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A very rare Tales of Young Robert demo, recorded on 4-track in the rehearsal room by three TYR band members, and never learned by the band or performed live. Stan met me early at a TYR rehearsal with the idea for this song, and he and I fleshed it out together; when John showed up, we put him on the drums and just rolled tape. The band liked the song, but we just never got around to learning it, and until now, it's never been heard.

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ANY STREET - words & music by Stan Schaffer & Nate Butler
A is for apple, B is for Big Bird
Put them together, and it could be absurd
Painting a number (one, two, three, four, five) -- maybe a five
Count yourself, be counted alive

I am an actor (just like Robert Blake) -- a street for a stage
It could be your street, if you feel the age

Bob and Susan, Gordon too
Will feel with you and guide you through
But Mr. Hooper always finds it hard
You hardly know your ABC's or even 1-2-3's
Count yourself, be counted alive
We laugh, and sing, and learn to bring a smile to Any Street

You could be writing, learning to spell your name
Counting in Spanish, we are all the same
But when I go home, I'm wary of all the thugs I meet
In reality, you see, I work on Sesame Street
We laugh, and sing, and learn to bring a smile to Any Street

Bob and Susan, Gordon too
Will feel with you and guide you through
But Mr. Hooper always finds it hard
You hardly know your ABC's or even 1-2-3's
Count yourself, be counted alive
Alive, count yourself
Alive, count yourself
Alive, count yourself
Alive, count yourself

credits

from Cryonic Freeze: A Tales of Young Robert Archive, released July 30, 2014
Nate Butler: lead & backing vocals, keyboards, bass
John W. Koontz: drums
Stan Schaffer: lead & backing vocals, marimba

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Nate Butler Fresno, California

Nate Butler is an artist, actor, musician, and singer/songwriter from Fresno, California, USA.

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