Kate Carpenter

Kate Carpenter

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Unique - Children | Marion, Indiana, United States
Total Song Plays: 69,050   
Member Since: 2005
   Last Login: 11/25/2020
   Sounds Like: Laurie Berkner, Peter, Paul & Mary

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Song Description

Here's a funny song about a grandma who wants to get inside the bounce house and have fun with all the kids. But alas, rules are rules and she isn't allowed to jump with the kids. In her mind's eye, she gets in and romps with the kids, finally injuring herself, being transported to the hospital in an ambulance (and laughing her head off). Song concludes with a heavenly journey, knocking on St. Peter's door. There she can jump to her heart's content!

Story Behind the Song

I was performing at Pine Castle Pioneer Days in Orlando, FL. The acoustic stage was located about 50 feet from the Bounce House. I looked on it with longing. After I got back to the place we were staying, the song just started coming to me and wouldn't quit till I finished. The amazing guy playing the piano is my friend Scott Griffin of Captivating Keyboards, Chicago, IL. Isn't he incredible?

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This is a fun song. It's managed to find the fine balance between being funny for kids, and also having something for the parents in the audience.

The vocals are great -- lots of inflection and emphasis, without being over-done. And the singer's voice is pretty much perfect for this kind of song.

I wondered about the piano arrangement at the beginning, until I realized what kind of song this was. Then I just let the rather impressive finger-work carry me along for the ride. Nicely done.

Also, you've done a great job with the bridge and the final verse. This song tells a story, and teaches about consequences, instead of just repeating the same (wonderfully) silly idea of an old lady wanting to be a kid again in the bounce house.

    - Earl Jenkins

You did it again, Kate! This song from quite some time ago has unbeatable descriptive lyrics with different twists and turns that get away from the cliches that so many songwriters like to use. The melody is an easy singalong with a very deft piano beginning with a Josef Fucik favorite. I'd call it a terrific album cut and that's precisely what you probably did with it. Studio skills are great but I always give high marks against my non-existent production skills. I do look at things in a songwriting perspective because I love writing unique catchy tunes. The melody is much better than the rating I gave. It asks for a hook; well it doesn't have the unique hook that hit singles have but I don't regard that as a relevant requirement in this piece...the hit single doesn't appear to be what you're after and I don't regard that as any less quality of the song. the lyrics are what make it here. It is lyrically impeccable, and deservedly a higher score for those words if there was an extra star for it. Overall, the song is very enjoyable.

    - John Walradt
Lyrics

Copyright 2014 by Kate Carpenter
O I wish I could go in the bounce house
But I don't think that they would allow
A granny with gray hair and wrinkles
To jump with the kids anyhow.
But what fun it would be to go flying
Through the air with the greatest of ease.
O doorkeeper, just for a minute!
Let me in for a spin, O pretty please!

O I wish I could go in the bounce house!
I'd tumble my tush through the door.
I promise I won't squish the toddlers
Or knock little boys to the floor.
O what fun it would be to go jumping
Through the air with the greatest of ease
O doorkeeper, just for a minute!
Let me in for a spin, O pretty please!

O I wish I could go in the bounce house!
I might try a flip or a twirl
I shoot like a streak through the tunnel
And laugh with the loud little girls.
O what fun it would be to just giggle!
Feel the mess and the stress slip away.
O doorkeeper, just for a minute.
Let me in for a spin; I wanna play.

O I wish I could go in the bounce house.
I'd scream at the top of my lungs. (scream)
I fly down the slide like a viper
Jar my knees, wrench my back and bite my tongue.
What a thrill it would be to go speeding
Down the streets with the sirens a-blare.
Now the doorkeeper, he's in big trouble
For letting this grandma in there.

And now for the singing 911 phone call: (bridge)
Hello Operator, please send me a team
To rescue this grandma who thinks she's thirteen.
Send straitjacket, stretcher. Restrain her, I say
Please hurry and take her away. (ha ha ho ho hee hee)
O I wish I could go in the bounce house!
But maybe I'll dive in my dreams.
I'll slip, slamming into the netting
With waffles etched into my cheeks.
But what fun it would be to go flying
Through the air with the greatest of ease.
I guess I'll just wait for the rapture.

Beam me up through the skies
Kiss old gravity goodbye
Beam me up, let me soar
Hey, I'll knock on heaven's door
Oh St. Peter, let me in
On your c louds to take a spin....
Through the air with the greatest of ease.
Doorkeeper, please!



Song Length
3:42
Genres
Unique - Comedy, Folk - Contemporary
Tempo / Feel
Medium Fast (131 - 150)
Moods
Jovial, Cheerful

Subject Matter
Comedy, Funny, Silliness

Similar Artists
Peter, Paul & Mary, Roger Miller
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Kate Carpenter
Music Credits Kate Carpenter
Producer Credits Jamie DeFrates
Publisher Credits Kate Carpenter
Performance Credits Kate Carpenter with Scott Griffin on Piano
Label Credits Kate Carpenter