Beach Ball and the Silver Frog

by S K Y T O N E

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Recorded and mixed at Woodside Studio, Studio Larose and janglewave between June 2014 and Nov 2016.
Some recording done at Loon Cove July 2014.
Field recordings by Darius Doddridge June 2014 @ the Farm.
Mastered @ janglewave

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released July 1, 2015

Rodney Doddridge: Vocals, bass, drums, drum machine, piano, guitar.
Darius Doddridge: Vocals, guitars, percussion.
John Doddridge: Piano on Gramma
Mark Dojzmen: Violin on Paris, Mandolin on Gramma


All songs written by Rodney and Darius Doddridge*

*Lyrics for Red Wine Black Coffee and Jackie O written by Ramona Doddridge

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S K Y T O N E Ottawa, Ontario

Skytone are Rodney and Darius Doddridge, brothers with a keen ear for melodies that pack more sunshine and warmth per decibel than you would have thought possible. The bright jangle pop tune "Second Hand Shops" and the moodier "Bright and Better Days are available for digital download. Also check out Skytone Live @ The Fishfry, eleven mostly upbeat and summery backyard indie tunes ... more

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Track Name: The Summer That Never Ends
The Summer That Never Ends

Verse

In the city where I live
The summer doesn’t last very long
So we don’t waste time
And we savour every moment like a song

Cause when the heat is here to stay
I think about the days back then
I’m wishing we could get away
Just to see you laugh and smile again

Chorus

The days are numbered so you won’t see me around
No time to waste cause summers only slowing down
Leave all the people making money they can spend
Cause I got better plans my friend
As we run into the summeer that never ends

Verse

When the sun came out
We stood outside to watch it melt away
And I know it’s been rough
But for now I know that we will be ok

We ride our bikes along the path
Under the sun and then the stars
I look at you and you look back
As we watch the people and the cars

Chorus

Cause when the leaves fall to the ground
We have to put our toys away
No more walking in the park
Cause it gets too cold out in the dark

Chorus
Track Name: Jackie O
Jackie O

As she walked on down the street ya
From her head down to her feet ya
She looked like Jackie Onassis
Wearing cat shaped sun glasses
Everybody took a gander
As she walked her Bouvier Flander

Chorus
She looked like Jackie Onassis
Wearing her cat shaped glasses oh ya
She looked like Jackie Onassis
Wearing her cat shaped glasses oh ya

With a shift dress and block heels
She was looking for good deals
But all she found was a man
He was laying down in the sand
He was sipping a martini
In a skimpy bikini

Chorus

Well he looked up at her
And he said I, I can’t be disturbed
Cause I’m enjoying the hot sun
And you my dear are just not the one
So she kicked sand on his body
And she said boy you are haughty cause

Chorus
Track Name: Red Wine Black Coffee
Red Wine Black Coffee

A woman who loves a man only for his looks
Or one who knows a man solely from books
Sometime in the sun on a white plastic chair
Or at the salon where you colour your hair

Chorus
Red wine black coffee and shiny gold rings
And man who thinks love is all about things
Red wine black coffee and shiny gold rings
A man who thinks love is all about things

A girl who has things that point up to the sky
Or boys who talk nonsense because they’re so high
A silky smooth body holds eyes that are dead
Or ones that are shining from in her wrinkled head

Chorus