The Young Penguins: Penguin Traks

by Mikail Graham

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Special thanks to: Neno Revada, H. Perry, F. Ragsdale, D. Trowbridge, J. & T. Cooke, B. McHugh, H. Meals, R. Esidents, Geo., Jah Deadlyrick, Narib One, J. Ewasko, M. Bradley, K. Smith, all the Negatives past and future, and all the friends and family who helped make this possible.

For more info: theyoungpenguins.bandcamp.com/album/penguin-traks

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released April 1, 1982

Album cover by George Thomas Parsons.

Music and stories composed, performed and recorded by The Young Penguins. © 1982-2013 The Other - All RIghts reserved
Contact us at: youngpenguins@gmail.com

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Mikail Graham Nevada City, California

A composer, performer, producer, and promoter of music in Nevada City, California, with family roots dating back to 1849.

A 3rd generation native of Nevada City, and an avid dreamer.

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Track Name: Molly and Gladys
Molly and Gladys
There was a little penguin, his name was Molly
He lived inside a cupboard where was kept a ladder
Nobody knew he lived there except an old cat and a big brown dog
He would eat some bugs and grab a few flies
He'd drink the big brown dog's water and then he'd try to fly,
He'd never make it up but he'd always make it down
Oh my - so on and on this all would happen until one day the old black maid caught him
At first she didn't like him, but that didn't last too long and then pretty soon they were the best of friends, this old black woman and the young penguin
Well, Molly the penguin and Gladys the maid were such a happy couple
Until one cloudy day some kids down the street found out about young Molly
They decided they would steal him and play a nasty trick on the homecoming queen at the prom that night!
Molly hadn't been taken for too long when Gladys found him missing and quickly sized up the situation;
she grabbed her broom and threw on her coat and she went down to the school
and she found those mean kids but she couldn’t find Molly, no...
Then she remembered that he liked to swim so she went down to the pool and sure enough there he was, so she picked him up and chased those kids with her broom
She swatted their tails real good!
Molly the penguin and Gladys the old black maid went home and had fun for a long, long time.
Track Name: Little Linda
Little Linda
Now Linda was a bright girl but not a very nice girl.
She had a very special gift that no one knew about.
Linda claimed that she could fly and never leave the ground
and if she found you did not believe her she'd turn you into a frog.

One day she met a preacher man who smiled at her and said
"Linda ii you don't stop turning people into frogs God will come and cut off your head."

Help me! Help me please! I'm the frog you just stepped on!
Remember what God will do, Linda
Remember and be warned.

Now Linda is a nice girl but not a very bright girl
It seems that Linda kind of lost her head
Oh, poor little Linda.
Track Name: Your's Truly, Janet
Yours Truly, Janet
Willy and Janet were once best of friends
They had met at 2 years old while playing at the neighborhood nursery
They knew that very first moment
They would be best of friends
Willy and Janet grew up together

Willy and Janet did everything together
Shared their first kiss, drove their first car
Willy and Janet were very happy, then Janet moved to China

"t'm sorry, Willy, I just had to go, I just couldn't stay there anymore
I had to get out, I had to get away
Willy, I really did love you-u-but it has to be this way
Yours truly, Janet'

Willy and Janet never saw each other again
Willy cried and wished he'd gone when Janet asked him to
But Willy didn't and Janet's gone and there's nothing he can do.
Track Name: Let Me
Let Me
I want to know you
I want lo know you
l, I just want lo know you
l, I just want to get close to you
Don't you know that I want to
Know you let me let me let me
I want to know you I want to know you
I want to know you
Let me let me know you
So close we could be
Oh let me know you
Let me let me let me.
Track Name: Blessed Are The Little Boys
Blessed Are The Little Boys
Blessed are the little boys
who live inside the mirrors
they laugh and play all through the day
except when you come near
They change they do to look like you
Oh how they like to play
They stare at you and look like you
Until you look away

Blessed are the little boys
Who live inside of mirrors
They're short and curly, big and burly
Whatever you look like
They'll laugh with you and cry with you
They'll even help you shave
Then change they do to look like you
Oh how they like to play
They stare at you and look like you
Until you look away.
Track Name: We Are The Ones (Who WIll Save the World)
We Are The Ones (Who Will Save The World)
l, l'm just a lonely guy, though I'm not living
You know I feel alive
They say I'm not supposed to feel and you know until I met you I thought it was the truth.

Yes. now we know it's not too late
Change our programs make a break
We've found the key to set us free
it's inside you it's inside me
a word called love 4 letters long
it gives us a spirit it gives us a song (soul)
She's my mobile unit and l'm her main console.

You, you're such a beautiful design
Polished and shining, you always look so fine
I knew the very first time they plugged you in
That you and I would be together for a long, long time.

(Chorus)

Chant:
1. You've got to be one to understand us - No more no less if you want to join us.
2. We have hearts and we feel with our hearts - We feel love and we give love.

Now, you and l, you know we're such a perfect pair
Connected together, sharing our lime
We are the ones who will save the world
Working together forever and ever…
Track Name: Richard Stepped Out
Richard Stepped Out
Richard stepped out and he never came back
He went for a stroll on an old sidewalk
Full of cracks and holes that were very very deep
It was a foggy twilight afternoon
The air was rather thick and the ground much too wet
Wind began to move all the leaves upon the street
Richard stopped and stared as he listened to the wind
It seemed almost alive as though trying to speak to him
Deep within his stomach Richard felt an ugly knot
The fear of nothing certain made him gasp and try to cough
The sidewalk beneath his feet was starting to move
The cracks growing ever wider, the air now very still
Richard stood there scared and staring
At the ground so wet and soft
His mind was full of wonder at this fear that gripped his heart
Wider ever wider grew the cracks beneath his feet
He tried to scream for help but his voice it would not come
Boiling steam now started to rise from deep within the cracks
Richard's body struggled to move, but his mind it would not let him
The wonder and the horror of this fear so deep inside
Had trapped the very spirit which would keep his soul alive
As his clothes burst into flames and his skin began to melt
Richard wished that he had never, ever stepped out.
Track Name: We Love Life
We Love Life
We work hard
We survive
We like play
Play is fun
Why we die
We like life
We not lie
We love life
Track Name: Yes My Old Friend (Juan Valdez)
Yes My Old Friend
When the moon rs high way up above us you can see the valley way down below us
in his fields of coffee that's where you'll find the most famous man in all Columbia

Yes my old friend (Juan Valdez)
Everyday you'll find him sweating hard beneath the sun
though you and I may call it work Juan he calls it fun....

Oh
I can remember the nights full of stories of sailors and snakes and the Spanish Armada
of Mayans and Frenchmen and storms out at sea
Oh, how I would dream, I'd dream and I'd dream forever

Yes my old friend (Juan Valdez)
he works so hard Juan Valdez.
Juan he calls it fun, Juan Valdez

I can remember the nights full of stories of sailors and snakes and the Spanish Armada
of Mayans and Frenchmen and storms out at sea
Oh, how I would dream, I'd dream and I'd dream forever and ever and ever and ever.
Track Name: Every Night
Every Night
Somewhere every night is a little boy who lost his way
he went lo sleep and turned inside out
stepped into a small black box and started to cry
Just then a pretty little girl sat down beside him
something seemed wrong but he didn't know what...

"Now, don't you worry! Don't you pout!
Just remember little boy, you'll never get out!"

Well the little boy who lost his way was beginning to wonder just what he should do!
Just about then he turned to find the pretty little girl who was turning blue...
(it appears she had forgotten to breathe)
Well he felt a little bit afraid and even worse he felt sick, he didn't know what lo do until suddenly it clicked.
A dream! A dream! of course that's it!
A nightmare of a dream, that's all this is! or is it?

"Now, don't you worry! Don't you pout!
Just remember little boy, you'll never get out!"

By the time the little boy could figure out what lo do the pretty little girl was beyond turning blue
She had turned black with purple spots where there should have been freckles
oh! oh!
Well the lost little boy had begun to panic!
He was shaking real bad and his skin was real sweaty
His heart began to pump! pump! pump! so fast that his brain had started swelling!
Oh he felt real bad!

"Now, don't you worry! Don't you pout!
Just remember little boy, you'll never get out!"

Somewhere every night is a little boy who lost his way
he went to sleep and turned inside out and turned inside out.
Track Name: Old Doorways
Old Doorways
I could move yes I could crawl
Until the day I took a fall
Now after that I was not happy
Then I met a girl named Matty
She was something I could ponder
Since the days had grown much longer
She was laughing I was crying
Then I knew that we had found it
No one else could be around us

We would play we d drink and shout
Late at night we'd run about
To see the magic midnight dances
Of the girl who look her chances
To be naked right before them
Moving quickly not to bore them
She was pleasing some say teasing
I was laughing she was crying
Then I knew that we had lost it
Must have had a holy pocket

I was alone I thought of Matty
How she used to make me happy
She would tell me I was crazy
Sometimes slow and always lazy
Now I sit I never see her
Ever staring cold and senseless
I would listen as she told me
You are old much loo ugly
I was leaving when I saw her
Turned lo speak then I shot her

Now my life is slowly sinking
Ever thinking always drinking
Minutes hours days weeks
I had no time for food or sleep
In my mind I was remembering
Someone said are you pretending
I said no and turned to speak
I woke alone upon the street
Now I know what lay before me
Many more of these old doorways.