I Got A Flat Tire Driving Home From The Motern Media Show

by The Other Strange Man

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Factory Man 01:28
VERSE 1 The man works hard He does not have The time to stop To make it perfect Even as He finishes one He thinks ahead He’s on to the next project If you ask He says he wants His life to mean More than just TV The factory Opens again To make each day Everything it can be CHORUS 1 Factory Man Making the songs Factory Man All the day long Factory Man Churning them out Factory Man Who cares what they’re about? VERSE 2 Making stuff Is such hard work Even the junk Is not so easy People say Why even try Their mocking tone Makes him feel queasy Still he finds The strength within To churn out yet Another release Wondering If the next one Will at last be His long sought masterpiece CHORUS 2 Factory Man One after the next Factory Man Leaves daydreamers perplexed Factory Man Doesn’t dream he just does Factory Man He sings them just because CHORUS 1 Go Go Go Factory Man Making the songs Go Go Go Factory Man All the day long Go Go Go Factory Man Churning them out Go Go Go Factory Man Who cares what they’re about?
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VERSE 1 Deep in the western forest A most interesting unicorn Yearns to start a rock and roll band And what he loves best Is to play his horn As loudly as he can A curious dog Asks to join in on the drums And a spider plucks her web to play bass They make benches out of logs And invite everyone to come Spread the word all over the place CHORUS 1 Johnny Unicorn, blow your horn Johnny Unicorn, let the music soar Johnny Unicorn, this is why you were born Johnny Unicorn, what have you got in store? VERSE 2 Johnny counts off every day Until their grand live debut The band rehearses for a full year Finally its time to play But what are they to do When the audience fails to appear? They still perform as if The seats were all filled With a cheering, dancing crowd Because they know That it’s plenty of fun Just to play their music loud CHORUS 2 Johnny Unicorn, blow your horn Johnny Unicorn, let the music soar Johnny Unicorn, this is why you were born Johnny Unicorn, you know the score CHOURS 3 Johnny Unicorn, come and blow your horn Johnny Unicorn, let the music soar Johnny Unicorn, this is why you were born Johnny Unicorn, play for us some more
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VERSE 1 Way up in Green Mountain country Where the trees define the land like the beard on a rugged man’s face (You know, up where the lumberjacks dwell) Lives a man who loves to watch movies Owen is his name and he takes life in stride with good grace (He’s a laid back one, that Owen) One night as he sat himself down To watch a brand new horror flick that was shot with more heart than bucks (Those are the best) He heard the scurrying of big heavy feet And saw in the window a beast as big as a truck… (Like a big ol’ monster truck… but covered in fur) CHORUS 1 It was Bigfoot It was Bigfoot It was Bigfoot It was Bigfoot It was Bigfoot In Owen’s yard It was Bigfoot It looked mean and hard It was Bigfoot But it seemed pretty meek It was Bigfoot When it started to speak VERSE 2 “Sorry to be a bother But my feet are so sore from wandering through these woods And I saw that you’re starting a movie If it’s not an imposition I’d like to watch too if I could? And the low budget films are my favorite It’s fun to be immersed in the oddity on display (Those are the best) I’ve brought along some nuts and berries I’m more than happy to share with you if I can stay Please let me stay” CHORUS 2 Bigfoot is a film fan Bigfoot is a film fan Bigfoot is a film fan Bigfoot is a film fan It was Bigfoot Owen said “come in” It was Bigfoot Let the movies begin! It was Bigfoot They watched all night It was Bigfoot ’Til the sun shone bright BRIDGE [Dialog extract from classic monster movie] CHORUS 3 Owen and Bigfoot Owen and Bigfoot Owen and Bigfoot Are friends Owen and Bigfoot Launched a film festival They’re buddies until The end
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VERSE 1 Melvin sings his songs He tries to play by the rules But it seems the gatekeepers Have played Melvin for a fool CHORUS Melvin is banned He doesn’t understand This is not what he had planned Melvin is banned VERSE 2 Melvin asks what he did wrong He is told not to ask again Melvin only wants to sing So he opens his mouth, and then CHORUS BRIDGE Judith says, “I will listen to your songs.” Judith says, “People have done you wrong.” Judith says, “We will see this through.” Judith says, “I will sing with you” CHORUS
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CHORUS Let me tell you about a musician I know A most friendly sort and all-round fine fellow His name is Jon and he goes with the flow But there's one thing he has a hard time letting go... VERSE 1 The evil ones are everywhere In offices low and high Their human facades cover up The cruel monsters who lurk inside Jon thinks about the films he loves Where all it takes to ring a demon's bell Is a foolhardy man with a big shotgun Who can blast it right back to hell PRE-C But in real life there is only one way That Jon can fight the monsters of today CHORUS He won't use a gun, that's the tool of his foe You can't vanquish demons by stooping down low His voice and his uke seem more apropos He'll let music and common sense strike the death blow VERSE 2 There is something fun about a horror flick With blood and quips galore Where monsters openly claim their goal To end humanity forevermore The monsters Jon fights against love to lie And some dumb folk buy right in When faced with a human as bad as a devil Jon knows the best way to win PRE-C Because in real life there's only one way That Jon can fight the monsters of today CHORUS x2
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VERSE 1 I just got back from the big blockbuster Playing on the multiplex screen Lots of spectacle and explosions As polished a film as I’ve ever seen It wasn’t half bad, but it struck me as odd The credits took so long to get through ‘Cause all the efforts of all those people Don’t match what just a couple of friends can do CHORUS 1 Charlie makes movies about monsters Charlie makes films in his backyard Do one take, then it’s on to the next shot Family and neighbors make up the stars VERSE 2 His films create a remarkable world Filled with killers and creatures galore Still they are as good-natured as ice cream Sans any sex or bad language or gore HIs characters have a unique way of speaking His crowd scenes look conspicuously small But you’ll come away with a grin on your face And that’s really the point of it all CHORUS 2 Charlie makes movies about monsters Charlie makes films in his backyard Most of the world may ignore them for now But every time he makes one he feels like a star BRIDGE You’d be amazed at the special effects That you are able to get Just by using pillow fill Roto software, glass and a little bit of skill…. And a whole lot of will CHORUS 1 & 2 Charlie makes movies about monsters Charlie makes films in his backyard Do one take, then it’s on to the next shot Family and neighbors make up the stars Charlie makes movies about monsters Charlie makes films in his backyard Most of the world may ignore him for now But every time he makes one he knows he’s a star
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Heavy Frog 01:23
Heavy Frog Comes out to play Heavy Frog said he would Bring chips today Heavy Frog Let me be clear Chips are all I want Chips are why I’m here Don’t want crackers Cheese makes me choke To hell with carrot sticks They are such a joke Just bring me chips I don’t care how You made a promise So feed me now Heavy Frog Pounds on his drums But where are the chips To fill our tums Heavy Frog I don’t like deceit Where are my chips I want to eat
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VERSE 1 Pete looked kinda OK the way he looked before But his wife now screams when he walks through the door I mean she thinks he looks hot, not cowers in fear She gets the look in her eye that she wants to come near But he has to say no, he’s too tired today After spending all afternoon running away From all the neighborhood ladies roaming the streets ‘Cause everyone noticed something new about Pete CHORUS He’s growing a beard He’s growing a beard Look everyone, Pete’s growing a beard He’s growing a beard Pete’s growing a beard Check it out everyone Pete’s growing a beard VERSE 2 Pete goes to the club to play his bass But the crowd is enthralled by the beard on his face Band leader Matt screams “look at me!” But who cares about smooth cheeks like a baby Pete gives the fans what they want and struts the stage Matt storms right off in a terrible rage But really who cares, with the excitement right there And all through the night they cheer Pete’s whisker hair CHORUS
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VERSES 1 & 2 Tom plays guitar That much we know Watch his fingers fly He puts on quite the show The fire in his eyes Sets the world aglow Tom plays guitar That much we know Tom likes to act We know that too Outlandish characters Too fun to be true He does funny accents Much better than you Tom likes to act We know that too CHORUS But does Tom dance Does he like to spin around Does he shuffle his feet and sway Until he floats right off the ground Does Tom dance Is he the first one on the floor When the night is done and the band packs up Is he begging them for more VERSE 3 Tom’s a family man He does it well Romances his wife The kids think he’s swell Says to his friends “Come sit a spell” Tom’s a family man He does it well CHORUS But does Tom dance Does he like to spin around Does he shuffle his feet and sway Until he floats right off the ground Does Tom dance Is he the first one on the floor When the night is done and the band packs up Is he begging them for more BRIDGE The radio plays The latest dance craze Tom’s feet tap tap tap out the rhythm And his eyes start to glaze Tom rises from his seat He’s grooving to the beat He can’t resist the call of the music It makes him feel complete CHORUS Tom does dance He likes to spin around He loves to shuffle his feet and sway Until he floats right off the ground Tom does dance He’s the first one on the floor When the night is done and the band packs up He’s begging them for more
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Gathering 01:59
VERSE 1 Everybody in the world today Wants to punch somebody in the face We yell at each other through computer screens And lose connection with the human race But there’s a special place where we can go Where everyone is invited to join in the song Maybe even dance if we are in the mood Only thirty may show up but each of us belong CHORUS Coming from Belgium Coming from Australia Coming from Canada Coming from next door From all over the world We arrive in Massachusetts For the big Extravaganza That the night has in store VERSE 2 Some people wake up each day Always striving to create And if the last one sucked, then who really cares? The next one may be great The jealous ones too scared to try Like to shake their heads and criticize But here you’ll always find support When the band commands us to socialize CHORUS x2 Coming from far away Coming from near It’s a most special night That happens just once a year From all over the world We come to commune The show is four hours long And it’s over too soon Coming from Belgium Coming from Australia Coming from Canada Coming from next door From all over the world We arrive in Massachusetts For the big Extravaganza That the night has in store
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Congratulations making one masterpiece this year You did yourself proud I was very impressed by the great job you did In fact, I’d say I was wowed Congratulations on your second masterpiece this year Every bit as good as the first You definitely got in line at least a second time When genius was disbursed You keep making music Keep making music Keep making music, man You keep making music Keep making music Keep making music, because you can Congratulations making a third masterpiece this year Who knew lightning could strike again Most people don’t make even one masterpiece per decade You’re a prodigy among men Congratulations on your fourth masterpiece this year It’s getting rather absurd Most people would stop upon being ignored You aren’t at all deterred You keep making music Keep making music Keep making music, man You keep making music Keep making music Keep making music, because you can
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CHORUS I got a flat tire driving home from a Motern Media show VERSE 1 At the show Matt told us That you can make money Posting tracks on Spotify With titles of hit songs I doubt that Matt Will reimburse my tire But if I apply his teachings I’ll earn cash before too long CHORUS VERSE 2 I checked the Billboard chart And at the top of the list Was the song “God’s Plan” By Drake Wow, that seems Oddly apropos So you might think This song is fake But every word is true And I wrote this song And soon it will be on Spotify ‘Cause there’s no way I’ll get money for my tire If I don’t even Try CHORUS
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A compact album of songs in a variety of styles, all of which ultimately sound like me. Each song was inspired by Motern Media or the wonderful people and musicians I have met in the Motern world. Each song is also pretty short, but I think each tells a complete story as well.

Recorded late 2017 through early 2018, and released in celebration of World Motern Day 2018.

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released May 28, 2018

All songs written, performed and copyright 2017-18 by Odilon Green / The Other Strange Man.

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The Other Strange Man

I write songs inspired by Motern Media and the various artists who ascribe to the Motern philosophy.

I also have music on other subjects released under several other names.

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