Fine

LYRICS
I’m afraid to ask you
“What are you up to?”
So maybe just
A “How do you do?”
Do I really want to hear
’bout pain n’ sufferin’
Again and again
Oh, dear!
What’s going on here…
Pain n’ sufferin’

When I ask, “How are things going?
When I say, “How are you doing?”
Your reply, “Fine.”
Time after time
“Fine”
All of the time
Get a grip on my stiff upper lip
I’m feeling fine
At any rate, how about “great”?
I’m feeling fine

Fine.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
A song about when you greet people on the street. When people ask “how are you”, do they really want you to answer?

Style: Alternative Folk Rock
Chords: AM7 E’s / D A B E
Recording: digital stereo

Vocals, Guitar, Piano

Written at the corner of Gay and Church Streets in Chester County, West Chester, PA.

From the album Gay Church

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The Great Unknown

LYRICS
How long?
Then, when?
Will we right the wrong?
Welcome to the unknown zone

We’re sure we’re unsure
OF the suffering to endure
Gain the knowledge of pain
Or in bliss remain?

Welcome to the unknown zone
No help to cry. No help to moan.
Hoping I’m not alone
For the raising of the spirit
Ahhh… Want to hear it

A song that makes us smile
Been unknown for quite a while
No longer own the unknown
For I know it’s true:
I love you
Yes, I do

The Great Unknown.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: Alternative Rock
Chords: C F G / C G / C G7
Recording: live digital 1-track stereo

Vocals, Guitar

From the album Doctor Please! Doctor, Please!
[Songs written in doctors’ waiting rooms]
by Daniel Brouse

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1st World World

LYRICS
Herald the 1st world world
Where equity’s one and the same
Leveled with logic of sane
And the yield… a level playing field
Can’t conceal how I feel
When everyone’s treated as real

Imagine when all wars cease
Giving all a piece of peace
And as much as an angelic touch
The choir in company of harmony
Can’t conceal how I feel
When everyone’s treated as real

The children fed and in bed
Know the very next day they’ll play
When all is done it’s said,
“How is our legacy read?”
Can’t conceal how I feel
When everyone’s treated as real

1st World World.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
Based on The Golden Rule’s Social Justification.

Q: Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you. Or, what?
A: Or else elimination of all players is a possibility.

Style: Protest Folk Rock
Chords: A A(13) D A7 / B7 D A
Recording: live digital 1-track stereo
Vocals, Guitar

Band together and join THE RESISTANCE

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A Bizarre Bazaar

A Bizarre Bazaar.mp3

LYRICS
What about your peculiar
Find a stranger strange
When normal, you rearrange
Do you know who you are?
You don’t have to search far
Frequent a bizarre bazaar

Find it a little unusual
Oh, my God! It’s so odd
Too askew for you
Think it’s all abnormal?
You don’t have to search far
Frequent a bizarre bazaar

Are you indifferent to the different
Tame the lame ’till it’s all the same
Tried to warn the monotony of lukewarm
Can’t you see the beauty of variety?
You don’t have to search far
Frequent a bizarre bazaar

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: ExperiMental Music
Chords: E7 E7sus4 / A7 A7(13) B7
Recording: digital stereo

Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards and Synthesizers

From the album Lingualess
by Daniel Brouse

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Lingualess

An instrumental album by A Bizarre Bazaar
Keyboards and Synthesizers: Korg PS60, MicroKorg, MiniNova, Yamaha PSR-740, Kurzweil 88Mx
Guitars: Takamine and Ibanez Acoustic / Electric 6-string

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Anti-lingual

LYRICS
I find it hard to tell who I’m talking to
Is it me or is it you?
From two sides of your mouth on two faces
I’m trying to fill in the blank spaces
Magician politician of true
How queer making it disappear
Oh, no! CEO of the zoo
Can you say ass for rear? (Oh, dear!)
Wasn’t it just the other day I heard you say
Winning is here to stay
Now how far we stray as you sway
Yes? No? I don’t know

Anti-lingual.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: Protest Folk Rock
Chords: F#m A / Em C A / F#m
Recording: live digital 1-track stereo
Vocals, Guitar

Band together and join THE RESISTANCE

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The Pendulum

LYRICS
Watching the pendulum swing
Perpetual dumb on the wing
You can try and try
Piling lie upon lie
But you can’t make the truth die

The nation gasps a collective sigh
Dumbfounded… why, why, why?
The scales of justice must balance
At heaven’s gate there’s no second chance

Watching the pendulum swing
It’s time to question everything
Though you try and try
Supporting a lie with a lie
You know you can’t make the truth die

Watching the pendulum swing
Certain the future will bring
Justice for us
The truth we’ll unveil
We’ll prevail
Making the call
Justice for all

The Pendulum.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
A song written at the doctor’s office about repealing the Affordable Care Act.

Style: Alternative Rock
Chords: Dm C / G Dm
Recording: live digital 1-track stereo

Vocals, Guitar, Boss Digital Delay

From the album Doctor Please! Doctor, Please!
[Songs written in doctors’ waiting rooms]
by Daniel Brouse

Band together and join THE RESISTANCE

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Hearts Attack

Hearts Attack.mp3

Hearts Attack

Hearts Attack


LYRICS
Before it was too late
The hearts heard of the hate
Arm me with an army
Heart attacks
Plug the holes where love lacks
Hearts attack
The humanity comeback

Before it was too late
The hearts heard of our fate
A leg up… arm me
Heart attacks
Quadruple bypass where love lacks
Heart attacks
The flow of love comes back

Sure hope it’s not too late
For your heart to participate
Early heart attack care
Are you aware?
It’s time to start
Arm your heart
Pick up love’s slack… attack!

ABOUT THE SONG
While sitting in the hospital’s waiting room, I saw a brochure entitled “Early Heart Attack Care”. It inspired a song about the love in your heart.

Style: Alternative Rock
Chords: Em G / A / D A Em
Recording: live digital 1-track stereo

Vocals, Guitar

From the album Doctor Please! Doctor, Please!
[Songs written in doctors’ waiting rooms]
by Daniel Brouse

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Picture This

LYRICS
Spend your life hanging on a wall
Wondering if anyone is looking at all
Canvasing the canvas with finesse
A pallet of colors for a dress
Picture this
A perfect world… nothing amiss
Picture this
Spotlight above gives a light kiss

Do you know Rembrandt or Picasso
Have you had a brush with fame
The unique aura that you throw
No two quite the same
[chorus]

Forever in a static state
Never to escape your landscape
All you life you wait and wait
To be auctioned at estate
[chorus]

Picture This.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
While waiting in a waiting room, I saw a picture hanging around. She reminded me of a metaphor about wanting to be famous.

Style: Alternative Rock
Chords: Am Asus4 / C Em Am / Em Am
Recording: digital stereo

Vocals, Guitar

From the album Doctor Please! Doctor, Please!
[Songs written in doctors’ waiting rooms]
by Daniel Brouse

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Hear Through

LYRICS
Ear true
Hear through
The ether
Clean the wounds form salts
Rub them in a waltz
Fixer elixir of the soul
Fill with rock and roll
Dance can reign you clean
Polished with music for the sheen
Just for you
Ear true
Hear through
The ether
Endless tether
GO on for ever and ever
Light as a feather
A spiritual endeavor
Void of time
Full of space
Muteless mime
Not a trace
Ear true
Hear through

Hear Through.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: ExperiMental Music
Chords: Em Bdim / G C Em / Bdim Am G F Em / Bdim Dm F Em
Rhythm: 110 BPM Vienna Waltz
Recording: digital stereo

Vocals, Keyboards and Synthesizers

From the album The Bleeding Edge
by Daniel Brouse

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Our Rush Hour

LYRICS
Our rush hour
Voltage thread
Display of power
’til but one dead
Understanding
Last man standing
Meaning we’re all going to die
Procreate alone? No, not I
No matter how hard I try
Our race to end our race
Congratulation! First place
[We’ve got a winner… want a cigar or mug of beer? I fear]
Will there be later
In this simulator
Folklore failure
Of the incubator
The premature
Exterminator
Outta luck
Better duck
’cause it’s a cluster#uck

Our Rush Hour.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: Alternative Rock
Chords: C D G / G D C / E C A / A C G
Recording: digital stereo

Vocals, Guitar

From the album Doctor Please! Doctor, Please!
[Songs written in doctors’ waiting rooms]
by Daniel Brouse

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The World In Flux

LYRICS
In case you are mixed up
The world is a flux
It keeps on changing
If times are the same
Why the different name
All the rearranging

Et tu, Brutus?
In the back of all of us
Shaking my head in disgust
… kicking up dust

What will it take
Not to make the same mistake
Is flux a fake
An in the grass snake?

Wading in the sands of time
Will I find…
I’m sinking quick (sand quicksand quick sand)
Can anytime be mine
Will I find
I’m a fleeting man, and….

The World In Flux.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
Heraclitus (535 – 475 BC)
Heraclitus was famous for his insistence on ever-present change as being the fundamental essence of the universe, as stated in the famous saying, “No man ever steps in the same river twice”

Style: Alternative Rock
Chords: Asus A7 / G7 A7
Recording: digital stereo

Vocals, Guitar

From the album Doctor Please! Doctor, Please!
[Songs written in doctors’ waiting rooms]
by Daniel Brouse

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Slows

Slows.mp3

LYRICS
Chinese water torture
Drip, drip, drip
Wait for the future
Tick, tick, tick
You know how it goes
Waiting as time slows

Patients’ patience endure
How much more
Wait for the future
Tick, tock, tick
You know how it goes
Waiting as time slows

No debate… running late
Flip-flop, flip-flop
Slowing time’s rate
Tick-tock, tick-tock
You know how it goes
Waiting as time slows

Hurry up and wait
Stop, stop, stop, stop
The moments hesitate
Tick-tock, tick-tock
You know how it goes
Waiting as time slows

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: Alternative Rock
Chords: E / C A E
Recording: live digital 1-track stereo

Vocals, Guitar

From the album Doctor Please! Doctor, Please!
[Songs written in doctors’ waiting rooms]
by Daniel Brouse

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On The Lighter Side

LYRICS
Heavy on the light side
Light on the bright side
Making the gray go away
Growing more and more leery
Of reigning on the dreary
May sunlight’s ray
Come your way
Sunshine does fine
To lighten your day

Growing more and more tired
Of bureaucrats mired
May politicians you slay
Clear the way
Logic is quick
To save the day

Growing more and more certain
Our love will grow again
May sunlight’s ray
Come your way
Sunshine does fine
To lighten your day

On The Lighter Side.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: Alternative Rock
Chords: E G A / G E
Recording: live digital 1-track stereo

Vocals, Guitar

From the album Doctor Please! Doctor, Please!
[Songs written in doctors’ waiting rooms]
by Daniel Brouse

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I Have To Go

I Have To Go.mp3

LYRICS
Just thought you should know
I gotta go
The pace of this show is too slow
Oh no no no no
I gotta go

Have I made you aware
I’m outta there
The pace of this show is slo-mo
Oh no no no no
I gotta go

Am I being clear
Don’t wanna be here
The plotless show goes on and on
Ain’t the pawn
I am gone

Yes the happy me
I get to flee
We brought the curtain down
Bye-bye frown
I’m outta town

ABOUT THE SONG
A song about finally getting out of the doctor’s waiting room.

Style: Alternative Rock
Chords: E’s AM7 Bm / D A E
Recording: digital stereo

Vocals, Guitar

From the album Doctor Please! Doctor, Please!
[Songs written in doctors’ waiting rooms]
by Daniel Brouse

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