Dinosaur (Bugs)

Dinosaur is a song off the first Smokstik EP Bugs. This song features Kingvegas on Chapman Stick and vocals and Hillary Koogler on drums.

Dinosaur is a song inspired by a long lost toy from Kingvegas’ childhood. It was a really cool dinosaur with tank tracks on the bottom to make it move. Unfortunately his older brother got a hold of it and broke it before Kingvegas could really enjoy it. This apparently left a deep and lasting emotional scar that could only be released through a song of epic proportions.

Recorded on one 8-track ADAT in the my apartment in Brighton, MA in 1998. Drum tracks were recorded at my brother’s house in Haverhill, MA. Ironic- don’t you see?

smokstik: bugs

 

Dinosaur- lyrics and music by John Kingvegas Kiehne

On one special Christmas many years ago
I got something better than a GI Joe
Green with rubber treads and legs one two three four
He was my cute little mobile green dinosaur
But before I got to get to know him
My big brother up and stole
Through mud and carpet and wood my little dinosaur musta tore
Cuz when I got him back he didn’t work no more

For a moment I though
And then I broke down and cried
For there he lay silent my little dinosaur had died

Please don’t break my tiny dinosaur
I don’t think he can take any more
His sad eyes cry in sorrow and pain
Please don’t break my tiny dinosaur again

My big brother felt no remorse
He went on and broke my springy sproingy horse
And left behind him a trail of broken toys
And me behind him making sobbing noise
My future is bleak
Empty and devoid
My life has been done by that brother noid
So when I get all of my presents next year
I will stare at them with fear

For a moment I thought
And then I broke down and cried
For there he lay silent my little dinosaur had died

Please don’t break my tiny dinosaur
I don’t think he can take any more
His sad eyes cry in sorrow and pain
Please don’t break my tiny dinosaur again