Some of these lyrics are courtesy of Debra Richardson, and represent some of the songs the Fruv 4 were singing in 1992.
The Road Runner Song
The Harbourfront Song
We Think We Love You
That's any good
You've Woken Us Up
Star Trek Song
Green Eggs & Ham
Who sings what part in this song is Denoted as follows:
The Road Runner Song (From the cartoon theme song...)If you're on the highway and the road runner goes "Beep-beep", Just step aside or you might end up in a heap. Road runner, road runner, runs down the road all day, Even the coyote can't get in his way! Road runner, that coyote's after you! Road runner, if he catches you you're through! That coyote's really a crazy clown. When will he learn that he never can mow him down? Road runner, road runner, never bothered anyone, Running down the road's his idea of having fun! Road runner, that coyote's after you! Road runner, if he catches you you're through! That coyote's really a crazy clown. When will he learn that he never can mow him down? Road runner, road runner, never bothered anyone, Running down the road's his idea of having... Fun, fun, fun, fun! Fun, fun, fun, fun! Fun!
The Harbourfront Song (Original by Harry Belafonte)Up in Downsview when the skies are grey, I can take my Mazda down the old Parkway, From what they tell me I just hang a right To the place that's jumping every day and night. Well I'm glad to say, I'm on my way To where ducks and jugglers and children play! I may be stuck in traffic, but I'm on the hunt, Gonna find my harbour down at Harbourfront! When I found it, started walking around, It took me half an hour to find some grassy ground. I spread my blanket, but I got no sun, Just the shadow of a condominium! Well I'm sad to say, they got away, They took my view and my naivete! I saw lots of condos, but to be blunt, I didn't see no harbour down at Harbourfont! Hey! Is there no Metro Plan? Driving, market comes before a home. So tell me, what do you say older man (or woman)? Pave the harbour from the shore to the Dome. Take ten stories, twenty stories, thirty stories, lunch! Driving, market comes before a home. We're gonna solve that corporate housing crunch! Pave the harbour from the shore to the Dome. (Where is Moscoe?) I took my problem to so many doors, To the Feds, Queen's Park and councillors. They sent me on to a businessman Who said "Son, listen up, I understand." "Well I'm glad to say, you'll get your way, Your WOMAD fest and your children's day, That artsy stuff, spring, summer and fall On parking level three of HarbourMall" Shop, where the boats used to stop! Lights and connections at HarbourMall. SkyDome's a runt, next to King Harbourfront! Fifty-six stories at HarbourMall. (Let's go Shopping!) So now you see, the situation's clear, We'll have HarbourFun every day of the year. Under HarbourMall's roof I'll get my sun >From the tanning salon on level fifty-one. Yes I'm glad to say, we got our way, Our WOMAD fest and our children's day, That artsy stuff, spring, summer and fall On Parking level three of HarbourMall. Parking level three of HarbourMall. Parking level three of HarbourMall. Bullet-proof HarbourMall, where we say: "HarbourMall, fun in the city!"
We Think We Love You (Original by The Partridge Family)This morning, all full of fear and trembling, Constituents were assembling, With quotes from Mr. Angus Reid in hand. Joe Clark struck up the band, For a national love-in link-up, Wherein average folks could think up Ways to save our troubled land. Then later, three trucks with big antennas, Folks dressed like Frank McKennas And talk reporters showed up on my lawn, A flashbulb lit the dawn And a teleprompter told me To speak the word out boldly For a Can-Se (sp?) telethon! I think I love you, Can they hear that out in Moosejaw? Just a simple guy from Oshawa With a heaping, home-spun hunk of national pride. I think I love you! Get some make-up on the neighbours... It's a humble, folksy plea, Pick it up on camera three! They gave me coffee, and made me sit with others, Whom if they had their druthers, Would rather be home watching NFL. But I guess its just as well That we find a common zeitgeist, before Preston holds a seat heist In a parliament from Hell! The Can-Se satellite sent word from downtown Gander, Where folks refuse to pander To ultimatums set by neighbour-kin. We were about to pack it in, When our Brian started prayin'. Let's all act like Sir John A. - in Other words let's hit the gin. Then came Alberta, with a message from the Saddle-Dome, Said Canada's our true home, There's just some slight adjustments for us all. They'd like to build a massive wall, Top it with a bubble, pronto, So that they could call Toronto The all-new East Edmonton Mall! Let's say we love you, We'll avert this national quagmire! Throw grudges on the bonfire And focus on the possibilities For a solution. We'll fix that constitution... But face it, what the heck... We know Zilch about Quebec! Don't know 'bout you folks, but I get nocturnal emissions When I think about Royal Commissions, They really turn my patriotic crank And we've got the Feds to thank For the provinces' spew-and-cheat file. They'll want to top the heap while Uncle Sam holds up the bank! I'll eat my bricklin, if I read another headline, About a looming deadline And well-dressed men content to roll the dice. Guns to the head aren't nice When the patient's quickly fading. We don't need this angst parading When an anthem will suffice! We'll sing we love you! You're a double hero sandwich! Top it off with Peter Mansbridge, Two huskies and a bucket of poutine! Canada we love you So much it doesn't matter! You're a frigid, spineless, pawn For Wallstreet and the Pentagon... But geeze we love you!
That's any good (With Dusty, Skeet, Reg & Dougie)When your best girl says she loves you, When your hair looks like it should, When you make the high school football team Like you thought you would, When your country wins the arms race, When your hair looks like it should, Well you've got to say, That that's O.K., That's any good! That's any good! Does the dew lie on the heather? Is your gym class really keen? Do the Chelsea girls in homeroom Say you look like Martin Sheen? Does the comic market thrill you? Would you like a bowl of pud? Eat and suggest We must confess, That's any good! That's any good! Girl, before I met you, I thought that we'd grieve forever, But now, I know, that you and I will go on forever! Sing it boys! Girl before I met you, My heart was made of wood, My tantrum in South Hampton Was all misunderstood! But now that's all behind me, I'm a little train that could! An I've got to say, That that's O.K. (Teenagers in love!) That's any good! (Oooh!) That's any good! (Yeah!) That's any good! (Uh-huh!) That's any good - good - good - good - good!
When a population riots, then its leaders must address The underlying problems and the causes of the stress, (n'est-ce pas?) So we sent the leaders camping, Great Bear Island all week long, They've figured it out, they've written a song! You've woken us up! (I'm a big-city mayor!) You've woken us up! (Power corporate sales!) You've woken us up! (We've heard those grumbles!) You've woken us up! We've responded to this crisis with elan and flare, We've sought the wise advice of a Presidential billionaire, A few of the candidates have milked it for some great sound bites, Nothing sells like hypothetical civil rights! (You've got it, Bill!) On the news those youthful hooligans, I thought looked really crass, I believe in anti-racism, but there's too much broken glass! If only all those different people would come to Sunday mass, They'd be just like me: top of the class! You've woken us up! You've woken us up, Leave it to us we'll make things great, No more protests let's debate... Over dinner at eight. (A nice big bowl of vichy-soisse, I'm hungry now!) The problem is we've got no real religiosity, If we sold them the right values, we could set the people free, And that stuff goes just like hotcakes when you put it on T.V., Media glue, revenue too! I own a chain of companies, I pulled out all the stops, I tell you I'm no racist, I've got Koreans and blacks with mops! You treat all people with respect and everything is tops, And if they give you trouble, hire more cops! You've woken us up! You've woken us up, Leave it to us we'll make things great, No more protests let's debate... Hey, my sushi was late! (Waiter!) At times of peace, we'll make some speeches, Appoint a committee of regular folks... Commission a white paper today, Maybe not white, we'll make it gray! I'd like to buy the world a Coke! You've woken us up! We'll forget this case of racism and boldly start anew, (Hoorah!) We'll throw away the past and face the things we have to do, We'll fling away the slings and all the things that slinging brings, And Rodney King'll sing the anthem for the Lakers and the Kings! You've woken us up! You've woken us up, Leave it to us we'll make things great, No more protests let's debate... Over dinner at eight... I can really relate... You've woken us up! Yeah.
You've Woken Us Up
Hi, I had my friend & coworker Stephanie Livermore translate the lyrics to "Morphee" for me before I found the ones at FDC. She's my company's French translator. Upon hearing the song, the first thing she said was that she could barely understand what was being sung because of the wicked strong Canadian accent. Well. Anyway. --Adam email@example.com ============ Morphee Long day Which ends in a dark room Far away I hear the Sirens Like a wave they pull me toward sleep Wonderment This soft trap The music notes are in delirium [?] All those notes Came far away from cities I run away, I run away from privilege groups. Beautiful spell! They're selling old countries on the gorilla market Hidden in sleep's arm, I'm the king of my fragile dreams.
Star Trek Song (To the tune of the television theme song...)Uhura... From far, we come to explore, From far, we come to see more, And you know, that tonight that bridge will be crowded, On our Star Trek of thrills! Oooooooooooooh! Scotty... We'll deal, with the wrath of Khan, But we're no match for Ricardo Montelban, As he beats out the rhythm of love on his great big throbbing chest, On our Star Trek of thrills! Oooooooooooooh! Sulu... Through the galactical maze, Said I'll cast my commanding gaze, And we'll blaze, through the haze, with our phasors set on love, On our Star Trek of thrills! Oooooooooooooh! Bonk bonk on the head (ooo!) Bonk bonk on the head (ooo!) Bonk bonk on the head (ooo!) Bonk bonk on the head (ooo!) Say, Bones who's that I (? - not sure) Why, it's poor Spock! He's out cold on the floor! And the lovely Nurse Chapel just put a spell on him, On our Star Trek, On our Star Trek, (This is the sad part.) Let's all say Star Trek, Of thrills and chills, spills and kills... Oooooooooooooh... Wa wa wa wa wa wa wa oooooooo!
Green Eggs & Ham
Hey kids, listen up if you want to be sick
Say...say...not bad, green eggs and ham
'Cause your dinner looks like something from a Cronenburg flick
Think twice before you cuss and shout "damn damn damn"
Let me tell you a story about green eggs and ham.
There was a little yellow man called Sam-I-Am
I don't like you, Sam-I-Am
Well, that's fine, that's cool, I understand
But do you like green eggs and ham?
I don't like green eggs and ham
No, I don't like 'em, Sam-I-Am
Would you like them here or there?
I wouldn't like them anywhere
'Cause I do not like them, Sam-I-Am
No, I don't like green eggs and ham
Would you like them in a house? Would you like them with a mouse?
Maybe you can't hear, you got something in your ear?
I'm gonna make this perfectly clear
I would not like them in a house, I would not like them with a mouse
I would not like them here or there, I wouldn't like them anywhere
'Cause I do not like them, Sam-I-Am,
No, not for me, green eggs and ham
Would you like them if I served them to you in a box
Candlelight, wine and a bottle of scotch?
Yeah, some soft lighting, soft music, maybe some Fred Penner on the blaster...
Not in a box with a fox or a house with a mouse
Stop bugging me, you louse!
I would not eat them, no, man, I don't like your green eggs and ham
Well, would you could you in a car, eat them, don't deny who you are
He's gonna like them, you're gonna see
You might like them up in a tree
No, not in a tree, not in a car, would you let me be
No fox no box no house no mouse, not here, there, or anywhere
'Cause you guessed it, I don't like green eggs and ham
I don't like 'em, Sam-I-Am
A train, a train, a train, a train! Would you, could you in a train
Or up in an aeroplane?
How 'bout in the dark? We could drive and park
We could listen to the crickets and the pit bulls bark
No, not in a plane, not in the dark, not on a train, not in a car, not up a tree
'Cause I don't like 'em, Sam, see,
Not in a schoolhouse or a shoebox with a house-mouse or a red fox
Not here, there, and everywhere
Didn't even like the Beatles with their long, long hair.
Hey! You lay off the Beatles, buddy! ...
Well, you don't like green eggs and ham
Oh, Mr. Perception, Sam-I-Am
Well I know that you'd like 'em if you ate 'em with a goat!
I would not could not with a goat
Well would you could you on a boat
I would not could not on a boat
And I will not ever with a goat
I'm not interested in stuffing face in the rain, on a train, I should introduce you to my friend pain
Not in the dark, not up a tree,
Not on your fine china with Earl Grey Tea
No boxes, foxes, houses, mouses, husbands and wives - no spouses!
Why you trying to make me eat that?
I don't like it, I wouldn't serve it to my cat
I said already, I don't like them, Sam-I-Am,
I do not like green eggs ham!
Mr. Cheese! You just think you don't like them, so you say
And he's beginning to remind me of Doris Day
You say you don't like this and you don't like that
Well you're starting to sound like a finicky cat
Just try them, try them, and you may find you like nothing better than
Two greenish eggs over easy in the fry-pan
And to accompany this fine taste we have Martian ham - pork from space!
Now Sam, if you get out of my face
I'll try that and puke all over the place (good!)
Nothing makes a crowd disperse more quick
Than a great big puddle of sick!
I believe I like them, Sam-I-Am
And I'd eat them in a boat, with a billy goat,
I'd eat them in the rain in the dark on a train
In a car, up a tree, they're pretty good, you see
So I'd eat them in a box with a fox
I'd eat them in a house and with the house-mouse
I'd eat them here, I'd eat them there
I'd eat them in my Fruit-of-the-Loom underwear
I think you're ok, Sam-I-Am
Well, I wouldn't let you down, you stubborn old man!
Hey, we should share them, eh, we got enough
Say...say...not bad, green eggs and ham
...Are you kidding? I don't eat that stuff!
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