Where Are My Pants?

by Joel Knopf

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Now you and your kids can sing along with 'Where Are My Pants' whether you're driving them to school or hunting for your keys during the morning rush. Special first edition EP of 'Where Are My Pants?', with photography by Huy Doan.

Thank you so much for supporting my music!

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released January 11, 2016

Musicians: Joel Knopf on kazoo, guitar, trumpet, organ, piano, rat, vox, vox, vox, etc.

Written, arranged, and produced by Joel Knopf.
Mastered by LANDR.

Thanks to Eugene Joseph, Emmy Brockman, Paula Junn, Emily Fassler, Zoē Yungmi Blank, Isele Harper, Eli Conley, Maia Papaya, Casey Armstrong, Rory Michelle Sullivan, Tali Freed, Justine Lucas, Emma Donahue, Paul Kaplan, David Ranen, my guitar teacher Joe I-forget-his-last-name-sorry, Village Harmony, my parents, and so many others for their support. You keep the music alive.

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Joel Knopf Berkeley, California

Joel Knopf is a singer-songwriter based in Berkeley, California. A musical omnivore, his songs range from faux-jazz standards to musical theater duets to spirituals. With unexpected lyrics and catchy melodies, his music combines the whimsy of Raffi with the lyricism of Iron & Wine. ... more

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Track Name: Where Are My Pants?
Yesterday I wore a pair of pants (pants pants) 
In the pocket of those pants there were some keys (keys keys) 
I need those keys to get me out the door (door door) 
Get out the door, I need those keys, where are my pants? 

If I can't get out the door I'll miss the bus (bus bus) 
If I miss the bus then I'll be late to class
If I'm late then I will surely fail the test
I'll fail the test, be late to class, I'll miss the bus, get out the door, I need those keys! Where are my pants?

If I fail then they won't let me graduate (-ate -ate)
If I do not graduate can't get a job
And without a job I'll have to move back home
I'll move back home, can't get a job, won't graduate, I'll fail the test, be late to class, I'll miss the bus, get out the door, I need those keys! Where are my pants?

If I move back home then I will need some keys (keys keys)
Wait! Did I say something about KEYS?

I'll need some keys, I'll move back home, can't get a job, won't graduate, I'll fail the test, be late to class, I'll miss the bus, get out the door, I need those keys! (I really really really need those keys!) Where are my pants?
Track Name: Rat Attack
I was asleep in my big bed
Heard a sound around my head
Opened my eyes, what did I see?
But a great big rat
Stare back at me

He start to run-a-run-a-run-a-run-a- run-a-run-a-run-a-run-a-run-a-run-a-run-a-run-a- run-a-run-a-run-a-run-a-run-a-run-a-run-a-run-a- run-a-run-a-run-a-run-around
I said get out get out get out get out get out get out get outa this town
You don't belong, it's just wrong
You stinkin' rat
Get outa my house

I see him fly in a crazy blur
of skinny legs and dirty fur
And then he runs right outa sight
My furry lover gonna spend the night.

I start to run-a-run-a-run-a-run-a- run-a-run-a-run-a-run-a-run-a-run-a-run-a-run-a- run-a-run-a-run-a-run-a-run-a-run-a-run-a-run-a- run-a-run-a-run-a-run-around
I said get out get out get out get out get out get out get outa this town
You don't belong, it's just wrong
You stinkin' rat
Get outa my house

Take it, boys.

He start to run-a-run-a-run-a-run-a- run-a-run-a-run-a-run-a-run-a-run-a-run-a-run-a- run-a-run-a-run-a-run-a-run-a-run-a-run-a-run-a- run-a-run-a-run-a-run-around
I said get out get out get out get out get out get out get outa this town
You don't belong, it's just wrong
You are a rat, or maybe mouse
Get outta town, get outta my house
You stinkin' rat!
Get outta my house.
Track Name: Lemon Poppyseed
End of the day, it's been a tough one
But not after I've tasted Susan's poppyseed muffins
You peel away the foil, smell that lemon zing
Take a tiny nibble, and then you start to sing

Lemon poppyseed
They lift you up
Like a hug when you're down
Just the touch you need
On an early autumn day
When the rain is pouring down

They're spongy as a belly and they're cuter than a button
There's crinkly silver foil wrapped on every single muffin.
The flavors frolic on your tongue -- their dance is improvised --
Lemons zing, seeds crunch, sugars gaily caramelize.

Lemon poppyseed
They lift you up
Like a hug when you're down
Just the touch you need
On an early autumn day
When the rain is pouring down

The day after my birthday could've been an anti-climax:
It rained. I thought I'd see a 3D movie at the IMAX.
But Susan sent me something that looked sweeter than molasses.
I didn't even have to wear those funny-looking glasses!

Lemon poppyseed
You lifted them up
And sprinkled them around.
I crushed on you, I believe,
But when you crushed poppyseeds
My world turned upside down.

Lemon poppyseed
They lift you up
Like a hug when you're down
Just the touch you need
On an early autumn day
When the rain is pouring down
Track Name: The Other Side
I am trying to get across as a river 

Water’s rising, mighty high and wide. 

When the sun comes up over the water. 

I will make it to the other side. 




Oh, Lord, my life has been a river 

Full of trouble, trouble all the time. 

When the sun comes up over the water, 

I can take me to the other side. 



I will find a place where I belong. 

I will find a place to call home. 

You will find the words to your own sweet song,  

you’re not alone. 




We are standing, standing by the river

Past and future, stretching down the line 

When the sun comes up over the water, lord, 

We will make it to the other side.

We will make it.
We will make it.
We will make it
to that side.

We will make it.
We will make it.
We will make it
to that side.