Quality Time

LYRICS
Did you ever wonder:
How much more is in store?
Wake-up in the morning and walk out the door
How much more is in store?
I suppose I’m
A quantity of quality time

Did you ever wonder:
How much more you’ll endure?
Do you suppose time is measured, too?

With gravity I see we gravitate
From before to too late
As suggestion, a question:
Why would I want to wait?
Take advantage of having weight
Before the liquidation
Before we liquidate
Do you ask the question?

Quality Time Music Video.mp4

Quality Time.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: Alternative Folk Rock
Chords: Am (adding one finger at a time Em+4 E4 Am) G D / C D Am / G Am G/C
Recording: original take / digital 1-track stereo

Vocals, Guitar

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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At Last

LYRICS
Something is happening
The brass ring
Within grasp…
At last
They say it’s a new beginning
Baby, we’re on our way
A free ride
On the carousel
Farewell
Worry died
(Good-bye darkside)

Life is strange
Riding on an ostrich
Modern age
Re-arrange
Going round and round and round
You’re found
On the carousel of life
Reside on the free side
No cost… no strife

At Last (Music Video).mp4

At Last.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: Alternative Rock
Chords: E11 E E7sus4 / C E
Recording: original take / digital 1-track stereo

Vocals, Guitar

Written and recorded at the corners of High and Market Streets in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

From the album A Collection Of Notes
by Daniel Brouse

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Purple

LYRICS
Is your favorite color purple?
Then it’s really quite simple
Led my heart of red
To mix with the blues for you

Is your favorite color green?
I know just what you mean
Hello! I’m the fellow with yellow
To mix with the blues for you

Is your favorite color blue?
There’s really not much to do
The color is already true
It’s straight up blues for you

Chorus
Primarily primary scene
Primarily primary seen
Yellow, red, blue
Spirit, mind, body
See…
What’s made of you

Purple.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: Alternative Rock
Chords: Em7 C/C7 D7 C G
Recording: original take / digital 1-track stereo

Vocals, Guitar

From the album A Collection Of Notes
by Daniel Brouse

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Bloody Shame

LYRICS
The way you play the game
Is a bloody shame
Can’t punch through a wall after all

“If you throw the ball on the street
And your brother runs after it
He’s done for!”
He’s no more
So this summer…
You know… after all… to the beat
Of a different drummer
Of a different strummer
Of a different hummer

Bloody Shame.mp3

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

Vocals, Guitar

Inspired by two encounters on the street:
One with a fellow that just punched a wall.
The other with a mother talking to her children.

From the album A Collection Of Notes
by Daniel Brouse

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Freedom Train

LYRICS
I heard there’s a train leaving
Leaving for Freedom
Freedom, USA
What do you say
We try to find our way
Free of dumb in Freedom
USA

They say Freedom’s just a little way
Further down the line
They say we’ll get there…
Just a matter of time

I heard the last train’s leaving
Grieving for Freedom
Freedom, USA
What do you say
We find a way to stay
In the Freedom kingdom
Each and every day

Freedom Train.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: Alternative Rock
Chords: G D7 G/C C G D / A E B7
Recording: original take / digital 1-track stereo

Vocals, Guitar

From the album A Collection Of Notes
by Daniel Brouse

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Whistling In The Wind (Follow Your Dreams)

LYRICS
Where to begin when you’re whistling in the wind
You’ll find there’s no bind
When no one comes to mind

If a tree falls in the forest, and no one is near to hear
If no one is around… did it really make a sound?

Can’t see the trees through the forest?
Then, perhaps it’s best
To find your kind mind
And, disregard the rest

Whistling In The Wind.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG

If you describe someone as whistling in the wind, you mean that they are trying unsuccessfully to change something which cannot be changed.

A song about following your dreams. If you dream of making music, let it be heard. If no one hears it, is it really music? Don’t worry what other people might think or say. “Do or do not. There is no try.” — Yoda

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

Vocals, Guitar, Whistling

From the album A Collection Of Notes
by Daniel Brouse

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Sleek Lines

LYRICS
The way you wiggle
Love the lines you scribble
An art critic from the New York Times
Says your “lines are mighty fine”

The way you wiggle
Love the lines you scribble
At the very least a masterpiece
… like Picasso or Van Gogh
You know… Picasso or Van Gogh?

The way you wiggle
Love the lines you scribble
The parallel symmetry
It really, really gets to me

I am thinking museum
Quality obviously
I can see clearly
Your name on the marquee

Sleek Lines.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: Alternative Folk Rock
Chords: E E7sus4 / G A7 E7sus4 / E7sus4 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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Beauty Full

LYRICS
What a beautiful beauty full view
With the sky sky-blue
What a beautiful beauty full view
To enjoy with you

Seeing with ears
Hearing with heart
Wonder who hears Her calling your part
Touched by thought
No taste goes to waste
Can you taste fulfilling your part

Sure a beautiful… beauty full of you
With your love… love true through
Sure a beautiful… beauty full of you
To share the view

Soul so beautiful
Beauty full soul
See beauty being set free
Soul so beautiful
Beauty full soul
In totality

Beauty Full.mp3

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

Vocals, Guitar

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

From the album Gay Church

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The American Dream

LYRICS
Which clothes did you choose
Does it impact how you lose
1st Amendment fashion statement
Won’t grant judgement abatement

Which rules did you choose
Does it impact how you lose
5th Amendment lack-of statement
Won’t grant judgement abatement

Which path did you choose
Does it impact singing blues
The pursuit of happiness
Paving the road to your bliss

Which constitution did you choose
Under the red, white and blue
The deferment of acknowledgement
Won’t grant judgement abatement

The American Dream.mp3

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

Band together and join THE RESISTANCE!

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The People

LYRICS
The people’s steeple
Is one under the sun
All inclusive
Belong to the club if you live
All the jive about being alive
Can all come true for you

The people’s steeple
None to soon will commune
Non-exclusive
Belong to the club if you live

The people’s steeple
Come on in to begin
Still elusive?
Not too late… start to live

The people’s steeple
Plenty of room to resume
Goin’ festive
Celebrate the fate “to live”

The People.mp3

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

Vocals, Guitar

From the album A Collection Of Notes
by Daniel Brouse

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Circus Chef

LYRICS
Scary clowns in the kitchen
Cookin’ up rotten stew for you
Evil minds are itchin’
A recipe rash from scratch will do

Waiter there’s a fly in my soup
I could swear I’ve been duped
The fox is in the white henhouse
Arouse! Fire, fire! There is a fire to douse

Scary clowns slicing and dicing
Half-baked vegetable state fruitcake
On the cake they put icing
To hide all the “knews” that is fake

Scary clowns are now serving
A feast to erase the least
Figure they aren’t deserving
Fatten ’em up to feed the beast

(What bout the fire to put out?)

Circus Chef.mp3

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

Band together and join THE RESISTANCE!

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Leavin’ Grievin’ Starvin’

LYRICS
Can I start workin’ it a bit
While I think on it
Fore sure, I’d love to know the big picture
… if I start, I can always quit

If I wait to hesitate
Lost time can’t regurgitate
Repeat: to time defeat

In “The End” ride off into the sunset
’til then, I’ve started to begin
My friend, forget about regret
As long as the time that’s mine is livin’

I leave grievin’ starvin’
And keep on believin’ in lovin’

Leavin’ Grievin’ Starvin’ (Music Video).mp4

Leavin’ Grievin’ Starvin’.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: Alternative Rock
Chords: A C E G A / G A C E A
Recording: original take / live digital 1-track stereo
Recorded live at Lake Wynonah in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

Vocals, Guitar

From the album A Collection Of Notes
by Daniel Brouse

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Unconditional For All

LYRICS
In the mish-mash of the humanity insanity
You are fine art removed from vanity
A perfect picture of compassion
With love you don’t ration

You’re giving away a sum
To anyone that wants some
Crossed the finish line, yet never done
Shinning brighter than the sun

Why don’t we all just do it
Hold all of us to it
Why not change the world
Before we get too old

In the mish-mash of the humanity insanity
You put optimism in opportunity
A pure champion of compassion
With love you don’t ration
(Unconditional for all)

Unconditional For All (Music Video).mp4

Unconditional For All.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: Alternative Rock
Chords: A E B7 / A B7 E / E A B7
Recording: original take / live digital 1-track stereo
Recorded live at Lake Wynonah in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

Vocals, Guitar

From the album A Collection Of Notes
by Daniel Brouse with special guest Christopher on sledge and wedge (axe wielding)

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Guitar Feedback

LYRICS
For real, the guitar speaks for how I feel
What’s the deal? The guitar speaks for how I feel
Not that absurd when it’s heard
A tone tells a thousand words

Guitar Feedback (Music Video).mp4

Guitar Feedback.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: Alternative Rock
Chords: E (and all variations including E7 E9 E11(13) Em E4, etc.)
Recording: original take / live digital 1-track stereo
Recorded live at Lake Wynonah in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

Vocals, Guitar

From the album A Collection Of Notes
by Daniel Brouse

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In My Blood

LYRICS
Why is that mosquito looking at me
Doesn’t he know… I’m not that tasty
Have I turned cold blooded (extremely)
Emotionally flooded
Don’t want to turn cold-hearted
Has it already started?

Why do I cry “I don’t want to die!”
While I should be giving…
Singing praises to the living
Raising my hands high to the sky
Thankful I am I
Don’t want to turn cold-hearted
Has it already started?

Time to consider turning innards outward
I’ve missed the starting gun?
Time to enact giving it back forward
Goodbye kissed n ready to run

In The Blood (Original Take).mp3

In The Blood (AltMix).mp3

In The Blood (Instrumental).mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: Alternative Rock
Chords: Dm Am+4 / C G Dm / Dm G
Recording: digital stereo

Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard

From the album A Collection Of Notes
by Daniel Brouse

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