The Buddy System

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there was a field trip in grade one
we went to the aquarium
the teacher made sure everybody
stuck together with their buddy

now that I'm grown up
I find this system still holds up
with one sock off and one sock on
we hit the pavement, nothing wrong

with fresher air and wetter ground
scenery changing around
we used one lifeline: phone-a-friend
she said hold hands until the end

I told you it's ok
to jump the last step, anyway
I'm holding on to you so tight
you couldn't fall down if you tried

and the ants go marching two by two, hurrah

that's The Buddy System
The Buddy System
buddies, holding hands all through the night
use The Buddy System
Buddy System
gotta grab your buddy, hold him tight

all through the night

you're losing frames, seeing spots
I'm trying to connect the dots
The Buddy System you should always remember
'cause if we get lost, well, at least we're together

another time, another buddy
noticed I was talking funny
we started walking, walking it off,
and waiting it out, we bought some refreshments

I wanna kick my pancreas
for failing at this simple task
I swallowed the spider, it’s not catching the fly
and I don’t know why, and I don’t know why

sometimes I feel so helpless
but as always, walking helps, yes
hold me - holy shit, this Kaiser's is open
24 hours, but still not on sundays!

and the ants go marching two by two
the ants go marching two by two
and the ants go marching two by two, hurrah

I said hurrah...
all through the night...

and the ants go marching two by two

so grab your buddy and hold him tight
stick to your buddy all through the night
yeah, that's The Buddy System


from Donut Heart, released October 8, 2016
words and music by Alfred Ladylike
performed by Donut Heart at T berlin, April 10, 2016
recorded/mixed by Sandro Chiaravalle
additional mixing by Josh Gura
cover artwork by Jack Bride

Alfred Ladylike - ukulele and main vocals
Dara Star - bass
Rah Hell - drums




Donut Heart Berlin, Germany

Donut Heart plays soulful ukulele rock, bouncing double and triple entendres on top of quirky, quickening rhythms and universal truth.

header photo by Johannes Manuel Benjamin CC BY 2016

Donut Heart logo by Marion Barry
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