A Song for Me, A Song for You

by Scott Brookman

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    Immediate download of 15-track album in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire. Download purchasers also receive a .pdf of the never printed full colour liner notes booklet intended for the cd.

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    15 song cd professionally manufactured and printed inside exciting shrink wrap. VERY colourful front and back cover, including a back cover drawing called "Rainbow Monster" by Madeline Brookman. No booklet, but a full color insert (back and front).

    Also includes immediate download of 15-track album in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.
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"If you enjoyed the light pop touch of The Simple Carnival then there is a very good chance you'll like Scott Brookman. Scott writes sweet melodic piano pop in the tradition of the 60's and 70's with a Tin Pan Alley touch. The title track is an intro to "This Little Samba" a bossa nova beat driven tune that recalls those light Burt Bacharach songs with a wry humor about a wandering mojo. Todd Rundgren fans will surely appreciate the bouncy "The First Assault Upon My Day" which sounds like it fell off of Something/Anything. Scott's diverse influences are both immediate and enjoyable. The wonderful "Real Estate" shows off some excellent arrangements that recall mid 70's McCartney with true affection. Other highlights include "Getting Involved" with subtle harmonies blended in the chorus and the very Steely Dan-ish "Home School," with some fancy keyboard work. The lyrics are also very emotional stories that fans of Andrew Gold and Randy Newman will gravitate to as well. "Lemon Lane" is a warm and fuzzy pop gem that has a solid hook and even a kazoo solo at the midpoint. Even with the hilarious ending song "Start the Day" you can't help think of Brain Wilson in the sandbox making up the words as he goes along. The album starts and ends with the crackle of record vinyl and if you ever owned a record collection, this one would be a welcome addition (on CD)." ---Aaron Kupferberg in Powerpopaholic blog


« A song for you a song for me » réussit le mariage audacieux de la pop et de la bossa ; un assortiment sucré agrémenté d’une pointe de rock ; le tout assaisonné de jazz entrainant. Derrière la voix feutrée de Scott et ses arrangements soignés, ces 14 pistes mêlant humour et rêverie nous transportent dans les années 60’s. En fermant les yeux, on s’imagine dans un bac à sable faisant des châteaux aux cotés de Brian Wilson, Harry Nilsson ou Mick Brown (The Left Banke).
Ce côté enfantin et léger s’estompe bien vite au fur et à mesure que les guitares enjouées, piano, kazoo ou xylophone déploient leurs arpèges hauts en couleurs autour de mélodies subtiles et pleines de fantaisie se détachant de ses influences pour nous enchanter de ces compositions indie pop à la fois pétillantes et authentiques comme le démontre les merveilleux « real estate » , « Lemon Lame » ou « the first assault upon my day».
------My Gmusique

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released May 10, 2009

for more exactitude see free liners .pdf. Drummers: Anthony Allen, Palmer Wilkins. Bass: Stewart Myers, SB. Guitars: Jack Shannon, SB. Keys: SB and Ashley Bell. All Vocals: SB

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Track Name: This Little Samba
This Little Samba

This little samba has nowhere to go
This little samba has no one it knows
This little samba has no one to call
This little samba knows no one at all

Down to the beach is where it wants to go
Back to the places that it used to know
Down to the beach is where it wants to stay
And you had better not get in its way

This little samba lolls around all day
It never seems to have that much to say
If you approach it take care to be nice
It will not bite you more than once or twice

Down to the beach is where it wants to be
Close to the water’s edge near you and me
Girls seem to like it when it hangs out there
Out in the sunlight, free without a care

And if you’re thinking that this little song
Is a real samba, then you would be wrong
This little samba must confess it’s true
A bossa nova has been played for you

Down to the beach is where it lives alone
No other places ever seemed like home
So, if you see it kindly lend a hand
And you will make a friend out on the sand.
Track Name: Real Estate
see the free liner booklet .pdf
Track Name: Getting Involved
Getting Involved


Been seein’ you ‘round I don’t know how long
Don’t know why this feelin’s gettin’ so strong

Getting Involved with me
How ‘bout gettin’ involved with me?
How ‘bout gettin’ involved with me?

Yeh, I think we have some friends in common
And you know that’s gonna be the problem

Getting Involved with me
How ‘bout gettin’ involved with me?
How ‘bout gettin’ involved with me?

Sometimes a secret can be such fun
Just how long do you think you can keep one?

Getting Involved with me (no finer time to be involved with me)
How ‘bout gettin’ involved with me? (no finer place to be involved with me)
How ‘bout gettin’ involved with me?
Track Name: (Don't You Want to Know) The Way It Feels to Lose?
Don’t You Want to Know the Way It Feels to Lose?


It must’ve been so hard for you
to give a damn about anybody else
(I’m not the only one surprised)

After so many years
of trying hard to keep everybody out
(I’m not the only one surprised)

Don’t You Want To Know the Way It Feels to Lose?
Since you never have before,
Since you never have before…
Until now.

You’ll have to make some room y’know,
and throw out things you’ve had sitting ‘round for years.
(I know you’re taken by surprise)

I hope it’s not too much for you
Not being used to having to compromise
(I know you’re taken by surprise)

Don’t You Want to Know the Way It Feels to Lose?
Since you never have before,
Since you never have before…
Until now
Track Name: Home School
Home School

Gonna take A lot of time, baby
All of yours and all of mine maybe

It won’t happen overnight, even with my expert oversight
You’ll learn in my home school

It won’t give without a fight, baby
Though you try with all your might, baby

It won’t happen overnight, even with my expert oversight
You’ll learn in my home school

Keep it simple and nice
No, you don’t need to think twice
Keep it short and keep it light
Don’t be vulgar, don’t be impolite

But when all is said and done, baby
You’ll know more than anyone, baby

It won’t happen overnight, even with my expert oversight
You’ll learn in my home school

Keep it harmless and fun
You don’t need to tell no one
We don’t need to know your dirt
And remember to tuck in your shirt.
Track Name: It's Too Late, It's Friday
It’s Too Late It’s Friday


It’s too late, it’s Friday, they can’t touch me now
No more waitin’ for this week to turn around
No more waitin’ for phone calls that never come
It’s over ‘til next time around

I’ts too late to do much but kill some time
‘Cause nothin’ could happen outside nine-to-five
Another week is now over or fadin’ fast
It’s over ‘til next time….

I’m not talkin’ bout the dreams you said you had so long ago now
I’m talkin’ bout now
Only a fool would wait so long and never know what’s gonna happen
I’m talkin’ bout now

(ad-libbing or not: too late…)

It’s too late, it’s Friday, time is running out
It’s too late to find out what it’s all about
No more waiting for someone to give a damn
It’s over ‘til next time…

I’m not talkin’ bout the dreams you said you had so long ago now
I’m talkin’ bout now
Only a fool would wait so long and never know what’s gonna happen
I’m talkin’ bout now

(ad-libbing or not…too late/we run out of time)
Track Name: Seabird
Seabird, only you feel the benefit of this lovely place
I sit listening to the thump and the whine of all my kind

Could be the only way to be
Could be the only way to be freeee
Could be the only way to be
Could be the only way to be freee

Seabird, let’s say it’s true that scavengin’s not my cup of tea
Maybe it’s been underrated, maybe the only way to be

Could be the only way to be
Could be the only way to be freeee
Could be the only way to be
Could be the only way to be freee

Verse and Chorus with solos

Seabird, so free and easy. Looks like you know just where it’s at
Floating looks like a good job. Where can I get a job like that?

Could be the only way to be
Could be the only way to be freeee
Could be the only way to be
Could be the only way to be freee
Track Name: Lemon Lane
Lemon Lane


In a town where no one knows your name you can always find Lemon Lane
In a place where no one wants to know you can always find Lemon Lane

Lemon Lane just sit back and watch it melt away
Who are you to keep the myth alive for one more day?

Thumb your nose, you’ve left them all behind you can always try Lemon Lane
With some luck, you know they’ll never find you can always try Lemon Lane

Lemon Lane just sneak back to how it’s never been
Tell ‘em all the things they think that happened way back when

Won’t you please try Lemon Lane?
Flavorful and self-contained
Have you staked your claim?

(Annoying kazoo-style humming for complete bastards)

Take a break now you’ve made the other side you can always try Lemon Lane
You won’t find a nicer suicide, you can always try Lemon Lane

Lemon Lane when you know you need to disappear
It’s the place to settle back until you’re in the clear

Won’t you please try Lemon Lane?
Flavorful and self-contained
Have you staked your claim?

(Annoying kazoo-style humming for smart-asses)