Lyrics

All lyrics by Dennis Gaumond

From THE MIRROR

YOU NEVER KNOW

You never know what fortune will befall you
Or what turn of events might enthrall you
chorus: You never really know, no you never know, you never know

You never know what’s just around the bend, so just enjoy the show
It could be the beginning, it could be the end, man you never know
Seems like everything we hear is so unclear and misunderstood
But when it’s all said and done in the long run, I think it’s all good
chorus: You never really know, no you never know, you never know

Knowledge is something that we cannot achieve, nothing’s airtight
There’s so much that we can’t perceive because it’s out of sight
The real deal is beyond our grasp because we’re just too dense
But everything is beautiful, even if it’s ugly and it makes no sense.
chorus: You never really know, no you never know, you never know

The Cheshire Cat is grinning, everything is unstable
The Akashic record is spinning on our turntable
And yet we still don’t know what is false or what is true
But the moral of the story is “Don’t be blue.”

‘Cause nothing is for certain, this might be the final curtain, come and take a bow
Or, we could be in space cars, headed for the stars any day now
Living with the mystery is okay with me, in fact I like it that way
‘Cause what a boring game if it all stays the same each and every day
chorus: You never really know, no you never know, you never know


GO VIRAL

Jesus tried to tell us, yes and Einstein too
All we need is love, that’s what the Walrus knew
And Martin had a dream, but so did Hitler and Genghis Khan
Tyrants come and go, but still we carry on

chorus
Everything is changing in the universe
Things are getting better, things are getting worse
Maybe it’s a blessing, maybe it’s a curse
Everything is changing in the universe

It’s just another chapter, in the physical realm
Don’t worry ‘bout the new guy, don’t let it overwhelm
“Cause progress is progressing, here in the physical realm
Even though this spaceship, has a fool at the helm

chorus

And if we still can’t see our own reflection – in the mirror
Soon will come a time when we will understand
That we are perfect in our imperfection – it’s getting nearer
And someday we will make it to the promised land

We will always be computing, till the end of time
This is a video we’re shooting, with our collective mind
And soon it will go viral, if it’s our intention
So hang on while we spiral, into a new dimension

chorus

MISUNDERSTANDING

You better be prepared for the day when you find that magic lamp
You don’t want to blow that opportunity
And when that genie asks for your wishes, you better know what to say
You don’t want to blow that opportunity

If I were you I’d write it all down right here and now
I’d write it on a piece of paper
If I were you I’d work right through the night till I got it right, made it airtight
I’d establish every detail, till it couldn’t fail
‘Cause when the time comes
You don’t want no misunderstanding

You better be prepared for the day when that spaceship takes you away
You don’t want to blow that opportunity
And when those aliens question you, you better know what to say
You don’t want to blow that opportunity

If I were you I’d work out every line well ahead of time
You don’t want to be tongue-tied, after such a ride
And when you represent the human race will you try to save face,
Find a saving grace – or will you ‘fess up all the bad stuff?

Will you be loud and proud, will you be loud and proud,
Will you be loud and proud, or will you be ashamed?

‘Cause when the time comes
You don’t want no misunderstanding


SNEAK PAST THE MIRROR

I feel like a youngster, like I’m still in the race
Like all my body parts are, still in the same place
And I sneak past the mirror, so I won’t have to see my face
So I won’t be reminded that my life is flying by at such a pace.

The beginning has ended, and the end is beginning
In the salt and pepper contest, the salt is winning
And I sneak past the mirror, so I won’t have to see
That guy with the crow’s feet and the chrome-dome, that can’t be me.

The future never gets here, as it’s about to arrive
It becomes the past and I, realize that I’ve
Tiptoed past the mirror, so I don’t have to face my fear
So I won’t be reminded, that fateful day is drawing near

They say that time flies, when you’re having fun
But please don’t fly too far, ‘cause my fun has just begun
As I walk past the mirror, I stop and look me in the eye
‘Cause that young boy he’s still in there and he will never die
We will never die.


WIDE AWAKE

Hey Mr. Hollywood superfly, do you know who you’re really employed by?
The stories you tell have got nothing to say
Another shoot-em-up messiah come to save the day

Hey Mr. Anchorman, give it a rest
Must you read all the crap that lands on your desk
Are you an agent for the bureau of lies, trying to pull the wool over our eyes

We used to be sound asleep, but now we’re waking up
We used to be a flock of sheep, now we’re thinking for ourselves

Hey Mr. Politician bought and paid, we know the whole thing is just a big charade
Your military power won’t pass the test
Compared to the force beating in our chest

Hey Mr. Bankster, hero of the chosen few
This feast is for everyone not just for you
Hey Mr. Fatcat give us a break,
Must you eat the entire cake?

Now that we’re no longer comatose, now that the fog is lifting
Can we avoid this overdose, now that the world is shifting


TOO MUCH STUFF

Too much traffic, I’m getting psychopathic
There’s too many signs man I cannot see the sky
I need more income, I gotta get some
Man there’s too many things to buy

There’s too much stuff, well that’s enough, there’s too much stuff.

Too many gimcracks, too many knickknacks
They don’t do nothing man but sit up on the shelf
We keep on buying, even though they’re lying
I just can’t control myself.

There’s too much stuff, well that’s enough, there’s too much stuff.

There’s too much flash, there’s too much trash
What will we do with all those glossy magazines
Too much plastic, it’s getting drastic
There’s too much crap up on those TV screens.

There’s too much stuff, well that’s enough, there’s too much stuff.

Too many cell-phones, too many ringtones
All these devises, man it’s a crisis
Too much profiteering, too much interfering
Too many shopping malls, too many Barbie dolls
Too much religion, too much division
Too many casinos, and crappafrappacheenos
Too many lawns, and teflon dons……


PRISON FOR MYSELF

I’ll build a prison for myself, So I don’t have to think and I don’t have to see
I’ll throw my ass in jail in a cell made of nothing but stupidity
Yes I’ll convince myself, that it’s just what I need, it’s really what’s best for me.

It might be a prescription, a total contradiction,
A self-imposed restriction, it might be an addiction,
Might be a whole lotta stuff to own, that I can pay for all the rest of my days
To stay stuck here in this twilight zone, there are so many different ways

To build a prison for myself, So I don’t have to think and I don’t have to see
I’ll throw my ass in jail in a cell made of nothing but stupidity
Yes I’ll convince myself, that it’s just what I need, it’s really what’s best for me.

It might be a holy book, a set of regulations
Or a cool and trendy look, or just procrastination
So that I never have to chase my dreams, I’ll never lose and I’ll never fail
In this Monopoly Game it seems, so much safer here in jail.

I’ll build a prison for myself, So I don’t have to think and I don’t have to see
I’ll throw my ass in jail in a cell made of nothing but stupidity
Yes I’ll convince myself, that it’s just what I need, it’s really what’s best for me.

I need material expansion, to fill my big beige McMansion
All the latest gadgetry, maybe that will set me free
I need some more distraction, can’t get no satisfaction
Whatever’s on the TV, Hollywood celebrities,
I need more & more & more…


THERE’S ONLY LOVE

If I lose my eyesight, I could still play my old guitar
If I lose my ears, I could still paint a picture
And if I lose my life, I would not need to express myself anymore.

If I lose my hair, I would just grow more face
If I lose my legs, I guess I’d bum around the place
And if I lose my mind, I would no longer worry about anything.

If I win, that’s okay, If I lose, that’s allright
Maybe I’ll swim in the water, maybe I’ll fly in the sky
This old world of illusion, is like sand in my eye
And when the outrage is finally over, and a new page is about to fall,
Underneath it all
There’s only love.

If I lose my car keys, I guess I’ll just have to walk
If I lose my appetite, I’d have much more time to talk
And if I lose my way, I’m pretty sure I will rediscover it someday.

If I win, that’s okay, If I lose, that’s allright
Maybe I’ll swim in the water, maybe I’ll fly in the sky
This old world of illusion, is like sand in my eye
And when the outrage is finally over, and a new page is about to fall,
Underneath it all
There’s only love.


FAMILY TREE

I was an Afro-American woman, on an indigo plantation
I was an Afro-American woman, in a previous incarnation
The times were brutally difficult, I had the blues running in my veins
Even after emancipation, we were still bound up in chains

I once was an Irish coal miner, trying to feed my family
I once was a young Lakota, till they killed me at Wounded Knee
And now, when I listen deeply, I can still hear the pounding of the drum
When I close my eyes I see traces, of the places that I come from

We are each other, I am you are me
My sister is my brother,
The infinite family tree

I am a fractal, a small part of the whole
But also I am fundamental, and the universe is my soul
And you, you are a photon, a particle of light
Hurtling past tomorrow, on an timeless cosmic flight

We are each other, I am you are me
My sister is my brother,
The infinite family tree


RUN WITH THE WOLVES

They were made from the same dirt, equal in every way
But when he tried to suppress her, she made her getaway
And now she runs with the wolves

She was a hot-blooded woman, with an appetite
So they said she was evil, a demon in the night
Because she runs with the wolves

So when you feel like the world is, about to swallow you
That’s when the spirit of Lillith, will be calling you
To come and run with the wolves

The only deity that they would see, was the father the son and the holy ghost
But then the sisters set themselves free, no longer tied to the whipping post

All you prisoners of dogma, and purveyors of nonsense
It’s time to put it all, in the past tense
It’s time to run with the wolves


THERE IN YOUR BUBBLE

I understand, you were surviving there in your bubble
And yes I get it, you were busy coping with all of your trouble
I know there’s not much room left on your shelf
With everything that you’ve been through
But when I’m feeling sorry for myself, silently I’ll ask of you

What happened to that painting that I made for you
It’s been a long time since I’ve seen it hanging on your wall
And do you know any of the words to even one of the songs I wrote
Sometimes it seems like you never really knew me at all

From where I am I can’t tell if you’re really trying
From where you are you can’t tell if I’m laughing or crying
So we can talk about the weather, or visit a distant memory
Whenever we get together, I’ll have to wonder silently

you used to be my guiding light, my shelter from the raging storm
and even on the coldest night, you’d find a way to keep me warm


MOUNTAINTOP

I’m not close to death, I’m just a little short of breath
Standing on this mountaintop, looking out over my life
Sometimes it tickles like a feather, sometimes it cuts me like a knife

I’m not petrified with fear, the air is just a little thin up here
Standing on this mountaintop, looking out over my life
Sometimes it tickles like a feather, sometimes it cuts me like a knife

From THE CURRENT

I’M NOT HERE       

I used to be here but then I just, vanished into thin air
I used to be here but now I can’t, find me anywhere
You’re knocking at my door, but I’m not here anymore,
I used to be here but now I’m gone, and I don’t know where I went
Please can you tell me have my messages, all been heaven sent
You’re knocking at my door, but I’m not here anymore.
Don’t know what you’re looking for, but I’m not here anymore.

The picture right before my eyes is pixilating
The dots are swirling all around till the picture comes undone
It won’t be long and now’s the time for celebrating
The old world is dissolving, and a new world has begun
Can’t find my voice for even one word, there’s no more to be said
I can’t be seen, I can’t be heard, it’s all hangin’ on by a thread
You’re knocking at my door, but I’m not here anymore,

I used to be here but now I’m lost, I don’t think I’ll ever be foundThe floodwaters keep on rising, while I’m heading out for higher ground
You’re knocking at my door, but I’m not here anymore.
Don’t know what you’re looking for, but I’m not here anymore.

This comedy of errors, is just a curtain call
Nothing is the way it is, and nothing stays the same
The humble ones will rise up, and the greedy ones will fall.
But right now I can’t remember my name       
‘cause I’m not here anymore…

CLOSER TO ME

Ninety-three million miles from here
That’s such a long long way
I think I’ll pull you down much closer to me
To brighten up my day
My solar friend why must you be so far away
I’ll draw you closer with my will
And when you set in the evening please stay near
So I won’t ever feel that chill

I need you close to me, Warming me endlessly            
So I can stay wild and free, Close to me always


Two hundred and forty thousand miles away
That’s quite a distance from here
My force of gravity will pull you from that cold place
Magnetically I’ll draw you near 
My lunar princess won’t you sleep with me
Here in my bed I’ll stroke your face
And in the daytime please don’t go too far away
So I can always feel your grace

I need you close to me, Warming me endlessly            
So I can stay wild and free, Close to me always

WE ARE THE ONES

There won’t be no messiah, no chosen one
To show us the way
And there is no Satan to blame it on
If we go astray
The power is right here in our hands
It’s all up to you and me
If we pull our heads out of the sand
Then we will clearly see.

We are the ones we’ve been waiting for, we are the ones

The song of the Hopi elders
Is calling to me
The river of life will take us
To a new destiny
If we let the current carry us
And don’t cling to the shore

‘Cause now is the time and we are the ones
We’ve been waiting for.

We are the ones we’ve been waiting for, we are the ones

PERFECT THING  

Don’t bring no hatred, don’t bring no fear
You’ll just drive the vibe straight away from here
Don’t bring no gossip, no bigotry
Just bring that special thing to elevate me
Don’t bring no poison, to my paradise
Just bring some funky music, that’s my advice.

It’s the perfect thing to bring to my place, it’s the perfect thing to bring

Just bring me something from your sugar bowl
Your sweet sweet lovin’ will sooth my soul
Don’t need no attitude, no permanent frown
Just bring some soul food, so we can get down
Your negativity, is not welcome at my door
Your creativity, is more fun to explore

Please bring your magic mix, and that twinkle in your eye
And don’t forget your bag of tricks, so we can get high
It’s the perfect thing to bring to my place, it’s the perfect thing to bring
Just bring me something from your sugar bowl
Your sweet sweet lovin’ will sooth my soul

Where do you come from, such a long time ago
Where are you going to, don’t you want to know
When you look in the mirror, down deep in your eyes
Can you see those golden wings, underneath your disguise
There are no imposters in my paradise
Just bring your true true self, that would be nice

It’s the perfect thing to bring to my place, it’s the perfect thing to bring

Just bring me something from your sugar bowlYour sweet sweet lovin’ will sooth my soul

TAKE ME SOME TIME   

Don’t make me open my, don’t make me open my door‘Cause the last time I did that it shook me right to the core
Like a soldier’s mother after the war

It’s gonna take me some time.

Don’t fill my sail with your, don’t fill my sail with your wind
With the sound of your plans like a note from a sweet mandolin
And just like the mystic searching within

It’s gonna take me some time.

It’s gonna take me some time, to sail across the water
It’s gonna take me some time, to set my course
It’s gonna take me some time, to find my way back home.

Don’t make me kiss away, those teardrops from your eyes
‘Cause the last time I tasted them, you were saying goodbye
Like a newborn eagle yearning to fly

It’s gonna take me some time.

WIND IN MY HAIR  

I’m a Gypsy man, and I can’t stay here long
I’m a Gypsy man, and I won’t be here long
I live my life, just like a rock and roll song.

I’ve got the wind in my hair, and I’m going out somewhere
To find my baby

Come on baby let me be your Gypsy man
We’ll be free like a breeze across the dessert sand
And I’ll make love to you baby in the back of our caravan.

I’ve got the wind in my hair, and I won’t go nowhere
Without my baby

My northern belle she cast a spell on me
With love like a veil so I can’t hardly see
And now my rock and roll song is a distant memory

I had the wind in my hair, but now I can’t go nowhere
Without my baby

EYES WIDE OPEN

Well if a Mack truck hit me I could safely say
I have had a good life, I have had my way
If I find myself standing at the pearly gate
Won’t be a moment too soon, not a moment too late

When it’s my turn to go, there’s one thing I’m hopin’
I’d like to make the journey with my eyes wide open.

As long as I can sing and play some twangy tune
I know rigor mortis won’t set in too soon
I like to smell the roses and I’ll tell you why
I’d like to keep on living till the day I die.

When it’s my turn to go, there’s one thing I’m hopin’
I’d like to make the journey with my eyes wide open.

      Whether it’s good or bad, whether it’s black or white
Whether it’s happy or sad, whether it’s day or night
No matter what awaits me, no matter what I find
I just don’t want to go there blind.

DON’T WANNA FIGHT

You surprised me with a left hook, caught me square upon the chin
And everybody took a good look, as my tail began to spin
My legs buckled underneath me, and my head began to pound
The floor came rushing up to meet me, and now I’m down for the count.

And I don’t want to fight no more
Don’t know what I’ve been fighting for
You can’t win when no one’s keeping score
And I don’t want to fight no more.

With cauliflower ears and a pug nose, I retire from the game
Yes that’s just the way the story goes, and it’s always been the same
I count my injuries on one hand, yes all my battle scars
I count my blessings on the other hand, yes all my lucky stars.

And I don’t want to fight no more
Don’t know what I’ve been fighting for
You can’t win when no one’s keeping score
And I don’t want to fight no more.

And the victories were so sweet, they were hard fought
I can bear the agony of defeat, I know I gave it all I got
And even if I caught a bullet, yes right between the eyes
And even though I didn’t will it, it’s still a blessing in disguise.

And I don’t want to fight no more
Don’t know what I’ve been fighting for
You can’t win when no one’s keeping score
And I don’t want to fight no more.


NEVER BEEN YOU


I’ve been helpless, and I’ve been tough
I’ve been straight flush, and I’ve been bluff
I’ve been high in the sky, I’ve been down on the ground
I’ve been far and wide, I’ve been lost and found
I’ve smart as a whip, I’ve dumb as a stick
I’ve been sweet as pie, I’ve been a selfish prick
But I’ve never been you…

I’ve been early, and I’ve been late
I’ve been curly, and I’ve been straight
I’ve been north and south, I’ve been frothing at the mouth
I’ve east and west, I’ve been worst and best
I’ve been top of the heap, I’ve been stingy and cheap
I’ve been on my toes, I’ve had candy up my nose
But I’ve never been you…

I’ve been ancient, and I’ve been new
I’ve been red hot, and I’ve been blue
I’ve walked in the rain, I’ve wallowed in the pain
I’ve rocked and rolled, I’ve cowered in the cold
I’ve been first in the race, I’ve been a big disgrace
I’ve been my lover’s dream, I’ve been asshole supreme
But I’ve never been you…

THINGS HAVE CHANGED

My old friends don’t come around here anymore
‘Cause what I’ve got ain’t what they’re looking for
We used to get all sloppy drunk and have a ball
            But things have changed and that’s all

I had no intention to be cold
But what I’ve got is very hard to hold
I apologize but ever since I got the call
            Things have changed and that’s all
     
First time I heard about it I was confused
She said it would take my pain away
I asked my friends about it but they refused to say.
My woman up and went away
Said she can’t stand the things I say
She thinks I’m crazy and I’m headed for a fall
But things have changed and that’s all

Things have changed and they’ll never be the same
Things have changed for good.
Things have changed for good.


YOU KNOW WHAT I NEED


You know what I like babe, you know what I need
You know what I want girl, you know what I need
I need somebody who can show myself to me
So very gently while she loves me tenderly

You know what I like babe, you know what I need
You know what I want girl, you know what I need

          
I love it when you fly me to the moon
And feed me humble pie with a silver spoon

You know what I like babe, you know what I need
You know what I want girl, you know what I need

    
You know me from the inside out
You love me when I’m happy, you love me when I’m blue
You know what I’m talking about
I trust your intuition, I know your heart is true
You see me as a beam of light, but you
You love my dark side too.

You know what I like babe, you know what I need
You know what I want girl, you know what I need