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Gavin
• 07.31.09 12:00 pm


Okay, we did it. After a gaggle of hours in the studio (Dan’s house) we finally crafted the gayest song ever made. Actually, it’s really just the shittiest song we could make but it doesn’t come close to the greats like Tommy Lee, Dave Matthews, Deep Blue Something and Counting Crows who inspired the project. Making fun of shit is easy. Doing something “better” is a lot harder than we thought.

Okay, we did it. After a gaggle of hours in the studio (Dan’s house) we finally crafted the gayest song ever made. Actually, it’s really just the shittiest song we could make but it doesn’t come close to the greats like Tommy Lee, Dave Matthews, Deep Blue Something and Counting Crows who inspired the project. Making fun of shit is easy. Doing something “better” is a lot harder than we thought.

The song was written and performed by Dan Morrissey (photo above) and engineered by Tony Maestrone (at desk in video below).

INTO THE LIGHT

I’m tired of travelin’ where the road don’t lead
Jiggiti-boppa-jonesin’ for a chance to breathe
And my satchel is filled up with dreams
Burstin’ at the seams

Give me faith, my lover, give me the news
Down by the river where I play my blues
On my grandaddy’s beat-up guitar
Hey, papa, I’m a star

So put me on a train
And let the whistle blow
I’m-a take it wherever it goes –everybody knows

So bring your good friends around
Let’s sit around the fire til the sun goes down
And say n’na n’na n’na
And follow me into the night

So bring your good friends around
Let’s say goodbye to this goddamn town
And say n’na n’na n’na
And follow me into the night

Follow me into the light.

I was walking down the street the other day – old black man askin’ people for change. I went up to him I said, “Hey man, I got a question for you. What’s it all about?” He looked up at me and he said, “Three words my brother FOLLOW – YOUR – BLISS.”

I’ve got this feelin that I can’t control
Like zippidi dop a doo wop of a jazzman’s soul
I’m livin my life like a song
A million miles long

So put me on a train
And let the whistle blow
I’m-a take it wherever it goes –everybody knows

So bring your good friends around
Let’s sit around the fire til the sun goes down
And say n’na n’na n’na
And follow me into the night

So bring your good friends around
Let’s say goodbye to this goddamn town
And say n’na n’na n’na
And follow me into the night

Follow me into the light.

Don’t think about all the crazy little things
Cuz you never really know what tomorrow bri-i-ings
There’s thinking goin’ down not happenin’ together
While there’s people goin round not thinkin’ bout the weather
Don’t forget your mind and your money and the dark
You can lose it if you choose it
Don’t forget to make your mark
Cuz once is once but it’s not the only time
If you blow it on a nickel you can spend it on a dime
Say sha n’na na n’na na na
Say sha n’na na n’na na na
Say sha n’na na n’na na na
Say sha n’na na n’na na na
Say sha n’na na n’na na na
(fade out)

Here’s some more highlights from the studio sessions…


Comments
  1. MISTER FISTER says:

    My new mission is to help make “Jiggity-Boppa-Jonesin” the newest internet meme.

    This shit scores.

  2. ??? says:

    You are a star indeed.

    Gavin, i kind of feel sorry for your friends. Why do you make them hang out with you when you’re naked?

  3. rollie says:

    This could be a David Brent comeback single.

  4. buffalowinger says:

    perfect

  5. Bertram Settlemires says:

    Jiggity-Boppa-Jonesin!

  6. Check out “my” website to hear the original.

    http://www.myspace.com/14u2hear

  7. Kim Mitchell says:

    feel good hit of the summer just in time for the long weekend

  8. fizzlebottom says:

    I have a feeling this will be Smashmouth’s “comeback” song. I put comeback in quotes because they never really left: the singer has that show on food network, and their music is so timeless.

  9. DamnDanMan says:

    nailed it. the lyrics are great

  10. zuckerrrrrrrr says:

    i’m not old enough to relate to this. how about one of those daughtry or nickelback or hoobastank acts? or some stupid dr. dog college shit? ur an old man gavin get with the times.

  11. ew says:

    this was actually really, really funny.Im gonna send it to my lil sis at ohioU and have her make it into the next good-time- jam-session-midwest-hackey-sack anthem. It may even usurp Dispatch.But yes, do a nickelback version next.

  12. Brian says:

    I’m with Kim Mitchell on this one. This is the New Carling Black Label Summer Anthem!

  13. no. thanks. says:

    this is pretty good because i totally get what you guys are getting at. the only thing i can complain about is the singer……..dude is not hitting those high notes when he should be. like thats the only missing element the power-douche vocal. otherwise 10/10 and its beyond fucking great amazing!

  14. Street Boning says:

    I kinda like it actually.

  15. imyar says:

    the laughing parts are funny

  16. barry bored says:

    you should have overdubed some slide blues guitar during the parts you were talking about the blues

  17. yawn says:

    you have a weird dick

  18. harpua says:

    Awesome! I love the Pogues!

  19. Bob Dylan's Left Nut says:

    So I just had a really nice lunch at this Mediterranean place up in Yorkville while I was running an errand for my boss and then I get back to work, listen to this piece of shit baboon’s arse of a song, and promptly spew my delicious lunch all over my desk. Fuck you. You owe me a new keyboard.

  20. JUciFER says:

    That riff sounds kind of like “Brimful of Asha” by Cornershop.

  21. emily says:

    i would like to see the video of you talking that guy into letting you give him a foot high-five while you are naked.

  22. JUciFER says:

    Christian Contemporary. But better.

  23. Douche deDouche McDouche says:

    douchetastic.

  24. Drippy Dog Dix and Cum Bubbles or something says:

    Yes, “Jiggiti-boppa-jonesin” is important, and I also concur that the little giggle parts at the end of those verses are brilliant! Good job.

  25. Dry Rub says:

    feel good hit of the summer!

  26. Sir Walter Raleigh says:

    It kinda made me think of the Pogues too. Oh and you overdid it with the tats.

  27. 5-0 says:

    Great stuff. Keep it up & you could be the next Spin Doctors.

  28. best friends with an old black man says:

    I finally understand why I hate musicians. God this is amazing.

  29. Jimmy Doyle says:

    worst…. songs… ever

  30. Fucko says:

    A noble effort, but you still haven’t outgayed LFO’s “Summer Girls”. Back to the drawing board.

  31. where is this glorious track avail for d/l… must mix it into the cut @ the club

  32. Uh... says:

    Does no one feel embarrassed for this 40 year old has been?

  33. bloop says:

    quote:

    “Making fun of shit is easy. Doing something “better” is a lot harder than we thought.”

    No fucking kidding. Our entire generation in two sentences.

    Also, this is pretty good.

  34. FAILFAG says:

    Uh….. you live in Ottawa

  35. FAILFAG says:

    sexy sexy gaavin

    swoon city

  36. nick says:

    most I’ve laughed on this website

  37. Roight says:

    I fucking love the ending.

  38. skull front says:

    i went into the light right at the start.

    burnt my eye on the bulb.

    http://www.cafepress.com/jesushadsballs

  39. Emo Kid says:

    “I’m livin my life like a song”

  40. Brian says:

    Just found a band with a similar vibe . . .

    http://www.myspace.com/rallyfor1

  41. Beef says:

    This was so dead-on, it gave me douche chills.

  42. Beef says:

    the rap part. omg. this is amazing,

  43. Anonymous says:

    I commend you. This gets worse with ever listen.

  44. Irony is for Cowards.

    “…And make no mistake: irony tyrannizes us. The reason why our pervasive cultural irony is at once so powerful and so unsatisfying is that an ironist is impossible to pin down. All U.S. irony is based on an implicit ‘I don’t really mean what I’m saying.’ So what does irony as a cultural norm mean to say? That it’s impossible to mean what you say? That maybe it’s too bad it’s impossible, but wake up and smell the coffee already? Most likely, I think, today’s irony ends up saying: ‘How totally banal of you to ask what I really mean.’ ” – David Foster Wallace

  45. Jello Biafra says:

    This sounds like the Hold Steady.

  46. the truth says:

    this is better than anything the clash ever wrote.

  47. Plonsker says:

    Excellent. I’ve heard songs like this one at coffee shop open mics for years.

  48. Plonsker says:

    I also laughed my ass off and loved the part about the old black man!

  49. as a huge fan of DFW i gotta say… this type of thing gavin just pulled is NOT what DFW is getting at with that quote, or in that essay. you need to go back and read his books man you just sound like an asshole

  50. two cents says:

    Tony Maestrone is the fucking a number one dude!

  51. blackwigga says:

    you could’ve at least sung it yourself.

    Who the fuck is this guy?

  52. Not bad... says:

    Next time you should start with this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExGQB8prYEQ&feature=channel

    and then try and work your towards this (the reigning worst song of all time):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHkmLEhFq44

    if you get lost along the way, walk in this direction:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYN74ZW4k_E&feature=related

  53. terrible says:

    This guy is a joke. A 40 year old with two kids doing look at my dinkle routines?

    I can’t wait til 50. What’s he going to do? Shit his pants?

    S

  54. terrible says:

    We can only dream.

  55. skibbidy dopta says:

    Can you believe the talent New York produces? It takes your soul on this concrete journey down the jagged path of excess through the burning streetlights into the haven of expression that is a sultry underground jazz club or a seedy punk bar on the Lower East Side. Here’s on of NYC’s finest, they have a smokey Tom Waitsy, Blind Melony vibe that’s totally original.

    http://www.myspace.com/electricblackmusic

  56. tommy gun says:

    hahahahaha – really laughing at this.

  57. ***** says:

    this is so depressing that Gavin’s is the only cock I’ve seen in months. alas!

  58. we could all use a little change says:

    Yes the song is great, but I think you all missed fizzlebottom’s mention of the guy from Smash Mouth being on Food Network. THAT is the funniest thing on this page.

  59. Frank DeFalco says:

    It would have been a lot funnier if Gavin had a boner the whole time.

  60. Dry Rub says:

    god, this song is seriously so stuck in my head, omg

  61. Dry Rub says:

    garage bandy

  62. fuckoff says:

    that was sooooooo gay

  63. Reggie says:

    this song saved my life

  64. Ah so says:

    This is how you get people to buy shirts.

  65. Ah so says:

    Or me at least.

  66. tigerspice says:

    my parents play there music at coffee shops, so thanks for essentially putting my childhood into a song and shitting all over my brain with it.

    follow.your.bliss.

  67. tigerspice says:

    also, your band should be called mandy’s dreams or something equally as gay.

  68. silkworm exploding says:

    i dont know which is worse
    http://ubuweb.com/sound/komar.html

  69. neezy says:

    you’re right about LFO’s Summer Girls

  70. framengo says:

    that dfw quote would make a lot more sense in other entries of this site.

  71. fuck everybody says:

    this song angered me so much that I kicked Adam Duritz in the balls when I saw him in Soho

  72. cunty mcstevens says:

    good!

  73. ew world order says:

    Savage Garden still hold the title. Not even Gavin’s penis is that gay.

  74. shitstain mcgee says:

    that penis looks like it fucked John merrick

  75. turdle says:

    the entourage theme song is up there…


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