B i o g r a p h y
 (by Official site)

Mia Doi Todd is from Los Angeles. She has released four albums of her own genre-defying music. The first three, the ewe and the eye (1997), come out of your mine (1999), and zeroone (2001) were solo acoustic recordings. Her last album, The Golden State on Columbia Records (2002), was produced by Mitchell Froom and explored a wider sonic landscape. Mia has also collaborated with many rock/electronica/hip-hop musicians, contributing her unique voice to the tunes of Dntel, Beachwood Sparks, DJ Nobody, Adventure Time, Frausdots, Folk Implosion, The Mission, Saul Williams, Prefuse 73 and more. Here on “Manzanita”, Mia is accompanied by many friends from the indie rock community in L.A. and beyond. Members of Beachwood Sparks, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Future Pigeon, The Tyde, and Dead Meadow helped bring to life a classic collection of songs.

The first song I ever wrote was based on a novella by Italo Calvino. I don't remember how to play it or the other songs I wrote then, teaching myself how to play guitar, finding my voice, my own rhythm. Indie rock was in full swing; everybody was doing it themselves, so I joined in. There was an all-ages club in LA called Jabberjaw. My friends and I would go there, see the new bands from all over the country. I moved to New Haven , Connecticut in 1993 to attend Yale University . Being from Los Angeles , I was accustomed to mild winters, long summers, palm trees and freeways for miles. New England was a surprise. I wrote songs about nature, first loves, heartbreaks and discovered my role as a bard, a folksinger, in the traditions of William Blake, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Nico, Caetano Veloso, Sinead O'Connor. My first album, the ewe and the eye, was recorded at the Spaceshed, the recording studio/garage belonging to the LA band Further. It came out on their label, Xmas Records, in the spring of 1997, as I was graduating from college. I moved to New York City and star ted playing in clubs. Elliot Smith and the Palace Brothers were big influences at the time. That fall, I recorded my second album, come out of your mine, which was released on The Communion Label in 1999. Another great love of mine is dance, in particular Ankoku Butoh, an avant-garde performance art movement which star ted in Tokyo in the 1960's. I lived in Japan for most of 1998, studying first with K azuo and Yoshito Ohno and at Asbestos-kan, and then with Min Tanaka at Body Weather Farm. Life in Tokyo is fast-paced and futuristic. I speak rudimentary Japanese, but my means of outward expression was greatly diminished that year. English became very precious to me, and I star ted to write longer songs, more intricate and complex. Back at home in LA, I recorded these and other songs myself on a Mac G4 and started City Zen Records to release my third album, zeroone, in 2001.

My first three albums are solo acoustic recordings, intimate and unadorned. That is the way I write songs—with my guitar or at the piano, finding a pattern I like, how it changes and then staring at the wall until the melody and the lyrics appear. When the song reaches (or best approximates) its Platonic ideal, I congratulate it and let it be.
Over the years, I have performed so many times with just my guitar, sometimes a keyboard. I like to play in between loud bands, be the calm after the storm, before the hurricane. But the existence of a solo performer implies its opposite, fantasia in soundscape, and I star ted to play with a band. They had been called Los Cincos and were renamed Syncopation. Sadly, we never recorded much. I signed a contract with Sony/Columbia, home to some of my idols (or at least their masters), and we recorded “The Golden State,” culling songs from my previous albums. Mitchell Froom and Yves Beauvais helped me produce it. We recorded at the Sunset Sound Factory, a beautiful old studio, all analog. Many people played on it, including my friends K raig Grady and the guitar-virtuoso Nels Cline. “The Golden State ” came out in the fall of 2002 and was generally well received, though one writer did call me “jaw-droppingly pretentious”. For a year, I toured the US and Europe , on my own and then with Alaska ! and Lou Barlow's Folk Implosion. Alas, Sony chose not to renew my contract. But it was time to write songs again. I looked inside myself, drank lots of water. Out came the buds; some turned to flowers.
Manzanita. That is my new album. It is also the name the Spanish gave to a round-leaved bush with smooth, red bark and tiny, bell-shaped blossoms, that grows all over California and the Pacific Coast; they looked to them like little apple trees. My dear friend Brent Rademaker (Further, Beachwood Sparks, Frausdots), who recorded and released my first album, listened to my demos and helped me produce the new songs. We recorded up in Lake Hollywood with Rob Campanella. Many of the songs are still just voice and guitar or piano but others are totally rockin'. Brent played bass as well as some guitar and piano. On drums and percussion were Hunter Crowley, Rick Menck, and Nelson Bragg. Members of Dead Meadow and Beachwood Sparks made cameo appearances, and the entire band Future Pigeon backed me up rocksteady on track 6. Rob engineered all the while, came up with great ideas, and played electric guitar, piano, dulcimer and mandolin.




The Eye And The Eye
- 1997 -

Digging
Planting Time
Stoke The Fire
Blue Moon
True Love
Hills on Fire
Nightblooming Trilogy
Courting
Set Sail
Johnny Appleseed
Autumn


Come Out of Your Mine
- 1999 -



Independence Day
Strawberries
Jackals
Save Me
Hijikata Tatsumi
Your Room
Sunday Afternoon
I've Got a Gun
Spring
Strange Wind
Age
River & the Ocean

Zeroone
- 2001 -

Digital
Poppy Fields
Obsession
Ziggurat
Bound Feet and Feathered
Merry Me
Can I
Amnesia
Like a Knife
Tugboat


The Golden State
- 2002-09-03 -

88 ways
Digital
Independance day
Merry me
Like a knife
Autumn
Growing pains
Poppy fields
Hijikata
Age of reason


Manzanita
- 2005-02-08 -

The way
What if we do
My room is white
The last night of winter
Muscle bone & blood
Casa nova
Luna lune
Deep at sea
Tongue tied
I gave you my home
 


Gea
- 2008-03-04 -



River of Life/The Yes Song
Night of a Thousand Kisses
Big Bad Wolf & Black Widow Spider
Sleepless Nights
Esperar Es Caro
Kokoro

Can I Borrow You
Wolf Reprise (Instrumental)
In The End
Old World New World

Cosmic Ocean Ship
- 2011-05-17 -



Paraty
My Baby Lives in Paris
Under the Sun
Skipping Stones
Summer Lover
La Havana
Canto de Iemanja
The Rising Tide
All My City
Gracias a la Vida

Floresta
- 2014-09-16 -

Mistérios
Chovendo na Roseira
Menina, Amanhã de Manhã
Luz do Sol
O Vento
Ewé
Portal da Cor
Segredos Vegetais
Preciso Me Encontrar
Cais


SONGBOOK
- 2016-05-20 -



Only Love Can Break Your Heart
Close To Me
When Doves Cry
Between The Bars
Who Knows Where The Time Goes
Careful You
A Love Of Your Own
Pancho And Lefty
The Circle Game

Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

Amor (Adventure Time Remix)
Anywhere Anyone
Chained To The Moon
Earth’s Children
La vie en rose
Norwegian Wood
Rock My Boat
Seaweed
Song For Sophia / You Can Know Her
Song Of Iemanjá
(Canto De Iemanjá)
Things happen
Um Girassol Da Cor Do Seu Cabelo
 

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The Eye And The Eye

Digging

Graverobbers better stay away
We’re laying daddy to rest today
And it’s too soon for mamma to be dating
A young man like you

Graverobbers better stay away
We’re clearing out his closets today
And it’s too soon to celebrate
With all those bills left unpaid

Detective Sleuth
Destroyed the proof
To avoid the truth
How daddy fell off the roof

Graverobbers better stay away
We’re laying the pharaoh to rest today
And it’s too soon to excavate
When the stones are still freshly laid

Graverobbers better stay away
We’re embalming the body today
And it’s too soon to investigate
The boobytraps she had made

In Hatshepsut’s tomb
Gold and gems were strewn
All over the rooms
Until your boys came through ‘em

Gravediggers better stay away
I’m not ready to die today
And it’s too soon to anticipate
The time, the place, and the date

Gravediggers better stay away
I just got a glimpse of the light today
And it’s too soon to revelate
When the path is still dim and gray

I’ll need a minute
I’ll need an hour
To earn enough for the tickets
For me and my brother Howard

Planting Time

I lose track of minutes
I lose track of hours
Planting my spinach and cauliflower in my backyard

Not so long ago
I watched time spin around on my wrist
But now time goes as slow or as fas
As the fish pulling on my line

Wildflowers grow
And I think they know
That their sons and daughters will appear here next year
Once again, they’ll be here next year, once again

I lose track of days
I lose track of weeks
Watering my potatoes and my leeks from the creek

I watch the birds swoop down and catch
A fish or a worm as they wait for their eggs to hatch, to hatch
The redwoods grow so slow you never know
But then rings can tell us things we’d never know, never know
Oh yeah, rings tell you things you’d never know

I lose track of months
I lose track of years
Harvesting my turnips and oiling my gardening shears

There’s no time for love today
Too many things from above in the way
But I could have sworn
That this was worth more
Than a moon rock planted on the moon

No more tears in my ears, lying awake
Nor more fears, restless years of heartache
But I could have sworn that this was worth more
That a sigh amidst the tornado

But there’s no time for love tonight
One last hug and kiss goodnight

Stoke the fire

Demon smoke pours from a fire,
Feathers through a room
Wild contortions, sprouting beanstalks
Fruit born on the loom

Brooms start dancing Latin tangos
Dragging spoons along
To play the man to dip the lady
Into the fire’s arms

Let’s stoke the fire with our fingers
Hands glowing hot, burning red
Let’s throw another limb upon it
And lay ourselves down to bed

We scorch our hair and char our teeth
Run round bald and sooted
Our clothes to ashes will be turned
Our bodies nude and barefooted

The air is thick with shirttails past
Gray clouds rising from skin
Encircling bums and breasts and elbows
Sizzling a serpentine grin

Let’s stoke the fire with our fingers
Hands glowing hot, burning red
Let’s throw another limb upon it
And lay ourselves down to bed

We cry in joy and laugh in pain
A chimney to ascend
All tears are dried in heaps of carbon
Dissolving all bookends

Blue Moon

Drove deep into the redwoods
And found a drive-in movie screen
And an owl to take the ticket
Lying in the passenger seat
I parked the car at the center of the clearing
Rolled down the window to catch the breeze

I parked the car at the center of the clearing
Rolled back the seat to get a look at the screen
The blue moon rose up behind me
Casting the shadows on the trees
Like men and mothers and children
On the drive-in movie screen

I saw in the car, sat and watched
And listened to the wolves howl at the moon
I saw in the car, sat and watched
And listened to the moon

The figures blurred and faded
As the moon rose up above me
And I peered around at the forest
Accomplice to this movie
I got out of the car with the moon at high noon
Stood in the shadow and cast on the ground
I got out of the car with the moon at high noon
Laid down in the dirt, face towards the light

Staring into the projection booth
I saw traces of a face like mine
In the mountain and valleys, dry lakes and craters
Of a stone cold satellite
Got back in the car, drove it away
Back to a bright city and a warm bed
Got back in the car, drove it away
Headlights to spy on the trees

True Love

Fall asleep, my only one
Dream of me and what’s to come
All I fell is your touch
All I want is your love

Fall asleep, my little dove
Count your sheep as I fall in love
All I feel is your touch
All I want is your love

Like a wrecking ball
You tore down my walls
Like a choo-choo train
You tunnelled through my brain
Like a bulldozer
You gave me full exposure
Like dynamite
You tore me up all night
Like a wrecking ball
Like dynamite
You tore down my walls
You tore me up all night

Give me your heart in a tin cup
‘Cause gold won’t mean much
To true love, true love
True love, true love

Give me your heart in silence
‘Cause words might confine us
True love, true love
True love, true love

Give me your heart in confidence
‘Cause life’s nothing but impermanence
True love, true love
True love, true love

Fall asleep, my only one
Dream of me and what’s to come
All I fell is your touch
All I want is your love

Fall asleep, my only friend
Dream of me
And how this will end

Hills On Fire

The hills are on fire, my friend
Where can we go
To escape the dire consequence
Of letting this go

The hills are on fire, my friend
Where can we go
To admire, as night descends
The hills’ burning glow

We’ll carve a path
Of flames through the brush
The wind’s at our backs
So there’s no need to rush
Not so much

The hills are on fire, my friend
They’re burning low
‘Cause the hills have grown tired, my friend
Of lying fallow

We’ll carve a path
Of flames through the brush
The wind’s at our backs
So there’s no need to rush

We’ll care a path
Of flames through the brush
A casual laugh
I want you so much, so much

Nightblooming Trilogy

Nightblooming jasmine
Nightblooming jasmine
Seeps through the crack
In your window glass

Nightblooming jasmine
Nightblooming jasmine
Open your door
Step out onto the porch

Nightblooming jasmine
Nightblooming jasmine
I’ll let you in
If you promise me one thing
I’ll let you in
If you'll be here in the morning

Nightblooming jasmine
Nightblooming jasmine
Vanishes
With the sunrise
You never notice
Until you open your eyes

Nightblooming jasmine
Nightblooming jasmine

The woman who drank poison
To keep her body frail
The woman who drank poison
To keep her skin very pale
She knew the night
So much more intimately than I

The woman who drank poison
To know a harder life
The woman who drank poison
To know a better life
She knew herself
More than I know myself

The woman who drank poison
To feel less at odds with death
The woman who drank poison
To feel more in control of her life
She understood
More than I understand

The woman who drank poison
The woman who drank poison
The woman who drank poison
The woman who drank poison

Two ends of a tunnel
Meet in total darkness
Will you plan to meet me there
Noontime tomorrow, I’ll be making my way
Out of the sun
Towards the darkness and towards you

There's a darker in the darkness
Is that your silhouette
Or is it me casting a shadow
On the ground

I call out your name
Towards the darker in the darkness
“Is that you come to meet me here?”

Two ends of a tunnel
Meet in total darkness
Will you plan to meet me there

*** Thanx a lot to Jose for this one ***

Courting

If I were a kangaroo
I'd wanna carry you
In my pocket

If I were a Koala bear
I'd wanna always have you there
In my pocket

Would you be my baby
Would you be my baby

If I were a Chimpanzee
I'd take you out dancing
In my jungle

If I were an orangutan
I’d want you to come and hang
Around my jungle

Would you be my monkey
Would you be my monkey

If I were a nightingale
My songs would float like a trail
Behind you

If I were an Albatross
They'd be no sea or ocean
I wouldn't cross
To find you

Would you be my birdie
Would you be my birdie

If I were your next door neighbor
I’d provide anonymous favors everyday

If I were just a casual acquaintance
I’d renew my vow of determined patience everyday

Would you be my baby
Would you be my monkey
Would you be my birdie
And could I be your baby

Set Sail

Let's set sail in our little ship
Let's discover a continent
For just you and me

Let's set sail in our little ship
Let's discover a continent
For just you and me

We’ll pack the ship full of things good to eat
Fishing rods and wine to drink
We'll while away the evening hours
Lounging round this ship of ours

Let's set sail in our little ship
Let's discover a continent
For just you and me

Let's set sail in our little ship
Let's discover a continent
For just you and me

The first one to set eyes on land
Will take the other by the hand
And pointing to the horizon
The one will say: “Our journey’s almost done.”

Let's set sail in our little ship
Let's discover a continent
For just you and me

Stacking logs and thatching a roof
Making sure it’s all weatherproof
The freshest water and the richest soil
Side by side through a hard day’s toil

Let's set sail in our little ship
Let's discover a continent
For just you and me

Seasons come and seasons go
My belly waxing to and fro
The suckling ones grow bigger then they
Build their own house around the bend

Let's set sail in our little ship
Let's discover a continent
For just you and me

Johnny Appleseed

Cornmeal mush is all you took for
Thirty thousand miles on foot
Come inside, stay a while
I’ll fix you things to eat

I’ll offer you some clothes too loose
A soft bed and someone else’s shoes
Come inside, stay a while
Rest your tired feet

Haunted by a recurring dream
Of the girl you left hanging from an apple tree
Johnny Appleseed wanders the countryside
Keeping to his task to keep out the rest
Johnny Appleseed, right fresh from heaven sighed:
“Please, let me make it up to strangers.

In Ohio, all the farmers wives
Thanked you with fresh apple pies
And hurried to mend the tears in your pants
Dumbfounded by their kindness and embarrassed by your shyness
You slipped out the backdoor at the first chance

Haunted by a recurring dream
Of the girl you left hanging from an apple tree
Johnny Appleseed wanders the countryside
Keeping to his task to keep out the rest
Johnny Appleseed, right fresh from heaven sighed:
“Please, let me make it up to strangers.

The famished cow you rescued from the
Wealthy rotten Farmer John
Offered, in gratitude, to turn itself to gold
But you declined the offer, saying: “That was not for profit,”
And ushered the straggler back into her fold

Haunted by a recurring dream
Of the girl you left hanging from an apple tree
Johnny Appleseed wanders the countryside
Keeping to his task to keep out the rest
Johnny Appleseed, right fresh from heaven sighed:
“Please, let me make it up to strangers.

Autumn

No no no, I know
You owe me nothing
No no no, I know
I'm not your job
No no no, I know
We should just walk away
We both know we know it's hard

Autumn comes to a seaside town
A little later than the rest
The leaves hold on a little longer
Than they would have out west

No no no, I know
You owe me nothing
No no no, I know
I'm not your job
No no no, I know
We should just walk away
We both know we know it's hard

The leaves let go, so let them go
The leaves let go, so let them go
The leaves let go, so let them go
The leaves let go, so let them

Come Out of Your Mine

Independence Day

There's a battleship parked in the river
Reenacting, open doors, open arms then open fire
There are mushroom clouds and machine-gunned copters descending
In the snapcracklepop fizzle of the fireworks
As they blast into the night air breathed in
By innumerable passengers screaming
"We are Number One "

Independence Day
Our Freedom is won
To choose our own way
When to go, what's to come
But with each tie we break
There is sacrifice
How many lives will it take ?
How many loves just must die ?

There's a man I just met
He hasn't kissed me yet
He reminds me of someone else, only better
But I'm made ou of wax, so easy to impress
Am I melting too fast, dripping into your lips ?
Because all my heroes have turned human this year
Slinking 'round pool-tables, sinking into unflabled stupers
Whispering into the night air or into some girl's hair
" I am Number One "

Independence Day
Our Freedom is won
To choose our own way
When to go, what's to come
But with each tie we break
There is sacrifice
How many lives will it take ?
How many loves just must die ?

There's a battleship parked in the Charles river
Shooting off fireworks that light up the world, then fall in the water
My love's next to me, head full of the next century
And wandering whether there'll be a wedding tomorrow
And the secret smoke signals in the aftermath of gunpowder
Seem the most significant indication of what's to come

Independence Day
Our Freedom is won
To choose our own way
When to go, what's to come
But with each tie we break
There is sacrifice
How many lives will it take ?
How many loves just must die ?

Strawberries

Walking the tightrope
Now no consequences
Walking the tightrope
Numb and defenceless

I knocked on your door
And you answered quite quickly
Said I could not come in
But we could walk around the garden together
Arm in arm, enjoying the weather
And inspecting the crops
Green beans in profusion, long and straight
Burdering the wine like weeping willow
Ripe red tomatoes, soft and sweet
Perched upon their furry stalk
Begging you to pluck
Crisp cucumbers proud bell peppers
Radiating eighteen shades of life

Life life life life
Life life life life life

Life life life life
Life life life life life

One green plastic basket of extra large
Extra sweet, extra well-fed strawberries
We ate them one by one 'til there was just one left
The largest, sweetest, extra fancy
And then we alternated bite by bite until it was all gone
Then it was all gone
All gone

Walking the tightrope
Now no consequences
Walking the tightrope
Numb and defenceless

Can you spare any change for me tonight ?
I need something to eat, somewhere to sleep tonight
Can you spare any change for me tonight ?
I need something to hold, something to hold me tonight
Can you spare any change for me tonight ?
I need someone to love, someone to love me tonight

Life life life life
Life life life life life

Life life life life
Life life life life life

Walking the tightrope

Jackals

Jackals hide behind handsome faces
Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, remind me, remind me

In a bedroom of a brick & stuck house
A girl in Seersucker pants reached for a book
To pass the day away

Not yet knowing the proper way to read
The girl took the tales as fact and cried all afternoon

After dinner and after her daily bath
Clean-skinned and dump-haired she lay down to bed
As the lights went out

Under an Amish quilt and inside her flannel pajamas
The girl wrestled with troubled thoughts
Troubled sleep, troubled dreams

The elevator opens on
A while frost-bitten world
I step out and the doors slide closed
Leaving me alone
With the only one who could hurt me

Jackals hide behind handsome faces
Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, remind me, remind me

Old Giapetto sold all his winter clothes
To buy books for his wooden son
Who lied, lied through his nose
And when the circus wagon came rollin' through the town
The boy jumped aboard and left
Not even a note

In desperation over this disappearance
The old man with arthritic hands tore down his house
Plank by plank
And carried each one by one, down to the harbour
Trading his shoes for some nails and a hammer to build
To build himself a boat

The waters are wide
But I will find my child
I'll set out into the sun
Until I met my end
In the belly of a whale

Jackals hide behind handsome faces
Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, remind me, remind me

Nineteen eithy two, Mercedes Blues and the rumbling sputter
Of a diesel engine and the gooseflesh returns
Isn't it a pity, isn't it a shame
We can't see ourselves inside this moving sedans
The windshield's too busy to reflect
The outside looks lovely and oh so tempting
The light on the smokestacks and water towers beckons me
Beckons to me
So hello, my newfound friend Disaster
Come sit down at our round-table
Let us ask your advices
Should we bring on the accident ?

Drive on my friends
There's love beyond this bend
Sky's falling doctor's calling
But still it's worth the wait
Time's passed
Time is passing
And time will pass

Jackals hide behind handsome faces
Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, remind me, remind me

Save me

While I wait for my lover to come
I while away the bitter boredom
But I won't go to sleep
Until my lover comes
I won't go to sleep
'Til my lover comes

While I wait for my lover to come
I waste away in the bathtub
But i won't get out
Until my lover comes
No I won't go to sleep
Until my lover comes

Save me my darling
Save me my sweet thing
Baptize me clean
And I'll be yours forever more

While I wait for my lover to come
The demon calls to measure my love
But I won't answer the door
Until my lover comes
I will not answer the door
Until my lover comes

Hijikata Tatsumi

He danced on his deathbed
And so performed his final dance
For friends, family and lovers
And all those who'd had the chance
To know him, to love him
To know him, to love him

My domesticated body
And my mind by moderation tamed
Seethe within my xeroxcopied skin
And I ask him
"Is all freedom dark ?"

He danced on his deathbed
And so performed his final dance
For friends, family and lovers
And all those who'd had the chance
To know him, to love him
To know him, to love him

One thousand and one birds
Take off in an instant
Flying feeling-filling through the air
And I ask them
"Is all freedom light ?"

He danced on his deathbed
And so performed his final dance
For friends, family and lovers
And all those who'd had the chance
To know him, to love him
To know him, to love him

Your room

I try
To remember your room

There were three doors
Leading to bathroom, closet, living-room
And there were two windows
With their blinds always drawn
To keep out other people's eyes
And the harsh summer sunlight
As you sat on your downy white bed

I try
To remember your room

Cinderblock bookshelves laden with
Pretty picturebooks to look at
As I sat on your downy white bed
Learning about people, times and places
I'd probably never know

I try
To remember your room

Three big drawings on thick white paper
That would billow with the summer breeze
Over our heads
As we sat
On your downy white bed
Looking at children's drawings, convict watercolors
And eventually
The three paintings that I made thee

I try
To remember your room

Sunday Afternoon

We saw a movie
We saw a waterfall
We saw an ocean
We saw a lot of Baseball

Close the curtains
Let's stay home after all

We saw a movie
"Jesus of Montreal"
We saw a Gipsy
At a carnival

Close the curtains
Let's stay home after all

Sunday afternoon
It's a sunny day in my living room
I've got the greys, and I've got the blues
Of Sunday afternoons

We saw a movie
Shot in Paris, France
And we felt groovy
Fell into a trance

Close the curtains
While we still have the chance

Sunday afternoon
It's a sunny day in my living room
I've got the greys, and I've got the blues
Of Sunday afternoons

We saw a movie
We saw a starry sky
We saw each other
By candlelight

Close the curtains
Let's stay home tonight

I've got a gun

I've got a gun and a pocket full of bullets
I'm gonna shoot you down
You've got a gun and a pocket full of bullets
You've gonna shoot me down

And then we'll both be too dead
To make love in the living room
And then we'll both be too dead
To have fun making the baby boom

I've got a gun and a pocket full of bullets
I'm gonna shoot you down
You've got a gun and a pocket full of bullets
You've gonna shoot me down

And then we'll both be too dead
To see freedom coming over the mountain
And then we'll both be too dead
To kiss and make up at our homecoming

Life's not elegant, Mum
Whatever your calling is
Life's not elegant, Mum
Whatever you're calling it
I'm changing the face of warfare
And I'm changing the face of warfare
I've got a gun and a pocket full of bullets
And you've got a gun and a pocket full of bullets
And I'm gonna shoot you down
And you've gonna shoot me down

You're getting sleepy now
Your eyes they close no matter
How hard you try to overpower my powers

You're getting sleepy now
Your eyes they close no matter
How hard you try to overpower my powers

Spring

Break all my bones
I'll learn to walk again
Break all my bones
I'll learn to dance again
Here comes the springtime
April rains bring May blooms
Here comes the timechange
Green lawns and long afternoons

Wipe off all my charms
I'll learn to fly again
Wipe off all my charms
I'll learn to breathe underwater again
Here comes the springtime
Daffodils in Easter hats
Here comes the timechange
Spring forward, no more falling back

Laugh at all my dreams
I'll learn to see again
Laugh at all my dreams
I'll learn to hope and to try again
Here comes the springtime
Bare branches give birth to leaves
Here comes the timechange
Holding a new hand, grateful for the breeze

Still my swollen lips
I'll learn to speak again
Still my swollen lips
I'll learn to sing again

Strange world

There is a strange wind in the air today
Tree branches are budding and then blown away
There is a strange wind in the air today
Spiny pods are dropping and then drift away
But they will be blown into the next millenium
And I promise myself I'm coming with them

There is a strange wind in the air today
My skirt lifts up, my hair's astray
There is a strange wind in the air today
My little body's born up and then thrown away
But I will be born into the next millenium
I jump aboard the ship of bored, lost children

There is a strange wind in the air today
I fill up my hot-air balloon
And untie my stakes

And I will be blown into the next millenium
And I will be born into the next millenium

Age

Today's not an age made for maidens
But I am the age of a maiden
Maiden eyes, maiden lips
Maiden thighs, maiden hips
Maiden nose, maiden knows

Today's not an age shaped for shepherds
But you are the age of a shepherd
Shepherd hands, shepherd feet
Shepherd glands, shepherd heartbeat
Shepherd nose, shepherd knows

Today's not an age partial to pastures
But here we are in a pasture
Past your eyes, passed my lips
Past your thighs, passez my hips
Past your nose
And the pasture knows

The river and the ocean

I am a river in the ocean
Particles spread far and thin
But I can still remember what I was then
Now I am something greater, though less of what I was
The day that I discovered I was a river in the ocean

I am a bird whistling in the dark
Stuck in this cavernous mine
When silence falls, you know it's time to start running
I am a bird that's never seen much light
Stuck in this cavernous ark
Soon they'll send me out to look for land
And I'll bring back a little bark

I am a stroller in the park
Wrapped 'round this beautiful babe
I and the dark skinned womanpushing me are its slaves
I am a stroller in the park
Walking my flypaper skin through the balmy august air
Which sucks my body's waters from within

I am a river in the ocean
Particles spread far and thin
But I can still remember what I was then
Now I am something greater, though less of what I was
The day that I discovered I was a river in the ocean
Just a river in the ocean
Just a river in the ocean

But I'm waiting for the rainstorm
To take me back upstream
And I'm waiting for the brainstorn
To fill me back to the brim
So bring on the lightning
This midnight orange sky grows frightening
Break the water for me

Cause I'm waiting for the rainstorm
To take me back upstream
And I'm waiting for the brainstorn
To fill me back to the brim
So bring on the lightning
This midnight orange sky grows frightening
Break the water for me

Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
Life is but a dream

Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
Life is but a dream
Life is but a dream
Life is but a dream

And what's the difference between nothing and everything
And what's the difference between noone and everyone
And what's the difference between nowhere and everywhere
Everything, everyone and everywhere
Everything, everyone and everywhere
But what's the difference

But I'm waiting for the rainstorm
To take me back upstream
And I'm waiting for the brainstorn
To fill me back to the brim
So bring on the lightning
Bring on the enlightning
Break the water for me

Zeroone

Digital

Digital, binary system, ones and zeroes, dark versus light,
Yin and yang, x and y, my mother and my father made me one night

In the beginning, a murky mass of hydrogen helium voted to organize
Into higher elements, carbon nitrogen and oxygen, protons electrons collide.

Digital, binary system, ones and zeroes, dark versus light,
Yin and yang, x and y, my mother and my father made me one night

Forbidden fruit
Rotting on the vine
Forbidden fruit
Turning to wine
Intoxicating, intoxicating

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Nakedly we lay in an ecstatic embrace, trying not to come
Too quickly, one minute rise, plastic bagged lubricated safety tube

This is not a through street, one cannot pass here
But where me and you meet to graze the divine pastures
This is not a through street, one cannot pass here
But run and jump with two feet and break through all the matter

Throw your body to the edge of crisis
Paradise is everywhere.
Throw your body to the edge of crisis
Paralysis is everywhere

Digital, binary system, ones and zeroes, dark versus light,
Yin and yang, x and y, my mother and my father in me still fight

Clogged veins arteries threaten minor heartattacks traffic jams prevail
Thefoolthefish that failed to merge like the others did into one of two opposing schools
Of population in transition, information transference overload
Circuitboard’s a sign of a city understanding, synapses awakening mind
Citystate citizen citymeditate citymedecine

Proteinzoned prozac, hormonefortified malefemales feel no ails
From the moon revolving ‘round us, pulling tides and currents, blood dripping out of tune
Seedless grapes tangerines longer lasting better tasting obedient mules

This is not a through street; one cannot pass here
But where me and you meet to graze the divine pastures
This is not a through street; one cannot pass here
But run and jump with two feet and break through all the matter

Throw your body to the edge of crisis
Paradise is everywhere
Throw your body to the edge of crisis
Paralysis is everywhere

Digital, binary system, ones and zeroes, dark versus light
Yin and yang, x and y, my mother and my father in me unite

Visited by my ancestress
Falling from her wilderness
Through my bedroom window
A dragon with sizzling breath
A dragon with fourteenfootlong breasts
To pass her ticking life on
To suckle if you want
You came you saw got what you wanted
And now you’ll go satisfied alone
To stagnate wait for something better never comes
The doldrums drone on

And duplicate multiply rabbitly to the horizon
Can’t see nothing but horrible to the horizon
Can’t see nothing but horrible to the horizon

Digital, binary system, ones and zeroes, dark versus light
Yin and yang, x and y, my mother and my father made me one night

Poppy Fields

I scrub my blackened feet
Scrape off the caked on grime of the street
I wash my hands and face
Of the Worldly soot that accumulate
In the day-in day-out farcical strife
In the humdrum of everyday life
And I enter my home clean
Step up to the hearth I've deemed my own

I sit down on the bidet
And shower my flower of the decay
That sets in when she lets in a guest
For recreation no creation, her slight protest
And I enter my bed clean
Lay down my head and dream of another world
Another world, another world

The desert springs to life
The golden chaparral gives up her rights
To poppy fields for miles
And purple lupin lavender behind
Another world

Waking with the sun
The poppy petals peel back to open
And turn the hills orange
To start another cycle of seasons
Another world

We dance as whooping cranes
Who once again have found their lifetime mates
We bound across the plains
Roll down slopes, fill our white coats with stains
Of another world

We come to rest as one
At the bottom of the hill, start to make love
We lean against the earth
Rocking back and forth and back and forth, back and forth
Another world

Under a wild sky setting sun
We ride the waves towards something still to come
Another world, another world
Another world, another world

Obsession

O, my obsession
O, my obsession
Will I see you tomorrow
Will I renew my sorrow

Be like someone else now
You’ve wasted much time in the henhouse
I wear the clown’s nose
But the elastic band
Sometimes goes snap
And I go scrambling
Across the floor
Apologetically babbling

Elle
Elle pourrait comprendre
Si tu m’embrasses
(sera sera)
Comme un enfant

Why Princess Diana
I see your face in the hands of
Hong Kong kids summer ninety seven
On the Bowery above Canal Chinatown Manhattan
Mimeographed flyers
In memoriam

O, my obsession
O, B-I-L-L-Y my obsession
Will I see you tomorrow
Will I renew my sorrow

Ziggurat

Ziggurats are built only to crumble
We approach the gods
Then prepare to tumble down
Love’s a kind of knowledge
You’ve written that on your arm
The kind you learn in college
In cafes and beds and bars
And I am studying my youth away
For they will take my island
Of that much I’m sure
The tides roll in from Thailand
To pilfer my shores, grain by grain
By grain, they drive me insane.
I still drive under you influence
Crawling cross-country
A year and a day of St. Louis misery
With my tail between my legs
And my shoulders hunched.
There’s a shell on the beach
For every broken home
And we pick up the pieces
From out the seafoam
But our hands are too weak
And small to hold them all

Walking across the grass
I’ve got a peaceful feeling
How long will this moment last
When will I hit the ceiling
Shatter this beautiful feeling
Into all those disregardable pieces
Walking across the grass
I’ve got a peaceful feeling
Looking forward
And through the past
To see without seeing
Into the sea of seathing
Timespacematter where
Nothing’s the matter

I am all alone
You are all alone
Her we are alone
Together tonight
I am all inside
You are all inside
How to get inside
Each other tonight
Hey you otter
Crack open my shell
Hey you oughta
Dive deep for my pearl

Bound Feet & Feathered

The safety behind bars and in motorcycle sidecars keeps me
Asleep all night, deep alright, so I’m not frightened by the dark
My ears tucked in my pillow, hear not the wind blow
I’m a passenger, a prisoner. The will is not my own
And when the customs officer asks if I’ve anything to declare
I keep my mouth shut, so no one will mess with me

The theater in nightclubs from Kabukicho to Las Vegas
Shine the brightest stages, keep the tightest cages
Swap the playbills for girls
Bound feet & feathered, high-heeled and horned
They do the can-can to the salariman, kowtowed and scorned
And when the customs officer asks if I’ve anything to declare
I keep my mouth shut, so no one will mess with me

I hem my pants the appropriate length, so there’ll be less chance
Of me tripping in the street or of tracking mud from my soiled cuff
Onto my neighbor’s rug, among other stuff, their pristine white sheets
I knock on their door, once one has gone to work
And I slip in, dip in, to my neighbor’s wet purse
And when the customs officer asks if I’ve anything to declare
I keep my mouth shut, so no one will mess with me

The safety behind bars and in motorcycle sidecars keeps me
Asleep all night, deep alright, so I’m not frightened by the dark
My ears tucked in my pillow, hear not the wind blow
I’m a passenger, a prisoner. The will is not my own
And when the customs officer asks if I’ve anything to declare
I keep my mouth shut, so no one will mess with me

Merry Me

Once I was enslaved to a human being
What to do today now that I'm free
Merry me, merry me, merry me
Is this how it feels to realize one's dreams

Once I was enslaved to a human being
My mother, my lover, next who will it be
Marry me, marry me, marry me
I'm happiest in the pursuit of liberty

Once I was enslaved to a human being
One half the saint and the other the villain
Marry me, marry me, marry me
Kiss the only hand there in emergency
Marry me, marry me, marry me
Kiss the only hand there 'til eternity

Once I was enslaved to a human being
What to do today now that I'm free
Merry me, merry me, merry me
Is this how it feels to realize my dreams

Can I

Can I think I can, I can I think, think I can
Can I think I can, I can I think, think I can

Take my raging bull by the horns
And ride her cross barren plains and dark forests

Somewhere between devotion and indifference
Volatile daydreaming, waxing waning wallowing
Then wide-eyed, oh wide-eyed

Can I think I can, I can I think, think I can
Can I think I can, I can I think, think I can

Fight to defend and survive
No more yielding helpless hopeless to the weight of time

Somewhere between devotion and indifference
Volatile daydreaming, waxing waning wallowing
Then wide-eyed, oh wide-eyed

Somewhere between devotion and indifference
Volatile daydreaming, waxing waning wallowing
Then wide-eyed, oh wide-eyed

Can I think I can, I can I think, think I can
Can I think I can, I cannot think, cannot think
Cannot think, cannot think

In other people's opinions, I swell or shrink
In other people's opinions, I swell or shrink

Can I think I can, I cannot think, cannot think
Cannot think, cannot think

On other people's opinions, I swim or sink
On other people's opinions, I swim or sink

Can I think I can, I cannot think, cannot think
Cannot think, cannot think

Grandma, hold my hand now
These steps are steep and uneven even
My little legs are a-trembling
Working so hard to keep up, keep up
With everyone walking so fast
Leaving us two behind behind

Pull me ‘round the block in the wagon
Pull me as fast, as fast as you can
Feed me all the things you’ve been hiding
From Uncle Art in his upstairs bedroom
Where are the trays that fold out
So we can eat watching television

Can I think I can, I cannot think, cannot think
Cannot think, cannot think

In other people's opinions, I swell or shrink
On other people's opinions, I swim or sink

Can I think I can, I cannot think, cannot think
Cannot think, cannot think

Grandma, hold my hand now
These steps are steep and uneven even
Your little legs are a-trembling
Working so hard to keep up, keep up
With everyone walking so fast
Leaving us two behind behind

Can I think I can, I can I think, think I can
Can I think I can, I can I think, think I can

Take my raging bull by the horns
And ride her cross barren plains and dark forests
Fight to defend and survive
No more yielding helpless hopeless to the weight of time

Somewhere between devotion and indifference
Volatile daydreaming, waxing waning wallowing
Then wide-eyed, oh wide-eyed

Somewhere between devotion and indifference
Volatile daydreaming, waxing waning wallowing
Then wide-eyed, oh wide-eyed

Can I

*** Thanx a lot to Luciano for this one ***

Amnesia

We drove out to the Long Island shore
With Bobo’s body on the backseat floor
Parked the car and hauled her out to the waves to say our goodbyes
Seven eight times she came rolling back—our shirtsleeves waterlogged
Her fur just damp. We took her in our arms and with all our might
Flung her into the recessing tide and prayed, ninth time’s a charm
Just then the sunset exploded from o’er the dunes where we stood frozen
And from the brilliant shades of purple pink and orange
We knew she would not return as a dog
Our puppies go blind deaf an senile then die in our arms
Seven eight waves of denial then ninth tide’s the charm

Three white pages all covered with Braille
the hand-woven lacework of a young bride’s veil
lean up against this shooting gallery wall
an anonymous letter for an autonomous fall
I love you I miss you I need you
I walk out aimlessly through leaf-strewn streets
Wonder why the elms have gone extinct
Pass factory buildings, all brick and brawn
Ghosts of a revolution come and gone
And I stop at the bridge built between us
Our lovers go blind deaf and senile, then die in our arms
Seven eight waves of denial, then ninth tide’s the charm

Amnesia we’ve fallen and gotten up
To feel the hole where there once was love
Amnesia we’ve fallen and gotten up
To feel the freedom of an empty cup
Our puppy loves go blind deaf and senile, then die in our arms
Seven eight waves of denial, then ninth tide’s the charm
Amnesia we’ve fallen and gotten up
To see the beauty of a setting sun

Like a knife

Like a knife
Come to slit my ties
To the past
To all the things which bind
Me to the grave
You came
You came in the morning
After a long night
You came in the morning
After a dark night

I stared into the knife
To see if it would hurt me
Threaten my life
Use me and desert me
To a decision, I came
I came in the morning
After a long night
I came in the morning
After a dark night

I took the knife
Slid it under my belt
Was so surprised
At the joy I felt
To come out of the mourning
After a long night
To come out of the mourning
After a dark night

Like a knife
Come to slit our ties
To the past
To all the things which bind
Us to the grave
We came
We came in the morning
After a long night
We came in the morning
After a dark night

Tugboat

When the tugboat tires of pulling someone else’s weight
When the tugboat tires of giving all the credit away
There’ll be silence in the factories
Empty shelves and pantries
Just you wait

When the tugboat tires of sweating for minimum wages
When the tugboat tires of swallowing its pride and rage
There will be weeds by the million
There will be hedges needing trimming
There will be chamberpots overflowing
There’ll be conglomerates undergoing
Sudden change

When the tugboat tires of pulling someone else’s weight
When the tugboat tires of giving all the credit away
There will be one less in the bed that night
No one to undress you that night, just you wait
‘Til the tugboat tires

The Golden State

88 Ways

Gravity and entropy
They have it out inside of me

Eighty-eight ways to build and destroy
I dig my own grave. I carve my decoy.
O. What should I be in this world so self-destructing
O, what should I be in this world so self-constructing

Eighty-eight ways to build and destroy
I fuel my decay. I trample my joy
O, what should I be in this world so self-destructing
O, what should I be in this world so self-constructing

Gravity and entropy
They have it out inside of me

The hermit and the hero walk in parallel lines
One with bow and arrow, the other bowed eyes
In the house of mirrors
Looking different but the same
One pendulum swings from loving
To and back from disdain

Eighty-eight ways to build and destroy
I dig my own grave. I carve my decoy
O, what should I be in this world so self-destructing
O, What should I be in this world so self-constructing

Gravity and entropy
They have it out inside of me

Digital

Digital, binary system, ones and zeroes, dark Versus light
Yin and yang, x and y, my mother and my father made me one night

In the beginning, a murky mass of hydrogen helium
Voted to organize into higher elements
carbon nitrogen and oxygen, protons electrons collide

Digital, binary system, ones and zeroes, dark versus light
Yin and yang, x and y, my mother and my father made me one night

Forbidden fruit rotting on the vine
Forbidden fruit turning to wine. Intoxicating.
Nakedly we lay in an ecstatic embrace, trying not to come too quickly
One minute rise, plastic bagged lubricated safety tube

This is not a through street; one cannot pass here
But where me and you meet to graze the divine pastures
This is not a through street; one cannot pass here
But run and jump with two feet
And break through all the matter

Throw your body to the edge of crisis
Paralysis is everywhere
Throw your body to the edge of crisis
Paradise is everywhere

Digital, binary system, ones and zeroes, dark versus light
Yin and yang, x and y, my mother and my father
In me still fight, in me unite.

Independence day

There's a battleship parked in the river
Reenacting open doors, open arms, then open fire
There are mushroom clouds and machine-gunned copters descending
In the snap crackle pop fizzle of the fireworks
As they blast into the night air breathed in by innumerable passengers
Screaming "We Are Number One."

Independence Day, our freedom is won
To choose our own way, when to go, what's to come
But with each tie we break, there is sacrifice
How many lives will it take ? How many loves just must die

There's a man I just met, he hasn't kissed me yet
He reminds me of someone else, only better
But I'm made out Of wax, so easy to impress
Am I melting too fast, dripping into your lips
Because all my heroes have turned human this year
Slinking 'round pool tables, sinking into unfabled stupors
Whispering in the night air or into some girl's hair
"I Am Number One."

There's a battleship parked in the Charles River
Shooting off fireworks that light up the world
Then fall in the water
My love's next to me, head full of the next century
And wondering whether there'll be a wedding tomorrow
And the secret smoke signals
In the aftermath of gunpowder
Seem the most significant indication of what's to come

Merry Me

Once I was enslaved to a human being
What to do today now that I'm free
Merry me, merry me, merry me
Is this how it feels to realize one's dreams

Once I was enslaved to a human being
My mother, my lover, next who will it be
Marry me, marry me, marry me
I'm happiest in pursuit of liberty

Once I was enslaved to a human being
One half the saint and the other the villain
Marry me, marry me, marry me
Kiss the only hand there in emergency
Marry me, marry me, marry me
Kiss the only hand there 'til eternity

Once I was enslaved to a human being
What to do today now that I'm free
Merry me, merry me, merry me
Is this how it feels to realize my dreams

Like a knife

Like a knife come to slit my ties to the past
To all the things which bind me to the grave, you came
You came in the morning after a long night
You came in the morning after a dark night

I stared into the knife. to see if it would hurt me
Threaten my life, use me and desert me
To a decision, I came.
I came in the morning after a long night
I came in the morning after a dark night

I took the knife, slid it under my belt
Was so surprised at the joy I felt
To come out of the mourning, I came
I came out of the mourning after a long night
I came out of the mourning after a dark night

Like a knife come to slit our ties to the past
To all the things which bind us to the grave, we came
We came in the morning after a long night
We came in the morning after a dark night

Autumn

No no no, I know
You owe me nothing
No no no, I know
I'm not your job
No no no. I know
We should just walk away
We both know we know it's hard

Autumn comes to a seaside town
A little later than the rest
The leaves hold on a little longer
Than they would have out West

The leaves let go, so let them go
The leaves let go, so let them go
The leaves let go, so let them go
The leaves let go, so let them

Growing pains

These are the growing pains
Baby born; body must change
These are the growing pains
Skin and bone learn to replicate
Is to divide, destroy themselves
Towards a whole and greater health
These are the growing pains
Love is born; life must change
These are the growing pains
Skin and bone yearn to congregate
They push and pull to meet and become one
Forge a frontier and a language common

I've been heartbroken for a year and a day
My adultery put my child to bed in shame
She's not feeling well. She won't come out to play
All he other girls and boys, they know what's best :
Forgive the past and live for the present

These are the growing pains
Nation born; nature must change
These are the growing pains
We came by boats, in hopes, in chains
Felled the forest for farm and firewood
And built a church on the hill to pray for the greater good
These are the growing pains
Country born; conscience must change
These are the growing pains
By gunpoint and penpoint, the west was claimed
As one main's burden, another's manifest destiny
With peace and justice divided unequally

I've been heartbroken for a year and a day
My adultery put my child to bed in shame
She's not feeling well. She won't come out to play
All he other girls and boys, they know what's best :
Forgive the past and live for the present


These are the growing pains
Love is born; life must change
These are the growing pains
The breakdown of the barricades
There's fear and cowardice to be overcome
By instinct, force and momentum

Poppy Fields

I scrub my blackened feet
Scrape off the caked on grime of the street
I wash my hands and face
Of the Worldly soot that accumulate
In the day-in day-out farcical strife
In the humdrum of everyday life
And I enter my home clean
Step up to the hearth I've deemed my own

I sit down on the bidet
And shower my flower of the decay
That sets in when she lets in a guest
For recreation no creation, her slight protest
And I enter my bed clean
Lay down my head and dream of another world

The desert springs to life
The golden chaparral gives up her rights
To poppy fields for miles
And purple lupin lavender behind
Another world

Waking with the sun
The poppy petals peel back to open
And turn the hills orange
To start another cycle of seasons
Another world

We dance as whooping cranes
Who once again have found their lifetime mates
We bound across the plains
Roll down slopes, fill our white coats with stains
Of another world

We come to rest as one
At the bottom of the hill, start to make love
We lean against the earth
Rocking back and forth and back and forth, back and forth
Another world

Under a wild sky setting sun
We ride the waves towards something still to come
Another world

Hijikata

He danced on his deathbed
And so performed his final dance
For friends, family, and lovers
And all those who'd had the chance
To know him, to love him

My domesticated body
And my mind by moderation tamed
Seethe within my xerox-copied skin
And I ask him : "Is all freedom dark"

One thousand and one birds
Take off in an instant
Flying-feeling-filling through the air
And I ask them : "Is all freedom light"

He danced on his deathbed
And so performed his final dance
For friends, family, and lovers
And all those who'd had the chance
To know him, to love him

Age of Reason

In my age of reason
Complicated by feeling
I dream of impossible things
I dream of impractical things

In my age of anxiety
Complicated by destiny
I waste away the day

In my age of anger
Complicated by female matters
I scream mutiny

In my age of desperation
Complicated by ambition
I shoot myself in the foot

In my age of envy
Complicated by money
I go for broke

In my age of doubt
Complicated by our falling out
I pray to an unexistent God

In my age of reason
Complicated by feeling
I dream of impossible things
I dream of impractical things

Manzanita

The way

I’ve been looking for a way out
Of this crazy situation now
The world in crisis; seems like paradise
Was lost and won’t be found
And all of life is endangered
And on the verge of breaking down

I wake up all fear and dread-locked
By all the things I cannot talk about.
We built our house of cards on ignorance,
A landfill of deceit. The walls are hollow
And we listen, worry what they will secrete

Woe woe woe woe is we

We all know they’ve got it fixed
In politico-economics.
We’re junking bonds; we’re dropping
Bombs we’ve made by guzzling gasoline.
Public confidence is shaken
Like the apple from the tree.

Namu Amida Butsu, gomen.
Forgive me for my trespasses.
I do my best to exist east of Eden,
West of garbagetown, over-accumulated
Karma. Armageddon, full meltdown.

Woe woe woe woe is me.

I’ve been looking for a way out
Of this crazy situation now
Our world in crisis; seems like paradise
Was lost and won’t be found
And both our lives are endangered
And on the verge of breaking down.

Woe woe woe woe is we.

Then the garden gates swing wide,
And we enter paradise.
We are angels; we are good.
We open our wings; we’ve understood
How time and change are fine,
They’re the way. They’re the way.

What if we do

We sit in the grass and we talk of our pasts,
A rollcall of all our lovers.
A feeling arises we both recognize.
We could fulfill each other.
What if we do?

We each have travelled and come to a rest.
We’re trying to make things happen.
Neither of us know how to measure success.
Hey, we could fall in love and be happy.
What if we do?

All the butterflies rise to the surface.
I say stupid things when I get nervous.
Watch the sunset, forget all the chatter
All the butterflies say it don’t matter.

It’s getting late. We had better head back.
We could stop and get some dinner.
There’s a full moon rising, the stars are aligned.
We could spend the night together.
What if we do?

My room is white

My room is white, the walls
And all my appliances, all compliances.
I live in silence, my windows
Closed to traffic, all that racket.
You are the opposite. I could never fit
Into your apartment.

Are we going to give up or (are) we going to try?
Are we going to give up or (are) we going to try to learn what life is?

The tide comes in, and we’re caught
By the rocks and the wetness neverendless.
We kiss for the first time, our lips and tongues
Tied in fitness, infiniteness.
Then the ocean pulls back somehow,
To reveal a crowd of uncertainty.

Are we going to live up to the words we said?
Are we going to live up to love we made? Made? Made?

A house, a garden, a family tree,
Fruit aplenty, all varieties.
Desire fulfilled, inspired until
The awakening from our daydreaming.
Here in reality, what we make believe
We can make happen.

Are we going to give up or are we going to try?
Are we going to live up or are we going to die tonight?

Are we going to give up or are we going to try?
Are we going to give up or are we going to try to learn what life is?

The last night of winter

Thanks for your letter. It made me feel better. I was down,
And it gave me a lift; appeared the Goodyear blimp.
The tree out your window is covered in pink snow.
You put a few blossoms in the envelope. I didn’t know.
Now on the sidewalk, outside my p.o. Box, I’m a parade.
I’m confetti of fuschia hearts. We are never really apart.

You dreamed of me the last night of summer.
You dreamed of me the last night of summer.

You were coming. I was leaving. We met in the harbor
Where whaling ships dock. We threw some rocks.
Everyone wanted you. I was not immune to the fever
That overtook the cast and crew. I couldn’t get to you.
But I had a secret, a torch to give you. I stole an hour
Or two to share the fruit I grew with you.

I dreamed of you the last night of winter.
I dreamed of you the last night of winter.

(Hidden treasure, buried long ago, of immeasurable gold.
I’m drawing a map, connecting the dots, fusing the past to the present.)

I must always remember our moments together
And believe in magic. It exists just beneath the surface.
New York City thinks it knows everything. The buildings,
The people threaten to crush your body, your mind, your soul.
But you keep writing, and i’ll keep writing, and one day
The story will be told. All our oysters will unfold.

You dreamed of me the last night of summer.
I’ll dream of you the last night of winter.

Muscle bone & blood

I am a human being.
I’m made of muscle, bone and blood.
I’m full of awful feelings,
Self-hatred and mistrust.

I need you now to be here with me.
I cannot reach the light.
I need you now to believe in me.
I’ve been giving up the fight.

I am a selfish monster,
Cold-blooded and remote.
My words are flaming daggers.
They send you up in smoke.

I need you now to abandon me.
My heart is in a knot.
I need you now to put your hands on me.
Let’s give it one more shot.

I am a reckless woman.
I always make such a mess.
I follow my intuition
Into the vampire’s nest.

I want to change for the better,
Clean the slate, be good forever.

I am a human being.
I’m made of muscle, bone and blood.
I’m full of awesome feelings
Like unconditional love.

I want you and me together,
Faithfully and through all weather.

Casa nova

I can fall in love again.
I can feel the curse you cast is over.
No more no more Casanova.
Hip hip hurray, oh hallelujah.

I haven’t changed much in these ten years.
I hit my head up against the wall
Of my same ol’ fears, my same ol’ fears,
My same ol’ tears. I’m breaking mirrors.

I know myself again.
I remember what is good about me
If I let it out of hiding,

My enemy, proven to keep me down
Love as a memory of kindness
And cruelty and cruelty
And honesty and true beauty.

I can fall in love again.
I can feel the curse I cast is over.
No more no more Casanova.
Hip hip hurray, oh Supernova,
Supernova, Supernova, Four-Leaf Clover.

Luna lune

Luna Lune,
Let me see your other side.
One you never show to the world
Show to me.

Luna Lune,
You are all reflection,
Sign, symbol, second nature.
Reveal yourself to me.

Luna Lune, luna lune,
Lay down and deep with me
In silent space.

Here you come and go again.
Here you come and go again away.

Luna Lune,
Let me see your other side.
One you never show to the world
Show to me.

Tongue-tied

Looking for a window into your soul.
If and when I find it, will the blinds be closed?

I drag me up the drainpipe,
Leap for the fire ladder.
Seventeen stories,
And I’m still climbing higher.

Looking for a window into your soul.
If and when I find it, will the blinds be closed?

I went to Samy’s Camera
To buy binoculars,
Took home a tall telescope
Ten thousand times power.

Looking for a window into your soul.
If and when I find it, will the blinds be closed?

I set up on a rooftop
Just across the way.
In the summer, sweat poured.
In the winter, it was rain.

Looking for a window into your soul.
If and when I find it, will the blinds be closed?

Looking for a window into your heart.
If and when I find it, will the insides be dark?
Looking for a window into your mind.
If and when I find it, will we both be tongue-tied?

Deep at sea

I am deep at sea.
I made myself break free
Of the anchor keeping me
Safe and sound in sanity,
Safe inside my old routine.

I am far from land.
I have left in my hand
A few grains of sand,
And I try to understand
The world in all its expanse.

Alone again, I hope to find
A greater kindness, peace of mind,
A faith, a joy in my core.
I leave my love on familiar shores.

I am deep at sea.
The waves roll over me.
Tossed among eternity,
I am as much as everything.
I am good for nothing.

Alone again, I hope to find
A greater kindness, peace of mind,
A faith, a joy in my core.
I head for some unknown shore.

I am deep at sea.
I am swimming. I am free.
A great love envelops me.
I feel a part of something.
This life, it is for living.

The truth is growing stronger.
My youth is getting farther.

I am deep at sea.

I gave you my home

I gave you my home.
I gave you my hope.
The walls, they surround us,
Unbound us. We are one.

I gave you my heart.
I gave you my art.
All of creation
Is here in my kitchen.
Soup is on.

Lover, lover.
Come on over.

You gave me your home.
You gave me your hope,
Built us an altar
Of bronze and redwood timber.
The stairs are done.

You gave me your heart.
You gave me your art,
Drawings and flowers
And so many hours.
Night has come.

Lover, lover
Roll on over.

We woke up from dreams,
Took turns at the sink.
We crawl back into bed.
There are eggs for an omelette,
If you’re hungry.

Lover, lover
Turn me over.

Gea

River of Life/The Yes Song

River river river river
River of life
River river river river
River of life

The very first morning
Of our great love understanding
We talked until we were not able
Touching underneath the table

The purple rocky mountains
Of the new world rose out of darkness
We stumbled into our reflection
And the sun shone straight in our direction

River river river river
River of life
River river river river
River of life

Dia, todo dia, todo dia
Everyday everyday

The very first morning
Of our great love understanding
The sun rose straight in our direction
And awakened our perfection

River river river river
River of life
River river river river
River of life

Freedom from oppression
Self-expression for everyone
For everyone, everyday
Dia, todo dia, todo dia
Everyday everyday

River river river river
River of life
River river river river
River of life

The very first morning
Of our great love understanding
We talked until we were not able
Touching underneath the table

The purple rocky mountains
Of the new world rose out of darkness
We stumbled into our reflection
And the sun shone straight in our direction

River river river river
River of life
River river river river
River of life

The present moment is revealed
To contain all that is real
We walk along the cliffs
Atop groundlessness
Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes

The present moment is revealed
To contain all that is real
No orders no borders no relatives
No formers no futures no precedence
Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes

The present moment is revealed
To contain all that is real
We walk along the cliffs
Atop groundlessness
Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes

Night of a thousand kisses

On the night of a thousand kisses
On the night of a thousand kisses
We looked into the void
We looked into the void

On the night of a thousand questions
On the night of a thousand questions
We looked into each other
We looked into each other

On the night of a thousand tidal waves
On the night of a thousand freshwater pearls
We looked a lot like the moon
Hills and valleys, almost full

*** Thanx a lot to Dimitri for this one ***

Big bad wolf & black widow spider

There was a black widow spider.
Big bad wolf sat down beside her.
“Hey now what’s up, my little ladybug?
Can I lie here by your shiny web?”

“Yes sir, my pleasure please.
You put me at ease
On the lonely road.

Take, take my time.
The scenery is fine.
And we belong.”

Big bad wolf to black widow spider,
One hundred proof, rubber souls on fire,
“I gotta go now. I have no attention.
No way home. And no direction.”

“Please, don’t go yet
We have just met
On the lonely road.

Wait, we’ll take our time
We’ll be just fine
Where we belong.

“Please, don’t go yet
We have just met
On the lonely road.

Wait, we’ll take our time
We’ll be just fine
On the lonely road.”

Sleepless Nights

David, is it true that fear is lavender
How do you walk the waves so free
Fear is an ocean of unknown proportion
It strikes me down some sleepless nights
Some sleepless nights, some sleepless nights, some sleepless nights

Out on the patio, I told you how long ago
I had abandoned my will
Under the circumstance, I really had no chance
The loss, the let-down, the lameness haunt me still
How far we go along the road away from ourselves
How far we go along the road away from ourselves

We were not getting along, retreat already begun
Though we made it through the night
Time came to climb the wall
I was hoping I would fall back onto your side
When one is hurt, and one is meek, and one is lost

Love is like that lilac wine
It makes you drunk; it makes you cry
tears and laughter, ecstasy
Our bodies move in harmony

We walked into town to find the man we found
His wife served us rice and beans and beer
We got just what we wanted
headed down to the ocean’s mouth to make our peace again
How far we go along the road to find ourselves
How far we go along the road to find ourselves

Esperar es caro

( Armando Suárez-Cobián )

Hora, hora de la caída. Ora en cualquier ángulo. Yo espero
En la orilla donde la sombra quiebra mi mano y la contiene
Y al punto se hace saliva un deseo en mi boca.

Esperar es caro, caro esperar
Esperar es caro, caro esperar

Lo que no dijimos se convierte en secreto.
Lo que fué y significa, lo que fué que fué que fué
Es otra historia.

Yo espero todos los golpes. Veo
Todos todos incluyo el mio.
Todos todos todos todos incluyo el mio

Hora, hora de la caída. Ora en cualquier ángulo. Yo espero
Aquí y no es secreto la brusca caída de la sombra.

Esperar es caro, caro esperar
Esperar es caro, caro esperar

Esperar esperar es caro
Esperar esperar es caro

Waiting is dear

( Armando Suárez-Cobián )

Hour of the fall, ours at any angle. I wait
On the shore where the shadow shatters my hand and holds it
And instantly a desire turns to spittle in my mouth.

Waiting is dear
Waiting is dear

What we did not say becomes a secret.
What it used to be and mean
Is another story.

I wait for every blow. I see
Every blow. Even mine.
Every, every, every, every blow. Even mine

Hour of the fall. Ours at any angle. I wait
Here and the sudden fall of the shadow is no secret.

Waiting is dear
Waiting is dear

Waiting is dear
Waiting is dear

Kokoro

(La Ninja: Amor And Other Dreams Of Manzanita LP)

Okay, I understand
That we can never be
More than a moment
More than a midsummer’s dream
A page torn out and crumpled
A memory fading

It’s a shame with life so short
Knock knock. I opened my door
Oh to be understood
here in the neighborhood
Holy communion
brother and sisterdom
Is all that’s left for us
So get back on the bus

She, I know her name
Must be quite something
Oh to hold you
In my arms all night
I never told you
The things I thought I might

Oh well, I’ll keep it to myself
For there will be many rainy days
Extreme happiness
Brings extraordinary pain
Me in my fortress
Bleed just the same
It’s over us
This moment will pass

Kokoro, kokoro, kokoro, kokoro *
Kokoro
Kokoro, kokoro, kokoro, kokoro
Kokoro

Break, break, break my broken heart
Take, take, take my open arms

Kokoro, kokoro, kokoro, kokoro
Kokoro
Kokoro, kokoro, kokoro, kokoro
Kokoro

You come to me
In dreams
We’re so hungry
Ghost, I love you
Wherefore art thy mate
Here inside me
Wait until I wake
And don’t forget your watch
And close the screen door latch

* Kokoro : japanese word that means "heart" or "spirit"

*** Thanx a lot to Jose for this one ***

Can I Borrow You

Can I borrow, borrow you
Until tomorrow afternoon
We’ll find that feeling
We’ll find that feeling
We’ll find that feeling
We’ll find that feeling

Can I borrow, borrow you
Until tomorrow afternoon
We’ll find the meaning
We’ll find the meaning
We’ll find the meaning
We’ll find the meaning

Can I borrow, borrow you
Until tomorrow afternoon
We’ll find that feeling
We’ll find that feeling
We’ll find that feeling
We’ll find that feeling

Can I borrow, borrow you
Until tomorrow afternoon
We’ll find the meaning
We’ll find the meaning...

In The End

My inhibition
Your indifference
Are almost finished
I wait until the end

In the end
You say nothing
Can't lift a hand
You must see me suffering
Or is the distance deeper than that

Deeper than that
Is my love for you
Even if it never gets back to you
Back to the drawing board
Picture yourself in a new light
What's all that suffering for
I'm left, you’re right
You're always right

After the hurricane
When nobody cared or came
Where was our consciousness
Lost in some other interest
In the end

My inhibition
Your indifference
Are almost finished
Why wait until the end

You say nothing
Can't lift a finger
Running on empty
You have no love to give her

Are we so different
Evolution made us so
I'm all relationship
You're on your own
I'm on my own
With my love for you
Even if it never gets back to you

Rocketship
Leaving the atmosphere
One last breath of earthly fear
Never fear, never fear
Hush now my dear

*** Thanx a lot to Jose for this one ***

Old World New World

It’s an old world, old world
It’s an old world
It’s an old world, old world
It’s an old world

It’s an old world, old world
It’s an old world
I devise a better way to be
Maybe not for you
But it may be for me

It’s a new world, new world
It’s a new world
It’s a new world, new world
It’s a new world

It’s a new world, new world
It’s a new world
A new world, new world
It’s a new world

I devise a better way to be
Maybe not for you
But it may be for me

It’s a new world, new world
It’s a new world
A new world, new world
It’s a new world

 

Cosmic Ocean Ship

Paraty

Paraty paradise
Parachute into my life
Paraty, paradise exists

Morning sun on the lazy beach
Waterfalls awaiting
Take a swim in the salty sea

Coconut and acai
Mango juice and coffee
Take a sip, take some time to be

Paraty pirateman
Parasail to the island.
Paraty paradise
Parachute into my life.
Paraty paradise exists.
Paraty paradise exists.

Barefeet in the golden sand
Take a walk up the ancient path
Through the jungle, leaves and vines and roots

Butterflies, blue and red
Lead the way overhead
To the river, water sweet and fresh

Paraty pirateman
Parasail to the island
Paraty paradise
Parachute into my life
Paraty paradise exists
Paraty paradise exists
Paraty paradise exists

My Baby Lives in Paris

My Baby Lives in Paris
Far from the Eiffel Tower
In his arrondissement
Nineteen lilies flower
Blooming in my flavor
Doing me a favor
Sweet smell of decision
Come closer, out of vision

The night brings us home
Where we can be skin and bone

My Baby Lives in Paris
He buys cigarettes
Downstairs at the Turkish tabac
Then past the Chinese market
For bread and pain au chocolat
Wake me up while they’re still hot.
We eat our breakfast in bed,
Café crème on my neck

In the morning, doves cry
The clouds part, and the sun shines
In the morning, doves cry
The clouds part, and the sun shines

Come, shower, get dressed
My baby lives in Paris
We walk up to the doorstep
Birthplace of Edith Piaf
I sing a song of hers and
A song of yours and mine and
Our love just beginning
I’m so full of longing

Oh j’aime, j’aime, j’aime, je t’aime
Oh je t’aime, t’aime, t’aime, je t’aime

Under the Sun

I am the Ocean
You are the Salt in my Sea
The Cream in my Coffee
The Honey in my Tea

Maybe we should spend the summer
Maybe we should spend some time together
Under the Sun

I am the Ocean
You are the land
My deep Devotion
Crashes on your Sand

Maybe we should spend the summer
Maybe we should spend this Life together
Under the Sun

I am the Ocean
You are the Wind in my Sail
We drink my Love Potion
We are steep in the Gail

Maybe we should spend the summer
Baby, we should spend the winter
Under the Sun

Skipping Stones

Skipping stones
Glad to be home
I’m still alive
Water the plants
Do a little dance
In the meantime
This is where I am
This is where I stand

Skipping stones
Time on my own
I can hear my breath
And the return
Making me burn
To be myself
Wondering if I can
Be a good woman

A good woman, a good woman
A good woman, a good woman

Skipping stones
Answering the phone
I know your voice
Medicine to me
Making me free
To be myself
Show me what I am
A very good woman

For such a good man, such a good man
A good woman, for such a good man

Skipping stones
Glad to be alone
With you at last
I am yours
And you are mine
If love can last

Skipping stones
Glad to be alone
With you at last

Summer Lover

Come on Summer, give me a smile
That long, cold winter lasted quite a while
Come on Summer, sweet lemonade
A skinny dip, a picnic by the lake

The green grass and the pine trees
They do me good
And the bright sun on my skin
Feeling brand new
Brand new in love with you
In love with you

Come on Summer, work your charm
A golden tan and this lovely man on my arm
Come on Summer, laughing all day
And love all night in the soft bed where we lay

Let’s go down to the beach
See the sunset sky
Our dancing mandala feet
Wash out in the tide, the tide.
The tide is coming and going
The tide is coming and going

Summer Lover
You make me smile
You make me smile

Come on Summer, fill me up to my ears
With love and light to last me all through the year

Summer Lover
Summer, you do me good
You do me good

La Havana

Been so long here on this island of myself
I know each high and
Low and how the weather changes
My perspective, my position

Who I am and in what
Humankind love relation
Cosmic ocean ship
Cosmic ocean ship

It’s hard making sense
Of ourselves and everything else
My mind, my heart, my soul felt

Looking at some photographs
O how we lived
O how we laughed
Yes I remember happy times
Though in the minute
I could have cried

Who am I and in what
Humankind love relation
Cosmic ocean ship
Cosmic ocean ship

Love came to our table
Serving wine and bread
The wonder in your eyes
I never will forget

La Havana, La Havana, La Havana…

Canto de Iemanja

(Baden Powell/Vinicius de Moraes)

Iemanja, Iemanja
E a Dona Janaina que vem
Iemanja
E muito tristeza que vem
Vem do luar do ceu
Vem do luar
No mar coberto de flor, meu Bem
De Iemanja
De Iemanja a cantar o amor
E a se mirar
Na lua triste no ceu, meu Bem
Triste no mar

Se voce quiser amar
Se voce quiser amor
Vem comigo a Salvador
Para ouvir Iemanja
A cantar, na mare que vai
E na mare que vem
Do fim, mais do fim, do mar
Bem mais alem
Bem mais alem
Do que o fim do mar
Bem mais alem

The Rising Tide

Got to face a changing planet
Weather, land, ocean and air
Population out of balance
Wages world warfare
Can we fix it with our love
Can we rise above

Got to face myself
Can I manage
Ride those emotional waves
Will I just let it happen
The crush of hours, the crash of days
Can I learn with my love
Can I rise above
The rising tide, the rising tide

Face to face with my lover
Finding recognition there
We take comfort in one another
Take time, take care
Can we live on out love
Can we rise above
The rising tide, the rising tide

All My City

All my city
Has gotten to me
Hidden from my eyes
All the beauty
Inside outside me
In concrete disguise

Call to Nature
Take me in your arms

All my family
My friends, my memories
They keep me here
In the city
Yes how I love thee
I want to be near

Call to Nature
Let me in your heart
I’m in the city
How can we be apart

All my city
Inside outside me
What becomes of us
Friends and family
Always expanding
From dawn to dusk

Call to Nature
Take us in your arms
We are the city
We mean no harm

Gracias a la Vida

(by Violeta Parra)

Gracias a la Vida que me ha dado tanto
Me dio dos luceros que cuando los abro
Perfecto distingo lo negro del blanco
Y en el alto cielo su fondo estrellado
Y en las multitudes el hombre que yo amo

Gracias a la Vida que me ha dado tanto
Me ha dado el sonido y el abedecedario
Con él las palabras que pienso y declaro
Madre amigo hermano y luz alumbrando
La ruta del alma del que estoy amando

Gracias a la Vida que me ha dado tanto
Me ha dado la marcha de mis pies cansados
Con ellos anduve ciudades y charcos,
Playas y desiertos montanas y llanos
Y la casa tuya, tu calle y tu patio.

Gracias a la Vida que me ha dado tanto
Me dio el corazon que agita su marco
Cuando miro el fruto del cerebro humano
Cuando miro el bueno tan lejos del malo
Cuando miro el fondo de tus ojos claros

Gracias a la Vida que me ha dado tanto
Me ha dado la risa y me ha dado el llanto
Asã­ yo distingo dicha de quebranto
Los dos materiales que forman mi canto
Y el canto de ustedes que es el mismo canto
Y el canto de todos que es mi propio canto

 

Floresta

Misterios

( Joyce )

Um fogo queimou dentro de mim
Que não tem mais jeito de se apagar
Nem mesmo com toda água do mar
Preciso aprender os mistérios do fogo
Pra te incendiar

Um rio passou dentro de mim
Que eu não tive jeito de atravessar
Preciso um navio pra me levar
Preciso aprender os mistérios do rio
Pra te navegar
I'm always on the run, don't touch my words
Vida breve, natureza
Quem mandou, coração
Um vento bateu dentro de mim
Que eu não tive jeito de segurar
A vida passou pra me carregar
Preciso aprender os mistérios do mundo
Pra te ensinar

Um vento bateu dentro de mim
Que eu não tive jeito de segurar
A vida passou pra me carregar
Preciso aprender os mistérios do mundo
Pra te ensinar

Preciso aprender os mistérios do mundo
Pra te ensinar
Preciso aprender os mistérios do mundo
Pra te ensinar

Chovendo na Roseira

( Antonio Carlos Jobim )

Olha, está chovendo na roseira
Que só dá rosa, mas não cheira
A frescura das gotas úmidas
Que é de Betinho, que é de Paulinho
Que é de João, que é de ninguém

Pétalas de rosa carregadas pelo vento
Um amor tão puro carregou meu pensamento

Olha, um tico-tico mora ao lado
E passeando no molhado
Adivinhou a primavera

Olha que chuva boa prazenteira
Que vem molhar minha roseira
Chuva boa criadeira
Que molha a terra, que enche o rio
Que lava o céu, que traz o azul
I'm always on the run, don't touch my words
Olha o jasmineiro está florido
E o riachinho de água esperta
Se lança em vasto rio de águas calmas

Ah, você é de ninguém
Ah, você é de ninguém
Ah, você é de ninguém
Ah, você é de ninguém

Menina, Amanhã de Manhã

( Tom Zé )

Menina , amanhã de manhã
Quando a gente acordar quero te dizer
Que a felicidade vai
Desabar sobre os homens, vai
Desabar sobre os homens, vai
Desabar sobre os homens

Na hora ninguém escapa
De baixo da cama ninguém se esconde
A felicidade vai
Desabar sobre os homens, vai
Desabar sobre os homens, vai
Desabar sobre os homens

Menina, ela mete medo
Menina, ela fecha a roda
Menina, não tem saída
De cima, de banda ou de lado
I'm always on the run, don't touch my words
Menina, olhe pra frente
Menina, todo cuidado
Não queira dormir no ponto
Segure o jogo, atenção

Menina, ela mete medo
Menina, ela fecha a roda
Menina, não tem saída
De cima, de banda ou de lado

Menina, olhe pra frente
Menina, todo cuidado
Não queira dormir no ponto
Segure o jogo, atenção de manhã

Menina , amanhã de manhã
Quando a gente acordar quero te dizer
Que a felicidade vai
Desabar sobre os homens, vai
Desabar sobre os homens, vai
Desabar sobre os homens

Na hora ninguém escapa
De baixo da cama ninguém se esconde
A felicidade vai
Desabar sobre os homens, vai
Desabar sobre os homens, vai
Desabar sobre os homens

Menina, ela mete medo
Menina, ela fecha a roda
Menina, não tem saída
De cima, de banda ou de lado

Menina, olhe pra frente
Menina, todo cuidado
Não queira dormir no ponto
Segure o jogo, atenção

Menina, ela mete medo
Menina, ela fecha a roda
Menina, não tem saída
De cima, de banda ou de lado

Menina, olhe pra frente
Menina, todo cuidado
Não queira dormir no ponto
Segure o jogo, atenção de manhã

Menina a felicidade
É cheia de praça, é cheia de traça
É cheia de lata, é cheia de graça

Menina, a felicidade
É cheia de pano, é cheia de peno
É cheia de sino, é cheia de sono

Menina, a felicidade é cheia de ano
É cheia de eno
É cheia de hino, é cheia de onu

Menina, a felicidade
É cheia de an, é cheia de en
É cheia de in, é cheia de on

Menina, a felicidade
É cheia de a, é cheia de é
É cheia de i, é cheia de ó

É cheia de a, é cheia de é
É cheia de i, é cheia de ó

É cheia de a, é cheia de é
É cheia de i, é cheia de ó

É cheia de a, é cheia de é
É cheia de i, é cheia de ó

É, i, ó, a
É, i, ó, a
É, i, ó, a...

Luz do Sol

( Caetano Veloso )

Luz do sol
Que a folha traga e traduz
Em verde novo
Em folha, em graça
Em vida, em força, em luz

Céu azul
Que venha até
Onde os pés
Tocam a terra
E a terra inspira
E exala seus azuis...
I'm always on the run, don't touch my words
Reza, reza o rio
Córrego pro rio
Rio pro mar
Reza correnteza
Roça a beira
A doura areia

Marcha um homem
Sobre o chão
Leva no coração
Uma ferida acesa
Dono do sim e do não
Diante da visão
Da infinita beleza

Finda por ferir com a mão
Essa delicadeza
A coisa mais querida
A glória, da vida

Luz do sol
Que a folha traga e traduz
Em verde novo
Em folha, em graça
Em vida, em força, em luz

Reza, reza o rio
Córrego pro rio
Rio pro mar
Reza correnteza
Roça a beira
A doura areia

Marcha um homem
Sobre o chão
Leva no coração
Uma ferida acesa
Dono do sim e do não
Diante da visão
Da infinita beleza

Finda por ferir com a mão
Essa delicadeza
A coisa mais querida
A glória, da vida

Luz do sol
Que a folha traga e traduz
Em verde novo
Em folha, em graça
Em vida, em força, em luz

Em folha, em graça
Em vida, em força, em luz
Em folha, em graça
Em vida, em força, em luz

O Vento

( Dorival Caymmi )


Vamos chamar o vento
Vamos chamar o vento
E Curimã

Vento que dá na vela
Vela que leva o barco
Barco que leva a gente
Gente que leva o peixe
Peixe que dá dinheiro, Curimã

Vento que dá na vela
Vela que leva o barco
Barco que leva a gente
Gente que leva o peixe
Peixe que dá dinheiro, Curimã
I'm always on the run, don't touch my words
Curimã ê, Curimã lambaio
Curimã ê, Curimã lambaio
Curimã

Curimã ê, Curimã lambaio
Curimã ê, Curimã lambaio
Curimã

Vamos chamar o vento
Vamos chamar o vento
E Curimã

Vento que dá na vela
Vento que vira o barco
Barco que leva a gente
Gente que leva o peixe
Peixe que dá dinheiro, Curimã

Vento que dá na vela
Vento que vira o barco
Barco que leva a gente
Gente que leva o peixe
Peixe que dá dinheiro, Curimã

Curimã ê, Curimã lambaio
Curimã ê, Curimã lambaio
Curimã

Curimã ê, Curimã lambaio
Curimã ê, Curimã lambaio
Curimã

Curimã ê, Curimã lambaio
Curimã ê, Curimã lambaio
Curimã

Curimã ê, Curimã lambaio
Curimã ê, Curimã lambaio
Curimã

Curimã ê, Curimã lambaio
Curimã ê, Curimã lambaio
Curimã

Curimã ê, Curimã lambaio
Curimã ê, Curimã lambaio
Curimã

Ewê

( Traditional )

Ewê é minha mãe, ewê
Ewê quer meu pai, ewê
Ewê me deu força para poder viver
Ewê me deu força para poder viver

Quando entrei na floresta
Pedi licença para entrar
Eu fui recebido por meu pai ossanha

Ewê é minha mãe, ewê
Ewê quer meu pai, ewê
Ewê me deu força para poder viver
Ewê me deu força para poder viver

Esse grito é tão lindo
E faz a gente viajar
É meu pai ossanha
Que aqui vai passar
I'm always on the run, don't touch my words
Ewê é minha mãe, ewê
Ewê quer meu pai, ewê
Ewê me deu força para poder viver
Ewê me deu força para poder viver

Quando estiveres chorando
Por alguém te abandonar
Estou aqui bem perto
Contigo eu vou ficar

Ewê é minha mãe, ewê
Ewê quer meu pai, ewê
Ewê me deu força para poder viver
Ewê me deu força para poder viver

Portal da Cor

( Milton Nascimento )

Bom dia, natureza
Pulmão da terra mãe
Portal da cor, futuro
Cada nascer do sol

Carinho, companheiro
É como se a paz
Cobrisse o mundo inteiro
Terra, água, fogo e ar

Bom dia, natureza
Pulmão da terra mãe
Portal da cor, futuro
Cada nascer do sol

Carinho, companheiro
É como se a paz
Cobrisse o mundo inteiro
Terra, água, fogo e ar

Quero o sabor, o som
Quero tocar, visão
Cheiro de vida
E um mar de gerações

Procuro a resposta
Por que criar a dor
Se quando estamos juntos
Temos sonho, força e amor

Procuro a resposta
Por que criar a dor
Se quando estamos juntos
Temos sonho, força e amor
I'm always on the run, don't touch my words
Gema da criação
Herdeiro do pintor
Dono do amanhã
Do sim, do não

Coragem, companheiro
Pra que fechar a voz
Se a força do desejo
Pulsa em cada um de nós

Coragem, companheiro
Pra que fechar a voz
Se a força do desejo
Pulsa em cada um de nós

Bom dia, natureza
Pulmão da terra mãe
Portal da cor, futuro
Cada nascer do sol

Segredos Vegetais

( Dércio Marques )

No meu jardim, no meu jardim as flores falam
E sabem ler, sabem entender a dor e calam
No meu jardim, no meu jardim as flores falam
E sabem ler, sabem entender a dor e calam

Quem cala não consente, as flores sabem mais
Da dor que a gente sente, a dor dos vegetais
A dor dos vegetais

E o girassol, e o girassol mudou de rua
Virou de costas para o sol, namora a lua
E o mal-me-quer e o mal-me-quer
Expira e exala
Pra coroar seu bem-querer
Se despetala
I'm always on the run, don't touch my words
Quem cala não consente as flores sabem mais
E o silencio elas sentem
Segredos vegetais, segredos vegetais

Se eu pudesse ser madeira eu queria ser vara de marmelo
Carregar fruto maduro, ser doce puro, sol amarelo
Se eu pudesse ser madeira eu queria ser vara de marmelo
Carregar fruto maduro, ser doce puro, sol amarelo
Cor do sol, cor do sol, cor do sol

O meu quintal, o meu quintal bicho da lua
Falou assim do Urutá qual é a tua
Me disse assim, um Japonês seu Atan Age
Por mais que o homem seja ruim que não se acabe

Quem cala não consente as flores sabem mais
Da dor que a gente sente, a dor dos vegetais
A dor dos vegetais

O meu destino, o meu destino é ser um bosque
Com muita flo,r muito cipó que nos enrosque
O meu destino, o meu destino é ser um bosque
Com um castor e muita flor que nos enrosque

Quem cala não consente as flores sabem mais
Da dor que a gente sente, a dor dos vegetais
A dor dos vegetais

Se eu pudesse ser roseira eu queria ser rosa bem cheirosa
Pra enfeitar moça faceira, morena bela, mulher formosa
Se eu pudesse ser roseira eu queria dar rosa bem cheirosa
Pra enfeitar moça faceira, morena bela, mulher formosa
Cor do sol, cor do sol, cor do sol

O meu jardim, o meu jardim é atrás de um prédio
Onde um jasmim disse ai de mim, morro de tédio
Disse o Angelim ao alecrim que o amor é um duende
Amor é coisa de jardim, flor não se vende

Quem cala não consente as flores sabem mais
O silêncio elas sentem, segredos vegetais
Segredos vegetais

No meu jardim no meu jardim nasce uma era
Me surpreendeu em pleno abril a primavera
E o meu destino, o meu destino é ser um bosque
Com muita flor, muito cipó que nos enrosque

Quem cala não consente, as flores sabem mais
Da dor que a gente sente, a dor dos vegetais
A dor dos vegetais

Se eu pudesse ser madeira eu queria ser vara de marmelo
Carregar fruto maduro, ser doce puro, sol amarelo
Se eu pudesse ser madeira eu queria ser vara de marmelo
Carregar fruto maduro, ser doce puro, sol amarelo
Cor do sol, cor do sol, cor do sol

Preciso Me Encontrar

( Cartola )

Deixe-me ir
Preciso andar
Vou por aí a procurar
Sorrir pra não chorar

Deixe-me ir
Preciso andar
Vou por aí a procurar
Sorrir pra não chorar

Quero assistir ao sol nascer
Ver as águas dos rios correr
Ouvir os pássaros cantar
Eu quero nascer
Quero viver
I'm always on the run, don't touch my words
Deixe-me ir
Preciso andar
Vou por aí a procurar
Sorrir pra não chorar

Se alguém por mim perguntar
Diga que eu só vou voltar
Depois que me encontrar

Quero assistir ao sol nascer
Ver as águas dos rios correr
Ouvir os pássaros cantar
Eu quero nascer
Quero viver

Deixe-me ir
Preciso andar
Vou por aí a procurar
Sorrir pra não chorar

Deixe-me ir
Preciso andar
Vou por aí a procurar
Sorrir pra não chorar

Deixe-me ir
Preciso andar
Vou por aí a procurar
Sorrir pra não chorar

Cais

( Milton Nascimento )

Para quem quer se soltar invento o cais
Invento mais que a solidão me dá
Invento lua nova a clarear
Invento o amor
E sei a dor
De me lançar

Eu queria ser feliz
Invento o mar
Invento em mim
O sonhador
I'm always on the run, don't touch my words
Para quem quer me seguir eu quero mais
Tenho o caminho do que sempre quis
E um saveiro pronto pra partir
Invento o cais
E sei a vez de me lançar

Songbook

Only Love Can Break Your Heart

(Neil Young)

When you were young and on your own
How did it feel to be alone
I was always thinking of games that I was playing
Trying to make the best of my time

But only love can break your heart
Try to be sure right from the start
Yes, only love can break your heart
What if your world should fall apart

I have a friend I've never seen
He hides his head inside a dream
Someone should call him and see if he can come out
Try to lose the down that he's found
Another copy paste from aotr
Yes, only love can break your heart
Try to be sure right from the start
Yes, only love can break your heart
What if your world should fall apart

I have a friend I've never seen
He hides his head inside a dream
Yes, only love can break your heart
Yes, only love can break your heart
Yes, only love can break your heart
Yes, only love can break your heart
Yes, only love can break your heart
Yes, only love can break your heart

Close To Me

(The Cure)

I've waited hours for this
I've made myself so sick
I wish I'd stayed asleep today

I never thought that this day would end
I never thought that tonight could ever be
This close to me

Just try to see in the dark
Just try to make it work
To feel the fear before you're here

I make the shapes come much too close
I pull my eyes out, hold my breath
And wait until I shake

But if I had your faith
Then I could make it safe and clean
Another copy paste from aotr
If only I was sure
That my head on the door was a dream

I've waited hours for this
I've made myself so sick
I wish I'd stayed asleep today

I never thought that this day would end
I never thought that tonight could ever be
This close to me

But if I had your face
I could make it safe and clean

If only I was sure
That my head on the door was a dream

When Doves Cry

(Prince)

Dig, if you will, the picture
Of you and I engaged in a kiss
The sweat of your body covers me
Can you, my darling
Can you picture this

Dream, if you can, a courtyard
An ocean of violets in bloom
Animals strike curious poses
They feel the heat
The heat between me and you

How can you just leave me standing
Alone in a world so cold
Maybe I'm just too demanding
Maybe I'm just like my father, too bold
Maybe you're just like my mother
She's never satisfied
Why do we scream at each other
This is what it sounds like
When doves cry
Another copy paste from aotr
Touch, if you will, my stomach
Feel how it trembles inside
You've got the butterflies all tied up
Don't make me chase you
Even doves have pride

How can you just leave me standing
Alone in a world so cold
Maybe I'm just too demanding
Maybe I'm just like my father, too bold
Maybe you're just like my mother
She's never satisfied
Why do we scream at each other
This is what it sounds like
When doves cry

Between The Bars

(Elliott Smith)

Drink up, baby, stay up all night
The things you could do, you won't but you might
The potential you'll be that you'll never see
The promises you'll only make

Drink up with me now and forget all about
The pressure of days, do what I say
And I'll make you okay and drive them away
The images stuck in your head

People you've been before
That you don't want around anymore
That push and shove and won't bend to your will
I'll keep them still

Drink up, baby, look at the stars
I'll kiss you again between the bars
Where I'm seeing you there with your hands in the air
Waiting to finally be caught
Another copy paste from aotr
Drink up one more time and I'll make you mine
Keep you apart deep in my heart
Separate from the rest where I like you the best
And keep the things you forgot

The people you've been before
That you don't want around anymore
That push and shove and won't bend to your will
I'll keep them still

The people you've been before
That you don't want around anymore
That push and shove and won't bend to your will
I'll keep them still

Who Knows Where The Times Goes

(Sandy Denny)

Across the evening sky
All the birds are leaving
But how can they know
It's time for them to go

Before the winter fire
I will still be dreaming
I have no thought of time
For who knows where the time goes
Who knows where the time goes

Sad, deserted shore
Your fickle friends are leaving
Ah but then you know
It's time for them to go
Another copy paste from aotr
But I will still be here
I have no thought of leaving
I do not count the time
For who knows where the time goes
Who knows where the time goes

And I am not alone
While my love is near me
I know it will be so
Until it's time to go

So come the storms of winter
And the birds in spring again
I have no fear of time
For who knows how my love grows
And who knows where the time goes

Careful You

(TV On The Radio)

Oui je t'aime, oui je t'aime
À demain, à la prochaine
I know it's best to say goodbye
But I can't seem to move away

Not to say, not to say
That you shouldn't share the blame
There is a softness to your touch
There is a wonder to your ways
Another copy paste from aotr
Don't know
How I feel, what's the deal, is it real
When's it gonna go down
Can we talk, can we not
Well, I'm here, won't you tell me right now
And I'll care for you, oh careful you

Don't know
Should we stay, should we go
Should we back it up and turn it around
Take the good with the bad
Still believe we can make it somehow
I will care for you, oh careful you
Careful you

Oui je t'aime, oui je t'aime
From the cradle to the grave
You've done a number on my heart
And things will never be the same

Freeze a frame, freeze a frame
From a fever dream of days
We learned the secret of a kiss
And how it melts away all pain

Don't know
How I feel, what's the deal, is it real
When's it gonna go down
Can we talk, can we not
Well, I'm here, won't you tell me right now
And I'll care for you, oh careful you

Don't know
Should we stay, should we go
Should we back it up and turn it around
Take the good with the bad
Still believe we can make it somehow
I will care for you, oh careful you
Careful you

A Love Of Your Own

(Average White Band)

The sooner you give
The sooner you get to have
A love of your own
Another copy paste from aotr
The longer it takes
The better you come to know
A love of your own

Now don't you be afraid to give your heart
You never know till you try it
Don't deny it to yourself

Don't you be afraid, just walk right in
The door is standing open
You know I'm always hoping

The sooner you give
The sooner you get to have
A love of your own

As far as you go
You're never too far behind
A love of your own

Now don't you be afraid to shoot the moon
You'll never know till you try it
Don't deny it to yourself

Don't you be afraid to change your tune
The offers always open
You know I'm always hoping
You know I'm always hoping

For a love of my own
To shelter me from the cold
A love of my own

For a love of my own
To shelter me from the cold
A love of my own

For a love of my own
To shelter me from the cold
A love of my own

For a love of my own
To shelter me from the cold
A love of my own

Pancho And Lefty

(Townes Van Zandt)

Living on the road, my friend
Is gonna keep you free and clean
Now you wear your skin like iron
Your breath as hard as kerosene

Weren't your momma's only boy
But her favorite one, it seems
She began to cry when you said goodbye
And sank into your dreams

Pancho was a bandit boy
His horse was fast as polished steel
He wore his gun outside his pants
For all the honest world to feel
Another copy paste from aotr
Pancho met his match, you know
On the deserts down in Mexico
Nobody heard his dying words
But that's the way it goes

All the Federales say
They could've had him any day
They only let him slip away
Out of kindness, I suppose

Lefty, he can't sing the blues
All night long like he used to
The dust that Pancho bit down south
Ended up in Lefty's mouth

The day they laid poor Pancho low
Lefty split for Ohio
Where he got the bread to go
There ain't nobody knows

All the Federales say
They could've had him any day
They only let him slip away
Out of kindness, I suppose

Boys tell old Pancho fell
Lefty's living in a cheap hotel
The desert's quiet and Cleveland's cold
And so the story ends, we're told

Pancho needs your prayers, it's true
But save a few for Lefty, too
He only did what he had to do
And now he's growing old

All the Federales say
Could've had him any day
They only let him slip away
Out of kindness, I suppose

A few gray Federales say
Could've had him any day
They only let him go so long
Out of kindness, I suppose

The Circle Game

(Joni Mitchell)

Yesterday a child came out to wonder
Caught a dragonfly inside a jar
Fearful when the sky was full of thunder
And tearful at the falling of a star

And the seasons, they go round and round
And the painted ponies go up and down
We're captive on the carousel of time

We can't return, we can only look
Behind from where we came
And go round and round and round
In the circle game
Another copy paste from aotr
Then the child moved ten times round the seasons
Skated over ten clear frozen streams
Words like when you're older must appease him
And promises of someday make his dreams

And the seasons, they go round and round
And the painted ponies go up and down
We're captive on the carousel of time

We can't return, we can only look
Behind from where we came
And go round and round and round
In the circle game

Sixteen springs and sixteen summers gone now
Cartwheels turn to car wheels through the town
And they tell him, "take your time, it won't be long now"
Till you drag your feet to slow the circles down

And the seasons, they go round and round
And the painted ponies go up and down
We're captive on the carousel of time

We can't return, we can only look
Behind from where we came
And go round and round and round
In the circle game

So the years spin by and now the boy is twenty
Though his dreams have lost some grandeur coming true
There'll be new dreams, maybe better dreams and plenty
Before the last revolving year is through

And the seasons, they go round and round
And the painted ponies go up and down
We're captive on the carousel of time

We can't return, we can only look
Behind from where we came
And go round and round and round
In the circle game
And go round and round and round
In the circle game
And go round and round and round
In the circle game
And go round and round and round
In the circle game

 

Non Albums Tracks

Amor (Adventure Time Remix)

( La Ninja: Amor And Other Dreams Of Manzanita LP )

In lives past
We’ve crossed paths
So many times before
Here and now
Among this crowd
We meet again somehow
Again again again again again again.

In your eyes, I recognize
I see an open door
I have known you, and you have known me
And we can know much more
And more, and more, and more
And more and more and more

We are not strangers
We’ve had all eternity
To arrive now at this moment
Our syncronicity
It is a mystery
We must investigate our union

In lives past
We’ve crossed paths
So many times before
Here and now
Among this crowd
We meet again somehow
Again again again again again again

Here is my hand
I know the way
I’ll hold you close
You lead us away
A way, a way
A way a way, I know a way

We could take this time
Submit to the sublime
Lose ourselves in each other.
Forget the circumstance
Fall into a romance
After which there will be no other

In your eyes, I recognize
I see an open door
I have known you, and you have known me
And we can know much more
And more, and more, and more
And more and more and more

Anywhere Anyone

( With Dntel - Life Is Full Of Possibilities - 2001 )

I love you, I love you
I love you, I love you

How can you love me if you don't love yourself
I love you (I love you)
How can you love me if you don't love yourself
I love you (I love you)

How can you love me if you don't love yourself
I love you
How can you love me if you don't love yourself
I love you
How can I love you if I don't love myself
I love you

We're not going anywhere
Sun is bright and standing still, it's alright
We're not going anywhere
Sun is bright and standing still, it's alright
We're not going anywhere
Sun is bright and standing still, it's alright
We're not going anywhere
We're not going anywhere
Sun is bright and standing still, it's alright.
We're not going anywhere
Anywhere

I love you
How can you love me if you don't love yourself
I love you, anyway
I love you
I love you, anyway
I love you

Chained To The Moon

(Folk Implosion feat. Mia Doi Todd / One Part Lullaby LP)

I am falling
Drifting, trapped inside the story
Am I chained to the moon
Will the sun take over in the morning

Filling my lungs with sky
What can I see from here
The beauty had nowhere to hide
And nothing to fear

I'm kicking against the tide
That pulls me away from here
The future is nowhere to hide
But something to fear

I am falling
Drifting, trapped inside the story
Am I chained to the moon
Will the sun take over in the morning

The dream demands, the magic is planned
Climb the sky and tell the story
Hand over hand, eyes on the moon
Till the sun takes over in the morning

I'm killing my sense of time
It told me I moved too slow
Taking what's left of my pride
And letting it go

Filling my lungs with sky
Never know what this mean
Words of shadow behind
A step in-between

I am falling
Drifting, trapped inside the story
Am I chained to the moon
Will the sun take over in the morning

The dream demands, the magic is planned
Climb the sky and tell the story
Hand over hand, eyes on the moon
Till the sun takes over in the morning

I am falling
Drifting, trapped inside the story
Am I chained to the moon
Will the sun take over in the morning
(Always remind me, words are behind me)
(Welcome to the silence, fill it with the sky)

I am falling
I am falling
I am falling
I am falling

*** Thanx a lot to Jose for this one ***

Earth’s Children

( Ammoncontact – With Voices, 2006 )

Down in the valley
Where the green garden grows
By the river, under fig tree
Down in the valley
Where the green garden grows
We walked hand in hand
Through whispering meadow

Earth’s children
(where the) green garden grows
Earth’s children

We were like tigers
We come to drink
Of the sweet water
Life giving

Earth’s children
Down in the valley
Where the green garden grows
Earth’s children
By the river
Earth’s children
Under fig tree
Earth’s children
Down in the valley
Earth’s children
Where the green garden grows
Earth’s children
We walked hand in hand
Earth’s children
Earth’s children
Earth’s children
We walked hand in hand
Life giving
Down in the valley
Where the green garden grows
By the river, under fig tree

*** Thanx a lot to Billy for this one ***

La Vie En Rose

(Edith Piaf cover / The Unaccompanied Voice: An Acapella Compilation LP)

Des yeux qui font baisser les miens
Un rire qui se perd sur sa bouche
Voilà le portrait sans retouche
De l'homme auquel j'appartiens

Quand il me prend dans ses bras
Il me parle tout bas
Je vois la vie en rose
Il me dit des mots d'amour
Des mots de tous les jours
Et ça me fait quelque chose
Il est entré dans mon cœur
Une part de bonheur
Dont je connais la cause
C'est lui pour moi
Et moi pour lui dans la vie
Il me l'a dit, l'a juré pour la vie
Et dès que je l'aperçois
Alors je sens en moi
Mon cœur qui bat


Des nuits d'amour à plus finir
Un grand bonheur qui prend sa place
Des ennuis, des chagrins s'effacent
Heureux, heureux à en mourir

Quand il me prend dans ses bras
Il me parle tout bas
Je vois la vie en rose
Il me dit des mots d'amour
Des mots de tous les jours
Et ça me fait quelque chose
Il est entré dans mon cœur
Une part de bonheur
Dont je connais la cause
C'est toi pour moi et moi pour toi dans la vie
Tu me l'as dit, l'a juré pour la vie

Et dès que je l'aperçois
Je le sens en moi
Mon coeur qui bat

La la la la la...

*** Thanx a lot to Jose for this one ***

Norwegian Wood

( The Beatles Cover / La ninja (amor and other dreams of manzanita) )

I once had a boy, or should I say, he once had me.
He showed me his room, isn’t it good, norwegian wood

He asked me to stay and he told me to sit anywhere
I looked around and I noticed there wasn’t a chair

I sat on a rug, biding my time, drinking her wine.
We talked until two and then he said, it’s time for bed

He told me he worked in the morning and started to laugh
I told him I didn’t and crawled off to sleep in the bath

And when I awoke I was alone, this bird had flown
So I lit a fire, isn’t it good, norwegian wood

Rock My Boat

( Dntel - Jukebox Series #10, 2006 )

I was feeling pretty good
Thought I finally understood
How to be free, free, free, free
Like the birds, like the bees
Like the wind in the trees
So I went out on a limb
Thinking maybe we could swim
Into the river of light
Into the ocean of pain
Where angels get their wings
Where babies get their names
I wonder if you are aware
How much
You rock my boat
I wonder if you are aware
How much
You rock my boat
I wonder if you are aware
How much
You rock my boat
You rock my boat

*** Thanx a lot to Billy & Tara & Dimitri for this one ***

Seaweed

( Saul Williams feat. Mia Doi Todd / Saul Williams LP )

Saul Williams:
I drive a yellow Volvo. '86 submarine
Someone's behind me in an escalade trying to blind me with their high beams
I make a left. I'm the road to nowhere, heading west
The sky is purple streaks. The sun is setting in my chest. I feel warm inside
So I'm going for a ride
Put your picture on my dashboard 'til my fate and yours collides

Mia Doi Todd:
Seaweed washed upon the shore
Severed locks of he who walks the ocean floor

Saul Williams:
I drive a yellow Volvo. '86 submarine
Rims like Tibetan prayer wheels and my tank is filled with dreams
Fuck the game, I practice being in the passing lane
And watch the price of gasoline rise with the price of fame
I'm immortal. I render unto Caesar to be cordial
He sees a wooden casket where I see a glowing portal. Check your engine
Looks like you're running on the blood of Indians
Put some turquoise in that Rolls Royce before you crash into a pendulum

Mia Doi Todd:
Seaweed washed upon the shore
Severed locks of he who walks the ocean floor

Saul Williams:
I drive a yellow Volvo. '86 submarine
I drove it under water guided by my own high beams
Nothing's left. Witnessed the demolition of the west
I feel like a little kid hiding in my mothers' dress. I'm in space
The lone ambassador of every race
The starfish that discover me plant their flags into my face
I'm a clone of every written and unwritten poem
A shark pulls up beside me fingering beads and chanting om. I can't believe it
I never really thought that sharks would need it
I thought they'd make their peace: bite it, bleed it, kill it, eat it. But I was wrong
Every living being deserves a song.
And our passions must be rationed 'til our rations sing along

*** Thanx a lot to Jose for this one ***

Song for Sophia / You Can Know Her

(Nobody feat. Mia Doi Todd / Keepintime: A Live Recording LP)

The mother of all creatures
You can know her
Though not by name
Though not by name

The mother of all creatures
You can know her
Though not by name
Though not by name

You find her in the music
In the moment, in the morning
You find her on the sidewalk
At the stoplight, in your lover
In the birds, in the bees
At the Lín orange trees
The rivers, the oceans,
In turned streams

Skyscrapers, record players
Your wife and your neighbours
In you and me and everything

*** Thanx a lot to Jose & Dimitri for this one ***

Song Of Iemanjá (Canto De Iemanjá)

Iemanjá, Iemanjá
And Mrs Janaína is coming
Iemanjá
It's so much sadness coming
Coming from the moonlight in the sky
Coming from the moonlight
In the sea covered with flower, honey
Of Iemanjá
Singing the love of Iemanjá
And aiming at
The sad moon in the sky, honey
Sad over the sea
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
If you want to love
If you want love
Come with me to Salvador
To listen to Iemanjá
Singing in the tide that goes out
The tide that goes in
From the end, much further, of the sea
Much further
Much further
Than the end of the sea
Much further

*** Thanx a lot to Jose for this one ***

Things Happen

( 45 Seconds Of : LP )

It takes such a long time
To make things happen
Such a long time
To see things through

It takes such a long time
To make things happen
Such a long time
To see things through

It takes such a long time
To make things happen
Such a long time
To see things through

*** Thanx a lot to Jose for this one ***

Um Girassol Da Cor Do Seu Cabelo

(Clube da Esqina cover / Mia Doi Todd & José Gonzalez / Red Hot + Rio 2 LP)

Vento solar e estrelas do mar
A terra azul da cor do meu vestido
Vento solar e estrelas do mar
Você ainda quer morar comigo

Se eu cantar, não chore não
É só poesia
Eu só preciso ter você
Por mais um dia
Ainda gosto de dançar
Bom dia
Como vai você
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Sol, girassol, verde, vento solar
Você ainda quer morar comigo
Vento solar e estrelas do mar
Um girassol da cor de seu cabelo

Se eu morrer, não chore não
É só a lua
É seu vestido cor de maravilha nua
Ainda moro nesta mesma rua
Como vai você
Você vem
Ou será que é tarde demais

Vento solar e estrelas do mar
A terra azul da cor do meu vestido
Vento solar e estrelas do mar
Você ainda quer morar comigo

A Sunflower The Color Of Your Hair

( Translation )

Solar wind, and starfish
The blue land the color of my dress
Solar wind, and starfish
Do you still want to live with me

If I sing, don't cry
It's only poetry
I only need to have you
For one more day
I still like to dance
Good morning
How are you doing

Sun, sunflower, green solar wind
Do you still want to live with me
Solar wind, and starfish
A sunflower the color of your hair

If I die, don't cry
It's just the moon
It's your dress the color of bare marvel
I still live on this same street
How are you doing
Are you coming
Or is it too late

Solar wind, and starfish
The blue land the color of my dress
Solar wind, and starfish
Do you still want to live with me

*** Thanx a lot to Jose for this one ***

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