"Stars & Planets (Laurie's Song)" is a tune I sprung on my wife, Laurie McKeown, during the middle of a gig at Landmark Studio for the Arts in Sutton, W.Va., several years ago. She liked it. The tune has been considerably hepped up in the studio, with the addition of some ace players. Also, I wanted to try and write a song that had some of the zip, finger-snapping pop and lyrical felicity of the Great American Songbook guys... Yip Harburg rules.

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LEAD VOCAL: Douglas Imbrogno
LEAD GUITAR:
Ryan Kenedy
DRUMS:
Timmy Courts
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Perhaps the only pop song ever written that mentions a Zamboni® ice resurfacing machine?
(See what a good boy I am, trademark attorneys?)



All songs by Douglas Imbrogno (except 'Lights' by Rebecca Skeen Webb, 'Rosie's Lullaby,' by Bob Webb and 'Scarborough Fair,' traditional) Copyright 2004.

 

STARS & PLANETS ('LAURIE'S SONG')
words & music by Douglas Imbrogno (copyright 2004)
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For L.



Stars and planets pop into a sky so indigo,
Overtop a house where life can be simpatico.
Crawlin' undercover with my lover, she's so warm,
O, we like to nestle and huddle from the storm...

CHORUS:

She's your lover, baby, partner and your mate,
O, I'd like to thank you, I owe you, Mister Fate.
She's a beauty, a cutie, easy on the eyes,
If livin' were a lottery, she would be the prize.

Raising up a family it's enough to drive you crazy,
Some days you want to chuck it, duck it and be lazy.
Then, you turn around, you see a smile upon her face.
Realize you love those eyes in all the human race...

BRIDGE:

In the game of matrimony,
You can't be fake, you can't be phony.
When things get rough and life gets tough...
She smooths the ice, she's a love Zamboni®.

She's a girl from Philly, he's from Cincinnati,
Now she us a mountain mama, he's a mountain daddy.
First, there came a boy, had eyes like hers, two shiny chestnuts.
Then, amazing Grace-- these riches just as as good as King Tut's...

She's your lover, baby, partner and your mate,
O, I'd like to thank you, I owe you, Mister Fate.
She's a beauty, a cutie, easy on the eyes,
If livin' were a lottery, she would be the prize.
If livin' were a lottery, she would be the prize... Yeah!