Societal Cancer

LYRICS
Here the war weep
Hear the battle cry
The blood runs deep
And,we can’t answer why
Civilians playing uncivil war
Until there are civilians no more

All consuming
Consumption damage
All consuming
Consumption “Damn Age”
Hear the war weep
Here the battle cry
Yipiyi-a-a-a-a
Yipiyi-o-o-o-o
Woe oh oh oh oh….
I don’t know
I just don’t know

Societal Cancer.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
A song about how hate groups are like giving yourself cancer.

Style: Alternative Rock
Chords: Am Em / Dm Am; 67 BPM German March
Recording: digital 10-track stereo

Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards and Synthesizers

From the album A Collection Of Notes
by Daniel Brouse

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John Kelly

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly Hangs Head

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly Hangs Head

LYRICS
As he looks to the floor
He can’t take any more
The resident President is an idiot
Fascist, racist, bigot

As he looks to the floor
How much more to endure?
A chief advisor
With a losing score

As he looks to the floor
How much more is in store
Trying to glorify the gore
Has he any clue? … I’m not sure

As he looks to the floor
Should I run for the door
When it rains, it’s going to poor
When he reigns, taking from the poor

John Kelly.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
On August 15, 2017, President Trump gave a hate speech disguised as a press conference. The White House Chief of Staff, John Kelly, hung his head.

Style: Protest Folk Rock
Chords: A Em G A / G A
Recording: original take / live 1-track digital stereo
Vocals, Guitar

Band together and join THE RESISTANCE!

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Giving Heart Attacks

LYRICS
Have you ever been warned
About the calm before the storm
Before all hell breaks loose
And you’re left swinging…
Under a noose
I’m getting into knowing
The winds of change are blowing
Giving heart attacks
To any heart that lacks

Give your heart an attack of love
Letting in light from above
Feel your heart start
Let the hate depart

Black is black
White is white
I’d say you’re out of the grey
Not so fine… crossing the line

Giving Heart Attacks.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
A song inspired by The President of the United States of America

Style: Protest Folk Rock
Chords: Em C / Am C Em
Recording: digital stereo
Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard

Band together and join THE RESISTANCE!

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Old Fiddlers’ Picnic

LYRICS
Outback in the hills of Chester County
There’s a sight you’ve got to hear to see
Just bring a fiddle to solve the riddle
Do tell! A jig to keep you well
So hey diddle diddle
Give that cat a fiddle
We’re starting ‘fore noon
So hey diddle diddle
Give that cat a fiddle
Play ’til we’re under the moon

Groove in the grove in Chester County
It’s alright… the sound you’ll see
Strum a guitar, sing-a-long or hum
Yell! Swing to a melody so swell
Chorus

Far-out in the hills of Chester County
Picking tunes… a plentiful bounty
You know… tap a toe… let it go
Do tell! A jig to keep you well

Old Fiddlers’ Picnic (Music Video).mp4

Old Fiddlers’ Picnic Song.mp3

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

Written at the 89th Annual Old Fiddlers’ Picnic in Hibernia Park, Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Vocals, Guitar

From the album A Collection Of Notes
by Daniel Brouse

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Silent Running

LYRICS
In the silent running
Of the water flowing
All together knowing
Where we’re going

Going down to the river
Down to the sea
Going down to deliver
Down to “the see”

In the silent running
In the midst of floating
All together knowing
Where we’re going
Chorus

In the silent running
All over the waterfall
Already knowing
Where we’re going
Chorus

Silent Running (Music Video).mp4

Silent Running.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: Alternative Folk Rock
Chords: E E7 B A E / A E A B7
Recording: original take / live digital 1-track stereo

Written and recorded on the banks of the Brandywine River in Lenape, Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Vocals, Guitar

From the album A Collection Of Notes
by Daniel Brouse

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Humanity Insanity

LYRICS
Tryin’ to find humanity in insanity
How to be kind became a rarity
Why debate if it’s too late
The more the haste, the less the waste
Regurgitate your hesitate
The less the wait, the less the late
Does “The End” depend on if you participate
Or opt-in default’s what I should anticipate?

Humanity Insanity Music Video.mp4

Humanity Insanity.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: Alternative Rock
Chords: A C G E / A G A C
Recording: digital 4-track stereo

Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard

From the album A Collection Of Notes
by Daniel Brouse

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Gone, Gone, Gone

LYRICS
Been too often
I’ve heard you scoff
Hearts will soften
Now I’m off
I can see clear
To “out of here”
Like the wind, I”m blowin’
You know… I’m gone

One too many
Times you’ve said
In a furry
“I wish you dead”
I can see clear
To “out of here”
Like the wind, I”m blowin’
You know… I’m gone

Maybe I am
Sensitive
To sarcasm
I’d rather live
I can see clear
To “out of here”
Like the wind, I”m blowin’
You know… I’m gone

Singing the song
Gone, gone, gone

Gone, Gone, Gone.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: Alternative Rock
Chords: Em7 Em Bm / C D Em
Recording: digital 4-track stereo

Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard

From the album A Collection Of Notes
by Daniel Brouse

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Cliff-hanger

LYRICS
Welcome to the final cliff-hanger
As we give it to Mother… gonna band Her
The cliff is stiff… it will survive
Will there be a human to hang alive?
Stubborn human gas in their own oven
Amazed rats built a maze into their cage

Welcome to the final cliff-hanger
Like buffalo over… Man’s in dnager
The cliff is stiff… it will survive
Will there be a human to hang alive?
Stubborn human gas in their own oven
Amazed rats built a maze into their cage

Welcome to the final cliff-hanger
Times couldn’t get more stranger
The cliff is stiff… it will endure
As for humans… not so sure
Top of the food chain through the floor
Kill themselves ’til there are no more
… ’til their our – no more
… ’til the hour – no more

Cliff-hanger.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: Alternative Rock
Chords: E Em9 Em E E7sus4 / E A G E / E G A G E
Recording: original take / digital 1-track stereo

Vocals, Guitar

From the album A Collection Of Notes
by Daniel Brouse

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A Big Ta-do

LYRICS
A big ta-do about nothing
Helicopters buzzing ’round
A big ta-do about nothing
Trying to figure what’s goin’ down
Maybe we’ll see something extraordinary?

A big ta-do about nothing
Lights flashing… sirens screaming
A big ta-do about nothing
Still figuring if there’s a deeper meaning
Maybe we’ll see something extraordinary?

A big ta-do about nothing
Firemen with axe in hand
A big ta-do about nothing
Hoping soon I”ll understand
Maybe we’ll see something extraordinary?

A big ta-do about nothing
People standing as if in awe
A big ta-do about nothing
People standing with dropped jaw
Maybe we’ll see something extraordinary?

Big Ta-do.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: Alternative Rock
Chords: E B6sus4 Ab A
Recording: original take / digital 1-track stereo

Vocals, Guitar

A song about the “fire” in West Chester.

From the album A Collection Of Notes
by Daniel Brouse

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Questions Run Deep

LYRICS
How many waves have crashed upon the beach
Is the number within reach
Like the ocean, the questions run deep

How close are you sitting to the sun
Does it feel so close that it’s got you on the run
Take the leap into questions running deep

If you can talk the talk
You can walk i on the boardwalk
Let your guitar do the talking
Feet dancing… forget the walking

How many tides have been high
Take a guess… go ahead n’ try
Memories you keep of questions running deep

Then, maybe you might know
How many tides have been low
Like the ocean, the questions run deep

Questions Run Deep.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
Written on the beach in Atlantic City, NJ.

Style: Alternative Rock
Chords: G C D / C D G / G F# A G
Recording: original take / digital 1-track stereo

Vocals, Guitar

From the album A Collection Of Notes
by Daniel Brouse

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Blackhole Soul

LYRICS
Physics debate: negate hate?
Collapse of synapse
A blackhole stole your soul

The bargains in your basement
Are the toys in your attic
Again and again with disparagement
Enough to cut you to the quick

Chip off the old blockhead
Rest my case… put to bed
If you ask me
The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree

Really no treat in the heat
Still tryin’ to learn concern
A homicide of the whole inside
Sacrificed soul to the blackhole

Blackhole Soul (Music Video).mp4

Blackhole Soul.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
A song about a bad “apple doesn’t fall far from the tree” at the corner of Gay and Church Street.

Style: Alternative Folk Rock
Chords: E A C G B7
Recording: original take / live digital 1-track stereo

Vocals, Guitar

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

From the album Gay Church

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L. O. V. E.

LYRICS
Please, please won’t you spell it for me: L. O. V. E.
Love me in the morning
Love me without warning
Love me in the evening
Love me without reasoning

Please, please won’t you spell it for me: L. O. V. E.
I can see
That it’s meant to be
The certainty
Of love eternally

Please, please won’t you spell it for me: L. O. V. E.
Love me all the day
Love me all the way
Love me through the night
Love with all our might

L. O. V. E. (Music Video).mp4

L. O. V. E. .mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: Alternative Folk Rock
Chords: Capo 2 E A B7 / E A E B7 A E
Recording: original take / live digital 1-track stereo

Vocals, Guitar

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

From the album Gay Church

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Ground Swell

LYRICS
Hard to tell (Witch’s spell?)
But it looks like a groundswell
Mountain.. I’m talkin’ mountain
Mountain out of a molehill

Hundred percent chance
Of wearing an avalanche

I’m sure hopin’ you’re wearin’
Mighty big shoes to fill
It won’t be long ’til you’re gone
And, this avalanche could kill

So, choose to donate your shoes
For us to fill them in again
A second chance from this avalanche
And escape the hell of your groundswell

Ground Swell.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: Alternative Folk Rock
Chords: Dm Am C E Am
Recording: original take / live digital 1-track stereo

Vocals, Guitar

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

From the album Gay Church

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How Much Does a Hemingway? (For Whom the Bell Tolls)

LYRICS
Going old school
For whom does the bell toll?
Meanwhile a child will smile
Everything will yearn to turn

Do you want a burdensome load
To carry to the end of your road?

Do you want to live in “#uck it!”
’till you kick the bucket?

Do you know why “we’re all gonna die”?
Is Promised Land pie-in-the-sky?

Pushing up daisies more than a maybe
From a man to a stardust baby

Everything will yearn to turn
Everybody will churn
Every body everywhere
Everybody every where

How Much Does Hemingway? (Music Video).mp4

How Much Does Hemingway?.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: Alternative Folk Rock
Chords: Am+4 D9 / C Em Am+4
Recording: digital 4-track stereo

Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard

Written and recorded at the corners of Gay / Church Streets, Market / High Streets, and Everhart Park in Chester County, West Chester, PA.

From the album Gay Church

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Human Time Capsule

LYRICS
I’m unsure about time capture
Is time something you can store
Am I a time capsule
In continuum on patrol

They say time The Avenger
Will make you a stranger
Foregone unknown into the future
Quick! Capture your soul with a picture

I’m not sure about saving time
The sands of time are too fine
Can’t keep them in an hourglass
Through the glass they pass

If a stitch in time saves nine
What about the tenth?
Are you going to save what’s mine
If so, at what length?

Can you save your life
Be immortality
Can you save your life
Be invincibility

Human Time Capsule Music Video.mp4

Human Time Capsule.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: Alternative Folk Rock
Chords: C A / A Ab G A
Recording: digital 4-track stereo

Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard

Several cultures (from Native Americans to the Aborigines) believe your soul can be captured in a photograph.

Written and recorded at the corners of Gay / Church Streets and Market / High Streets in Chester County, West Chester, PA.

From the album Gay Church

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