A Selection of Musical Tales

by Niq Reefman

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1.
04:57
Watching the animals going walkabout Browsing herbs and giving rocks a lick I've watched this one for hours and I've watched them all for years And I've hardly ever seen them getting sick I'll take a little sample - I’ve worked out what it’s for I'll take it home and add it to my tricks They called me a witchdoctor I was fascinated by all the weeds They called me a witchdoctor I collected our medicinal needs They called me a witchdoctor There were patterns no-one else could see They called me a witchdoctor Watching the animal focused on his work Sweating more than usual today He hasn't seen the signals - that’s why I’ve got the job I'll get my concoctions underway I noted all the symptoms - I caught the early signs It’s time for him to take a little break [Chorus] Watching the animals in the village grounds And I'm sensing building tension coming out But I reserved a cutting to keep the tribe at peace And grow the bonds that share the love around At the perfect dose my herbal potion works a treat Smoothing every tension in the town
2.
02:11
Close Shave Bums on the chair, chins back the barber lets the blade go free with a snap slicing away bristles of the times Just got another close shave Down to the floor, swept away if it’s feeling smooth, just look the other way year after year it’s harder to make the slice Just for another close shave Over the hill, 08 - trying to be still but the barber has the shakes cream’s getting thin on wrinkling necks of man Won’t be another close shave
3.
03:25
Glue Chewing...another pencil to death Staring...at the words on the wall Teacher! ...this ain't practical, cuz I'm Not in the headspace, I'm terribly bored This calls for an emergency Glue [sniff] the schoolkid's cocaine Take a whiff and put another line on the page Lumpy like a lunar mud Ain't no teacher takin back my snuff today Inching. ..the drawer carefully open Reaching... for the clag paste goop Heaven!... With my head in the moon, I Feel a bit giddy so I go back for more Oh boy oh boy am I crazy for my [Chorus] Easy...when the bristles behave Messy when the lid’s a bit stuck Wait up!... it’s a gateway to gunk PVA’s in the clear but then the others get harder Stay away from araldite, cuz it’s [Chorus]
4.
03:25
Mooshiek man In a van of ghostly white Hovering the streets The neighborhood is haunted Your puppies give a shriek Restaurants are cursed With howls and ghostly tunes Your pre-recorded pop songs Are drowned out in the gloom Even in the daytime The market isn't safe The evil man with the evil van Nobody can escape, he is the Mooshiek man, the mooshiek man He’ll spook $2 from your pockets and interrupt your chatter, he's the Mooshiek man, the mooshiek man, Brace yourself for the horrid apparition of The Mooshiek man, the mooshiek man, He’ll spook $2 from your pockets bewitching off your frowns, he is the The Mooshiek man, the mooshiek man, Watch out! - because the mooshiek man has come to town! Quick pickup the phone And call the Icecream man His melodies are garlic To musos with a van He's plump from too much chocolate The kids will scream for ice cream They'll turn to little monsters and tear apart the street All of this in hoping Our souls will all be saved from The evil man with the evil van Close the doors and pray it's not the [Chorus]
5.
I got my mojo back Stuck in the glue of habit Life just fades to grey Left with the fog of loneliness My blood has drained away I am not amused at all Last night I was God Life can play cruel games on you Just when you’re thinking you were up on top I refuse to linger here Watch me run amok I got my mojo back Back again I can’t believe it I thought I had it made Inspiration came to me but in Time I was betrayed What is all this game about? And why am I dragged along? I will not be made a fool of I’ll fix this bloody song Calling back my brass brigade I’m back in control I got my mojo back There is no escaping it Swinging up and down Daytime soon will turn to night and Smiles turn back to frowns We’re all stuck inside the wheel You might as well enjoy the ride There’s no sanity without madness Or content without compromise Grateful that I feel at all And when I’m feeling flat I know only one direction Coming round the track I got my mojo back
6.
I'm a good boy I know just what you're thinking But you'll say it anyway You'll warn me with your wisdom And chase the fun away I know you think she’s trouble You've said the same before But I'm only staying over Dunno what you're worried for Cuz I'm a good boy I shouldn't ask for trouble By looking for a kick I'll run out of adrenalin I'll come home with a limp But you've seen me do the numbers I don't just sit and talk The obstacles are all foreseen Dunno what you're worried for Cuz I'm a good boy I need to be more caring And bend my point of view But i think you’re caring too much And i won't get worried too I used to need approval To feel i wasn't wrong But there's no pleasing everyone That's why i wrote this song You're worrying it drives me nuts You do enough for two So there's no need to double up I won't get stuck like you are stuck I'll save my breath and yaaawwnn Dunno what you're worried for Cuz I'm a good boy
7.
The horn of fate I met a monster when i went to church one day My ears were ringing when i heard the roar That fateful moment standing like a deer stuck on the road Staring into sound beams in the hall I couldn't move a muscle and i knew my fate was sealed Like a werewolf in the moon i felt the call I heard the horn of fate I heard the horn of fate I heard the horn of fate Trembling with goosebumps as the creature turned to me The congregation fading to a drone I tried to say a prayer but i couldn't move my lips Knowing i was hypnotised it spoke There's no use making sense of it recording it on page The music tells the story of my fall [Chorus] And to this day i hear the demons calling out to me While brazen fanfares bellow in my ears Driving off the last remains of peacefulness inside Keeling over belted into bits Bordering insanity with brass stuck in my brain Blasting hot air tunnelled through the bore [Chorus]
8.
03:42
Instrumental
9.
04:35
Obligation I watch the shore from here while a breeze keeps the mist away Thinning out the fingers of a ghost I smell the fields of green from across the rocky waters. It blows a kiss of perfume to my home The seagulls come and go - they don't know responsibility - while I'm obliged to Keep my charge alone Obligation - I feel an Obligation - held fast Obligation - I'm torn between an Obligation and my heart And my heart Today I'll make-believe on a passage to the headland I've left my charge behind forever I'll kiss the ground and let my senses embrace the scenery And for a moment I'll forget I'm on the path to give my vision possibility I won't return to climb those stairs again [Chorus] Someday I'll give the keys away when the circumstances favor it And let the beacon pass to other hands I'll hurtle down the stairs where the ferryman is waiting I'll take an oar until we land I've waited patiently and it feels like an eternity But I'm still penned up held inside my charge Like a ship stuck in a jar Like a ship stuck in a jar Like a ship stuck in a jar [Chorus]
10.
02:32
Fishing Why work a job when i can go fishing? I don't need a job cuz i can go fishing Why work a job when i can go fishing? i wonder what I'll catch today Fishing, I'm fishing Sitting at the pier while the clouds are spinning Fishing, I'm fishing look for me by the bay Why shop for food when i can go fishing? I don't need the shops when i can go fishing Why shop for food when i can go fishing? I wonder what I'll catch today [Chorus] Why buy a house when i can go fishing? I don't want more when i can go fishing Why upsize when i can go fishing? i wonder what I'll catch today [Chorus] I don't need a holiday cuz I'm gone fishing You only need a break when you are rat racing I don't need a holiday cuz I'm gone fishing i wonder what I'll catch today [Chorus]
11.
04:51
In Australia I like to see the old familiar faces that I've got to know And listen to recounts of what the dice have rolled us up today recalling all the golden moments seem to make our faces glow but I need another story and I think I'm getting called In Australia it doesn't look so far From the beaches to the ranges from the plains into the inner reach In Australia it doesn't look so far From the crocodiles,down to the bight and sailing to the tasman sea I can feel adventure calling, calling me to follow my nose I can feel the breeze already colors of the wind will lead the way leading me to foreign places, meeting friendly people I won't know and though they'd like to keep me here I know I just can't [Chorus] Far across the sea, I've heard some people think we're smaller than Europe Excited by the island they'll gloss over vital details like the scale perhaps it's just a coffee book or maybe cuz they're booking a tour but if they knew how far it's really was I think they'd be blown [Chorus]

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released April 9, 2017

Artwork: Jennifer Hankin
Recorded, Mixed, mastered & layout by: Dr Jared Micallef @ Marban Music Studios
Visit at: Www.niqreefman.com.au - Join my traveling muso mailing list for updates on the road of photos, gigs and crazy stories (maybe 4 times a year)
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Niq Reefman Sydney, Australia

Niq trumpets like a singer, keyboards like a bass player, sings like a narrator and ukuleles like an electric guitar - his musical performance is best described by picturing “Tim Minchin, flying a trumpet through a thunderstorm”.
He spreads songs of beauty, mirth, camaraderie, inspiration and action to a world that craves the social zest of an Irish pub and the hopeful melodies of nature.
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