Naked In Public

Naked In Public

 Ashland, Oregon, USA
BandAlternativeRock

Fun, quirky, upbeat, totally original, brilliant lyrics, HOOKS, HOOKS, more hooks. We write Jingles, not songs. vocal hooks, lyrical hooks, and great bass and guitar hooks.

Biography


Naked In Public
Contact:
Doug Fergus
857 Clay St.
Ashland, OR 97520
541-890-3293
nakedinpublicnow.com
nakedinpublicnow@gmail.com

(Naked In Public is quirky alternative pop rock that is healthy and fun)

NAKED IN PUBLIC is the brainchild of bassist/vocalist/songwriter Doug Fergus, whose passionate hobby is heating and air conditioning.

As a child, Doug was fascinated with his Grandparent’s record collection. He absorbed the 60’s sounds of Glen Campbell, Barbara Streisand and Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass.
He also loved the comedians, Bill Cosby, Jonathan Winters and John Byner.
If you mix in the classic rockers Grand Funk and Bachman Turner Overdrive; add some Earth, Wind and Fire and Brothers Johnson, toss in some Talking Heads, the B-52’s and the Police; you begin to see where the songwriting influences come from.

Always the late bloomer, (he went on his first date last week) Doug got the music bug at age 18 while serving in the US Air Force. Next he spent 4 years a Los Angeles area pop rock band, but was “just the bass player” and he was not able to express his musical desire to “be different”.

Later, after writing many fun, quirky songs, he joined a Sacramento area alternative rock band. But soon, Doug found the band members were not open to collaboration. Even though they had local and commercial radio play and a CD in stores, Doug decided to leave the band to start his own project.

Moving to Southern Oregon, Doug was bored out of his mind one night at a classic rock jam session. That was the “camel that broke the donkey’s back”. Within 1 year, Doug had completed a collection of 16 original songs at world renowned, multi gold and platinum record producer Sylvia Massy’s Radio Star Studios.

NAKED IN PUBLIC is a metaphor for exposing your inner self to the world with no sense of shame or remorse. The playful concept for the project was obvious from the get-go by the catchy hooks, dynamic attention- grabbing lyrics and Doug’s winsome vocal style.

Heartwarming and fun-filled; poignant and profound all at the same time, NIP delivers irresistible - gems, ditties, and jingles disguised as alternative pop/rock.

Lyrics

You'll Never Know

Written By: Doug Fergus

Doug Fergus
nakedinpublicnow@gmail.com
541-890-3293
You’ll Never Know ©1993 Doug Fergus BMI
My best friend all through childhood was a funny little girl
But overnight she became a woman of the world

I used to think of her as a sister, throwing rocks and playing games
Now I don’t know what to think of her, everything has changed

Her life has become complicated, living on the phone
Every guy wants to know her and won’t leave her alone

Now she’s telling me all about it, messing up my fragile head
She wants to know who really loves her, this is what I said

Chorus:
You’ll never know if you don’t know now
And I’m stuck between the in and the out door
You’ll never know if you don’t know now
And I don’t think I should see you any more

Sometimes I wish I had never caught her friendly glance
I could get on with my life; instead I’m learning to dance

She still thinks of me as a brother, that’s a thought I’d love to erase
Maybe I will write her a letter, she’s too much to face

Chorus:

Radio Star

Written By: Doug Fergus

Doug Fergus
nakedinpublicnow@gmail.com
541-890-3293
Radio Star ©2010 Doug Fergus BMI
If you can sing a bit- think you can write a hit- why don’t you lay down your tracks?
There is a place for you- in someone’s living room- why not get into the act
Record your own CD- sell it as an mp3

You’re gonna be a radio star
People in Japan will know who you are
You’re gonna be a radio star
You’ll hear your songs in an airport bar
You’re gonna be a radio star
You’re gonna be a radio star

If you believe it then- you can achieve it now- you must demolish your doubts
If you can fake it then- maybe you’ll make it- before anybody finds out
You don’t need a degree- you can even sing off key

You’re gonna be a radio star
Riding in the back of a sixty foot car
You’re gonna be a radio star
People will fight to light your cigar

Now if you’re ready- get rid of your Teddy- and pick up your phone, make the call
Sylvia’s waiting to jack up your game- she has platinum plates on her walls
If you want to score a hit- go where they make the hits

You’re gonna be a radio star
Fender and Gibson will give you guitars
You’re gonna be a radio star
With purple hair and you’ll act bizarre

Does She Have A Sister

Written By: Doug Fergus

Doug Fergus
nakedinpublicnow@gmail.com
541-890-3293

Does She Have A Sister ©1990 Doug Fergus BMI
Many times I find myself
Dreaming of my sweetie pie
When I should be hard at work
My mind starts to fly

Pounding nails in the hot sun
Can’t wait for 12 O’clock
Hey! Homemade cookies and a love note
Inside my lunchbox

Chorus:
Would you like to meet her?
Too bad, she’s mine
Does she have a sister?
You lose, don’t cry!

All day she’s filling up my mind
And it puts me at a risk
Of smashing my finger
Or slipping a disc

Chorus:

What I Don't Know Won't Hurt Me

Written By: Doug Fergus

Doug Fergus
nakedinpublicnow@gmail.com
541-890-3293
What I Don’t Know Won’t Hurt Me ©2009 Doug Fergus BMI

I’ll admit I’m afraid of confrontation with that girl
She’s my date, maybe girlfriend
I don’t know where we stand

Chorus:
Maybe I have low self esteem
Maybe I have a fear of success
I’m just living in the moment
What I don’t know won’t hurt me

Driving down the street she smiles and looks at everyman
Her cell phone rings and she turns away
Covers her mouth with her hand

Chorus:

I don’t know what she does- when she is away from me
She has friends I’ve never met - another world she won’t let me see

She’s so hot I can hardly stand it, can’t imagine letting her go
But try to plan or get an answer
Impossible, she never knows

Feel Much Better Now

Written By: Doug Fergus

Feel Much Better Now©.2009 Doug Fergus BMI
nakedinpublicnow@gmail.com
541-890-3293

I used to need to control- every little thing in my mind
But as soon as I let go- I started to feel fine
I was angry and frustrated- I was looking so hard for love
Of the sixteen women I dated- no connection with anyone

Chorus:
I feel much better now
Since I gave up hope

Truth is I was looking daily for dates on the internet
I was slightly desperate and craving; all I got was so upset
I simply had to believe it- that I really did not care
I could be contented alone now- maybe never be a pair

Chorus:

Within a year of me dropping my love obsession hell
I met a really cool woman, but only time will tell
She appears totally normal, emotionally healthy too
And real and grounded and focused
I have to think; can it be true?

Chorus:

Gray Haired Lady

Written By: Doug Fergus

Gray Haired Lady ©2010
Doug Fergus BMI

Gray haired lady
Horseback rider
Downhill skier
Former hang glider

Chorus:
Why would she dye her hair?
Younger women are everywhere
There’s no need to compete with them
She’s in a league of her own

Gray haired lady
Paints watercolor
Always barefoot
Yoga instructor

Gray haired lady
Loves to cuddle
Sunday morning
Crossword puzzle

Chorus:

Bridge:
She’s my doctor
She’s my teacher
She’s my Buddha
She’s my healer

Gray haired lady
Loves her flowers
Gardens naked
In April showers

Chorus:

Hey Sheryl

Written By: Doug Fergus

Doug Fergus
nakedinpublicnow@gmail.com
541-890-3293

Hey Sheryl ©2010 Doug Fergus BMI

Hello there. I love. Everything. About you
I read. You are. Attracted to. Complex men
I am. In touch with. My greatness. You’ll see

Chorus:
Hey Sheryl
We would make a great team
Hey Sheryl
Like Ali and Steve McQueen

Did you. Get my. E mail. Proposal.
I attached. A pic of me. From last year. I’m thinner now
I am. In touch with. My greatness. You’ll see

Chorus:

OMG. LOL. LTR. TLC.
Please call. Before eight. It’s ok. Mom knows
I am. In touch with. My greatness. You’ll see

Chorus:

Brand New Ending

Written By: Doug Fergus

Doug Fergus
nakedinpublicnow@gmail.com
541-890-3293

Brand New Ending © 2008 Doug Fergus BMI

Do you ever wish that you could live your life again
If you had another chance, would you live it differently
Well friends I’m here to tell you simply read my book and then
You’ll discover inner peace, a confidence at least from knowing

Chorus:
No you can’t go back and make a brand new start
You can start today and make a brand new ending
No you can’t go back and make a brand new start
You can start today
You can start today
You can start today
And make a brand new ending

Did you steal Hot Wheels, baseball cards and candy
When you were a little kid, smoke a cig and smash a window
Then when you were older, did you wreck your parent’s car
Break into a cable station; rob your neighbor on vacation

Chorus:

Bridge:
Now that I’ve told you just a little ‘bout me
You see I’m not perfect
Hardly
But here I am telling all of you how to be free

Until She Makes Up Her Mind

Written By: Doug Fergus

Doug Fergus
nakedinpublicnow@gmail.com
541-890-3293
Until She Makes Up Her Mind
I’d like to get myself a haircut and maybe go back to school
Or take out a loan for 25 grand and build a guitar shaped pool
I want to sing in the shower, and honk my horn in a tunnel
Someday I will write my auto biography but if that won’t sell
I’ll spice it up with lies and advise my family not to tell
May I go on a cruise now, or sleep in a flea bag hotel
Chorus:
My plans are getting cold
May I execute them
Before I get too old
Not until she makes up her mind

I really would like to land a new job like teaching the second grade
Earn a big chunk of self respect instead of being well paid
I’ll ride the school bus with them, and play them songs I’ve written
Chorus:
I’d like to buy a big diamond ring, now close your eyes and guess
Then give it to you and drop to one knee and tell you all I confess
I want to have many children, I mailed the invitations
Chorus:

Guilt Shrine

Written By: Doug Fergus

Doug Fergus
nakedinpublicnow@gmail.com
541-890-3293

Guilt Shrine ©2000 Doug Fergus BMI
Have you heard about a weird phenomenon
People feeling fine feel something’s wrong
Surely I do not deserve this happiness
Chorus:
I go to my room and I pray
To my little guilt shrine and I say, whatever I’ve done, forgive me

Blame it on my past; blame it on TV
Who’s responsible? Surely it’s not me
When I’m confident and feeling satisfied
Chorus:
I go to my room and I pray
To my little guilt shrine and I say, whatever I’ve done, forgive me
Chant:
Low Kah
Sah me stah
Soo kee no
Leh vahn too

Discography

We have a 16 song Cd out "all over the internet" and available at all the usual places.
We are affiliated with AirPlay Direct, and have radio play in Austria, Denmark, Scotland, Canada, and many places in the USA.