Tracks

Songs or beats I wanna share as I make them. Might be unpolished or stupid. Click each track title for more info!

This is my personal work, you can find my professional work here.

Ups And Downs

8th October 2020

I made this song as a birthday present for my partner Katie a few years ago. The story of our relationship is a dramatic one full of ups and downs; joy, heartbreak, hilarity, sadness, thrills and spills. As we continue our adventure into the unknown together (now with a rad baby) this song only becomes more true!

Lyrics

Every day the sun goes up and down again
Every night the moon does quite the same

And it repeats (and it repeats)
And it repeats (and it repeats)
And it repeats (and it repeats)
And it repeats (and it repeats)

A hill becomes a river then a hill again
A climb becomes a slide the other side
But there's no way to know what happens till it's happening
And there's no way to know what's next until it's now

I don't know what we will find
But I'm happy that we're finding out together
I don't know what we will find
But I'm happy that I'm finding out with you

There'll be surprises on the way
There will be happiness and pain
The only thing that we can say for sure
Is there'll be plenty more ups and downs

[Whistle break]

And it repeats (and it repeats)
And it repeats (and it repeats)
And it repeats (and it repeats)
And it repeats (and it repeats)

I don't know what we will find
But I'm happy that we're finding out together
I don't know what we will find
But I'm happy that I'm finding out with you

Oh I'm happy that I'm finding out with you

Fishponds Cat Club

21st September 2020

Watch a 15min supercut of the creative process for this track!

A couple of months ago Sally, a teacher friend of mine, got in touch to tell me about a project she was doing with her students during lockdown. The kids were challenged to record musical snippets or sounds they found interesting at home using a phone or tablet. Sally sent the recordings to a selection of musicians to make a piece of music with, so the kids could hear how their sounds inspired creativity in different ways!

It took me a while to get to it but I’ve finally made a track with the incredible and unusual sounds the kids recorded! I called it Fishponds Cat Club cos of the cat sound, and because I was wearing my cat t-shirt while I made it :)

Big thanks to the children and staff of Fishponds Church of England Academy!

The Tang

31st August 2020

A song about that face you pull when you eat a lemon, that’s similar to the face you pull when the music is too funky. - requested by Jack Drewry

Here's a rap track about the zestiest flavour sensation - THE TANG!

Lyrics:

When I get low and I feel so flat
I know there’s a fruit that can remedy that
It’s lemony in shape and lemony in colour
A citrus fruit that’s fresher than the others

Alphabetically it’s a muddled up melon
That’s right, I’m talking bout lemons
Go to the fruit bowl pick a fresh one
Then squeeze that sucker right on my tongue

Oooh can you feel that taste
Lemony tang freakin’ up my face
Eyes like “whoa!” Mouth gone small
Lips tight like a little cat’s bumhole

Oooh can you feel that taste
Lemony tang freakin’ up my face
Eyes like “whoa” mouth gone small
Scrunched up like a cold testicle

Mmm that’s nice, I feel refreshed
There’s a lemony zest pepping up my breath
My lips are lively, my tongue’s a tingle
I want to double drop, why stop at a single?

I take a fresh lemon in both my hands
And tell my taste buds prepare to get slammed
Cos I’ll be damned if I can’t taste the tang
The flavour bomb drops, tick tock kablam

Oooh can you feel that taste
Lemony tang freakin’ up my face
Eyes like “whoa” mouth gone small
Lips tight like a little cat’s bumhole

Oooh can you feel that taste
Lemony tang freakin’ up my face
Eyes like “whoa!” Mouth gone small
Scrunched up cold testicle

Gosh dang, gosh dang
Face vortex as I taste the tang
It takes more pips than a peeled orange
To eat lemon meringue but sans meringue

Everything's Covered In Poo

24th August 2020

Valeria asked for a song about being a parent. So here's a song about having a baby called Everything's Covered In Poo. Not limited to poo though, everything is also covered in puke and wee, and not mentioned specifically in the song are of course snot and dribble. Katie said the other day "We've never cleaned and washed things this often, but everything is somehow dirtier than ever before." Hooray!

Lyrics:

Everything’s covered in puke
Everything’s covered in puke and wee and poo
All kinds of goo

Everything’s covered in poo
Everything’s covered in poo and wee and puke
All kinds of goop

But it doesn’t all come from me no more
It doesn’t all come from me
Cos I got a baby
Yeah I got a baby

No it doesn’t all come from me no more
The poop and the puke and the pee no more
Cos I got a baby
Yeah I got a baby

A non stop tinkler
A human sprinker
A poo poo tardis
An expressive artist

A decorator
That you wouldn’t pay for
It’s like that one bit
From the exorcist

‘Cause everything’s covered in puke
Everything’s covered in puke and wee and poo
All kinds of goo

Everything’s covered in poo
Everything’s covered in poo and wee and puke
All kinds of goop

But it doesn’t all come from me no more
The poop and the puke and the pee no more
Cos I got a baby
So it’s all gravy

Don't Flush My Head

19th May 2020

I made this song in around 2 hours during a twitch.tv stream, playing off suggestions and conversations in the chat! It was fun and I'll probably do it again sometime - you can find me here: twitch.tv/simonpanrucker

Digger Dan

11th April 2020

My drummer friend Dan sent me some live drum loops he recorded to make into a sample pack. I had a play around with one of the loops for an hour or so and came up with this lil jam!

Follow dan on Instagram!

Turn That Banana Around

27th January 2020

If your fruit bowl's wearing a frown
You got to turn that banana around