The Adventures of Mr. Mouse

Ben Rudnick and Friends

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Lyrics:

I Got A New Friend

I got a new friend, he’s an alien
His mother’s got three eyes, I’m not sure if she’s disguised

I got a new friend, he’s an alien
He kinda makes me laugh, He’s got spots like a giraffe

We play balloons in the afternoon
We eat snacks out on the moon
We soar the skies
It’s magic how time flies

I got a new friend, she’s an alien
Her pet has his own cloths and
I can’t find his nose

I got a new friend, she’s an alien
Her skin is tinted green and her, room is always clean

We play balloons in the afternoon
We eat snacks out on the moon
We soar the skies
It’s magic how time flies

I got a new friend, it’s an alien,
I’m not sure if it’s a boy, a girl or just a toy

I got a new friend, it’s an alien
It’s feet don’t really move, still it doesn’t like to lose

We play balloons in the afternoon
We eat snacks out on the moon
We soar the skies
It’s magic how time flies

We play balloons in the afternoon
We eat snacks out on the moon
We soar the skies
It’s magic how time flies
Copyright @ 2004 Benjamin Rudnick

Rocket Ship Man

People like to travel, in busses and cars
But they’re not the kind of thing
you need to get to the stars
For that you need more than an old train can do
I’d like to travel faster if it’s alright with you

I’m a Rocket Ship Man, I’ll see you when I can

I take off in style, I’m goin’ to see the stars

I’m a Rocket Ship Man, I’ll see you when I can
I take off in style, I’m goin’ to see the stars up in the sky

They’re bright and they’re plenty, they’re stars in the sky
Each makes a point like a wild firefly
I’d collect them if I could, I’d have a closet full, but they’d
Tear apart the house with their gravitational pull

I’m a Rocket Ship Man, I’ll see you when I can
I take off in style, I’m goin’ to see the stars
I’m a Rocket Ship Man, I’ll see you when I can
I take off in style, I’m goin’ to see the stars up in the sky

BRIDGE

It gets a little scary, on the dark side of the moon
The radio's not working, shadows fill the room
I think about my mission and what I want to do
It's just a little shadow, the sun will come out soon

I'll send you a postcard, I'll drop you a line
An interstellar mesasge, though it may take some time
When you look up in the stars, in the old neighborhood
Smile when you think of me, you know I'm feeling good

I’m a Rocket Ship Man, I’ll see you when I can
I take off in style, I’m goin’ to see the stars

Copyright @ 2004 Benjamin Rudnick


Ben Rudnick and Friends


About the Artist:
Since the release of Emily Songs in 2000, Ben Rudnick and Friends have been playing family friendly music featuring instantly hum-able original songs and fun spins on well-known traditional material. Boasting a high level of adventurous musicianship, their award winning recordings contain a unique acoustic sound ranging from light folk to bluegrass, calypso, and rock.

As Booklist Magazine said in their January 2003 issue, “What comes though is a distinct personality, far from the slick, polished anonymity found on some popular recordings for this age group.” Their exciting live shows only reinforce that observation. Drawing on the original songs and traditional material from their recordings, Ben Rudnick and Friends seamlessly integrate classic songs such as “Route 66,” “Oh Boy!,” “Jambalaya/Hey Good Looking, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” and Beatles’ tunes into their sets.

As Buzz McClain of the Washington Post commented “Ben Rudnick refuses to pander by making ‘children’s music,’ with the result being a disc of sophisticated melodies, precise instrumentation and witty lyrics that delight the entire family.”

Since Ben Rudnick and Friends original songs aren’t overtly children’s music, and enthusiastic renditions of well known songs appeal to all, everyone in the audience from the oldest to the youngest become involved in the excitement of the moment. Joy spreads across young faces and years fade from old faces. Performances tend to be events, a slice of time where families relax and enjoy each other’s company.

As Betsy Siggins Schmidt of Club Passim said, “Not only did the kids love the show, but the parents (and the grandparents) were singing and dancing as well.”

Ben Rudnick began writing family music for his daughter’s fourth birthday party. Ben Rudnick and Friends began playing these songs in libraries and on town greens and before long found themselves in much larger and more diverse venues: New York’s Lincoln Center, Boston’s Hatch Shell, repeat engagements at notable folk venues such as Club Passim and Café Lena, Lowell’s Boarding House Park, and theaters, museums and celebrations from Maine to Ohio.

Recordings: Emily Songs (2000), Fun and Games (2002), Blast Off! (2004), Live at the Playground WERS 88.9FM (2005), Grace’s Bell (2007), The Challenger Baseball Song and Other Hits (2007), and A Frog Named Sam (2009).

Awards: Emily Songs: Parents’ Choice Approved, John Lennon Songwriting Contest, and Dr. Toy Best Vacation Product Award, Fun and Games: Parents’ Choice Silver Honor, discovery.com’s Award of Excellence, iParenting Hot Media, Children’s Music Web’s Best Recordings for both Preschoolers and Younger Children, Blast Off: Parents’ Choice Recommended, a NAPPA Honors Award and Children’s Music Web’s Best Recordings for both Preschoolers and Younger Children, Grace’s Bell: Parents’ Choice Approved, NAPPA Honors Award and Independent Music Awards Children’s Album People’s Choice and, A Frog Named Sam: Parents’ Choice Recommended, iParenting 2009 Excellent Product Award, Creative Child Award 2009 Preferred Choice Award, Mr. Dad Seal of Approval

Live Band Personnel: Arnie Ashford (bass guitar and vocals), Ben Rudnick (guitar and vocals), Jared Steer (percussion) and John Zevos (mandolin and vocals).
Artist's Website:
www.benrudnick.com/