World’s Gone Mime

LYRICS
Maybe by disguising the words I’m saying
They’ll be digesting as word playing:
In some far off distant land
They are praying
For a President
Gone mad
In some far out distant time
They can’t understand
Why so bad?
Maybe it was long, long ago
Does anybody (anyone) know?
World’s gone mime
The president of President dent
Head banging
Boom-a-ranging
Turned down
Frown
Sad
May I lend
“The End”

World’s Gone Mime.mp3

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

Band together and join THE RESISTANCE!

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Miss Giving

LYRICS
What is the point of our misgiving
Lack of forgiving
Have you done your time
Have I done mine?

Miss Giving.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: Alternative Rock / Progressive
Chords: Gb Ebm7 Ebm
Recording: digital 6-track stereo

Vocals, Electric Guitar, Drums, Keyboards

From the album Fill-er-up
by Daniel Brouse

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Cross The Line

LYRICS
Know your toe/tow is over the line?
… for the final time
You’re stepping over the line
Onto the side known as “mine”
Crossing the line
Of black and white
Can’t be right
Not long
From wrong
Please don’t try n’ say
You thought it gray
When the shading ain’t that fine
Crossing the line

Sign on the dotted line
Selling soul for a dime
Step to “the end” of the line
The space you’re in’s known as mine
(chorus)

Between love and hate there is no fine line
That line won’t buy you time
At “the end of times”, reverse the line
On the last supper dine
(chorus)

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: Alternative Rock / Progressive / Folk
Chords: E G E A G E / A E A B7
Recording: digital 8-track stereo

Vocals, Guitars, Drums, Keyboards

From the album Fill-er-up
by Daniel Brouse

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Be Freed

Be Freed.mp3

LYRICS
Which came first, the chicken or the egg…
I beg?
Why did the chicken cross the road…
Please unload?
Can you be freed if never caged
Or live a life unengaged?

If a tree falls in a vacant forest, does it make a sound…
Please resound?
Knock, knock! Who’s there…
Are you aware?
Can you be freed if never caged
Or live a life unengaged?

When first come last and last first…
Will you thirst?
At the crossroads: the devil, your soul…
What’s the toll?
Can you be freed if never caged
Or live a life unengaged?

African or European, your sparrow…
If asked to narrow?
Would you bet the sun to set, yet…
Still stand still?
Can you be freed if never caged
Or live a life unengaged?

Be Freed Instrumental.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: Alternative Rock / Progressive
Chords: A G / C Em A
Recording: digital 8-track stereo

Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Drums, Keyboards

From the album Fill-er-up
by Daniel Brouse

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Hard Of Hearing?

LYRICS
Are you hard of hearing?
I can see where this conversation’s steering
Where you’re leading
My ears are bleeding!

Up to my ears in __it!
“It doesn’t really matter”
Couldn’t get much sadder
Maybe we could listen
To the position
Of reason….
’tis the season
To S.O.S.? Confess
Save our souls
Before your next die rolls

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: Alternative Rock / Progressive / Folk
Chords: Em E Em7 E7 Esus4 E7(11)
Recording: digital 6-track stereo

Vocals, Guitar, Drums, Keyboards

From the album Fill-er-up
by Daniel Brouse

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Bangkok Time

LYRICS
Rock the clock like Bangkok (+12 hours)
Ya ought ‘a Jakarta (+12)
Come on, Boy, like Hanoi (+12)
You know you can even go to Tokyo? (+14)
Living in a time zone
Where I’m prone
To run fast
Living in a time zone
Where mind’s blown
Free at last

Want to start slow? Try Oslo (+6)
Or way down in Freetown (+5)
Time flies by? Try Dubai (+9)
As for me, I’m rarin’ like a Yarenian (+17)
Living in a time zone
Where I’m prone
To run fast
Living in a time zone
Where mind’s blown
Free at last

Still standing still in Guayaquil? (same time)
Or minus a few in Honolulu (-5)
Come on Ketchup to Hamburg (+6)
Gonna do what I can do in Katmandu (+10:45)
Living in a time zone
Where I’m prone
To run fast
Living in a time zone
Where mind’s blown
Free at last

Bangkok Time.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
A song about time zones compared to my relative position in the Eastern Standard Time (EST). [subtract an hour for Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)]  Inspired by a friend who runs about 12 hours fast.

Style: Alternative Rock / Folk
Chords: G A G E / B7 A G E / E A G E
Recording: original take / digital 1-track stereo
Vocals, Guitar

From the album Fill-er-up
by Daniel Brouse

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Setting The Sights

LYRICS
Setting the sights to where we are
Because where we are…
… isn’t that far
The closest star —
The sun?
Done.
Setting the sights to where we are
Look! You’re really not far
From being the star
Guess gravity gave the sway
’cause look! We’re on our way
Suppose we’ve already been
Travelin’
In
Feel the pull china shop bull?
Our sights are set…
Not that far
Just about where we are
Prayin’ the orbit holds “up” a bit
’round n’ ’round in the same ole habit

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: Alternative Rock / Progressive / Electronic
Chords: G F6 / C F G; 118 BPM Slow Rock and Handbag
Recording: original take / digital 1-track stereo

Vocals, Keyboards

From the album Fill-er-up
by Daniel Brouse

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Building A Bridge

LYRICS
Building a bridge
Using a rocket ship
Going to make heaven
A real short trip
Countdown: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…
Begin
Don’t burn it, baby
Save the chance of “maybe”
Nope
Don’t give up the hope
To enhance
[Interlude: build a musical bridge here]

Building a bridge
Over the unravel
Go out on a ledge
Nouveau-travel
Don’t burn bridges, baby
Give love a chance
Hold on to maybe
A chance to enhance

Building A Bridge Part 2.mp3

 

 

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: Alternative Rock / Progressive / Electronic
Chords: Asus4 G6 / A7 A Asus / A G; 8 Beat Rock and Heavy Metal
Recording: original take / digital 1-track stereo

Vocals, Keyboards

From the album Fill-er-up
by Daniel Brouse

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To Know

LYRICS
For now there’s comfort “to know”
No stopping “to know”
For now, it’s come to me
We’re free
To know “to know”
Can you turn up the volume…
Some?
Let the riff run
Free to know
Free to see
Free to know
Up to me
To see
“To know”
To be

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: Alternative Rock / Progressive / Electronic
Chords: Em / Gsus4 Fsus4 Emsus4 Dmsus4 Csus4 Dmsus4 Emsus4
Recording: original take / digital 1-track stereo

Vocals, Keyboards

From the album Fill-er-up
by Daniel Brouse

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Into the Light of the Night

LYRICS
The result of self-defeating
Is a mental beating
So why not give yourself a lift
With a soulful soul full of rift/riff
What do you say…
We let the music play?
Soulful soul full of riff/rift
Giving the gift
Of a fresh lick
The gift of music

Victim of mental beating
Don’t let it be self-defeating
So why not give yourself a lift
With a soulful soul full of rift/riff
What do you say…
We let the music play?
Soulful soul full of riff/rift
Giving the gift
Of a fresh lick
The gift of music
… let the music play
All day
Into the light of the night
Into the delight of all night

Into the Light of the Night.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: Alternative Rock / Progressive
Chords: G F# E / D6 E
Recording: digital 6-track stereo

Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards, Drums

From the album Fill-er-up
by Daniel Brouse

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Lip-sink

Hyper-terrestrial

presents
“Lip-sink”

A sonic experiment transcending space and time.
Instrumental music: Korg PS60 Keyboard, Yamaha PSR-740 Keyboard, MiniNova Synthesizer, MicroKorg, Casio WK3500, Korg N364, Guitars, Drums

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At The Ball (with a Drunken Sailor)

LYRICS
Yes, I’m having a ball
Aren’t we all?
’cause it runs the whole spectrum
Heave ho! And a bottle of rum
What do you do with a drunken sailor?
Shave his belly with a rusty razor
The most president public servant
Savant-less idiot-savant
Nooo… savant has not
His brilliance is in ignorance?
Redeeming quality?
… I can not see….
Being nothing in his being
It’s hard believing
Of his brain conceiving

Yes, I’m having a ball
Aren’t we all?
’cause it runs the whole spectrum
Heave ho! And a bottle of rum
What do you do with a drunken sailor?
Put him to bed with the Captain’s daughter*
Hit him in the head with leather n’ lead
Give us relief from the commander and chief
For I foresee mutiny!
As for you, do you, too?
You can count on me
It’s plain to see… in need of a mutiny
(If he walks the plank, it’s you I’ll thank.)

At The Ball (with a Drunken Sailor).mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
* A captain’s daughter is a leather and lead weapon similar to a blackjack.

Style: Protest Folk Rock
Chords: Em add4 Em add Bb Em Em add2 C Am
Recording: 1-track digital stereo / original take
Vocals, Guitar

Band together and join THE RESISTANCE!

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Steamroller

LYRICS
Under the steamroller
How much more can you take
Flat as a pancake
Under the steamroller

Run over… bulldozer
Causing bones to break
Is life really at stake
Run over by a bulldozer

Do you know what I mean
A destructive scene
Environmental shred
You should’ve seen what I’ve seen
Streets paved mean
Multiplying the dead
Until somebody said:
So, what if we sow
A reap that we want to keep
Hey, what do you know
Maybe our love runs deep
Picked up by a Samaritan
Thank her again and again
Goodwill can move a mountain
And let the light shine in

Do you know what I mean
A peaceful scene
Environmental bred
You should’ve seen what I’ve seen
Streets paved with a sheen
Multiplying loaves of bread

Steamroller.mp3

Steamroller Instrumental.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: Alternative Rock / Progressive / Folk
Chords: E / G A E / A E B7
Recording: digital 6-track stereo

Vocals, Guitar, Drums, Keyboards

From the album At This Time
by Daniel Brouse

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Better Off

LYRICS
As the end draws near
Does one start to fear
“I might be better off dead”
Are you ever better off dead
… ever better off dead?

Have you ever heard it said
“It’s all in your head”?
Have you ever gone to bed
Looking forward to what’s ahead

As it gets near the end
Does one’s life depend
On being better off dead
Are you ever better off dead
… ever better off dead?

Once the children are sleeping
The dreaming is sweeping
On the road to keeping
Peacekeeping

When you’re on your last leg
Already kicked the keg
Have you become such a dread
Wishing for “better off dead”?
Are you ever better off dead
… ever better off dead?

Better Off.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: Alternative Rock / Folk
Chords: Am Em Am / Am Dsus2/E / C Em Am / C G C G D / D Db Am
Recording: original take / digital 1-track stereo

Vocals, Guitar

From the album At This Time
by Daniel Brouse

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What’s That?

LYRICS
What’s that? Runnin’ round naked
Suspect hard to neglect
Quaking… foundation shaked
Waked — the origins of intellect
What the heck?

Started as hairless apes
Started shifting shapes
Clothing, leaves of grapes
Save us from disgrace
(save face)

Tainted… forbidden fruit
Garden… got the boot
Work… toil the soil
Strain… give birth in pain
Insane?

Given birth on Earth
Habit kickin’ habitat
What’s that? Stable genius
Less n’ less amongst us

What’s That.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: Alternative Rock / Progressive / Folk
Chords: E G / A C / C E
Recording: digital 8-track stereo
Vocals, Guitar, Drums, Keyboards

From the album At This Time
by Daniel Brouse

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