Sir Jhon

by Sir Jhon

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Seriously, this is one of my favorite albums eveeeer by one of the awesomest people eveeer, Sir Jhon AKA Mr. Swimmy Socks! Well, two of the awesomest people... cause Junior produced it! :) Favorite track: Mr. Pancake.
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about

The self titled, Sir Jhon, album was recorded with musician/producer/friend, Jason "Junior" Sewell (one-eyed doll). It was a lot of fun to create, as we let our inner children out to romp around.

The banjo and/or acoustic guitar creates the foundation for each song. From there the production varies drastically. Some tracks call on fuzzed out synthesizers and saxophones while others use a violin or mandolin to complete the mood of the tune. Lyrics are sometimes quirky and humorous, sometimes insightful or thought provoking. The clarinet, drum set, tongue drum, djembe, cabasa, snake charmer flute, saxophone, synthesizers, electric guitar, flute, violin, mandolin, bass, upright bass, as well as additional vocalists all make appearances on different tracks, creating different feels, yet the album congeals into a unified piece of art.

credits

released August 7, 2006

Sir Jhon - banjo, guitar, bass, drums, percussion, vox, toy piano, samples, & production
Jason "Jr." Sewell - recorded, mixed, produced, drums, synthesizers. snake charmer flute
Damian Sol - violin
Jesse Burns - clarinet & saxophone
Randy Aldred - drums
Eric Kleven - double bass & sousaphone
Zena McKelvy - vocals
Roberta Chevrette - vocals

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Sir Jhon Coloma, California

The punk grass Sir Jhon creates is not based on emulating any specific musical style; rather it draws from the DIY aesthetic common in the punk world, while utilizing instruments and tempos that are often associated with bluegrass.

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Track Name: Nu-ugh!
I AINT NO HIPPIE, BUT I THINK WE NEED TREES, AND I AINT NO HIPPIE, BUT WE MIGHT JUST NEED AIR TO BREATHE
I ANIT NO HIPPIE, BUT I DON’T UNDERSTAND, HOW YOUR JOB IS WORTH OUR LAND
BUT I AINT NO HIPPIE, NO I AINT NO HIPPIE
AND I AINT NO GENIUS, BUT I THINK IT’S PLAIN TO SEE, WHAT’S GOOD FOR YOU, AINT GOOD FOR WE
AND I KNOW YOUR PAYCHECK SUPPORTS YOUR FAMILY, BUT WHAT THEY GONNA DO, WHEN THEY AINT GOT WATER TO DRINK
BUT I AINT NO HIPPIE, NO I AINT NO HIPPIE, I AINT NO HIPPIE!
Track Name: Underwater World
PURPLE AND ORANGE STRIPED FISHES
WITH EYES THE SIZE OF THE GOOD SUNDAY DISHES
WELL THE KELP AND THE CORAL
ALL HELP TO PAINT THE MURAL
IN CRAZY CARTOON COLORS
THE UNDERWATER WORLD
IS SURREAL AS REAL CAN BE,
-- WELL IT SWISHES AND IT SWAYS
AS IT PLAYS IT’S GOOFY GAMES
CONNECTED LIKE A PUZZLE
SUBJECTED TO THE MUZZLE BY THEMSELVES
NO THEY AINT TO KEEN
REFUSE TO OBSERVE THE MEANS
OF THEIR OWN OPPRESSION,

--THE UNIVERSE IS DEFINITELY ALIVE
I-I-I-Iyee-I CAN FEEL IT THRIVE
1 MILLION POINTS OF LIGHT THEY FLICKER
SOME STAND STILL WHILE OTHERS JIGGER
IT’S LIKE STARING OUT AT THE OCEAN
YA DON’T KNOW WHO MIXED THE POTION
OR WHEN THEY’LL EMPTY
THE PEATREE DISH AGAIN,

--IT’S BY THE OCEANSIDE
WHERE I FEEL NO STRIFE
& BY THE OCEAN SIDE
I CAN REST MY MIND
BY THE OCEANSIDE THE OCEANSIDE!
Track Name: How Gauche
FORK ON THE LEFT, & A SPOON ON THE RIGHT, WHICH GLASS DO I USE, IF I WANNA DRINK SPRITE

YA GOTTA STAND UP SIT DOWN SHAKE HANDS BOW, REMOVE THAT HAT, IF YOUR WORSHIPPN A COW

THIS WAY DON’T SAY WHAT’S NOT RIGHT, I’M NOT ITALIAN, I’M MEDITERRANIAN DELIGHT



DON’T PICK YER NOSE, DON’T SMELL YOUR SOCKS, DON’T SCRATCH YOUR ASS, DON’T TOUCH YOUR CROTCH

YA GOTTA BE POLITE, DON’T STARE INSPITE, DON’T LOOK TO LONG AT WHAT’S NOT QUITE RIGHT

FAKE INTEREST, SINCERITY’S A JEST, HONESTY MY MOST SERIOUS OFFENSE



ETIQUETTE, ETIQUETTE.

I DISDAIN, THAT THE STUPIDEST FEIGN. ETIQUETTE, ETIQUETTE

IT’S SO INANE, THE SUPERCILLIOUS GAME OF ETIQUETTE, ETIQUETTE



SO GIVES US A KISS, CUZ THIS IS A TEST, AND A FAILING SCORE, IS A SOCAIL HEX

BUT ITS FOR THE BEST, I MUST CONFESS, DON’T WANNA BE, ONE OF YOUR BLESSED
Track Name: spin'n'n
HERE’S ANOTHER VERSION OF CREATION

A KINDA MODERN MELDED MYTHOLOGY

IT STARTS WAY BACK IN THE DARK DAYS

WHEN LIGHTENING PIERCED CHAOS

CONCEIVING TWINS

DICHOTOMY

AND DUPLICITY

AND THEY SEEMED SO SWEET

BUT IT WAS ALL JUST PRETEND





SO PAIN WAS BORN

AND NOW SHE PROPIGATES

IN THE FORM

OF AN ADVANCED PRIMATE

NEITHER GOOD NOR EVIL

JUST CONFUSED AND MISPLACED

CUZ WE DID NOT START THE CYCLE

BUT WE’RE SPIN'N JUST THE SAME

YEAH WE'RE SPIN'N JUST THE SAME



SO HOW DOES THIS YARN END

NO DOUBT AN UNRAVELED MESS

CUZ MAN CANNOT TRANSCEND

HIS OWN CLEVERNESS



BUT HE’S SPIN'N JUST THE SAME

YA WE’RE SPIN'N ALL THE SAME

SPIN'N ALL THE SAME

SPIN'N'N ALL THE SAME
Track Name: Mr. Pancake
I LIKE TO TAKE, A SYRUP SHOWER

AND I LIKE TO WEAR, A BUTTER HAT

YA THEY CALL ME PANCAKE

CALL ME MR. PANCAKE



SMOTHERED IN STRAWBERRIES

ROUND A WHIPCREAM CROTCH

THE PIPPN’ HOT STEAM

MELTS MY MARGAREENE

SO DISREGARD THE SILVER

STICKY SWEET DEBOTCHERY

TOSS ME LIKE A FRISBEE

USE ME LIKE A SPONGE

MEET ME IN THE LOG CABIN

CUZ WE’RE GONNA HAVE SOME FUN!



YA I LIKE TO TAKE, A SYRUP SHOWER

AND I LIKE TO WEAR, A BUTTER HAT

YA THEY CALL ME PANCAKE

CALL ME MR. PANCAKE

YA I AM THE PANCAKE

SO CALL ME MR. PANCAKE
Track Name: Musta Bina Bastard
WELL MY SOUL GOT STUCK ON THE DOWN ESCALATOR, IN THE KARMA MALL

WONDER WHAT I DID TO DESERVE, THIS ENDLESS DECENT

MUSTVE BEEN SOMETHING TERRIBLE, THAT THE NEW ME WOULD REGRET

CUZ MOST FOLKS SAY I’M A DECENT FELLOW, BUT THEY ALL KNOW ME NOW

SOMETIME BEFORE ME BECAME MINE, I MUSTVE BEEN A BASTARD SOMEHOW



OH I MUSTVE BEEN A BASTARD

GUESS I WAS A BASTARD



WELL I THINK I’M INDECISIVE, BUT I’M JUST NOT SURE

WITH SO MANY POSSIBILITIES, I DON’T WANNA GET BORED

AND I’M SO DAMN MANIC, !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THAT I’M AFRAID OF SWINGS

I PREFER THE JUNGLE GYM CUZ UPSIDE DOWN IS HOW I LIKE THINGS



SO I MUSTVE BEEN A BASTARD

OH I MUSTVE BEEN A BASTARD



MAYBE THE LAST TIME AROUND I SHOUTED OUT LOUD, AT LADYLUCK

AND SHE’S STILL OFFENDED BUT SLOWLY BEIN MENDED, BY HECKLING ME

CUZ I GET THESE UNEXPLAINED TWANGS OF PAIN AND FEELINGS OF ILL-EASE

LIKE THERE’S A VODDOO QUEEN DOWN IN NEW ORLEANS

DOIN HER DIRTY DEEDS JUST TO MAKE ME PAY CUZ I MUSTA BEEN A BASTARD……

SO I MUSTVE BEEN A BASTARD

OH I MUSTVE BEEN A BASTARD
Track Name: Nobody Knows
THEY’LL KEEP TRYN WHEN I’M GONE

TO CRACK THE SKULL AND FIGURE ON

JUST HOW WE’VE BEEN THINKN



SOME BELIEVE THAT MODERN SCIENCE

CAN DEDUCE WITH ALL RELIANCE

LIFE’S MYSTERIES



RACING TO EVOLVE

DAMN THE PLANET, DAMN US ALL

WE CAN IMPROVE IT



WHAT AN ARROGANCE IN MAN

REFUSING TO GRANT THAT

NOBODY KNOWS

NOBODY CAN KNOW



BUT OUR SKELETINS STILL REMAIN

AND BONES DECAY

WHAT HAPPENS TO THE FLAME

UNBOUND BY EARTHLY REINS



NOBODY KNOWS

NOBODY CAN KNOW
Track Name: Stagecoach
THE STAGECOACH IS REALN’ ROUND THE MOUNTAIN PASS TONIGHT AND IT’S MOVN’ WAY TOO FAST


DUST IS FLYING BULLETS WHIZ MEN TERRORIZE THE NIGHT AND THERE AINT NO END IN SIGHT


HISTORY IS HAUNTING ME I’VE BEEN DOWN HERE BEFORE WHY CAN’T I LET IT GO


I HEAR A SOUND AND SEE A SIGHT I KNOW I’VE SEEN BEFORE BUT THERE AINT NO EXPLANATION,




MET THE DEVIL DOWN LOS ALAMOS ROUND MIDNIGHT I JUST STOOD AND SHOOK WITH FRIGHT


NO WORDS WERE SAID NOBODY LEFT DEAD WHEN HE STROLLED OUT OF SIGHT BUT NOW MY MIND …..AINT WRAPPED TOO TIGHT


AND HISTORY KEEPS CHASN’ ME I’VE BEEN DOWN HERE BEFORE I WANT TO IT LET GO


I HEAR A SOUND AND SEE A SIGHT I KNOW I’VE SEEN BEFORE YET THERE AINT NO EXPLANATION,


IMAGES KEEP HAUNTING ME BUT THE STAGE DON’T RUN NO MORE IT’S ALL TOO REAL SOME YEARS AGO I MUST HAVE RODE THAT STAGE BEFORE