Hey, Croix, & people reading, I ought to have said before:
A note of warning, if you go looking for songs I've listed, some of what you find may be triggering. Some people write lyrics which are very direct.
I was imagining , all the instruments as well, & that some (according to their avatars) are other than human. Do we have diversity or what! barking, & howling, ribbiting & g'lumphing, my meowing/purring, & the Blonde Guy with the kazoo in his beard,& whatever it it a Walrus does...maybe something with clams?
Maybe Mum Chris has an accordion under the bed? I couldn't see one when I looked, but you never know around here.
I wanted a saw player & a gum leaf player, but they were not available.
You know what you could be good at? xylophone, vibraphone, marimba, glockenspiel, toy piano? Using your tusks.
Oh, I want a really big band!
I want someone with a didgeridoo, others with clap sticks, someone with an oud, bass clarinet, double bass, Koto, obo, flute, bongos, pan pipes, tubular bells & the Theremin, Vulcan Harp , & why not, while we're getting to be a size enough to call ourselves an orchestra, we could have gamelan players.
There are simply too many ... I am not sure BB has enough member for each to have their own unique instrument.
Our name is now:
The Wake Up the Sleeping Walrus Orchestra Plus, [WUSWOP]
I chose 'April' because of a dim memory of hearing the song & being drawn to it. Of-course, Sound of Silence would fit perfectly well, as would Scarborough Fair/Canticle, & others.
I was primarily trying to think of some quiet songs, not really about their lyrics, some got in for their lyrics, because they mean a lot to me. Some didn't get included because I think I'd have to include a trigger warning in case some people who, curious, were to look them up, & be triggered.
I ought to also include 'Up On the Roof', written by Gerry Goffin & Carole King, performed by Carole King ,James Taylor (& many more). I like both these recordings best.
I also like Leonard Cohen's own version of 'Halleluiah' & K. D. Lang's I saw on You Tube one day. They get a bit loud for this late night/early morning list, though.
If I don't get distracted, I could come up with many more. & then start on the louder list, or the list of particularly personally significant songs, some are my 'angry' songs, I'd get into when I was angry & couldn't express it. OI don't usually like loud songs...but when I am angry, (when I could sing):😺