Home Music Articles Forums Blog Chat More...      

Come into the Forest


Get Flash to see this player.

Description
The whole song just popped up around the phrase: "Come into the Forest and meet some friends of mine". Don't know why that phrase came to mind, but I liked the idea. I also thought it was a nice opportunity to try out my new microphone.
Please, let me know what you think!

©2006 - Einar Sverrir Tryggvason
Leave a Comment
You must be registered and logged-in to comment.
Lyrics
In a forest far, far away,
in the shades of trees the animals play.
The friendly creatures there:
A racoon, a possum, a bear.
They have some stories to share.

So go ahead and join us
and you will hear them all.
When nature contacts,
you must heed the call.

Come into the forest and meet some friends of mine.
We don't have many things but we still have a good time.
Jimmy the possum, the bear was called Bill
and the two racoon sisters, Jaime and Jill.

Jimmy was a possum of many tales,
born with three or four, I'll skip the details.
He was frowned upon,
by everyone except John,
a grumpy mole whose sight was long gone.

But Jimmy didn't listen
and thought it was for the best
to pack his bags and come into the forest.

Come into the forest and meet some friends of mine.
We don't have many things but we still have a good time.
Jimmy the possum, the bear was called Bill
and the two racoon sisters, Jaime and Jill.

Bill was always hungry and a moron to boot.
He ate all his friends and then talked to his food.
When he realized,
he was very surprized
and wondered why he hadn't super-sized.

At last he got lonely
and wanted to make amends,
so he came to the forest
and made a bunch of tasty new friends.

Come into the forest and meet some friends of mine.
We don't have many things but we still have a good time.
Jimmy the possum, the bear was called Bill
and the two racoon sisters, Jaime and Jill.

The racoon sisters' story
is of another kind.
They used to live in the city
until they lost their mind.
The matter of fact is
their story isn't true.
They really aren't sisters,
but one schizophrenic shrew.
One schizophrenic shrew.
One schizophrenic shrew.
One schizophrenic shrew.
One schizophrenic shrew.

After this verse my story is done.
Hope you liked my friends, each and every one.
Now I'll leave you alone
and advise you to pick up the phone
and make some friends of your own.
Song Stats
Hits: 6853
Comments: 52
Fans: 15
Plays: 534
Downloads: 196
Votes: 26
Uploaded: Jun 04, 2006 - 09:10:51 AM
Last Updated: Sep 25, 2006 - 05:36:07 PM Last Played: Apr 25, 2019 - 02:48:17 AM
Song License
Creative Commons License:
Attribution-NoDerivs-NonCommercial

Creative Commons

Song Actions
share on facebook share on twitter download song
Hardware:
iMac G5
MK-149 Evolution Keyboard
M-Audio FireWire Solo recording interface
MXL 2006 Microphone
Software:
Logic Pro
Comments
said 4826 days ago (June 4th, 2006)
Splendid
I feel like I've been transported back to 1967.
Wonderful melody and harmonies, fun lyrics.
There's a click and volume swell (at least in my QT playback) at the very
end you may want to do something about, if it isn't just my computer/
browser/quicktime.
Einarus said 4825 days ago (June 5th, 2006)
Splendid
Yup - the glitch is there, alright. Didn't notice it until I had posted it. Don't really
know why it is there, though...
Anyway - thank you very much for the kind words!

-E

---
-Einarus<br/>
<a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/20139">Orange Clockwork</a> is up!
Check out my latest song called "I Hate Goodbyes"
cjhoose said 4826 days ago (June 4th, 2006)
now playing with Bill..
oh look! my hand's missing and what's left is all bloody and torn! Wow
dude! What great friends you have! ;)

Really, you did such a great job. There ain't a thing off with it. Your lyrics,
performance, and just plain fun-ness of it. Love how you twist the idea of
happy little animals. BRAVO!!!!
Check out my latest song called Vapor
Einarus said 4825 days ago (June 5th, 2006)
now playing with Bill..
Bill's story was the only part I had any problems coming up with. Had 2 other
stories about him which were no good.

I should thank you, though, for all the listens while this was in the works!
Thanks!

-E

---
-Einarus<br/>
<a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/21425">Come into the Forest</a> is up!
Check out my latest song called "I Hate Goodbyes"
perceptualvortex said 4826 days ago (June 4th, 2006)
This is awesome!
Wow, amazing vocal delivery, very much like 60's psychedelic British style sounding type stuff. The music is jaunty and bouncing and perfect for the song. I'm in awe, dude, this is fantastic.
Check out my latest song called Mercury (RPM 6)
Einarus said 4825 days ago (June 5th, 2006)
This is awesome!
Now that I've gone over to the vocalistic side, I think you're up next! :D
Thanks for the oh, so very kind words :)
-E

---
-Einarus<br/>
<a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/21425">Come into the Forest</a> is up!
Check out my latest song called "I Hate Goodbyes"
WG said 4826 days ago (June 4th, 2006)
Love this one
This is a very fun tune... I downloaded it because of it's playful charm and
great harmonies... Keep it up. As always your work is awesome.
Check out my latest song called Clouds Go By
Einarus said 4825 days ago (June 5th, 2006)
Love this one
Thanks for taking the time to check this piece out!
I really appreciate it!

-E

---
-Einarus<br/>
<a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/21425">Come into the Forest</a> is up!
Check out my latest song called "I Hate Goodbyes"
apb said 4826 days ago (June 4th, 2006)
Wooooaaaaaa
.. your new mic works!!!! and what a cool song too ... ;oD

Loved it .. but I'm still avoiding phones - I'm off into the
forest to meet Jimmy, Bill and Jaime/Jill and preferably no coverage
there :o)


Check out my latest song called Stowaway
Einarus said 4825 days ago (June 5th, 2006)
Wooooaaaaaa
You really want to meet Bill?
You might want to listen to the song again :P
Thanks for the kind words!

---
-Einarus<br/>
<a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/21425">Come into the Forest</a> is up!
Check out my latest song called "I Hate Goodbyes"
screamalexz said 4826 days ago (June 4th, 2006)
creative
kid songs sound fun. this sounds like you had fun. nice and fluffy. you sure came up with alot based on some simple phrases, sometimes songs do that they just come from no where. very creative, nice vocal style. definately different. nice playing as always
Check out my latest song called Broken Spirit
Einarus said 4825 days ago (June 5th, 2006)
creative
Making this really was fun - and reading all the comments from you guys is even
better!
Thanks!

---
-Einarus<br/>
<a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/21425">Come into the Forest</a> is up!
Check out my latest song called "I Hate Goodbyes"
selters said 4826 days ago (June 4th, 2006)
Great Voice!
Einar! What a voice youve got! Im so surprized!! It reminds me a bit of Revolving doris. It sounds like you have had a lot of fun doing this. It also reminds me a bit about the funny beatles songs. A great and enjoyable tune. It triggers a lot of assosiations, I might come back later to comment more! Great Work Einar!
Check out my latest song called Going South
Einarus said 4825 days ago (June 5th, 2006)
Great Voice!
Wow - being compared to Revolving Doris is quite the compliment! And the
Beatles association ain't too bad, either :D
Thanks for stopping by!

---
-Einarus<br/>
<a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/21425">Come into the Forest</a> is up!
Check out my latest song called "I Hate Goodbyes"
Ed Hannifin said 4826 days ago (June 4th, 2006)
Yep, full-fledge whimsical...
And I DO hear a tinge of British-ness to the whimsy. Could compare it
to very early Pink Floyd or Small Faces...

To me, it sounds MOST like some early Brian Eno. Taking Tiger
Mountain-era stuff...

Lovely melody and harmonies. Good dynamics. The keyboard work is
nicely arranged.

Mind you, I've had to explain the whole "schizophrenic shrew" thing to
my son, over and over...

You're just a trans-genre kind of guy, Einarus...

Ed
Check out my latest song called Chime (Alone) (Inspired by Particle Dots)
Einarus said 4825 days ago (June 5th, 2006)
Yep, full-fledge whimsical...
When I was working on this thing I had set my mind on fitting the word
'schizophrenia' in there somewhere.
Next time I'm gonna do 'ecclesiastically'.
Thanks for the comment and the listen!

---
-Einarus<br/>
<a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/21425">Come into the Forest</a> is up!
Check out my latest song called "I Hate Goodbyes"
Mystified said 4826 days ago (June 4th, 2006)
Brilliant, Ein-stein!!
I was fortunate to hear an unfinished preview of this. All I can say is --
WOW!
I agree with previous comments that say it's reminiscent of those cool
late-60's offerings.
(I love the schizophrenic shrew addition--haha!)

Brilliant instrumentation/arranging, and it's great to hear you sing!

You're such a talent, Einarus!
Thanks for sharing that here with us. :)
Check out my latest song called Elevated--Miss Chaos/Mystified vox
Einarus said 4825 days ago (June 5th, 2006)
Brilliant, Ein-stein!!
Thank *you* for listening to the preview :)
And thank you for the kind words - My head is really swelling up reading all
this...

---
-Einarus<br/>
<a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/21425">Come into the Forest</a> is up!
Check out my latest song called "I Hate Goodbyes"
Audiologic said 4825 days ago (June 4th, 2006)
Come into the forest
I love this one, Ein, just the story. The piano is perfect too. I've been
waiting for this for a long time from all of the previews that you gave me.
I'm glad to finally hear it. Well done.

Ben
Check out my latest song called Train Intro
Einarus said 4825 days ago (June 5th, 2006)
Come into the forest
You, Caro1ine and Caro2ine (and Mysti in the final days) really gave me a boost
to keep working on this and for that I thank you!
Thanks for the comment, too :)

---
-Einarus<br/>
<a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/21425">Come into the Forest</a> is up!
Check out my latest song called "I Hate Goodbyes"
said 4825 days ago (June 5th, 2006)
YEOW CADDY!
yOUR VOICE SOUNDS PRETTY DESCENT SNABBLES! You should sing more! Quirky little tunage! I like it!
Einarus said 4825 days ago (June 5th, 2006)
YEOW CADDY!
Thanks Doc!
Hearing that from someone with a PHD is quite the treat :)

---
-Einarus<br/>
<a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/21425">Come into the Forest</a> is up!
Check out my latest song called "I Hate Goodbyes"
said 4825 days ago (June 5th, 2006)
Darn cute
Yep, there's a lot of Brian Eno in your voice. Uncanny, really. So much of
this tune feels like one of those late 60s psychedelic songs. Naive and
innocent and just kinda silly.

I'd like to see some kind of a bridge and a little more instrumental variety.
Einarus said 4825 days ago (June 5th, 2006)
Darn cute
This is the second Brian Eno comparison I get - I really got to check him out,
then!
I tried to get a bit more variety in this, but the only instruments that seemed to
fit into the ensemble sounded too fake for me to want to keep them in.
You might be right about the bridge, though.
Thanks for taking the time to comment!

---
-Einarus<br/>
<a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/21425">Come into the Forest</a> is up!
Check out my latest song called "I Hate Goodbyes"
said 4825 days ago (June 5th, 2006)
Darn cute
Yep, there's a lot of Brian Eno in your voice. Uncanny, really. So much of
this tune feels like one of those late 60s psychedelic songs. Naive and
innocent and just kinda silly.

I'd like to see some kind of a bridge and a little more instrumental variety.
jesushairdo said 4825 days ago (June 5th, 2006)
gorgeous!
hey! didnt know you sing! great chorus arrangement really! and i really
liked the way you layered the strings. excellent arrangement over all.
Check out my latest song called Dawning
Einarus said 4825 days ago (June 5th, 2006)
gorgeous!
Heh, I didn't know I sang either - but I decided to give it a shot!
Glad you liked it - your opinion means a lot to me!

---
-Einarus<br/>
<a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/21425">Come into the Forest</a> is up!
Check out my latest song called "I Hate Goodbyes"
Komrade K said 4825 days ago (June 5th, 2006)
The fairy feller's masterstroke
Well done Einar - a weirdly naive ditty with a lovely lush arrangement and
catchy melody (plus a little moral in the tail). Your vocals work really well
too - the treatment adds a certain lunacy. Write a tune for a new soon to
be a hit kiddies TV programme and you'll be made!

KK
Check out my latest song called Urra Moor/The Leckie/Reel CJ/Willafjord
Joanna said 4824 days ago (June 6th, 2006)
Wonderful!
What a fantastic children's song! You have a fabulous, friendly voice,
and I love the serious delivery -- adds to the wonderful fantasy of the
lyrics. Speaking of which, they're creative, funny, and so well done.
Love the whole song!
Check out my latest song called Baby, It's Cold Outside
Stun Nutz said 4823 days ago (June 6th, 2006)
This was great... !!
I can imagine my kids getting mesmerized by this... I will have to
try this out in the ol' minivan. I can also imagine this as a
soundtrack to a claymation-style feature. Pleasantly surprising
and entertaining.
Check out my latest song called stagnation
urbnite said 4823 days ago (June 7th, 2006)
wow.
this is brilliant.

totally catchy, great kids song! the harmonies are lovely. your voice
sounds great. the lyrics are perfect - paint a nice picture of forest
friends. too bad bill was a moron, though.

piano is great.

okay... i'm at the part where it gets all quiet with the plucked strings.
brilliant. this really is lovely...

i'm going to stop driveling on and just listen.

thanks ein!
Check out my latest song called Fall With Me
springclock said 4823 days ago (June 7th, 2006)
cool
harmonies and nice arrangement....like the story to the lyrics...great
chord changes and melody....love how the structure builds and how
playful it sounds....great production and mix as well....really really cool
and your voice is perfect for this piece....peace....Ian
Check out my latest song called The Great Purification
ziti said 4823 days ago (June 7th, 2006)
man...you really are a strange dude huh?
this is just a cool thing you made here. Silly. Brimming with creative
wizzbang....you are my hero ein.


deepest bows to you!!

yer partner
z
Check out my latest song called The Viconian Cyclist
jiguma said 4823 days ago (June 7th, 2006)
Excellent!
Thanks Einar - this is very 60s (Small Faces, Traffic) and I like it a lot.
Amazing how you can nail that era when you are only so young
yourself.
Your vocals were quite a surprise to me - very capable all round
production - congratulations!!
Neil
Check out my latest song called Closing Down
macgalver said 4822 days ago (June 8th, 2006)
I'm particularly liking this today
I took care of three little boys yesterday. Mid afternoon, while we were
out playing in the yard, the three year old whipped out his business
and began to "heed the call". I was stunned. Before I could whisk him
inside he'd alrealy begun a stream so steady, it would be cruel to
interrupt it. Children are beasts, don't let those precious little faces
fool you... : )
Check out my latest song called First Sight
Macaudion said 4821 days ago (June 8th, 2006)
No way!
I didn't know that you could sing, E - And you have a very pleasant
voice to listen to - I like it - This tune isn't at all what I thought it
would be, and I don't know why I had thoughts that it would be a
childrin's song - It's very grown up - I truly like your music and more
than I had imagined that I misht - I don't know what's up w/ my
imagination..., but I especially like this one - I'm really tired right now
and I'm not so good at detailing all of the many why(s), but I can say
that your music is highly reonant w/ me - and I always feel like I've
gone on a long and wonderful journey when I've listened - The quality
of what you do is not anything that I need to concern myself w/ - You
seem to have this well under control, E - I am glad to know that you're
making music -- Thanks for sharing what you do, E- Dion
Check out my latest song called Picture country living
said 4821 days ago (June 9th, 2006)
So outstanding!
So lush, melodic.... the vocal harmonies... and of course your
wonderful keyboards. Beautifully playful lyrics. Disney should grab
you to write music for their next animal movie..... So good.

Gosh, you sing this so well. I am utterly impressed. This is one of the
best songs I have heard here at MJ. Take a deserved bow, Mr. E!

Jack
drakonis said 4821 days ago (June 9th, 2006)
With friends like that
who needs dessert? This was very tasty, it had the expected wonderfully
hummable Einarus signature melodies, quirky lyrics, and very nice singing
voice... what more could anyone want? A nicely done new direction for
you! Bravo!
ttfn,
Drakonis

Check out my latest song called Miwok
composerclark said 4821 days ago (June 9th, 2006)
Clever
It's all delightfully clever--the words, the music, the arrangement--
everything! You've received lots of fine comments already, and I really
have nothing to add, except that I really enjoyed it. I like songs that tell a
story.
Check out my latest song called A Little Song About Our Mom
ledebutant said 4821 days ago (June 9th, 2006)
Holding Out
Hearing this, I'm so surprised that you haven't been writing lyrics and
singing on your songs all this time. You sound like an old pro and you
show off a nice range on those harmonies.

The writing is just excellent, the playing is stellar. I agree with the
suggestions to add a bridge, or change up the melody a bit, just
because the song is somewhat longish, but I do love this to pieces.


sky shoes said 4820 days ago (June 10th, 2006)
Fantasy
What a great, song and great vocals. More songs master Einarus. it fits
right into my little musical fantasy world.... Ah, or, is it real.
Thanks
Check out my latest song called Baby You Can Do Much Better Than Me
Doadars Uncle said 4820 days ago (June 10th, 2006)
Bill? ... Bill, stop that!
Clever lyrics. Nice phrasing.

Good old Bill!

It's good to love your food!
Check out my latest song called Don't Leave (remix)
Leon said 4819 days ago (June 11th, 2006)
Different
This is a little bit of a musical diversion for you, Einarus. Quite a bold
move for one who doesn't consider himself a singer. Yet you acquitted
yourself quite well with the vocals. The composition itself is creative and
well-written. Melody-wise, probably needs a coda or bridge, I agree, but
as a children's song this is lyrically a well-constructed composition.
Overall, entertaining and refreshing!
Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
Parichayaka said 4814 days ago (June 16th, 2006)
Beautiful and hillarious!
I will just go ahead and agree with all the good comments you got for this song! Instrumentation is nicely layered, simple and beautiful. The lyrics are sweet and extremely funny, especially when you sing the part with the racoons, don't exactly know why, but I was laughing out loud. I wish that kids these days would listen to this kind of music. They would turn out to be much more childlike, peaceful kids, although they might also not want to go to the forest and be eaten...
From "monsters invading the earth" soundtrack to a children song...mind-boggling. Inspiring, actually!
Check out my latest song called Expanse
VicDiesel said 4804 days ago (June 25th, 2006)
Music for children?
Do you children understand what a "schizophrenic stew" is? This sounds
like a somewhat grown-up song to me, that deals with children's themes.

As other people have remarked, it has a bit of a hippie feel to it. Cool.

In the mix I'd have pushed the piano a bit furhter back. You have a bunch
of other elements going on, but they are having to fight that piano. My
inclination would be cut a bunch of frequencies from that piano, to make
it sit better in the mix.
Check out my latest song called Frippery
Scott Carmichael said 4804 days ago (June 26th, 2006)
supprising
But it figures that someone with your gift would also be able to arrange
vocals and sing.. Ireally dig the harmonies ad you enter the hook... very
good, and the dyamic change was perfect... you look young in your
pics, but your command of this medium is seasoned... good story
telling all through

Ii really liked your friends, each and every one

your fan
Check out my latest song called He Has Passed this Way
scratch_harris said 4803 days ago (June 27th, 2006)
you are hereafter fully inducted into the
grand lodge of standing in the doorway freaks. This is a very good thing.
Check out my latest song called Fire on the twenties
DeRocK said 4722 days ago (September 16th, 2006)
awsome
wonderful, you did it.you made something i like, HEY.
Check out my latest song called Feck'in IPod
B.J.C. said 4705 days ago (October 3rd, 2006)
happy feeling
this is so fun to listen to, puts a big smile on your face, your vocals are
awesome.
Check out my latest song called Talk To Me
B.J.C. said 4705 days ago (October 3rd, 2006)
happy feeling
this is so fun to listen to, puts a big smile on your face, your vocals are
awesome.
Check out my latest song called Talk To Me
vikos said 4630 days ago (December 17th, 2006)
nice
i like this music its very nice
Check out my latest song called Light Years Away
said 4131 days ago (April 29th, 2008)
Really Nice!
Simply magnificent...
Cool vocals and amazing music work!

Take Care
- Yeman A. Al-Rawi
Artist Info
artist photo
Name: Einar Sverrir Tryggvason
Location: Álftanes Iceland
send a note
Collaborationswith Ziti: Remembrance Rampancy Running Scared Edge of Reason Stepping Down Redemption with Mystified: Beautiful Wall Eerie with Snowdragon: Wheels with Sloparts: The Lair of the Beast with Myck: L... [see more]

Check out some of my other songs:

Chat
Who's Online
Invisible Members: 0
Visitors: 86
Links