Bugs and Slugs

Bugs and Slugs

kahlo2013's picture

Tags: 

Liner Notes: 

A little summer song that I could envision singing with children -

Collaboration welcome!

Lyrics: 

Bugs and Slugs

C
bugs and slugs
slugs and bugs
bugs and slugs
summer is here

bugs and slugs
slugs and bugs
bugs and slugs
everywhere

V1
they’re in our garden
all around
high on the leaves
low on the ground
eating away at
what we grow
leaving our veggies
full of holes

C
bugs and slugs
slugs and bugs
bugs and slugs
summer is here

bugs and slugs
slugs and bugs
bugs and slugs
everywhere

V2
they’re in our front yard
back yard too
down in the grass
up in the pool
slithering and creeping
without a care
surprising us but
we’re not scared

C
bugs and slugs
slugs and bugs
bugs and slugs
summer is here

bugs and slugs
slugs and bugs
bugs and slugs
everywhere

C
squishy and crunchy
slimy and buzzy
black, brown, red, white
orange, yellow, and green
big, round, long, small
so many bugs and slugs
we have seen....

C
bugs and slugs
slugs and bugs
bugs and slugs
summer is here

bugs and slugs
slugs and bugs
bugs and slugs
everywhere



Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.

Comments

tcelliott's picture

So, you've nailed my efforts at gardening in a straightforward lyric about bugs (and slugs.) I feel like this could easily be put to music.

OdilonGreen's picture

For me, it's spiders and stinkbugs infesting my home (rather than my non-existent garden), but I can still absolutely relate. Fun!

billwhite51's picture

my four year old daughter and I have been jamming on this for the last hour.

Wolf Kier's picture

Loving the onomatopoeia of it all. Perfect kids song. Hook after hook. Great stuff.

IA's picture

Hehee, makes them all sound very intriguing and fun. And tasty. Gotta find some and put them in my mouth.

Tho we don't really have slugs in Finland.

But we have heavy metal bands playing kids music. Maybe this is not so metal hm?

Chip Withrow's picture

Yes, fun! Kids would love it - grown-ups, too.
Makes me feel quite carefree, and in this weird summer, somewhat nostalgic and bittersweet. But I still have my gardening.

johnstaples's picture

Awww yeah Liz, what a delightful little song! I was of course drawn in by the title, "Bugs and Slugs"! You do a great job of describing these little guys! And yes, our garden is a HOLY spot right about now! Plus, they are getting in our house in record numbers! I agree this would be a cute kid's song! Second career for you? Traveling Bard for the Young? Great work on this!

Tim Fatchen's picture

Great kids song. Liz, I'm pressed at present (and away next week). If no-one else picks this up prod me in about 10 days when I'm back?

I don't like bugs.
I mean...I really don't like them.
I don't like seeing them, hearing them, nor reading about them.
But...yet I found myself enjoying reading these lyrics and imagining some music behind them. Its the way with words that I've come to know from you in my little time in 50/90.
There's another artist here that I just found - @Amanda Rose Riley - she's doing children's tunes...you two might could make something really cool.
I...am hesitant to inquire about a collab so early (I know I never got around to hooking up with you last time...), but..this could be kinda fun.
I'll keep this in my pocket if you don't mind, and see if I am able to manifest what I hear in my head. IF that's cool with you.
EDIT - whoops, just saw Tim's comment above mine. I withdraw. I cannot sing what I hear, anyway. Looking forward to what he can do with it.

Amanda Rose Riley's picture

Thanks for the mention, @splittybooms. And this is an adorable song! @kahlo2013, I am pretty open to collabs if you ever have a lyric that you think would work particularly well for me. Actually I am done with my children's album project for now after writing 10 songs in 3 days (!!) - two of which I still need to record and post - but that doesn't mean I will never write another one!

TheTau's picture

I'm liking this one a lot, If Tim doesn't grab it I'll take 2nd Dibs
Looks like you got people waiting in line, Just to write you a song