The Early Year

by Food on You

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1.
You got poo all over your bum; that's where the poo comes from. So it didn't have very far to go Someday a rain will come and wash away all of the scum. A crazy taxi driver told me so. Well he talked to his mirror and he learned to shoot and he saved a teenage prostitute. Though his social skills were not the best he wound up a hero - a young Robert DeNiro. You got poo all over your bum; and that is where the poo comes from. So that poo don't have too far to go. Someday a rain's gonna come, and wash the streets of all of this scum. Maybe I'll be some of the scum remaining when it stops raining. Travis Bickle meant well I guess, but I digress. Dave Benjoya - guitar, lead vocal, organ; Dann Baker - bass; John Sharples - drums; Tim Simmonds - background vocals
2.
We're in the kitchen. We're in the kitchen, where we make food for everyone except for you. We're in the kitchen. We're in the kitchen, where we make food for everyone except for you. This is the fridge -- IT'S COLD! This is the stove  -- IT'S HOT! This is the sink -- IT'S WET! This is the trash -- IT STINKS! We're in the kitchen. We're in the kitchen, where we make food for everyone except for you. We're in the kitchen. We're in the kitchen, where we make food for everyone except for you. Except we do make food for you in the kitchen let me tell you bout it baby- Mama eats the food. It goes into her boob. We're making food for you in the kitchen. Mama eats the food. It goes into her boob. We're making food for you in the kitchen. We're in the kitchen. We're in the kitchen, where we make food for everyone including you! In the kitchen. We're in the kitchen, where we make food for everyone including you! This is the fridge -- IT'S COLD! This is the stove  -- IT'S HOT! (Don't touch it!) This is the sink -- IT'S WET! This is the trash -- IT STINKS! We're in the kitchen. We're in the kitchen. We're in the kitchen. We're in the kitchen. Dave Benjoya - guitar, lead vocal, toy- and non-toy piano; Dann Baker - bass, background vocal, lead and fuzz guitars; John Sharples - drums; Julie Weiss, Deike Benjoya - background vocals
3.
Bad Father 01:36
I'm a bad father. I'm a bad father. I'm a badass father motherfucker. I'm a bad father. I'm a bad father. Won't even take the kid to the zoo. I'm a bad father. I'm a bad father. I'm a badass father motherfucker. I'm a bad father. I'm a bad father. They say Shaft was a bad father too. I'm a complicated man and no one understands me but I like a lot of movies from the seventies. And the lifestyle that I choose is throwin back some brews but baby sure could use some amenities. I'm the worst father. I'm a cursed father. I'm a cursing father fuck shit asshole. I'm an odd father, not the Godfather. Got no offer that you can not refuse. I'm a bad father. I'm a bad father. I'm a badass father motherfucker. I'm a bad father. I'm a bad father. They say Shaft was a bad father too. Dave Benjoya - vocal, tenor guitar, electric piano, double bass
4.
WTF (Baby)? 02:12
What the fuck baby what the fuck? What the fuck baby what the fuck? What the fuck baby what the fuck? What the fuck you want now? I already fed you I already changed you I already sang you a song I don't think you need a cup of coffee or the bong What the fuck baby what the fuck? What the fuck baby what the fuck? What the fuck baby what the fuck? What the fuck you want now? You're still screaming at me not beaming at me or anything and I stood you up and I sat you down and I faced you east and I faced you west and you're still screaming at me You're no longer beaming at me (which I liked a lot better) and it's still pretty cute but maybe give it a rest already. What the fuck baby what the fuck? What the fuck baby what the fuck? What the fuck baby what the fuck? What the fuck you want now? Just chill Just chill Just chill I'll take that as a "no" What the fuck baby what the fuck? What the fuck baby what the fuck? What the fuck baby what the fuck? What the fuck you want now, baby? What the fuck baby what the fuck? What the fuck baby what the fuck? What the fuck baby what the fuck? What the fuck you want now? Dave Benjoya - guitar, backwards guitar, lead vocal, trombone, electric piano; Dann Baker - bass; John Sharples - drums; Paula Carino - background vocal; Stefan Zeniuk - tenor sax (recorded at Why a Duck, Brooklyn by Stefan); Gavin Smith - alto sax (recorded at Thin Reed Studio, Brooklyn by Gavin)
5.
The Bird 02:30
Why you flipping your papa the bird? What did I do to deserve that bird? And tell me where'd you learn to flip that bird? I haven't taught that to you yet. Why you flipping your papa the bird? What did I do to deserve said bird? And tell me where'd you learn to flip that bird? I haven't taught that to you yet. When you're a teenager I expect a bird from you like every day or two like your papa used to do. When you're a freemason you'll learn a secret handshake that maybe looks a little like this... Why you flipping your papa the bird? I wanna take a picture to preserve that bird. And anyway where did you learn to flip that bird? I haven't taught that to you yet. Dave Benjoya - lead vocal, guitar, shaker, background vocal; Dann Baker - bass, background vocal; John Sharples - drums; Phil Glauberzon - piano; Paula Carino - background vocal
6.
It's True 01:38
It's true, it's true, your diaper's full of poo It's true, it's true, your papa is a Jew It's true, it's true, no matter what you do, your diaper's full of poo, your papa is a Jew. It's true, it's true, my little baby Lu It's true, it's true, my little Babalu It's true, it's true, no matter what you do, your diaper's full of poo your papa is a Jew so whatsa matter you? Even when you're sittin there squirmin it isn't cause your mama's a German. She's the one i put my sperm in when we made you. It's true! We made you! It's true, it's true, your diaper is brand new. It's true, it's true, there ain't no number two. It's true, it's true, no matter what you do, your diaper is brand new, until it's full of poo, so whatsa matter you, baby Lu? Dave Benjoya - guitar, lead vocal, piano, glockenspiel; Dann Baker - bass, background vocal, lead guitar, guitar harmonics; John Sharples - drums; Tim Simmonds - background vocal; Phil Glauberzon - harmonium
7.
Well we're all impressed with how quickly you've progressed. You figured out that guitars are made of wood and that comes from a plant. So you think you can eat it, but you can't. No matter how big you are, no matter how tough you are, no matter how hungry you are, you still can't eat my guitar. You can eat your shoe like Charlie Chaplin tried to do back in the gold rush in black and white. Those guys were hungry all right. In a Blondie song that guy's appetite was mighty strong. He ate guitars and some cars and bars. But that guy was from Mars. No matter how big you are, no matter how tough you are, no matter how hungry you are, you still can't eat my guitar. If I were paying attention to you biting my guitar instead of making light of how you're biting my guitar I would have recognized the poisons that reside in my guitar. It's very old. Back in the day, they made guitars a different way, with aresenic and mercury and PCBs and lead, killing all those delicate baby brain cells in your head and there goes our Nobel Prize. No matter how big you are, no matter how strong you are, no matter how hungry you are, you still can't eat my guitar. No matter how big you are, no matter how determined you are, no matter how hungry you are, you still can't eat my guitar. Brooke Watkins - Accordion; Dave Benjoya - lead vocal, guitar, shaker, wood block, tambourine, organ sequencing; Dann Baker - background vocals
8.
You're just peein' like any human bein' like any other bein' might pee A Tennessean or a Pomeranian lifting up his leg beside a tree Urine! Urine! You're in America! Urine! Urine! You're in America! American in your mind European in your diaper You're just peein' like any human bein' like any other bein' might pee A North Korean or a South Korean in two latrines across the DMZ Urine! Urine! You're in America! Urine! Urine! You're in America! American in your mind European in your diaper Dave Benjoya - guitar, lead vocal, piano, trombone; Dann Baker - bass, background vocal; John Sharples - drums; Phil Glauberzon - harmonium; Serge Stanley - tenor sax (recorded at The Kanga Room, Sydney by Serge); Gavin Smith - alto sax (recorded at Thin Reed Studio, Brooklyn by Gavin)
9.
Two Peas 01:33
We're gonna make you some mush. We're making you a whole lotta mush. Gonna make you some mush, my baby. Making you a whole lotta mush! Like potato mush and zucchini mush and banana mush and peas. Like potato mush and zucchini mush and banana mush and peas. Well we might have fleas and smell of cheese but at least we're like two peas Two peas in a pod! Two peas in an iPod™! Two peas in an Invasion of the Body Snatchers© pod! Let's drink to peace Let's eat two peas, at least! It sounds like pee but it tastes a lot better We're gonna make you some mush. We're making you a whole lotta mush. Making my baby some mush. She can eat a whole lotta mush! Like potato mush and zucchini mush and banana mush and peas. Like potato mush and zucchini mush and banana mush and peas. Two peas in a pod! Two peas in an iPod™! Two peas in an Invasion of the Body Snatchers© pod! Dave Benjoya - guitar, lead vocal, tambourine; Dann Baker - bass, shout; John Sharples - drums; Tim Simmonds - background vocal; Phil Glauberson - shout; Stefan Zeniuk - tenor sax (recorded at Why a Duck, Brooklyn by Stefan).
10.
The squeaky giraffe, it's your favorite toy. Biting the head of the squeaky giraffe. The squeaky giraffe, it's your favorite toy. Biting the head of the squeaky giraffe. The big ugly bug with the crinkly wings. You used to like that, now you've got better taste. The blue butterfly and the little felt airplane don't have the flavor of the squeaky giraffe. But now you just wanna bite the corn rattle and now you just wanna bite the carrot rattle and now you just wanna throw the polar bear rattle to the floor. And you don't love the squeaky giraffe no more. The squeaky giraffe was your favorite toy. You were so young you didn't know what a giraffe was. And you still don't know how to make the thing squeak and you're biting the head of the squeaky giraffe. Dave Benjoya - vocal, guitar, kantele; Tim Simmonds - background vocal; Brooke Watkins - accordion; Luna Benjoya - gurgle, coo

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Songs from the first year of parenthood. Often inappropriate for children.

CDs can be purchased here:
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Watch the "Two Peas" video here:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoSjrK2uJQg

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released May 15, 2015

Produced by Dave Benjoya, Dann Baker, Phil Glauberzon and Tim Simmonds. All songs by Dave Benjoya.

Recorded at Excello Studios, Brooklyn by Ethan Donaldson, except tracks 4, 7, 10 recorded at The Badaboom Room, Brooklyn by Dave. Overdubs recorded at Badaboom and Flood Studios, Brooklyn. Mixed by Dave and Phil. Mastered by Scott Anthony at Storybook Sound.

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