Bouncing Souls Gifts From America: With Love, The U.S.A.

The world keeps turning and I keep fighting

’cause what else are you to do?

When there’s a fascist telling you,

“It’s time you were put in your place!”

As he salutes the Stars and Stripes

By raising fists and starting fights,

Like an aberration from Hitler’s Nazi Riech

NOT PROUD – Of my skin

NOT PROUD – Of where I live

I’m fucking proud of who I am!

National pride inside you

Building you up, or limiting you?

Everyone keeps asking,

“Why’s he so pissed and so angry?”

When there’s killing in this world,

of men and womyn, boys and girls

For the sake of a dividend gain

These actions proclaimed in our name,

turn Stars and Stripes to shades of shame

“Gifts from America: With Love, The U.S.A”

NOT PROUD – Of my skin

NOT PROUD – Of where I live

I’m fucking proud of who I am… I AM HUMAN!

National pride inside you

Building you up, or limiting you?

Fighting for what on the battlefield?

Humanity? Corporate control and greed?

This country’s flag flies as a corporate symbol

This country’s flag strikes hearts with fear-COLD FEAR!

This country’s flag represents oil interests

The president wages an endless war so he can,

Justify stealing fucking billions

Steal the public’s rights through the use of fear, use of fear…

That is a system I can not endorse

National pride inside you

Building you up, or limiting you?

Fighting for what on the battlefield?

Humanity? Corporate control and greed?

Look for the truth you’ll see…

MADISON AND JEFFERSON

ARE TURNING IN THEIR GRAVES!

Bouncing Souls Hey Aliens

Hey aliens, how about a little help down here?

We can offer you some livestock organs and artisanal beer.

Hey it’s ok, you can have some DNA.

Whoa, aliens.

Hey aliens, can you save us from the super rich

Before they buy up everything and turn us to their bitch?

Hey, it’s ok. Maybe we can rent your death ray.

Whoa, aliens.

Whoa, aliens.

Hey aliens out there, tell me just how far you see

Through this black hole of confusion to infinity.

Whoa, aliens.

Whoa, aliens.

Bouncing Souls Better Things

Here is wishing you the bluest skies

Hoping something better comes tomorrow

Hoping all the verses rhyme

The very best of choruses too

Follow all the doubt and sadness

I know that better things are on their way

Here is hoping all the days ahead

Won’t be as bitter as the ones behind you

Be an optimist instead

And somehow happiness will find you

Forget what happened yesterday

I know that better things are on their way

It’s really good to see you rocking out and having fun

Living like you’ve just begun

Accept your life and what it brings

I hope tomorrow you find better things

I know tomorrow you’ll find better things

Here is wishing you the bluest skies

Hoping something better comes tomorrow

Hoping all the verses rhyme

The very best of choruses too

Follow all the doubt and sadness

I know that better things are on their way

It’s really good to see you rocking out and having fun

Living like you’ve just begun

Accept your life and what it brings

I hope tomorrow you find better things

I know tomorrow you’ll find better things

I know tomorrow you’ll find better things

Forget what happened yesterday

I know that better things are on their way

I know you got a lot of good things happening up ahead

The past is gone, it’s all been said

So here’s to what the future brings

I hope tomorrow you’ll find better things

I hope tomorrow you’ll find better things

I hope tomorrow you’ll find better things

I hope tomorrow you’ll find better things

I know tomorrow you’ll find better things

Bouncing Souls Ball Of Confusion

A ball of confusion

Oh yeah, that’s what the world is today

Just a ball of confusion

Oh yeah, that’s what the world is today

People moving out people moving in Why because of the color of their skin

Run, run, run but you sure can’t hide

An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth

Vote for me and I’ll set you free

The only person talking about love thy brother is the preacher

Nobody’s interested in learning but the teacher

around and around and around we go

Where it stops nobody knows

Segregation determination demonstration integration

Aggravation humiliation obligation to our nation

A ball of confusion

Oh yeah, that’s what the world is today

Just a ball of confusion

Oh yeah, that’s what the world is today

The sale of pills are at an all time high

Young folks walking round with their heads in the sky

The city’s ablaze in the summer time

And the beat goes on

Economics Reaganomics birth control

Sound of soul shooting rockets to the moon

Kids growing up too soon

The politicians say

Around and around and around we go

Where it stops nobody knows

A ball of confusion

Oh yeah, that’s what the world is today

Just a ball of confusion

Oh yeah, that’s what the world is today

Bouncing Souls Mental Bits

The sun is shining in the breeze

free from all the world’s worries

I’m walking with the city’s beat

under the palms swinging in the tree

Move out, move on

Life is here, singing her song

Move out, move on

The sun is shining as we walk along

Move on

We’ve been singing a worried song

in our hearts now for so long

All of the past, it can’t be wrong

let’s let it go, and move along

Move out, move on

Life is here, singing her song

Move out, move on

The sun is shining as we walk along

Move on

The sky is always on my side

trouble’s part of my joy ride

Drama’s crash, emotions clash

we have to live with the past

I’m gonna take the scenic route

battle the traffic with a better view

It’s better not to fight alone

altogether lets move along

Move out, move on

Life is here, singing her song

Move out, move on

The sun is shining as we walk along

Move out, move on

Life is here, singing her song

Move out, move on

The sun is shining as we walk along

Move out, move on

Bouncing Souls Holiday Cocktail Lounge

Happy Hour’s next door

But you’ll have to brave the downpour, I’m staying here

Where I can get a song free with my drink to smooth things along

The bartender, he looks kind of sauced but he always knows what’s going down

It’s all how you carry yourself here at the holiday cocktail lounge

I didn’t talk or say much but I got to know a lot

The greatest delicacies of Spain

The effects of rain on your brain

Another drink with my free song

The usual things they come and move along

Here at the holiday cocktail lounge

I have heard some places can change how you feel

It’s not something you can see

But I think that it’s real

Words that were spoken of passing thoughts in the mind

Somebody just rolled through and they left them behind

Maybe they sat in this very stool

And didn’t make a sound

They just came and went

Here at the holiday cocktail lounge

Bouncing Souls Lamar Vannoy

He was only 16 and he knew he wasn’t like everyone else

Listening to his records in his room he knew

Something had to change somewhere or he would go insane

But when some years slipped by and he still felt the same.

People and money came and went but the only thing that stayed the same

Were the feelings he felt when those records played

He drinks till he falls down

Oi oi oi oi!

and his name is Lamar Vannoy

he’s looking for something and

he’s gonna find it

Oi Oi Oi Oi

and his name is Lamar Vannoy.

Me and Lamar in NYC on the avenue

Talking about nothing much with a bag of brew

The New York wind was blowing and he was wearing his engineer boots

motorcycle jacket, black jeans, nowhere to go and nothing to do

So much has gone wrong and so much is bad

But sharing this music with Lamar there is so much we have

He drinks and thinks about

A girl who lies

Oi oi oi oi!

And his name is Lamar Vannoy

He’ll wake up and go to work

With a swollen brain

Oi oi oi oi!

And his name is Lamar Vannoy

He drinks till he falls down

Oi oi oi oi!

And his name is Lamar Vannoy

He’s looking for something and

He’s gonna find it

Oi oi oi oi!

And his name is Lamar Vannoy

Bouncing Souls Gone

It was a cloudy night,

or so it looked to me,

I felt so lost,

I couldn’t say why.

I needed strength to change my mind

but those ghosts stick to me like glue, hating life,

believing I was no good

It was a darkness all my own

a song played on the radio,

but it went straight to my heart

I carried it with me

until the darkness was gone…

It was a cloudy night,

or so it looked to me,

I felt so lost,

I couldn’t say why

I built this cloud to live in,

It was a bunch of lies in my mind.

the world wants me to believe it

so I had to change my mind.

It was a darkness all my own

a song played on the radio,

but it went straight to my heart

I carried it with me

until the darkness was gone…

I built this cloud I can break it

The world can’t change how I feel

Because I know it’s a lie

My heart is real

Gone…

Bouncing Souls Like The Sun

Drifting alone on a wide open sea, letting life pass me by

Avoiding everything I’m afraid to be, but your heart shines a light

Lost in my own misery, till you came and helped me see

That I don’t have to be alone

Thank you for giving this lost heart a home

So keep the light on

I’m coming home

Cuz I’ve been gone for so long

Always lost inside, always looking away

When the best moments in life are ours to take

The tragedy of human life, the darkness that lurks inside

The days that we quit and start to die

This is the time to stand and fight

So keep the light on

I’m coming home

Cuz I’ve been gone for so long

Keep the light on

Yeah I’m coming home

Cuz I’ve been gone for so long

So shine on

Shine on

Shine on

Shine on

Shine on

Drifting alone on a wide open sea, letting life pass me by

Avoiding everything I’m afraid to be, but your heart shines a light

So keep the light on

I’m coming home

Cuz I’ve been gone for so long

Keep the light on

Cuz I’m coming home

Cuz I’ve been gone for so long

So shine on

Shine on

Shine on

Shine on

Shine on

Shine on

Shine on