The Very Next Day (new album forthcoming)

Categories: Performance,The Big Idea

Hey friends. I’m making a new record … called The Very Next Day.

‘What’s the Big Idea?!?’ is still having a great run. It garnered critical acclaim. (It was nominated for 3 music awards including a JUNO.) More important, children and their parents love the music. They’re listening to The Big Idea in their living rooms and cars and they’re coming to live shows.

But it’s time for a new recording and the fabulous Woodshed Orchestra from Toronto is featured as the all-new Big Idea Band. The Woodshed Orchestra is, in a word, remarkable. They’re a 9-piece band of joy complete with drums, bass, guitar, accordion and a 4-piece horn section.

Please visit www.woodshedorchestra.com    You’ll be a happier person afterwards.

The Very Next Day will feature 10 songs: 9 originals and one ‘cover’ of a Pete Seeger song made famous by Raffi. (Can you name the song?) Stay tuned friends. New music will be coming your way sometime in October 2014. Another Big Idea in the works.

Meantime, here’s a sneak preview of what’s to come. It’s a ‘demo’ version of the first hit single on the record called ‘At the Drive Thru.’

Have a listen and spread the word …

 

At the Drive Thru

GW Rasberry Dave Clark

In the backseat with my sister at the drive thru

At the drive through at the drive thru

My mom my dad my brother and the dog, too

And the lineup is 12 cars long

 

I’m hoping for some French fries at the drive thru

at the drive through at the drive thru

A burger and hot chocolate and some ice cream too

And the lineup is 11 cars long

 

This could be a bad day—

if my mother doesn’t get her latté

Makes it feel just like a Monday—

on a Saturday afternoon

 

Don’t mean to be complaining at the drive thru

At the drive through, at the drive thru

But this whole thing feels insane here at the drive thru

And the lineup is 10 cars long

 

Sometimes I wonder why no one’s inside

Empty tables.  Empty chairs

It looks clean and cozy but no one is there

 

Cuz’ everybody’s lined up at the drive thru

at the drive through at the drive thru

Doesn’t make a lot of sense to me how about you

And the lineup is 9 cars long

 

9 cars long 9 cars long

see how we wait   see how we wait …

 

Our dog is getting restless at the drive thru

At the drive through at the drive thru

He’s chewing on the arm rest and the seat belt too

And the lineup is 8 cars long

 

Last time he ate 2 dozen donuts and some chili too

and some chili too at the drive thru

That’s why he’s so excited wouldn’t you be too?

And the lineup is 7 cars long

 

This could be a good day—

now that we’re only 6 cars away

Hey Look! Now we’re 5 cars away

everything’s going to be ok

 

I’m fighting with my sister at the drive thru

At the drive through at the drive thru

Threw an orange peel but I missed her at the drive thru

And the lineup is 4 cars long

Sometimes I wonder why no one’s inside

Empty tables.  Empty chairs

It looks clean and cozy but no one is there

 

My dad is getting angry at the drive thru

at the drive through at the drive thru

he’s mad at me he’s mad at her he’s mad at you

And the lineup is 3 cars long

 

3 cars long.  3 cars long

see how we wait. see how we wait

we put in our orders we’re waiting our turn

reaching the window’s our only concern

you’d think that by now maybe we might have learned

3 cars long.  3 cars long.

 

Seagulls fighting over bagels at the drive thru

At the drive through at the drive thru

Racoons on picnic tables at the drive thru

and the lineup is 2 cars long

 

Our dog is throwing up now at the drive thru

At the drive through at the drive thru

the whole car’s going crazy at the drive thru

But at least we’re first in line

Cuz we’ve been waiting all this time

At the window—we’re first in line!

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