Freedom of Expression

by Ric Seaberg

Released 2011
Madison Pond
Released 2011
Madison Pond
  • 04:05 Download Lyrics
    Brangelina!

    Everybody knows she’s a beauty,
    Everybody knows you’re a stud
    She’s got the lips of a goddess,
    You’ve got the perfect butt
    Well I’m not even gay but you looked so great,
    In Thelma and Louise
    And even if you take a lot of blame
    You chose a woman with a pretty name

    Oh Brad! You coulda met a girl named Tina
    But Bina doesn’t sound as nice as Brangelina

    Goodwill Ambassador actress
    Goodwill Ambassador stud
    You got the nation’s attention
    Without spillin’ yer blood
    I like to see you fans by the magazine stands
    Investing in your fame
    They see your names combined in the grocery line
    Next to a picture of your Valentine

    Chorus
    Solo

    Bridge
    The coffee shops of America
    The gossip rags at the store
    Maury Povich and Connie Chung
    Gotta tell us more!

    Last two choruses

  • 06:00 Download Lyrics
    Daddy Is A Songwriter

    Hey dad....I saw you on the tube last night

    Singin’ Smokey Robinson

    In a chair in our backyard

    Oh and dad..... I said I like the songs you write too

    And someday you're gonna write a hit song

    That'll be grand

    And take us all to Disneyland

    Daddy Is a songwriter, a songwriter

    We hear him in his room at night

    Singin’ words any nut could write

    Daddy is a songwriter

     

    Hey dad...... we've grown up listening to your songs

    When mom moved out........ you were prolific then

    Oh and dad........ I said like the songs you dream up

    And one day you're gonna write

    A hit song, that'll be cool

    And buy us all a swimmin’ pool....

    Chorus, Solo

    I like the one about baseball, I like the one about sky

    But not the one about your broken heart

    Or ratatouille pie

     

    Hey dad, I heard you writin’ down the bones

    Pouring out your heart

    On that tinny ol’ guitar

    Oh and dad,  I know you're busy now

    But one day you're gonna write a hit song 

    That'll be rude.....then maybe we could get some food!

    Daddy is a songwriter, a songwriter

    He's been writing songs for years

    Songs that no one ever hears

    Daddy is a songwriter, a songwriter

    Boy I am really glad

    That I am not like Dad

    Daddy is a songwriter

  • 03:22 Download Lyrics
    Don't Cry For Me When I'm Gone

    You can cry when your children are all grown

    You can cry when you land on your backbone

    You can cry when You lose your iPhone

    But don’ cry for me when I’m gone

     

    You can cry when your work is unnerving

    You can cry when your boyfriend is flirting

    You can cry when your contacts are hurting

    But don’ cry for me when I’m gone

     

    No don't cry.......I had a good time.....life was truly great

    My advice ......watch the sunrise, and don't stay up too late

     

    Solo

     

    So don't cry....I had a good time.....life was just the most

    My advice...... never hate my friend, or follow cars too close

     

    You can cry at disasters and earthquakes

    You can cry whenever your car breaks

    You can cry at spiders and some snakes

    But don’ cry for me when I’m gone

     

    You can cry when your allergies persist

    You can cry when following your bliss

    You can cry when Obama leaves office

     

    But don’t cry for me when I’m gone!

  • 04:58 Lyrics
    The God of Anti-Procrastination

    He doesn’t shop at the last minute, for that birthday you had last week

    he doesn’t buy your Christmas present, at the airport gift boutique

    He doesn’t pay his taxes later than the day that they are due

    He’s and example, He’s a teacher...He’s got a lesson to teach you....

     

    Cuz he’s the God, yes He’s the God

    He’s the God, Oh He’s my God

    He is is the God, He’s the God

    Of Anti-Procrastination

     

    He doesn’t call you up for dinner, on the day he wants to go

    He doesn’t get his concert tickets, on the evening of the show

    He doesn’t fix the water heater, three weeks after she breaks

    He doesn’t get a shut-off notice, or pay his bills too late

     

    Chorus

    Bridge

     

    You’ll never slip on his snowy sidewalk, cuz he cleans it off in time

    And the dog never eats his homework, so he turns it in on time

    He doesn’t change his ol’ guitar strings, when they cannot stay in tune

    He doesn’t prune his red-red roses, when they are startin’ in t’bloom

     

    He doesn’t order up the heatin’ oil, when it is ten degrees outside

    He don’ “forget” t’call his Mama, it’s jus’ somethin’ he can’t abide

    He doesn’t mow his lawn when it’s lookin... more like a field than a yard

    He doesn’t finally get some doggie food, when the doggies look half-starved

     

    Cuz He’s the God etc final three choruses

     

  • 06:03 Lyrics
    The Hoarder Song

     

    I can't smell that cat shit

    Over by the door

    Up and down the hallway

    I don' smell it anymore

    I keep my collections everywhere

    Some are out in the yard

    Now they say I have to clean it up

    Man that's gonna be hard!

     

    I am not a hoarder

    Of tools and food and such

    Cuz if I was a hoarder 

    It wouldnt be worth much

    And when I put these beer cans on eBay

    These magazines and trolls

    I'm gonna be a millionaire cuz that's jus' how I roll

     

    I can't see the toxic mold

    Creepin up the walls

    Underneath these boxes full of

    Telephones and dolls

    I keep my collections close to me

    All my special stuff

    Now they say I have to clean it up

    Man that's gonna be tough!

     

    Chorus

    Bridge

     

    I haven't opened up that fridge

    Since 1999

    But it has all been cold

    So I am sure that chicken's fine!

     

    I can't let those bureaucrats 

    Tell me what to do

    I've spent many years collecting

    Avon and shampoo

    I keep collections all around

    So careful where you go

    You might disturb the skeletons

    Of pets I used to know

     

  • 03:44 Lyrics
    I Hate That Broken Heart S**t

    A summer romance might blossom today

    Down at the beach or on the motor way

    There's gonna be sweet nothin's to say

    Somebody’s falling in love

    And when I see those couples walkin' by

    I remember the tears I cry

    I remember my heart’s been split

    Oh I hate that broken heart shit

     

    Someone is saying their vows today

    Down on San Francisco bay

    Later tonight they will go all the way

    Someone's fallen in love

    And when I see those lovers in the news

    I remember I’ve got the blues

    I remember when she said quit

    Oh I hate that broken heart shit

    Chorus

    I hate that broken heart shit with its fear and doubt

    It's a part of life I can live without 

    I may never again commit

    Cuz I hate that broken heart shit

    Solo

    Bridge

    Please excuse my language, I’ve had better times

    I try to not be jealous, when love comes into others lives

     

    A special bond may form today

    At the bar or some cheesy play

    Orderin' their latte

    Somebody's falling in love

    And when I watch those people passin’ by

    All those lonely girls and guys

    Waiting for someone to kiss 

    They can’t see that broken heart shit

    Chorus

    I hate that broken heart shit with its fear and doubt

    It's a part of life I can live without 

    I can’t live through another split

    So I jus’ stop the hopin’ part, close up my open heart

    Because I hate that broken heart shit

    Oh yes I hate that broken heart......SHIT

  • 04:03 Download Lyrics
    One More Honey Do

    One More Honey Do

    Ric Seaberg 2002

     

    The sun comes up, and she gets dressed, I kiss her by the door

    And then I hear that engine start like many times before

    I walk into the kitchen and I grab my morning brew

    I drink that coffee down as I review the honey dos

     

    Don’t forget to wash the dishes, don’t forget to make the bed

    Don’t forget to take the laundry down, and separate the red

    Don’t forget to send the ‘lectric bill, I’m sure it’s overdue

    And don’t forget I’m still in love with you

     

    Don’t forget to walk the puppy, don’t forget to bake the roast

    Don’t forget to clean the oven first, it’s gettin’ kinda gross

    Don’t forget to send that gift to Mom, pick up the kids at school…

    And don’t forget I’m still in love with you

     

    Solo 

    Bridge

     

    Everyday can be a blur, of tying up loose ends

    We cannot find the time we need with family and friends

    And sometimes in our busy world, it’s hard to say it all!

    So I appreciate that she reminds me when she calls…

     

    Don’t forget to make the cupcakes, I think chocolate would be best

    Don’t forget to rake the lawn again, that cherry tree’s a mess

    Don’t forget to put the garbage out, and one more honey do.....

    Don’t forget I’m still in love with you

     

    Baby don’t forget I’m still in love with you!

     

  • 03:50 Download Lyrics
    The Rockin' Granny of Madison Street

    Here she comes with her red dress on, carryin’ a casserole

    She takes her headphones from her purse and starts lookin’ for the stereo

    She’s a dancer, she’s a prancer, who everybody loves

    And when she stops in, that’s when the fun begins

    So get up on your feet.....

    ‘Cause she’s The Rockin’ Granny........Of Madison Street

     

    She does the Hully Gully and the Twist and Shout

    She does the Mash Potatoes when she’s workin’ it out

    Down at the Senior Center, when she’s with her friends

    She’s a Fox Trot septuagenarian

    She’s a dancer, she’s a prancer, who everybody loves

    And when she stops in, that’s when the fun begins

    So get up on your feet.....

    ‘Cause she’s The Rockin’ Granny........Of Madison Street

     

    Solo

    Bridge

    She wears an Elvis Presley barrette in her hair

    ‘Cause in 1955 she was there!

    And when she’s hip-hoppin’ and finger poppin’

    She’s not thinkin’ ‘bout Medicare!

     

    There’s a big Harley and Ziggy Marley, Prince and Elton John

    There’s Tom Waits and there’s Bonnie Raitt, sewn into a quilt she’s workin’ on

    She’s a dancer, she’s a prancer, that everybody loves

    And when she comes by, then we all get high

    Jus’ groovin’ to the beat.....

    ‘Cause she’s The Rockin’ Granny........Of Madison Street

  • 03:52 Lyrics
    Try Nothin'

    In a fancy restaurant, three years ago

    Love was movin’ fast and they were dancin’ real slow

    When the waiter came, she ordered fresh Chinook

    But he didn’t pick his menu up, because he did not have to look......

     

    He didn’t wanna try nothin’....no escarole

    No salmon in a patty shell, no encrusted sole

    He didn’t wanna try nothin’, no crackers and roe

    “Jus’ bring me steak and fries....’cause that’s all I need t’know”

    He didn’t wanna try nothin’

     

    Solo

    Bridge

    It was a painful new beginning, their marriage did not last

    A home and a family, is a thing of the past

     

    In a greasy restaurant, three weeks ago

    Alone and reminiscing with his chili bowl

    When the tears came down, he said “this chili’s way too hot!”

    So he ordered up another beer, the one he always got......

     

    He didn’t wanna try nothin’, no counselor

    He said “you’re the one who’s crazy!”

    And walked on out the door

    He didn’t wanna try nothin’, t’ try t’ work things out

    “Cuz all we ever do is fuss and fight and shout”

    He didn’t wanna try nothin’

    He didn't wanna try nothin', there's nothin' wrong with me!

    I don' need no doctor of psychology!

    He didn't wanna try nothin'

     

  • 03:48 Download Lyrics
    Don't Touch My Junk

    You can touch me on the wrist or the funny bone.

    You can look at my keys when I'm flying home

    You can X-ray my shaver and dirty comb

    But don't touch my junk

     

    You can snap on your gloves like a doctor does

    You can check in my shoes for some traces of

    Explosive devices and other stuff

    But don't touch my junk

     

    (Bridge)

    Oh the TSA has been inclined

    To keep our safety in mind

    Oh and I know there's terror all around

    Cause there's terror down in Nethertown

     

    Solo

    Repeat bridge

     

    You can look for suspicion into my eyes

    Before I fly on your plane in the friendly skies

    You can pat all you want on my inner thighs

    But don't touch my junk

     

    You can judge me and profile the way I stand 

    Confiscate all my fruit and my contraband

    You can treat me like I am the Taliban

    Just don't touch my junk

    No don't touch my

    Please don't touch my

    Don't touch my junk

  • 04:25 Download Lyrics
    Freedom of Expression

    I read the paper every day. I watch the news. I like it that way.

    I read some blogs, written by punks. I don't believe in most of that junk.

    Your opinion might make me scream

    Or break a dish into smithereens

    But every citizen gets his say

    That's the promise of the USA

     

    Chorus:

    We call it freedom of expression. We're still hanging tough. 

    You can tell me you love me. Or you can tell me I suck.

    We call it freedom of expression, from LA to Vermont. 

    You can say what you're thinking. You can say what you want.

     

    My brother says I don't pass the test. ‘Cause I'm an artist and I lean to the left. 

    It makes me crazy when he talks about war.... and says the union needs a little bit more. I don't want to start a fight. But I defend my brothers right....

    To speak his mind when we disagree. That's what we do in the land of the free.

    Chorus

    Solo

    Bridge

    I might not agree

    But I still wanna hear ya

    That's how we think in America

    Chorus

    We Call it freedom of expression. So give me the word. 

    Whatever your faith your sex or your race you deserve to be heard

    We call it Freedom of Expression, from LA to Vermont

    You can say what you're thinking. You can say what you want.

    We call it freedom of expression. We're still hanging tough. 

    You can tell me you love me. Or you can tell me I suck.

    We call it freedom of expression, from LA to Vermont. 

    You can say what you're thinking. You can say what you want.

     

  • 04:33 Lyrics
    I'll Be Your Wife

    She said I won’t be the one, t’make you squirm and sweat

    She said I won’t be the one, t’put you back iin debt

    I won’t make you worry.......an’ I won’t make you blue

    No I won’ break your heart but there is one thing I will do....

     

    I’ll Be Your Wife, your friiend and guide

    When trouble comes t’town, I will stick by your side

    You need someone to love you, all through your life

    I will be your woman, I’ll Be Your Wife

     

    She said I wouldn’t marry, the first man who came along

    I need somebody funny, courageous and strong

    Someone who knows how to work, and spend time with me

    And there’s one thing to do before I turn into we

     

    Chorus

    Solo

    Bridge

    It was a short, happy wedding, it didn’t take long!

    And I won’t be your girlfriend, when their playing our song....

     

    I’ll Be Your Wife, your friend and guide

    When trouble comes t’town, I will stick by your side

    You need someone to love you, for the rest of your life

    I am your woman, I am your wife!

  • 02:22 Lyrics
    So-So Title

    This song’s too majory....a little bit too linear

    Spouse isn’t a song word....ya got a so-so title

    Make the chorus stronger.....with a different melody

    A universal message....might solve the problem

     

    Bridge

    You’ll never get this turkey to a country star

    They like a lot more meat in their repertoire

    A little repetition goes a long long way.....

    Ya got a so-so title

     

    Solo

    Bridge

    You’ll never get this turkey to a country star

    They like a lot more meat in their repertoire

    A little repetition goes a long long way.....

    Ya got a so-so title

     

    I heard that hook before.....in a Coke commercial

    Ya need a better rhyme there...it’s not commercial

    Better start your re-write...at the beginning

    No Grammy winners...with a so-so title

     

  • 03:12 Lyrics
    I Need A Car

    I jus’ ran a mile to catch a bus

    They say leave the drivin’ up to us

    I sit down beside a funky smell

    Who looks at me like I should go to hell

     

    I need a car!…nothin’ too groovy

    Somethin’ with wheels, somethin’ to move me

    T’keep me away from where the wild things are….

    I need a car!

     

    I change places when I get the chance

    I catch a strangers eyes in a fleeting glance

    I smile warmly as I tip my hat

    She replies..”hey! what are you lookin’ at?”

     

    Chorus

    Solo

    Bridge

     

    Somebody in the back starts smokin’

    So the driver goes to see who’s tokin’

    But when I bump him with my knee…

    He transfers all his anger onto me!….

     

    Chorus

  • 05:20 Lyrics
    Worst Case Scenario News

    Maybe I’ll be normal, and die a funky way

    I’ll find out on channel 6, later on today

    We turn our favourite anchors on, and as they start to chant

    I feel my faith walk out the door, so I begin my rant

    They tell me: there might be a bomb downtown

    And they might raise the prime….flu season will be worse

    So get a shot this time….and if these things do happen soon then

    You’re the one to lose….and that’s what we must fear on

    The Worst Case Scenario News

     

    Well there could be a sinkhole, underneath your car

    Killer bees and fire ants are nesting in your yard

    There is toxic mold inside everybody’s home

    And scientists are threatening veloceraptor clones

    They tell me: there might be a bomb downtown, 

    And shooters in the mall……traffic in the corridor

    Could slow into a crawl…and if these things do happen soon then

    You’re the one to lose…and that’s what we must fear on

    The Worst Case Scenario News

     

    Solo

    Bridge

    Now sometimes good things happen to the people in the street

    But it won’t be included if it might affect the sweeps

    HIV is rampant, from unprotected sex…

    News at 5 starts right now folks, find out if you’re next

    In-line skating rage report, killers in the bay

    And health reporter Linda has the virus of the day

    They tell me there might be a bomb downtown, 

    And seniors without heat…every burger may contain 

    Ecoli in the meat…An if these things do happen soon then

    You’re the one to lose….and that’s what we must fear on

    The Worst Case Scenario News

    But I can’t wait to watch the next

    Worst Case Scenario News

  • 04:14 Lyrics
    The Great Teacher

    I remember Mama, criticiz’n men…waitin’ home for Dad to show

    When he was with his friends….starin’ out of the window

    Tellin’ me her fears…well I would stay to listen

    And it went that way for years

    So when it came to loving you well I shoulda been wise

    But I could not see the longing in my own lover’s eyes

     

    I remember Daddy, always on the go…but if he had a loving hand, well

    He never let it show….telling Mom he loved her…

    While lookin’ straight ahead…but he was quick to reprimand for

    Something that she said

    And when Mama cried a river, well it, coulda been a flood

    And I swore I’d break tradition, but it must be in the blood

     

    And if pain is a great teacher, then I will pass the test

    I have learned a lot about losing love so pain must be the best

    And when I wake up to  the morning light, remembering you’re gone

    It’s not that I am used to it but I know that I was wrong

     

    Solo

    Someday soon I’ll master what it’s like to be alone

    And I’ve come to think of losing love as a stepping stone

     

    And if pain is a great teacher, then I will pass the test

    I have learned a lot about losing love so pain must be the best

    And when I wake up to the morning light, remembering you’re gone

    It’s not that I am used to it but I know I must move on…..

     

  • 03:57 Lyrics
    Wide Load

    Here it comes our brand new house, down this country road

    It’s still in two pieces cuz it’s wider than a load

    They’re gonna drop it on our land and nail the rafters tight,

    Break out the blender Brenda, we’re gonna celebrate tonight!

     

    Well I was down at the cigarette store, talkin’ to my sister Elaine

    Buyin’ a case-o-cartons, of some brand without a name

    Well she was a’lookin’ at catalogs of manufactured homes

    I couldn’t believe my eyes at how that industry has grown!

    Well you can get’em with a big ol’ porch for hangin’ overalls

    Vaulted ceilin’s and livin’ rooms with texture on the walls

    Open format family rooms and plugs for every light

    Insulated to the gills! They’re makin’ them homesteads right! 

    OHHH, chorus

     

    Now my ol’ brother Larry’s got a house he built his self

    It’s a bigger house than where his former family dwelt

    They got them a castle with them climbin’ flower vines

    Well that’s just to much upkeep! You gotta prune’m alla the time!

    We fulfilled our manufactured lodgin’ fantasy

    We don’ need insurance cuz we got a warrantee

    We’re gonna leave the yard all dirt but it might turn to muck,

    So I’ll jus’ throw some plywood down t’git up to the truck

    OHHH, chorus, dialog, fade

     

  • 03:09 Download Lyrics
    If Oprah Was President

    She wouldn’t say...bombs away

    Til there was no other way

    She’d bring the States...a new kind of strength

    If Oprah was president!

     

    There's passion to find, in everyone’s life

    From Portland to Beijing and back

    There wouldn’t be time, for war to commence

    If Oprah was president!

     

    Bridge

     

    Oprah has charisma, Oprah has heart

    Oprah’s not afraid to be true

    And I believe there’s problems that Oprah could solve

    On Pennsylvania Avenue

     

    Solo

    Oprah has charisma, Oprah’s got style

    Oprah loves the red, white, and blue

    And I believe there’s problems that Oprah could solve

    On Pennsylvania Avenue

     

     

    She wouldn’t say....bombs away

    Not one of her favorite things!

    There’s hope for us all, within everyone’s reach

    When Oprah becomes the Chief

    An angel would lead....our government

    Ohhhhhhhh! If Oprah was president!

     

  • 04:34 Lyrics
    Time for Love

    When the days grow shorter in October or so

    And the wind starts howlin’, knockin’ round that ol’ screen door

    You get that cocoa and toast feelin’, not chips and beer

    You can see through the trees, it’s just cold n’ clear

     

    Then it is time for love, love makes your mama feel alright

    Yes it is time for love, It’s time for love in the world tonight

     

    When ol’ man winter has gone too far

    And ya can’t even open that frozen car

    The streets are shinin’ by the light o’ the night

    And the tips of your fingers are turnin’ blue and white

     

     

    Then it is time for love, love makes your daddy feel alright

    Yes it is time for love, It’s time for love in the world tonight

     

    When you’’re kickin’ roun’ through the leaves in the park

    It’s snowy and quiet, cep’ for the cut of a dog’s bark

    The kids are crunchin’ ground, faces frosted red

    Your sugar’s waitin’ home for ya, snugglin’ in your bed

     

     

    Then it is time for love, love makes your baby feel alright

    Yes it is time for love, It’s time for love in the world tonight

    repeat

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