Portraits of yellowed mind lyrics

Strange revelation

lyrics by E. Glaubitz

 

 

Rising from the water

Dressed in lemon yellowfly

An angel’s apparition

That slowly comes to life

I drink in her reflection

Sipping her every line

Her body sings electric

I don’t dare blink an eye

 

 

She’s like a strange revelation

That plays inside my head

Such a strange revelation

A living dream awaken from the dead

 

 

Walking from her rainbow

Staring with her Saturn eyes

Lighting up my sunset

Feel my body start to rise

I reach out to touch her

She flashes me a knowing smile

Wraps herself around me

And swallows me inside

 

 

She’s like a strange revelation

That plays inside my head

Such a strange revelation

A living dream awaken from the dead

 

 

She’s everything I want or would ever need

How long has she been right here next to me?

 

 

Filter my distortion

Taste the sweet memory

I’ve been so out of focus

But she lifts the veil for me

She’s like a strange revelation

A vision to the blind

 

 

Such a strange revelation

Suddenly exposed inside

She’s like a strange revelation

Just playing with my head

Such a strange revelation

 
 

You've thrown it all away

lyrics by E. Glaubitz 

 

Arolosé, arolosé

Arolosé, ay ya

 

 

Last I heard from you

You said everything is beautiful

It’s beautiful, don’t be concerned

Now I hear the news

You’re living in an alley

All alone with a needle and a spoon

 

 

Arolosé, arolosé

Arolosé, ay ya

 

 

I look in your baby’s eyes

I see everything that’s beautiful

The beautiful that once was in you

You paint feathers on your arm

To cover up the tracks

But the wings can’t hide the truth

 

 

You’ve thrown it all away

Thrown it all away

 

 

Arolosé, arolosé

Arolosé, ay ya

 

 

The violets in the rain

You thought they were so beautiful

But beautiful was just a disguise

And that angel in your voice

Now only screams in vain

As the pain flows on inside

 

 

You’ve thrown it all away

Thrown it all away

 

 

Remember when you begged for just another chance

That you’d rather die before you break those promises

But those promises lay shattered on the littered floor

No use in lying anymore

 

 

You’ve thrown it all away

Thrown it all away

You’ve thrown it all away

Thrown it all away

 

It feels so damn good to cry

lyrics by E. Glaubitz

 

I see your face so clearly

It seems so natural that you’re alive

You place your hand in my hand

Unleash a longing I’ve kept inside

But, the moment is way too fleeting

I wake up alone in the night

In the present time

 

 

I can’t fight it

The tears rain down from me

 

 

But it feels so damn good to cry about you

It feels so damn good to tell you that I loved you

It feels so damn good to finally let it come out

It feels so damn nice

It feels so damn right

It feels so damn good to cry

 

 

We were so very different

And yet so very much the same

We hid away emotions

Especially those that dealt with pain

But it doesn’t go away

 

 

I always knew, Dad

You loved me in your own way

 

 

It feels so damn good to cry about you

It feels so damn good to tell you that I loved you

It feels so damn good to finally let it come out

It feels so damn nice

It feels so damn right

It feels so damn good to cry

 

For what it's worth

lyrics by S. Stills

 

 

There's something happening here

What it is ain't exactly clear

There's a man with a gun over there

Telling me I got to beware

 

 

I think it's time we stop, children, what's that sound

Everybody look what's going down

 

 

There's battle lines being drawn

Nobody's right if everybody's wrong

Young people speaking their minds

Getting so much resistance from behind

 

 

I think it's time we stop, hey, what's that sound

Everybody look what's going down

 

 

What a field-day for the heat

A thousand people in the street

Singing songs and carrying signs

Mostly say, hooray for our side

 

 

It's time we stop, hey, what's that sound

Everybody look what's going down

 

 

Paranoia strikes deep

Into your life it will creep

It starts when you're always afraid

You step out of line, the man come and take you away

 

 

We better stop, hey, what's that sound

Everybody look what's going down

Stop, hey, what's that sound

Everybody look what's going down

Stop, now, what's that sound

Everybody look what's going down

Stop, children, what's that sound

Everybody look what's going downa

 

Plastic babies

lyrics by E. Glaubitz

Watching as plastic babies are rising

Cloned from the mold they are multiplying

Choking the waves that we had been surfing

No room for truth in this world of mannequins

 

 

Ticking hands have wasted me from history

 

 

Now I am, I am a lonely crusader

I am, I am no bad imitator

I am, I am no plastic baby

I am, I am not trying for glory

I am, I am just telling my story

I am, I am no plastic baby

 

 

I climb a wall that grows ever higher

Blistered and bleeding, starting to tire

I scream in a voice that calls from within

As the empire cracks, who will be listening?

 

 

This game has played me many years

But now no longer

 

 

I am, I am a lonely crusader

I am, I am no bad imitator

I am, I am no plastic baby

I am, I am not trying for glory

I am, I am just telling my story

I am, I am no plastic baby

No plastic baby, no plastic baby

 

 

Corporation penetration

Expose the root of my frustration

As dreams do fade, it liberates me

And sets me free

 

 

I am, I am a lonely crusader

I am, I am no bad imitator

I am, I am no plastic baby

I am, I am not trying for glory

I am, I am just telling my story

I am, I am no plastic baby

No plastic baby, no plastic baby

 

Fall into you

lyrics by E. Glaubitz

The sight of you takes my breath away

It seems such a shame we have nothing to say

But does that really matter?

Talking is overrated

 

 

I don’t know why we can’t be friends

Surely we’ve got one thing in common

With a little imagination

We could find something to do

With a little bit of lovin’

We could burn an hour or two

Just me n’ you

 

 

Hey yo, hey yo, I wanna jump inside

Hey yo, hey yo, take a little ride

Hey yo, hey yo, I wanna fall into you

I wanna fall into you, I wanna fall into you

 

 

I can see on your face you think I’m crazy

You could do so much better than a loser like me

But you find it intriguing

As I send my song your way

How ‘bout a little heaven

To add to the end of your day

Slip in that sandbox and play

 

 

Hey yo, hey yo, I wanna jump inside

Hey yo, hey yo, take a little ride

Hey yo, hey yo, I wanna fall into you

I wanna fall into you, I wanna fall into you

 

 

Try a little bit of lovin’

Taste a little bit of heaven too

Give in to temptation

Could it really be so bad for you?

It’s what people do

 

 

Hey yo, hey yo, I wanna jump inside

Hey yo, hey yo, take a little ride

Hey yo, hey yo, I wanna fall into you

I wanna fall into you, I wanna fall into you

 

Taken by the view

lyrics by E. Glaubitz

 

 

I’ve stood up upon a snowcapped mountain

Scanned the horizon from the sky

I’ve been to the falls of Niagara

Gazed it’s panorama in the mist

 

 

But nothing compare to what I see

Such perfect geography

 

 

Like a little bit of heaven has flashed before my eyes 

Like a blind man with a remedy

And though I have seen it countless times

I’m taken by the view of you

So taken by the view

 

 

I’ve witnessed Aurora Borealis

Traveled all through Paris on the Seine

I have seen sunsets on the ocean

The skyline from the Hudson light the night

 

 

But nothing compares with what I behold

This beauty lifts my soul

 

 

Like a little bit of heaven has flashed before my eyes 

Like a blind man with a remedy

And though I have seen it countless times

I’m taken by the view of you

 

 

If I could only see in black and white

And only one dimension to my sight

Girl, You would be the color

You would be the depth

That brings it all to life

 

 

Nothing compare to what I see

Such perfect geography

 

 

Like a little bit of heaven has flashed before my eyes 

Like a blind man with a remedy

And though I have seen it countless times

I’m taken by the view of you

So taken by the view

 

Let go

lyrics by E. Glaubitz

 

 

Oh, this dream, this wicked dream

Obsessing and caressing me

It rushes all through my viens again

That little child holding on

Who drew those pictures of a star

But the paper has begun to turn to brown

 

 

I climb this mountain

See my world around me

Surround me

But it’s all beyond my reach

 

 

I have to let go

I have to let go

 

 

Oh, your eyes, your patient eyes

So beautiful, so full of life

You’re everything that I should ever need

You are my love, you are my heart

But still I’m being torn apart

By the giant that yearns to be me

 

 

I hold on tightly

Lean my body forward

Outward

Though my hands are trembling now

 

 

I have to let go

I have to let go

 

 

...of the past

Cause the future is the lives that we will have

And I know your arms will catch me when I fall

Fall, fall

 

 

With clouds below me

I feel like I’m floating

Flying

I'm oh, so fearless now

 

 

I have to let go

I have to let go

 

Return to zero

lyrics by E. Glaubitz

 

 

I watch the children play together

Happily with no preconceptions

But in time they’ll be taught to hate

By generations that have passed before them, what then

 

 

It becomes part of who they are

Is it all they will ever be?

It becomes part of who they are

The only hope we have is to return to zero and start again

 

 

What a peaceful world this would be

If suddenly we all got amnesia

And among swing sets and monkey bars

We would meet again and play with one another, like brothers

 

 

It would become part of who we are

And perchance all we’ll ever be

And become part of who we are

But the only hope we have is to return to zero and start again

 

 

Hey, we’ve got to find an answer

Or we’ll spiral ever faster towards destruction

But hey, how do we get beyond it

When we’ve been nursed upon the poisons of our history

There’s the mystery

 

 

We have find a way

To start again, to start again

Hey, now brothers, find a way to return to zero

Hey, now sisters, find a way to return to zero now

Let’s do away with anything and any memory

That gives us any reason on Earth to hate

Whether it’s possessions, or religion

Nothing to segregate or separate

 

 

Hey, now fathers, find a way to return to zero

Hey, now mothers, find a way to return to zero

(Our god will be each other and each other will be our god)

Hey, now children, find a way to return to zero

Hey, now children, find a way to return to zero now

 

 

It will become part of who we are

And perchance all we’ll ever be

And become part of who we are

But the only hope we have is to return to zero

Return to zero, return to zero and start again

 

Fly away (hey, now now)

lyrics by E. Glaubitz

 

 

In the dirt a tiny seed

Growing from a rain of tears

That’s where I found you

Just a hint of what could be

A little whisper in the breeze

Just waiting to be heard

 

 

Overlooked and overcome

Like everything and everyone

There is a statue in the stone

Yearning to be free

 

 

Hey, now now

Can you stand upon the world, now now

Can you break the cage that you have built, now now

It’s time for you to spread your wings, now now

And fly away

 

 

Digging deep into the pain

In the depth of your refrain

It’s your salvation

Ain’t it strange how tragedy

Can bear the fruit of fantasy

And imagination

 

 

So many lessons I’ve taught you

But I’ve also learned a thing or two

You’re a portrait that has come alive

To be the painter

 

 

Hey, now now

Can you stand upon the world, now now

Can you break the cage that you have built, now now

It’s time for you to spread your wings, now now

And fly away

 

 

In all those years of struggling

You never thought of giving in

And as you prove what I’ve always known

It’s your time, embrace this moment

 

 

Hey, now now

You can stand upon the world, now now

You can break the cage that you have built, now now

It’s time for you to spread your wings, now now

Hey, now now

You can walk upon the water now

I’ll watch you like a proud brother, now now

It’s time for you to spread your wings, now now

And fly away, fly away

 

Get a wave

lyrics by E. Glaubitz

 

 

Break on through the wall to another world

Slip outside your head, let your mind unfurl

Just escape the traps of a modern life

Run into the arms of a time gone by

A time gone by

 

 

Get a wave, get a wave, won’t you get a ride

Stick the slide, clear your mind, trip the overdrive

Get a wave, get a wave, won’t you get a ride

You are, you are the answer

Get a wave, get a wave, won’t you get a ride

Lift your soul, fill a hole, find a deeper high

Get a wave, get a wave, won’t you get a ride

You are, you are the answer

You are, you are

 

 

Filling up your eyes with the painted sky 

Erase the data bank and just simplify

Rushing through the spray to the curl inside

Walking on the water, feeling alive

So alive

 

 

Get a wave, get a wave, won’t you get a ride

Stick the slide, clear your mind, trip the overdrive

Get a wave, get a wave, won’t you get a ride

You are, you are the answer

Get a wave, get a wave, won’t you get a ride

Lift your soul, fill a hole, find a deeper high

Get a wave, get a wave, won’t you get a ride

You are, you are the answer

You are, you are

 

 

You were stuck in the motion

Of a motionless daze

Pushed out from the blanket

To find your way

 

Uninvited guest

lyrics by E. Glaubitz

 

 

You take me down, you take me over

You’re like an uninvited guest

You linger here underground

Where you’re shackled and bound

And you never make a sound

Until you’re found

 

 

But I won’t let you win

The dark that lines within

No, I won’t let you win

Let you in

 

 

You’ve been there since I remember

I do my best to keep you out

But in my roller coaster high

That lifts me to the sky

I reach the other side

Then start to slide

 

 

But I won’t let you win

The dark that lines within

No, I won’t let you win

The fight beneath my skin

No, I won’t let you win

Let you in

 

THE STORY BEHIND THE SONGS

 

 

 

 

Strange Revelation

Me and Pat we’re trading ideas back and forth when I came up with the groove to this one. I ripped off Kravitz and the Beatles, but, hey, they can rip me off anytime. Lyrically: I’m always so busy with a million things on my plate, I have a tendency to overlook the great things in my life--namely my girlfriend, Melony. I want so much, yet everything I really want, I already have... Such a strange revelation.

 

 

You’ve thrown it all away

This was a spontaneous jam at a rehearsal with me, Mike and Pat. Pat came up with that great bass line and within five minutes we had a song. The lyrics have to do with a good friend who’s been battling heroin his whole adult life. He has been blessed with an amazing voice, great looks and two beautiful children... But he threw it all away. In the time since I wrote the lyrics to this song he has gotten clean. Let’s hope it sticks this time around.

 

 

It feels so damn good to cry

I often dream about my father (who passed away over ten years ago). He is always alive and well. After one such dream, I broke down and cried, which is something I rarely do. I was so moved, I wrote a song about it. Nothing like opening up all my wounds for everyone to see. This one is my favorite on the CD.

 

 

For what it’s worth

Well, you’ll have to ask Stephen about this one.

 

 

Plastic babies

The music industry has hit an all time low. If a band or singer doesn’t fit the exact mold of what is already being forced upon the public, they won’t sign them. With rare exceptions, creativity and originality are a non-factor. If this keeps up there can never be a band like Led Zeppelin or Pink Floyd (or anyone else who broke the rules) in the mainstream. The internet is our only hope. (Support the independent musicians by buying, not stealing their music.)

 

 

Fall into you

I always wanted to write a reggae song. The Ay-yo part happened spontaneously during one of our gigs at the end of Jimmy had a nickel. The lyrics are about a rocker trying to pick up from the stage a stuck up hottie who is definitely out of his league. Did I ever do that? Nah!!!

 

 

Taken by the view

I wrote this for my girlfriend. Even after all these years I’m still amazed how breathtakingly beautiful she is. By the way, I never did witness Aurora Borealis, so...

 

 

Let go

My frustration with the state of the music industry (see Plastic Babies and the warning on the back of the CD) coupled with my desire to start a family has convinced me to let go of my dream of becoming a rock star. It’s quite a liberating experience for me.

 

 

Return to zero

The inspiration for this song came when pondering the quagmire in the Middle East (in particular between the Palestinians and the Israeli’s). I realized that there is such a history of hate going back hundreds and hundreds of years that the only solution would be to just start again. A do-over. But it really doesn’t stop there. As children, many of us are taught to hate or distrust people of certain colors, classes or religions. Maybe we all need a do-over. P.S. After reading back the lyrics, I realized I sounded a bit Marxist. Don’t worry, I’m not a Commie, Pinko, Hippie. It’s just a song.

 

 

Fly away (hey now, now)

I wrote this for one of my prodigies, Raquel. Last summer she was on the verge of a record deal, and I was so proud. Alas, she didn’t get the deal. I guess she was too unique and creative.

 

 

Get a wave

I wrote this upon returning from a mind altering trip to Costa Rica. All I did for two weeks was surf, drink and laugh. Not bad for an obsessive, workaholic.

 

 

Uninvited guest

Ah, manic depression... It has it’s ups and downs.