lizard music

You can find the upbeat hit song lizard music on the fishbulb album from Cuscus. The song is based on the children's novel Lizard Music by Daniel Pinkwater and has been very popular with his fans!

lizard music

(words & music by bruzzi)

I hear the lizards sing. They dance and sway all night long. They said make sure you bring the Chickenman on your journey. Wonderful was the place; it was an invisible island in the center of Lake Mishagoo. I'll see you there too. He said his name was Vincent Van Gogh and all the mysteries he would show me. "Follow me to that place 'cause they are strange, but I like them." We walked for miles and miles; lizards enjoying everywhere. Reynold and Reynold were our guides and so was Reynold. I hear the lizards sing. They dance and sway all night long. You'll never forget what you saw, 'cause they are strange, but I like them.

a little history...

To: Daniel Pinkwater
From: Chris Bruzzi

I am a 23 year old musician. I don't know if you'd say I was aspiring, but I'm having fun. I am also a big fan of your slightly warped mind. It has greatly influenced my own slightly warped mind since elementary school when my 5th grade teacher Mr. Hibbard would read us your stories. I am in the process of writing a song based on Lizard Music and was wondering: A) is this legal, and B) if so, would you mind? If you would like to screen my lyrics/music first, they can be internetidly reached at


To: Chris Bruzzi
From: Daniel Pinkwater

Chris, as far as I know, it is not illegal to write songs. However, I am no lawyer. There are many local laws on the books. It is illegal to converse with chickens, or other poultry, in North Carolina, and to do so on Sundays in Delaware, for example. It may not be legal to write songs in your community. Before putting pen to paper, I would seek counsel, or visit a law library. You are prudent to raise these questions before undertaking the arduous work of composition.