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Daniel Ouellette and the Shobijin Boston, Massachusetts

Daniel Ouellette & the Shobijin delivers an experiential tour de force that fuses the musical traditions of New Wave, Techno- Pop, New Age, and World Music with lyrics in English, Spanish, and French. An eclectic mélange of electronic music, visuals, props, and traditional (and nontraditional!) instruments, their interactive, high-energy shows blend playful performance art with true musical talent. ... more

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Track Name: There is a Wolf in California
There is a wolf in California
Who is going to send me a dollar bill
I will save it under my pillow in order to take a trip
I will go to Hawaii flying on an aeroplane
I will dance to beautiful music
to impress all my friends
Now there is mother in a kitchen
With a frown upon her face
She is washing all of the dishes
And wishing to erase all of the lines and the wrinkles
And so she says to herself
If this liquid will soften my hands I wonder what it will do for my face?

Chorus
Everyone wants shiny things
Shiny things, things that shine!
Everyone wants special things
Special things, things that are special

There is a prince in a castle
Who is going to ask you to dance
And you will wear a gorgeous outfit
And party with my friends
And you will live in a tower never to leave your room
And all your glass shoes will fit you perfectly reflecting the light off your face

Chorus twice
Everyone wants gorgeous things, expensive things, lovely things
Everyone wants fabulous things, beautiful things, everyone else’s things
Track Name: I Want (That Superman Song)
I won’t waste my time on Batman
he is stuck on Robin anyway
And I won’t waste my time with Aquaman
He’s in love with a dolphin just the same
I won’t spend my time chasing Spiderman
he gets tangled up in all those webs
I won’t bother with the Wonder Twins
Threesomes bring so much pain!

Chorus
I want to kiss Superman
In his red cape
I want to kiss Superman
and feel his super human strength
I want to kiss Superman
In a telephone booth
I want to kiss Superman
I won’t waste my time

With the Incredible Hulk
He never says anything anyway
I won’t waste my time
With Wonder Woman
who wants to go that way
Track Name: Forever Disney
This Ouija board spells your name,
and it does it correctly
This crystal ball shows your face,
the white of your eyes
The message in my fortune cookie
tells me you shall return
The flowers in that vase over there,
are in your memory

Chorus
Keep the temperature freezing
(I want to go to Disney world!)
Keep the memory from leaving
(I want to go to Disney land!)
Keep the enchantment breathing
(Take me to the Magic Kingdom!)

This medium talks to you, from another dimension
The gypsy lady with silver in her palm, speaks of your future

Chorus

Will there be ice cream and Ted Williams too?
Forever frozen with Disney

Chorus
Track Name: Te odio
No quiero hablarte, es un gasto de tiempo
No me interesa verte, es peor
El silencio ardiente, el dolor tan grande
son lo que tenemos entre nosotros
Es mejor que te vayas sin mi dinero y mis cigarillos

Coro
Ojalá que sigas llorando... Te odio
Ojalá que andes buscando... Te odio
Ojalá que estés muriendo del mismo dolor
que me has dado

Tener la venganza es mejor que celebrar la Navidad Cuando me hables, no te escucharé nunca Estoy harto de todo, adiós

Coro
Track Name: A Ghost in a Jar
Fresh as a flower could be
a nice little gift of spirituality
Every girl wants to explore
A metaphysical fantasy
touch me through the crystal ball
Charming as a prince might be
a special treat of afterlife imagery
Every boy wants to adore
A supernatural beauty
hold me down from the other side

Chorus
No one can take away my apparition
It’s a love that will take me far
There is nothing like my possession
I know right where you are
my beautiful ghost in a jar
and jealous will be my friends

Heaven is right here in my living room
Heaven is is in my house
I bid the most on ebay
and now I have a ghost

Chorus
You are jealous! You must be my friend!
I know right where
you are my beautiful ghost in a jar!
Track Name: Out by Assawompsett
Ooh through the trees, by the river and the lake
Can you not see?
Ooh through the fields, by the pond and the swamp
Can you not see?
Thousands of spirits of the Wampanoags
From before out by Assawompsett
Dancing in the trees
Ooh through the night, in the sky and by the moon
Can you not see?
Track Name: A Song for Sasquatch (For the Love of Greta Garbo)
Leaving Tracks all over the Pacific Northwest
But you can't see, you can't see
Coming out when everyone has gone
But, you can't see, you can't see
He just says
I want to be left alone
all alone leave (leave) me (me) alone!
It could be real? It could be false?
It could be real? It could be false?
But, you can't see, you can't see
He just says
I want to be left alone
all alone leave (leave) me (me) alone!
He just says
I want to be left alone
All alone, All alone, (leave) me (me) alone!
Track Name: Under the Couch!
There´s a nuclear bomb (I’ll be under the couch!)
Frankenstein’s Monster! (I’ll be under the couch!)
1,000 zombies? (I’ll be under the couch!)
What are those sounds? (I’ll be under the couch!)
A spider on the ceiling (I’ll be under the couch!)
Dracula’s pointy teeth (I’ll be under the couch!)
A monster with 500 eyes! (I’ll be under the couch!)

Chorus
Where will you find me? That’s where I will be
Look for me under the furniture laughing

It’s May 21st (I’ll be under the couch!)
A witch in the broom closet (I’ll be under the couch!)
One hundred mummies (I’ll be under the couch!)
What is that growling? (I’ll be under the couch!)
Chorus 2X
Track Name: Ce N'est Pas Allé Sans Toi
Nous passerons les jours en plein champ
Sous un arbre, au milieu des fleurs
Toutes les choses d’amour
Avec toi mon couer, avec toi
Nous passerons les nuits dans la rue
Sous la lune, au milieu des etoiles
Toutes les choses d’amour
Avec toi mon couer, avec toi

Chorus
Ce n’est pas terminé, ce n’est pas fini
Ce n’est pas allé sans toi

Nous passerons la vie en bleu
Sous le ciel, au milieu des anges
Toutes les choses d’amour
Avec toi mon couer, avec toi
Chorus
Track Name: My Party Boy Got Covered in Lip Gloss (Standing on the Wrong Porch with All of Shiny Clothes)
I feel like one of those psychics, you know the kind that you call up and ask for the winning lottery number, but somehow I can never seem to those numbers out for myself

And if God is so good, why do all of the inmates always find him in jail? I mean can he not get himself out with some sort of magic trick?

Recently, an uncle of mine passed away. Now I had not seen him for a long time, but I walked into the funeral parlor and he had changed so much. I mean apart from him being dead, I looked at him and thought “Hmm… I did not know he was a cross dresser?” Wait “I was unaware he had gender reassignment or had changed his name to Phyllis Carter!” and then by judging on the fact that everyone was dressed too nicely to be one of my relatives! It occurred to me that I was at the wrong place.

Oh I had a dream once where I was stuck in an elevator with the singer Bjork and Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld But I cannot remember which one was wearing the Swan Dress!

I feel like one of those psychics, you know the kind that you call up and ask for the winning lottery number, but somehow I can never seem to pick those numbers out for myself
Track Name: El príncipe solitario
Aquí estoy, allí estás,
esperar, entender, escribir en soledad
Aquí estoy, allí estás,
hablar, hacer, herir en soledad
Aquí estoy, allí estás,
reparar, resolver, repetir en soledad
Aquí estoy, allí estás,
ignorar, impeler, insistir en soledad
Aquí estoy, allí estás,
derribar, depender, dormir en soledad
Aquí estoy, allí estás,
abrasar, absolver, aburrir en soledad

Coro
Este castillo olvidado,
este reino bien secado
solito sentado en el trono,
la corona no tengo

Aquí estoy, allí estás,
celebrar, componer, construir en soledad
Aquí estoy, allí estás
meditar, morder, morir en soledad
Aquí estoy, allí estás,
platicar, perder,percibir en soledad

Coro 1x
Aquí estoy, allí estás,
saltar, satisfacer, salir en soledad
Aquí estoy, allí estás,
velar, valer, vestir en soledad
Aquí estoy, allí estás,
festejar, fenecer, fingir en soledad

Coro 2x