Float Your Boat

Songwriting on the Brandywine

Songwriting on the Brandywine

LYRICS
Do you know what I mean
When I sing “floating down stream”?
Behave with the energy wave
… to the sea
Try to keep your head above water
Don’t ever go down for the third time
It really does matter
Living the nursery rhyme
Floating down stream
My body a boat in the dream
Embody “about” in the dream

Float Your Boat (Music Video on the Brandywine River).mp4

Float Your Boat Soundtrack.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: Alternative Rock
Chords: Em BM7aug C C7 / D6 C G
Recording: digital stereo

Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard

Written and recorded along the Brandywine River in Lenape, Chester County, Pennsylvania. (Home of the original indigenous Americans.) Written after the deaths of Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington it is an anti-suicide / pro-living life song.

From the album A Collection Of Notes
by Daniel Brouse

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Redemption

LYRICS
Mother Nature says
It’s only a phase
The nuclear age
The good ole days
Have parted ways
Mother Nature says
It’s only a phase
Only a stage
Postmodern rage
Comin’ clean on the war machine
Funded by our ghetto scenes
The American dream going up in steam
From growing a heart that’s mean
Redeem!

The more I dream
The redeem scene
Obscene come clean
I mean the dream
No longer mean
Loving is keen
Heart is the queen
Mercy is seen
The redeem scene

Redemption (Music Video).mp4

Redemption.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: Alternative Rock
Chords: A C E / E G A / G A A9
Recording: digital stereo

Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard

Written and recorded along the Brandywine River in Lenape, Chester County, Pennsylvania. Additional lyrical inspiration from the Guess Who’s American Woman.

From the album A Collection Of Notes
by Daniel Brouse

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More, More, More

LYRICS
Man, how much human
Can we endure
How much more?
Fouled land, air and sea
Haven’t we
All ’bout me
(Imagine that)
Habitat sure got hot
It’s not the heat… nor humidity
It is humanity
… or lack thereof
It’s all about the love
You see — humanity
… or lack thereof

Purveyors of music, song and dance
Let’s give ’em one more chance
Convey what we hear Her say
Mother Nature’s messenger
Know Her… be no stranger
Ensure we endure
It is humanity
… or lack thereof
It’s all about the love
You see — humanity
… or lack thereof

More, More, More (Music Video).mp4

More, More, More.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: Alternative Rock
Chords: B7 Bm E / C A / E Am
Recording: digital stereo

Written and recorded at Everhart Park, West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania during a heat wave. Inspired by human induced climate change.

Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard

From the album The End Game
by Daniel Brouse

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Only Time

LYIRCS
(tickin’, tickin’, tickin’)
It’s only time
Slipping, slipping, slipping
It’s only time
… not really mine
Dripping, dripping, dripping
There is no gripping
Slipping through butter fingers
A moment briefly lingers
Then, it’s gone… so long
Luckily for me
It’s only time

Any time is fine time
Define time?
Anytime is fine time
The time to pine for time…
Is wasted time
Defined time
At the end of the line
’til that time
I’m

Only Time (Music Video).mp4

Only Time.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: Alternative Rock
Chords: E (-b, -e, -g#) F# F E / G F# E / A E A B7
Recording: digital stereo

Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard

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

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On Track

LYRICS
On the track
And there is no turning back
On the track
Lightening from the smokestack
Oh, let go! Let’s go

On the track
And the train is bearing down
On the track
Hit us like a rodeo clown

On the track
Time we all took this train back
On the track
Here we go! Citizens attack!

On track
And there is no turning back
On track
Lightening from our smokestack

On Track.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: Alternative Rock
Chords: E G / A G E / Em7 E
Recording: original take / live digital 1-track stereo

Vocals, Guitar

From the album The End Game
by Daniel Brouse

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Wait For Me!

MP4, LYRICS
Wait for me! Can’t you see…
My stride is tiny
Don’t want to sound whiny
Oh, please wait for me
Pleeeeeease…
Don’t want to seize
Pleeeeease…
Don’t want to cease

Wait for me! If it’s free…
A ride to destiny
Sure wanna be in the Promised City
Oh, please… wait for me!

Wait for me! Gravity…
Makes me feel heavy
Don’t know how I can fly
But, I’m willing to try
Pleeeeeease…
Don’t want to seize
Pleeeeease…
Don’t want to cease

Wait For Me! (Music Video).mp4

Wait For Me! .mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: Alternative Rock
Chords: Fm/G# E / C E
Recording: original extemporaneous take / live digital 1-track stereo

Vocals, Guitar

Written and recorded live at Marshall Square Park in West Chester, PA.

From the album The End Game
by Daniel Brouse

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Below The Belt

LYRICS
Please relieve what I believe
Scratch my back, and I’ll scratch yours
Politicians in positions
Cutting deals behind closed doors
Above the law
Below the belt
Makes my face melt
Leaving me in awe
(Shock and all. Shock and awe… above the law)

“Ahh, poor baby. Join the pity party.”

Republican “can but won’t” party
Democratic “erratic” party
Seems that I’m in the majority
Joined the pity party

Bliss is the ignorance of business
Make a profit God damn it! That’s it!
Claim immunity from highway robbery
Place your order… get away with murder
Above the law
Below the belt
Makes my face melt
Leaving me in awe

Below The Belt.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: Protest Folk Rock
Chords: E A / D A B7 E
Recording: original take / live digital 1-track stereo
Vocals, Guitar

Band together and join THE RESISTANCE!

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Fight!

LYRICS
The warriors putting on their armor
“So, humor in war”
The soldiers securing armor
“So no humor any more…
In any war”

In light we fight with all our might
As we fight right to slight what might
Holding dear to fear as black as night
The sword of justice adjusts us down to height

Please roll me over when it’s over
I don’t want to see
Cover me with your shield
Blind is what I’ll be

Fight Music Video.mp4

Fight.mp3

Fight Instrumental Video.mp4

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: Alternative Rock
Chords: Capo 3 Am Em / D Am Em
Recording: digital stereo

Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard

From the album The End Game
by Daniel Brouse

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A Beatless Sense Monger

LYRICS
I wish I knew this when I was younger
I wish I knew this a little longer
There’s nothing wrong with being a beatless sense monger
A little bit of loving makes you a lot stronger
Give a little bit and love to live

Alas, I wish I would have grasp this on the first pass
Learning the feeling of a complete ass
There’s nothing better than being a beatless sense monger
A little bit of loving makes you a lot stronger
Give a little bit and love to live

Trying not to make the mistake to make the same mistake
Dreaming of being a being being awake
Partake in the song as a beatless sense monger
A little bit of loving makes you a lot stronger
Give a little bit and love to live

A Beatless Sense Monger (Music Video)
A Beatless Sense Monger Instrumental Video
A Beatless Sense Monger MP3

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: Alternative Rock
Chords: Capo 2 A A7 Am7 / D E A
Recording: digital stereo

Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard

From the album A Beatless Sense Monger
by The Beatless Sense Mongers

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Tistical

LYRICS
Tistical was a statistical was
Too late to have been a “has been”
Born being with the being leaving
Tistical… not really a free radical
After all
Eeeeee! Go, Tistical!

After what id did you should have hid
But no! Super ego left the building
You know?
Look at your feet stuck in conceit
Conceit defeat
Change your goal to the heart in your soul
Forward roll
Into freefall
Eeeeee! Go, Tistical!
Let go of your ego
Ego freefall
Eeeeee! Go, Tistical!
Electrical juice in cutting it loose
Eeeeee! Go, Tistical!
Freefall
Ego
Tistical, let go

Tistical.mp3

Tistical Instrumental.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: Alternative Rock
Chords: Dm Em / Am Em
Recording: 14-track digital stereo

Vocals, Electric Guitar, Keyboards and Synthesizers

From the album Brain Too More
by Listening Deficit

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Clark Kent (Naked Truth)

LYRICS
Clark Kent in to a phone booth
Change into the naked truth
Naked truth
Clark Kent out of the phone booth
Wearing the naked truth
Naked truth

Naked truth
Starts with your birthday suit
The essence of your root
Nothing else to boot
Soothsayer soul’s sleuth
Wearing the naked truth
Naked truth

Naked truth
Is more than just skin deep
Into your soul it will seep
An existential leap
Superhero out of the phone booth
In you naked truth
Naked truth

Clark Kent Naked Truth (Music Video).mp4

Clark Kent.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: Alternative Rock
Chords: Em Em9 Em7 / B7 A7 E7sus4
Recording: live digital 1-track stereo

Vocals, Guitar

Written and recorded at the corner of Market and High Streets in West Chester, PA.

From the album The End Game
by Daniel Brouse

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Rocker!

Rocking Out on the Rock

Rocking Out on the Rock

LYRICS
Almost rock off my rock
When I rock
Even when on solid rock
I rock the rock
Solid rock
Almost rock off my rock
When I rock

Take stock
In our foundation
Mental stimulation
Physical stimulation
Spiritual stimulation
Almost rock off my rock
When I rock

Pluck that string
Make it sing
Rock that thing
Now, keep it going
Almost rock off my rock
When I rock

Like the Rock of Gibraltar
A boulder! A Rocker!
Talk talk
Walk walk
Rock!

Rocker! Music Video.mp4

Rocker!.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: Alternative Rock
Chords: E Eadd4 Em7 E7 A G
Recording: digital 4-track stereo

Vocals, Guitar, Organ, Piano, Synthesizer

Written and recorded on the rock wall around the old courthouse in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

From the album The End Game
by Daniel Brouse

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Watching The Past Go Past

LYRICS
Watching the past go past
And, it’s sure going fast

How sure is your footing on the precipice of the future
How sure? For sure?
Watching the past go past
And, it’s sure going fast

Presently I consider the present a present
The recent present won’t persist
No, it won’t last
Men, grasp it while you can!
Before it passes to past
Watching the past go past
And, it’s sure going fast

Did you notice the crowd
It’s loud!
A mad dash to the finish line
3, 2, 1… then, you’re out of time
3, 2, 1…
Then, you’re done

Watching the past go past
And, it’s sure going fast

Watching The Past Go Past Music Video 1.mp4

Watching The Past Go Past – Part 1.mp3

Watching The Past Go Past Music Video 2.mp4

Watching The Past Go Past – Part 2.mp3

Watching The Past Go Past AltMix Video.mp4

Watching The Past Go Past AltMix.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: Alternative Rock
Chords: E E7 Em7 / G A E
Recording: live digital 1-track stereo

Written and recorded at the First Amendment Monument and the Liberty Bell in Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA.

Vocals, Guitar

From the album The End Game
by Daniel Brouse

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Squawking Bird

LYRICS
Are you aware of the squawking bird
Beware of the squawking bird
Squawking bird
How absurd
Squawked for hours
About hers not ours
Does anybody know
Where did the scarecrow go
(If they only had a brain that was sane….)

Screeching bird
How absurd
Screeching for days
About changing ways
Ours not hers

Relentless bird
How absurd
Acts as if no one heard
Never occurred?

Has anyone heard
From the silent bird
Let’s look in the giblets

Squawking Bird.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: Alternative Rock
Chords: A7 Am7 B7 / Em Em7
Recording: live digital 1-track stereo

Written and recorded at Marshall Square Park in West Chester while a lady squawked on her phone.

Vocals, Guitar

From the album Brain Too More
by Listening Deficit

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Which Witch Hunt

LYRICS
Which hunt!
What the #uck?!?!?!
Walks like a duck
Quacks like a duck
What the #uck?!?!?!

Which hunt? Witch hunt? Which witch?
Does a duck float?
Does a witch gloat?
Maybe the idea is not so remote
Which/witch hunt
Put him to the test
At best
If it grabs you by the ¢unt
To be perfectly blunt….
Which hunt
Witch found
But, will anyone come ’round
To claim him… chance’s slim
Thus, God save us

Which hunt? Witch hunt? Which witch?
The one who hangs ’em out to dry?
Hang ’em high!
Wait! News that’s fake

To be perfectly blunt….
Which hunt
Witch found
But, will anyone come ’round
To claim him… chance’s slim
Thus, God save us
Amen
(Please come again)

Which Witch Hunt (Music Video).mp4

Which/Witch Hunt.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: Protest Folk Rock
Chords: Em C Em / D C Em [F G7 C]
Recording: digital 4-track stereo
Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard

Band together and join THE RESISTANCE!

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