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Having a first grader and a kindergartner has great advantages beyond measure. I was inspired by an anonymous work brought home by one of my two. I just picked up my black and scratchy bass, stepped on the rat pedal and started singing the story.

I barely modified it to fit my quirky artistic needs.

I hope you find it as meaningful as a 7 year old.
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Lyrics
BEAR LIVED
BY HIMSELF
IN A DEN
IN THE WOODS.

ONE DAY, HE MISSED HIS FRIEND SQUIR-REL, SO MUCH
“I’LL ASK SQUIR-REL TO COME FOR LUNCH,” BEAR SAID.

AND OFF HE WENT TO SQUIR-REL’S TREE-EE-EEE-.
“WHY, HELLO, BEAR,” SAID SQUIRREL
WHEN HE OPENED THE DOOR.

“HOW ARE YOU?”
“I AM FINE, DEAR SQUIRREL,”
SAID BEAR.

HEY - “WHAT’S - FOR - LUNCH?”
“I WAS EATING SOME SEEDS,”
SAID SQUIRREL.

“OH DEAR, I DON’T LIKE SEEDS, OH DEAR” SAID BEAR.

“I GUESS I’LL GO HOME.”
“GOODBYE, BEAR,”
SAID SQUIRREL.

“I GUESS I’LL GO HOME.”
“GOODBYE, SQUIRREL,”
SAID BEAR.

“I GUESS I’LL GO HOME.”
“GOODBYE, SQUIRREL,”
SAID BEAR.

“GOODBYE, BEAR,”
SAID SQUIRREL.
GOODBYE
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Plays: 182
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Uploaded: Apr 20, 2010 - 08:37:27 AM
Last Updated: Sep 21, 2010 - 04:05:17 PM Last Played: Jan 29, 2017 - 10:54:28 AM
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Hardware:
Hondo II bass (black and scratchy), RATT pedal, Ampeg BA-110 amp, Samson R11 mic and a silver and black credit card cut into a sexy pick.
Software:
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Comments
Feter said 2797 days ago (April 20th, 2010)
Bear's Lunch
Man you rock ...cant help but headbangin ...Kudos !!!!
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five_extra_arms said 2796 days ago (April 21st, 2010)
Head Bangin'
That's how the bear knocks on squirrel's door.

Thanks Feter!
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kingbee said 2797 days ago (April 20th, 2010)
song of the south
You are the winner of the strangest lyrics on MJ this week.
I don't know why but I starting thinking of the film' Song of the South'
and how it would be cool to re-work some of those songs is this style.
'Zip a de doo da' in a low fi grunge style.
Anyway, mad, cool track.
Do your kids like it?
cheers
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five_extra_arms said 2796 days ago (April 21st, 2010)
Strangest Lyric Award
"I'd like to thank the Academy, my manager, the millions of people who ignored me......"

Lol! Thanks King - I didn't expect this to become a racist song, but considering the path MJ's is on recently, it was only a matter of time....

Huh?

Zippety Doo Dahh!!




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lavalamp said 2797 days ago (April 20th, 2010)
Not First?
Where else would a bear live?

By the way, animals can't talk. But, maybe in your world.

And thanks for this delicious treat.

LL
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five_extra_arms said 2796 days ago (April 21st, 2010)
Seeds
Dave saves the seeds.
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2797 days ago (April 20th, 2010)
Pure 5XA
Love that Rat one and the harmonics in that opening riff. This has a hypnotic rhythmic feel coupled with the rather brilliant lyrics, makes this a top hit. Great stuff Bob.
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five_extra_arms said 2796 days ago (April 21st, 2010)
Hypnotic Rats
I've noticed my bass (as guitar) seems to be getting slower and rattier. Strange, but it makes it easier for me to sing to.

Not sure if that's a good thing or not.

Thanks Paddy
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michaelkoppenheffer said 2797 days ago (April 20th, 2010)
7 Year Old Profundity
Impressive narrative arc; I think the climax of the lyrics is when the bear admits he doesn't like seeds. I think you made a good choice in repeating the "goodbye"s at the end too--gives some closure to the tune.
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five_extra_arms said 2796 days ago (April 21st, 2010)
Act Like A 7 Year Old
I appreciate your comments on my lyrics as a whole. You always give me a lot of good ideas to consider and you reassure me about some of the things I'm not too sure of. I tend to have a few questions as I reluctantly post songs, and recently you've addressed them as if you were looking over my shoulder as I scribbled and pondered. Seriously spooky.

Thank you!
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tempie said 2797 days ago (April 20th, 2010)
doo da
This is a great tune. And i don't just say that because i'm your boy and we hang our pounding oil cans while our wives cook mexican food. I mean it's a really great tune. You take basically nonsense lyrics and you sing them over a melody that is so pretty it makes you contemplate a general universal theory while you listen. There is nonsense that is nonsense and there is the kind that busts an artistic move and this is that latter kind. You win the Tempie Shel Silverstein 'only kids can hear this' profundity award.

also, there is some sweet southern rock in here.
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five_extra_arms said 2796 days ago (April 21st, 2010)
Shel
Ha! Tempie's my boy! LOL!

Thanks for taking the time to contemplate my nonsense. I try to keep it simple and southern. Wha?


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Gaylen75 said 2797 days ago (April 20th, 2010)
This is kinda
Cool. I dont know why I like it. It is not taking it self serious but it is a complete song about a squirrel and bear.
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five_extra_arms said 2796 days ago (April 21st, 2010)
A squirrel.
A bear.

You get it!

Thanks Gaylen. Let me know if you wanna sing this.
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smokey bacon jnr said 2797 days ago (April 20th, 2010)
Off kilter greatness
Your usual brand of brilliantly off beat tunesmithery. Fantastic!
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five_extra_arms said 2796 days ago (April 21st, 2010)
Beat Your Kilt Off
Or something like that.

Thanks Smokey! You always seem to appreciate the off beat stuff. A man after my own heart, but in a good way. LOL!
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michael2 said 2796 days ago (April 20th, 2010)
awesome
this is so good. if you hadn't mentioned where you got the lyrics from, I would be wondering how in the hell you came up with tehse genius lyrics. remind me to send you the song we did about a tree, that used a 3rd graders lyrics. your background vox are sounding great on this BTW. goodbye bear.
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five_extra_arms said 2796 days ago (April 21st, 2010)
Goodbye Bear
My kids provide more than enough creative inspiration. I could sit down and write songs 5 days a week based on their input.

We wanna hear your tree song! Post it!
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Vic Holman said 2796 days ago (April 20th, 2010)
bear should eat squirrel
or squirrel should eat bear. or they should both go to Country Kitchen Buffet.
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five_extra_arms said 2796 days ago (April 21st, 2010)
Country Kitchen Buffet
Jimmy Buffet's cousin?

Eat More OPOSSUM.
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cjdaley said 2796 days ago (April 21st, 2010)
the critic's circle
"a daring metaphor of the underground scene, Bear's Lunch tells a moving tale of how the use of drugs ("seeds") ends up destroying a friendship. The simple imagery and spare arrangements perfectly convey the feeling of emotional withdrawal that is at the core of the song."
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five_extra_arms said 2796 days ago (April 21st, 2010)
Critters Critic
Only you could twist such an innocent song about wildlife into the death of a friendship and the dark nature of addiction and loneliness.

Don't ever change.
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said 2796 days ago (April 21st, 2010)
as a 7 year old
well, they all 4 grew past 7, but still meaningful. :)

Good thing BEAR and SQUIRREL stayed friends after that! Very inspiring. They'll probably go swimming in the summer....

. - Harold
five_extra_arms said 2796 days ago (April 21st, 2010)
Life Span Of A Squirrel...
...is about 3 - 6 years in the wild. Sadly, most die learning to swim.

Just thought I'd share that.
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Relic67 said 2796 days ago (April 21st, 2010)
good song
makes sense to me.
Is that a small bear or a gargantuan squirrel?
like the lyrics, really like how the melody and bass part complement each other....
enjoyed!
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five_extra_arms said 2796 days ago (April 21st, 2010)
Small Bear, Average Sized Squirrel
I was in such a hurry to post the song that I just scribbled out the 2 critters without much thought as to scale. I was hoping the buck teeth and bushy tail would be enough to distinguish the two!

LOL!

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dave_b said 2795 days ago (April 21st, 2010)
Bear's Lunch
Your kids are lucky to have a rockin' dad. They need to bring this tune into class and play it at show and tell. Bass as guitar is cool.
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five_extra_arms said 2794 days ago (April 23rd, 2010)
Rockin' Dad
That's what I tell them!

Good idea for show and tell. My kids need all the extra credit they can get.....

Waitaminit - I just implied that this would be a good thing for their grades....
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Sirens_Headband said 2795 days ago (April 22nd, 2010)
Great Job!
Presidents aint got nothing on this one...

Daug
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five_extra_arms said 2794 days ago (April 23rd, 2010)
Presidents
If I'm elected, I promise a few new taxes, plenty of scandal and a Little Blue Dune Buggy for every household.


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lengold said 2794 days ago (April 23rd, 2010)
REALLY GOOD
CHEERS
SAID LEN
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five_extra_arms said 2794 days ago (April 23rd, 2010)
Said Len
LOL!

"I wanna eat seeds with you," said Bob.
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lengold said 2794 days ago (April 23rd, 2010)
ANYTIME
SAID LEN
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bud said 2793 days ago (April 23rd, 2010)
This is some really deep stuff Bob
I feel like I'm right there in the woods. Hooray for black and scratchy.
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Calchas said 2783 days ago (May 4th, 2010)
Nutso!
Gritty, greasy, grungy goodness!

I laughed through the entire thing!

You crack me up bro! (Hope your 7 year old appreciates what you have done here...)

Be well friend!
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