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#1040291 - 02/22/14 03:13 AM How Can I Hide An Elephant...colab/M. LeBlanc  
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How Can I Hide An Elephant
words and music by Michael LeBlanc/C. Stewart (Feb. 17, 2014 )

How can I hide an elephant
I sure would like to know
I'd like to keep him as my pet
I don't want to let him go

I'd dress him in an afghan
Like a couch with a lot of funk
His ears could be a ceiling fan
He'd blow jazz from his trunk

How can I hide an elephant
I stole from the city zoo
I'll supply the food and rent
And love from you know who


I'd put him in out the backyard
He'd like my little pool
Surround him with banana trees
To let him know I'm cool

How can I hide an elephant
Old coveralls won't do
I just hope he's celibate
Cause I can not hide two

#1040294 - 02/22/14 03:51 AM Re: How Can I Hide An Elephant...colab/M. LeBlanc [Re: Calvin]  
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Michael and Calvin--

You hide him in the barn behind the hay bales--Get GEICO to do an Insurance COMMERCIAL--you'all will be in the MONEY!

Funky out of the BOX song--

Good luck!

Mackie

#1040324 - 02/22/14 03:38 PM Re: How Can I Hide An Elephant...colab/M. LeBlanc [Re: Mackie H.]  
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Outstandin' Calvin!I never know what you're gonna do with a lyric but ya never seem to fail me.I'm diggin' the guitar and the melody rocks!Thanx for gettin' behind the packaderm with me!Mike

#1040325 - 02/22/14 03:53 PM Re: How Can I Hide An Elephant...colab/M. LeBlanc [Re: Calvin]  
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I like it.
My favourite bit:
"Surround him with banana trees
To let him know I'm cool"
Vic

p.s. I hide mine in the spare room. Seems to work because no one ever sees them.


It's never too late? Yes it is, so do it now.

If, given time, a monkey can write the complete works of Shakespeare maybe there's hope for me.

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#1040330 - 02/22/14 04:19 PM Re: How Can I Hide An Elephant...colab/M. LeBlanc [Re: Vicarn]  
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Hi Calvin and Michael,

This is way TOO CUTE...beginning to end! The image of trying to hide him in coveralls made me laugh out loud! One would hope their old coveralls wouldn't even BEGIN to fit -- LOL!

Lisa


#1040362 - 02/22/14 08:16 PM Re: How Can I Hide An Elephant...colab/M. LeBlanc [Re: Lisa Gundling]  
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Thanks Mackie,

Funky is Mike's middle name.


Calvin


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#1040380 - 02/23/14 01:15 AM Re: How Can I Hide An Elephant...colab/M. LeBlanc [Re: Calvin]  
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thanx for the listen Mackie!funky-bonze

#1040381 - 02/23/14 01:16 AM Re: How Can I Hide An Elephant...colab/M. LeBlanc [Re: Michael LeBlanc]  
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you must have a smelly spare room Vic!Thanx!Mike

#1040408 - 02/23/14 08:22 AM Re: How Can I Hide An Elephant...colab/M. LeBlanc [Re: Michael LeBlanc]  
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Hi Mike,

Thanks for offering such a fun lyric, I appreciate it.

Calvin


http://www.soundclick.com/bands/0/calvinstewart


#1040427 - 02/23/14 02:57 PM Re: How Can I Hide An Elephant...colab/M. LeBlanc [Re: Calvin]  
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much appreciated Lisa!Mike

#1040428 - 02/23/14 02:58 PM Re: How Can I Hide An Elephant...colab/M. LeBlanc [Re: Michael LeBlanc]  
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thanx for accepting Calvin!Mike

#1040460 - 02/23/14 09:14 PM Re: How Can I Hide An Elephant...colab/M. LeBlanc [Re: Michael LeBlanc]  
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Hi Vic,

It's a spare
It's a spare
It's a spare

thank you for listening.

Calvin


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#1040465 - 02/24/14 12:19 AM Re: How Can I Hide An Elephant...colab/M. LeBlanc [Re: Calvin]  
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Hi Lisa,

We appreciate you tuning in, thank you.

Calvin


http://www.soundclick.com/bands/0/calvinstewart

#1040476 - 02/24/14 01:56 AM Re: How Can I Hide An Elephant...colab/M. LeBlanc [Re: Calvin]  
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once again, I can't play sound click files......but that lyric about hoping he's celibate made me laugh.

#1040503 - 02/24/14 01:15 PM Re: How Can I Hide An Elephant...colab/M. LeBlanc [Re: maccharles]  
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M & C,

O M G. R O F L M A O. U 2 R 2 much.

floyd

#1040537 - 02/24/14 07:47 PM Re: How Can I Hide An Elephant...colab/M. LeBlanc [Re: floyd jane]  
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Calvin, I love it! Really well put together! Funny idea.

rob k

But don't hide him in the refrigerator. Why not?

How do you know there's an elephant in your refrigerator? You can see his footprints in the Jell-O!

#1040577 - 02/25/14 12:33 AM Re: How Can I Hide An Elephant...colab/M. LeBlanc [Re: robk]  
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thanx Mac,that's my fav verse too,glad you enjoyed the read anyway!Mike

#1040579 - 02/25/14 12:34 AM Re: How Can I Hide An Elephant...colab/M. LeBlanc [Re: Michael LeBlanc]  
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hey hey,glad you enjoyed this one Floyd!Mike

#1040580 - 02/25/14 12:35 AM Re: How Can I Hide An Elephant...colab/M. LeBlanc [Re: Michael LeBlanc]  
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We thank ya Robk!that's a lot of jello!Mike

#1040620 - 02/25/14 08:28 AM Re: How Can I Hide An Elephant...colab/M. LeBlanc [Re: Michael LeBlanc]  
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hey guys, that's clever and fun, but also tender in its own way. I love it ;-) bravissimi !

#1040658 - 02/25/14 04:37 PM Re: How Can I Hide An Elephant...colab/M. LeBlanc [Re: MaxG]  
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Hi Mac,

THANKS for trying to listen, I hope you're able to hear it one day soon.
Yes, Mike wrote a cool song !

Calvin


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#1040675 - 02/25/14 08:13 PM Re: How Can I Hide An Elephant...colab/M. LeBlanc [Re: Calvin]  
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Cool song smile

The simplicity of it, and the lyric really drew me into it, and the imagery created with the simpleness of it was very cool.

Enjoyed!


Fred Choate
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#1040683 - 02/25/14 09:37 PM Re: How Can I Hide An Elephant...colab/M. LeBlanc [Re: Fred Choate]  
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Hello FLoyd,

We thank you for listening & the fun comments.
Mike is a good guy to work with.

Calvin


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#1040689 - 02/25/14 10:32 PM Re: How Can I Hide An Elephant...colab/M. LeBlanc [Re: Calvin]  
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Elephant/celibate. Very nice.

Why are the vocals so scary if the lyrics are so light? Is this supposed to be a contrast? Or is that just how Dr. Seuss sounds?

JJ.

#1040693 - 02/25/14 10:42 PM Re: How Can I Hide An Elephant...colab/M. LeBlanc [Re: joejohnstun]  
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Michael,

I want to know what the inspiration was for this Lyric? Love it. Nice job with the guitar work Calvin. Always fun to hear these collabs.

Dave

#1040703 - 02/26/14 12:50 AM Re: How Can I Hide An Elephant...colab/M. LeBlanc [Re: GocartMoz]  
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thanx for spinnin' this Max!Mike

#1040704 - 02/26/14 12:51 AM Re: How Can I Hide An Elephant...colab/M. LeBlanc [Re: Michael LeBlanc]  
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I'm glad someone finally got it Fred!Thank ya,Mike

#1040705 - 02/26/14 12:52 AM Re: How Can I Hide An Elephant...colab/M. LeBlanc [Re: Michael LeBlanc]  
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we're used to Calvin now,he doesn't scare us anymore.Thanx for droppin' in JJ.Mike

#1040707 - 02/26/14 12:55 AM Re: How Can I Hide An Elephant...colab/M. LeBlanc [Re: Michael LeBlanc]  
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hey Dave,well the inspiration came from a cd i bought by Brother Dege called "How To Kill A Horse",so i wanted to do something about an animal and this came about.I could keep Calvin busy for quite a long time but i hold back as much as i can.Thanx for your ears Dave!Mike

#1040714 - 02/26/14 03:06 AM Re: How Can I Hide An Elephant...colab/M. LeBlanc [Re: Michael LeBlanc]  
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Way, way up on the hilarity scale. It's a real challenge to pick a favorite phrase but for me it comes down to a tie between:

His ears could be a ceiling fan
He'd blow jazz from his trunk

and.....

I just hope he's celibate
Cause I can not hide two

this is truly inspired silliness which calls instantly to mind the master of this genre Shel Silverstein, who as we all know was a damn fine songwriter in addition to being a successful poet. I can definitely feel Mike's influence in the lyric and I loved your vocal as well Calvin. Great job.


#1040732 - 02/26/14 09:36 AM Re: How Can I Hide An Elephant...colab/M. LeBlanc [Re: Bobby Wayne]  
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Hello Rob,

Hey thanks for tuning in, we appreciate it.

Calvin


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#1040734 - 02/26/14 10:13 AM Re: How Can I Hide An Elephant...colab/M. LeBlanc [Re: Calvin]  
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really good fun Calvin and Mike.

I can't even envisage how you steal an elephant from a zoo.

Perhaps hide it in the trunk of your car..

Yep enjoyed it

God Bless Roy and Helen




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#1040796 - 02/26/14 08:03 PM Re: How Can I Hide An Elephant...colab/M. LeBlanc [Re: Roy Cooper]  
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Hi Max,

THANKS A LOT.

The clever/fun was Mike, the tender part was me.

Calvin


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#1040797 - 02/26/14 08:04 PM Re: How Can I Hide An Elephant...colab/M. LeBlanc [Re: Calvin]  
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Hello Fred,

We sure appreciate you taking the time to listen, thank you & have a good day.

Calvin


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#1040798 - 02/26/14 08:05 PM Re: How Can I Hide An Elephant...colab/M. LeBlanc [Re: Calvin]  
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Hi Joe,

THANKS, sorry if I scared ya.

Calvin


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#1040799 - 02/26/14 08:06 PM Re: How Can I Hide An Elephant...colab/M. LeBlanc [Re: Calvin]  
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Hello Dave,

Well thanks a lot.

Calvin


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#1040800 - 02/26/14 08:08 PM Re: How Can I Hide An Elephant...colab/M. LeBlanc [Re: Calvin]  
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Hello Bobby,

We're silly as hell & proud of it too.

Thank you for your nice comments.

Calvin


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#1040801 - 02/26/14 08:13 PM Re: How Can I Hide An Elephant...colab/M. LeBlanc [Re: Calvin]  
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Hi Roy,

Thank you for listening.
I'm not sure how to do that either, Mike's in charge of all the underhanded behavior.
I'm way too straight laced/innocent to do anything bad.

Calvin


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#1040838 - 02/27/14 02:38 AM Re: How Can I Hide An Elephant...colab/M. LeBlanc [Re: Calvin]  
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we sure do appreciate your visit and kind words Bobby!I just picked up two of Shel's books at a yard sale the other day,i haven't read them yet but i think i will tomorrow now that you reminded me that i have them.Thanx.Mike

#1040839 - 02/27/14 02:39 AM Re: How Can I Hide An Elephant...colab/M. LeBlanc [Re: Michael LeBlanc]  
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So glad you enjoyed it Roy,thanx for the listen!Mike

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