The Way It Is

by Brennan Louis

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All main vocals and guitar parts were recorded live with overdubs of harmonies and other instrumentation on a VM 739 microphone. It looks exactly like this one:
ralphslatton.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/voice_of_music_vm_1474_ceramic_microphone_web2.jpg

Thanks for listening.

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released July 22, 2011

Artwork done by the wonderful Joel "Geollyfish" Ross. www.facebook.com/pages/Geollyfish/132722993459896

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Track Name: Fire Eye
Let us not be a plant in the ground
but a balloon in the sky
as we witness the sun
and the fire in her eye
and when we explode
we'll know how we rode
fearless and shining bright
Track Name: Lady Light
It's lady light again
she's giving loyal looks to the choir
three thousands miles between
what's real and such confessions of desire

countin dollar signs and such surreal faiths
I'm biting phones and I'm naked on my plate

what I'm searchin for is night and day
when my sweet lady swims in golden fate
across the states of big red belly
tied to a piece of wood
as i'm force-fed motor oil when i'm friendly
and my lady, she wants the best

but sweet lady, place your palm on my chest
as you can see, i'm crumbling benignly

I race from the darkside
but, the sun's too quick and too quiet
I can hear the vulture sing and iti's
tracin' my steps and I ain't lyin'

so if you please, grab your butterfly net
because this sound is fading
and we have not met and I

so for me, keep your prayers intact
I ask not for favor but just a little respect
from the ragmen and this circus act
oh please lady, let me in the forest
Track Name: Warmth Of The Sun
Can't help my darlin'
go, go on
can't help her
see the lightnin' go on
she the keeper of my heart
and cold soul
screecha meetcha
ghastly pub a-hell no

Smoke stack and a watermelon high
june bubbles
tumors toils and cries
desert sand within my pores
and my lies
a heavy wind and a horseback ride a-hold on

Im not feelin the
Im not feelin the
Im not feelin the
Im not feelin
the warmth of the sun
Track Name: Ramblin' Man
I am a ramblin man
I should be put out on the road
to discover things
like the beat before me
and couldn't you see?
a bearded me
discovering the things of the world
all around me


I've been a woudned boy
but I believe that I came to see
the world's end
what a gift
I won't go an empty man
I won't leave a broken lad



Im still a hungry child
I need you to help hope up
and come love me up
What's up
Are you sick of trying to fill the up cup
My callused time aint even close to halt
Track Name: Sun Let Me Be
Don't think
Don't worry
about me
when the sun comes out she'll let me be
I've built my life from the street
that crack in the ground concrete

Cant help but feed the beast
when I'm half asleep he sees
and the heat of fire i breathe
til I arise from my deep sleep
but til then im trapped when i speak
and i forge the word til I am free
Track Name: Molly
I miss my molly
used to jump the freight trains
hung with hell's angels
for a solid fifteen
when i think of her
I get a look in my eyes
she's been gone for too long
I feel like i died

twenty years
I'm an easy rider
forty-nine
borderline
I'm not feelin fine

from oregon to ventura vegas to here
could use me some comp'ny
young man in my ear
I haven't felt this ol way in years
so play me that guitar boy
under this pier

twenty years
Im an easy rider
forty-nine
borderline
I'm not feelin fine
Track Name: The Way It Is
I had a friend
he always said
that life
was all cheese

I couldn't resist
believing
on the contrary
it's magic

from science
to stories
to the way the wind breathes
it's magic

another friend
thought his whole world was turnin'
cos' it is

I couldn't resist
believin' what this man said
cos' it's magic

my mother
thought life
was all about workin'
what happened to the kid
and its chance?

from science
to stories
to the way the wind breathes
it's magic

I have friends
believe it or not
they let me live
and I dont tremble or worry
cos' it's pointless
they be the dress
that shapes the lady
in a cool breeze

from science
to stories
to the way the wind breathes
it's magic
Track Name: Gentle Warrior
oh my son
you are royalty
your mother and I
will leave this place
and you will go out
and find guard's spear in hand
when we find a place
a pale queen
will take you in
and a warrior
gentle warrior
you will exist as
when we find a place
beyond the human race

I will now go out
And find a place
In the desert
the chinese queen
will find me at her throne
and make me a king
above the dynasty
i will be raised

oh my son
you are royalty
your mother and I
have left this place
and you have gone out
and find guard's spear in hand
and the pale queen
has taken you in
and a warrior
gentle warrior
you exist as
since we found a place
beyond the human race
Track Name: Build A Home
ah lord
wont ya give me a home
oh lord
dont wanna wake up alone
I just wanna do my thing
and get along

oh lord why ya makin hard?
oh lord just wanna play my part
and sing my song

oh lord i think ou misplaced your thumb on my haert
I fed the beasts of sodom all these years

oh lord why ya makin it hard
I just wanna play my part and sing my song to the sun