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Frisbee

by TOT TAYLOR

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1.
NATIONAL MUSIC DAY Words & Music: Tot Taylor (publisher: Songmatic Music) Mr DeeJay measure me, another cup of melody I need a song to play because it’s National Music Day Every local band in town is tuning up and getting down Out to make a noise because it’s National Music Day Even records in the record-stores start … walking Even DJs on the the radio stop talking (no matter what they say…) So put another record on 'Cos pretty soon the day will be gone Or wait another year before it’s National Music Day… When the records in the record stores start walking And the DJs on the the radio stop talking… (no matter what they say…) Inspiration come to me Never to let go of me I need a song to play - it’s National Music Day National Music Day … National Music Day…
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Yoko, Oh 06:26
YOKO, OH Words & Music: Tot Taylor (publisher: Songmatic Music) Yoko, Oh… We mustn’t leave it like this Please accept a kiss From someone who misses you Yoko, Oh… It all seems so right now But then it must’ve been crazy somehow When it feels so unreal Like only, real things can feel… No-body, no-body, no-body, no-body, no-body, no-body knows… Yoko, Oh… At least you done what you done Had yourself some fun Sung what you sung - for the People, for the People For the People… Why it feels so unreal - like only real things can feel… No-body, no-body, no-body, no-body, no-body, no-body knows… When do the days for shooting the moon end? Why does the moon turn to purple so soon? Oh…Yoko, Yoko … Yoko Oh … It all seemed so right on Then, it was gone Why it feels so unreal - like only, real things can feel No-body, no-body, no-body, no-body, no-body, no-body, know When do the days for shooting the moon end? Why does the moon turn to purple so soon? Oh…Yoko… Yoko, Oh… I’m sure I don’t need to say… Everything’s OK - with the people, for the people By the people… “Yoko Oh… Oh…Yoko (oh… Yoko) Yoko oh… oh Yoko… When it feels so unreal, like only real things can feel… No-body, no-body, no-body, no-body, no-body, no-body, no-body knows… uh…oh…uh…oh…oh (whistling…)
3.
Carsick 04:15
CARSICK Words & Music: Tot Taylor (publisher: Songmatic Music) I get carsick when I step inside four wheels Carsick, let me tell you how it feels I’m sick of being up all night Sick of being sick My baby wants to ride… I get pie-eyed when I eat your apple-pie Wonder why I’d watched the world go by But baby wants to run me in Pick me up and drive My baby wants to ride… Easy just to stay in bed, the things you said don’t bother me Queasy, so I take your hand, but when I land, I’m all at sea My baby can jive But I get Carsick all the time … I get seasick when I sail the seven seas Making me sick - have mercy on me please Got a ticket for a ship of fools Need to beat the tide My baby wants to ride… So I’m starstruck when I see a shooting-star When you are struck won’t you tell me who you are? So starry-eyed and Moonie-faced This could be the place My baby wants to reside … It’s easy just to stay in bed - get out of my head Take off my crown Queasy, ‘bout the things you said When you said you done me down My baby can jive - but I get carsick all… the time Getting dizzy what with all these ups and downs Says ‘Who is he?’ when your new man comes around Sinking in a stream of mud - WHAT YOU WANT? MY BLOOD? My baby wants to ride… I got a ticket for a Ship of Fools - need to beat the tide My baby wants to ride… So starry-eyed and Moonie-faced, this could be the place My baby wants to reside (my baby wants to reside) My baby wants to ride… but I’m Carsick
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DO IT THE HARD WAY Words & Music: Tot Taylor (publisher: Songmatic Music) I drive my car Up a one-way street Dirty looks From everyone I meet I ask the Lord, my soul to keep No reply - he must be asleep... Every night I'm missing you I used to be happy, but now I'm blue Everything I do, I do it the hard way Easy Street But I search the town Put my smile on upside down Turn the rainbows back to rain Til you let me smile again… Every night I'm missing you I used to be happy but now I’m blue Everything I do, I do it the hard way… The way that I walk The way that I talk The way that I lie The way I cry When things go wrong I get along But I do it the hard way… yeah… Every night I'm missing you I used to be happy but now I'm blue Everything I do, I do it the hard way… The way that I walk The way that I talk The way that I lie The way I cry When things go wrong I get along But I do it the hard way… yeah…
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Golden Waves 05:28
GOLDEN WAVES Words & Music: Tot Taylor (publisher: Songmatic Music) Sometimes I don't feel so right Sometimes I don’t sleep at night I need some golden waves… Golden Waves… Won’t you bring me somethin’ nice? Bring it once and bring it twice I need those golden waves… Golden Waves… You come and you go I know… I know… You give to me And I take gratefully Hey, will you be good to me? You who are my destiny… Bringing me those golden waves… Golden Waves Cos if you are good to me I’ll be good to you, y’see Shower me in golden waves … Golden Waves But if … that thing don't come We're done … yes, we're done And when … that thing don't come We're done, we’re done Shower me in golden waves, Golden Waves … Will you answer when I call? Maybe we have said it all… Won’t you bring some golden waves? Golden Waves… Bringing me those golden waves…Golden Waves… How I need those golden waves… Golden Waves… I could use some golden waves... Golden Waves... Carry me in golden waves, Golden Waves Bury me in golden waves, Golden Waves…
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AMERICAN BABY Words & Music: Tot Taylor (publisher: Songmatic Music) You drive me crazy baby, I just wanna drive you home You know I do… American baby You walk on water, then you walk all over me You know you do… American baby If I don’t sleep at night, if I don’t wake at morn It’s because of you…American baby When I get home at night, I put your records on To be with you… American baby American Baby - your teeth are white American Baby - your face is tight But I’ve been lovin’ you the whole way through… You lift me higher - just when I been real low You know you do… American baby Do you imagine me like I imagine you? I think you do… American baby I go round in circles, to be with you You know I do… American baby… Because of you… American Baby - your teeth are white American Baby - your face is tight I’ve been lovin’ you, the whole way through . . . …because of you… AMERICAN BABY I go round in circles baby…you know I do… …to be with you…AMERICAN BABY You know I’ll do… any-thing-you-want-me-to To be with you - AMERICAN BABY… You know I’ll do… (Anything you ask me to…) To be with you - AMERICAN BABY… You know I’ll do - anything you want me to To be with you - AMERICAN BABY… You know I’ll do - anything you ask me to To be with you - AMERICAN BABY… American Baby - your teeth are white American Baby - your face is tight I’ve been lovin’ you, the whole way through . . .
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BABY, I MISS THE INTERNET Words & Music: Tot Taylor (publisher: Songmatic Music) Been hearin’ about ya for a long, long time Whenever I hear your name I don’t hear you rhyme I should be sittin’, writin’ songs for you But the things you do … Freedom-singer He can’t sing your song Less you give him somethin’ so he can sing along You should be tryin’ to make our dreams come true But the things you do… Baby, I miss the Internet Baby, I miss the phone Won’t you speak to me for a second? Tell me you’re all alone? I don’t feel that I can call ya Don’t feel that I can write I listen to the radio But your song keeps me up all night - all right … Been floatin’ around for such a long, long time Whatever I do I can’t seem to make the stars align I should be throwin’ my bouquets at you But the things you do … Baby, I miss the Internet Baby, I miss the phone Won’t you speak to me for a second? Tell me you’re all alone I don’t feel that I can call ya Don’t feel that I can write I listen to the radio But your song keeps me up all night - all right …
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Featurette 02:23
FEATURETTE Words & Music: Tot Taylor (publisher: Songmatic Music) Some kind of behavioural trait Is making me late Maybe you won’t wait But what I’m coming to Is a thing I do - to get to you You got me runnin’ around Thinkin’ aloud Away from the crowd I should be heaven bound But you turned me down I can’t go on alone There’s nothing left to own You’re just a featurette How can I forget? I’m not done with you yet I’m not done with you yet I’m not done with you yet We seem to be going round, round, round, round… Got the wind in my hair Taking me there But I’m going nowhere Cos what I’m comin’ to Is a thing I do (to get to you) Now there’s no one to blame Each day is the same if I stay in the game Then just what makes me blue S’what I have to do… I can’t go on alone There’s nothing left to own You’re just a featurette How can I forget? I’m not done with you yet I’m not done with you yet Ever since we met We seem to be going round, round, round, round…
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I’LL GO MY OWN WAY Words & Music: Tot Taylor (publisher: Songmatic Music) I’ll go my own way I’ll do what I say I’ll say what I like I’ll like what I play… I’ll look under stones Find a world of my own Sow a seed that isn’t sown Gonna get myself a-goin’ Can’t do everything alone… I’ll seek and I’ll find I’ll find a new love I love what I do Oh, I do what I can And if you want to kick aroun’ Get your feet up off the groun’ We’ll make our way back uptown No one up there to put us down Make us lose the love we found … Oh - make us lose the love we FOUND … We’ll never lose the love we found Never lose the love we found Let me tell you today It’s gonna be real OK! There ain’t a thing that you can say We’ll take a ride in my coupé Make a new song from the blues Walk a mile in my shoes Gonna take you on a cruise Try it out you just can’t lose That’s why I’m a gonna doo-oo…’s Take a walk upon the lake Better be good, for goodness sake I cannot give if I do not take Just trying to keep myself awake! No one left for me to forsake All I need’s another break I hit the dirt - but I’m still awake - I sing the song of the rattlesnake I sing the song of the rattlesnake… Sing the song of the rattlesnake Oh… - I sing the song of the rattlesnake “Oh, Yeah??” “Really…” “No!!!”… (laughs) I like you- oo- oo- I like you- I like you- I like you- I like you- oo I like you- oo- oo- I like you- oo- oo- I like you- oo- ooo- I like you… (whisper) Do you like me too?? Hmmm - I like you I like you- oo- oo- I like you I like you- oo- oo- I like you- oo- oo- Yeah! - I like you! I like you- I like you- I like you- oo- oo- Do you like me too? Do you like me too-oo-oo-oo - oo-oo-oo-oo Do you like me too?? (Oo-oo-oo-oo) hmmnn… (high vocalising) … do you like me too? I’ll go my own way I’ll do what I say I’ll say what I like I’ll like what I play I’ll look under stones Find a world of my own Sow a seed that isn’t sown Gonna make myself a-goin…’ Gonna get my-self a-goin…’ Gonna get myself a-goin…’ (whisper - ) Who-oo-oo- yeh, yeh, yeh, yeh, yeh, oo…oo… Who-oo-oo-oo-oo yeh, yeh, yeh, yeh… I’m gonna get myself a-goin’ Bye, bye… Bye, bye… Bye, bye… Bye, bye… Bye, bye… Bye, bye… Bye, bye… Bye, bye…
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Sunset Sound 03:27
SUNSET SOUND Words & Music: Tot Taylor (publisher: Songmatic Music) Jesus Christ! Some groovy cat Punched me in the face when I mentioned that I was having second thoughts ‘bout the world as it stands Takin' me back to another land And though my sun is going down… I keep comin’ back to the ‘sunset sound’ The sounds of the apes and the sounds of the shapes… (I’m) dustin’ off my demo-tapes The sound of the bees and the sound of the trees Some old song brings me to my kneeees… When my soul is homeward bound I keep comin’ back to the ‘sunset sound’ A new idea I bin a-kickin’ around To get on back to the ‘sunset sound’… We talk a while, we walk a while… Salty tears are in your smile I recommend we take a trip… I don’t need a plane - I don’t need a ship… Same old refrain keeps a-comin’ around… Takes me back to the ‘sunset sound’ Got an idea I bin’ a-kickin’ around… To get on back to the sunset … sound I keep comin’ back to the sunset sound… I’m comin’ right back to the sunset … so-o-o-o-ound … …

about

An album of ‘protest songs’ woven from an endless source of ridiculously addictive melody, Frisbee is an upbeat-sounding record about downbeat, troubling subject matter. The journey began at RAK studios, London with Tot fine-tuning a collection of just-written songs ‘about people’.

Paying respects to those who were overdue it (Yoko Ono, bebop singer Bob Dorough) and taking aim at those who thoroughly deserved it (Donald J. Trump, a vicious school teacher and 'cars in general’). Frisbee is utterly beguiling - a relentlessly upbeat-sounding record about downbeat, subject matter. Accompaniment is by the Byatt Macrobiotic Unit Symphony, featuring Shawn Lee, B.J.Cole & Lewis Durham.

Tot Taylor grew up in a Cambridgeshire village where his parents ran the only shop for ten miles: a confectioners wedged between two USAF airbases, (the source of the infant Tot’s early listening habits). The shop was regularly visited by the Glitter Band, National Hunt jockeys ‘riding out' and Barry Sheen. Tot was signed to Chris Blackwell's Island Records while still at school.

He founded the independent label The Compact Organization and has continually moved between the fields of music and the visual arts (inc film) as well as curating museum-level art exhibitions worldwide from the iconic Riflemaker gallery in Beak Street, Soho taking over a former gunmaker’s workshop to create a multi-floor, multi-discipline space right in the heart of London. The gallery worked with Tate Modern, MoMA (the Museum of Modern Art, NY) and Frieze London exhibiting groundbreaking work by feminist artists Judy Chicago, Yoko Ono and Penny Slinger along with William Burroughs & Gavin Turk among its 300+ exhibitions.

His 2017 novel The Story of John Nightly was voted one of the best of that year by the Guardian newspaper and singled out for praise in Q, Mojo and Record Collector. He founded a new record label in 2020 called TheCampus whose first releases have been by British painter Bob & Roberta Smith and Swedish artist Virna Lindt. The release of Frisbee follows Tot’s recent singles (inc those ‘about' Donald Trump and Yoko Ono - as well as his recent 'luxury protest anthem-in-waiting'.

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released July 9, 2021

All tracks, written Tot Taylor, published by SONGMATIC

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TOT TAYLOR London, UK

Tot Taylor is a left-handed singer-songwriter who also works in record-production and art curating. He was born in the English countryside during a period of strange politics and lives and works mainly in London during an era of extremely strange politics ... more

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