The First Pancake Polka

from by Amber Lee and the Anomalies

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Original Song by Amber Lee Bake and Karen Frindell


I was dreaming of some pancakes, one early morning
Craving that spongy sweet texture
Sleepy groggy eyes, gazing at the skillet
Eggs for a fluffy mixture

Blueberries and bananas,
make ‘em so much sweeter
Chocolate chips, a dream come true
Melted butter, sticky syrup, sometimes apple sauce
So many options to choose

But… the first pancake’s always a flop
The next two could be second rate
Keep flippin’ flapjacks, till you reach the top
Where the hot cakes are sure to be great!

Keep ‘em in the oven, till you have eleven
Breakfast for five every Friday
Two on every plate, sad pancake in the foil
Feed it to the dog, hope he likes it.

The first time you fall in love…
You think the world is your oyster
Then the oven door slams, and your soufflé falls
And your cake has lost its moisture
He doesn’t call you back
You get a sideways glance
Find out he’s a rotten sardine
He tasted very sweet
But he turned to rancid meat
All at once, you know what it means!

Next time you’re dreaming of a short-stack
In a pool of maple syrup, nice and warm
Remember this most important lesson
The first one will come out deformed.


from Indelible, track released February 5, 2011
Amber Lee Baker - Vocals, Accordion, Slide Whistle
Jesse Wickman - Drums
Susan Kalkman - Tuba



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Amber Lee and the Anomalies Oakland, California

Amber Lee Baker (aka Amber Lee and the Anomalies) performs original songs which range between bawdy cabaret, melodious folk ballads, gypsy tunes and soulful spirituals.
She has been extensively touring since 2008 as a one-woman show with her accordion, loop pedal and glockenspiel.
Her most recent release, 'Indelible' includes a full band.
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