moofish

moofish

BandFolkAcoustic

Singer Songwriters moofish embrace earthly soulful moments with upbeat songs. Originating from the heartland of New Zealand, moofish weave a web of alternative acoustic sounds with vocals and guitars, leaving the air electrified yet calm, imaginative, raw and impromptu.

Biography

Its the 80s when Chris and Rhonda first meet in a band. As the music weaved a web of friendship and years later a blooming romance the two were married in the early 90s.

Chris and Rhonda have a unique way of expressing themselves in their music. At times the two are connected by a musical Ora that molds the vocal of Rhonda and the guitar of Chris together. It is in such a way that it has left a room still and motionless in a performance, when a crowd of people will stand in silence anticipating their next move, having been totally absorbed by the dance of the journey..

Between the two of them in lifes adversity, they have managed to find harmony within the realms of the musical galaxy, expressing to their audiences songs that are real and passionate. Together they write and perform memories of pain and sorrow as well as their laughter and excitement they have for life itself.

Truly a duo not to be missed, an experience that is felt as well as listened too.

Lyrics

Annabella

Written By: mOoFish

Verse 1
I saw her kissing in the butter fields
so sweet yet so un-sincere
I fell in love with her in the meadow
her soul it felt so near

Chorus
Sweet Annabella I love you
Sweet Annabella I love you

Verse 2
Your dress is covered
with blossom bees
your hair has tangles like the trees
you walk like the wallflowers are calling you
god if I could only say I love you

Chorus
Sweet Annabella I love you
Sweet Annabella I love you

Bridge
you don't notice the signs I send
you hardly know now my life begins
you walk past me on the dirt track
turn around turn around
you don't even look back

Chorus
Sweet Annabella I love you
Sweet Annabella I love you
Sweet Annabella I love you

Outro
I love you
sweet Annabella
I love you
Oh sweet Annabella
I oh i love you
sweet Annabella
I love you
oh my sweet Annabella
i love you

Being Together

Written By: mOoFish

When you feel your alive
when you feel your in love
its a feeling so right
it will carry you through the night
when you know your the one
and the songs have all been sung

In my arms you are here
in my life you are there
fill my heart with your breath
take me in

When i touch your sweet caress it takes from me away the stress
feel the voice of all around
stand your feet strong on the ground

Who I am

Written By: Rhonda Johnson

Who I am

Verse 1:
Getting through the day and I’m not sure how we made it and saying to you now, baby please don’t you take it

Stop along the way we need to rest up, you know how it goes need a rest just to keep up.

Chorus:
You just remind me of who I am
You just remind me of who I am X2

Verse 2:
In the still of the night when I’m thinking to myself,
When it gets to loud I close the door.
I reach out to your hand knowing you are always there
I’m loved and I’m grateful knowing everything will be alright.

Chorus:
You just remind me of who I am
You just remind me of who I am X2

Bridge:
It doesn’t mean much it doesn’t mean much at all
The life I’ve left behind she’s a cold one
we’ve crossed the last line from where there’s no return
But I have faith in you
that you will lead me
because you remind me of who I am……..ooooo

Verse 1:

Chorus:

The Rose

Written By: Rhonda & Chris Johnson

Verse 1:
The country air is so content
And all our lives are surely meant
But when I die I ask of you
Bring me a rose to hold on to

Verse 2:
I will not live to see the spring
And the roses will bloom without me
But I�ll be there to the very end
To see the buds begin.

Chorus:
Bring me a rose so I can bloom
Bring me a rose for I�ll be gone soon
For when I die I ask one thing
Bring me a rose so I can bloom
Bring me a rose to hold on to
Bring me a rose for I�ll be gone soon�
I�ll be gone soon���

Verse 1:

Chorus:

Eyes of the old

Written By: mOoFish

Verse 1
Ive been looking in the eyes of the old
and Ive been looking in the eyes of the old
and Ive been searching in the books of new
and Ive been searching in the books the old told

Verse 2
Ive been searching in the eyes that look back at me
And Ive been amazed at just what I could see
All our lives are a long destiny
Of our genealogy and our past history

Chorus
Look upon the face of misery
And find upon it our history
Wipe the tears from past documentary
And open up a path of clarity

Verse 3
See the rays of light coming through the cavalry
Battles lost and fought for your sanity
Standing tall in the mist of solidarity
And find a place that feels like sincerity

Bridge
And I dont know whats going on but it seems so complicated
Like torrents of wind stirring up on the horizon
Seems like Armageddons lurking in the shadows
I dont know whats going on

Chorus x 2
Look upon the face of misery
And find upon it your history
Wipe the tears from past documentary
And open up a path of clarity.

Verse 3
See the rays of light coming through the cavalry
Battles lost and fought for your sanity
Stand tall in the mist of solidarity
And find a place that feels like sincerity

Outro
Ive been looking in the eyes of the old
Ive been looking in the eyes of the old
And Ive been searching in the books of the new
And Ive been searching in the books the old told

Ive been searching in the books the old told
Ive been searching in the books the old told
Ive been searching in the books the old told
Ive been searching in the books the old told
Ive been searching in the books the old told
Ive been searching in the books the old told

Dancing alone

Written By: mOoFish

Dancing alone
Verse 1

White shadows in the purple forest
Paper flowers and thumb nailed moons
Hang from the ceiling up above me
Wolves in the wind, I listen too
Chorus

Dancing alone...Dancing alone...with you
Dancing alone...Dancing alone...with you
Like a snow drop dancing in the rain
Like a snow drop dancing in the rain

Verse 2
Tall trees in darkness, I see
Alone figure lost in his pain
Teddy bear red stands at his temple
He stands awake, there in his dream

Chorus
Dancing alone...Dancing alone...with you
Dancing alone...Dancing alone...with you
Like a snow drop, dancing in the rain
Like a snow drop, dancing in the rain

Must be Time

Written By: mOoFish

Verse 1
I have had enough of people being tough
I just can’t stand this total grandstand of hypocrisy no...
Looking out the window, I’m looking through the door
And I just can’t help but thinking, cant help but thinking
There must be something more

Chorus
But I don’t have the answers no more
But I don’t have the answers no more, no more, no more

Verse 2
I am feeling weary yes and I’m feeling so dam tied
It must be time oh yes I say it must be time yea……..
It’s the same old video oh oh oh
The same old mechanical routine, it must be time
I say yes it must be time

Chorus
But I don’t have the answers no more
But I don’t have the answers no more, no more, no more

Bridge
Oh …I don’t have the answers no more
Oh …I don’t have the answers no more
Cause I don’t have the answers no more
Cause I don’t have the answers no more,
No I don’t have the answers no more
Cause I don’t have the answers no more
Cause I don’t have the answers no more
No I don’t have the answers no more……no more…………….

Verse 3
I just can’t stand this total grandstand of hypocrisy, keep on looking out the window, keep of looking out the door, and I can’t help but thinking yes there must be something more.
Oooh everywhere, oh yes people being tough, I just can’t stand,
I just can’t stand; I just can’t stand this total grandstand of hypocrisy…..hypocrisy……hypocrisy…..

The World is Awake

Written By: mOoFish

Verse 1
The waves that can break
All the words will be said
And words that we mean
Words can fall short
Can see the unseen

Chorus
The plans that we make, chances we take not yours, not mine. The plans that we make, chances we take not yours, not mine.

Verse 1
Well your mind is a mess
So is mine I can’t sleep
Cause it hurts when I think
My thoughts are a mess.

Chorus
The plans that we make, chances we take not yours, not mine.
The plans that we make, chances we take not yours, not mine.

Bridge
Cause the world is awake for somebody’s sake
Please close your eyes, please get some sleep
Cause the world is awake for somebody’s sake
Please close your eyes, please get some sleep …tonight…

Verse 3
What is leaving, is leaving
Leaving is like a day that’s done
But at least we can sleep now
Wait for the morning sun

Chorus
The plans that we make, chances we take not yours, not mine.
The plans that we make, chances we take not yours, not mine.

Waiting for an Angel

Written By: mOoFish

Verse 1
I’ve been waiting for an Angel
But I’ve been looking the wrong way
I’ve been waiting for an Angel
To help me through today

Verse 2
I’ve been trying to get through this but my tears won’t stay away
I’ve been dreaming of tomorrow but I have to get through today
I have to get through today

Chorus
I’ve been thinking about the children
I hope they don’t forget my name,
I’ve been thinking about the kisses
And how now they cause me so much pain

Verse 3
I’ve been trying to get through this but my tears won’t stay away,
I’ve been dreaming of tomorrow but I have to get through today.
I have to get through today.

Chorus
I’ve been thinking about the children
I hope they don’t forget my name,
I’ve been thinking about the kisses
And how now they cause me so much pain

Revolution

Written By: mOoFiSh

Thinking about our society
Been taking it all in

Come to understand, now is the time
It’s the time to begin.

Looking at the truth we have inside.. X2

No longer can we afford to hide.

Have your say.....................today. oooooooooooo

Receiving all the information
It’s a revolution.

See the truth inside of us
It’s a revelation.

Look in and around, around our earth.. X2

Instead of looking inside your purse.

Have your say........................today. ooooooooooo

I’ve been reading
I’ve been seeing
I’ve been hearing
I’ve been feeling

I say..................

Have your say.......................today..ooooooooooo

Discography

moofish self titled album 2000
Various local home made Indy releases at shows 2000 - 2009.
Film library placement LA, taxi music publishers.
2010 Celtic radio podcast Northern Ireland.
Womans radio.

Set List

Sets are customized for gig.
Typically three sets at 30 minutes per set per show, a mixture of original and cover materials.
Being Together
Annabella
Stuff and Nonsense (Tim Finn)
Eyes of the old
Angels (Sarah mclaughlin)
Around the world
Last to know (Neil Finn)
Dancing alone
Nana
Distant Sun (Crowded House)
Take heed
Dreams (Fleetwood Mac)
Who I am
Just a Choice
The World is Awake
Private Universe (Neil Finn)
The Rose
Run away (corrs)
Hurt (Trent Reznor)
Songbird (Fleetwood Mac
Out in the Distance
Zombie (Cranberries)
Jet Stream
My Child
Drift Away
Under the Milky Way (The Church)
Everybody Hurts (REM)
Celtic Stones
Fields of Gold (Sting)
Waiting for an Angel
Fade into you (Mazzy Star)
Drift Away
Fall at your feet (Neil Finn)
Must be time
Standing ground
Surreal
Clone
Area 163
Blistered Sight
Be in my Shoes
Bad Moon Rising (CCR)
Take Me to the River (Otis redding)
Imagine (John Lennon)
Free to Be