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New Song: Lazybones

By October 19, 2021October 21st, 2021music, Tuesday Groove Kabobs

Every Tuesday I release a brand new song as a part of my Tuesday Groove Kabobs project.

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Finally! Here is a new song for you. It’s called “Lazybones”.

What’s a lazybones you ask?

A Lazybones is a person that goes out of their way to not do something in the moment even though they are fully capable of doing the thing and that thing would only take a few seconds.

For example, if you don’t return your shopping cart to the proper shopping cart receptacles then you are a lazybones. (Watch out for Cart Narcs! Whoop whoop!)

I’m not inherently a lazy person. I do a lot of things every day like reading, music, dancing and farting around. However, sometimes I feel like a real lazybones when I don’t get my song projects complete. It’s not that hard to write one new song per week and record and publish it. It is something that I am fully capable of doing. Yet, sometimes I just don’t get it done (and by “sometimes” I mean “a lot of times”). So I guess that makes me a lazybones. (Whoop whoop!).

I’m going to stop being a lazybones about it. Starting…. NOW!

Give “Lazybones” a spin. It is definitely a song. I hope you enjoy it.

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Bonus Song Nugget #1

This sounds like a We Wrote the Book on Connectors song

It makes sense that it sounds like a We Wrote the Book on Connectors song given that I wrote just about all of those songs and I wrote this song too. “Lazybones” has straightforward rock guitars layered with an organ sound, and it all kind of blends together into a big mustache rock mess.

There is also a melodic guitar solo over the bridge that theoretically would be easy enough for me to pull off live (though I’m sure I’d find a way to screw it). And “Lazybones” rocks pretty hard, and rocking hard is what We Wrote the Book on Connectors does best.

Bonus Song Nugget #2

Fuzz Pedal Bass

A couple of weeks ago I got myself a Big Muff fuzz pedal. I’m filling in on bass for the noisy surf rock band Shadow Pattern and I needed a fuzz pedal to get the job done right. Now I have a fuzz pedal. We can all agree that it would be incredibly stupid to own a fuzz pedal and not use it on my own projects. So I used it on “Lazybones”.

Bonus Song Nugget #3

Coffee is mine? WTF?!!

Let me direct your attention to the second verse.

You’re not my BFF
Coffee is mine
we’re super tight

Coffee is mine… That’s a convoluted way of saying that coffee is my BFF, don’t you think? I mean, who talks like that.  Coffee is mine?!! Get the fuck out of here!

It does fit the rhyme scheme, however,  but the phrasing sounds really stupid when you think about it. It makes me sound like an idiot. Nobody talks like that except for maybe Yoda and Jon Bon Jovi…

Bon Jovi used similar phrasing in the chorus of “Wanted Dead or Alive”.

I’m a cowboy
on a steel horse I ride
I’m wanted Dead or Alive

On a steel horse I ride… A STEEL HORSE I RIDE?!! Get the fuck out of here with that bullshit! Fuck off, Bon Jovi!

Bonus Song Nugget #4

I am the President

Now let me direct your attention to the second part of the second verse.

I am the president
I am in charge
of this procrastination

Whenever I hear the words I am the president in a song I think of the Seattle band The Gods Themselves. They have a song called “I Am The President”. And they say I am the President about a billion times in that song.

I like that song.

Party on!

Lazybones
by Mike Votava

I like to wash my clothes
get them nice and clean
then throw them on the floor

Sometimes I make my bed
most days I don’t
burrito blankets

I’m a lazybones
a pile of lazybones

Don’t rush me
Not a morning guy
on my own time
I’m a lazybones

You’re not my BFF
coffee is mine
we’re super tight

I am the president
I am in charge
of this procrastination

Don’t push me
you’ll only make it worse
I’m on my own time
I’m a lazybones

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