Adam and the Couch Potatoes

Adam and the Couch Potatoes

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Adam +t.c.p. is a highly entertaining and wildly unique kid-centric rock and roll band. 4 part harmonies, 'stuck-in-your-head' sensibilities, and a valuable curriculum about life are included in every song. For ages 2-99, these potatoes are original and destined for greatness.

Biography

Adam and the Couch Potatoes is a community of young, hip, Nashville-based musicians who have teamed up in a variety of ensembles to write, record, and perform extremely unique kids music. As a team, Adam and the Couch Potatoes have more than 65 songs in their catalogue and play for children around Nashville on a regular basis.

Lyrics

Never Gonna Be Bored

Written By: Adam Selzer

BORED!

(Come on Now)...
Moe: I'm never gonna be Bored. Snuggle: Why not?
Moe: Cause there's SO much to do!

I could read a book or take a walk, or make a snack or take a whack at making up my very own language.

I could build a fort or sew a button, or do a dance, or simply prance or make myself an enormous sandwich.

I could make a call, or build a wall, put on a play -we've got all day, I could work on my game of tennis

I could drink some juice or tie a knot, or visit a friend that I don't see a lot, or brush my teeth and get ready for the dentist.

Chorus:
I'm never, never, never, never, gonna gonna be bored.
Never, never, never, never, gonna, gonna be bored.

I could dress up like a Viking, or even go out hiking, I could build a kite and send it on up into the sky.

I could write a song, or watch King Kong, or read a palm it won't take long, for me to learn how does an airplane fly.

Chorus:
Never, never, never, never, never, gonna gonna be bored.
Never, never, never, never, never, never gonna be bored.

Bridge:
As long as there's paper and pencils and grass to play in, there's no way in the world for me to be bored! (NO WAY!)
As long as there's music to be made, and compliments to be paid, there's no way in the WORLD for me to be bored. (no way, NO WAY!)

We could hunt for flowers; it'll take up hours, but be back in time for supper
We could play make believe or collect maple leaves, or make stickers for our cars' bumpers.

Never, never, never, never, never, gonna gonna be bored.
Never, never, never, never, never, never gonna be bored.

Outro: Bored, bored, bored...

The Potato Anthem

Written By: Adam Selzer

THE POTATO ANTHEM

IF YOU WERE ME, WOULD YOU RATHER BE... A FRENCH FRY
(um, no)
PEELED AND CHOPPED AND BATTERED, WITH A SMILE!
(with a smile!)

WOULD YOU CHOOSE TO BE PERHAPS, A MASHED POTATO (A MASHED POTATO?!)? MASHED AND BUTTERED AND MASHED LIKE IT WAS GOING OUT OF STYLE?

I THINK I SPEAK FOR POTATOES, ALL AROUND THIS WORLD OF OURS.
WE THINK WE'D BE BETTER LEFT IN FIELDS AND SINGING SONGS.

YOU COULD FEATURE ME AS A BREAD OR AS A PANCAKE.
(as a pancake?!)
LATKE'S TRUE! THEY DO TASTE GREAT.
YOU COULD BOIL OR BROIL, SHAKE OR BAKE
SALAD ME- OR FOR GOODNESS SAKE
YOU COULD TAKE A BREAK AND LISTEN TO ME JUST FOR A WHILE.

I THINK I SPEAK FOR POTATOES, ALL AROUND THIS WORLD OF OURS.
WE THINK WE'D BE BETTER LEFT IN FIELDS AND SINGING SONGS.
IN FIELDS AND SINGING SONGS.

That's Cool!

Written By: Adam Selzer

THAT’S COOL!

I like dogs not cats
And I wear baseball caps (backwards)
I'm not sure about the rain.

When I feel at my best
I put myself to the test
Everyday I'm not the same

Chorus:
I am me. I'm sure I'll always be
Different then everyone else, but that's cool

I eat lots of fruit
Reading, to me, is a hoot
At the playground I interact

I like to wiggle when I sit
And I giggle because it
Makes me laugh and I like that

Chorus:
Rap:

Everyone that I've ever met in the whole world
Every parent, every teacher, every boy, every girl
is different, has a rhythm has a sparkle, has a catch,
and even though I know not everyone is a perfect match
I'd rather people be true to their own selves
Put your imitation back on your own shelves
I will continue to be who I truly am
cuz that's a lesson that I learned and I understand.

In the winter I get cold.
Watching commercials, I'm not sold.
But I love to nap.

Chorus

cuz that's cool, that's cool, that's cool, that's coooool

I Love You!

Written By: Adam Selzer

I LOVE YOU

I don't know what it rains
Don't know why it is
That trains they come and go
But I do know that, I love you.

I don't understand
Why some food is bland
Even when it is organic
I do know that, I love you.

Even when it's really hot, which is when I sweat a lot
I can't help myself; I love you
Even when it's freezing cold, even when I'm really old
I can't help myself; I love...

I can't count very high,
Or figure out why
It is that twelve makes a dozen
I do know that I love you.

I don't know why the sun
It makes things fun
And bright and warm and light
But I do know that

I do know that, I love you...

The Happy Song

Written By: Adam Selzer

HAPPY!

I am Happy cause the sun is bright and hot and warm and I'm outdoors
I'm Happy cause of apples, cause of kittens, which I adore
I'm Happy. Wah, wah, wah, I'm Happy.

I'm Happy in the winter with a blazing fireplace
I'm Happy as an active member of the human race
I'm Happy. Wah, wah, wah, I'm Happy.

I make a point in my life of finding the things
That I can be happy with
Promise me to remind me, if I ever forget
that I'm just happy to live.
So happy...

I'm Happy with my shoes, and I'm happy with the blues
And the grass and the sky, I don't even need to ask why
I'm Happy. Wah, wah, wah, I'm Happy.

I'm happy with my music, I'm happy with my choosin'
And the street and wind and trees, and breeze
Now tell me where do I begin
I'm Happy. Wah, wah, wah, I'm Happy.

Chorus

Sometimes I get down about,
The things that I don't get right
That’s the most important time
To sing happily about life, to sing happily about life

I'm happy cause of red, and I'm happy cause of green
I'm happiest in bed when I'm living in my dreams
I'm Happy. Wah, wah, wah, I'm Happy.

I'm Happy all alone, and I'm happy with my friends
I'm Happy at the start, and even when I'm at the end
I'm Happy. Wah, wah, wah, I'm Happy.

Chorus

Discography

The Early Years
One Size Fits All...!
very, Very Silly Vols. 1-6

Set List

Our performances typically last between 30 and 60 minutes, though flexibility is our middle name. Often enough our shows are made up of songs from the following list:

1 Go to the Playground!
2 Never Gonna Be Bored!
3 Swimming, swimming, swimming!
4 The Potato Anthem!
5 That's Cool!
6 I am old enough (for Rock and Roll!)
7 Riding without Fighting!
8 Fit for me!
9 Fishmas Day!
10 The Happy Song!
11 Scenes from a shoeshop!
12 Me and my Bicycle! Done
13 The Courage Parade
14 Great, in Patches!
15 Great People!
16 Only One Time
17 Bedtime Ben