was not alone

one day I was drivin in my car
starin at the stars
not the road
when I crashed into a tree
I smashed my knee
real hard
and then I got to thinkin
I really really wish
I had a friend right now
or a jellyfish
Track Name: Quatro
I've got a friend and his name is Quatro
all his friends call him four
and he says if they keep it up then
they're never gonna know the score
no, they're never gonna know the score

and I've got bruises on my kneecaps
I've got a bike with a broken chain
and Quatro says he's got nothing
none to lose and all to gain no
none to lose and all to gain

and when the plastic falls into the lake
holographic people eating cake
will stop their fishing

I've got a friend and his name is Quatro
he don't ever make mistakes
and he says if I keep it up then
I'll maybe have what it takes no,
I might have just what it takes

and when the plastic falls into the lake
holographic people eating cake
will stop their fishing

I've got a friend and his name is Quatro
all his friends call him four
and he says if they keep it up then
they're never gonna know the score
no, they're never gonna know the score
Track Name: Our Escape
girl you look so pretty
and I wanna ask you if
if you were a city
would you be Denton, TX
oh brother
I don't know what to say
but I'd say hello
every single day

if you come along with me
I've got questions you've got answers
in my castle in the sea
but don't ask me about ted danson
and we'll make our mistake

girl you look so ugly
and I want to ask you how
you got so ugly
cause your looking like a sea cow
I don't know nothin
I don't know how
you said that something
underneath the cold blue
ocean sky

you come along with me
youve got questions I've got answers
in my castle in the sea
but don't ask me about ted danson
and we'll make our escape
Track Name: Banana Trees
fall awake
there's people calling out your name
they all complain
you sleep for way to long
oh there's things to see
applesauce banana trees
the dogs the fleas
are smiling just for you
things are lonely when
you're sitting in your room
just remember that
it's only for a while

and time
floats by
lighter than a two dollar kite
it's fast
and it's slow
it changes back again
and I can see
what lies in front of me
and I believe
it's not that far away
Track Name: Tree Star
if I had a party would you bring your friends
would it all depend if I passed out fruit and gum
and at midnight when the lion roars
help me do my chores if you can

I'm taking care of all the pets they left
I try to do my best
but my best ain't good enough
and I've thinking about all your books
if I could take a look that'd be swell

and when the tree star falls
please return my calls
I know you can
I'll be under dressed
but thats ok cause I am always over time

time to take the trash out and while at that
the dogs are getting fat
go outside and walk
I can't believe that we are almost there
the fire in my hair still burns

mister can you help me
when I blink my eyes
I see a billion ties
and the walls speak to me now
and in the distance I can see a land
where there and no sand
and the tree stars don't fall

will you be my friend
to the very end
I know you can
I'll be under fed
but thats ok cause I am always over time

and times I want to sail to Spain
and times I want to stay
catch a tiger by the toe
pay fifty dollars every day
and when my momma says to me
"hey fishboy don't you cry!"
I'll dry my tears open a window
put my head out scream aloud and say

when the tree star falls
please return my calls
I know you can
I'll be underpaid
but thats ok cause I am over time

and I'll be your friend
to the very end I know I can
I'll be under dressed
but thats ok cause I am always over
thats ok cause I am always over
thats ok cause I am always over time
Track Name: Water Works
yesterday I went outside
and all my grass had died
my kid brother must have lied
he said he watered the lawn
so I turned the sprinklers on

yesterday I went outside
something flew in my eye
I almost broke down and cried
but off I went to school
when I walked into class
all the kids began to laugh
the teacher asked if I was hurt
I said I was fine
I couldn't think at all
and I spent half the period in the bathroom
Track Name: Asian Grain
asian grain
fallin from the ceiling like the pouring rain
all the time is slowly going down the drain
I can feel it in my brain
and when I wake
everybody everywhere
will bring me cake
and I'll be sitting pretty with your pretty face
but I dont even know your name

and things always seems so sad
when I get that wake up call
to think all the times we had
were never really had at all

asian grain
swirling around the room like a hurricane
it falls it rises it falls again
faster than a speeding train
five four three
if you want some grain
then just say please
we've got enough that we can feed the factories
over and over again

and things always seems so sad
when I get that wake up call
to think all the times we had
were never really had at all

*dialoge sampled from the unreleased movie "KARL"
Track Name: Gameboy
I feel the future coming on
and I see papers on the lawn
things are things are turning round
but your smile is nowhere to be found
we're like two gameboys in the sand
it's all gone when the water takes the land
blue skies are smiling at me
blue skies and orange christmas trees

and its so high
you'll never know
your up from your down
and it's so low
you'll never tell
where the water meets the ground

things will never be the same
I lost my favorite gameboy game
things will never be the same
I lost my favorite gameboy

and it's so wide
you'll never guess
a number between one and two
and it's so thin
you'll understand
why the water is so

blue skies smiling at me
blue skies and orange christmas trees
Track Name: A Surprise Return
my christmas tree came back today
angry he'd been thrown away
last, last December
my christmas tree knocked on my door
told me about the trip he'd taken back from the landfill
I told him I was sorry and I didn't realize
christmas trees have feelings just like you or I
so I shook his branch and I apologized
and we played pingpong in the basement
my christmas tree came back today
told me he had no where to stay
so I offered him our guest bedroom
now my christmas tree has been here for weeks
I've not the heart to ask him to leave
he's the worst house guest ever
and the moral of the story can be said like this
christmas trees they never wanna call it quits
so before you throw your tree out chop it up to bits
and have a happy new year
Track Name: Kichijoji
ba ba black sheep have you wool
I need a sweater that looks real cool
because outside it's starting to snow and well
I'm gonna eat a pizza roll
and if that pizza roll is bad
I'll scream I'll shout I'll get real mad
I'll slam five doors and seventeen windows
I'll flap my arms like I just don't care

and then I'll go outside and yell
I'll say everyone feed my belly now
and now I'm screaming at the top of my lungs
I'll wave my fist in the air because I really really wanna
I'm gonna get a shovel and dig a hole
straight on through from mexico
and then I'll end up in the orient
and slap high five to my chinese friends

lets go

and the dogs and the fleas and the peppermint trees
and the cats and the hogs and the chocolate frogs
and now I lay me down to sleep
I pray the lord my soul to keep
and if I die before I wake
I pray the lord to wake me up

and then I'll go outside and yell
I say everyone slap my belly now
and now I'm screaming at the top of my lungs
I wave my fists in the air because I really really wanna
I'm gonna get a shovel and dig a hole
straight on through from mexico
and then I'll end up in the orient
and slap high five to my kichijoji friends
Track Name: Start Again (The Story Of Two Feuding Denton, TX Neighbors)
tonight my head
exploded at the neck
and all the neighbors came to see
before they arrived
it grew back just in time
and they all left disappointed
and in the end
I want to be your friend
but my brain is too new to realize
we've already met
it's not that I forget
and now we have the chance
to start again.
Track Name: Haunted Highway
drivin down a haunted highway
shadows passing through my truck
I pulled up to a gas station
and a skeleton wiped the muck
off my truck
he smiled and said "ten dollars please"
I screamed and I fled
the next thing that I knew
there was a bullet in my head

and I was dead
I was dead
forever dead
forever dead
never to walk the earth again

passing by a lonely grave site
on the way to heavens door
I pulled it open
and stared straight down at the floor
st. peter called the role
and he shouted out my name
I looked around
to see if I had heard the same

cause I was dead
I was dead
forever dead
forever dead
never to walk the earth again

he said "right this way please"
and he took me to a world peace
I bought a can of slice in paradise

but I was dead
I was dead
forever dead
forever dead
never to walk the earth again
I was dead
I was dead
forever dead
forever dead
never to walk the earth again
never to walk the earth again