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"All Around the World" Lyrics

Discussion in 'Fraggle Rock' started by PukkaPukka, Dec 13, 2003.

  1. PukkaPukka

    PukkaPukka Member

    "Around the Universe"

    After agonising over several lyric issues with the chorus, I think I've finally managed to peg out the lyrics for the song 'Around the Universe' from beginning to end. Phew! It took a while, but I think it is correct (except for maybe the portions about "fussin' and a fightin'" hmm...oh well, I've tried

    :) Hope you all like it!

    Around the Universe
    Travelling Matt, Gobo, Red, Wembley & Chorus

    From Outer Space it's very clear to me/
    (I got another card from Uncle Matt!)/
    A Fraggle must go to meet his destiny/
    (I wish I could be as brave as that!)/
    You're as brainy as your Uncle Matt!/

    Around the universe/
    Exploring every mile/
    My mind often turns back to Fraggle Rock/
    I'm marching on with a smile/
    All around the world/
    (When you're in an argument a feudin and a fightin'/
    There is no better place/
    (Wishin and a shoutin' when you only need some lovin')/
    We'll all be here livin' in Fraggle Rock.../
    You need to be out in space!/


    It's hard to believe it when I look around/
    (I wonder what it's like in outer space!)/
    A culture like ours is nowhere to be found/
    (What's it like to be in another place?)/
    Does he ever see a friendly face?/

    Around the universe/
    Exploring every mile/
    My mind often turns back to Fraggle Rock/
    I'm marching on with a smile/
    All around the world/
    (When you're in an argument a feudin and a fightin')/
    There is no better place/
    (Wishin and a shoutin' when you only need some lovin')/
    We'll all be here livin' in Fraggle Rock.../
    You need to be out in space!/


    Gobo my boy, there's so much to explore!/
    One of these days I'll do the same.../
    Follow the light and make it through the door/
    (It's hard to believe you're as dumb as that!)/
    I'm as crazy as my Uncle Matt!/

    Around the universe/
    Exploring every mile/
    Your mind often turns back to Fraggle Rock/
    You're marching on with a smile/
    All around the world/
    (When you're in an argument a feudin and a fightin')/
    There is no better place/
    (Wishin and a shoutin' when you only need some lovin')/
    We'll all be here livin' in Fraggle Rock.../
    You need to be out in space!/


    Please feel free to post any discrepancies with my transcription (I try to strive for accuracy in doing this...just a little thing I keep reminding myself of). Thank you very much, and enjoy!

    >Adam
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  2. There used to be great mysterious discussions of that counter-melody in the chorus, and through a few fraggle song private investigators, it seems to be:

    "All around the world/
    (Thunderin' and lightnin' and a-feudin' and a-fightin')/
    There is no better place/
    (Pushin' and a shovin' when we only need some lovin')/"

    :excited:
  3. PukkaPukka

    PukkaPukka Member

    Kewl! Thanks for that, Byron! I appreciate it...I'll go ahead and update the post accordingly. BTW, who investigated? Was it you and a 24 pack of Mountain Dew? (I know I've heard that story before about a puppet builder or someone...maybe it was Gilda related...hmm...that's gonna bug me now!)
  4. PukkaPukka

    PukkaPukka Member

    Okay, I guess I can't update my prior post...hmm...oh well...
    Although I'm kinda wonderin why...clueless here. Either way, people should just keep reading on down the thread :) Here's to good readership!

    >Adam
  5. Stulz

    Stulz Member

    Cool!

    THANKS! I was wondering about some of those lyrics myself!!

    Could someone post an MP3 of the full version?
    I only have the version from "Down At Fraggle Rock: Behind the Scenes"
    :smirk:
  6. Lol, well I was involved, but no Mt. Dew! :p

    Quinn 'n I both picked up "a-feudin' and a-fightin'", then it was Quinn who first revealed that that next part was "pushin' and a-shovin' when we only need some lovin'", and then one night in the tub while listenin' to fraggle music (I must had it at just the perfect volume or some'in'), "thunderin' and lightnin'" totally hit me as "the missin' part" of what we'd already "decoded" (heehee).

    Wow, I don't usually use that many "quotation marks" in one post.

    "Really!"

    "I don't"!

    :D
  7. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    According to the record, the song is entitled "All Around the World" even though it's commonly referred to as "Around the Universe".
  8. Wembley

    Wembley Member

    Great... now I can look forward to ANOTHER hard drive crash!

    You see, every time I typed up the lyrics for "All around the world", my hard drive would die shortly thereafter.

    I wonder if reading them on the internet (and thusly saving them to my hard drive) counts... We'll see....

    Maybe the 'ole Maxtor can't handle the Fraggles? That's what you get when you rely on a product invented by Silly Creatures!

    -Rick "Wembley" Miller
    ..."You can NOT leave the magic!"
  9. anathema

    anathema Active Member

    Phil: according to the UK LP release of "Fraggle Rock", which includes this track (and the instrumental version of "Workin'"), it's called "Travelling Matt" ;-)

    I guess there's no consistency!
  10. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Wow... I didn't realize the UK Fraggle Rock album contained additional tracks. This is the first time I had head about this. I assume we're both talking about the 1983 LP, but just the UK version contains new material, right?

    http://www.muppetcentral.com/collectibles/fraggles/audio.shtml#fr

    Alex, do you by chance have the extra UK tracks in digital form. I'd like to check them out for Muppet Central Radio.
  11. anathema

    anathema Active Member

    Yes, it's the same one. It uses the standard picture of the Fraggle Five on the front rather than the artwork of the US release, and it's in a gatefold sleeve with pictures of various characters on the insides. "Workin'" is the last track on side one, and "Travelling Matt" is the first track on side two. It appears that the "Fraggle Rock Theme" is a different recording, too.

    :) Watch this space...
  12. anathema

    anathema Active Member

    Some minor corrections (in addition to Byron's - but, sorry dude, it's not "thunderin' and lightnin'"...I don't know what it is, but it's not that ;-)

    You're as crazy as your Uncle Matt!


    I can't work this line out yet, but the above is definitely wrong!


    (Pushin' and a-shovin' when we only need some lovin')


    We're lucky we're livin' in Fraggle Rock/
    Who needs to be out in space?



    I can't work this line out yet, but the above is definitely wrong!


    (Pushin' and a-shovin' when we only need some lovin')


    We're lucky we're livin' in Fraggle Rock/
    Who needs to be out in space?



    I can't work this line out yet, but the above is definitely wrong!


    (Pushin' and a-shovin' when we only need some lovin')


    We're lucky we're livin' in Fraggle Rock/
    Who needs to be out in space?



    I will upload an MP3 at some point later this evening, all being well ;-)
  13. anathema

    anathema Active Member

  14. anathema

    anathema Active Member

    A slight correction :) There are two different recordings of the song. The one from the single does feature this lyric. The one from the album (which is what I was listening to) has a different line, but I can't make all the words out...
  15. Well thank you fer givin' me muh credit back!

    Really!

    Thank you!

    :p
  16. anathema

    anathema Active Member

    Hey, it's Christmas!

    :-P
  17. Boober_Gorg

    Boober_Gorg Active Member

    By that do you mean that the UK release has the Captain instead of Doc?
  18. anathema

    anathema Active Member

    No, it has neither. All the rest of the dialogue (and Sprocket's barking) is still there, but Gerry Parks' line is gone, and the musical arrangement is very different...
  19. Foodie

    Foodie Active Member

    A New Question About The Song In Question

    I recently had a friend of mine burn my fraggle LPs onto CD so I'm now able to hear " Around the world/universe " or " Traveling Matt " ( as they call it on the album ) and I have a question of sorts. Okay, towards the end of the song after Gobo says he's as crazy as his Uncle Matt & they all giggle, you can hear him, Wembley & possibly Red, Mokey & Boober kinda singing over the rest of the fraggles when they start the refrain. One of the fraggles sings the word " Fraggle Rock " a bit louder than the rest and I'm trying to figure out if it's Gobo or Wembley. I've blasted the song in my car a few times but I just can't figure it out. Any help? :smirk:

    Thanks,

    Nick :smirk:
  20. Doctor Teeth

    Doctor Teeth New Member

    I'd say Gobo. It dosen't have the scratchynes that is Wembly.

    So, this song wes never on any eps eh? I love it! It's so 80s.

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