One for the Kokonut

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Ben Drysdale, wrote “One for the Kokonut” as tribute to a dear friend of his who sadly passed from Breast Cancer at the young age of 29. Drysdale and Alison Colclough, who he Ali Koko, travelled up and down the coast of Australia going to festivals, dancing with gypsies, drinking cheap wine on beaches and loving life. "One for the Kokonut" celebrates good times with good friends with a groovy funk pop rhythm, heartfelt lyrics and reggae breakdown.

lyrics

One for the Kononut
Well I found you in that black box filled with light
Spewin’ out the brilliant mind that lay behind the vibrant sparkles in your eyes,
Your feet firm on the ground, you helped me find what needed to be found
And we reached for the stars, who knows one day we might just get that far

And you helped me through the hardest times
And you left me with a stronger heart and mind
And there’s nothing I can do but always keep a piece of you with me
Until the end of time, by remembering the times

We lived the good life, we strolled the sandy shores
we drank that cheap wine, ‘cause that way we could have more
And we laughed until it hurt, and we slept upon the dirt so we could dance until we couldn’t dance no more
‘Til we slept so we could dance a little more

Then you came across the pond,
And won the hearts of all those dear and fond to me,
When we jumped into the Ocean, you were stung in just a moment
And you sewed beneath the vines and
Crafted works of art for me and mine
made the fire dance
Never scared to take a chance

And you always you knew exactly what to say
And you loved to goof around and fool and play
And there’s nothing we can do but thank the stars we got to laugh with you
And spend a little time, remembering times



We lived the good life, we strolled the sandy shores
We drank the cheap wine, that way we could have more
And we laughed until it hurt, and we slept upon the dirt so we could dance until we couldn’t dance no more
‘Til we slept so we could dance a little more

Hey there little miss Koko-nut
Brighten every day, fill the world with love
Put smiles on the faces every where you go
From way down under over mexico

You sure turned lemons into lemonade
brought joy to every single friend you ever made
this world won’t shine as bright without in it
I hope somewhere you can here me sing it

We lived the good life, we strolled the sandy shores
We drank that cheap wine, that way we could have more
And we laughed until it hurt, and we slept upon the dirt so we could dance until we couldn’t dance no more
‘Til we slept so we could dance a little more

We fought the good fight, we trekked into the forest
We drank that cheap wine, that way there would be more for us
And laughed until we cried, and we stared up at the sky so we could watch the birds go dance among the clouds, and I know you’re up there dancing with them now

credits

from East Row Rabble, track released June 22, 2018
Ben Drysdale Guitar and Vocals
Niall Howe Keyboards/Piano
Tim Bowyer Trumpet/Trombone
Cameron Smith Trumpet/Flugelhorn
Josh Buckler Saxophone/Clarinet
Adam Brown Bass
Angus Ogborne Drums
Cherie Kotek Backing Vocals
Elise Walsh Backing Vocals

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East Row Rabble Canberra, Australia

East Row Rabble delivers a slick mix of funk, ska, blues and soul with heavenly horn lines that will get your booty shakin' and your feet shuffling. Addressing a mixture of world issues and daily curiosities, Ben Drysdale’s songs explore the many, varied, and often conflicting elements of any situation with honesty, hope, and a little cheekiness. ... more

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