On A Flying Frog

by Jimtheillustrator

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about

I went to Scotland for a week and lived in a cottage which had a recording studio attached to it. I had to learn how to use the mixing desk as there was no technician, just me, the desk and huge room full of microphones, leads and musical instruments.

I wrote songs late at night and then woke up early the next morning to start recording all the different parts. Recording in a proper studio with a mixing desk changed the way I wrote songs. I think the songs are more structured because I had to figure out the parts for the different instruments before recording, whereas previously, I have made things up on the spot and cut and paste to make it work. I had no idea how to do that in this setting.

So I wrote lyrics down for the first time ever, learned parts by playing them over and over again, and tried to get the best sound for each track. I hardly slept, it was a totally immersive experience. So much fun.

credits

released 04 February 2014
All songs written, recorded and performed by Jim Stoten

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Track Name: Hoot Hoot
I tell myself that I'm alright
And nothing can get in my way tonight
Negative thinking won't leave me alone
But there's no time for that
Let's go go go

Check my phone and it's alright
Man that thing's never out of my sight
Throw it away or just leave it at home
There's no time to lose
Let's go go go

Well it's a Hoot Hoot, Hoot on my horn
Drinking my drink and away I'm gone
Well it's a poop poop gonna pick up sticks
I'm on the corner of anxious and 66

Well it's a ring ring, where you at?
Shuffledown street? I never heard of that
Pump pump better get there quick
I'm on the corner of anxious and 66

Got one train but I got it wrong
Got off at wrong stop and 71
Looking around for a place that I know
Nothing around
I got to go go go

Looking out for streets and signs
Man o man it's one hell of a night
Turning around I think I see my road
No time to check
Let's go go go
Track Name: Hot Black Coffee and Cigarettes
Hot black coffee and cigarettes
In the morning it's the best
Time to wake up
Hot black coffee and cigarettes

Every day when I wake up
I have a smoke and drink a cup
Track Name: Counting the Sheep
Lying awake trying to sleep
But I can't relax cos I'm counting the sheep
And they're all running off everywhere
And I can't count them all, I'm too tired to care

La de da la de da da da la de da de da da
I'm too tired to care

So I'm walking around half asleep
And I can't relax cos I'm counting the sheep
Cos they've all buggered off everywhere
And I can't count them all, I'm too tired to care

La de da la de da da da la de da de da da
I'm too tired to care
Track Name: All of my favourite things
I got some tasty enchiladas waiting in the fridge
And a box of cabernet red wine
I'll watch a documentary to get some fresh knowledge
Today it started bad but turned out fine

I'll maybe take a walk to get myself some cigarettes
And stop for coffee if I've got the time
I'll do some drawings of some elephants in jumbo jets
Then write a song or two to pass the time

A good day to do all ,my favorite things
Today, I'll do all of my favorite things

I'm telling all my friends we're going to the Shakespeare's head
We're gonna talk about the universe
I found a tenner and a mushroom down the back of my bed
I pick them up and put them in my purse

I'm gonna call my girl and talk to her before I go
She's gonna meet us with a friend of three
I got no money but I'm ready and that's all I know
Against all odds and probability

A good day to do all of my favorite things
Today, I'll do all of my favorite things
Track Name: The Bleems
None
Track Name: I look at the sky
When I look at the sky I ask myself why
Why on earth are we here? It just blows my mind
Cos we're so little little little little little little
Little little little little little little
When I open my eyes I look at the sky

When I swim in the sea, there's nothing but me
Floating just like a boat I'm feeling so free
And I'm so little little little little little little
Little little little little little little
When I swim in the sea, there's nothing but me
Track Name: Dinosaurs were real
In a big balloon above the sea
You and me
I can see your house. Can you see?

I wish to be long ago when all was green
And Dinosaurs were real
The future's there, it can't be seen
But Dinosaurs were real

On a flying frog through the trees
You and me
Holding on so tight around my waste

I wish to be long ago when all was green
And Dinosaurs were real
The future's there, it can't be seen
But Dinosaurs were real
Track Name: Walk into the sun
I got some problems but I'll fix them one by one
I'll take some pills and then I'll walk into the sun
You'll see a change in me and happiness will come
Yes! I'll fix things one by one

I'll keep you posted, yes, I'll keep you in the loop
I'll do some talking with the others in my group
I'll learn to keep it all together in my mind
Yes! I'll fix things one by one
And I'll walk into the sun
And happiness will come
And our problems will be gone

I'll get you naked and we'll do the job at hand
We'll draw some pictures and we'll lie down on the sand
We'll write some songs and we can start a little band
Yes! I'll fix things one by one

I'll buy some lemons and I'll make you lemonade
And you can lie down on me underneath the shade
I'll learn to keep it all together in my brain
Yes! I'll fix things one by one
And I'll walk into the sun
And happiness will come
And our problems will be gone