Nothing To Do

by KR Seward

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From the mid 1990s, a swath of tunes each sung by one unreliable narrator or another. That is, as narrators are all unreliable, to the extent of being sometimes reliable. Unreliably so.

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released December 1, 2012

All titles ©1994-1998 KR Seward
Recorded in Vinal Canyon on the Allston/Bkline MA border
or by the banks of Buzzards Bay. Or thereabouts.

Album image: composite of Super-8 stills of the Atlas Tack Factory, Fairhaven MA, circa 1996.

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KR Seward New Bedford, Massachusetts

An aggregate of noises, voices & notions since 1982. A whole mess of tunes written. More recently eschewing classic song form, looking to raise a ruckus.

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Track Name: Skipping
Skipping

Sun keeps shining--no clouds above me
Please let this day pass me by
April showers drown May flowers
Please let me droop with the rest

I was never meant to be
I was not the one for you
I skip along--no one knows I'm blue

Dogs and children clamor all around me
Please don't let them cheer me up
Folks are singing--happy all around me
Please make them all go away

I was never meant to be
I was not the one for you
I skip along--no one knows I'm blue
No one but you . . .

No one . . .
No one else but you . .
No one else can tell

I go skipping down by the seaside
Please don't push me in, no, not yet
The water's nice but still too cold
I'll come back if I don't forget

I was never meant to be
I was not the one for you
I skip along--no one knows I'm blue

No one but you-ooh-hooo-hoo-hoo
Hooo . . . a-hooo . . .
A-hoo a-hoo a-hoo hooo-hoo

words & music © 1996 KR Seward
Track Name: Nothing Put Together
Pretty much what was sung:

We were driving, laughing all the way
All the way to St. Tropez
When we got there that was when we learned
When we learned we got nothing to say

You had all the vowels (oh-oh oh-oh)
I had the consonants (mm-mm mm-mm)
We had nothing put together . . . , no

We went sailing, sailing in the bay
We brought a tug in case of trouble
It was such, such a lovely day
Our hot tub full of Mister Bubble

You had all the soap (oh-oh oh-oh)
I had all the toys (mm-mm mm-mm)
We had nothing put together . .

My my-my my-eye-eye eye
My my-my my-eye-eye-eye eye
My my-my my-eye-eye eye
Nothing put together, nothing put together . . .

A midnight snack, a picnic just for two
A starry night in a lonely meadow
When we got there that was when we knew
Even stars can cast a shadow

I had all the chips (mm-mm mm-mm)
You had all the dip (oh-oh oh-oh)
We had nothing put together

Bye-bye bye-bye bye-bye
Bye-bye bye-bye bye-bye
Bye-bye bye-bye bye-bye . . eye
Bye-eye . . . bye-bye

words & music © 1996 KR Seward