Category Archives: Funny Songs

Funny Songs written by Chris Cates for 365 Songs for 2010.

Egg Sandwich (Kid’s Charity Song)

This is my first foray into making kids’ songs, as well as, my first song for charity and I can’t be more excited!  “Egg Sandwich” is a song that’s had several versions since Jeramy Lamanno and I wrote and recorded it in my parents basement many years ago.  However, the latest and greatest one, written specifically for kids is quite different to say the least.

The proceeds from the song will go to benefit charities that feed kids when they are in and out of school.  A lot of kids don’t excel in education because they are properly nourished and don’t have the energy.  So getting them some proper nutrition actually helps on several different levels.

I’m giving folks the chance to buy it at the normal $.99 price or with a larger donation that will go to the charity.   The song is available on all platforms (iTunes etc.) and at https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/chriscates18    –  This is the $.99 option and is at my trusted distributer CDBaby.

If you would like to contribute more towards charity email chris@chriscates.com and I’ll set you up with a PayPal button.

The video features my twins, Joy and Coral, and a cast of characters that include Adair, Jeramy, Singleton, John Kell and more of my friends’ kids that texted me some video.Thanks for checking it all out and supporting a great cause!

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Karma Dharma #8 from My Old Soul

It’s no secret I’m in to #personalgrowth.  My songs reflect it more than occasionally and heck, my wife,  has two #selfhelp books out on the market (adaircates.com).  That doesn’t mean I can’t poke fun at it a bit every now and then.  With all the seminars, countless books and spiritual practices I’ve consumed, I feel like I can do that and still “feel light” as they say.

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That said, I have to say just how much getting into self-help changed the trajectory of my life.  It started with reading The Secret and going to the Millionaire Mind Seminar, loving Jerry and Esther, Eckhart Tolle and Wayne Dyer and has it been going ever since.  I went on to perform for Bob Procter, one of The Secret’s main stars, and on to making my own self-development auto suggestion rock album called Passion and Purpose.  More importantly, I changed my “money consciousness” which coincidence or not, I now make much more than what I did when I first went to the Millionaire Mind Seminar.

Of course, it is not the cure-all and my life is still not exactly how I want it.  For example, I’m heading into “work” today when I would rather be home in the recording studio finishing my new Kids music album and possibly sneaking in 9 holes at Candler Park Golf course.  But don’t get me wrong, I’m visualizing that life.

“Karma Dharma” is a funny take on all that and a reminder to try to break away from being on auto-pilot, “The creature of habit living inside me, is so tough to scare away”.

All seriousness goes out the window with the first line: “I was thinking about reaching Nirvana but I was delayed by a few petty crimes”.  The punchline is in the second verse:
“I realize now how to reach Nirvana, first I need to work on my karma, but the only way to affect my karma, is to change all the things about my dharma”.  Ah, spiritual humor, you either have to laugh or be offended I guess.

Happy journey to everyone, no matter what path of righteousness you choose to take.  Thanks for listening!

Drinking Gasoline

2nd song from Getaway Plans remix featuring the great Jason Fuller on piano.  This is by far my most popular song in Morganton, my home town, because it is about a true story of what we saw one night at the 3 Way Supply up at Lake James.  It’s a funny song without a chorus, just a good old americana instrumental breakdown.  Thanks for listening!

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First Funk Baptist

Yet another intermittent song post from my ‘Risky Biscuits’ album.  We are finally getting near the end.  This little diddy is a comedy song featuring the ultra talented Coda Baerfider spouting tongue in cheek spiritual wisdom (in prompt-tu) with the brilliant sax work of Gary Hartle in the background.   We recorded the sax in the bath tub!

 

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A New Sport for Prime Time

The next song off of ‘Risky Biscuits’ used to be our most popular live song in the Athens era Parakeet Nelson heyday.   It’s also my Dad’s favorite song by that band!   This was recorded live and features incredible solos by John Wayne Tuggle, Gary Hartle, Mike Elam, me (harmonica) and John Kell.   Thanks for listening!

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