I'm a Pirate - The buried music of "The Slouch In The Couch Children's Corner Band"

by Slouch in the Couch Children's Corner Band

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about

The music on this album contains 14 songs that have never been released on previous music CD's. There are also three additional bonus tracks of which two are early 8 track recordings before the band was fully created. It's interesting to compare the early recordings to the later tight recordings of the final band. Lastly, there is a track of the original extended version of "The Nah Nah Song."

credits

released January 2, 2020

Lead vocal:
Stephen J. Hemenway

Back up vocals:
Stephen J. Hemenway, Jason Basoco, Mark Bratton, Jeff Schmidt, Ace Apepe, Ken Weiner

Guitar:
Mark Bratton
Ken Weiner
Ace Apepe

Bass:
Jeff Schmidt

Drums, Trumpets:
Jason Basoco

Sax:
Chip Tyler
Matt Catingub (One Way Love)

Keyboard:
Lydia Basoco
Stephen J. Hemenway
Rich West (Forever You)
Charles Lindner (Slouch Rag)

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Track Name: I'm a Pirate
Thirteen Years,
France and England were fighting,
Which became, a profitable thing,
Thousands of Sailors, [VERSE 1]
Became Privateers,
Robbing Merchant ships, for their King.
They’d split the wealth,
That they would steal,
Between themselves, and their Countries Crown,

And this was legal, [BRIDGE 1]
Sanctioned and legal,
And they were heroes,
Bringing their enemy down,
Pilage and Plunder,
Maraud like thunder,
Pilfer and Ravage,
Then split the loot, with the Crown,

Privateers,
We're making their fortunes,
But that ended , this one fine day,
England and France, [VERSE 2]
They both made peace,
Now their war had gone away,
Privateers, were out of a job,
Robbing Merchant Ships,
Now a crime,

Unemployment, [BRIDGE 2]
Breeds no enjoyment,
Pilage and Plunder,
With a sword and gun,
If we keep going,
The law ignoring,
Then we are showing,
The Criminals we’ve become,

No longer a Privateer anymore, [PRE - CHORUS]
(no no no)
Now Robbing ships,
Is a Criminal chore,
(go go go)
But it’s a job,
And the only thing, I know how to do…
(It's a job that he knows how to do)



No longer a Privateer anymore,
(no no no)
I need a job,
What am I trained for?,
(go go go)
Robbing ships,
Is the only thing, I know how to do…
(It's the job that he knows how to do)


CHORUS]
Now I’m a Pirate, (he's a pirate) look at me,
They call me Pirate, (such a pirate) sailing on the high seas,
I’m a Pirate, (what a pirate) and I’m sailing at you…
(he's a pirate and he's sailing at you.)

Now I’m a Pirate, (he's a pirate) look at me,
Cause I’m a Pirate, (such a pirate) sailing on the high seas,
I’m a Pirate, (what a pirate) and I’m sailing for you…

[LEAD] – (One verse and One bridge)

No longer a Privateer anymore,
(no no no)
I've been fired,
Been kicked out the door,
(go go go)
Robbing ships,
Is the only job I've been trained to do…
(He's been trained, now he's sailing for you)


[CHORUS]

They call me Pirate....(he's a pirate).. look at me,
Now I’m a Pirate....(such a pirate)...sailing on the high seas,
I’m a Pirate....(what a pirate) and I’m sailing for you…
(he's a pirate and he's sailing for you..)
I’m a Pirate....(it's the job that he knows how to do)..
The call me Pirate....(on a ship with a sea faring crew)...
A Robbing Pirate....(he's a pirate.. but so are we too)
A bad Pirate...(we're all pirates and we're sailing for you,
Nasty Pirate...(It's the job that we're all trained to do,
We're all pirates and our parrots are our only best friend)
Track Name: Dreamer's Odyssey
I’ve got a sleepy feelin’,
Goin’ on inside my head,
My mind is slowly drifting,
As I lie here on my bed,
Another world, I’m floating to,
As clouds, are all around me,
Until I exit from this place,
I won’t know where I’ll be,
A dreamers odyssey.

When I arrive, sometimes it’s dark,
Much too dark to see,
And other times, I fly around,
Which makes me feel so free,
This other world I’ve floated to,
Can be happy, or be sad,
A dreamer’s odyssey,
Can be good or bad,
It can be good or bad.

To dream a dream, when sound asleep,
Will put you to the test, [CHORUS]
A happy dream’s great for the soul, 2X
While nightmare’s, ruin your rest.
What thoughts lie deep inside your mind,
Determines, where you will be,
Either rested and feeling fine,
Or just scared as can be,
A dreamer’s odyssey.

I’ve got a sleepy feelin’,
Goin’ on inside my head,
My mind is slowly drifting,
As I lie here on my bed,
Another world, I’m floating to,
As clouds, are all around me,
Until I exit from this place,
I won’t know where I’ll be,
A dreamer’s odyssey.
Track Name: Good Friends
Sittin’ home again with myself and me,
I didn’t know how lonely loneliness could be,
All my friends have gone,
They're doin' the town,
Un-invited to have fun, can get you down…

And Through the years I’ve found,
That good friends are few and far,
Spending most of your life,
Finding out who they really are,
Is so true…

Go to school, get a smile, from some child who’s your friend,
Only to learn from the teacher, you're in trouble again,
And be aware of the child who’s trying to get ahead, wants to get ahead,
If mistakes are made, you could get blamed instead,

And Through the years I’ve found,
That good friends are few and far,
Spending most of your life,
Finding out who they really are,
Is so true…
..And it can happen to you..

…It can happen to you…

It can happen to you,
It can happen to you,
It can happen to you,
I need a good friend,
(REPEAT)
And it can happen to you,
Track Name: One Way Love
Looking down the road I see,
emptiness as life goes by,
Until that right girl comes my way,
to put the blue back in my sky.
But history has known to repeat itself,
I can see what future lies ahead.
I'll find a girl I really care about,
have fun together, she's in my head.
Instead of winning her heart, I find,
that life hasn't been real kind.
On the two way street of love, you see,
traffic doesn't always go both ways,
I've got a'...
…………….One way love…One way love.....One way love...
You've got a One way love…(No more One way love)... [CHORUS]
Talkin' about a One way love….

Each time I meet a special girl,
I really want to get to know.
Makes me feel real good inside,
but my feelings I'm afraid to show.
Until I feel a positive sign from her,
green light for my feelings start in.
I start feelin' I'm on that two way street,
a romance startin' to begin.
But like a u-turn, sign on that street,
she'll turn I'm lookin' at defeat.
Would have given her everything, treated her right,
can't she see a love that can't be beat,
I've got a'..... [CHORUS]

[SAX LEAD]

I've got a'.... [CHORUS]

Seems like, when I want a girl,
she's never interested in me.
Why can't she see how much I care,
I'd be her passing lane, set her free.
But time cures all, I'll find someone who,
will love me, it's in the stars.
And those girls that leave, find that dead end street,
with a guy that only gives them scars.
In the end, I'll be feelin' fine,
I find a girl, I call all mine.
And I'll treat her right and when I hold her tight,
She'll know I love her, deep inside,
and no more.. [CHORUS]
Track Name: Santa's Workshop
Santa works all year in his workshop,
Making lots of toys,
All his elves, they work real hard,
For all the girls and boys,
Clang, clang, clang, and tap, tap, tap,
Their work is never done,

Santa Claus, is loved because, everybody knows what old Santa does, [CHORUS]
Bringing lots of smiles and joy, to all the girls, and all the boys....

Santa’s workshops always busy,
The elves, they never stop,
Building toys, all day and night,
They work around the clock,
Clang, clang, clang, and tap, tap, tap,
They love the work they do,

[CHORUS]

Jeffrey wants a fishing rod, and Lydia wants a doll,
Jason wants a drum set and a, great big beach ball,
Ashley wants a little car, that runs all by itself,
She doesn’t know, that’s the hardest toy,
Made by an elf, (AN ELF ?)

April wants a mountain bike, with handle bars that glow,
Stacie loves collecting dolls, each year they grow, (OH)
Chip, he wants a saxaphone, to make loud noise,
And Kenny’s guitar is hurting, he needs strings,
Just ask the boys, (Boys?)

Santa’s workshop bakes all year, [BRIDGE]
Mrs. Claus is there,
Fresh baked pies and Candy Canes,
Their smells, they fill the air,
And in the background, you can hear,
The elves, all hard at work,
[CHORUS]
Santa’s Workshop, (octave up) Santa’s Workshop,
[Keyboard Lead]

Tom would like a video camera, movies he would make,
Anthony loves sweets, he’d like a, great big milk shake,
Danny loves his music, there’s a CD that he saw,
And Jack could use more paper,
So more pictures he can draw, (Great!)

[BRIDGE]
[CHORUS]
Bringing Joy (bringing joy),
To girls (to girls), And BOYS…(break) Santa’s Workshop!
Track Name: The Children's Corner
When I'm sitting around,
With my homework all done,
And there's nothing to do....
I call all of my friends,
They don't answer the phone,
Where have they gone to?

Well I'm thinking and I'm thinking with the TV right in front of me,
When something catches my eye,
It's a television program that is made for younger people,
I think I'll give it a try,

I'm going to go,
Where do you go?
To the Children's Corner.

Where do you go?
We're going to go,
To the Children's Corner.

The channel is set,
The program is on,
Entertaining and fun...
Filled with stories and facts,
I'm glad that I'm here,
My boredom all gone...

This land is filled with creatures and some interesting people,
No where on earth can compare,
This place is very special it's a world all by itself,
Through the pink bag with the sign that says "rare,"

Where do you go?
We're going to go, [twice]
to the Children's Corner....

Where do you go?

Look around, what do you see?
Prankstown is over there,
There's a Slouch and some Grocks,
A Weazit and Shlox,
You never know what new adventure, you may share...
At the Children's Corner....

Where do you go?
We're going to go,
To the Children's Corner.

Where do you go?
We're going to go,
To the Children's Corner.

Tell me where do you go?
We're going to go,
To the Children's Corner.

Where do you go?
We're going to go,
To the Children's Corner.

Just where do you go?
We're going to go,
To the Children's Corner.

Where where do you go?
We're going to go,
To the Children's Corner.

Where do you GO!
Track Name: I'll Always Know You
And when I look at you,
I see the things you love to do,
and I want you,
I wish you could be mine.
Everything you say is good,
I love you in the only way I should,
and I want you,
I think of you most of the time.

....and everytime you come around,
I'm always watching you I've found,
when you come to visit, me from time to time.
I'll always know you and you'll always know me,
and knowing marriage for us never, will be.
I love you and I wish you'd love me too.

And when you smile at me,
it's a smile that sets me free,
and I'm thinking,
of what it would be like to be with you.
Everyday you're looking fine,
sending chills on down my spine,
and I want you,
your image never leaves my mind.

....and everytime you come around,
I'm always watching you I've found,
when you come to visit, me from time to time.
I'll always know you and you'll always know me,
and knowing marriage for us never, will be.
I love you and I wish you'd love me too.

....and everytime you come around,
I'm always watching you I've found,
when you come to visit, me from time to time.
I'll always know you and you'll always know me,
and knowing marriage for us never, will be.
I love you and I wish you'd love me too.
love me too, I love you and I wish you'd love me too,
love me too, I love you and I wish you'd love me too,
love me too...
Track Name: Crayola Happy Birthday Song
Happy Birthdayyyyyyyyyy....Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthdayyyyyyyyyy......A celebration anew,
Happy Birthday to you.....

1903 was when Binney & Smith,
Improved the Crayon mess,
With reduction in size, colored pigment and wax,
They met with instant success!!

This new crayon Alice Binney did love,
Teaching was her game,
She put together two words, meaning oily and chalk,
She gave Crayola it’s name.

Happy Birthdayyyyyyyyyy....Will bring presents to you,
Happy Birthdayyyyyyyyyy......And best wishes too,
Happy Birthday to you.....

Those first colors that appeared on the scene,
Were brown, yellow and black,
Orange purple and red, blue and green,
They came eight in a pack.

As years flew by, creativity boomed,
Crayola grew,
From Clayola clay, water colors for all,
To Silly Putty too!

Happy Birthdayyyyyyyyyy....Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthdayyyyyyyyyy......A celebration anew,
Happy Birthday to you.....

. I’m afraid to close my eyes, for things can change....
“Raw Umber” and “Maize,” these colors now gone,
Retirement seems so strange !!!!,

Happy Birthdayyyyyyyyyy....Will bring presents to you,
Happy Birthdayyyyyyyyyy......And best wishes too,
Happy Birthday to you.....

One hundred years, it’s been since that day,
Crayola hit the map,
Many colors have come, if there are more to be found,
Crayola will fill that gap!!

Happy Birthdayyyyyyyyyy....Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthdayyyyyyyyyy......A celebration anew,
Happy Birthday to you.....Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you…Happy Birthday to you.
Track Name: A Chino Hills Christmas
It's a Chino Hills Christmas,
time for excitement and good cheer,
from Butterfield to Rolling Ridge,
the Yuletide Carol is here.
It's a Chino Hills Christmas,
the friendliest town around,
and when it comes to the mistletoe,
you'll never see a frown.

......Christmas lights light the villages, fresh baked goods fill the air,
Hospitality all around, the people, they all care.
The hills are green and give the atmosphere, of a country Christmas sight,
and all around the Citizens, wish you a Merry Christmas night.

For it's a Chino Hills Christmas,
time for excitement and good cheer,
with the Carbon Canyon residents,
adding joy to the Christmas year.

......Christmas lights light the villages, fresh baked goods fill the air,
Hospitality all around, the people, they all care.
The hills are green and give the atmosphere, of a country Christmas sight,
and all around the Citizens, wish you a Merry Christmas night.

It's a Chino Hills Christmas,
time for excitement and good cheer,
from Los Serranos to Village Oaks,
the Yuletide Carol is here.
For it's a Chino Hills Christmas,
and the children, they all hear,
the sounds of all the merriment,
for the Christmas Spirit,
lives here!
Track Name: The Missing Alphatelli
Alphatelli A, and Alphatelli B,
Went walking down the street,
To find Alphatelli C,
They kept walking and talking,
Just what should they do,
For nobody knew, where was,
Alphatelli U,
Alphatelli F, and Alphatelli N,
Without U, could have no FUN, (FUN!)

Now anybody tell me, if you’ve seen an Alphatelli,
Just look at their apron, which one did you see?
They’re happy with big bellies, [BRIDGE]
Each and every Alphatelli,
But Alphatelli U’s missing.

Alphatelli A, and Alphatelli B,
Found Alphatelli C, with Alphatelli D,
They told them, they’re problem,
Their help they did need,
To find Alphatelli U,
But they had not a lead,
Alphatelli H, and Alphatelli I,
Saw him by the candy store, (HI)
[BRIDGE]

In Fantasy Forest, I started my search,
I saw Mary Hearken there,
Also, Frankie Goodprankster, Bart the Shlox,
And Rennies running everywhere,
Alphatelli U, just had to be found,
In order for there to be fun, (FUN)
Can anybody tell me, if you’ve seen our Alphatelli,
He’s a cute looking fellow,
Like an O, with no top,
He’s happy with a belly, just like every Alphatelli,
And our search for him will never stop!








Alphatelli A, and Alphatelli B, met Alphatelli G and Alphatelli E,
They each heard a rumor, they hoped wasn’t true,
The Stinkells in Stankwell,
Have Alphatelli U,
Alphatelli A, and Alphatelli B,
Both ran to tell Stephen J,
Can anybody tell me, if you’ve seen our Alphatelli,
He’s a cute looking fellow,
Like an O, with no top,
He’s happy and likes jelly, just like every Alphatelli,
And drinks a lot of soda pop!

I grabbed Mary Hearken, To Stankwell we ran,
We hid so we would not be seen,
In the middle of town, a platform did stand,
And on it, stood Boris Damean,
That Mayor of Stankwell, had Alphatelli U,
Tied up with a big long rope,
We needed a plan, so our thoughts each began,
For action was our only hope.
(ha ha ha…I’ve got you now my little Alphatelli)

We circled the town, I went to the left,
And Mary Hearken, she went right,
She yelled at the Stinkells, and Boris Damean,
Bet you can’t catch me tonight,
They ran after Mary, I crept up behind,
Untying Alphatelli U,
We ran back through the forest, where we met Horace T. Morris,
He asked why did they want him, how did he get free,
Our little Alphatelli said, “Those Stinkells Love Spaghetti,
But didn’t have the recipe!”

Alphatelli A, and Alphatelli B, were walking down the street,
With Alphatelli P,
Mr. Buzzelli, was there with them too,
They were all having lunch,
With Alphatelli U,
Alphatelli F, and Alphatelli N,
We’re happy they could now have fun, (FUN)
Can anybody tell me, if you’ve seen an Alphatelli,
Just look at their apron, which one did you see?
Each and every Alphatelli, make a very good spaghetti,
With their very secret recipe,
[BRIDGE)
And Alphatelli U’s with me!
Track Name: Forever You
Real life, is something that you can see,
I see birds, the ocean, sunset and trees,
Unless you've seen these things,
It's hard for one to describe,
Forever you, your beauty astounds in strides.

At night, real life takes a different turn,
if one's awake, there's a lot out there, to be learned,
For you can see the life and fruits, that you have sewn,
Forever you, a peace in my hearts been born.

And everyday when the sun goes down,
Forever you, look around, the sunsets profound.
I can feel, through the sleet and rain,
a sense of love, replacing any feeling of pain........ [BRIDGE]
I just can't understand, what you see in me,
and why I've been blessed, no intention to flee,
sometimes I feel, life's so surreal,
A gift taken for granted each day....
I know your love's in play.....
(INSTRUMENTAL)
and though I feel inside this scenario is all for me,
Forever you, I accept what is meant to be.

My friends, they tell me they don't believe,
that you are real, they really are that naive,
If they would open their eyes, look around, take it in, they'd see,
Forever you, all your miracles for them and me.

And every dawn when the moon goes down,
Forever you, look around, the sunrise 's profound.
if it wasn't for the things you do,
My challenges would do me in....my life would be through......
and when my hearing, has faded with time,
The breeze is your voice, that will quiet my mind,
sometimes I feel, life's so surreal,
but your beauty and your peace grow each day,
puts me above the fray.....
Track Name: The Nah Nah Song
Stuck here, in my room,
I feel blue,
I have better things to do,
What I see before me is a mess,

It’s my fault, I hate to confess,
(it’s all right) But I know what I have to do,
(it’s all right) To free me from this place, [BRIDGE]
(it’s all right) It’s going to be, going to be all right,
(it’s all right) When I finish, with this chore,
(all right) Rewards I will face.

(Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah, Nah Nah Nah Nah, Nah Nah Nah Nah, Nah Nah Nah Nah)
Going camping and fishing too,
Swimming in a lake,
Slumber parties, going to the beach,
Eating chocolate cake,
Riding bikes is real fun too,
These things I love to do,
But there are two sides to everything,
Everybody has to pay their dues….

Week-ends were made,
To have fun,
But the yardwork, must be done,
Grass is high, weeds everywhere,
I ask myself, is this fair,
[BRIDGE]

(Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah, Nah Nah Nah Nah, Nah Nah Nah Nah, Nah Nah Nah Nah)
Working out, going to the Gym,
Acting in a play,
Ice cream floats and petting zoos,
Recess everyday,
Computer games are real fun too,
These things I love to do,
But there are two sides, to everything,
Everybody has to pay their dues,
Pay your dues…
Pay your dues…
Everybody, …Everybody…
Even mom and dad pay them too,

(Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah, Nah Nah Nah Nah, Nah Nah Nah Nah, Nah Nah Nah Nah)
Going camping and fishing too,
Swimming in a lake,
Slumber parties, going to the beach,
Eating chocolate cake,
Working out, going to the gym,
Acting in a play,
Enjoying music and amusement parks,
Recess everyday,
Even skating, is real fun too,
These things I look forward to,
But there are two sides, to everything,
Everybody has to pay their dues…..
Track Name: The Slouch Rag
[VERSE 1]

Know what you're after,
Sadness or laughter,
Bad times, good times,
The latter I prefer.

I made my decision,
Picked friends with precision,
The fun type,
So good times wouldn't lag...

We made lots of music,
And movies, to use it,
Kids books...a world,
Created for fun adventures,

Jason and Jeffrey,
Stephen J with Ace, respectively,
And Lydia,
They're part of the Slouch Rag.

[VERSE 2]

Do you know what, you're after,
Sadness or laughter,
Bad times, good times,
The latter I prefer.

I made my decision,
Picked friends with precision,
The fun type,
So good times wouldn't lag...

We made lots of music,
And movies, to use it,
Kids books...a world,
Created for fun adventures,

Black Bart and One Eye,
Gibberin' Bob is the third guy,
And Gutless George,
They're part of the Slouch Rag.

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