Todd Is My Copilot

Todd Is My Copilot

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Our mission is to write the best artistically viable, inspired music that we possibly can and have as much fun delivering that live with passion as is possible.

Biography

Todd Is My Copilot started in 2007 as a duet between guitarist Todd Hedinger and bassist Bob Adamek. The duo had a shared interest in song writing and spent the next year and a half writing and performing as a duet. They added vocalist extraordinaire Ron Porter from a cover band that Bob and Ron play in, and Rick "Funky Irish" Deloney, the drum line coach from James Madison University. Bob's main influence is New Orleans funk and Todd comes from a singer songwriter background. Put together, these styles have blended into a fantastic and dynamic chemistry, providing their audience a wide diversity of music and energetic live shows.

Lyrics

Big Blue Ball

Written By: Bob Adamek/Todd Hedinger

We’re floating in space on a Big Blue Ball with no lifeboats aboard
It’s a beautiful place, this Big Blue Ball, as we’re drifting along, along
It’s slow, slow motion, watch the stars crawl ‘cross the sky
And old emotion when the sun starts to rise —let the new day begin …
… on this Big Blue Ball.

We’re living our lives on a Big Blue Ball there’s no place to escape
It’s all we have, this Big Blue Ball, can’t we get along, along
It’s slow, slow motion, watch us crawl out of the dirt
And old emotion, when we cause each other hurt—let us put it aside …
… on this Big Blue Ball.

I flew a kite in the park the other day.
The wind came up and carried it away.
A child came over and asked if I would play … their game of tag.

It’s a wonderful life on this Big Blue Ball, let’s enjoy the view.
And when the moon comes up on our Big Blue Ball, got romance in our minds and hearts.
It’s slow, slow motion as we find our way back home.
And old emotion when we watch our family grow—let’s have peace in our time … … on our Big Blue Ball.

My Omission

Written By: Bob Adamek/Todd Hedinger

Feeling breezy on a Saturday night, I call my baby on the phone
Say Hey, Darling, how you feeling tonight? [you know what I mean], but all I get is dial tone

Say Hey Baby—what did I do? That’s got you hung up—and leaves me blue?
You know I love you, what can I say? I think I told you jus’ the other day…
Why should it matter, three little words. I can’t believe that you’d be so disturbed,
... at my omission…

Home alone on a Saturday night. How did I get to this place?
I hop into my car and drive to her, let her tell me face to face [and you know What she said?]

I’m just waiting on the world to change
Your one-track mind driving me insane
Yeah, I’m just waiting on the world to change, Boy ..
I’m just waiting on you.

A week goes by, another Saturday night. I give the flower shop a call
A dozen roses ought to make things right, I prepare to have a ball

Say Hey Baby, these stems for you, so let me come inside, and stay a few
What you mean I don’t get it? I do so got a clue! I brought you flowers,
what more should I do? Now don’t go crying, don’t have a fit,
I can’t believe that you’d get so upset,
… at my commission

Home alone, another Saturday night. Why won’t my baby pay to play?
I call her up and she picks up the phone, and this is what she has to say

I’m just waiting on the world to change
Cro-Magnon culture driving me insane
Yeah, I’m just waiting on the world to change, Boy
Now I’m just waiting on you.

Feeling thoughtful on a Thursday night, I call my baby on the phone
Say Hey Darling, how you doing tonight? She starts to talking up a storm.

Hear ‘bout Jessie, hear ‘bout Ray, hear about her boss at work, and her crappy day.
You know I love you? What did I say? I thought I was listening … oh, so that’s okay?
I think I get it … you think so, too? Yeah, Baby, c’mon over [CHUCKLE], and stay a few
… It’s my new mission

She’s been waiting on the world to change,
Somebody heard her and he called her name
Yeah, but she’s still waiting on the world to change, Boy
… Yeah, she’s just waiting on you

Go Figure It Out

Written By: Todd Hedinger/Bob Adamek

When the sun beat down, it don’t look around
Don’t signify no soul
You go on the street, you feel the heat,
It’s how this business goes

But you’ll feel the pain in the sugar cane
With your back bent to the ground
Or you’ll enjoy the breeze, and the life of ease,
While your workers all turn brown.

It’s the same, same sun
Shines hot, the light of day
It’s the same, same sun
When you work, and when you play
It’s the same, same sun
When you’re rich, and when you’re poor
It’s the same, same sun,
Just some of us get more—go figure it out. Go figure it out.

When the rain come down, such a lovely sound
‘s for everyone to hear
Look to the skies and close your eyes,
Blink away the tears.
But you’ll feel the cold to your bitter soul
If you’re sleeping on a grate
Or you’ll enjoy the sense of eminence,
As you close and lock the gate

Some got looks, some got money
Some got brains, some got funny
Some got luck, some got time
Some got rhythm, some got rhyme

Horses

Written By: Todd Hedinger/Bob Adamek

She dreamed of horses, little girl in braids
Locked up in a big cold world, indifferent, afraid
She dreamed of horses, sorrel and grey,
Black and flowing, feel it growing, to steal away

‘Cross fields of green,
And broken life, to what could be.
‘Cross open time,
See the world’s possibility.
To skip and fly like a lullaby—she dreamed of horses.

She talked of ashes, and apples on the tree
Of pushing to your limits, and living fearlessly.
She loved with passion, and God!, it was for me,
Feel it growing, overflowing, beautiful and free.

‘Cross fields of green,
And growing life to what could be.
‘Cross open time,
And open arms, lovingly.
To skip and fly like a lullaby—she dreamed of horses.

She made the world, she laughed it into place
Beauteous Bee and Mighty Twig are products of her grace.
She chased the demon, it’s gone without a trace
And I love to be where I can see the smile on her face.

‘Cross fields of green,
And making life, and living the dream.
‘Cross open time,
Dogs and pictures and family.
You skip and fly like a lullaby—she dreamed of horses.

Signs and Wonders

Written By: Bob Adamek/Todd Hedinger

Point me towards the sea
Let it wash all over me

Freedom calls, I shadow walk its halls
Signs and wonders carry me
Signs and wonders carry me.

Faith comes at a cost
Hits its peak when all is lost

Freedom calls, I shadow walk its halls
Signs and wonders carry me
Signs and wonders carry me.

We find our way by night
By fixing on that light

Freedom calls, I shadow walk its halls
Signs and wonders carry me
Signs and wonders carry me
Signs and wonders carry me
Signs and wonders carry me.

Discography

Self titled Todd Is My Copilot is our first CD which was released May 27th, 2010. As of September 2010, it has gotten 1580 plays on Band Camp and ReverbNation as well as being played on WCNI in Connecticut. We are also scheduled to appear on WXJM in Virginia on January 13th, 2011

Set List

Currently we have some 35 original songs and 30+ cover songs that we have carefully re-written, mostly with a funky edge. This list is constantly updated as we continue to write and to put our funky spin on more covers.