Brown Dwarf

 

This song was actually recorded in Oakland, CA. at David Cooper’s house, where he has a studio.  My son, Garlynn took me over one night to see what we could come up with.  We used the program, “Logic”.  David came up with a drum beat, I added a bass guitar, then a rhythm guitar, David added marimba tones as we structured the song.  Brown Dwarf was in the news at the time, so I suggested it would be nice if we could overlay some sort of vocal about Brown Dwarf’s.  Garlynn whipped out his smart phone and found a description of Brown Dwarf’s which I read and recorded into the mix.  Greg added some extra bass in this version of the tune.

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Beware of the Side Effects

This song is one of Greg’s.  I added guitars.  It addresses something we all should be aware of:  The Side Effects!

Beware the Side Effects

Take these blues and call me in the morning,

But beware the side effects…..

Loss of appetite,

Agitation.

Nausea, fever,

Halucination.

Trouble sleeping,

Extreme depression.

Can’t seem to focus,

On concentration.

Rapid heart beat,

Dibilitation.

Panic, tremors,

Bad conversation.

Lips are swelling,

No coordination.

Legendary erection

Anticipation.

Beware the side effects.

Don’t you know to

Beware the side effects.

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Big Corporate Money Blues

This is another Greg song about the Corporate Control of our World.  I added guitars:

Big Corporate Money Blues

The air is full of fallout. The water has run afoul.

Oil’s pumping toxic assets, just barely underground.

The money’s going to Beijing, Bangkok, and Mumbai,

And the attorneys we elected, get the largest piece of the pie.

Big corporate money blues,

We’re the one’s that pay the dues.

Our government’s in it too,

They’ve got big corporate money blues.

Squeezing rocks with solvent, just to make one last stand

Against the change in power, blowing across the land.

Guns held public or private, are killing every day..

But suits that feed the madness just profit and walk away.

Big corporate money blues,

We’re the one’s that pay the dues.

Our government’s in it too,

They’ve got big corporate money blues.

Why can’t they see long term? The proof is all around.

We’ve only one place to live, one yard to trample down.

Is the world a better place, for sons and daughters to see?

Has it always been about, what’s for me, me, me……


Chairs sit in others’ boardrooms, so they can hold the silver tight,

They’ll vote themselves a pay-raise, then furlough workers at night.

You think you can be a one-percent, and get in on some of the take,

But the fat guy sitting right on top, makes a thousand times what you make.
Big corporate money blues,

You’re the one that pays the dues.

Just trying to keep your cool

You’ve got big corporate money blues.
Why can’t they see long term? The proof is all around.

We’ve only one place to live, one yard to trample down.

Is the world a better place, for sons and daughters to see?

Has it always been about what’s for me, me, me……

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Don’t Understand

This is another Greg song about how hard it is to Understand……..your significant other.  (Among other things!)

I added guitars.

Don’t Understand

I know some things, science to philosophy,

Play me the music, I’ll think of the tune.

I’ll tell you how the cow eats the cabbage,

How far it is, from the earth to the moon.

Facts I know about aurora borealis,

Why water’s wet and oceans are blue.

So many things I have complete understanding,

But I just don’t understand you,

You know I just don’t understand you.

You freak me out with your honesty,

You make me nervous when you’re around.

I can’t control it when you’re next to me,

It’s your affection I’m all about.

Twist me a J’, I’ll enjoy good herbage,

A shot of old whiskey will help me get through.

I’d try to follow a different perspective,

If there was something important to prove.

I’m stunned and helpless, when you take all my money,

And tell your friends that I owe it to you.

There’s many facts I ponder all night about,

But I just don’t understand you, I try

I just don’t understand you.

You freak me out with your honesty,

You make me nervous when you’re around.

I can’t control it when you’re next to me,

It’s your affection I’m all about.

When did you ever say that you loved me?

When did you ever show me that you cared?

I don’t know why, I still put up with it,

But you’re the best thing I’ve ever had.

(refrain)

I try to kiss you, you turn your cheek to me,

And when I hold you, you push away.

You smile and tell me all you want from me,

Then wink and ask me if you can stay.

(refrain)

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