Waving Kissyhead Vol. 1

by Chandler Travis Philharmonic

E 04:42
Here's that chord you wanted Here's that chord called “E” Here's that chord you wanted What more do you want from me?!? CHORUS: It's E! (Eeeeeeee!!) Five zillion years ago, When the world was still a swamp Back before anyone even tried to be good Back when there was nothing to talk about I'm talking about way way back (way back!) I said way back (way back!) Back before trees got legs Back when bugs was big Something with a skull And something like a backbone Rose up out of the tarpit I said he rose up out of the tarpit I said he rose!!! CHORUS: It's E! (Eeeeeeee!!) And then civilization came along And tried to make that scream into a song Took that same old thing they used to play And yuppified it into A And that worked for a little while, 'Cause everybody likes to be modern But then they started getting a little restless And then they were getting a little bored And then they wanted more! So scientists developed the C chord A chord that would go with anything! A brand new Kellogg's-like breakfast chord! This led to radios and morning shows Which led to desperation! (Desperation!) Shininess! (Shininess!) Exercise! (Exercise!) Skiing! (Skiing!) Oh, no! They didn't wanna go back! You couldn't drag 'em back! Till there was no choice! No choice and nothing but CHORUS: It's E! (Eeeeeeee!!) Well, you can B flat, But F, If you really wanna C sharp, CHORUS: It's E! (Eeeeeeee!!)
If your wife and your mother was drowning tell me which one would you save? Would you save your dear wife, or the mother that gave you birth? Remember, you can get another wife but you can never get another mother So tell me, my friend, which one would you save? Would you save your wife? (no no no) Or would you save your mother (now you're talking to me, friend) Would you save your wife? (no no no) Or would you save your mother (now you're talking to me, friend) Remember, you can get another wife but you can never get another mother So tell me, my friend, which one would you save?
Human 04:27
Got opposite thumbs / And a taste for meat I walk upright / On my own two feet Need shelter / Got glass and steel Need to travel / Got a rubber wheel My brain is so big / Barely fits in my skull Communicate / Via miracle Made up a box / Called it Pandora Opened it up / Savored its aura CHORUS: I’m human / You man? Me man / It's true man WE ALL MAN / WE ALL HUMAN Took the atom / And made it split Then roasted a pig / In an open pit Got a Satellite / Right up above me Gives me tweets / From David Duchovny Dug up the iron / Melted it down Made a big shovel / and buried my town Took a hollow stick / Flled it with ink Wrote down what God said / Didn’t even blink CHORUS
If you're looking for someone to make you happy You're looking in the wrong place- you've got to Make yourself happy / make yourself happy You got plenty of time, plus you're easy to find So put a smile on your own damn face You don't have to be a hermit you don't have to be a monk But good luck on finding someone else to straighten out your junk Make yourself happy (x 2) You don't have to go far, and you've already got your own car Give romance a little break Give yourself some flowers or give yourself some meat No one knows better when you need a little treat Make yourself happy (x 2) Don't be begging for bones, you've got stand up on your own Two feet if you wanna feel reet If they rock your world, you're gonna wanna make a fuss But don't be disappointed when they're only one of us Make yourself happy (x 2) Like it says in the song, you shoulda saw it comin' all along Just be glad you got a seat


No longer for sale! Head over to pick these up on "Waving Kissyhead Vol. 2 & 1".

"Waving Kissyhead Vol. 1" is the appetizer for the Chandler Travis Philharmonic's forthcoming full-length opus, "Waving Kissyhead Vol. 2", due just in time for your holiday shopping needs, and finds the CTP in full-blown, raucous party mode -adult beverages all but mandatory!

The EP opens with "E", a bone-rattling history of the E chord from pre-historic times right up to the present, before posing the provocative question, "if your wife and your mother were drowning, which one would you save?", on the the age-old calypso classic, "Your Wife and Mother." Things take an almost thoughtful turn on "Human", as the CTP ruminates about the malevolence of the human species, before concluding, on "Make Yourself Happy", that a little do-it-yourself might be the way to go.

Just four cuts, but hopefully a short but welcome recess from reason, responsibility, and complexity of any kind. You're welcome!

** Buy Volume 1 and we'll send you a 20% discount code for Volume 2 when it's released! **


released September 1, 2016

Rikki Bates- drums
Fred Boak- bg vox; lead voc, 4
Dinty Child- mandocello, accordion; bg vox; lead voc, 4
John Clark- string bass
Berke McKelvey- saxophones; bg vox, 1, 2, & 4
Mike Peipman- trumpet; bg vox, 1, 2, & 4
Bob Pilkington- trombone; bg vox, 1, 2, & 4
Cliff Spencer- keys
Chandler Travis- guitars, vox, remainder

John Styklunas- electric bass, 1
Steve Wood- guitar, 3
Ducky Carlisle- bg vox, 1

All songs written by Chandler Travis (Farfy/ BMI)
except 3 by Chandler Travis & Gip Hoppe (Farfy, BMI)
and 2 by Edwards Rupie (Haka Taka Music / BMI)

Basics recorded at Dimension in Jamaica Plain, MA. by Ducky Carlisle with Joe Stewart, Nov. 10, 2013, and mixed at Ice Station Zebra, Medford, MA. by Ducky Carlisle, plus overdubs at Kelp Manor (among other places) by Chandler Travis.


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THE CHANDLER TRAVIS PHILHARMONIC is a 9-piece technicolor extravaganza from Boston that includes a horn section, string bass, mandocello, guitar, keys, drums, accordion, and valet. George Carlin and NRBQ are among their longtime supporters; others include Bonnie Raitt, Elvis Costello, Bruce Springsteen, Of Montreal, Ween, and yer mother. ... more

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