Upsy Downsy Land (2010 Remix)

from William's Doll Deluxe (2020 Remaster) by Tadpoles



©1990 Tadpoles. Original version released on 1990 Cassette Album, "William's Doll". Recorded on 4-track cassette.


Emil, he says it smell like gold
And digs his pockets deeper
Find he does a pocket watch
A patch of mold and spaghetti garden creeper

Upsy Downsy Land, Upsy Downsy Land
Everyone holds hands in upsy downsy land

Rachel feels like swimming now
And fills her glass with water
Shen then blow up yellow duck
An old brown cow
And is born their water daughter

Captain struck a hollow night
He beat wood with a bone
Here he was with bone in hand
A gleam in eye
Feet they made of stone

Sometimes when I'm seeing red
Sometimes when I'm out of my head
Sometimes when you see me frown
Some when you see a clown
Sometimes when I'm feeling dead
Sometimes when you're in my bed
You come around, you come around

You got me up, I'm feeling down
With one more dose, I'll stay around
In Upsy Downsy Land

©1990 Todd Parker, David Armamentos and Michael Kite Audino, BMI


from William's Doll Deluxe (2020 Remaster), released April 13, 1990
Produced by Todd Parker with Michael Kite Audino
Recorded on cassette 4-track in New Castle, PA, Brooklyn NY and Champaign, IL between December 1989 and April 1990 by Todd Parker and Michael Kite Audino
Originally mixed by Todd Parker with David Armamentos in 1990 ; Remixed by Todd Parker in January 2010
Todd Parker - Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Bass, Effects
Michael Kite Audino - Drums


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Tadpoles Hoboken, New Jersey

Tadpoles, based in Hoboken, NJ, disbanded in 2000 after releasing 4 critically acclaimed studio albums, 1 live album and 1 E.P. all on their own Bakery Records label (except for their last studio album, Whirlaway, which was released on Australia's Camera Obscura Records.) The group was formed by vocalist/guitarist, Todd Parker and original drummer, Michael Kite Audino in New York City in 1990. ... more

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