Here’s my original original version of the song, originally titled Building a Car which, not coincidentally, was also the original title of the episode before Hot Daniel was cast as a truck. Go HERE to hear the final version of the demo.
I still like this version a lot, but I agree with Cole that it didn’t quite fit the episode.
As i’ve said before, It was amazing to get to write a song for Al Yankovic. I even got to go in and help direct Al while he sung! Not that there was much to direct, Al was so professional He came in with pre-made sheet music of the song (which he gave to me after the record).
Originally I wanted it to be sort of like an early beach boys song, but i ended up just using something pretty catchy that i plunked out on the guitar that I was immediately able to conjure up lyrics to. I ran the lyrics and song by Cole the next day, and he helped me rewrite them to be much funnier and fit more in line with the Banana Man’s character.
Here’s my demo version. Please forgive my singing.
I was lucky enough to write the song “Get Over You” for the episode Love Games. Which I must say, not having written many songs, was one of the most stressful things i’ve ever had to do. It was based off a riff Cole played on a guitar which i extrapolated on. I wish i could tell you what i am playing but my knowledge of chords and keys are not what they should be. (EDIT: added chords in.)
The Lyrics go something like this:
(D) When I’m heatin up my lunch / (Fmaj7) Or delivering a dungeon punch / (G) I can’t, get over you (D).
(D) Your kiss is burned into my brain / (Fmaj7) Simon’s hair is cloggin’ up my drain / (G) I just can’t, get over you (D).
(D) I see your face all over OOO / (Fmaj7) Sticks to me like a coat of glue / (G) I can’t, get over you (D).
anyway here’s the demo i made with me playing guitar and singing quite froggily. hope you dig it.