Maria

LYRICS
Lookin’ for Maria
Need a panacea
I’m too frail
She’ll fix my ail
She’ll set me free
From what’s troublin’ me
Maria, Maria ideal idea

Searchin’ for Maria
Need an idea
Someone kind
To ease my mind
The beat at putting it to rest
Maria, Maria ideal idea

Depend on Maria
Made in America
Full of heart
She does her part
Departs a piece of inner peace
Maria, Maria ideal idea

Maria (The Single).mp3

Maria.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
While I was sitting on the courthouse wall at Market and High Streets in West Chester, a lady paused while passing by. I had seen her walk by on many occasions over the years, but this day she asked a favor. “Yesterday, I saw you writing. Can you write a song for me? My name is Maria.”

Style: ExperiMental Music
Chords: C Am / E Am / C F Am / Am C Em Am
Recording: digital stereo

Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard

From the album The End Game
by Daniel Brouse

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Sheepish

LYRICS
I met a sheep
Didn’t make a peep
How to make sure she wasn’t asleep
Don’t know ’bout you… didn’t know what to do
The she was a he
Damn! Ewe with horns? Must be a ram
Have you ever said to yourself
“Wonder who I am?”
Did you ever doubt self-wealth
“Wonder what I am?”

I met an angel
Thought we could gel
How to make sure it’d workout well
Don’t know ’bout you… didn’t know what to do
The she was a he
Hell! Angel with horns? Must be the devil

Sheepish.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
Written and recorded at Everhart Park in West Chester. I saw a girl with what I thought was a goat.

Style: ExperiMental Music
Chords: Capo 1 AM7 D-d / D-d A-a AM7 / AM7 A-c# / A-c# A
Recording: live digital 1-track stereo

Vocals, Guitar

From the album The End Game
by Daniel Brouse

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Trial By Living (Your Goat)

LYRICS
If at first you don’t succeed
Then try and try again
Won’t be long to begin to see
How everyone will win
Now, don’t let some ‘ole remote
Go and get your goat
Keep discipline from turning rote
Let your heart and soul vote
Keep your feelings alive
The more and more you strive
Keep your feeling alive

If we improve attitude
Cutting back on lewd and crude
We might find that being kind
Isn’t so out of mind
I know that excessive braggin’
Causes falling from horse and/or wagon
So, I dust self off and climb back on
Hope I learned my lesson
Keeping feelings alive
The more and more I strive

Trial By Living (aka Your Goat).mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
Recorded live at Everhart Park in West Chester when I thought I saw a goat. (See “Sheepish” for more info.)

Style: ExperiMental Music
Chords: E A D C B7 / B E
Recording: live digital 1-track stereo

Vocals, Guitar

From the album The End Game
by Daniel Brouse

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Good Intentions

LYRICS
A karmic lesson in good intention
A cosmic lesson in good intention
A deja vu do-si-do
A round-trip ticket to get in The Know
Here we go!
Being self-aware?
We’re already passed there
We’re talking sixth sense
Shared consciousness
Here we go… get in The Know
Transcending physics
With the power that’s music’s
Involuntary share
Approaching unconditional care
Can your hear… we’re getting near
Hope you id doesn’t care being left behind
All you need for this trip is a kind mind
Superego let go of what id did
Beyond what the ego does know
Into a meta-physical miracle

Good Intentions.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: ExperiMental Music
Chords: E A B7 / G A E / A G A G E
Recording: digital stereo

Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard

From the album The End Game
by Daniel Brouse

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Art Class

LYRICS
With the stroke of a brush, you paint a picture
Of an image in your mind’s eye that is pure
With the stroke of a brush, you paint a picture
By a steady hand… true and sure
With the stroke of charcoal you sketch a picture
Of a picture in you mind’s eye that is clear
To stroke the guitar is a pleasure
Create a picture for all to hear
The artist is a shapeshifter
Soul soothing uplifter
Sculpting scenes ’til emotions intension [sic]
Belief suspension

Art Class.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
Written and recorded live at Everhart Park in the middle of an art class.

Style: ExperiMental Music
Chords: Dm C / G F C / Am C / Am Asus4
Recording: live digital 1-track stereo

Vocals, Guitar

From the album The End Game
by Daniel Brouse

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Extemporaneous Experiment

LYRICS
A snake charming hippie with his hair cut long
Tried to claim he knew the song
Couldn’t really help being wrong
’cause I make them up as I go along
All of us in an extemporaneous
Experiment
I think he got what I meant

A voodoo princess said she can’t miss this
As we stood, staring over the precipice
An impromptu voodoo rendezvous
In the groove move prove the hypothesis
(can’t miss this precipice)
All of us in an extemporaneous
Experiment
I think she got what I meant

An angel of mercy appeared in the choir
As trumpets rang out for the town crier
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Hear Ye! — royal decree
You create heaven on Earth, if you desire
All of us in an extemporaneous
Experiment
I think he got what I meant

Extemporaneous Experiment (Music Video).mp4

Extemporaneous Experiment.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
A song about creating extemporaneous music.

Style: ExperiMental Music
Chords: Em G F# Em / A Em
Recording: digital stereo

Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards and Synthesizers

From the album The End Game
by Daniel Brouse

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The Man

LYRICS
Watching civilization turn to was
The Man want to live free
Without the right of responsibility
Not own-up to his society
Waiting for all to fall… inevitably
The Man rides off into battle
Leaving a bride in need of a rattle
It’s hard to ride high in the saddle
Knowing no one ever wins at war
For sure… no more… no never ever more
When The Man returns from battle
There are no tales to tattle
Now his time stops his clocks
Shoes and socks horizontal in a box

The Man.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: ExperiMental Music
Chords: Am C E / C E C G
Recording: digital stereo / Recorded live at Everhart Park, West Chester, PA.

Vocals, Guitar

From the album The End Game
by Daniel Brouse

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Childhood Dreams

LYRICS
Your teddy bear
Is coming apart at the seams
More than I can bear
Watching you unravel at the seems
See what childhood dreams mean
When you are the queen of the scene
See what childhood dreams mean
When you get to know the star of the show
Let’s make those dreams come true for you
A stitch in time saves yours and mine
Sowing up the seams, sowing up the seems…
Until we’ve restored childhood dreams
With teddy bear we’ll share a new heart
Cinnamon candy comes in handy for a start
Sowing up the seams, sowing up the seems…
Until we’ve restored childhood dreams
Your special teddy bear we can repair
We can fix any rip or any tear
Sowing up the seams, sowing up the seems…
Until we’ve restored childhood dreams
None the worse for the wear
Love,
Your Teddy Bear

Childhood Dreams.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: ExperiMental Music
Chords: Capo 2 E G / E A-c# (AM7)
Recording: digital stereo

Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards

From the album The End Game
by Daniel Brouse

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Days

LYRICS
Lord, they say my days are numbered
Though I love each and every as my own
I must admit some are more preferred
From my heart and to the bone:
Thank you for spending a beautiful day
Wouldn’t rather have spent it any other way

On the days I have to walk this Earth
Try to carry my soul from my day of birth
Doing my best to the day I rest
For the day sacrificed to the quest:
Thank you for spending it this way
Wouldn’t rather have spent it any other day

Yes, thank you for this beautiful day
Sure glad you didn’t save it for a rainy day
Really, thank you! Wouldn’t want it any other way
So, I pray, and I pray:
Thank you for spending a beautiful day
Wouldn’t rather have spent it any other way

Days.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: ExperiMental Music
Chords: C Am / F G Am
Recording: digital stereo

Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards

From the album The End Game
by Daniel Brouse

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Sign Language

An album of instrumental music by The Snake Handling Immortal Tongue Speakers

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Festival Pier

LYRICS
The music’s on the pier
The time is growing near
Check? Check! Double check… soundcheck
Backstage pass in the grass
Scent of Mother Nature fills the air
It’s everywhere
All to the festival
Say, “Holiday!”
(All in all festival)
They’ll show you the ways to the best of days
When the band starts to play
Your troubles melt away
All the kids having fun watching girls dancing in the sun
Raise your hand if you understand
Raise your hand! Be counted
Raise your hand! Be heard
Raise your hand! Be anointed
Raise your hand! Spread the word
1, 2, 3 for glory
Aware on the Delaware
What did Delaware?
A New Jersey

Festival Pier.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
Written on Delaware Avenue while waiting for a concert at Festival Pier in Philadelphia, PA.

Style: ExperiMental Music
Chords: Em / G A Em / Em G A / A G Em
Recording: digital stereo

Vocals, Guitar, Organ

From the album The End Game
by Daniel Brouse

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Stormy

Rainstorm.mp3

LYRICS
Though the power of thunder is very frightening
A sour comparison to the bolt of lightening
Drop and roll! You’re on fire!
Rock and roll! You’re desire!

In the time it takes for the sound to roll ’round
I’ll be found belly-up on the ground
You’re deadly. A true knockout
Storming beauty… what nature’s about
Your biology as meteorology

1 Mississippi, 2 Mississippi, 3 Mississippi, 4 Mississippi, 5 Mississippi, 6 Mississippi
1 mile all the while I die
1 Mississippi, 2 Mississippi, 3 Mississippi, 4 Mississippi, 5 Mississippi, 6 Mississippi
Lordy me! More in the package than meets the eye
Iceberg tip… let ‘er rip

Stormy.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: ExperiMental Music
Chords: Capo 2 (F#) E B A E / Am E
Recording: digital stereo

Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards

From the album The End Game
by Daniel Brouse

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Song And Dance

LYRICS
Feel your superiority staring down on me
“Like whatever”
The rarity of your hilarity total insincerity
Defeat conceit

Bring on humility in humanity
Bring on humanity to this calamity
Humor elixir for social tumor
Song and dance can be our cure
… maybe our savior
… may be our “save your”

At your core, there’s strength in dignity
In the store of you humanity
Your loyalty to honesty
Is redeeming decency

Dancing free
Dreaming merrily

Song And Dance.mp3

Song And Dance Instrumental.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: Alternative Folk Rock
Chords: C+Bb Em+Bb Am / Em C Am / Am A / D G A
Recording: digital stereo

Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards and Synthesizers

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

From the album Gay Church

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Two Parties

Shouldn’t 2 parties be twice as fun?

LYRICS
Before you know it
They’re right back at it again
Oh, no! They won’t quit
I don’t know where to begin

Like a coon cat that’s in heat
A viscous car fight all the night
Never ever admitting defeat
Hard to see when they put out your light

Get too close to the bluejay’s egg
They say you’ll feel the fear of flight
Hurry! Move it! Better shake a leg
Or peck your eye out, they just might

Tow little boys fighting over a toy
Head-to-head in a tug-of-war
Until the toy they destroy
Ummm… in a tantrum fit ’cause there is no more

Going to 2 parties
Pretty pity parties
Pretty petty pity parties

Two Parties.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
A song about the:
“A two-party system is a party system where two major political parties dominate the government. One of the two parties typically holds a majority in the legislature and is usually referred to as the majority or governing party while the other is the minority or opposition party.”

Style: Protest Folk Rock
Chords: E D A G E / E A G G7 / D6 G7
Recording: digital stereo
Vocals, Guitar, Piano

Band together and join THE RESISTANCE

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The Ways Backs

LYRICS
Falling way back
Nostalgic attack

I don’t know… how about you
We’re you ’round in ’42
Going way back
… Nazi on a Jew?
Saying, “There’s nothing I can do”
Spending all of your time
Committing war crime

Got way back

When you spout your opinion
Cry like I’m choppin’ onion
Take it all back
Thinking everyone is your minion
Get way back
You’re a panic attack
Spending all of your time
Committing war crime

The Way Backs.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
A song about the Alt-right.

Style: Protest Folk Rock
Chords: E-b-e A E B7
Recording: digital stereo
Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard

Band together and join THE RESISTANCE

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