Hi, this is  an open invitation to the Choir and performers,musicians and Youth of Holy Cross to have fun with me on some songs in the coffee house coming up the evening  of October 5th.

 Below are 4 of my original songs and lyrics so you can follow along ( the recording aren’t the greatest but having the lyrics will help)

“Nougat” is my stage name and I have a special voice that goes with it - it’s obvious on 3 of the songs.

The fourth song, Raise Your Glasses High, is a dedication-type song (not in the “Nougat” style) that is for dedications to places and causes and those you love, and there’s a few examples thrown in to the demo song - it would be great to get the audience singing this one with us.

So imagine adding harmonies on the choruses, adding percussion and bass and other instruments, doing skit kind of things -  ideas for this at the bottom of the page :-)

We would need to have one rehearsal before the performance and would need to get together and or develop some props for anyone who’s  interested - looking forward to seeing what we can do!  

Feel free to contact me:

Matthew Shelton
404 -805-1894
matthew @ localsearchgold.com
Yesterday And A Case
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Yesterday And a Case © Matthew Shelton

I know I said
That I loved you
I remember now, it was
Outside the barroom door
Made plans and promises
Repenting all I did before

But that was yesterday
And a case of beer ago

It was just the liquor talking
When I told you how I felt
Drinkins how I find
My peace of mind
When my life feels like hell

So if you will excuse me
Me and my bottle have tales to tell
Cuz if you catch me sober
I just can’t lie that well

And I know I said
I loved you
Outside the barroom door
Made plans and promises
Repentin’ all I did before

But that was yesterday
And a case of beer ago
That was yesterday
And a case of beer ago
18 Foot Alligator © 2018 Matthew Shelton
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18 foot alligator
Livin’ in my back yard
18 foot alligator
Livin’ in my back yard
First time that he showed up
When they drained the swamp

18 foot alligator
Comes in whenever he wants
18 foot alligator
Comes in when whenever he wants
Drinks up all the liquor
Smokes up all of the stuff

18 Foot Alligator
Stays frustrated most of the time
18 Foot Alligator
Stays frustrated most of the time
No matter how hard he tries
His gator claws can’t play guitar

So I taught him - gator-monica
(instrumental)

You can make friends with my gator
Just feed him lots of barbeque
You can make friends with my gator
Just feed him lots of barbeque
But it better have low-country sauce all on it
Or the gator still gonna bite you: Chomp, chomp chomp chomp
(didgeridoo instrumental)

18 foot alligator
Goes moon crazy once a month
18 foot alligator
Goes moon crazy once a month
Slips back down in the bayou
Roars for some gator love Whoa, whoa wo wo wo
(didgeridoo and voice call and response)

18 foot alligator
Livin’ in my back yard
18 foot alligator
Livin’ in my back yard
First time that he showed up
When they drained the swamp
Gotta Change Galaxies © 2019 Matthew Shelton
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CHORUS:
Not satisfied with the
Galaxy I was born in,
Gotta change Galaxies
‘Cause ours is bizarre
How you sposeta
Get taken serious
In a galaxy named for a candy bar:

(first time only)
Milky Way?
Come on, now

Chorus

Anybody know some little green men?
Gotta have a ticket on their spaceship
Pay ‘em all my money
Gold chains and jewels,
Even pry off my diamond grille too

CHORUS
Instrumental

Need to live under a giant sun
‘Stead of being stuck
third rock from this one
Gimme giant red, orange or blue
This little yella sun just won’t do

CHORUS

Wanna dwell in a galactic cluster
This spiral arm
Just don’t cut the mustard
How about Andromeda
Let’s get to the space ship
Let’s blast off!

CHORUS
Raise Your Glasses High            © Matthew Shelton
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Oh, life passes on
Let’s not let it pass us by
Since life’s passin’ on
Let’s raise our glasses high
For our lads and lasses are growin’
They’re gonna be gone some day
And so are we – who knows when?
So raise your glasses high

CHORUS:
Raise your glasses high
Give and love and laugh
Raise your glasses high
make this moment last
Raise your glasses high

The best things in life
Are things easily sent
A smile we can shine with everyone we meet
And time that is given
We each have the same each day
Rich or poor we spend it,
Can’t get it back
So raise your glasses high

CHORUS

BRIDGE:
If you’re feelin’ down
There’s one cure for sure
Find someone who needs
And you can give
Give ‘em the best you got
That down will go missing
Illumined all around
That’s the best of being human

CHORUS:
Raise your glasses high
give and love and laugh
Raise your glasses high
make this moment last
Raise your glasses high:

(Dedication section)
For ,,.,...,..
Raise your glasses high:
For ,,.,...,..
Raise your glasses ...etc
Song skit ideas

18 foot alligator:

Alligator hats
Pull a measuring tape all 18 feet
Anybody have an inflatable gator?
Any sports team Gator stuff?
Gatorclaws prop: can't play guitar
Gator prop - plays harmonica
Fake BBQ ribs
Big plastic heart for Gator love

Gotta Change Galaxies:

Big fake spaceship
Green alien mask
Alien antennas headgear
Graphic of milky way galaxy with a candy bar over it
Graphic of Earth covered with bugs
Graphic of position of Earth in our solar system
Graphic of sun sizes
Graphic of position of solar system in the milky way
Graphics of Andromeda and triangulum galaxies
Graphic of diamond grille

Raise your glasses high:

Pre-made dedication cards - matching set of 2 each - one for singers to see and one for audience to see and sing along with

Yesterday and a case of beer ago:

Cue cards:
Yesterday
And a case of
Beer (case)
Ago

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Ok so that's it - I'm open to feedback and ideas and having fun with this - let me hear from you!
Matthew