Handful of Laughs

by The Doctors Fox

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Our second album features our eclectic brand of genre-bending rock - blending rock, jazz, bluegrass, reggae, pop, klezmer, ska, bossa nova, and funk into a refreshing new sound

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released 14 April 2012

David Ladon - Bass, Vocals, Mandolin
Ryan Aylward - Violin, Vocals
Daniel Harris - Guitar, Vocals, Glockenspiel
Jonathan Dashkoff - Guitar, Vocals
Josh Kiggans - Drums

All songs written by David Ladon
Arranged by The Doctors Fox
Engineered at Blue Jay Studios by James Zaner
Additional Engineering by Luke Sullivan
Mixed and Mastered by Luke Sullivan

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The Doctors Fox Boston, Massachusetts

With genre-bending song writing, detailed arrangements, and vocal harmonies to make you weak in the knees, The Doctors Fox catch you off guard with their eclectic brand of rock. Not easy to categorize, these Boston pranksters are known for an explosive mash-up of styles, offering everything from funk and disco to frenetic klezmer turmoil, bossa nova beats to guitar-driven rock. ... more

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Track Name: Gauge
Can you hear me? Can you see me?
A meager fence divides our yards
I am the keeper of the Pony stable
Cross my path and I’ll eat your heart
Yea, I’ll eat your heart

I’m all bark and all bite
I can taste your fright
Every day and night

Once a month, maybe more
Rorschach lies on the floor
And I cry when I want something more
Yea, I need some thing more

I know you know I could bite your hand off
I can see it in your eyes
Who’ll make the first move in this awkward stand-off
I can wait, I’ve got the time. I don’t mind
I can wait, I’ve got time.

I’m all bark and all bite
I can taste your fright
Every day and night

Once a month, maybe more
Rorschach lies on the floor
And I cry when I want something more
Yea, I need some thing more

And you grin with satisfaction
As you gaze at our reactions
You could put us all in traction
Have you thought about your actions

Why hate bicycles? They’re so benign.
Cold like icicles runs down my spine.

And Gauge, you're a pretty, pretty, girl.
Track Name: Diva
Diva, won’t you see the light
Show me, that you’ll treat me right
Every time I be, you change on me
Every day or two, I love you
Every day or so, I need to know
That you love me, too.

Diva, won’t you see the light
Show me, that you’ll treat me right
Every now and then, I need a friend,
Every time you care, I smile, knowing that you’re there
Every waking hour, I feel your power
In my underwear.

Diva, won’t you see the light
Show me, that you’ll treat me right
Diva
Diva
Track Name: Living Simple
Lately I’ve been pressed to find my individuality
Friendly brands extend their hands I wonder what they’ll offer me.

You tell me your satisfied
So how come you buy all the thing they provide
Obsolete within three years
Isn’t it clear, isn’t it obvious
that maybe they are robbing us
Now tell me what’ ms stopping us
From living simple

I think I’d be better off without their new technology
They pretend to care but I know, they play our insecurities.

Click Click, the Channels Change
I run from commercials. They’re running in circles
Around my sense of self-confidence
Something inside keeps telling me to buy
A piece of plastic paradise
I think it would be mighty nice
Living simple
Track Name: Dictionary
Home is just a frame of mind
When I’m with you I find it’s true
I kick off my shoes And lose my blues
I’m at home when I’m with you

Love is just another word
It’s really quite absurd to see
That your mind and soul can lose control
‘cause you’re in love with me

Won’t you please define the world for me
You’re just the girl to make me see
I need no dictionary

We implies there’s more than one
It really would be fun to be
In a we of two, just me and you
We’d live so happily

Won’t you please define the world for me
You’re just the girl to make me see
I need no dictionary

How convivial I would be
if you just loved me from A to Z
I would carry on loquaciously
if you'd be my dictionary

I don't need no spelling be
or a lesson in vocabulary
our love would be like poetry
if you'd be my dictionary

Won’t you please define the world for me
You’re just the girl to make me see
I need no dictionary
(I don't need no thesaurus
you define the world for us)
Track Name: Carly
You knit me gloves and I’ll write you this song
Oh its been to long
And though I’m still cynical I thank technology for bringing you back to me

Flimsy it fall to the wayside so fast
I want to know
Where did you go
Left all alone just to freeze off my ass
The song goes unsung
The knitting undone
Thank goodness the summer is nigh

I look through the window
Just to see your face floating far way
Many days have passed since I checked last

And though summer was sweet
I know that the heat
Will depart as autumn comes

I could use another scarf to keep from the cold
I wanna know
Where did you go
I’ve got my side of our deal to uphold
The song goes unsung
The knitting undone
I wish that the sun would return.

Ca – rly, I don’t want to be impatient,
But, I have the tendency to be com-pla-cent
I let things slide though I’ve tried all along
my routine set aside just to finish the bridge to the song.
Track Name: Zonkers
The screaming yellow rubs his nose
while lions eat the man in charge.
The clown plays for the royalty
confined in glass jars

The angel in the big green dress,
she dances as she sings her songs
I’m running from a brick wall
I can’t get too far

Which came first, the mother or the motherless?
Leaving behind me just an empty garage
Flying high about the crazy circumference
Something tells me this is just a mirage

Real life phenomenon,
Estelle and Little Lupo climb to
heights of new absurdity
with flying giraffes

And stoic Mr. Frederick stands in
line behind the man who leads the
band that plays for nothing
but a handful of laughs

Which came first, the mother or the motherless?
Leaving behind me just an empty garage
Flying high about the crazy circumference
Something tells me this is just a mirage

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls,
Welcome to the greatest show on earth!!!!

All life is meat, from your head to your feet.
All life is meat, from your head to your feet.
Real life phenomenon,
Estelle and Little Lupo climb to
heights of new absurdity
with flying giraffes

And stoic Mr. Frederick stands in
line behind the man who leads the
band that plays for nothing
but a handful of laughs
Track Name: Kiguru
Close the door don’t look behind it.
Close your mouth I truly mind it
Close the tube
I’m nearly blinded
Close your eyes
You just might find it

He walks in the room
Just a moment to soon
To catch the lingering words of conversation
I don’t understand a word they’ve said

He walks through the gate
Just a moment to late
She checks him with distrustful hesitation

Don’t you mess with daddy’s flowers
Don’t spill water for your showers
Don’t regret your missing hours
Don’t forget who has the power

He walks in the room
Just a moment to soon
To catch the lingering words of conversation

He walks through the gate
Just a moment to late
She checks him with distrustful hesitation
Track Name: Annabelle
As the sun retires over rocky mountain skies
I think of you and look towards the west
It was many years ago now when we said goodbye
I remember you whom I have loved best

My memory is haunted by a muse so fair.
Remnants of her fragrance, still linger in the air

I would bear the arctic winter
I would face the ocean’s swell
Still I’d climb the highest mountain
To the deepest depths of hell
Just to hold you once again
My Annabelle

From town to town I wander searching for lost love
I make my home where I lay my head
Finding solace in my sleep, escaping from the cold
I wake up, alone in my bed

Endlessly I ruminate on a life without your smile
I’m never one to contemplate if this is all worthwhile

I would bear the arctic winter
I would face the ocean’s swell
Still I’d climb the highest mountain
To the deepest depths of hell
Just to hold you once again
My Annabelle

Most men would know when it’s time to give in
Most men would know not even to begin
Most men are most men and I think that you’d agree
That most men are smarter than me.

As the weeks turn into months and the months turn into years
My love for you grows stronger every day
Though you’ve probably moved on now with a family of your own
I can’t let go, much to my dismay

I’ll search the country side for you till the day I die
And when that day comes I’ll smile, knowing that I’ve tried

I would bear the arctic winter
I would face the ocean’s swell
Still I’d climb the highest mountain
To the deepest depths of hell
Just to hold you once again
My Annabelle
Track Name: Yellow Button
A warm September evening
When I found this yellow button on the ground
I sewed it to my sleave, I do believe
This button wanted to be found

To pass the time she turned and smiled at me
She spent a while with me
Until the morning sun
And when she woke up for her dream
The world around her seemed a bit less fun

As the time went by
The knot I tied began to lose its grip
As the world revolved my thread dissolved
And my button began to slip

To pass the time she turned and smiled at me
She spent a while with me
Until the morning sun
And when she woke up for her dream
The world around her seemed a bit less fun

A bitter afternoon,
The tune she sang began to fade away
And though I still ask why
I find that she’s got nothing more to say

To pass the time she turned and smiled at me
She spent a while with me
Until the morning sun
And when she woke up for her dream
The world around her seemed a lot less fun
Track Name: The Garden Song
It’s hard to wait
For seeds to germinate
But still I watch ‘em everyday

And soon they’ll grow
Too slow for me to notice
It’s becoming quite apparent
That its hard to be a parent.

And even though my children don’t talk back
I know that it won’t be long
Until the forces of nature attack them all
Be it pest or beast or squall
(pest or beast or squall we’ll beat them all you’ll see next fall)

May arrives
The morning frost subsides
It’s time to move outside

Oh how you’ve grown
So quickly I have noticed
I hope the bees will pollinate
So I can eat like Michael Pollen ate

And even though my children don’t talk back
I know that it won’t be long
Until the forces of nature attack them all
Be it pest or beast or squall
(pest or beast or squall we’ll beat them all you’ll see next fall)

Summer Comes and brings a cloudy sky
My little ones are calling out for light
Yellow leaves have led me to believe
That a nasty case of blight
Will be our final fight

Oh we’ll fight back (oh we’ll fall back)
No we won’t slack (no, we won’t slack)
Till autumn harvest is here

My squash tastes great
With heirloom toma-toes
I can’t wait to get started on my garden next year.
Track Name: I'll Never See Your Face Again
Lazing in my yard
Life was sweet not hard
Then your tractor beams
Came chasing after me

But who am I?
To monsters in the sky?
A silly man doing
Everything he can just to survive
Outside a vacuum lies

I can’t relax about the gravity
Of my situation
If I return, who will believe me
Either way I’m damned to isolation
Woooooooooooo

I had no chance
to resist them
I’m not beyond reproach
But I’m beyond our solar system

This isn’t right.
I’ve seen no natural light
For days on end beware my friend
Or you may share my plight
Outside its always night

Accepting my fate,
I feel a great weight lifted
My new home looks like a seder plate
My attitude has shifted

This gift of knowing space
Alone from my race
I’ll never see your face again.