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Written by Daniel Ouellette
Produced by Elizabeth Lorrey and Daniel Ouellette
Engineered by Elizabeth Lorrey


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?

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


from The Enchantment (Songs to Sing Whilst You Sharpen Your Pencil​!​), released April 7, 2012
Backing vocals: Cheryl Castonguay
Lead & Backing Vocals, Keyboard: Daniel Ouellette



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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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