B i o g r a p h y
 (by Steve Leggett)

Hailed as a prodigy on the acoustic double bass within months of first touching the instrument as a 15-year-old, Esperanza Spalding has emerged as a fine jazz bassist, but has also distinguished herself playing blues, funk, hip-hop, pop fusion, and Brazilian and Afro-Cuban styles as well. Born in Portland, Oregon in 1984, Spalding was not well served by the public school system and soon dropped out of classes to be home-schooled. Returning to the public school system at 15, she encountered her first acoustic bass (she had already been playing violin for several years) and immediately took to the instrument. Dropping out of school again, Spalding enrolled in classes at Portland State University as a 16-year-old, and earned her B.A. in just three years and was immediately hired as an instructor at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston in the spring of 2005.

After touring and playing with a host of artists, including Joe Lovano, Patti Austin, Michel Camilo, Charlie Haden, Regina Carter, Pat Metheny, Dave Samuels, and many others, in addition to heading her own jazz trio, Spalding recorded and released Junjo on the Barcelona-based Ayva imprint in 2006, following it with 2008's simply named Esperanza (on Heads Up Records), which scored big with critics and listeners alike. The album topped Billboard's Contemporary Jazz Albums chart and remained on it for over 70 weeks. In addition, it became the best-selling album by a new jazz artist internationally during 2008. Spalding followed it up with Chamber Music Society in August of 2010. The set comprised eight originals and three covers -- including Dimitri Tiomkin and Ned Washington's "Wild Is the Wind" and Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Inutil Paisagem." It was performed by Spalding's quartet with guest vocal appearances from Milton Nascimento and Gretchen Parlato, a small string section, and guitarist Ricardo Vogt. The album reached number one on Billboard's Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, and she received a Grammy in 2011 for Best New Artist.

Spalding recorded a companion album to Chamber Music Society in 2011. Entitled Radio Music Society, the set included her regular band -- drummer Terri Lyne Carrington and pianist Leo Genovese -- with help from longtime collaborator Joe Lovano on saxophone and numerous guests: drummers Jack DeJohnette and Billy Hart, guitarists Jef Lee Johnson and Lionel Loueke, hip-hop producer and DJ Q-Tip, and a slew of vocalists, Parlato and Lalah Hathaway among them. It was released in the early spring of 2012. The following year she popped up on several albums by other artists, including appearing on Janelle Monée's The Electric Lady and Joe Lovano's Cross Culture, among others. Similarly, in 2014 Spalding was featured on vocalist Dianne Reeves' Beautiful Life and pianist Billy Childs' Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro. In 2016 Spalding returned to her own work with Emily's D+Evolution, an ambitious, prog-rock infused concept album revolving around a central character named Emily, Spalding's middle name.




Junjo
- 2006-04-18 -



The Peacocks (Instrumental)
Loro (Instrumental)
Humpty Dumpty (Instrumental)
Mompouana (Instrumental)
Perazuán (Instrumental)
Junjo (Instrumental)
Cantora De Yala
Two Bad (Instrumental)
Perazela (Instrumental)
 

Esperanza
- 2008-05-20 -



Ponta De Areia
I Know You Know
Fall In

I Adore You (Instrumental)
Cuerpo Y Alma (Body & Soul)
She Got To You
Precious
Mela (Instrumental)
Love In Time
Espera

If That's True (Instrumental)
Samba Em Preludio
 

Chamber Music Society
- 2010-08-17 -



Little Fly
Knowledge Of Good And Evil (Instrumental)
Really Very Small (Instrumental)
Chacarera (Instrumental)
Wild Is The Wind
Apple Blossom (Instrumental)
As A Sprout (Instrumental)
What A Friend (Instrumental)
Winter Sun
Inútil Paisagem
Short And Sweet (Instrumental)

Radio Music Society
- 2012-03-20 -



Radio Song
Cinnamon Tree
Crowned & Kissed
Land Of The Free
Black Gold
I Can't Help It
Hold On Me
Vague Suspicions
Endangered Species
Let Her
City Of Roses
Smile Like That
Jazz Ain't Nothing But Soul
(Bonus Track)

Emily's D+Evolution
- 2016-03-04 -



Good Lava
Unconditional Love
Judas
Earth to Heaven
One
Rest in Pleasure
Ebony and Ivy
Noble Nobles
Farewell Dolly
Elevate or Operate
Funk the Fear
I Want It Now
Change Us
Unconditional Love
(Alternate Version)

Exposure
- 2017-12-13 -



Swimming Toward the Black Dot
Public Trance It
Heaven in Pennies
Colonial Fire
Coming to Life (Instrumental)
Geriment (Instrumental)
I Am Telling You
The Ways You Got the Love
I Do
Double Jointed Canyon


Undeveloped
- 2017-12-13 - CD2 of Exposure limited release



Helluva
Tangerine
Word Jungle
Chelsea Mercy
Work of Art
Winning Machines
Trouble
4th Grade
Whisper
Fittest

12 Little Spells
- 2018-10-19 -



To Tide Us Over
'Til The Next Full
Thang
Touch in Mine
The Longing Deep Down
You Have to Dance
Now Know
All Limbs Are
Readying to Rise
Dancing the Animal

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Junjo

Cantora de Yala

Santa Leoncia de Farfán
De la Quebrada de Reyes
Baja a la carpa de Yala
Con setenta años que tiene
Baja a la carpa de Yala
Con setenta años que tiene

La harina del Carnaval
Le pensamienta las sienes
Cuando sobre el mujerío
Su canto finito crece
Cuando sobre el mujerío
Su canto finito crece

Alegre como pocas
Doña Santa se amanece
El manantial de sus coplas va
Por senderos viejos
El manantial de sus coplas va
Despenando su soledad

No hay una pena de amor
Que por su boca no queme
Ni hay en la carpa baguala
Que por ella no se queje
Ni hay en la carpa baguala
Que por ella no se queje

La chicha al amanecer
En los ojos se le duerme
Hasta que un golpe de caja
Cantando la reverdece
Hasta que un golpe de caja
Cantando la reverdece

Alegre como pocas
Doña Santa se amanece
El manantial de sus coplas va
Por senderos viejos
El manantial de sus coplas va
Despenando su soledad

Esperanza

Ponta de Areia

( Milton Nascimento/Fernando Brant )

Ponta de areia
Ponto final
Da Bahia-Minas
Estrada natural

Que ligava Minas
Ao porto do mar
Caminho de ferro
Mandaram arrancar

Velho maquinista
Com seu boné
Lembra do povo alegre
Que vinha cortejar

Maria Fumaça
Não canta mais
Para moças flores
Janelas e quintais

Ponta de areia
Ponto final
Da Bahia-Minas
Estrada natural

Que ligava Minas
Ao porto do mar
Caminho de ferro
Mandaram arrancar

Maria Fumaça
Não canta mais
Para moças flores
Janelas e quintais

Na praça vazia
Um grito, um oi
Casas esquecidas
Viúvas nos portais

Ponta de areia
Ponto final
Da Bahia-Minas
Estrada natural

I Know You Know

The way you look at me
When you think I'm not looking
Tells me

Your heart's a sleeping giant
Worn out by someone you loved before me
I see you're scared
Unconvinced by what I've tried to say
That I am yours and that nothing will take me away

You already know
But I'll sing it again
I love you babe
And nothing will take me away
I know that you know
But I'll sing it again
I love you babe
And nothing will take me away

The way you always call me
With some question
And every time
Try to pretend
You didn't call me
Just 'cause I was on your mind
Too soon for you to say out loud
But I know, you love me
And though we don't say it
Already shows

You already know
But I'll sing it again
I love you babe
And nothing will take me away
I know that you know
But I'll sing it again
I love you babe
And nothing will take me away

You already know
But I'll sing it again
I love you babe
And nothing will take me away
You already know
But I'll sing it again
I love you babe
And nothing will take me away

I wait for you to open up
But it's not a bore
You're just what I've been looking for
Why do you keep your head in the sand
Whoever you loved before me that ran's
Nothing like me
Nothing like me
Nothing like me

You already know
But I'll sing it again
I love you babe
And nothing will take me away
I know that you know
But I'll sing it again
I love you babe
And nothing will take me away

You already know
But I'll sing it again
I love you babe
And nothing will take me away
I know that you know
But I'll sing it again
I love you babe
And nothing will take me away

The way you look at me
When you think I'm not looking
The way you call me up
Just to see what's cooking
The way you look at me
When you think I'm not looking
I look at you that way too
You just don't know that I do

I know that you know
You already know

I know you know
And I know it shows
That I know you know
I know you love me baby
I can see you love me
I know
I already know
But I'll sing it again
I'll sing it again

Fall In

Don't worry if we fall in love
We will never touch the ground
Don't worry if we fall in love
We will never touch the ground
Just fall into a dream

They say if you die in a dream
You die in real life
Well I just died in your arms
Lost in your eyes
And I know this must be a dream
'Cause I feel like I can fly to heaven

They say if you live in a dream
You're hopelessly lost
Well this ain't just any old dream
For our paths have crossed
And I may be hopelessly lost
But somehow I've managed to find heaven

And won't worry if we fall in love
We will never touch the ground
Don't worry if we fall in love
We will never touch the ground
Just fall into a dream
We will never fall

Don't worry if we fall in love
We will never touch the ground
Don't worry if we fall in love
We will never touch the ground
Just fall into a dream

Cuerpo y Alma

Mi corazón esta triste y solo
Por ti suspiro cariño por ti solo
Porque no has visto
Soy para ti cuerpo y alma

Mis días pasan con tristeza
Y me pregunto porque me haces esto
En serio te digo
Soy para ti cuerpo y alma

Es tan difícil de creer
No puedo imaginar
Que tú rechaces mi amor

Acaso pretendes
Que pareces al final
Si al menos tuviera un chance más

Mi vida la está haciendo pedazos
Lo sabes soy tuya
Uy puedes tomarme
Felizmente me rindo
Yo para ti cuerpo y alma

Es tan difícil de creer
No puedo imaginar
Que tú rechaces mi amor

Acaso pretendes
Que pareces al final
Si al menos tuviera un chance más

Mi vida la está haciendo pedazos
Tu sabes soy tuya
Uy puedes tomarme
Felizmente me rindo
Yo para ti cuerpo y alma
Soy para ti cuerpo y alma
Solo para ti cuerpo y alma
Cuerpo y alma, cuerpo y

She Got To You

If I had a penny
For every time I caught you
Undressing me with your eyes
I'd be a rich one and then
I could prove all my senses
Were real all along
You wanted me too

Though now you laugh
And call me a fool
I know you wanted me too
Before she got to you

If I could remember
All the things you used to say
When we were left alone
I'd have a book of sonnets so inspired
All the muses would cringe at your denial
At how you wanted me too

Though now you laugh
And call me a fool
I know you wanted me too
Before she got to you

Before she got to you
I would say
That we were something special to behold
But now it's over, all over
Before she came barging through
We were prime to make the kind of love
As scarce as four leaf clover

Now, I'm a bit confused
'Cause what I felt I thought was true
Did she barge in and steal your heart away
Or did you know from the first day
I was just someone to play
If so, damn that's cold

Before she got to you
I would say
That we were something special to behold
But now it's over, all over
Before she came barging through
We were prime to make the kind of love
As scarce as four leaf clover

If I could understand
What you have found in her more than you
Could have had with me
I'd finally understand a mind
As twisted as yours
Must be for you to go
Just when you wanted me too

Though now you laugh
And call me a fool
I know you wanted me too
What kind of spell
Has she put on you
I know you wanted me too
Before she got to you
Before she got to you

Precious

Love me or leave me
But please don't deceive me
And say you'll love me how I am
You love the way I fit some ideal
Not the real woman you've yet to understand
See, love ain't all heaven
And I am no angel
But I do the best I can

You always wanted something more from my body
And said you needed something more from my loving
But all you got was me and that's all that I can be
I'm sorry if it let you down

Now it's no nice excuse
But all the magic was used up on trying to uphold
Some kind of tame, flattering persona that
Soon enough was getting real old
It takes more than pressure to change rock to diamond
Now all you have is sand slipping through your fingers

You always wanted something more from my body
And said you needed something more from my loving
But all you got was me and that's all that I can be
I'm sorry if it let you down

But I'm not gonna sit around and waste my precious divine energy
Trying to explain and being ashamed of things you think are wrong with me
I'm not gonna sit around and waste my precious divine energy
Trying to explain and being ashamed of what you think is wrong with me
I'm not

Set you up, you say I set you up
Like I was different than
What I am offering you now
Let you down, you say I let you down
And drove your heart around
Did you forget about all of the love
And the acceptance that you promised me too

You always wanted something more from my body
And said you needed something more from my loving
But all you got was me and that's all that I can be
I'm sorry if it let you down

You always wanted something more from my body
And said you needed something more from my loving
But all you got was me and that's all that I can be
I'm sorry if it let you down

But I'm not gonna sit around and waste my precious divine energy
Trying to explain and being ashamed of things you think are wrong with me
I'm not gonna sit around and waste my precious divine energy
Trying to explain and being ashamed of what you think is wrong with me
No

Love In Time

Wait a little while
We can't rush what belongs
To the heavens above
Like the course of our love without time
We'll never see what's behind
This elusive romance
Could be two who'll prove love
Is more than mere chance

Let's wait a little while
And find out why we're waiting
Amidst those parading
Desire like a torch fire
Amidst those who scramble
For love all of flutter
When true love is something subtler
We'll create if we just wait

We can't rush a happy ending
That's not in our destiny's plan
Sweet this seems we can't see
The grand scheme of our lives
Which really are what we'd share
If this romance is true
So take time to live yours
I will too while we

Wait a little while
And be sure we're not fooled
By the things we've been schooled
To take as signs that love's arrived
Like charm wit and beauty
Our youth made us seek them
But in truth we don't need them
We're in love, so let's take our time

Wait a little while
And find out why we're waiting
Amidst those parading
Desire like a torch fire
Amidst those who scramble
For love all of flutter
When true love is something subtler
We'll create when we just wait

We can't rush a happy ending
That's not in our destiny's plan
Sweet this seems we can't see
The grand scheme of our lives
Which really are what we'd share
If this romance is true
So take time to live yours
I will too while we

Wait a little while
And be sure we're not fooled
By the things we've been schooled
To take as signs that love's arrived
Like charm wit and beauty
Our youth made us seek them
But in truth we don't need them
We're in love, so let's take our time
We'll take our time
We're in love, so let's just take our time

Espera

People I almost gave up holding on
Watching us give into our fears
I almost believe
Almost believe

All the world is helpless sorrow
No hope for a bright tomorrow
But I'm not sure enough
To give it up, no

Now as I learn how I must work for change
I nearly cave in from the weight
I almost believe
Almost believe
All the sorrows will consume me
'Til peace among men I never can see
But I'm not sure enough to give it up

I'll keep faith
Like so many souls who won't be drowned
By evil in the world
I have faith in mankind
That we can guide our choices towards a healthy world
In time to ease our bind
For only hard work through time
Can change men's minds
I know if we make some small changes now
We'll heal ourselves, some way, some how

I don't expect to ever taste the fruit
My life devoted could bring forth
I almost believe
Well I do believe
Oh the path to peace is endless
So, choosing to close our eyes makes our fault mendless
Of this I'm sure enough

I won't give up
I'm sure enough
And I won't give up
I'm sure enough
And I won't give up

Samba Em Prelúdio

(Baden Powell / Vinícius de Moraes)

Eu sem você
Não tenho porquê
Porque sem você
Não sei nem chorar
Sou chama sem luz
Jardim sem luar
Luar sem amor
Amor sem se dar

Eu sem você
Sou só desamor
Um barco sem mar
Um campo sem flor
Tristeza que vai
Tristeza que vem
Sem você, meu amor
Eu não sou ninguém

Ai, que saudade
Que vontade de ver
Renascer nossa vida
Volta querido
Os meus braços
Precisam dos teus
Teus abraços
Precisam dos meus

Estou tão sozinha
Tenho os olhos cansados
De olhar para o além
Vem ver a vida
Sem você, meu amor
Eu não sou ninguém

Ai, que saudade
Que vontade de ver
Renascer nossa vida
Volta querido
Teus abraços
Precisam dos meus
Os meus braços
Precisam dos teus

Estou tão sozinha
Tenho os olhos cansados
De olhar para o além
Vem ver a vida
Sem você, meu amor
Eu não sou ninguém

Sem você, meu amor
Eu não sou ninguém
Sem você, meu amor
Eu não sou ninguém
Samba In Prelude

(Baden Powell / Vinícius de Moraes)

Me without you
I don't have a reason
Because without you
I can't even cry
I'm flame without light
Garden without moonlight
Moonlight without love
Love without giving it away

Me without you
I'm just dislike
A boat without sea
A field without flower
Sadness that goes
Sadness that comes
Without you, my love
I'm noone

Oh, I miss you so
Wish I could see
Our life being reborn
Come back darling
My arms
Need yours
Your hugs
Need mine

I'm so lonely
My eyes are tired of
Looking beyond
Come take a look at life
Without you, my love
I'm noone

Oh, I miss you so
Wish I could see
Our life being reborn
Come back darling
My arms
Need yours
Your hugs
Need mine

I'm so lonely
My eyes are tired of
Looking beyond
Come take a look at life
Without you, my love
I'm noone

Without you, my love
I'm noone
Without you, my love
I'm noone



Chamber Music Society

Little Fly

( Poem By William Blake )

Little fly
The summer's play
My thoughtless hand
Has brushed away

Am not I
A fly like thee
Or art not thou
A man like me
Little fly

For I dance
And drink and sing
Till some blind hand
Shall brush my wing

I thought is life
And strength and breath
And the want
Of thought is death
Little fly

Then am I
A happy fly
If I live
Or if I die

Wild Is The Wind

( Dimitri Tiomkin / Ned Washington )

Love me, love me, love me, say you do
Let me fly away with you
For my love is like the wind
Wild is the wind

Give me more than one caress
Satisfy this hungriness
For we're like creatures of the wind
And wild is the wind
Wild is the wind

You touch me
I hear the sound
Of mandolins
You kiss me
With your kiss my life begins
You're spring to me
All things to me
Don't you know
You're life itself

Like the leaf clings to the tree
So my darling, cling to me
Let my love blow through you
Wild is the wind
Wild is the wind
Is the wind
Wilder than the wind
My love
Wild is the wind
Let my heart love you
Wild is the wind
Wild is the wind

For we're like creatures of the wind
Love me wilder than the wind

Apple Blossom

Mother of the spring
Her branches cradle sleeping buds
Yawning open
Welcomed by an aging man
He greets them fondly

With memories of when
Her boughs were arms that held him
As a younger man together
They would marvel
At the birth of springtime

Now he stands beneath the apple blossoms
Every year where they used to go walking
And he tells her about the summer and the autumn
The winter in his heart
and their apple blossoms

In summer they would dream
Of being three and smile
Imagining her round
As the apples on the ground
That fall they loved and waited

But winter came too soon
Before their seed could bloom
She wilted from the chill
And all fell cold and still

Now he stands beneath the apple blossoms
Every year where they used to go walking
And he tells her about the summer and the autumn
The winter in his heart
And their apple blossoms

As he opened the earth to receive her
He prayed heaven would be waiting to meet her
He kisses her cold cheek goodbye
But he couldn't surrender the hopes they had sired
So in her folded hands
He placed a seed
From their favorite tree
And he laid her to rest neath a blanket of white
Until they meet again in the springtime

Now he stands beneath the apple blossoms
Every year where they used to go walking
And from above she's always watching
But her body lies ‘neath the apple blossoms

Mother of the spring
The sleeping buds she cradles
Slowly yawn open
Welcomed by an aging man
He greets them fondly

Winter Sun

Once autumn's glow
Has gone away
And gray cotton clouds
Blanket drowsy days
You're the winter sun

Once fallen leaves
Have lost their crunch
And turn to confetti
Brown and orange
I know soon
You'll come tame the whip of the wind
And bathe the naked branches with warmth and light

When tired bones tremble
From the cold
One kiss of your warmth
Heals the soul
Shine winter sun
Make this cold heart whole

Once autumn's glow
Has gone away
And grey cotton clouds
Blanket drowsy days
I know soon you'll
Come tame the whip of the wind
And bathe my naked branches with warmth and light
You're the winter sun

Inútil Paisagem

( Carlos Jobim / Aloysio de Oliveria )

There's no use
Of a moonlight glow
Or the peaks where winter snows
What's the use of the waves that we break
In the cool of the evening
What is the evening without you
It's nothing

It may be
You will never come
If you never come to me
What's the use of my wonderful dreams
And why would they need me
Where would they lead me without you
To nowhere

Mas pra que
Pra que tanto céu
Pra que tanto mar, pra que
De que serve esta onda que quebra e o vento da tarde
De que serve a tarde, inútil paisagem

Pode ser
Que nao venhas mais
Que nao venhas nunca mais
De que servem as flôres que nascem pelos caminhos
Se o meu caminho sózinho é nada

Radio Music Society

Radio song

Right now you need it
Driving yourself through the hard times
Traffic won't speed up
So you turn the radio on

But it's the same old stuff that just makes you yawn
Well somehow he feels it
And the DJ at the station
Sends sweet salvation
When he starts to play this song
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Now you can't help singing along
Even through you never heard it
You keep singing it wrong
This song will keep you groovin'
Keep traffic movin'
Played to lift your spirits
Soon as you hear it
The words are speaking to you
As if they knew you
This song's the one
Keep traffic movin'
Played to lift your spirits
The words are speaking to you
This song's the one
Keep traffic movin'
Played to lift your spirits
Soon as you hear it
The words are speaking to you
As if they knew you
This song's the one

Even through you never heard it
You keep singing it wrong
This song's the one

And then they start mixin' it up

When you tired and stale and missin' something
Waiting for some magic to come and make you feel better
Enter that song
Now that's how we know the power of song can save

When you tired and stale and missin' something
Waiting for some magic to come and make you feel better
Enter that song
Now that's how we know the power of song can save
Now that's how we know the power of song can save

Well that can surely save the day
And keep you grooving
Keep traffic movin'
Played to lift your spirits
The words are speaking to you
Yes, this song's the one
Keep traffic movin'
Played to lift your spirits
Soon as you hear it
The words are speaking to you
As if they knew you
Yes this song's the one

Smiling and driving
Sounds like soon it might be over
So you pull over
And start scrambling for the pen
But then the verse comes in again

Paper in hand you
Can't help moving while you're listening
Your skin starts bristling
Here comes the part you know

And you can't help singing along
Even through you never heard it
You keep singing it wrong
This song will keep you groovin'
Keep traffic movin'
Played to lift your spirits
Soon as you hear it
The words are speaking to you
As if they knew you
This song's the one
Keep traffic movin'
Played to lift your spirits
The words are speaking to you
This song's the one
Keep traffic movin'
Played to lift your spirits
Soon as you hear it
The words are speaking to you
As if they knew you
Yes this song's the one
Yes this song's the one

Now if you want to sing it loud with me
With love in your heart
Because you like to
Because you need to

Now if you want to sing it loud with me
With love in your heart
Because you like to
Because you need to...

Cinnamon Tree

Cinnamon tree
Graceful and free
We meet just once in awhile
With the spice in your smile
Is magic to me

Cinnamon tree
Wise and sturdy
Your roots are firm in the ground
To soak up what's around
And make sweet seasoning

Please rub off on me
So I carry a little of your auburn hue
For spice when days are dull or dreary
You bend your boughs towards me
Times I'm weak and need someone to turn to
You share your flavour ease my misery
You give all that you are
And just keep on growing
Your flagrance lives in all who know you
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Cinnamon tree
Graceful and free
We meet just once in awhile
But the spice in your smile
Is magic to me

Cinnamon tree
Wise and sturdy
Your roots are firm in the ground
To soak up what's around
And make sweet seasoning

It still amazes me
I just think of one stirring conversation
With you and my cup is filled with new infusions
And like your honesty
In the midst of all the sweetened chatter
Your earthy taste adds real perspective
You give all that you are
And just keep on growing
Your flagrance lives in all who love you

Cinnamon tree
Graceful and free
We meet just once in awhile
But the spice in your smile
Is magic to me

Cinnamon tree
Wise and sturdy
Your roots are firm in the ground
To soak up what's around
And make sweet seasoning

Crowned & Kissed

My king, my king, my, my, my, my
My king, my king, my, my, my, my

Where is the throne
For you whose tender strength can heal a thousand souls
Everyone you touch just turns to gold

Many have tried
But you're the one whose noble touch has gently pried
The sword from my heart

Once you've put a smile on the sun
Once you've paved the road for everyone
Once you've shared, shared the burdens of another
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Then you lay your burdens down
Don't even make a sound
Don't worry about a thing
I'm here to love you

My kisses are your crown
And I'm your queen
So now lay with me my king
I'm here to love you

Just lay your burdens down
Don't even make a sound
Don't worry about a thing
I'm here to love you

My kisses are your crown
And I'm your queen
So now lay with me my king
I'm here to love you
To love you, I'm here

Go ahead take on the world
I'll be beside you as you vanquish pain and woe
Each battlefield transformed now
Hope can grow

All this you sure can
Do alone but I know even the strongest man
Needs someone to hold him

Once you've carried all the weight on the shoulders
Once you've made a way for the future

Just lay your burdens down
Don't even make a sound
Don't worry about a thing
I'm here to love you

My kisses are your crown
And I'm your queen
So now lay with me my king
I'm here to love you

Lay your burdens down
Don't even make a sound
Don't worry about a thing
I'm here to love you

My kisses are your crown
And I'm your queen
So now lay with me my king
I'm here to love you

I'm here
I'm here
My king

Lay your burdens down
Don't even make a sound
Don't worry about a thing
I'm here to love you

My kisses are your crown
And I'm your queen
So now lay with me my king
I'm here to love you

Lay your burdens down
Don't even make a sound
Don't worry about a thing
I'm here to love you

My kisses are your crown
And I'm your queen
So now lay with me my king
I'm here to love you

Lay your burdens down
Don't even make a sound

I'll be beside you as you vanquish pain and woe
So hope can grow
Everyone you touch just turns to gold
I want you to know I'll be by your side
I'm here to love you

Land Of The Free

Finally they've exonerated Dupree
But it cost him his parents and his wife
His home, his life
In the land of the free

Evidently
Five fifths an innocent man
But the court only saw three
He spent eleven thousand days locked away
In the land of the free
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
How can we
Call our home
The land of the free
Until we've unbound the praying hands
Of each innocent woman and man
In these lands of the

Black Gold

Hold your head as high as you can
High enough to see who you are little man
Life sometimes is cold and cruel
Maybe no one else will tell you
So remember that you are

Black gold, black gold
You are black gold

Now maybe no one else has ever told you so
But you're golden baby, you're black gold with a diamond soul
But of all the strength you have in you
From the blood you carry within you
Ancient men, powerful men, builders of civilization
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
There'll be folks hell bent on putting you down
Don't get burned, don't get burned
Not necessarily everyone will know your world
No, no, no, no, all your world

Think of all the strength you have in you
From the blood you carry within you
Ancient men, powerful men, builders of civilization

Hold your head as high as you can
High enough to see who you are little man
Life sometimes is cold and cruel
Maybe no one else will tell you
So remember that you are

Black gold, black gold
You are black gold

Think of all the strength you have in you
From the blood you carry within you
Ancient men, powerful men, builders of civilization

Hold your head as high as you can
High enough to see who you are little man
Life sometimes is cold and cruel
Maybe no one else will tell you
So remember that you are

Black gold, black gold
You are black gold

You are black gold, black gold
You are black gold
You are black gold, black gold
You are black gold

I Can't Help It

( Michael Jackson Cover )

I can't help myself

I was looking in my mirror
Took me by surprise
I can't help but see you
Running often through my mind

Helpless as a baby
Sensual disguise
I can't help but love you
It's getting better all the time

But I can't help it if I wanted to
I wouldn't help it, even if I could
I can't help it if I wanted to
I wouldn't help it, no

I can't help it if I wanted to
I wouldn't help it, even if I could
I can't help it if I wanted to
I wouldn't help it, no

You just make me feel so, so

Love to run my fingers
Softly while you sigh
Love came and possessed you
Bringing sparkles to your eyes

Like a trip to heaven
Heaven is the prize
I'm so glad I found you
You're an angel in disguise
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
And I can't help it if I wanted to
I wouldn't help it, even if I could
I can't help it if I wanted to
I wouldn't help it, no

I can't help it if I wanted to
I wouldn't help it, even if I could
I can't help it if I wanted to
I wouldn't help it, no...

Hold On Me

I can hold my tongue for years I don't mind
For within that time silent I recite
Thousands of poems about you
Until one of them comes true

I can hold my breath for years I won't get blue
One sweet sigh from you
In my memory the breath of life that tides me through
Until the air is clear enough
To breathe around you I'll keep holding on
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Such a thrill when you're near
But a staggering feet
Holding still when I feel
Folks can hear my heart beat
Your love may never flow my way
Still I'm gonna keep holding on

Shouldn't I just let go
Since there's nothing left to do
Time just melts away
And the current grow stronger
Pulling me downstream toward you
But until my love runs dry
I'm gonna keep holding on

Holding on life
Can't help myself when you're near
My head goes wild
And my heart beats like an eager child
I keep holding on, holding on

Vague Suspicions

On the neon news they won't be talking about his life
That was still unfolding when he had to fly
Toward toward God

May this war end enshallah he knelt to pray
When a dusty troop mis-judged and blew him away
Strangers same God
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
They are faceless numbers in the headlines we've all read
Drone strike leaves thirteen civilians dead
Hold that thought

My god

Maybe your heart is seized with passing pity for the dead
And vague suspicions creep into your head
Am I part of war
And what is God for
Next on channel four
Celebrity gossip

Endangered Species

She is in danger too
Human danger
Lone canary nesting near a fun way whispers

Earthly strangers
Mighty jet planes fly you casually glancing
Over seas and mountains

Too high to see
This dying bird singing her swan song
No one hears it through the din as engines burn

Stars across the sky
Watch the caveman fly
Taking in the sights
Breathing out things die

Mother nature
Dying to reach you hasn't heard from you in ages
Since when her young children
Listened to her songs with awe and reverence
Now adolescents growing fast and eating her heart
No more thank you's no good mornings
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Earthly
Dangers

What was once your modest home now
Swarms with cars and poison
Brown skies noise and playing with toys
That kill your family
Blowing up the mountains foul oil fountains

Watch the caveman burn through the sky
The last canary screams her final song and dies
While towards her nest crawl more sprawling towns
What burns up must come down

Human nature scrambling late to curb hard consequences
Young mankind so much potential
Time to head earth's guidance
Though our science brought us to novel heights
We must come back to mother

First she'll ground then she'll whisper
You were my most endangered species

She is in danger too

Let Her

You just walked in
To the quiet after the storm, yeah
It's chillingly silent
And you sense that something's wrong
Hmmm something's surely wrong

And then you saw the letter
With her keys laying on the counter
And you know just what it means
And grab the phone to call her

Now is this another of her cruel jokes
Or she made good those threats to finally leave you
Tears well up in your eyes
But your worm down nerves won't let you cry and finally
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
She's gone, bye, bye so long
Let her go
She's gone, bye bye so long now
Life goes on

The apartment stripped and silent
Still you hear each fight and sobbing make up
And all those crazy ways you forgave each time she loved you
Now that you're all alone
You realize she filled your life with litter
Her kisses used to thrill now the after taste is bitter
With the memories from the mess you've endured and now

She's gone, bye, bye so long
Let her go
She's gone, bye bye so long now
Life goes on

She's gone, bye, bye so long
Let her go
She's gone, bye bye so long now
Life goes on

She's gone, bye, bye so long
Let her go
She's gone, bye bye so long now
Life goes on

City Of Roses

City of roses
Streets lined with red bricks and green branches
All the rainy days might seem bleak
Our rain is the paint that makes the land lush and the folks unique
City parks, wild berries, and old bridges
A rolling river running goods to and from the sea
And mountain hooded in snow silently watching over me
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Everywhere I go their roots are with me
And I find
I take along a little piece of heaven
With these memories of mine

From the city of roses, city of roses
City of roses, city of roses
City of roses, city of roses
City of roses, city of roses

Down along the river weekend market
On sunny Saturdays the waterfront comes alive
With street vendors and hippies that keep a hemp sack flying
All the people you could wish for or imagine
From the farmer in the city selling fresh growns greens
Musicians hustling to make sure that there's a thriving jazz scene

Everywhere I go their roots are with me
And I find
I take along a little piece of heaven
With these memories of mine

Everywhere I go their roots are with me
And I find
I take along a little piece of heaven
With these memories of mine

From the city of roses, city of roses
City of roses, city of roses
City of roses, city of roses
City of roses, city of roses

Everywhere I go their roots are with me
And I find
I take along a little piece of heaven
With these memories of mine

Everywhere I go their roots are with me
Yeah and I find
Wherever I may travel I take with me
Portland in my mind

City of roses
City of roses, city of roses
City of roses, city of roses
City of roses, city of roses
City of roses, city of roses

Smile Like That

Smile
It's been a while since I've seen that smile
I cannot help but wonder

And it's nothing but natural
To wonder if you've ever loved her
I'll be sure when I see that
I can make you smile like that
Smile like that

Is this something I can't help
But notice the way your eyes focus
On each word and gesture
She does that makes you smile like that
Smile like that

Now, I like that
Your heart is open and you love freely and all but
Not like that
I want us to be two lovely people
But we feel like three

Now I like that your heart is open
And you love freely and all but
Not like that
I want us to be two lovely people
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Just two, just me, just you
But I don't really mind if you smile like that

If it's something you can't help, don't worry
But don't pretend you don't see
And feel what's obvious to me
Every time you smile like that
When you smile like that

If it's something we don't have
It's natural, let's just leave it
At that so to let you be
And let me find someone that makes me smile like that
I wanna smile like that
Then I still like that
Your heart is open and you love freely and all so
Stay like that, I'm sure that we'll be two lovely people
Now I set you free

Jazz Ain't Nothing But Soul

( Norman Mapp )

Trumpets, basses, saxophones
Rhythm, makin' love
People wearin' fancy clothes
It's the voice of my people

Jazz is makin' do with 'taters and grits
Standin' up each time you get hip
Jazz ain't nothin' but soul
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Jazz is livin' high off nickels and dimes
Telling folks 'bout what's on your mind
Jazz ain't nothin' but soul
Nothin' but soul
Nothin' but

Trumpets, basses, saxophones
Rhythm, makin' love
People wearin' fancy clothes
It's the voice of my people

For me, jazz is all the truth to be found
Never mind who's puttin' it down
Jazz ain't nothin' but soul
Soul
Nothin' but soul

Trumpets, basses, saxophones
Rhythm, makin' love
People wearin' fancy clothes
It's the voice of my people
It's the voice of my people

For me, jazz is all the truth to be found
Never mind who's puttin' it down
Jazz, Jazz, Jazz ain't nothin' but soul
Soul, nothing but soul

Emily's D+Evolution

Good Lava

See this pretty girl?
Watch this pretty girl flow

Lone Ranger
I see you like the view
Wondering from a distance what my pretty peak can do
Come brave me

Don't march up
In your discerning shoes
I see right through the cool layered around your glowing fuse

So let loose
That mountain

Oh good times, good lava
We all know you wanna

Good lava

See this pretty girl flow
Wait 'til you feel it

See this pretty girl flow

If you believe it's good
See this pretty girl flow
Wait 'til you feel it

Good Lava

See this pretty girl flow
Watch this pretty girl flow
With this pretty girl

Good Lava

See this pretty girl flow
Watch this pretty girl flow
With this pretty girl

You stranger
One day are gonna be
Planting your own flag of conquered fear and fantasy
Right on me

Watch this pretty girl flow
Watch this pretty girl flow
Watch this pretty girl flow
Watch this pretty girl flow
Help and participate instead of copy and paste
With this pretty girl flow
Promise not to name me and I'll even let you climb
Inside
My mountain

Oh good times, good lava
We all know you wanna

See this pretty girl flow
Wait 'til you feel it
See this pretty girl flow
If you believe it's good
See this pretty girl flow
Wait 'til you feel it

Good lava

See this pretty girl flow
Wait 'til you feel it
See this pretty girl flow
If you believe it's good
See this pretty girl flow
Wait 'til you feel it

Good lava

See this pretty girl flow
Watch this pretty girl flow
With this pretty girl

Good lava

With this pretty girl flow
Good times, good lava
We all know you wanna

Unconditional Love

We could change the whole story of love
Same old play I'm getting tired of
No more acting these predictable roles
Just us living unconditional love

And we'd be real love
And see a real love story unfolding

Faded cliches and makeup
Dancing and singing, scripted delight
Every act ends in break-up
That same old boring story I've played too many nights

The curtain and I fall when
Fake arrows strike my heart
Oh but oh, if some magic should find me
Like the magic in our eyes, oh
If your eyes would invite me, oh

We could change the whole story of love
Same old play I'm getting tired of
No more acting these predictable roles
Just us living unconditional love
Help and participate instead of copy and paste
And we'd be real love
And see a real love story unfolding

We could change the whole story of love
Same old play I'm getting tired of
No more acting these predictable roles
Just us living unconditional love

And we'd be real love
And see a real love story unfolding

Be my finale, waiting
Off in the wings to sing the last song
And when we're done pretending
Throw me a white bouquet

Oh I'd close the curtain behind me
And enclose me in your arms, oh
If your arms would invite me, oh

We could change the whole story of love
Same old play I'm getting tired of
No more acting these predictable roles
Just us living unconditional love

And we'd be real love
And see a real love story unfolding

We could change the whole story of love
Same old play I'm getting tired of
No more acting these predictable roles
Just us living unconditional love

And we'd be real love
And see a real love story unfolding

We could change the whole story of love
Same old play I'm getting tired of
No more acting these predictable roles
Just us living unconditional love

And we'd be real love
And see a real love story unfolding

Judas

Judas, you know the lonesome road
Don't you collecting bottle caps of rum
Honest sinning to chase the blues
Blur you till kingdom comes

Take a little girl who gets to see her mama broke down
Now she's a lady made for the modern world, my life
But if you ask my advice us raging girls are china dolls fed up with bull that follows
All the way down
Digging up holy scriptures to shame her while she drowns
But if you ask my advice that shallow grave is a bargain next to Judgment Day
Help and participate instead of copy and paste
It's only a matter of time, honey
Good money
Sinks through her teeth
She's not evil

Forgive this innocent wrecking ball
(man-made)

Judas, you know the lonesome road
Don't you collecting bottle caps of rum
Honest sinning to chase the blues
Blur you till kingdom comes

Take a little boy who gets to see his papa broke down
Now he's a shadow made for the modern world, my life
But if you ask my advice, us raging boys are Indian cowboys high on toys, that follow
All the way down

Locking up holy figures to shame the whole damn town
But if you ask my advice
Their island cage
Can't hold the rising sea of rage

It's only a matter of time, honey
Good money
Made on the street
He's not evil

Forgive this innocent wrecking ball
(man-made)

Judas, you know the lonesome road
Don't you collecting bottle caps of rum
Honest sinning to chase the blues
Blur you till kingdom comes

Brothers and sinners
You either love 'em or you leave 'em
You either love 'em or you leave 'em
Are you a lover or a chain
Are you a lover or a chain

A matter of time, honey
Good money
Earned in defeat
It's not evil

Forgive this innocent wrecking ball
(man-made)

Judas, you know the lonesome road
Don't you collecting bottle caps of rum
Honest sinning to chase the blues
Blur you till kingdom comes

Earth to Heaven

Thought and strength and breath
Ain't much else left
Better have your fill before you know
It's over, say the natural laws
And if the heavenly gods should call
Is it heaven at all
Sober

These poor drunks don't know
Money won't flow
On the other side, they're sure to go
Withdrawing from the need to achieve
Careful what you believe in strong
For you carry it on
Over
Help and participate instead of copy and paste
There are no perfect amends here
You get to just keep on getting there, getting there
There's no promise or test here
You get to just keep on getting there, getting there
Soldier

No virgins or saints here
You get to just keep on getting there, getting there
All good children and evil
Are even here just getting there
War man's cross on their
Shoulders

Kings die ringed in gold
Slaves die consoled
On the other side, a meek's reward is better
Like a pearly resort
Except without a report from hell
How on Earth can you tell

Burn or charge or hate
Church men debate
How to curse a sin and compensate
Their burden of upholding the law
What if the heavenly boss turns out
To be ruling without
Orders

All legacies end here
You get to just keep getting there, getting there
No promise or test here
You get to just keep getting there, getting there

No virgins or saints here
You get to just keep on getting there
All aliens and legal cross in even here
They come to just keep on getting there
Statesmen lost in their
Borders

One

I'm not lacking in love
Not haunted by its pain
Of romance, life's given me enough
I can't complain
But now in this quiet midnight mind
I faintly see

The one so strong
It stops the world and my heart's spinning
One to prove what I've always known

But couldn't see when he crossed my sky
From a star fall-out, shot across my mind
In the fiery pull of bodies floating along
Help and participate instead of copy and paste
Hot gravity does burn inside me
I would orbit all who invite me
Oh, then again

There could be one so strong
It stops the world and my heart's spinning
One to prove what I've always known

But couldn't see this modern mind
Won't deny the tides that it can't defy
When a primal urge just calls me down to the shore

Hot devolution burns inside me
I would dive in all who delight me
Oh, then again

There could be one so strong
It stops the world and my heart's spinning
One to prove what I've always known
But couldn't meet

The one so strong
It stops the world and my heart's spinning
One to prove what I've always known
But couldn't meet

Rest in Pleasure

Now what are we gonna do
With our two fiery souls
You act like you don't know
Now let me show it to you

And rest in pleasure
Rest in pleasure
Rest in pleasure
Rest in pleasure

The moment I saw you, I knew
We've both been looking for this
I found my long-lost bliss
And I will share it with you

And rest in pleasure
Rest in pleasure
Rest in pleasure
Rest in pleasure
Help and participate instead of copy and paste
Now truth be told
I may not be in really love with you
It's the idea of love I'm really into
But in case you ever get the mind to wonder
I do care
Just stay there

Now some day we may lose
Our thrill, but never forget
The greatest love made yet
And while I make it with you

Rest in pleasure
Rest in pleasure
Rest in pleasure
Rest in pleasure

Ebony and Ivy

Ochre, ivy, brick, and leather-bound books built up by phony locked crooks
With un-burdened minds of bastardized Darwinian logic-projected as hard evidence on backs and faces
Of our ancestral culprits wasted toiling as the majority on plantated crimes

We wanna knock and climb brass rings of wisdom and build our own hot breath kingdoms and make fuming passions rain down ash
Then hand out dirty white rules to wipe up and memorize then howl our own law hand-me-downs upon the class of masses
And grin as each graduate passes on our synthesized words that sterilize natural awe

Sage grows on the mountain
You can dig it with a silver spoon
Float it off to market
Hawk and talk it from hot air balloons
Get your good old-fashioned learning

Hear the bell in summer's ending underneath the apple tree
Time to choose a branch and build your nest of animosity
Now we're really, really learning

It's been hard to grow outside
Growing good at act happy
And pretend that the ivy vines
Didn't weigh our branch down

It's been hard to grow outside
But we're finally happy
With the sage on the mountain now
Is it plant or animal
Help and participate instead of copy and paste
Sage grows on the mountain
Round the fountain of unfiltered truth
Someone's locked the well
You might contaminate their point of view
And the taste of high-class feelings

Peeking through the keyhole
Thirsty people watch the master read
One degree of kneeling separates the haves from loving need
And the art of low-class feeling

It's been hard to grow outside
Growing good at act happy
And pretend that the ivy vines
Didn't weigh our branch down

It's been hard to grow outside
Growing good at act happy
And pretend that the ivy vines
Didn't weigh our branch down

It's been hard to grow outside
Growing good at act happy
And pretend that the ivy vines
Didn't weigh our branch down

It's been hard to grow outside
But we're finally happy
With the sage on the mountain now
Is it plant or animal

Finally, ochre, ivy, brick and leather-bound books to find and fill our minds with double standard vision by degrees
We banished slaving over someone else's question tests or problems and abolished all un-savary un-good grammar
And forbid shovels, picking or hammers and the act of starchinglinen to become the educated ones wrapped in them

It's been hard to grow outside
Growing good at act happy
And pretend that the ivy vines
Didn't weigh our branch down

It's been hard to grow outside
But we're finally happy
With the sage on the mountain now
Is it plant or animal

Noble Nobles

Dining debutants in pearl and powdered sugar face
Their refined tastes
Come suckled from mama's wet maid, you know

Drinking dapper gents in wig and rosy cultured views
Toasting the news
All cargo on Jesus was sold, today

Manifest and lavish
God wants him to have this
And without a doubt, believe his
Ends are noble so the savage means
Are deleted from the scene, so
We can believe that we are
Noble nobles what a savage myth

Walking pioneers in blazing trails and rushing gold
So far from home
But none of them shed any tears, at all
Not at all
Help and participate instead of copy and paste
Talking founding fathers with a free philosophy
That don't mention me
Or the stain of red blood on their hands, at all

Now, we all replay it till we understand, the moral
Of the story we're shooting again
Tomorrow's savages

Manifest and lavish
God wants him to have this
And without a doubt, believe his
Ends are noble so the savage means
Are deleted from the scene, so
We can believe that we are
Noble nobles what a savage myth

Farewell Dolly

Change the way I see my life
Why would I, why would I
I'm the dolly, I'm the wife
Damned if I, do or die

Maybe time is gonna make
An exception for me
I'm exceptionally busy
Judging by the times
He's not worried about my kind or is he
Help and participate instead of copy and paste
Damn the way I go and bide
All the rest, of my time
Waiting for the man to die
For a piece, of the pie

Maybe time is gonna wait
And expect less from me
I'm exceptionally, pretty
I can testify
Nature's dead up in my mind, with me

Elevate or Operate

Four walls surround us with a glassy top
We're going down
Or has the sky gone up

Honey don't interrupt me!

But look at the top
(Ground floor)
Looks like we're going down
Honey don't make me turn this thing around

Or is the sky rising up
Look at the top
(Ground floor)

Looks like we're going down
Honey don't interrupt me!
Or is the sky rising
Help and participate instead of copy and paste
Just keep riding 'til you scrape the sky
There are so many pies to strive for so little time
You exactly taste none in your mouth
But anything worth reaching must cut folk like us out

So honey stop that whining, wishing scheming
Press a floor to waste your dreams in

But look at the top
(Ground floor)
Looks like we're going down
Honey don't interrupt me!

Or is the sky rising up

Look at the top
(Ground floor)
Looks like we're going down
Honey don't make me turn this thing around
Or is the sky rising

Just keep riding 'til your wonder stops
Boot straps up around your neck, in case the thing drops
No one exactly knows what's at the top
But anything worth working for, must hide a whole lot

So honey stop that whining, wishing, dreaming
'Fore you make me stop believing

You know we can't stop it abruptly!
(Look at the top)
Looks like, we're going down
Now just how do we turn this thing around
(Or is the sky, rising up)
And are we going up or down

Look at the top
Looks like, we're going down
Honey don't interrupt me!

Or is the sky, rising up
I'm trying to turn this thing around
Look at the top
Looks like, we're going down
Honey come help me turn this thing around!
Or is the sky, rising up
Are we going up or down

Look at the top
Looks like, we're going down
Honey just help me turn this thing around
Or is the sky, rising up
I think were going down

Four walls surround us with a glassy top
We're going down
And yes the sky's gone up

Funk the Fear

Funk the fear
Live your life
Funk the fear
Live your life

Funk the fear
Live your life
Funk the fear
Live your life

Why don't we seize the day
And frost it in our own way
Won't you dare take a slice of this sitting out paradise
Eating it with your eyes just shy of your smarts or rights
To reach out and lift the glass but there's no one here to ask
Help and participate instead of copy and paste
(The invisible beat of a drum)
March in line
(Keeping all you are under the gun)
For no reason or rhyme
No facing that dream about
Paradise pigging out

I wanna break the rules with you
And see the dream come true
All I need you to do is

(Funk the fear, live your life)
Just like we came here to
(Funk the fear, live your life)
I want to do it with thee
(Funk the fear, live your life)
Just like we came here to
(Funk the fear, live your life)
Live your life

Funk the fear, live your life
Funk the fear, live your life

Why don't we go and do
Just what we came here to
Nobody has to know
The moral of our show
(We could be)
Spiritual spouting fools
Or bombshells to cash their drool
Innocent as a fox
And other unchecked box, yeah

(In the margin of error for one)
We appear
(With a beautiful slip of the tongue)
That you hear from a reason
Waking you from a daze

Follow me down the maze
Through every craft and craze
For every dead end we find
Ways open in my mind

(There's a pitiful quip on the tongue)
I can tell
('Bout the marginal mission of one)
Very well
But you heard me calling you up and out
That's what this show's about

I wanna break the rules with you
And see the dream come true
All I need you to do is

(Funk the fear, live your life)
Just like we came here to
(Funk the fear, live your life)
I want to do it with thee
(Funk the fear, live your life)
Just like we came here to
(Funk the fear, live your life)
I want to do it with thee
(Funk the fear, live your life)
Just like we came here to
(Funk the fear, live your life)
Live your life

Funk the fear, live your life
Funk the fear, live your life...

'Cause in an instant it could be gone
And all the waiting was in vain
'Cause in an instant it could be gone

It could be gone
It could be gone
It could be gone
It could be gone

It could be gone
It could be gone
It could be gone

I Want It Now

I want the world...
I want the whole world

Give it to me, now!
I want it now!
I want it now!

I want today...
I want tomorrow

Give it to me, now!
I want it now!
I want it now!
Help and participate instead of copy and paste
I want to lock it all up in my pocket
It's my bar of chocolate
Give it to me, now!
I wanna wear it like braids in my hair
And I do want to share it

I want a party with rooms full of laughter
Ten thousand tons of ice cream
And if I don't get the things that I'm after
I'm going to scream

I want the works
I want the whole works
Give it to me, now!
Presents and prizes and sweets and surprises
Of all shapes and sizes...

Don't care how, I want it now!
Don't care how, I want it now!
Don't care how, I want it now!
Don't care how, I want it now!
I want it now!

Change Us

Soon as it's quiet, then a storm
Is already a' formin'
Rumbling with your lover's doubt
And then you cloud me out
And the lightning flies

But then I see you on the corner
Shining for Simone
Or Sherilee and Baby Doll
They're leashin' flat up all
To fetch your mind

Look, we can fight and stay on the same team in the same room
But if you walk away
That'll be your last play
I already know when my grass is greener, don't you?

Why just complicate it
You know I love ya, but I hate it
When you start kicking dust

Why must we fuss?
Just when it's good, you wanna change us
Why must we fuss?
Just when it's good, you wanna change us
Why must we fuss?
Just when it's good, you wanna change us
Why must we fuss?
Help and participate instead of copy and paste
Just when it's good?

Soon as you see a happy ending
Up around the bend
We break into your lover's swerve
And end up on the curb
With a stalling grind
And then I hear that you were told
Our engine's getting cold, to
Malcolm, Ben and Johnathan
Letting pedestrians
Steer ya from behind

Look, there are breakdowns all along this road to love
And some hitchhikers, too
Looking to just ride along
We can steer back on to the good road; hand-in-glove

Please don't complicate it
You know I love you, but I hate it
When you start kicking dust

Why must we fuss?
Just when it's good, you wanna change us
Why must we fuss?
Just when it's good, you wanna change us
Why must we fuss?
Just when it's good, you wanna change us
Why must we fuss?

Look in the mirror, darling
Try to see clearer, darling
Not getting younger, darling

Why must we fuss?
Just when it's good, you wanna change us
I don't wanna change us

Unconditional Love (Alternate Version)

We could change the whole story of love
Same old play I'm getting tired of
No more acting these predictable roles
Just us living unconditional love

Faded cliches and makeup
Dancing and singing, scripted delight
Every act ends in break-up
That same old boring story I've played too many nights

The curtain and I fall when
Fake arrows strike my heart
Oh but oh, if some magic should find me
Like the magic in our eyes, oh
If your eyes would invite me, oh
Help and participate instead of copy and paste
We could change the whole story of love
Same old play I'm getting tired of
No more acting these predictable roles
Just us living unconditional love

Be my finale, waiting
Off in the wings to sing the last song
And when we're done pretending
Throw me a white bouquet

Oh I'd close the curtain behind me
And enclose me in your arms, oh
If your arms would invite me, oh

We could change the whole story of love
Same old play I'm getting tired of
No more acting these predictable roles
Just us living unconditional love

We could change the whole story of love
Same old play I'm getting tired of
No more acting these predictable roles
Just us living unconditional love

And see a real love story unfolding
La, la la

We could change the whole story of love
Same old play I'm getting tired of
No more acting these predictable roles
Just us living

We could change the whole story of love
Same old play I'm getting tired of
No more acting these predictable roles
Just us living unconditional love

Woah, the whole story of love's a
Boring play I'm getting tired of
No more acting these predictable roles
Just us living

Unconditional Love

Explosure

Swimming Toward The Black Dot

Black spot heavy ink to my bones
From lone sitting starking alone
Now my limbs are writing

I start blurry casting a stone
A lone ripple
Tears through the blank

Lighting the face of the deep
Stirring the delicate monsters
I keep kicking down
Pushing toward the ground
There's a word there I need
As far in this world as I can from belief

Swimming toward the black dot

I see those bodies bobbing and wasting on the shore
Soggy pages litter the sand with pure thought and
White bones clean as mind in a vacuum taking sun
Safe beach blankets flat and getting nowhere

See those bodies bobbing and wasting on the shore
Soggy pages litter the sand with pure thought and
Lying, lying, lying in themselves
Dying, dying, dying clean and pure beneath a parasol

Black spot heavy ink to my bones
From lone sitting starking alone
Now my limbs are writing

I start blurry casting a stone
A lone ripple
Tears through the blank

Stirring the delicate monsters
I keep pushing down
Stirring the delicate monsters
I keep pushing down

Heaven In Pennies

(feat. Robert Glasper)

Look at you
Too proud to say what you need
What the bell in the church of your mind
Ain't been swung in such a long time
Dull brass and spiderwebs choking the sound

Locks on the gate round your fountain all dry
Pretty cherubs of stone await
Silver rain from the sky

Why
Come down and open your mind
We're searching the ground for pennies
We all wish for a voice from the sky
And still watch the ground the pennies

Open the door to your steeple
It's empty where people would gladly
Give a coin to restore
Your rosy window panes
Broken and boarded up

Others come sewing your curtains
Re-roping the bell
That reminds you to move while you pray

Polish and ring on down
Each wish you make
Children now splash in the fountain
The coins we have counted are laid on a plate
To feed them more

Now come down and open your mind
Start searching the ground for pennies
We all wish for our riches on high
And still work the ground for pennies

We all wish for our riches on high
And still work the ground for pennies

Come down and open your mind
Start searching the ground for pennies
We all wish for a voice from the sky
And still watch the ground the pennies

Come down and open your mind
Start searching the ground for pennies
We all wish for a voice from the sky
And still watch the ground the pennies

Come down and open your mind
Start searching the ground for pennies
Come down and open your mind
Start searching the ground for pennies

Colonial Fire

Ghost of the fire hungry and bold
Glows in the corner of my wood soul
All his paper words have turned to stone
Graves in the garden all burned to bone

Sign your name
Aand claim one of your own
Graves in the garden
All burned to bone

The ground is stolen I hotly own
Ghost of the fire, glows in my home
All his paper words have turned to stone
Graves in the garden all burned to bone

Sign your name
And claim one of your own
Graves in the garden
All burned to bone

My flesh on this earth is bound to live somewhere
But where
Everywhere
I rest my head
That fire ghost
Stands at the foot of the bed

Money's the ember in my wood soul
All his paper words have turned to stone
Graves in the garden
All burned to bone

Sign your name
And claim one of your own
Graves in the garden
All burned to bone

I Am Telling You

Get your hands off of me
When I tell you to
Why are you bothering me
Do you think it's cute
When I'm telling you

We've said hello
Now just say goodbye
Quit bothering me
When you're not my type
Now just say goodbye

It isn't complicated
Turn around
And go that way
When I'm telling you

I can't admire you
When you stand so close
There
Now let me look at you
I was right before

It isn't complicated
Turn around
And go that way
I'm not asking you
I am telling you

The Ways You Got The Love

(feat. Andrew Bird)

You've got a certain way about you darling
Let me begin
Counting the ways
You've got the kind of love I need
You've got the kind of love I need

The years I waited for you seemed un-ending
Wasted and grey
You turned my sky
Colored again
And brought the kind of love I need
You've got the kind of love

What do you count on a long wakeful night
You should count on me
Good for a drink or a dance or a fight
Breaking up can be as sweet

???
And amazing I found you there

What do you count on a long wakeful night
You should count on me
Good for a drink or a dance or a fight
Breaking up can be as sweet

You've got a certain way about you darling
Let me begin
Counting the ways
You've got the kind of love I need
You've got the kind of love I need

I Do

My heady heart
Needs space and patience
Cleverness too
Give me some time
My heart's already bowing to you

The brightness in you, see
I fear will consume me
I try to command
The light laws of the universe
Though I know that darling
I love you
I do

My heady heart is always thinking
Time is the truth
While the star in my heart
Is already shining for you

Calling light to collide
Giant and merging I
Lnow I can't control
The laws of the universe
All I know is darling
I love you
I love you
It's simple
I do

Double Jointed Canyon

To know what it means when the brain throbs to warn of symptoms that ride along
With this potion made by the trauma one distill inside their mothers womb
When it spills over into the bunkers that men make to protect themselves from joylessness envied my something unknown
What does it feel like to wake up to a monster that's dressed itself in your clothes
Being left off of the portions of remembrance that have moved on to nurture themselves
Long live the time when there was no need to exchange simpler feelings with toxicity
Being born out of the same fashion that ruined so many past movers of trails

Enduring the pain while being swallowed by what used to be the open arms of lament
Then comes along a delicate triumph
Glory be to the ones that heed not to potential consequence
But take to trial all that has permitted itself to become common law
The time will come
When the shadows of those wakeless mornings will bow to the masters of truth
The masters of priority
The masters of might and will
The holders of a vase that reinsures the proof that shown itself at the beginning of time
For all time

Undeveloped

Word Jungle

So little room at the ?? top
Why don't they stop
How can I prove I exist
If I don't talk
And talk, and talk, and talk
And talk, and talk, and

Listen, I can prove I have a thought
Thoughts, and not just
(Shhhh!)

(Keep)
Swinging from pine to pine
I'm logic
Speaking just line to line
Don't drop it

Swinging from pine to pine
I'm logic
Speaking just line to line
Don't drop it

Swinging from pine to pine
I'm logic
Speaking just line to line
Don't drop it

Swinging from pine to pine
I'm logic
Speaking just line to line

Wait
Don't open your mouth
Unless you got a way out
Who knows what's lurking in the dark
When you speak, they know where you are

Quit calling it out
It's loose on the prowl
Machete minds have failed to cut it down
From the tree tops standing its ???

Talk is everything
Separating the man from the beast

Your talk don't mean a thing
It's just being in a rich man's store
'Cause we live in a rich man's jungle

Just swinging from pine to pine
I'm logic
Speaking just line to line
Don't drop it

Swinging from pine to pine
I'm logic
Speaking just line to line
Don't drop it

Swinging from pine to pine
I'm logic
Speaking just line to line
Don't drop it

Swinging from pine to pine
I'm logic
Speaking just line to line

Of talk, of talk, of talk, of talk
Of talk, of talk, of

Listen I can really prove I have a thought
Thoughts, and not
(Shhh!)

Just, stop
Shooting thoughts in the dark
It's a real nature park
Every man here hunting for their lives
Press release might strike from behind

In the fight to survive
They are changing our mind
Hallucinations barred each branch of power
State of claim but nothing is ours

Talk is everything
Separating the man from the beast
Your talk don't mean a thing
If you live by the rich man's world
There's not escaping the rich man's jungle

I'd rather run
My head and mouth open
In the way of wild tongues
And brush fire
Good luck with the empire
Don't speak of shade in the sun
We are all lightspeed children
Crawling fast round up straight toward the sun
By summer, all dominion
Anybody else's tree
I say, “No mother ??? to me"

 

12 Little Spells 

To Tide Us Over

Maybe your tongue's a ruddy seafloor
Buried in its night
Just shy of the constellations you guide by
Whispers of light
Beneath the surface of sound sayings
Mirroring their time
What you mean to say burns silent as starshine
Clear each night above the noisy city in your mind

(Say what) The taste of pearl in the heart of your mind
(Say what) Round every wound, you just needed some time

Sounding out the shapes
Now of your most beautiful dreams
The speaker inside you stands to deliver the unseen
Send up words to tide us over
Bubbles in the flood
From our new Atlantis somewhere beneath the sea of blood

I'm diving now to meet you
We can dance beneath the flagless moon

(Say what) The taste of pearl in the heart of your mind
(Say what) Round every wound, you just needed some time

Finally the tide has come to lick away
Scars all chewed into the land
Rising out the sea your words shine
Haloing the jagged rocks of splashing man
Chewing scars into the land
Rising out the sea your words shine finally
The tide has come

You just needed some time

Rising out the sea your words shine finally
The tide has come to lick away
Scars all chewed into the land
Rising out the sea your words shine
Haloing

Rising out the sea your words shine
Finally the tide has come

'Til The Next Full

Our eyeballs are hollow but presently hold shape
Around a gooey filling
Faculty of sight submerged in there
Tethered to sense-making mysteries
We have of course solved by now, technically
But that mystery is harder than my blurry comprehension
I barely touch an edge and it grinds my frame
Into another shape of seeing

I'm not sure what all this prescription's good for
But here, I give to you my lens
A gift of self brightens
Right before your eyes
Keep unwrapping it

Till source pours out your eye
And radiates x-ray like
To the heart behind the mask
Behind the mask, two pupils gleam there
Behind shielded entry points, to another being
Just within their learnt performance

Bowing in ovation, they then
Give to you their mirror
A gift to see yourself clearer
Right before your eyes
Keep unwrapping it

Till source pours out your eye
And radiates x-ray like
To the heart of the unseen
The unseen, two pupils gleam there
Your own shielded entry points
To the future, you are portals of sight in that vast mind

To see the magic all these hollow seeming nows contain
And see the magic all these hollow seeming nows contain

Thang

You best believe you came in with a real thang
Your own gait and way of walking in this simulated world
A kind of grease in the fulcrum of your inner space, that's your thang
You've got yours and I've got mine
Seat of the world inside

Stride grease
For to loosen up your hip
Joints and sink into
Your thang, your thang
Stride grease
For to loosen up your hip
Joints and sink into
Your thang, your thang
You've got a thang
Inside

As you release all resistance to your natural pace
Life-force collects in the basin of your openness
And as it spreads like a smile inside your waste, that's your thang
You've got yours and I've got mine
Seat of the world inside

Stride grease
For to loosen up your hip
Joints and sink into
Your thang, your thang
Stride grease
For to loosen up your hip
Joints and sink into
Your thang, your thang
You've got a thang
Inside

And you glide in step with your ownness
You're seated on a thang
A sweet bowl of individuality
Thickened in your soul distilled to fill it
Aren't you tired of walking around afraid you might spill it? Oh

You best believe you came in with a real thang
Your own gait and way of walking in this simulated world
You've got yours and I've got mine
Seat of the world inside
That's your thang

You're seated on a thang
A sweet bowl of individuality
Thickened in your soul distilled to fill it
Aren't you tired of walking around afraid you might spill it?

Stride grease
For to loosen up your hip
Joints and sink into
Your thang, your thang
Stride grease
For to loosen up your hip
Joints and sink into
Your thang, your thang

Stride grease
For to loosen up your hip
Joints and sink into
Your thang, your thang
Stride grease
For to loosen up your hip
Joints and sink into
Your thang, your thang

Stride grease
For to loosen up your hip
Joints and sink into
Your thang, your thang
Stride grease
For to loosen up your hip
Joints and sink into
Your thang, your thang

Touch in Mine

Touching surfaces every day
Feeling no spark of tenderness within

Touch in mine
Touch in mine
Touch in mine
Touch in mine
Touch in mine
Touch in mine
Touch in mine
Touch in mine
Touch in mine
Touch in mine
Touch in mine
Touch in mine

There's a vibrational current between
Every fingertip and the unseen
Dipping your subtle hand into the flow
Neural connection now sings us

Touch in mine
Touch in mine
Touch in mine
Touch in mine
Touch in mine
Touch in mine
Touch in mine
Touch in mine
Touch in mine
Touch in mine
Touch in mine
Touch in mine

Follow blind
Fingertips feeling their way
And with ten roaming lips
Unwrap the delicacy folded within silence...

Touch in mine
Touch in mine
Touch in mine
Touch in mine
Touch in mine
Touch in mine
Touch in mine
Touch in mine
Touch in mine
Touch in mine
Touch in mine
Touch in mine

There's a vibrational current between
Every fingertip and the unseen
Dipping your subtle hand into the flow
Neural connection now sings us

The Longing Deep Down

Belonging deep down inside is longing
Is longing
Is longing
Is to be

I too would rather run, bound, cactus head to cactus head
Stimulating laps flung wide, the distance well rounded
A working circle
All of our adjacent points equally distant from
The center

Fulcrum self, it's fruit and its pit so deep
The whole current of being rises through it
There between your crotch and belly button

Lonely river bottom
Longing to be entertained
Stimulating laps flung wide
Wait, wait...
Before you run cactus

Wait, wait, wait
Just, say, say
Please, with your deep dimension close
Say which is worse, the longing to arrive there, or the terror of approach?
But maybe, someday, try
Mid-slosh through intermittent voids
Try standing long enough to toe the still beneath
And dare an inward leap
Cupping your feet around that looming orb below

Glowing with the shape of real things standed
Other murky stones enlighten too, to guide you
(No, we can't say home)
For deep down there is no promise, only longing but deep down the
Longing promises to be your own

Longing deep down inside
If longing
If longing
If longing
Is to be
Longing deep down inside
Is fucking hard
It's fucking hard
It's fucking hard
To be longing
Deep down inside
Is longing
Is longing
Is longing
Is to be
Longing deep down inside is
Fucking hard
It's fucking hard
It's fucking hard
To be
It is fucking hard to be longing
And at the same time feel your own belonging

Where it's real
Deep down
Dep down
Deep
Down

You Have to Dance

You can never be too magical
You can never be too magical
You can never be too magical

And they say that there's no magic though
They complained that we're too magical
And I claim it, yes, I'm magical
You can never be too magical

And they say that there's no magic though
They complained that we're too magical
And I claim it, yes, I'm magical
You can never be too magical

(Dancing tongue tips of Shiva's snake)
And they say that there's no magic though
They complained that we're too magical
And I claim it, yes, I'm magical
(May your feet be)
You can never be too magical

(Dancing tongue tips of Shiva's snake)
And they say that there's no magic though
They complained that we're too magical
And I claim it, yes, I'm magical
(May your feet be)
You can never be too magical

(Dancing tongue tips of Shiva's snake)
And they say that there's no magic though
They complained that we're too magical
And I claim it, yes, I'm magical
(May your feet be)
You can never be too magical (Magical)

Dancing tongue tips of Shiva's snake
May your feet be
Dancing tongue tips of Shiva's snake
May your feet be

And they say that there's no magic though
They complained that we're too magical
And I claim it, yes, I'm magical
You can never be too magical

And they say that there's no magic though
They complained that we're too magical
And I claim it, yes, I'm magical
You can never be too magical (Too magical)

(Dancing tongue tips of Shiva's snake)
And they say that there's no magic though
They complained that we're too magical
And I claim it, yes, I'm magical
(May your feet be)
You can never be too magical

(Dancing tongue tips of Shiva's snake)
And they say that there's no magic though
They complained that we're too magical
And I claim it, yes, I'm magical
(May your feet be)
You can never be too magical (Too magical)

(Dancing tongue tips of Shiva's snake)
And they say that there's no magic though
They complained that we're too magical
And I claim it, yes, I'm magical
(May your feet be)
You can never be too magical (Too magical)

(Dancing tongue tips of Shiva's snake)
And they say that there's no magic though
They complained that we're too magical
And I claim it, yes, I'm magical
(May your feet be)
You can never be too magical (Too magical)

(Dancing tongue tips of Shiva's snake)
And they say that there's no magic though
They complained that we're too magical
And I claim it, yes, I'm magical
(May your feet be)
You can never be too magical (Too magical)

Now Know

You're opening
That girdle would round your cork of champagne
Ooh, open looks good on you

You're pouring into the mouth of a sober taboo
Truth slurring right out of you
And whoever you've half been

Becomes full
To the brim of your crystal well
You rise, a solution of seasoned light

Your sun plexus an eye
Drinking in the divine
It's clear now
You're a beautiful vision now
Appear
You're a beautiful vision now
Appear

You're softening
Into a smile of the silently known
Ooh, open looks good on you

You're opening
Our lids of clay blinking round the unseen
Ooh... tell me everything...

Your bubbling realness has unfurled
To the brim of your crystal well
All rise their solutions of flesh and light

To your sparkling eye
Drinking in the divine
It's clear now
You're a beautiful vision now
Appear
You're a beautiful vision now
Appear

It's clear now
You're a beautiful vision now
Appear
You're a beautiful vision now
Appear

All Limbs Are

Do your shoulders long
To fold into the arms of your papa
Close, strong
The missing figure is somewhere within they say
But how do we get there?
And who's gonna raise us till we find it
If our hearts beat cold, will they skip there

I'll draw the family tree
Right side up so ancestors rise with me
Holding, this new growth lineage carrying
The scars of our fathers
By branching upon them growth beyond them
In the masculine sacred unfurling

Readying to Rise

What comes when you rise from the middle
Then step up and ride the comet
What comes when you rise from the middle
Then step up and ride the comet

You've figured out so much up there
On your own now let us step in
The bottom half that moves you round the world
The legs and orbit of your dream are vast
You spot it then just watch it pass

Psst, psst, down here
We remember everything you've come through
And we're readying to rise you

There's a new modality of love to be dis-covered
What are you waiting for

We're dangled or crossed
Beneath you like we're worthless
While you work away
We're bent or locked still
Listening to tapping digits
We too must uphold, so holy
And what's great about them
Everything they've ever carried
They've put down and left somewhere
At best to maybe someday be re-found

We work the largest muscle groups
And come up against sit bones
What makes you so tired
When we're readying to rise

Worrying and forgetting where you were headed
Even with your thoughts distracted, we'll get there walking

We know you and why you never
See us or get to know us
And on airplanes we have no space
Because it is presumed we have no insights
Or senses that contribute to our goals

Our language is the memory of everywhere you've been
In usefulness we preach
And you may refer to us whenever you are lost, or stuck
Or doubting will with its brain-based complexities

We've been through it all with you
And do our best to move you
With dual reminders of your progress
And how you must walk the distance ahead
What you are facing now may appear to be more
Of the same
But we are readying to rise you
To another plane of existence

That comes when you rise from the middle
Then step up and ride the comet
That comes when you rise from the middle
Then step up and ride the comet

Dancing the Animal

I'm out, the house of worship
Rife with pride, rife with doctrine
Rife with sin, now my laptop or device
Is where I shop for wisdom
At my very fingertips so much more than some holy man
Could ever hope to comprehend
So maybe now the holy spirit is
Simply a mighty network
Anchored in accumulated knowledge
Now encompassing the globe
Zeros and ones no-one can touch
You must behold

So have you prayed to your phone today?
Atoning for all ignorance we bow our busy heads to
Seek immortal wisdom from the clouds
Rollin' down the social mountain to the tablet in each hand
8 billion new commandments
At my command and some I post too
Google humanity but while you do

Guard the animal in you
God's the animal in you (In you)
No pride no greed no sin (You)
Guard the animal in you (In you)
(In you)
Guard the animal
God's the animal in you

But when you ask the web anything
It's always there for you
Though the answers may not be true
Searching an engine for the ghost of truth

While the animal in you
Guards the tangible in you (In you)
Your heart, your guts, your skin (In you)
Guard the tangible in you (In you)
Guard the animal
Guard the tangible

Amazing grace I miss you badly
I had the search the meaning (of the word)
So little of it sadly
With all this forward leaning (Grace)
If it's in me
What good is all this reading (of the word)
Open attachments eating
Into my time for living (grace)

If there is a god out there (of the word)
Once you've ended famine and warfare (grace)
If you would just make these endless emails disappear (of the word)
Oh, and show us how to fix the climate while you're here

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Accumulated knowledge now encompassing the globe
Zeroes and ones no-one can touch
You must behold to understand
The burden of evolving man
But, may you not become a stranger to

God the tangible in you
God the animal in you (In you)
No service, page, or pin (In you)
The program you came in with (In you)

Guard the animal
Guard the tangible
God's the animal
God's the tangible
In you
In you
In you
 

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