"The Name of My Cover Band" is the Name of the Name of My Cover Band

by Common Lisp

/
  • Streaming + Download

     

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.

about

Covers, pastiches, parodies, and homages. I'm getting gradually better at this music stuff...

credits

released October 21, 2010

Cover image: my baby boy, Joshua (age 2).

tags

license

Some rights reserved. Please refer to individual track pages for license info.
Track Name: Re: Your Grains
Heya mom it's Paul
From the campus across town
Good to see you momma, how've you been?
Things have been OK for me except that I'm vegetarian now
I'll explain it once again

I think I speak for omnivores when I say that you should try it
I know you and Dad might hesitate to approve of my new diet
But I think it's really neat
To cut out all the meat... products

All I want to do is eat your grains
I'm not unreasonable -- I never turn down french fries*
*[assuming they were cooked in non-GMO, non-hydrogenated vegetable oil, of course, preferably peanut oil; I'm not a savage!]
All I want to do is eat your grains
It's time for dinner soon
[In retrospect that line should have read "it's almost dinnertime" -- oops... too late now]
Maybe we can compromise
If you'll open the pantry door
I'll just reach inside and get your grains!

I don't want to nitpick, Mom, but is this really your plan?
To spend your life with high cholesterol?
Maybe that's OK for now, but someday you'll be out of Lipitor
But you're the one to make the call
I'm not surprised to see you haven't stocked up on soy milk
You never had a taste for tofu, tempeh, or their ilk
But Mom, that's what I do -- and I'll make stir fry for you... quickly

(CHORUS)

I'd like to feed you Mom, in any way I can
I sure appreciate the way you're cooking with me
I'm not a vegan, mom -- well, technically I am
Please, no more ham!

(SOLO)

Heading back to college, Mom
Now it's time to pack things up
Thanks for washing all my clothes for free
Keep the ten pound bag of brown rice waiting with the soy sauce and dried beans
Try the lemon zinger tea
I'm glad you ate the lentils and loaned me your garlic press
I'm leaving you my Beano for intestinal distress
I'll load up the Subaru
and I'll take my leave of you... singing

(CHORUS)
Track Name: Today's the Day
I had a dream last night
In which everything wrong in my life went right
And much to my surprise
It was a quick transition
It played out so vividly
That's it's hard to describe what it did to me
Suffice to say I took it
As a premonition

Today's the day I get a move on
Today's the day I change
Today's the day that I improve on
Who I am and everything I do:
Today's the day that I break up with you

Just stop and think about
All the times I gave in so that we'd work out
If you look at the score
I think I tip the balance
But you prob'ly think that's great
'Cause you take and you drain and manipulate
I guess every succubus
Is gonna have those talents

Today's the day that I get angry
Today's the day I fight
Today's the day that I harangue
The telling-off that's way past overdue:
Today's the day that I break up with you

Don't look at me like that
With your cute pouting lips and your big, sad eyes
You're pretty, but you're pretty much a bitch

It's time for you to see
That the world is the world universally
And nowhere does it say
That you can run my planet
So you take our history
And your need for control and co-misery
And brace yourself real good
Then go ahead and cram it

Today's the day that I'm the victor
Today's the day I win
Today's the day I do your sister
Here's a toast to starting life anew:
Today's the day that I wake up
It's time to say I've had enough
Today's the day that I break up with you
Track Name: JoAnn Abbot with Paul R. Potts - More Than Two - Her Reply
I can see just where you’re coming from
Our private times are becoming hum-drum
I think it would be fantastic
Another to love makes me enthusiastic

Just one thing about it I’d like to change --
Hear me out, it isn’t really so strange
I can easily love one more
But dear, just to be fair --

More than two
Is what I wanna do
Just not the way
That you say, it’s okay dear
I’d like to play, have a roll in the hay
But with me and you
And a he that is new
We’d have more fun if we’d run with a he for two!

You’ve so many friends that I’d love to know
Bob’s kind of cute, and so is your buddy Joe
It makes sense dear and I am willing --
A sandwich cookie with me as the filling

Don’t be jealous that I’d like it this way
And one more man wouldn’t mean that you’re gay
I’ve more than one port for a joystick
It’s really logical --

More than two
Is what I wanna do
Just not the way
That you say, it’s okay dear
I’d like to play, have a roll in the hay
But with me and you
And a he that is new
We’d have more fun if we’d run with a he for two!

Fonzie and Potsie and Mrs C
Rachels with Chandler and also Joey
Hot lips and Hawkeye and Trapper John
Uhura, Kirk and Spock just keep flying on
Natasha and Boris with Bullwinkle J.
Minnie and Mickey and Donald will play

They all knew the beauty of more than two