The Music of Paul Voudouris

King Prawn (Pop Rock)

The 1977 recording by Paul's new band is rhythmic, dynamic, and melodic. Co-produced with Grammy winning engineer/producer Francis Buckley, this work was recorded in Hit Records Studios, San Miguel de Allende, and mixed at Mr. Buckley's private studio. Excellent musicianship, great production and, as always, original songs. From pop to rock to ballad to jazz.

Review for King Prawn

Roxy Music/Bryan Ferry meets Japan/David Sylvian meets Blue Nile at U2. Yeah...Brilliant!
Published in Matrix Promotions Review

Track Listing

01 Knocking on your door

you  know i did that thing i shouldn't have done i was wrong
i won't even try an explanation why i just had to come i called
you no answer so here i am i know i was the one who did what he
done it was dumb should i turn around leave without a sound i just
had to come i called you no answer so here i am the lights are out
but i know you're home i feel you right behind the i'm knockin'
on your door open up and let me in i'm knockin' on your door
open up and let me in i know i crossed the line for no reason or
rhyme i lost control  will it be goodbye or one more try i just had
to come i called you no answer so here i am the lights are out but
i know you're home i feel you right behind the i'm knockin' on
your door open up and let me in i'm knockin' on your door open
up and let me in i'm in that shirt you once gave me with humble
heart on bended knee i'll beg i'll whine i'll cry i'll plead you are
my one and everything yeah i'm knockin' on your door open up
and let me in i'm knockin' on your door open up and let me in

lyrics:  paul voudouris
 © 1997, hopscotch fever music, ascap

02 cocaine

"cocaine"

it's sexy chic so hip so cool the thing to do it makes gods of fools imported skirt designer suit they're in the toilet with a couple grams of toot takes your lows makes them high all you need is one more line... it makes you talk more than you should pumps you up like no other could takes your lows makes them high all you need is one more line... cocaine... excessive thoughts aggresive moods poisons right it's a demon food it steals your love and leaves you cold turns you dark as it drains your soul takes your lows makes them high all you need is one more line......................................................................
.............................................................................................................................. cocaine

lyrics: paul voudouris
© 1997, hopscotch fever music, ascap

03 i'm a dreamer

i believe in rainbow's gold lucky charms knock on wood
horoscopes shooting stars hand of god
twist of fate i believe in youthful things
life's naive innocence eternal springs make believe hand of
god twist of fate i talk to trees and bless each sneeze i'm in a
blissful peace i'm a dreamer i live in a dream it's my reality i believe what
goes around comes around that a soul could return to this earthly ground hand
of god twist of fate i talk to
 trees and bless each sneeze
i'm in a blissful peace
i'm a dreamer i
live in a dream it's my reality
i'm a dreamer

lyrics: paul voudouris
© 1997, hopscotch fever music, ascap

04 with your dog

he's in the bar he's in the restaurant
you take him everywhere and
anywhere you want he's in your lap
then he's at my feet it's there your
puppy has begun to go in heat he
shimmies up my leg he hasn't moved
he eyes the cabernet sniffs the salad in a salivating way he
does his doo does dada in the streets you pat his head
to congratulate the feat and then you just walk on hey
i'm not in love with your dog your furry friend he thinks
you're god of all he loves your smell and he answers when
you call you're on parade you and your
pedigree just do me a favor and keep both
of you from me
and no one's right or wrong
i'm not in love with your dog

lyrics: paul voudouris
© 1997, hopscotch fever music, ascap

05 ticket to the moon

it's one of
those nights what
can i say i guess i'm all
right yeah i guess i'm okay
but i'm wishin' somehow i was
far from here a friend comes around a
gift in his hand guaranteed to
unground says it's there way up sky high
it's a stub partly used but it's a flight a cruise i got
a ticket to the moon ticket to the moon i got a ticket to
the moon ticket to the moon air starts to thin pressure
increase dimensional changes and troubles decreased
floating upwards to the heavens it's a stub partly
used but it's a flight a cruise i got a ticket to
the moon ticket to the moon i'm on my way
up to the moon ticket to the moon bathed in
moonlight lovely lunar light well i
take that stub partly used and burn
the tip light the fuse i got a ticket to
the moon ticket to the moon i
hope i don't come down too
soon ticket to the moon bathed
in moonlight lovely lunar
light sailin' floatin' soarin'

lyrics & music: paul voudouris
© 1996, hopscotch fever music, ascap

06 idiot box

television is the numbing biz'
pacifies the mom zombifies the kids
virtual psychosis is a strong narcosis
junk food for the brain mental novocaine
stupifies the dad panders pills for pain
virtual psychosis is a strong narcosis
a hypnotizing neutralizing drug
you're glued to the idiot box it's a boob tube
you're glued to the idiot box seducing your senses
mezmerizing scenes meant to sell  you things
in a t.v. world nothing's what it seems
virtual psychosis is a strong narcosis
a hypnotizing neutralizing drug
you're glued to the idiot box it's a boob tube
you're glued to your idiot box seducing your senses
reducing defenses

07 nothing to say

you say right to life he's a
kevorkian they say wrong is
right it's a moral distortion
if everyone's talking is anyone
listening she says man and wife
he's thinking mistress it's your
sacrifice minding my business if
everyone's talking is anyone
listening you may find it shocking
i've got nothing to say so i'll be silent
you know it all you say love yourself
she gets a face lift they say there's a
hell he's scientific if everyone's talking
is anyone listening you may find it
shocking i've got nothing to say so i'll
be silent you know it all i've got
nothing to say i'm speechless
'cause you know it all

lyrics: paul voudouris
© 1997, hopscotch fever music, ascap
music: mariano pini
© 1997, marpin music, ascap

08 boys need girls

inside you for the first time I slowly  start to form floating on an ocean so warm
your arms become my cradle your voice a llulabye rocking me
from morning till night oh I have loved you such a long time
and girl I need you because boys need girls

your heart gives me direction with all you say and do the message of your
spirit comes through return me to your ocean bathe me in your foam
wrap me in your arms and take me home oh I have loved you
such a long time and girl I need you because boys needs girls
we boys need girls

09 i'll be home

homeward bound i'm on my way
trains and cars and then by planes
where kids sometimes return
homeward bound still on my way
where friends meet at cafes near corner stores
on holidays there's harmony and song
i'm on my way i'll be there sometime soon
i'll be home homeward bound
the downtown lights familiar streets
evenings cool the summer breeze
where lost are finally found
and lovers laugh and fool around
there's dancing all night long
i'm on my way
i'll be there sometime soon
i'll be home homeward bound
i'll soon be home
homeward bound home

lyrics:  paul voudouris
© 1997, hopscotch fever music, ascap
music:  mariano pini
© 1997, marpin music, ascap

Temporary artwork for King Prawn by Paul Voudouris