Birthday Bread Man

by Ben Swithen & Sam Nicoresti

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Every six weeks or so, Birthday Bread Man and Birthday Boy come to my house, and I film a new new batch of their episodes. You can find most of them here:

I spend the next week or ten days editing them, often adding music as required. Here are some of the songs - the ones from the background, and the ones Birthday Boy sings.

As more episodes are made, more tracks will be added. Let me know if anything that ought to be on the soundtrack album is missing, dear listeners.


released November 25, 2016

Songs by Ben Swithen, Sam Nicoresti and Barnaby J Thompson

Keyboards, accordion and recorder - Ben Swithen
Guitar - Sam Nicoresti




Ben Swithen Sheffield, UK

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Track Name: Opening Theme: 'Happy Birthday'
Happy birthday to YOU!
Track Name: Birthday Boy, Oh Birthday Boy
Birthday Boy o Birthday Boy
Never forsake the promise that you made
Birthday Boy o Birthday Boy
You give us joy
Always be good, always be kind to everyone
O Birthday boy

Birthday Boy o Birthday Boy
Never hurt yourself or anyone else
Birthday Boy o Birthday Boy
Never disrespecting anyone
Always be good, always be kind to everyone
O Birthday boy


VERSE THREE (same as verse one)

Birthday Boy o Birthday Boy
You give us so much goodness in your heart
Birthday Boy o Birthday Boy
Right from the start
Always be good, always be kind to everyone
O Birthday boy


VERSE FIVE (same as verse one)
Track Name: Birthday Boy's Lung Song
Birthday Boy is better again!
He's never going to go there again!
He's never going to let the toxins
Eat away his lungs!
Track Name: Birthday Boy, Pueraria Mirifica
Birthday Boy
Pueraria Mirifica
Birthday Boy
Track Name: Leo the Dog
Leo, we're happy that you're well.
You're not going to hell.
And even when you die
There'll be a Heaven in the beautiful big sky
So instead of having a wake
Have a beautiful big doggy-cake
And Leo, just rest your sleepy head
Cos we're happy that you're not dead
And you are a dog,
But Leo, you're my g-d.

I love you Leo
Track Name: Birthday Boy Rap
Yo everybody, my name is Birthday Boy
When I'm here on the streets I'm not a toy!
Don't get me wrong, I'm just not annoyed
I just don't want to be seen as a toy.
Yo, everybody, let's do some marching
Rap rap rappety, rappety parchin'
That's what birthday boy thinks!

(Mic drop)
Track Name: Falling (from 'Always Falling Man')
Birthday Man
You were my only friend in the whole world
And then you went and fell off a cliff.

Birthday Man
You were the man who is my friend and took me in
But now I don't know when you're going to stop
Falling away from me,
Falling away from me.

Birthday Man
You've got some birthday bread on top of you head
Do you know it's there?
You never mention it much.

You are great!
You're my greatest friend in the world

Hey! You're Birthday Man
I'm a Birthday Boy
And together we're a Birthday Family,
Away From Me

(I hope you stop falling at some point soon)
Track Name: The Ballad of Always Falling Man
Always falling man,
Tumbling over without any plan,
Falling as free and far as he can.
He’s always falling man.

Always falling,
An appalling calling!
Airborn as a starling,
Always Falling Man.

Birthday bread for falling man
Bake it up in a tub or a pan

Birthday day,
and he’s falling away
Never know what a person’ll say to an
Always Falling Man
Track Name: 'Happy Birthday' (extended version)
Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday to you.
Happy birthday,
Happy birthday,
Happy birthday to you.