Beaches And Zoos

by Dan Knudsen

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released July 7, 2005

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Dan Knudsen Portland

Dan Knudsen is an American artist who’s musical style has been described as a combination of folk, gospel and outsider genres. Dan’s performances around the growing music city of Portland, ME have resulted in attracting a dedicated cult following, a full-length tribute album and an annual indoor festival called, “Dan-a-palooza” in honor of the artist and his music. ... more

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Track Name: I Won't Hurt You
I don’t push you around
I don’t slap you on the butt
I never punch you in the stomach
I never belt you in the gut

Love should not hurt
Or have any violence or threats
So I control myself
No matter how mad at you I get

You don’t want me to touch you
I understand
It's your own body
To myself I'll keep my hands
Whenever you need privacy
I'll promise not to invade
It's alright girl don't be afraid

Baby I won't hurt you
Cuz, it's the last thing I would ever wanna to do
Baby I won't hurt you
I don't have the heart to
So baby I won't hurt you
Whoa I won't hurt you

Well I know that some men are such cowardly abusers
They call themselves lovers when they're really liars and losers
I'm not one of those jerks
Cuz I'm nice and not mean
When girls say no to guys
That's what they really mean

You don't want me to touch you
I understand
It's your own body
To myself I'll keep my hands
If you ever need privacy
I'll promise not to invade
It's alright girl don't be afraid

Baby, I won't hurt you
Cuz it's the last thing I would ever wanna to do
Baby I won't hurt you
I don't have the heart to
So baby I won't hurt you
Whoa I won't hurt you

You're an innocent woman
And I respect you
Aren't you glad I learned to give you that
So let me be your guardian
And protect you

Cuz you and I are alright girl
Don't be afraid
Oh yeah

Now I assure you
Baby, I won't hurt you
Cuz it's the last thing I would ever wanna to do
Baby I won't hurt you
I don't have the heart to
So baby
Take it from me
Baby I won't hurt you
Cuz it's the last thing I would ever wanna to do
Baby I won't hurt you
I don't have the heart to
So baby I won't hurt you
Your face will never be black or blue
Aren't you glad, aren't you glad
That’s not the way I treat you
no-n-n-no-n-no
I won't hurt you
I won't hurt you
Uh-a-aha-ah-oh yeah
Track Name: Somewhere In The Mountains
For just a few hours
We'll see pretty trees and flowers
Up and down the Rockies
Where a couple can be happy
There's no crowd of people around
Just listen to nature's lovely sounds
The day is gorgeous and I think it's going to be
Snappy

Oh baby, come with me
Let's take a hike together
Through the wilderness near Denver
Somewhere in the mountains

Wearing our boots
And dressed in army green suits
Here we go along the bushes
Picking wild berries
There are no planes or choppers in the sky
No lions, tigers or bears, oh my
We can eat and rest and play
In the lane of apples, grapes and cherries

Well baby come with me
Let's take a hike together
In the land of never never
Somewhere in the mountains

On our mountain bikes
We can ride all we like
Side by side as we take to the mountain highway
I had a good time with her alone
Now we're heading back home
Her way seems to be the same as my way

Say baby come with me
Let's take a hike together
From October to December
Somewhere in the mountains
Track Name: Beaches And Zoos
If every state in the USA
Was just like Flor-i-day
There would be beaches like Day-toe-nay
Where we could take walks together
Two sets of footprints in the sand
Two silhouettes in the sunset holding hands
Two lovers walking up and down the strand
From June to September

We'll take some trips to beaches and zoos
Just the two of us, me and you
Among the creatures of the earth, sea and sky
At the beaches and zoos
We'll have fun if we try

In this world of fun that's brand new
The animals are missing me and you
What kinds are they; I wish we had some clues
At the zoo
We'll see our favorite people and best friends
On days we hate to see come to an end
But we can always go back again
Just to see what's new

We're going down to beaches and zoos
I'll tell you what we are going to do
I'll take you down to paradise
At the beaches and zoos
Good times feel so nice
Track Name: The Cavern And The Temple
I'll be leaving soon
This cavern of doom
The light of my torch is growing dim
It's too cold and dark
I'm set to go on my mark
Before the snakes and spiders bite
And the scorpions sting
There's a room where the rats run all over the ground
There's a space in the air where the bats fly around
I was lucky to get out of there
With not much time left to spare
Surely I would have tasted pretty good
So I set up my camp
In the forest foggy and damp
And I slept in my tent until dawn
Then I wandered out of the woods

There's an evil cult here
In this temple of fear
I've got the priest and his guards coming after me
Out here a man needs a good pair of Wrangler jeans
At the college I teach archaeology
For my protection I carry a whip
That I crack holding in a tight grip
They thirst for blood like the gators in the mud
To fight them it takes courage and daring
They chase me too far in the mining cars
But I managed to escape with the sacred
Jewels and stones glaring
Track Name: The Sharks Are Gone
They are the most feared and hated
Monsters of the deep and wide
Stalking the four oceans and seven seas
Oh lord, it feels so good
Knowing the sharks are gone

If you really wanna go out and surf, swim or dive buddy
Don't get too far away from shore
Listen to the lifeguards
Watching the bay and patrolling the beach
There's a danger that lurks at the bottom of the dark waters
I won't be in it if I stay on top
It's too far beneath
I'm out of range of their snapping jaws and sharp teeth
And circling fins
I shouldn't even be able to see their tails spin
The sharks are down
Chasing the whales around

If I don't bother them
They won't bother me
As long as I stay close to the surface
In the waves and foam
I can frolic like a dolphin or a porpoise

The sharks are down
Chasing the seals around
The sharks are down
Chasing the eels around

I guess I'll leave you in the sand and on the rocks
You can go fishing, drive your truck or bounce your ball
You're looking at a pro
I'm well trained and skilled in aquatic safety
This I say to you my fine young friend and pal
If you ever seek or have adventures under sea
In your scuba gear you better make sure the sharks are not here
You may find me petting an octopus
But you'll never catch me feeding crabs
I know how to handle myself
With a harpoon or spear I'm a real good stab
I'm not frightened or scared for anything I'm ready and prepared
I've been on vacation
Keeping out of hazardous situations

The sharks are down
Chasing the fish around
Oh lord it feels so good
Knowing the sharks are gone
It's like a poem
Knowing the sharks are gone
Track Name: I've Got To Save You
On a dragon over the mystic mountains of ancient medieval England
I'm a Danish knight flying the storm out in a time of myth and legend
A beautiful princess was kidnapped
She's being held in a haunted palace
Against her will locked in chains hard to break in a cell of disorder and malice

Baby I've got to save you
I'm coming to your rescue
In this creepy place I'll not leave you
Baby I've got to save you

Now the crops have withered and the elders have died
The animals and children are ill
This land is under the curse of an evil wizard
It is him who I must fight to kill

The wizard carries a magic staff he wears a black robe and a helmet with horns
He frightens the dwarves and elves and alarms the fairies and unicorns
When I finally invade his fortress
I destroy him and his goblins and ghouls
With my elfish lance and mythral shield
To face me they had to be fools

Baby I've got to save you
Now that I've come to your rescue
In this scary place I won't leave you
Baby I've got to save you

Baby I've got to save you
Now that I'm here at your rescue
In this spooky place I won't leave you
Baby I've got to save you