Funky Blood

by Mike Moore

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Written and recorded in the month of February for the RPM Challenge.
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Sleepless nights of programming grooves, recording harmonicas, writing fables, reading Einstein quotes into a microphone, lamenting about delirious roses. I learned that funk is in the blood. And sometimes funk means ripping guitars.

RPM RULES:
"Record an album in February that's 10 songs or 35 minutes long.
Recording can only be done in the month of February – no prerecorded songs.
All material must be previously unreleased, and we encourage you to write the material during February, too."

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released March 1, 2017

all songs written and performed by Mike Moore (ASCAP2017)

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Track Name: Electric Car
I want an electric car to take me to heaven
It will scare the president no imperial war to win
I want an electric car to take me to the river
Clean out poison oil from this Native American soil

Electric, electric
Electric, money
Electric – new industry for the money

I want an electric car to take me to the station
Swap the coal for the battery the track for a magnet see?
I want an electric car to take me to Tyson Farm
Let those mutant birds escape and call the local mom n’ pop, good god

Electric, electric
Electric, money
Electric – new industry for the money

I want an electric car to take me to library
We’ll open up the good book and highlight important bits
I want an electric car to take us to heaven
I want an electric car to take us to heaven
I want an electric car to take us to heaven
I want an electric car to take us to heaven
Track Name: Asylum
I skipped out on breakfast again
My glasses snapped my boots won’t strap and I need a new transmission
Seen no doctor in many years
Feel right as rain just a little back pain just in need of minor repair

I’m not cravin’ no surveyed heaven but I need a little shine
I need a little shine from on high

Cell phone’s off but I still grope for it
Hooked to my being the price ain’t lean grip my pen till I scream poetic
Smashed my T.V. with a bloodied paw
Propaganda bandits the hate they planted desert politic in the raw

I’m not cravin’ no surveyed heaven but I need a little shine
I need a little shine

(High)
Silent diamond
Open sky asylum
Silent diamond
Open sky

I skipped out on the get together
The gossip won’t fly phantoms in the sight they spewin’ sour milk at their leisure
I sit back in my chair and close my eyes
Ocean of stars I’m floatin’ out far liberate the zealot cryin’

I’m not cravin’ no surveyed heaven but I need a little shine
I need a little shine

(High)
Silent diamond
Open sky asylum
Silent diamond
Open sky
Track Name: Vibration
I say you
You got some fine hair
Streak short blonde
Must be cold around your ear

Your tie dye bandana
I see one red bra strap
Are you deliberate vibration?
And oh the dimples on your back

I don’t mean to be no drag
But I seen the way you move baby
I don’t mean to be no drag
But I seen the way you move baby

Deliberate vibration
She lives it
Deliberate vibration
Can’t fake it

I don’t mean to be no drag
But I got a situation here
I’m tryin’ to do my work
Then I see you in your underwear
Struttin’ to me good and slow
True woman drippin’ sweat
I see two bright moons
You are a fruit silhouette

Deliberate vibration
She lives it
Deliberate vibration
Can’t fake it

I don’t mean to be no drag
But I seen the way you move baby
I don’t mean to be no drag
But I seen what I seen
Are you deliberate vibration?
Yeah that’s what I like
C’mon, it’ll be like ridin’ a bike
Track Name: Delirious Roses
I grow delirious roses
In a garden out by my shed
They sway to my beat and they moan for water
Even though they’ve only just fed

Out at night the roses stay warm
Soot colored clay pots holdin’ strong
The garden is young but the barn needs building
I gamble the rattlesnake run

Vacant watch thorns frozen in held breath
Wooden creaks from the evergreens forlorn
They fight for their lives and the light in my eyes
Red flower my chains undone

I grow delirious roses
Their buds cannon balls to be
I once was a drifter but now I’m a gardener
And I drift to the flower within
Yes I drift to the flower within
Track Name: Future Lover
Medicine for my cyborg
The bible of a pop queen
Another free form junkie
Scarlet beam

Future lover
We’re in trouble
Are you human or are you an android?
Future lover
Does it matter?
Future lover I just wanna get you off

Art of the boogeyman?
Or touchstone of new canvas?
She’s model number seven six seven nine
Programmed smile locks my synapse

Future lover
We’re in trouble
Are you human or are you an android?
Future lover
Does it matter?
Future lover I just wanna get you off

Warble of micro-gears
White lab coats poppin’ off champagne
Candlepin bosom, candlepin bosom matchin’ my brain chemistry
The leads were cold on my temples, no pain, no pain

Future lover
We’re in trouble
Are you human or are you an android?
Future lover
Does it matter?
Future lover I just wanna get you off
Track Name: Einstein Said
“I believe the most important mission of the state is to protect the individual and make it possible for him to develop into a creative personality.”
“Freedom is the lifeblood of creativity, the development of science and the creative activities of the spirit requires a freedom that consists in the independence of thought from the restrictions of authoritarian and social prejudice.”

Einstein stand up
Einstein stand up
Einstein stand up
Up, take us up

“Nationalism is an infantile disease
The measles of mankind”
“Nationalism is an infantile disease
The measles of mankind”
“Nationalism is an infantile disease
The measles of mankind”
“Nationalism is an infantile disease
The measles of mankind”
“Violence breeds violence”
“Violence breeds violence”
“Violence breeds violence”
“Liberty is the necessary foundation for all true values.”

Einstein stand up
Einstein stand up
Einstein stand up
Up, take us up

“The most beautiful emotion we can experience is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer stand wrapped in awe is as good as dead, a snuffed out candle.”

Einstein stand up
Einstein stand up
Einstein stand up
Up, take us up

“Try and penetrate with our limited minds the secrets of nature and you will find behind all the discernable laws and connections there remains something intangible, inexplicable. Veneration for this force beyond anything that we can comprehend is my religion. To that extent I am in fact religious.”
“To sense that behind anything that can be experienced there is something that our minds cannot grasp. Whose beauty and sublimity reaches us only indirect. This is religiousness.”
Track Name: Songbird
Your kindred spirit always brightened my day
Wouldn’t be no guitar man without your inspiring way
Strange the earth still turns even though you’re gone

Songbird, sing

The smile of eternity in old photos breaks me down
Recipes of classics you taught the smells they’ll forever haunt
I drown in the emails of you tellin’ me don’t give in

Songbird, sing

So at night when I’m lonely in my way
Wave where you sit in the sky while your body lays in your grave
I’ll care for the keys you left, your white baby grand

Songbird, sing

What I owe can never be repaid
What I owe can never be repaid
I’ve never felt no debt like this
Never once in my life
But I’m gonna pay my due

You’d drop a melody like a sunset guaranteed
To hear your jazz right now lord it’d set me right free
You’d exalt the musician in everyone

Songbird, sing
Of course your final words weren’t even words
Well it was a three note melody
You were singing through a tired wasted body
I don’t know what was sung, only you were singin’

Songbird, sing