Shadows, vol 2

by Dr. Lindyke

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These are "shadow" entries for the SpinTunes online songwriting competition. Shadows are not official entries, but are created to meet the challenge for fun. Nevertheless, they're included in the official albums for the appropriate rounds.

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released February 16, 2015

All songs copyright Dr. Lindyke unless otherwise noted.
"Dr. Lindyke" is William Hoover and Dave Leigh

Album photograph by Everett Leigh.
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Some rights reserved. Please refer to individual track pages for license info.

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Dr. Lindyke Union

"Dr. Lindyke" is the nom de plume of William Hoover and Dave Leigh. William writes lyrics; Dave writes music. Though we write a lot, neither of us are really performers, and we LOVE it when people cover our songs. Please do.

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Track Name: Gotta Pee (parody)
When the clock goes off at ten til seven,
Mother Nature calls to me
Time to hit the bathroom
Gotta pee

And in this hour of darkness
I stumble, wishing I could see
I can't find the light switch
Gotta pee

Gotta pee, Gotta pee,
Gotta pee, Gotta pee,
I feel the pressure building
Gotta pee

And when the toilet's occupado
I think we can all agree
Painful is the waiting
Gotta pee

I may not last another minute
It may be the sink for me
These are new pajamas!
Gotta pee

Gotta pee, Gotta pee,
Gotta pee, Gotta pee,
I'm not going to make it,
Gotta pee

Gotta pee, Gotta pee,
Gotta pee, Gotta pee,
I can't communicate the
Urgency

Instrumental

Gotta pee, Gotta pee,
Gotta pee, Gotta pee,
I simply can't avoid
Necessity
Track Name: Relief
I’m not a whiner
I’m not a shiner
And I’ve got religious belief
Behind a curtain
The future's uncertain
Lord I could use some relief

Lord, I could use a little relief
Lord, I could use a little relief

I'm not the man that I used to be
Consumed by a fire that no one can see
I feel it inside me, it cuts like a blade
As my life and my energy fade

Lord, I could use a little relief
Lord, I could use a little relief

We pray for miracles
That sometimes don’t arrive
In time to save a single soul
I can't say I fear at all
I know I won't survive
But Lord, this takes a heavy toll

I hear the stories, I sing the blues
I listen to jazz, but I turn off the news
Kiss little babies, Stay true to my wife
And I've prayed to you, Lord, for all of my life

Lord, I could use a little relief
Lord, I could use a little relief
Track Name: O Hail To You Fidonia
O Hail To You, Fido-nia
A land of comfort and ease
From your collar to tail-bone-ia
The Homeland of the Fleas

Your rolling hills
So muscular
Are to us heaven-sent
We drink our fill
Corpuscular
From your flowing nourishment

O Hail To You, Fido-nia!
O Hail To You, Fido-nia!
O Hail To You, Fido-nia!

Your luscious coat, preeminent
With never mange or thatch
Your tolerance, magnificent
You never roll or scratch

O Fido, fair
Beneath your hair
We live our lives in peace
And sing to you,
Fido-nia
The Homeland of the Fleas
We sing to you,
Fido-nia
The Homeland of the Fleas!
Track Name: Nothing But Love
NOTHING BUT LOVE

She won’t answer the door, she won’t cook or clean
She won’t chip a nail on the washing machine
She won’t change the channel on her own TV
She’s Got Nothing But Love For Me.

She won’t touch a duster, won’t pick up the phone
She won’t fry up the bacon that I bring home
If I press her to do it I’m afraid she'll flee
She’s Got Nothing But Love For Me.

But ooooooooo-weee!
I’m in LOVE, helplessly!
And my baby, can’t you see,
Has got nothing but love for me!
(NOTHING!)

She can’t find the kitchen, she won’t scrub a pan
She’s afraid of the sink and those dishpan hands
She once used a broom -- on Playboy TV
She’s Got Nothing But Love For Me.

She’s not a big fan of societal norms
She’s been to college - but only the dorms
She’s an honorary member of the fraternity
She’s Got Nothing But Love For Me.

[whistling solo]

But ooooooooo-weee!
I’m in LOVE, helplessly!
And my baby, can’t you see,
Has got nothing but love for me!
(ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!)

At night when I’m tired and ready for slumber
She’ll meet me in bed, if I’ll just take a number
I’ll even get lucky, if I’ve got the fee,
She’s Got Nothing But Love For Me.
She’s Got Nothing But Love For Me
My baby's got nothing...
...but love....
...for me!
Track Name: Howl in the Family
Howl in the Family
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My children were bitten by werewolves
Now they howl at the moon when it's full
It's a good thing that I never feared wolves
I'm a daddy that don't take no bull
I spend quality time with my young'uns
We still go to the park and play catch
'cept one week out of four
When they scratch at the door
Then we go to the beach and play fetch

[chorus]
We're keepin' it Howl in the Family
Just everyday folk right next door
Universal appeal
That we just can't conceal
We're ord'n'ry right down to the core

My wife, she turned into a zombie
And she wanted to feast on my skull
But my poor baby had to go hungry
'cause my cranium just ain't that full
I invited the neighbor to supper
He's in Mensa with a Ph.D.
Then I bashed in his head
And she fed on the dead
'Cause she means all the world to me

[chorus]
We're keepin' it Howl in the Family
Just everyday folk right next door
Universal appeal
That we just can't conceal
We're ord'n'ry right down to the core

You may wonder why I'm not infected
Well, I am but there don't seem to be
Any symptoms that can be detected
Of zombies or lycanthropy
So I guess I'll go back to my coffin
Where I'll sleep 'til the daylight is gone
Then I'll knock back a flood
Of delectable blood
'til tomorrow brings one more new dawn

[chorus]
We're keepin' it Howl in the Family
Just everyday folk right next door
Universal appeal
That we just can't conceal
We're ord'n'ry right down to the core

Universal appeal
That we just can't conceal
We're ord'n'ry right down to the core
Track Name: Standing on the Edge
Standing on the Edge
Dr. Lindyke

[intro - beat and bass]

I’m standing on the edge
On the ledge outside my window
In reflective contemplation
Of the troubles I’ve been into
I don’t need a conversation
To try to talk me down
Soon Dr. Lindyke ain’t gonna be around.

I don’t get no inspiration
From reporters on TV
I didn’t start the conflagration
And it won’t end with me
Like Hamlet’s slings and arrows
Misfortune’s stalking me
And all who choose to see or not to see

[instrumental]

If I had a sense of purpose
Aimed at cleaning up the street
Would I have a bigger impact
With my face or on my feet?
I think that we all know the answer
And so I dust my hands
And leave the ledge to fly to better lands

[instrumental]

If history repeats,
We’re gonna play this scene again
With the lemmings queued behind me
Pretending to be men
Overcoming minds divided
By those who'd drive a wedge
They’ll take their places standing on the edge

[instrumental outro]