I am a T'ai-Chi Teacher and Singer/Songwriter living in Ashland, OR. Please visit my site: www.GeneBurnett.com for more info about my teaching and music. At my site I have over 20 albums of songs available for downloading free or with a donation. This blog is dedicated to musings about what I like to call "The Unforced Life".
Saturday, August 7, 2010
See No Evil
Hi Friends far and near,
I've just finished my second CD of the year and it's up on my site. (www.GeneBurnett.com) I know what you're thinking, Only two this year so far? Are you feeling all right? Feeling great actually, just slowing down a bit...
Anyway, this one has 18 songs on it. Consider it a catalog to choose from. All the songs are available at www.GeneBurnett.comfor downloading free or with a donation. Almost all the donations I get go back into music related expenses: studio time, supplies, repairs, etc.. You can also get my music faster and easier at places like iTunes, but you'll have to pay for them there.
I've also posted some videos of my songs recently that you might like. The latest ones are the ones at the top of the column on the right. Here's a link to my youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/GeneBurnett
Here are the song titles from the new album and a lyric sample from each one:
1. Talk Is Cheap
"As high as you can get is the top of the bottom. Delusions of grandeur--believe me you've got 'em. Anyone who serves you--Treat and tip them well. Learn to read and learn to write and learn to fucking spell!"
2. Some People...
"Stanley's all of 28--But he's acting like he's 6. On his way to Delia's place to get a little fix. Normally I would tell him, her husband's not that thick. But some people just need to get their asses kicked."
3. Not Enough To Change
"She's got sharp teeth but she's got a soft mouth and a kiss that drives you insane. You want to say No--but she won't let go. It hurts but not enough to change."
4. I'm In Love With The World
"I'm in love with the world. And it's in love with me. We fight all the time. There is never any peace. It's a world of trouble. There is no release. I'm in love with the world and it's in love with me."
5. A Different Kind Of Good
"And the waves will keep on coming. They'll soak you through and through. On the way to your drowning. You will surf a wave or two. Some days you won't know. Just who is surfing who. And somedays bad will be just a different kind of good to you."
6. Walk To My Funeral
"That devil may care. Ride along the edge. Now looks more to me. Like jumping off a ledge. Maybe it is wisdom or I'm just getting old but I don't need to fight so hard to not do what I'm told. I'm gonna walk to my funeral. I'm not gonna run. I'm gonna walk to my funeral. I'm not gonna run. Got a few more things to do before I get done. I'm gonna walk to my funeral. I'm not gonna run."
7. Crazy World
"Busting heads and door in. Fighting holy wars in. Places we ignore sin. If it's the kind we like. Guns kill people--Drugs don't. Lies will go where truth won't. Fuck it--Who the Hell knows. Wrong is the new right. But I love this crazy world. I love this crazy world. I love this crazy crazy crazy world."
8. Jump For Joy (For Ax Prince)
"I am blind but I don't care. I take my blindness everywhere. To the street. To the park. To the light and through the dark. Places you might never dare. I am blind but I don't care. You'd think I'd be a sorry boy. But I jump for, jump for, jump for joy."
9. Shovel Ready
"I am here. Shovel ready. I am strong. I am steady. Not afraid to get sweaty. I am here. Shovel ready. I'm not Fannie. I'm not Freddie. I am here. Shovel ready. I am strong. I am steady. I am here. Shovel ready."
10. Carnegie Hall
"I'm not gonna lie to you people. I'm having a terrible day. So many things that could have--Just didn't go my way. I can think of a thousand places that I would rather be. When I'm too tired to care anymore--I just do what is asked of me. But it all goes away when I open my case and start getting ready to play. Something comes up and something goes down and something gets out of the way. And suddenly I'm just grateful to be anywhere at all. As long as I'm singing I don't care if I'm here or at Carnegie Hall."
"I'm telling stories. You're telling stories. We're telling stories all the time. Some guru says, You're not your story. But he's just saying trade yours for mine."
12. See No Evil
"I don't know about evil. Just different kinds of good. You can split the world in two. But I don't think you should. 'Cause where you throw that word around. Murder surely follows. Any victory you claim. Only ends up hollow. Black and white are in your head. They're always in each other's beds. No evil. Black and white are in your mind. Everything is intertwined. No evil. I see no evil. I see no evil."
13. Catch Me
"My trail it is not hidden. It snakes across the land. Maybe you can find it but probably you can't. You just give up too easy. To hold me in your hand. Catch me if you can catch me if you can catch me if you can."
14. Cell Phone
"I don't have a cell phone. I can pay attention. I can watch the road that I am on. I don't have a cell phone. I'm not gonna text you. Maybe you can find me and maybe you can't."
15. Like The Wind Sings
"I sing from a deep place. But not as deep as places go. I try too hard to feel things and to know things I don't know. But there's just no way to force myself into the flow. I sing from a deep place. But not as deep as places go. Like the wind sings in the trees. I'd like to sing like that. Like a swing set swings in the breeze. I'd like to sing like that. Like a Sunday morning church bell rings. I'd like to ring like that. Like the wind sings in the trees. I'd like to sing like that."
16. Walk (To My Funeral)
"My baby's mad at me. She knows what I've done. She's waiting for me. With a loaded gun. I know I've got to go and pay for my crime. I'm on my way home but I'm taking my time. I'm gonna walk to my funeral. I'm not gonna run. I'm gonna walk to my funeral. I'm not gonna run. Won't be much left of me when she gets done. I'm gonna walk to my funeral. I'm not gonna run."
17. Hole In The Wall
"I bounced my reality check. Love is such a pain in the neck. I'm feeling like a train wreck. Lying on a sun deck. Waiting on a phone call. The court is in your ball. I am in a free fall. Stuck in this hole in the wall. Stuck in this hole in the wall. Stuck in this hole in the wall."
18. It's Love
"Everything that comes to life gives up its life someday. To fold into another form to try another way. Galaxies, wedding rings, particles and waves. Everything that comes to life gives up its life someday..."