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From "Beowulf: The Rock Opera"


Narrator: Meanwhile, outside, a lone figure stalked the moors. It was Grendel, the ogre-bear. A gigantic furry monster, as hideously deformed as he was vile. His monstrous form sulked up to the window of Heorot and peered in enviously.

Grendel:
Another night of feasting ends.
Friends lie down to sleep with friends.

But I know not the joys of being in the crowd.
To dance and eat and sing, and laugh and drink out loud.
But the cookie jars of monsters are the Heorots of men
If they would share their mead hall I would gladly share my fen,
Share my fen...

But humans can't be seen with me.
They'd rather kill my family.

They've kicked me in the rain for fifty zillion years,
Told their kids to spit on me and poke at me with spears!
But now the time has come to rise up from the mud.
If I can't drink their mead, I'll drink their greedy blood.

It's not wrong to kill evil.
It's only natural that I'd be bloodthirsty in a bloodthirsty world.
I'm sick of being on the outside, looking in.
It's time for them to feel the wrath... of GRENDEL!

Good evening, Heorot,
Good evening and good night!
I hope you don't mind
If I drop in for a bite.
Hrothgar says this hall is yours
For everything you've done for him
And similarly I've come to him
To pay his thanes for what they've done to me...
What they've done to me...
What they've done to me...


(Jeremy Dubin - vocals
Jon Greenlee - drums, bass, lead guitar)

Copyright 1993 Zach London

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From "Down the Wrong Pipe"

Take the bridge to Coronado
In a cobalt blue Mini
Just a stone's throw from the city
And there you are

Where the bombers strafe the Hotel Del
And the people wail in anguish
I'll be going to Coronado in my car

Going to Coronado in my car
Going to Coronado in my car
Where the bombers strafe the Hotel Del
And the people wail in anguish
I'll be going to Coronado in my car

Take the bridge to Coronado
In a fit of despondence
Where our lonely tears
Can mingle with the stars

Every soul in the U.S.
Keeps driving South and driving West
And we 're all going to Coronado in our cars

Going to Coronado in our cars
Going to Coronado in our cars
Every soul in the U.S.
Keeps driving South and driving West
And we 're all going to Coronado in our cars


Copyright 2006 Zach London
(with apologies to James Taylor)

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From "Down the Wrong Pipe"

Hello, perfection
Hello, you look spectacular
A confection
For the macula
That's eye candy
In the vernacular
You make me feel so
Banana fanna fo

Do you like my World mix
Did I overdo it on the votives
Should I talk less
Or is it too late to hide my motives
Might as well clean up my face
Before I take it on the chin
Don't want to Photoshop myself
But leave the red eye in

I'm one of the featherbrained riffraff
The flotsam and jetsam
If any of us have got some
Then the rest need to get some
So you might as well surrender
And get on with your life
Come on and give up the kibble
Just a little nibble
All right

And we all say hey
And we all say hey, hey, hey
Give up the kibble
Just a little nibble
All right, okay
Hey
And we all say hey, hey, hey
Give up the kibble
Just a little nibble
All right, okay

Common things being common
I'm probably a creep and I'm Peeping Tommin
Keeping it real
Keeping it cheap as a 24-pack of Ramen
But how does it feel
To know that Ive finally made my choice
It took me twenty and change to do it
But Ive found my voice

Now I grasping at straws
Hoping I pick the long one
Hoping I guess your blood type
Guessing I picked the wrong one
And the dog tags
Jangle jangle in the wind
Saying
If you 're close enough to read this
Then you ain't no friend.

I got a little wink wink
From my dirty uncle Buzz
And maybe Id slip it in your drink
If I knew what it was
But this one doesn't dissolve
We'll have to find something that does
And will make you
Give up the kibble
Just a little nibble
All right

And we all say hey
And we all say hey, hey, hey
Give up the kibble
Just a little nibble
All right, okay
Hey
And we all say hey, hey, hey
Give up the kibble
Just a little nibble
All right, okay

I want to lay you on the twin long flannel
On the White House lawn
And see you swimming across the English Channel
With your gym shoes on

Let's fall asleep and let the tide pool soak us
In Manila Bay
Cause you 're the reason my eyes defocus
The reason we all say

Hey
And we all say hey, hey, hey
Give up the kibble
Just a little nibble
All right, okay
Hey
And we all say hey, hey, hey
Give up the kibble
Just a little nibble
All right, okay


Copyright 2005 Zach London

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From "Jupiter the Balloon Horse"




Ive been digging towards death with this blue plastic cup

Pull the tap horizontal and don't let her up
All the best songs remind you that nobody cares
So let's pound on the tables and stand on the chairs

And let's drink to the girls
For as long as we can
To the ones we call lover
And the ones we call friend
Let's drink to our mothers
And the girls on the street
And if I'm drunk
It's just 'cause the girls are so neat
And if I'm drunk
It's just 'cause the girls are so neat

I get thrown through a window at least once a year
I have broken 12 ribs and did not shed a tear
Had to put down my dog, and I was not distressed
But when I think of the girls, I'm a misty-eyed mess

So let's drink to the girls
For as long as we can
To the ones we call lover
And the ones we call friend
Let's drink to our mothers
And the girls on the street
And if I'm drunk
It's just cause the girls are so neat
And if I'm drunk
It's just cause the girls are so neat

The good soldiers before me they suffered in awe
Of their wives and their daughters and sisters-in-law
Put this cup to your ear, you can still hear their ghosts
Slurring their way through the king of all toasts.

Let us drink to the girls
For as long as we can
To the ones we call lover
To the ones we call friend
Let's drink to our mothers
And the girls on the street
And if I'm drunk
It's just cause the girls are so neat
And if I'm drunk
It's just cause the girls are so neat


(Russell Schwartz - additional vocals
Harris Wulfson - fiddle)

Copyright 2007 Zach London

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