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A Natural Leap Forward

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Online Connection

Cyber-sex
And the need for rated X
Government control
Fueled by the meek and those who want it for us all

Where do we live
A democracy, theocracy or socialist regime
In this day and age
Overload by the super-information stage

Dislike your radio
Despise your television
Disguise your online connection

For the young or the wild
There’s a link to a new obsession
For the young or weak
There’s a world of bold progression
All included in your
Online Connection

The more life you create
Equals time spent
To relate and
Educate

For the young or the wild
There’s a link to a new obsession
For the young or weak
There’s a world of bold progression
All included in your
Online Connection

Age

Everyday I see another little piece of me is slipping away
Who can I sue for the time that’s been stolen from me
Though I don’t feel a day over the legal age
There’s been several more wrinkles to my page

Age, Age, Age
Natural human obsession
Age, Age, Age
Youth is not a possession
Age, Age, Age

Everyday I forget all my favorite places
Things I can do with all the friends who’ve all fallen from view
Though I don’t look the part of a dying breed
There’s been several more notches to my greed

Age, Age, Age
Natural human obsession
Age, Age, Age
Youth is not a possession
Age, Age, Age

Tossing, Turning
The candle light is burning
Crossing, Clicking
The master time is ticking

Age, Age, Age
Natural human obsession
Age, Age, Age
Youth is not a possession
Age, Age, Age

Can't Save

Breath in breath out
So I’ve been reminded to do
Maybe that was something not
Trust one breath lock it in

Runnin around
To fill our planet
I’m trying hard to destroy
Nature’s Law but she still wins

Bow down to corporate waste
Can’t Save the human race
Deficient machines
Can’t Save our human beings

Waste in waste out
So I’ve learned we live with it
Maybe I have forgot
That we can fix this shit

Bow down to corporate waste
Can’t Save the human race
Deficient machines
Can’t Save our human beings

We strive for the green of gold
Ignore the right kill the young and old
We shoot for the fulfilled life
But leave much less to generation next

Bow down to corporate waste
Can’t Save the human race
Deficient machines
Can’t Save our human beings

Scratch

There comes a light within our lives
Once in a while with which most of us agree
It speaks to our hearts and to our soul
Reaches deep inside and helps us to survive

Scratch
And defame
Scratch
Your devotion
Scratch
Weak emotions
Scratch
I turn and bow my head in shame

How should I react to a light put out
Would I visit where it laid amongst the others
Could I hold in my heart and in my soul
Better yet let it go

Scratch
And defame
Scratch
Your devotion
Scratch
Weak emotions
Scratch
I turn and bow my head in shame

He is here he is there
It wouldn’t matter if he were everywhere
The time is gone it’s been too long
And it’d better if we were moving on

Scratch
And defame
Scratch
Your devotion
Scratch
Weak emotions
Scratch
I turn and bow my head in shame

Killing In Blue

Outside there is a city sleeping
Above the world is still so soothing
A roar is ripping overhead
Standing still we recount what’s said

I’m just a kid in a battle that began today
Confusion packed in a one two punch
I’m only wishing these tears away
Steel birds bringin’ heartache and pain
Right now I can’t stomach my Lunch

Killing in Blue Sky
Killing in Blue Sky
Killing in Blue Sky
Killing in Blue

There’s some men that been searching back ‘n’ forth and door to door
The ground begins to rumble and shake
I’m missing love and I want more
Would you explain what’s zippin past my head
Right now there’s nothing more that I can take

Killing in Blue Sky
Killing in Blue Sky
Killing in Blue Sky
Killing in Blue

Overseas we see the women and the children
There’s businessmen getting rich on the backs of the government
Yet we can’t afford to feed
1 million
2 million
10 million
1 billion

Killing in Blue Sky
Killing in Blue Sky
Killing in Blue Sky
Killing in Blue

Say Goodbye

The end of the world has come and gone
Were standing imagine that
Off by a year or fates plain wrong
Do you wonder where its all at

The seconds keep coming two by one
Ignorance is blissfully fat
Positively speaking its all ok
Positively thinking its all today

Try as you to change
It’s best to Say Goodbye
Do all you can to rearrange
It’s best to Say Goodbye
Say Goodbye

So call me a realist without a view
Time for standing on either side
Love my world or run and hide
Get a view of what I give to you

The seconds count down two by one
Common sense has blissfully died
Positively breaking what is dear
Positively craving our yesteryear

Try as you to change
It’s best to Say Goodbye
Do all you can to rearrange
It’s best to Say Goodbye
Say Goodbye

Positively seeing our colors stand
Positively feeling my brother’s hand
Positively caring across that line
Positively sharing effort of time

Try as you to change
It’s best to Say Goodbye
Do all you can to rearrange
It’s best to Say Goodbye
Say Goodbye

Downsized

White collar Blue collar
Racism is about money ties
Small getting big getting BIGGER
It’s all a silver lined side

Numbers and bottom lines
Feelin Downsized
Numbers and Game ties
Feelin Downsized

This collar that collar
Work can be mighty hard to find
Giving my all, all or nothing
It’s all a loss for my side

Numbers and bottom lines
Feelin Downsized
Numbers and Game ties
Feelin Downsized

A widget a gadget
Man I hope this fad hits
Terribly tragic
Lawsuits take the magic

Numbers and bottom lines
Feelin Downsized
Numbers and Game ties
Feelin Downsized

Social Standard

Police were lead on another dangerous high-speed chase today

Heart starts pounding adrenaline
Wipe my thoughts clean and throttle in
World is closing on me must go free
Here’s my money thank the media frenzy

Sirens wailing assailants failing
To respect our Social Standards
Choppers waiting assailants failing
To respect our Social Standards

It wasn’t God or a place called hell
For a fleeting moment became me
Manipulate the voices
Within my big-head frenzy

Sirens wailing assailants failing
To respect our Social Standards
Choppers waiting assailants failing
To respect our Social Standards

Can you see me?
I’m on TV
Everything exciting
I got my grand 15

Sirens wailing assailants failing
To respect our Social Standards
Choppers waiting assailants failing
To respect our Social Standards

Leads To Gold

The further I get the less I appear to know
The younger I remember the further I appear to be
The heart you want for breaking would be the one I’d like to keep
The love you want for you is facing to the world

Experience Leads To Gold
Our hearts haven’t been Bought or Sold
Expression Leads To Gold
Everything about you Leads To Gold

The closer we get the more we appear to know
The longer we’re together the further we’d rather go
The time you have for taking would be the time I have to give
The thoughts you have for you are leaving me in the cold

Experience Leads To Gold
Our hearts haven’t been Bought or Sold
Expression Leads To Gold
Everything about you Leads To Gold

Passions pathways
Opened by your family
Passions pathways
Exploring it everyday

Experience Leads To Gold
Our hearts haven’t been Bought or Sold
Expression Leads To Gold
Everything about you Leads To Gold

Never Too Late

Bleary-eyed computer screen
Punching cards and number crunching
Automated teller machines
These are my modern things

Kick back paddy wack
This old dog wants a new bone
In with the hip or so I’m told
It’s Never too Late to stop growing old
Never too Late to stop growing old

Phone calls and every way
So many cells with so much to say
Automated voices craze
These are the modern days

Kick back paddy wack
This old dog wants a new bone
In with the hip or so I’m told
It’s Never too Late to stop growing old
Never too Late to stop growing old

Crash and burn
With all you learn
There’s always
Something someone ‘s got
And you want to walk that walk

Kick back paddy wack
This old dog wants a new bone
In with the hip or so I’m told
It’s Never too Late to stop growing old
Never too Late to stop growing old

Liner Notes:

Online Connection:
Writer: Jody Whitesides
Publisher: Too Much Music
Producer: Jody Whitesides
Drummer: Paul Kaiser
Vocals/Guitars/Bass/Synths: Jody Whitesides
Mixer: Jody Whitesides
Mastering: George Leger III

Age:
Writer: Jody Whitesides
Publisher: Too Much Music
Producer: Jody Whitesides
Drummer: Paul Kaiser
Vocals/Guitars/Bass/Synths: Jody Whitesides
Mixer: Jody Whitesides
Mastering: George Leger III

Can't Save:
Writer: Jody Whitesides
Publisher: Too Much Music
Producer: Jody Whitesides
Drummer: Paul Kaiser
Vocals/Guitars/Bass/Synths: Jody Whitesides
Mixer: Jody Whitesides
Mastering: George Leger III

Scratch:
Writer: Jody Whitesides
Publisher: Too Much Music
Producer: Jody Whitesides
Drummer: Paul Kaiser
Vocals/Guitars/Bass/Synths: Jody Whitesides
Mixer: Jody Whitesides
Mastering: George Leger III

Killing In Blue:
Writer: Jody Whitesides
Publisher: Too Much Music
Producer: Jody Whitesides
Drummer: Christopher Alis
Vocals/Guitars/Bass/Synths: Jody Whitesides
Mixer: Jody Whitesides
Mastering: George Leger III

Say Goodbye:
Writer: Jody Whitesides
Publisher: Too Much Music
Producer: Jody Whitesides
Drum Programming: Jeff Van Dyke
Vocals/Guitars/Bass/Synths: Jody Whitesides
Mixer: Jody Whitesides
Mastering: George Leger III

Downsized:
Writer: Jody Whitesides
Publisher: Too Much Music
Producer: Jody Whitesides
Drummer: Paul Kaiser
Vocals/Guitars/Bass/Synths: Jody Whitesides
Mixer: Jody Whitesides
Mastering: George Leger III

Social Standard:
Writer: Jody Whitesides
Publisher: Too Much Music
Producer: Jody Whitesides
Drummer: Paul Kaiser
Vocals/Guitars/Bass/Synths: Jody Whitesides
Mixer: Jody Whitesides
Mastering: George Leger III

Leads To Gold:
Writer: Jody Whitesides
Publisher: Too Much Music
Producer: Jody Whitesides
Drummer: Christopher Alis
Vocals/Guitars/Bass/Synths: Jody Whitesides
Mixer: Jody Whitesides
Mastering: George Leger III

Never Too Late:
Writer: Jody Whitesides
Publisher: Too Much Music
Producer: Jody Whitesides
Drummer: Paul Kaiser
Vocals/Guitars/Bass/Synths: Jody Whitesides
Mixer: Jody Whitesides
Mastering: George Leger III

Trivia:

Online Connection:
Meaning: The internet is the wild west and in some respect should remain so.
Trivia bit #1: I used to be nicknamed "dot com". So I thought it would be appropriate to write about connecting with people online.
Trivia bit #2: First time I used a tremolo effect on a vocal.

Age:
Meaning: Everyone thinks they're going to stay eternally young.
Trivia bit #1: I think of this as my version of Dream On by Aerosmith.
Trivia bit #2: I really dig the chord progression in the verses, I copped the vibe from an old School House Rock tune Little 12 Toes.

Can't Save:
Meaning: No matter what, earth will win when we destroy it.
Trivia bit #1: I'm into being green.
Trivia bit #2: My last tour bus was converted to run on used veggie oil.

Scratch:
Meaning: Defacing history isn't cool.
Trivia bit #1: Came up with the idea of this song while visiting the graveyard that Jim Morrison is buried in.
Trivia bit #2: Shortly after this song was written and recorded I actually met Ray Manzerek and opened a show for him.

Killing In Blue:
Meaning: Government generally oversteps their own bounds especially in times of war.
Trivia bit #1: Chris Hellstrom (guitarist who plays live with me) called it his favorite song I've ever written (up to that point).
Trivia bit #2: I really don't feel like I've done the song correctly - which contradicts bit #1.

Say Goodbye:
Meaning: Everything can go wrong, but if you're resolved - you remain standing.
Trivia bit #1: Written and demoed just hours before the first plane hit the World Trade Center.
Trivia bit #2: Is a very energetic song to end a show on.

Downsized:
Meaning: Watching companies downsize their workforce strictly to fatten the CEO's wallet is disgusting.
Trivia bit #1: Wanted to make this a bigger guitar song.
Trivia bit #2: The idea for this was sparked by the band Choking Ghost.

Social Standard:
Meaning: Examining the mindset of people that do insanely stupid shit on TV.
Trivia bit #1: The opening vocal thing was a throwback to the concept of Max Headroom.
Trivia bit #2: I wrote this after getting tired of hearing about so many high speed chases in Los Angeles.

Leads To Gold:
Meaning: A look at some relationships that defy a big age difference.
Trivia bit #1: I really wanted to record this with an acoustic baritone guitar - but failed to do so.
Trivia bit #2: I was really happy with the feeling of the chorus and Christopher's drumming.

Never Too Late:
Meaning: Time marches on for everyone, so buck up and deal with it.
Trivia bit #1: The guitar part in the verse makes me very happy to play it.
Trivia bit #2: Was the first song where I made some really cool choices with sound FX linking up with real playing from humans.