Funhouse

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Introduction by Jimmy Flemion


The last song on side one of The Frogs first LP is "Funhouse". It was written on February 22, 1985. There was no particular person in mind in the creation of this song. Rather it is a fantasy of fantastic fun-filled frolicking in the friendly feathers on a night of wild, wicked, unbridled Caligula-like abandonment.

Lyrics


makin' love night and day is so easy<br&> everything is all right in the funhouse tonight<br&> the beds here are not for sleeping<br&> no need to be polite in the funhouse tonight<br&>

the door's always open both day and night<br&> for hearts that are broken<br&> welcome to the light<br&>

your clothes are never needed<br&> so leave behind your fright in the funhouse tonight<br&> your heart beats faster than a woodpecker's beak<br&> your pulse is out of sight in the funhouse tonight<br&>

the bed's always broken at the end of the night<br&> no words need be spoken<br&> just kick out the light<br&>

makin' love night and day is so easy<br&> everything is all right in the funhouse tonight<br&> in the funhouse tonight<br&> in the funhouse tonight<br&>

Notes


The chord progression for the intro is B sus 4 / B Major / E sus 4 / E minor. The chord progression for the verses is B sus 4 / B Major / E Major / E dim / E Major / B sus 4 / B Major / G b sus 4 / G b Major / E minor / G b sus 4 / G b Major and then repeat. The chord progression for the middle eight is A b minor / E Major / E dim / E Major / A b minor / B sus 4 / B Major / A b minor / E Major / E dim / E Major / D Major / G b sus 4 / G b Major. The ending repeats the intro and end on a B Major chord ( add 3rd ). <br&>

The track "Funhouse" contains bass guitar played by myself-bass lines written by Dennis, drums written by Dennis and played by the drum machine, keyboards written and played by Dennis, acoustic guitars played by myself, double-tracked vocals by myself.

There is an alternate take of "Funhouse" that was recorded in the early stages of the LP. That track contains bass guitar played by Jay Tiller, Dennis on drums and backing vocals and myself on acoustic guitars and double-tracked vocals.