It Was a Dark & Stormy Night 2
This (set of) album(s) dives into the Folk / bar elements of piano with electronic/gothic elements embraced in the vocals. The focus is on the inward struggle of understanding who we are using pop culture, philosophy, physics and metaphysics, and all the hodgy podgy fiddle-de-dink that we encounter as we travel our own Hoober-Bloob Highway The painting used as the backdrop is a painting done by my 2 year old son. Peace to you, and De Colores to all Phloide ______________________________________ snippets: Dandelions in Bloom: Can all that we be, Simply existential anomalies Does life sing just a Filler song, Between the primordial and the grave It Was a Dark and Stormy Night: I never promised you an apple orchard But all my love I give to you Land of Lost Balloons: "go and scribe your legend on the days you've been given, here in the land of lost balloons Avatar in Jet Engines: the llama tried to jump over the moon, with some great bovine envy he suffocated once he left the atmosphere, and then burned up on re-entry Full Text-------------------------- --DANDELIONS IN BLOOM-- Hey Mr. Ramapithicus, Come and have a drink with us And let us discuss, The questions of the mind Can all that we be, Simply existential anomalies Does life sing just a Filler song, Between the primordial and the grave As I walk down Mulberry St. Looking at all the people I meet Searching for dandelions in Bloom Like the tantric senses that stir my thoughts, Are our dreams nothing more than chemically wrought And our breath nothing more than Empirical dust in June Hey Mr. Ramapithicus, Come and join us on the bus As we travel to what once was, In relative time Is 18 billion years, Long enough to create our hope, our fears, our dreams Can the quantum matrix hold, The answer for the longing of our soul As I walk down Mulberry St., Looking at all the people I meet Searching to find their tune Like the supernova dust that has formed my eyes, Has The Maker woven a beautiful surprise To cloak it inside a esoterical cocoon So, Mr. Ramapithicus come play your tune, For you know that all too soon The earth will call us all into her womb But within this tailor-made tapestry, Is there a greater singularity That even tomorrow can never consume --DARK AND STORMY NIGHT-- It was a Dark and Stormy night Against an old grand piano The maestro played a serenade To sooth the aching soul Happiness Is a Sad Song That echoes through the halls But the harmony softly reminds us That we are not alone I never promised you an apple orchard But all my love I give to you It was a dark and stormy night In an old abandon field The vulture lay eyeing all Awaiting for the kill For the life that blankets over us Treaties out our days And the pangs of defeat that comfort us Guide us on our way We never promised you an apple orchard But all our love We give to you It was a dark and stormy night When the young preacher took the stage To tell the ancient story of the child and the sage The journey we partake is unique in all accord But the grace that dwells among us can rest the bitter sword He never promised you an apple orchard But all his love he gives to you --LAND OF LOST BALLOONS-- On a whim, he sails his ship to the little strip he wants had known As she sings in the band, he writes in the sand, she is where I call home Have you ever taken a trip to the land of lost balloons As they sail over the ocean, they stopped in Goshen, to find the ruby shoe He said hey there Moses, do you have some roses, I know it's a quarter past 3 But if I give her a reason, regardless of season, maybe she'll come and dance with me He said "go and scribe your legend on the days you've been given, here in the land of lost balloons --AVATARS IN JET ENGINES-- Another Avatar got sucked into a jet engine today, as he attempted to ascend to the heavens It appears gods don't make it very long here on Mulberry street Guess he's not coming home for Ice cream the llama tried to jump over the moon, with some great bovine envy he suffocated once he left the atmosphere, and then burned up on re-entry Guess he's not coming home for Ice cream this is the place where I write the chorus filled with profundity, inquisition, and a load of nifty rhyming words about how I've found some great transcendence Train pulled by 8 tiny reindeer Now it's time for the obligatory second verse That generally reiterates the first no I've not forsaken the prize or turned my face from the future it's just that I realize I'm growing in an Image right here and now --TEMPORARY LIGHT AFFLICTION-- The silhouettes inside his closet perpetually twist and shout So he closes the window to keep the music out The blinds stay closed to block out the horizon. For fear that the sun will encourage his silhouettes to dance The thorns that pricked his finger, Lay upon the floor As this temporary light afflict pierces him to the bone He cracks the window to let the music slowly in As the silhouettes harmonize in discongruent song The horizon peaks it's head through remnants of jilted credence And caresses a faded rainbow upon the etching on his wall The thorns that pricked his finger, Now vased upon the table As this temporary light afflict reflects upon our reason he hinges upon the postulate, that only fools drink from folly and that wise men always know the way, and good ones never falter but the pricks upon his finger, tell him a different story that maybe love and understanding, don't always drink at the umbrage of regret He throws open the window, to let the horizon in As his silhouettes amalgamate intrinsic harmonies The music fills the room with all the rainbows refractions Of pain of joy of all the things that weaves and angels wing The thorns that pricked his finger, Now bloom in brilliant life As this temporary light affliction fades into the dance --TRAMPLED ROSES-- I dance to the melodies that faded long before I long for the questions in my youth I so adored The light's burning bright but I hide behind the door There's so much I am unsure of. I have burned the wheat and left the chaff I've chase the clouds, while trampling the roses Wisdom sings the tune As the heart writes the words But it's hard to tell if I'm listening Whisper to me softly the secrets life Of what lies behind balance of love and strife As I quandary over the meaning of it all And where it all take us Jesus, Jesus Can I tell you how I feel There are the songs reason was never meant to sing But my melody has gotten lost in all my quandering --MARY DID YOU KNOW/ CAROL OF THE BELLS-- Mary did you know that your baby boy will one day walk on water? Mary did you know that your baby boy will save our sons and daughters? Did you know that your baby boy has come to make you new? This child that you've delivered, will soon deliver you. Mary did you know that your baby boy will give sight to a blind man? Mary did you know that your baby boy will calm a storm with his hand? Did you know that your baby boy has walked where angels tried? And when you kiss your little baby, you have kissed the face of God. The blind will see, the deaf will hear and the dead will live again. The lame will leap, the dumb will speak, the praises of the lamb. Mary did you know that your baby boy is Lord of all creation? Mary did you know that your baby boy will one day rule the nations? Did you know that your baby boy is heaven's perfect Lamb? This sleeping child you're holding is the great I am. --BIRDIES BOUNCING OFF WINDOWS-- I see birdies bouncing off windows Simply because they don't believe they are there There are no second chances Their bodies are broken by the choices they have made And goliath comes, and he swallows them down and he smiles Cuz you know he thinks it's a game, doggy snacks from heaven And fate laughs as she lays down her final hand And we turn our heads as we wonder if the gamble was worth the price we paid --CALL THE DOORWAYS-- Enter me calls the doorways, That encompass my decisions Challenging my dreams My visions and my questions Oh Lord, please lead me Through this journey I must travel For sometimes the doorways Seem kind of hazy So many doorways Are calling out my name And wisdom seams fleeting In this ocean of time Time is my companion Through the passing of this age But there comes a doorway In which we must part our ways Oh Lord I pray for peace in my world For another heart to hold And one more song to sing For I am just a simple man With a heart full of questions Longing that I may never sing my final song alone --SMILE-- They sacrificed another cow today upon the alter of religion they said it'd make me a better man give me favor with the upper had I just don't under stand what's this gotta do with life, with love what's this gotta do with knowing you does this somehow make me who I aught to be does this really make me into some you want to see now as through a darken glass, then to face to face I just want to see you face to face no, I don't want religion, I just wanna know if I make you smile are you glad you got to know me, do you find me worth your while are you gonna be happy to see me, when I walk that final mile do I make you smile ---------------- All Songs written and performed by Phloide © 2008 Phloide With the exception of Mary Did you Know Written by: Buddy Greene, Mark Lowry Carol of the Bells Written by: Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych Arranged by: Phloide De Colores SWVA 15 TO Paul.