Those who know me (and will go so far as to admit it!), know I'm a mom to 3 boys. Ah, motherhood has its benefits . . . which , more and more, seem to be subject to the same cuts as our provincial budget. But I digress. Even so, our day is not without its usual, familial routines. Bedtime is synonymous with storytime and songtime, in our household. Never content to "let it be", the kids and I have taken some familiar rhymes, songs and ditties and "spruced the goose", as it were, with Fruvous-related lyrics.
PIECE 'O' CAKE (sung to Patty-Cake, Patty-Cake, Bakerman) Fru-show date? Don't hesitate, Fruvous fan! Call Ticketmaster As fast as you can. Pick it, the ticket, and Charge it to your card. Pencil -in your calendars, It's not that hard! Hickory, dickory dock. Those Fruvous guys sure can rock! FRU-GAL's LAMENT If wishes were horses, Then beggars would ride. If Mike Ford were single Then I'd be his bride. But since he's entangled With somebody else, I still have Jian, Dave and Mur all to myself! DAYS DAZE Thirty days hath September, April, June, and November. February has twenty-eight alone. All the rest have thirty one. Excepting Leap Year, that's the time When February has twenty-nine. So, how does Fruvous manage to fix Annual tour dates numbering...366 ? SAY YER PRAYERS . . . Mike Ford Could sing no word. For his life Could drum not Jian. Neither Dave nor Mur Could lyrics remember. Moxy Fruvous' collective worst dream! SING A SONG OF SETLISTS Sing a song of setlists, (Apocalyptic "Fly"?) Four enchanting Fruvi Basked in applause. When their show was opened The boys began to sing . . . Was not that their 1000th time Singin' 'bout the Spanish King? (ROSE)MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB-BASTE Moxy Fruvous on the lam Their flight? From show to show. And everywhere that Fruvous went, Their fans were sure to go. Fans followed them to gigs each week, Maps criss-crossed, to and fro. It made the Fruguys shake their heads, At the lengths to which fans would go. Fans entered clubs, tho' underaged Which was against the rules. What did fans care? Fruvous was there. It was worth skipping the day from school. The bouncers tried to turn them out, Yet these shows the fans wouldn't miss. If they pestered Marcus long enough They could get on the band's guest list. MOXY DOODLE Moxy Fruvous Went to some town, Riding down the highway. Mur stuck a walkman in his ear Listenin' to Sinatra's "I Did It My Way." DR.FOSTER IN THE U.K. Murray Foster Went to Gloucester In a shower of glory. And what of Mike And Jian and Dave? Well, that's ANOTHER story! THEIR NUMBER'S UP One, two Moxy who? Three, four Know the score. Five, six Fruvous kicks. Seven, eight, Fans can't wait. Nine, ten, On the road again! FRUVOUS ANTHEM Fruvous we sing of thee Your creativity Of this we sing. Band whose popularity Derives from their peculiarity, You guys are quite the rarity! Jus' keep doing your thing! THE FRUVOUS CURSE-TERDAY Yesterday, Fruvous left T.O. to tour and play Now my trouble have begun today Since Fruvous left here Yesterday. Suddenly, All that can go wrong went wrong, I'd say It's Murphy's Law, and now I'm gonna pay Since Fruvous left here Yesterday. Why they Had to go I don't know They wouldn't stay. Damn bills Piled in hills, How I long for Yesterday, ay, ay, ay Yesterday Lucky charms can't keep bad luck at bay I crawl under cover and then hide away Been beleaguered since Yesterday La la la la la la-la.