Bon Voyage Mis Amigos

by General Joystick

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Composed and Produced by Ken Fritz

Notes about the songs:

Djibouti
A city, a country, a state of mind?! The lyrics for the bridge are inspired by titles of past General Joystick tracks

Library Girl
A non-fiction account of unrequited love

Around the Block
Just like the Tupac hologram, I one day hope to rock Coachella

Bubble Gum
I guess I don’t know what it means means means means

Elmo & Elvis
An amalgamation of two of America’s greatest cultural figures

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released September 6, 2016

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General Joystick Chicago, Illinois

General Joystick is a music project started by Ken Fritz in 2009 featuring a rotating lineup of friends and collaborators. While originally from Chicago, it was based in Nashville from 2012-2014. General Joystick strives to create instrumental rock music in a unique and ever-evolving manner. ... more

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Track Name: Djibouti
Becky is backy
Mikey is wacky
We’re under attack and
I won’t survive the night

Let me twirl you like a noodle
Let me sniff you like a poodle
Let me draw you like a doodle
I belong inside

Rhonda and Rudy
Both were roadies for Hootie
Then they moved to Djibouti
A city you’ll never find
Let me be your long lost brother
Let me morph into your mother
If you don’t like this verse then I’ll sing another
That’s not quite right

Fred stayed up late
Dwight went to bed
We think you still
Resemble Ted

You rent a cloak
At 3 am
Shift plus seven
Is Ampersand

Raccoon’s wear coats
When rain comes
And down the drain’s
Where love runs

What side I’m on
Is irrelevant
And that is my
Mission statement
Track Name: Library Girl
What kind of secrets do you keep?
I only see you once a week
But when you step right through the door
My jaw just drops right to the floor

Library girl, library girl
Recommend a book for me
A mystery or fantasy
Library girl, library girl

And when I see you in the stacks
Your smile tells me to relax
You make all others seem absurd
Because you love the written word
I would change this glossary
And put “you” right next to “me”
I just want to catch your eye
And be your library guy

Library girl, library girl
Recommend a book for me
Like your autobiography
Library girl, library girl

Your wealth of information
Is a cause for celebration girl
I have something else to say
You look beautiful today
Twain and Keats and Coben too
Could not keep me away from you
I read the books you recommend
But you’re still stuck inside my head

Library girl, library girl
Recommend a book for me
A mystery or fantasy
Library girl, library girl
Track Name: Around the Block
In the cemetery after dark
I wonder where my car is parked
Now for something quite obscene
I’ll show you where to find my spleen
In the hallway I can hear you
But which door are you walking through?
Watch me close as I go missing
Are you even really listening?

Got to walk around the block
Before you get stopped at the spot
Where you got thoughts about
What isn’t true
Once you walk around the block
You won’t get caught inside a box
Your thoughts will lead you to
Somewhere new

In the dormitory by the school
I’ll show you how to act a fool
Promise me one simple thing
You’ll knock out Tyson in the ring
All throughout our evil mission
I’ll still have my tunnel vision
I can’t tell you where we’re going
Down the river overflowing

Got to walk around the block
Before you get stopped at the spot
Where you got thoughts about
What isn’t true
Once you walk around the block
You won’t get caught inside a box
Your thoughts will lead you to
Somewhere new

(clap clap clap) Around the block

When you tell me something I don’t know
I’ll kiss you under mistletoe
Now for something I can’t stand
I’ll show you how to get a tan
We woke up with matching tattoos
Now I’m sad, alone and confused
Hologram what can I tell ya
Posthumously rock Coachella
Track Name: Bubble Gum
Bubble gum under your feet
You're stepping on it
When you're walking next to me
Get out the Goo Gone and come clean
No doubt about it
It's something that you've never seen

Then you showed up in my dream
I thought I'd find you
You were smiling back at me
Then you told me I should leave
And then I woke up
I guess I don't know what it means

Up and over
Around the corner
Almost outside
In between
Left and right
After tonight
Always near me
Everything
Track Name: Elmo & Elvis
Rain falls from the sky
And we’re stuck inside
So let’s play some twister
Invite your sister
Left foot to blue
And she got a blister
I ate a pastry
It was so tasty
I look both ways
Cause I’m into safety

Thank you
Thank you very much
You’re a muppet
Who gets tickled by the touch

Can you tell me
How to get to Memphis
On Sesame Street
Watching Viva Las Vegas

Let’s go back outside
Storms may not pass by
I heard some thunder
Now what I wonder
Where are you going?
Can I get your number?
I ate some lettuce
Confessed my fetish
You talk like Elmo
And I’ll dress like Elvis

Thank you
Thank you very much
You’re a muppet
Who gets tickled by the touch

Can you tell me
How to get to Memphis
On Sesame Street
Watching Viva Las Vegas