The Ballad of Codaphonic

by Codaphonic

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released January 15, 2008

Cody Newman: Guitar/Vox
Taylor Jones: Bass/Vox
Justin Harris: Drums/Vox
Geoff Smith: Keys/Vox

Mike Foster: Saxophone
Rod Hill: Trumpet
Joe Sky: Trombone

Recorded by David Axelrod.
Produced by David Axelrod & Codaphonic.
Mixed & Mastered by Mike Paragone.
Packaging by Cody Newman.

All songs by Cody Newman - (c)2008 Codaphonic Music (ASCAP)
Horns arranged by Mike Foster.

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Track Name: Never Slows Down
My mind is wandering around
It never slows down, it never slows down
Thoughts spring out of the ground
They never run out, they never run out

Waves of laughter fill the room
I’m swimming in it now
But it’s all in my mind

My mind is wandering around
It never slows down, it never slows down
Lines form out of the crowd
They’re tying me down, they’re tying me down

My back is on the pavement
But my head is in the clouds
But it’s all in my mind

Da Da ......

I’m speaking in a whisper
But I’m thinking in a shout
But it’s all in my mind
Track Name: A Lot Like Me
I know I’ve got a lot to figure out
But I’m not going to worry about it now
Because all my friends are standing by
We’re going to go out tonight

I know we’ve got a lot to talk about
But I don’t want to hear about it now
Because all the world is hanging by
A string tied to my finger tight

From what I see there’s all lot like me
Ooh everything feels a lot like me
From what I see there’s all lot like me
Ooh everything feels a lot like me

Everyday I play along with what is going on
Well I should pay attention too, but it’s just so hard to do
Like they do, yes they do
Like we do, yes we do

From what I see there’s all lot like me
Ooh everything feels a lot like me
From what I see there’s all lot like me
Ooh everything feels a lot like me
Track Name: Barefoot at Breakfast
Barefoot at breakfast is the way
I get to be myself before I face the day
And each foot gets locked up in its own little cage
I’d rather be barefoot always

Day after day goes by stuck in the same routine
Until the weekend comes and my time belongs to me
A trail of socks and shoes lead to my happy feet
I get the feeling naturally

They try to pick at me, they want to whittle me down
With their covered feet always acting so proud
But it’s just jealousy, they want to let them hang out
They want to be like me, but they’re never allowed

Barefoot at breakfast

They try to pick at me, they want to whittle me down
With their covered feet always acting so proud
But it’s just jealousy, they want to let them hang out
They want to be like me, but they’re never allowed

Barefoot at Breakfast
Track Name: P.C.H.
I’m riding a wave again
That’s close to the end
I’m letting it pull me in
Till the next one begins

I’ve seen it a hundred times
Every era must die
Before you realize
It’s waving goodbye

It could be any place
We’re going today
The Pacific Coast Highway
Is leading the way

I know the place, but I’m making haste and it’s out of the way
I know the place, but I’m making haste and it’s out of the way
Track Name: Long Night
Wide awake, what’s that sound
I won’t call them
I tell myself just calm down
I won’t call them
Mom and Dad get so annoyed
I won’t call them
I swore I’d be a good little boy
I won’t call them tonight
It’s a long night

Something’s hiding beneath my bed
I won’t call them
It still hasn’t got me yet
I won’t call them
I’ll be feeling good enough
I won’t call them
Once I can pull the covers up
I won’t call them tonight
It’s a long night
Track Name: Call-In Show
Though I try, I can’t get through
But there’s something I need to do
Repeat the words you say are true
Just to prove I’m just like you

My ears glued to the radio
For my favorite call-in show
What’s my opinion? I’ve got to know
I’m going to have to listen to the radio

I practice my speech everyday
I know just what I’m going to say
Before I get they chance to speak
They cut me off another week

My ears glued to the radio
For my favorite call-in show
What’s my opinion? If you want to know
You’re going to have to listen to the radio
Track Name: The Most Important Thing
Bears agree the most important thing is the honey bee, it’s the honey bee
You can’t ignore all the joy they bring, cos they’re honey bees, yeah the honey bee

When the night time falls on our hollow tree
They do what they do even while we sleep
I’m not helping out, no I’m not pitching in
There’s so much more of them
Track Name: Nothing To Do
What took up all my time?
Before you filled my mind
Now my thoughts run dry
There are no feelings to disguise
No vague words to analyze
I don’t feel so right

I’ve got nothing to do
Since I took my mind off you
I’m so bored I can’t move
And I see no end in view

It’s too cold to go outside
Television burns my eyes
It’s a sad sad sight
I wish I could say that I
Am so busy all the time
I’m not going to lie

I’ve got nothing to do
Since I took my mind off you
I’m so bored that I can’t move
And I see no end in view

Yeah I’ve got nothing to do
Since I took my mind off you
I’d almost rather still be blue
Than just sit here like a fool
Track Name: Tumble & Fly
OK, I’ll come along
It’s not so far, it won’t take long
I’ve been feeling different too
Every time we talk

Blue skies on my mind
Now I realize in time

Then over the wheel I tumble and fly, Carry me back in my mind
Ooh I just want to be kind, Carry me back in my mind

OK, I got it wrong
It’s my fault, I brought it on
But I’ll be feeling good as new
By the time we talk

Blue skies on my mind
Now I realize in time

Then over the wheel I tumble and fly, carry me back in my mind
Ooh I just want to be kind, carry me back in my mind
Ooh I know when I’m right, carry me back in my mind
Ooh I just want to be kind, carry me back in my mind

Save nothing for a rainy day
Good riddance to them now
But I know my place and I know that face
Yes I know my place, I got carried away, carried away

Blue skies on my mind
Now I realize

Then over the wheel I tumble and fly, carry me back in my mind
Ooh I just want to be kind, carry me back in my mind
Ooh I know when I’m right so carry me back in my mind
Ooh I just want to be kind, carry me back in my mind
Track Name: Sun vs. Moon
Sun wrote a letter to the moon
I’ve got some words to say to you
You better change your attitude
You took my place up in the sky
You stole a world that once was mine
It’s time to make it right

I was so young
Now I’m a setting sun
Where did you come from?

The world is mine I started it
And I want every part of it
Go away, away
I still see you glistening
You must not be listening
Go away, away

Moon wrote a letter to the sun
Yeah, I see where you coming from
But you know the truth, your day is done
All God’s children love the night
When they can pretend their sin’s alright
So kiss the day goodbye

Don’t get me wrong
I’ve been here all along
So quit your same old song

The world is mine I started it
And I want every part of it
Go away, away
I still see you glistening
You must not be listening
Go away, away, and stay away
Track Name: Same Clothes
Dude fell into the world
And lucked into a good life
His hair was bleached by the sun
Bowl cut with one straight line
Thoughts fell out of his brain
His creations kept him entertained
His tow head darkened with time
Now he combs it to the ride side

He’s looking at everything he knows
Wondering where the time all goes
He could’ve been anything
But still wears the same clothes
Some things happen
His heart can not condone
But as long as he’s laughing
He just rolls along
He just keeps on rolling along

Dude grew into a man
And saw some things he could not understand
But he takes it all in a stride
After all, his is a good life

He’s looking at everything he knows
Wondering where the time all goes
He could’ve been anything
But still wears the same clothes
Some things happen
His heart can not condone
But as long as he’s smiling
He just rolls along
He just keeps on rolling along
Track Name: Beethoven's Birthday
What is the reason that they go on like they do?
‘Til all of a sudden then they act just like all fool?
Live how you want to live and say what you want to say
But each day try to make it not like the other days

What is the reason when we lay our freedom down?
We take it for granted when we feel it all around
Love fills the empty space if that’s what you create
Each day appreciate this is not like the other days

Monday, Someday, Each Day, All Day
Tuesday, Work Day, One Day, Today
Friday, Pay Day, Snow Day, Play Day
Bad Day, Worse Day, Good Day, My Day
Sunday, Fun Day, Sick Day, Sad Day
Firsy Day, Fast Day, Slow Day, Last Day
Birthday