by Martin Swinger

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    Martin's Latest featuring Little Plastic Part, Betty Boop & Buddha, Wooden Boy, Consider the Oyster and MORE!

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My latest CD featuring Little Plastic Part, Betty Boop & Buddha, Consider the Oyster!, Wooden Boy, Coney Island Lullaby and more!


released May 21, 2012

All songs original



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Martin Swinger Augusta, Maine

Martin Swinger’s songs span Alzheimer’s, Autism, oysters, dogs, Betty Boop & Buddha. Surprising, humorous, intimate, outrageous - each song sung with the panache of a seasoned performer.
With 5 albums & songwriting awards, Martin counts among his fans Pete Seeger, Paul Stookey, Ezra Idlet, Vance Gilbert, John Waters and Cherry Delight - MISS Coney Island 20131! Kerrville Family stage!
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Track Name: Something Like Goodbye
There's something your not saying,
I see it in your eyes.
Could it be, what you're not telling me
Is Something Like Goodbye
Track Name: Wire and the Window
Another Moth is trapped
Between the Wire and the Window
She cannot fly away and she cannot reach the light
A paradox of loneliness - in between the worlds:
Fluttering for Freedom
Beaten by the Flight
Track Name: My Old Shoe
You're the Dog on my floor
Green Stamps from the store
Rock-N'Roll concert stub
Rubber duck in a tub
You're my tire swing tree,
Lifetime Guarantee!
Tried and True
I Love You,
My Old Shoe.
Track Name: Jamie's Song
Are the visions to which I am dumb?
Won't you open my ears
To the songs of the Sun?

If there are saints, Jamie, you must be one
Track Name: From Your Gravity
I am calling from Saturn,
From the top of Farm Hill.

I'm afraid you won't answer
And afraid that you will...

I blasted off with both rockets
Burning fire to break free

Now I'm light years from Freedom
Free from your Gravity
Track Name: Stay With Me
You disappear behind lengthening shadows
Or hide in the clouds the whole day

Make me One Promise
before you go under:
You won't leave me waiting in Winter forever?
Track Name: Martin Swinger & Casco Bay Tummlers - Consider the Oyster!
An Oyster leads a dangerous and stressful life.
Indeed, his chance to live at all is mighty slim.
He can expect only One Fate:
to end life one someone's plate,
... and until that prospects are pretty grim...
Track Name: Man on the Moon
There is a Man on the Moon

Thinks he's up on a ladder,

He wants to know how to get down.

He feels so unsteady,
someone better come soon

And take care of the man.
Track Name: Home to You
I thought I'd lost a good friend, but I found one in return.
And I'm coming home -
let a candle in the window burn
It may take until tomorrow to get where I belong
But I'm coming home to you in a Song
Track Name: Watching you Sleep
I am your moon
Across the room
Reflecting your light

I think I see
You watching me
All through the night...
Track Name: Coney Island Lullaby
Took a trip to the moon today
Rode the Razzle Dazzle, too.
Bumper cars and the Steeple Chase
And then we rode the Loop-de-Loop!

Won a bear with a baseball
Saw mermaids on parade
Muscle man and a Frosty Cup
Drink Ice Cold Lemonade!
Track Name: Wooden Boy
I'm the Wooden Boy.
That may be all you see -
A puppet on a string.
But there is more to me
And all I ask of you
Is to be understood.
To see the boy beneath the boy
Who's made of wood...

I'm in here.
Track Name: Betty Boop & Buddha
Betty Boop & Buddha Driving in a car
Stopping at the farmer's market
Betty buys a bagel, Buddha eyes a beer
Buddha, Betty tells him, You can put that pack right here!
Track Name: Music in the Rafters
Up in the beams a swallow builds a nest
To start another generation
To shelter family from the rain
and make music

A feathered mystery unfolds
And songs of hunger being answered
As little wings learn how to fly
and make music!

Music in the Rafters
Rhythm in the wings
Melody in Laughter
Music in the Rafters.