Rainy Day Lady Bug

by Benjamin

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  • Kid-themed folksy blues. Raffi singability with a Shel Silverstein smirk.

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about

Developed within a preschool in Portland, Oregon, over the course of the wettest spring/summer, like, EVER — RDLB (rainydayladybug) is sure to delight children and teens and the oddball parent. Combining quirky sensibilities with literary prowess, it is perfectly unique in its blend of style and substance.

Album highlights (listen to these while you peruse your facebook): SJ's Jeep, Snackz, and Sugar!

credits

released 24 July 2010
All tracks Authored & Recorded by Benjamin Ampersand, 2010

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Track Name: bmblnb
Bumblin bumblin bumblin bee
Bumbin bumbin bumblin bee
And jumbling leaves and tumbling trees
And I don't really mind if you say darn or gees
Just before you go would you give me a squeeze

Fumbling fumbling fumbling flea
Fumbling fumbling fumbling flee
And crumbling cheese and grumbling knees
And have you ever heard of the queen of the seas
Who eats crackers of rye and drinks bloody red tea

Umbling umbling umbling eaves
Umbling umbling umbling eaves
And cuddling glees and troubling peas
And of course you cannae help it if you suddenly sneeze
Just cover up your mouth and try not to heave

Stumbling stumbling stumbling Steve
Stumbling stumbling stumbling Steve
And mumbling theives with their humbling heaves
And ain't it kinda odd that they never use keys
They just climb through the window and they never say please

Sometimes I love you so much that I have to believe
Somewhere not so far away's a God who's singing to me
Track Name: sugar!
Sugar Song

[CHORUS:]

Sugar, sugar, sugar
Sugar makes me feel fine
Sugar, sugar, sugar
Sugar all of the time
(I got to have my)
Sugar, sugar, sugar
Sugar makes me feel high
Sugar in the mornin,
Sugar in the evenin
Sugar at supper time!

When its time for breakfast
I got to have my brownie crunch
And when it's almost twelve noon
I got to have my cookie with lunch

And when it's nearly bed time
I go down and raid the pantry
I get a bowl and fill it
With nutella and marshmallows
And I top it off with ice cream!

[CHORUS]

And if I'm feelin lazy
Give me sweets for engery
And if I'm actin crazy
It's not the carbs so much as the caffine

And if you think I'm moody
It's not because I'm bi-polar
Don't need no special medicine
Or therapy or consoling
Just give me some SUGAR!

[CHORUS]

And when I'm almost 80
Sugar will still be my best friend
I'll probably be diabetic
But that is why they make insulin

And when my nurse isn't lookin
I'll reach into my desk drawer
I'll take a bite of snickers
And I'll guzzle down a soda
Then I'll have a seizure on the floor!

(sugar!)

[CHORUS]
Track Name: my lil pony
My Little Pony

My little pony
Will eat you for breakfast
Just wait until Tuesday
She's comin for you (yeah, yeah)

& Strawberry Shortcake
Hello Kitty and Smurfette
They're waiting in her wings
To nibble your bones

But don't worry, baby
Standin by your side
Is Optimus Prime
And here comes G.I. Joe (oh, oh, oh)

But don't mention Barbie
Skeletor took her
And He-man won't save her
Cause he's rescuing you!
Track Name: kcab niog m'i
I'm goin back to yesterday
When we had so much time to play
I'm not into this cleaning day
So I'm goin back to yesterday
When we had so much time to play

I'm goin back to late last week
When we had the party in the middle of the street
When had a bouncy house and a trampoline
So I'm goin back to late last week
When we had the party in the middle of the street

I'm goin back to mid last year
When that sky was oh so clear
All this stormy weather is way too drear
So I'm goin back to mid last year
When that sky was oh so clear

I'm goin back to last decade
Before you were a glimmer in your mom and dad's brain
Believe it or not things weren't the same (uh, well...)
So I'm goin back last decade
Before you were a glimmer in your mom and dad's brain

I'm goin back a century
Just to satisfy my curiosity
I wonder 'bout the people livin' in history
So I'm goin back a century
Just to satisfy my curiosity

I'm goin back melliniums
'Cause I think dinosaurs are that fun
Also 'cause I sorta wanna get to ride one
So I'm goin back melliniums
'Cause I think dinosaurs are that fun

I'm not gonna go any further than that
I think it would be scary not to have a planet
I'm sure it was a sight, whatever happened way back
But I'm not gonna go any further than that
I'd be happy just ah sittin' with you chewin up the fat
Track Name: inappropriate
I'm not going to repeat the lyrics.
Track Name: you hit you sit
You Hit, You Sit

If you hit, you sit
And then you'll throw a fit
So before you hurt your friends you need to calm down just a bit

And if you bit, you sit
Just like when you hit
If you can't control yourself I'm gonna give you a minute

And if you pout in your time-out
You'll probly get the gout
And then your toe will swell so big that you will want to scream and shout

But if you say, "Okay,
I'll be mindful while I play."
Then you can get back to your friends and we'll continue with our day

And if they make you mad
Don't react—that would be bad!
Take a moment to yourself and maybe think of something glad

Because the trick, of it
Is to think before you hit
When we act from anger anger is precisely what we get

(And please don't spit!)
Track Name: a little bird
A Little Bird

Oh,
There once was a little bird
Who flew up high and have you heard
About the little bitty bug
That flew into his yellow ear?

And buzzing, buzzing, buzzing
And flying way up high
And getting kinda dizzy til the bird fell from the sky

And when the little bird fell down
He landed with a little plop!
Into my bowl of cereal
And I once cried for mom and pop

Oh mommy, mommy, mommy
A bird fell in my bowl
Oh papa, papa, papa
Is he okay, how would i know?

But before my dad replied
I saw the bird stick up its beak
From out the milk within my bowl
And I then heard him to me speak

"Oh do you have some tweezers
There's a bug stuck in my ear
And if you could remove it
I will make your wish appear!"

"Heya kid, what's all the fuss?"
Then asked my dad, I said "Not much
There's just a sliver in my palm."
He got the tweezers from the hutch

"Oh daddy, daddy, daddy
Can I do it on my own
It's a simple operation—"
He said "Sure, kid, here you go."

When dad left I got a towel
And dried the bird til he said "Now
Please get the bug out of my ear
So I can fly away from here!"

And with the little tweezers
I oh-so-carefully
Removed the bugging bug
That actually was a magic flea!

What would you know that magic flea
Looked at the bird and looked at me
And said "You haven't got a clue
What you have got yourselves into!"

And leaping from the tweezers
It landed on my hand
And opened up a doorway
To Rainbow Magic Land!

Rainbow Magic Land!? No way!!!
Track Name: snackz
Snackz

My sister got a new bike
With a pokadot banana seat
She rode it to the market
To get us something salty, something sweet

And on her ride back home
She thought she saw across the street
A municipal mackaw
Riding on a dog with two left feet (who sang:)

Hey little sister,
Would ya like to share
Them BBQ chips, and them gummy bears
Forget about your brother
Share them snacks with me

Then my sister kept riding
Up high on her banana seat
When a couple blocks later
She thought she saw across the street

An un-humble hacker
Who was convinced he was so 1337
He typed on his computer
And then she heard his robot beep:

Hey little sister,
Would ya like to share
Them BBQ chips, and them gummy bears
Forget about your brother
Share them snacks with me

Then my sister kept riding
Up high on her banana seat
When a couple blocks later
She thought she saw across the street

A curious crocodile
With eighty-five icicle teeth
She tried to ride faster
But all the same she heard him speak:

Hey little sister,
Would ya like to share
Them BBQ chips, and them gummy bears
Forget about your brother
Share them snacks with me

Then my sister kept riding
Up high on her banana seat
When a couple blocks later
She thought she saw across the street

A mama and a stroller
And in that stroller a baby
That mama looked tired
Probably cause the baby was screaming

(So the mama sang:)

Hey little sister,
Would ya like to share
Them BBQ chips, and them gummy bears
Forget about your brother
Share them snacks with me

Then my sister kept riding
Up high on her banana seat
When a couple blocks later
She finally turned onto our street

And when she pulled up
In the shopping bag I could plainly see
There were no more snacks
She had not saved any for me

(So I sang)
Oh, hey little sister,
Why didn't you care
To safe some BBQ chips and some gummy bears
For your little brother
Did you forget me?

AW, MAN!!!
Track Name: chicken w/t ham
The chicken with the ham

Where asked the bear is the chicken with the ham
Where asked the bear is the chicken with the ham
And the crow told bear: In the field there's a hare
Who can tell you where's the chicken with the ham

So the bear asked the hare where's the chicken with the ham
Yes the bear asked the hare where's the chicken with the ham
But the fox ate the bunny, and stole the bear's honey
Before the hare could tell the bear where's the chicken with the ham

Where asked the bear is the chicken with the ham
Oh, where asked the bear is the chicken with the ham
And the crow told bear: In the tree there's a pear
Who can show you where's the chicken with the ham

So the bear took the pear in his big strong hands
Yes the bear took the pear in his big strong hands
And the pear tasted sweet, and a little like meat
And then the bear did stare at the chicken with the ham

The bear did stare at the chicken with the ham
Yeah the bear did stare at the chicken with the ham
And the bear asked the hen, to share the ham with him
And then the bear did share with the chicken all the ham
Track Name: sj's jeep
SJ's Jeep
june 2010

SJ's sad, her Jeep got towed
She parked in the loading zone
And then a cop named Truman Toad
Caught her texting on the road
and then a yellow light turned red
and then her left tail light went dead
And late one night she lost her keys
And that's what happened to her Jeep

And when she had her oil changed
Mechanic Mike found something strange
And so her exhaust pipe he patched
But could not fix her broken hatch
And somewhere on the interstate
Began a repetitive scrape
And once her radiator leaked
And that's what happened to her Jeep

And she got caught goin' 65
On the back roads of SBI
And somewhere on the rotunda
A teenage girl rear-ended her
But she has low insurance rates
Cause usually she drives real safe
Yes coffee stains are on her seats
But after all, it is her Jeep

And when she brings it into town
She lets me drive her around
And if a slow driver frustrates
She tells me not to tailgate
And I take it to Trader Joe's
While she shops for new used clothes
And once we took it to the beach
Just me and her in SJ's Jeep
Just me and her in SJ's Jeep
Track Name: when ya grow up
When you grow up
(April, 2010)

When you grow up you'll have creeks in your bones
Creeks in you knees and in your elbows
Cause when you grow up, as everybody knows
You'll probably have creeks wherever creeks can go

And when you grow up you'll have hair in your nose,
Hair in your ears and hair on your toes
Cause when you grow up, as everbody knows
You'll probably have hair wherever hair can grow

And when you grow up you'll have lots of bills
Bills for the water and bills for your pills
And if you want heat to avoid the chills
Ya better get some skills to pay for the bills

When you grow up you gotta think for yourself
If you wanna have a good life, if you want a little wealth
Cause when you grow up you can't rely on someone else
To figure it out for ya if you don't for yourself

And when you grow up I hope you are happy
I hope you are nice, I hope you aren't mean
And as you grow up and you find your dreams
Follow them to the best of your ability
You gotta follow them to the best of your ability
Track Name: hard plastic hurts
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