Brook Adams

Story

A song for people at work on Friday.

Lyrics

Thursday at the dentist was full of fear and pain.
Wednesday's margeritas made cabbage of my brain.
Felt so blue and moody when Tuesday came to pass.
Monday started rudely with my boss up in my face.

But now it's Friday afternoon and I can sing a happy tune.
Because it's Friday afternoon and I can sing a happy tune.

Thursday makes me thirsty and Wednesday makes me wide.
With onion rings and soda that rumble round inside.
Pounding down the donuts and coffee by the quart.
And every day at three o'clock I really need to leave.

But now it's Friday afternoon and I can sing a happy tune.
Because it's Friday afternoon and I can sing a happy tune.

Sunday and Saturday pass like a dream
as I plow through a six pack and root for my team
and I know I should go mow the lawn or to church
but it just might remind me of work

So every Monday morning I curse and  moan and whine
But I know I'm not out standing on the sidewalk with a sign
So even though my cubicle is dank and dark and bare,
And the weekend will be wasted but for now I just don't care

But now it's Friday afternoon and I can sing a happy tune.
Because it's Friday afternoon and I can sing a happy tune.

 

Performers: Brook, Keith and Tim
Writer(s): DeLange, Alter

Story

One night at Keith's house with some beer and ukuleles. That smooth pretty voice is my bruddah Keith Blackwell. and the bass is the Big Millah Bruddah, Tim.

Performer: Brook Adams
Writer: Brook Adams

Story

I recorded this in my car while parked at the laundromat.

Lyrics

Once a movie star, went into a bar, he was basking in his fame.
Until a patron there, grabbed him by the hair, and he cursed aloud his name
"Last time you came here, you drank too much beer, and you didn't tip a dime.
Then you got so drunk, tried to flash yer junk, and you grabbed my wife's behind."

Fire and brimstone and sin, don't mean nothin' to him.
And Hollywood is a place he's never been cause he's...
Robert Downey Jr.'s, evil twin.

"Listen her you schmuck, you owe mw fifty bucks, and that debt is coming due.
Made offensive jokes, to some sensitive folks, and you broke my glasses too."
"Well I apologize, but these tales are lies, I must strongly disagree.
Someone with my face, brings me this discrace, but I swear it wasn't me."

Fire and brimstone and sin, don't mean nothin' to him.
And Hollywood is a place he's never been cause he's...
Robert Downey Jr.'s, evil twin.

Performer: Brook Adams
Writer: Todd Rundgren

Story

Todd is Godd...

Performer: Brook Adams
07/24/2014
Writer: Brook Adams

Story

Last fall I was walking around Northwest Portland with Sandy Brown. We were putting up posters for a big ceramics show. This ridiculous little refrain crept into my brain and would not leave me until I had three verses.

 

Lyrics

But Ya Gotta Ooka: Brook Adams

You could be a coconut a-floatin' on the sea.
You could be a Kookaburra sittin' in a tree.
You could be whatever you could ever wanna be.
But ya gotta ooka ooka ooka le-le.


ooka ooka ooka ooka, ooka ooka ooka ooka
ooka ooka ooka ooka le-le

ooka ooka ooka ooka, ooka ooka ooka ooka
ooka ooka ooka le-le bay-bee.

You could be a lion or a tiger in the zoo.
You could be a monkey or a pteradactyl too.
You could do whatever you could ever wanna do.
But ya gotta ooka ooka ooka le-le.

 

You could see a flyin' saucer way up in the sky.
You couls see an elvis or a bigfoot passing by.
You could try whatever you could ever wanna try.
But ya gotta ooka ooka ooka le-le.

brook adams

Story

This was a demo which came out rather well...

Lyrics

Barefoot boy come a runnin' inside,
"It's the water!", he cried, "I believe the island is sinking!"
Papa declared, "It's only the tide." and his mama cried,
"Son, you're much too young to be drinking."
The boy said, "You gotta believe your eyes.
When the water began to rise,
Scariest thing that I have ever seen."

Getting deeper now than a while ago, well he told 'em so
But they didn't know, their island was a submarine.

Down below in the boiler room,
"Gonna activate the volcano soon.", Said the captain.
Up above at the water side,
People terrified as the rising tide is lappin'.
Gonna get in the boats and row.
When they see the volcano blow.
But then the weirdest thing that they have ever seen.

In the mountainside a big door appears and the captain says,
"You can come in here! 'Cause your island is a submarine."

Everybody knows, it must be time to go.

They don't care what the captain say,
People paddled the boats away.
Smoke came outta the mountain top.
Elevation began to drop.
Captain singing a pirate song,
Down the hatch and the island's gone.

You better hold on to your canoe,
And a couple of blankets too.
And pay attention to everything you've seen.

'Cause when the pressure falls and the island sinks
And the levees break and the light bulbs blink.
You may be living on a submarine.

Performer: Brook Adams
Writer: Brook... sorta

Story

A song with no chords and two words.

Best performed with a many people and few inhibitions.

Apologies for the Tiko Tiko quote at the end.

Lyrics

Danny Bonaduce

Danny Bonaduce

Danny Bonaduce

(lather, rinse, repeat)

Performer: Brook Adams
Writer: Jerry Riopelle

Story

I spent my early twenties in the southwest. One of my favorite regional performers was the singer songwriter Jerry Riopelle.

Native American guy monster of soul and a pal of Lindsey Buckingham. Look him up... you won't be disappointed.

brook adams

Story

It must have been Mongols!

Performer: Brook Adams
Writer(s): Van Halen

Story

Cant'cha see me standin' there I got my back against the record machine....

Performer: Brook Adams
Writer: Led Zeppelin

Story

Led Zeppelin Baby! Gonna find the queen of all mah dreams!

El Borko!
Brook Adams

Story

If our leaders reflect who we are then this doesn't look good.

Upcoming Shows

  • 08/19/2017
    Saturday Market - Eugene, OR
     
  • 10/06/2017
    Territorial Vineyards - Eugene, OR
     

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