Ad Hominem

LYRICS
When the messenger warned
Is the messenger scorned?
Please don’t confuse
The bearer with bad news
Take your stance
Fallacies of irrelevance
A, em…
Ad hominem
Touché
Tu quoque
You and me
Equals we

But, you can’t evade
Calling a spade a spade
That’s what it’s all about
Calling a liar out
Even know what you meant
Making an argument?
A, em…
Ad hominem
Touché
Tu quoque
You and me
Equals we

Ad Hominem.mp3

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

Vocals, Guitar

From the album At This Time
by Daniel Brouse

Band together and join THE RESISTANCE!

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Sucker Punch

LYRICS
Sucker punch
Out to lunch
Hit me when I’m lookin’
The other way
Think I”m OK?

Hypocritical testimonial
Lying through your teeth?
In disbelief
I’m in disbelief

You know I am
Finding genuine
Looking for true blue
All the way through
Can I count on you?

As a matter of fact
Give a pat on the back
Loving your giving
Loving your living
Keep on believing

Sucker Punch.mp3

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

Vocals, Guitar

From the album Hear Here
by Daniel Brouse

Band together and join THE RESISTANCE!

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Touch Of God

LYRICS
Can’t wait ’til the fill
Of the chlorophyll
Makes it colorful

Dread the leaves
Turning brown… then, dead
The drab attire of the tree
Starts to get to me

Waiting for the neutral Fall
To turn wonderful
In the Spring
Hatching the amazing

All hail Mother Nature
For she’s sure
To bring green
To our grayscale scene
Hail the Queen!

Touch Of God.mp3

Touch Of God Instrumental.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: Alternative Folk Rock
Chords: Esus4 Emadd4 A7 EmaddC / Esus4 E7sus4 Emadd4 Em
Recording: digital 4-track stereo
Vocals, Guitar, Flute

From the 2017 holiday album of music Christmas Creations
by Daniel Brouse

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Earthling Bound

LYRICS
Excuse me, Dear
Your message isn’t clear
Exactly
What are you doing here?
Earthling bound
Earthling, bound

I heard she said
“Don’t bow your head”
No, don’t cry
Raise your head toward the sky
Raise your voice for the sky
Earthling found
Earthling, found

Rise up! Leave behind letting down

 

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: Alternative Rock / Progressive / EDM Electronic Dance Music
Chords: Cm Bb Dm; 104 BPM Shuffle Boogie and 8 Beat #1
Recording: original take / digital 1-track stereo

Vocals, Keyboards and Synthesizers

From the album Hear Here
by Daniel Brouse

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Counterclockwise Sunrise

LYRICS
I thought I’d be back here
Someday
Just didn’t think it so soon
Didn’t think it’d be
Today
Opposite of high noon
Counterclockwise sunrise

I could feel the cycle
Spinning
From the darkside of the moon
New/knew the shadows would be
Thinning
Approaching high noon
Counterclockwise sunrise

As the cycle turns
Full cycle
From The End an upward trend
Out of the depths of your
Soulful purple
From night into the light
Counterclockwise sunrise

Counterclockwise Sunrise.mp3

Counterclockwise Sunrise Instrumental.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: Alternative Rock / Progressive / Folk
Chords: G A / C A; 137 BPM Shuffle Rock and Rock Shuffle
Recording: digital 8-track stereo

Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards and Synthesizers

From the album Hear Here
by Daniel Brouse

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I Mean Mean (He’s Gotta Go Bad)

LYRICS
He’s got a mean disposition
Do you know what I mean…
Mean
Down right ornery
Ya see
He really had to go
Ya know
What I mean
Mean
Got himself in the situation
With his backside in a position
That caused a mean disposition
Are you aware
You’d better stand away from there
Stand back
From his back
’cause if you’re over there over there
You might not be coming back
He’s got a mean disposition
Do you know what I mean…
Mean
Got himself in the situation
With his backside in a position
That caused a mean disposition

I Mean Mean.mp3

I Mean Mean Instrumental.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
I couldn’t figure out why my Dad was acting so mean. Turns out he had to go poop.

Style: Alternative Rock / Progressive / Folk
Chords: Em7 E / A D G E
Recording: digital 10-track stereo

Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards

From the album Hear Here
by Daniel Brouse

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The Race Race

LYRICS
How do you deem a race
Or is it faith based?
Erase erroneous
Us versus Them
From our memory banks… thanks!
Us versus Them
No time to hem
No time to haw
No, not that much time at all
Not that much time at all for all

How do you deem a race
When the rat race is the pace
Erase erroneous
Us versus Them
From our memory banks… thanks!
Us versus Them
No time to hem
No time to haw
No, not that much time at all
Not that much time at all for all

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: EDM / Electronic / Alternative Rock / Progressive
Chords: Em Em7(11) EM7 Am; 100 BPM 60’s Rock and 200 BPM Quickstep
Recording: original take / digital 1-track stereo

Vocals, Keyboards and Synthesizers

From the album Hear Here
by Daniel Brouse

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Savor The Flavor

LYRICS
If it’s redundant
To savor the flavor
Then, so…? Let it be done!
Please don’t let the taste
Go to waste
Making haste of leaving
Nothing to waste

Holiday pundit
“To savor the flavor”
Let’s go! Let it be done

Could you’ve meant
Flavor the savor?
I don’t know… can it be done?

A redundant chant:
“Savor the flavor!”

Savor The Flavor.mp3

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

Vocals, Guitar

From the 2017 holiday album of music Christmas Creations
by Daniel Brouse

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Physics 101

LYRICS
No deposit. No return.
Will the naive burn
If ignorance is bliss
What happens after this?
For every action’s re-action
Are we talking object in motion?
The gravity of naivety
Argh! It’s killing me
(PS no B.S… you, too)

No deposit. No return.
Will the naive ever learn
There’s no bliss in ignorance
If ignorance is bliss…
What do you call this?

There ain’t no slowing down
My brain’s on the train
Blowin’ this bliss town
Wave bye-bye by-and-by
Ain’t tellin’ no lie
Wave bye-bye by-and-by

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: Alternative Rock / Progressive / EDM / Electronic
Chords: F# F#m F#9 D#m7; 124 BPM Digi-Rock and Rock #2 with Groove
Recording: original take / digital 1-track stereo

Vocals, Guitar

From the album Hear Here
by Daniel Brouse

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In Angel Skin

LYRICS
Though it couldn’t be
A happy ending
I’m glad to see
A new beginning
The new — beginning
A knew begin in…
Known
Now that I know
What I know now
It’s like dyin’
And going to heaven
Born again
In angel skin
Fallen back to Earth in angel skin
Born again
That’s what I call livin’
I’m glad to see
It could be
A new beginning beginning
Livin’ in heaven
Born in angel skin

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: Electronic / EDM / Progressive / Alternative Rock
Chords: Am Asus4 A7sus4 Am7(11) Am7 / EM7 EM7aug Asus4 A / Gsus4 Asus4; 120 BPM Ambient and 60 BPM 16 Beat
Recording: original take / digital 1-track stereo

Vocals, Keyboards and Synthesizers

From the 2017 holiday album of music Christmas Creations
by Daniel Brouse

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Angel Well

LYRICS
Drink from the angel well

The more you put into it
The more you can get
The more you get
The more you can give
The more you give
The better “the live”
What’s it take to initiate?
Given the livin’
Lovin’ the givin’
Givin’ the lovin’
Is a given

The more you can take
Before you break
The more you can break
From harsh intake
The more you deflect
What’s incorrect
The more intake
To facilitate
Given the livin’
Lovin’ the givin’
Givin’ the lovin’
Is a given

You fit the angel well

Angel Well.mp3

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

Vocals, Guitar

From the 2017 holiday album of music Christmas Creations
by Daniel Brouse

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Ratify

LYRICS
Did you ever see a rat and a cat?
They just can’t get along
When oil and vinegar are related
They’re always separated

Can you lend me hand
To try and understand
Why we can’t get together
Why never say never?

A snowman with a suntan
What makes it oh so wrong
Or an alligator with a sunbather
It’s a one-sided savor

When a hawk comes a bluejay’s way
Is squawking a bird’s song
Give some candy to a baby
The survivor is no maybe

The rat and I will have to testify
Will I ratify
The rat and you will have to do that, too
Will you testify
Will you ratify

Ratify (Music Video).mp4

Ratify.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: Alternative Rock / Progressive / Metal
Chords: E A G E / E G D A E
Recording: digital 7-track stereo

Vocals, Guitars, Organ

From the album Hear Here
by Daniel Brouse

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For Friends Giving

LYRICS
The cooks are in the kitchen
Smells like it won’t be too long
The scent gets me itchin’
For a savory holiday song

Takin’ a trip down memory lane
Do you want to remain
Or come along?

I feel that appetite
And, it’s coming on strong
Gonna try with all my might
Temptation don’t steer me wrong

(chorus)

What dish do you fancy
Something we have or you brought along
Maybe turkey with gravy
Dilute with moonshine… we all belong

(chorus)

From the heart
It’s coming through true
From the soul impart
The “thank you” you are do!

(chorus)

For Friends Giving.mp3

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

Vocals, Guitar

Written at Friendsgiving in Pittsfield, MA.

From the 2017 holiday album of music Christmas Creations
by Daniel Brouse

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Hammerhead

LYRICS
With a little stammer
“Take this hammer,”
He said,
“And, hit it with a hammer!”
Hit it with a hammer?
I didn’t understand the detail:
Nail the nail
I thought I was it
Bam! Impale
Hit it with a hammer
Like hitting yourself in the head with a hammer
It’s hard for me to feel the appeal
Where’s the glamour
… hit it with a hammer?

He did deliver
A screwdriver
Am I a believer?
Some how I misconstrued
Screw the screw
Now I’m screwed

Hit it with a hammer
“Hit the nail on the head”
Wish he would have said

Hammerhead.mp3

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

Vocals, Guitar

From the album Hear Here
by Daniel Brouse

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The All Day Blues

LYRICS
This is intended to be a jam
Happening just right around the bend
In the very near future
Chances are large by the time you hear this
Unless you are light years away
And it takes more than a day
This is a jam in the key of the blues
A little improv. jam bordering on jazz?
Whoa! I don’t want to blow smoke up your ass
This ain’t no jazz
Just a lil’ improv. in the key of the blues
Now wouldn’t it be a real sin
TO throw a little Latin in
And what the heck
You might even say it’s a little Gaelic
Druid… fluent in fluid Druid
Wait! I though you said this is in the key of the blues?
Yes, it could be a sin to throw too much Latin in
I woke up this morning, and I got out of bed
And had to shake my head
I woke up this morning and got out of bed
(Which isn’t that unusual… not until I checked my head)
Then I said, what’s going on?
I gotta get my blues jam on
Get it on all day long
’nuff said
[the guitar does the talking]
Whoa! Playing the blues all morning
Into the evening
Working the blues
(I said,
I just can’t get that song out of my head)
The blues isn’t something
You can do in passing
No, no! Ya got to do it with some passion
You’ve got to do with your heart and soul
You know that takes its toll
[guitar talks with soul]
Careful you might catch the blues
The blues flues
Is going around
The blues flu
Coming through
Could effect you
It’s alright to get up and dance some, too
Shake those blues
At the end of the day
When there’s nothing to do you can say
… just couldn’t shake the blues
All day paying my dues
And tomorrow
Imagine the sorrow
That’s really blue
Nothing I could do
The evening blues
Nothing I could do
You work all day paying your dues
The everyday blues… turned into the night… into broad daylight
Alright
Though it may be dark out there
The light shines in here
Let the light shine on you
Pass through you and turn blue
Then do all the good you can do

The All Day Blues.mp3

ABOUT THE SONG
Style: Alternative Rock / Blues
Chords: Key of the Blues (E)
Recording: original take / digital 1-track stereo

Vocals, Guitar

From the album Hear Here
by Daniel Brouse

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