Purplefly

by Teduardo

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released November 29, 1996

Estar (Teduardo) - Vocals, electric & acoustic guitars
Phat J (Joe Canaday) - Bass
The Swami (Mark Harper) - Keys
Lionesse (Elizabeth Nanas) - Backing vocals
D'Rell (Darrell Schneck) - Drums & percussion

Words & music composed & arranged by Estar (Teduardo - Universal Abstract/BMI); performed & produced by Purplefly

Recorded & mixed with scathing wit by Roscoe at Roscoe's Recording, Detroit, Summer 95 through Summer 96

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Teduardo Detroit

Guitarist, composer, producer, engineer, singer, multi-instrumentalist
Bands: Black Mali, Majic Dragon, Purplefly, Isabella, Black Bottom Collective
Commercial: Compuware, GM, Ford Motor Company, Kmart
500+ live performances inc. appearances w/Afghan Wigs, Angelique Kidjo, Beastie Boys, Blue Dog, Cee-Lo, Chuck D, Darnell Kendricks, Don Was, Dwele, fIREHOSE, Joe Hunter, Talib Kweli, Thornetta Davis
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Track Name: Earth, Water, Sky & Space
It all went down one August night
Something in the air didn’t seem quite right
My walking done, my body shroomed (all over)
Imagination and my mind’s eye bloomed
The stars above of course shone bright (forever)
Among a brilliant blue a crescent moon took flight
The lake was still but the sky alive
Bearing gifts for our soul hive

It’s like I felt the earth & sky (come together)
Bringin’ in touch the world’s soul & mine
Nothing could match the feeling inside
My soul accepting and open wide

We all have to come together
Earth, Water, Sky & Space
We are all one together in this here place

Now that you’re thinking that I lost my mind...
You gotta understand that it’s all gonna come together in its own sweet time...
Saw fluorescent lights dancin’ way up high
As the wolves drew closer I heard the wild cry
Flew a giant neon eagle with outstretched wings (overhead)
Scattered among a million shiny sky things
We gotta take care and beware of this rock that we’re sittin’ on...
Or this old lady of ours is gonna send us right back to wherever it was
that we came from...

It’s like I felt the earth & sky (come together)
Bringin’ in touch the world’s soul & mine
Nothing could match the feeling inside
My soul accepting and open wide

We all have to come together
Earth, Water, Sky & Space
We are all one together in this here place
Track Name: Hot & Bothered
It’s my soul brother side,
You know the one you always wanted to meet
Here I am now baby,
I’m your number one freak
I ain’t one to play no games now sugar,
mental footsies are such a tease
I ain’t neva been one to beg now honey,
But I’d bet you’d sure taste sweet

Now that you’re in over your head
How much of the fight is left inside
Cause the way you strut your stuff now baby
Makes me wanna try you on for size
So now that you’re in the thick of it
What’s the point in me playin’ it sly
Let’s dispense with the jive talkin’ gibberish
Time for you and me to take a little ride...

Now that I’m all hot & bothered over you,
How’d you like to be bothered with what I think we should do?
Track Name: Sugarbaby
Hey Baby, Don’t your man treat you right?
Cause I figure there’s more fun to be had,
than shopping on a Saturday night

I’m tempted to play the teaser, to show you what you need
Some good ol’ fashioned lovin’ baby to wipe away that greed

Sugarbaby, can’t you see the writing on the wall
Plastic joys and expensive toys, they’re pretty boring after all
If your soul is empty, better fill it up
Take a drink from my loving cup

If money’s your religion, it’s time you got baptized
After your first communion, my lovin’ll be your prize

Ooh sugarbaby, your love of money just ain’t right
I’ll show you the real deal honey if you stay with me tonight

Sugarbaby, just keep a bit of me beneath your belt
A new life can be yours, a newer you than you’ve ever felt
If your soul is empty, better fill it up
Take a drink from my loving cup

Welcome to your new self, I’ll bet you’re glad you’re free
It sure was fun convertin’ ya’ baby, now you can spend some of that money on me...
Track Name: Make That Break
Now that it’s time to make that break, make it clean
If you wanna go on from here, don’t make no scene
The time is right, the time is now, ain’t no puttin’ it off anyhow
The choice is mine, the choice’s been made, there’s gotta be a betta way to
Make that break, make that break

Life can be hard when the break is breakin’ you
When rollin’ with the punches is the only thing left to do
There’ve been times, times in my life, when I didn’t hold the key
But after gettin’ it together, the key to life, it rests with me

Sometimes the hardest things, things in life, are easier said than done
We all want to believe that there won’t be an end to the fun
Sometimes you gotta make, make a change, for the betta, baby
We all want to believe that we’ll be the one to
Make that break, make that break

You don’t know how long I’ve had to agonize
Wonderin’ what’s the surest path to life’s golden prize
It’s another thing to try and run from your problems in life
But that ain’t no way to settle the strife
You gotta make that change,
Make that break tonight

Now that it’s time to make that break, make it clean
If you want to go on from here, don’t make no scene
Sometimes you gotta make, make a change, for the betta, baby
The choice is mine, the choice’s been made, there’s gotta be a betta way to
Make that break, make that break
Track Name: Wooin' Lady Luck
Thru fields of clover, chasin’ rabbits tails
Looking for lady luck, to no avail
She is the little lucky charm for me
Things just seem to work out when she comes to me
Over the rolling green hills of an Irish vale
Wooing lady luck, I cannot fail
I need her so, I’m down and out ya see
Lady Luck, she is my princess of a plenty

I love my lady, love her so much
Ya see I thrill with my every touch
With her on my arm, my aces are high
I hit the jackpot every time

She’s my lucky seven, she’s my royal flush
My bad luck merely makes her blush
Lady luck, she makes my chances bright
She makes my winning days stretch into the night
The kiss of her lips tastes of the blarney stone
Her friends are all little men with pots of gold
I need my lady, ya see, my luck has run dry
That’s why I intend to make her mine
Track Name: Tomorrow Is Today
Looking back rather than ahead
So many paths untraveled, so many things unsaid
Turn away from the past, let the future find its way
All is this one shining moment, the present here to stay

Why worry about what could've been when I can make what could be now
This moment is all you'll ever need my friend, no need to wonder how...

The scores of the past unconquered aim to tease
While loves forlorn haunt endlessly
Focus on this moment, turn all else away
Such as there is no tomorrow, tomorrow is today

Why worry about what could've been when I can make what could be now
This moment is all you'll ever need my friend, no need to wonder how...

The present, here to stay, oh tomorrow is today - tomorrow is today
Track Name: Creeper
Creeper,
When you see the suffering how do you feel?
Preacher,
If your god’s so phat, then where’s he at when the peoples' pain’s so real?
Quit stuffing this garbage down my throat,
Steadily sinking is the boat you want to commandeer
Twisting people’s pains and fears, tearing down what got us here,
You know your end is drawing near...

C’mon creeper, devil’s keeper, c’mon creeper, now you’ll run away...

Creeper,
I hope to hell your kind won’t be around much longer
Preacher,
I can feel it in my bones as these winds grow stronger
Vested interests and your fate to fear
Twisted wisdom, unsympathetic ear - you know the clock it won’t turn back
Twisting peoples' pains and fears, tearing down what got us here,
I’ll gladly watch you fade to black...

C’mon creeper, devil’s keeper, c’mon creeper, now you’ll run away...

I, I’m so caught up in what will set us free, not who’s been watching me
Better watch my back for that shoulder tap
I, I need to know why they want to hold us down, and watch us drown
Me, oh yes it’s me - got to break free...
Track Name: Git With It
Woke up in the mood, ready for this groove, hey
Tried to shake my sleepiness so i'd be ready to make my move
On the right track, ain't no turnin back, ain't it good to hear a
funky song...
The melody's here to soothe you, so let yo' self be soothed

Hopped right out of bed, this melody in my head, hey
Tryin' to remember what my baby said
Now its alright, no one's uptight, it's about time we got it on...
The music's here to guide you, so let yo' self be led

Time to hit the avenue, shakin' off my blues, hey
Found myself an aqua suit and some funky shoes
Now its real cool, no one act a fool, now we're ready to git it on...
The rhythm's here to move ya, so now its up to you

Ya gotta rise and shine now, it's your turn to steer, hey
Gotta get yo' butt in second gear cause the time to act is near
On the right track, ain't no turnin' back, it's about time we got it
on...
Just find the drive within' you, baby, and you'll have nothin' to fear

As I sing this funky song, nothin' can go wrong, hey
Just follow my direction as I string you along
Now it's alright, no one's uptight, now we're ready to get it on...
Let's funk this joint up - you've waited far too long!
Track Name: Stinky Pants
When ya gotta let loose what’s in your caboose - ya got stinky pants
If you’s in a crowd, just as long as you ain’t too loud you can flaunt your stinky pants
But you know that time ain’t right if you think you have to wipe your stinky pants
But you ain’t got nothin’ to hide tryin’ to squelch that fire inside your stinky pants

You might think this song is crude
Well I can think of other things that might be a little bit more lewd
You might think I’m rather rude...
Track Name: Summa Comes
When the winter wind blows, and I'm kickin' back by the fireplace, warmin' up my frosty toes...
Only heaven knows how much I miss the sweetenin' bliss of the seasons' change and the flowers grown
So in the midst of the snow, a little bit of green peeks out from underneath its silvery sheen...
Soon spring'll be set free, frolickin' among the grass and trees, listenin' to the birds and bees

So the summa comes, bringin' with it friendly smiles, nights of stars, days filled with the sun...
So many moments to seize, take them in and save them then, the raw materials for memories...

I'm gettin' ready for the sun, gettin' ready to have some fun, life's a breeze when all life is at ease, cause here the summa comes...

So now that summa's here, I'll tread water in life's lake of despair, paddlin' by and a' spreadin' cheer...
So now it's time to kick back, a tall cool one in my lap and the blowin' breeze'll take care of all that...
Ya just gotta relax, pass the time, taste the wine, as the precious summa time floats past...
Cause soon the summa goes, bettered by the sweater weather, and then the winter wind'll start to blow...
Track Name: Mirage
It burns inside when her eyes are opened wide
I am deep with desire, fueling lust’s fire
This mirage I’ll never find

Her charms never spurned; my glances unreturned
Exotic erotica, lust fueled fantasia
My flesh already burned

The touch of her lips with the sweetest kiss
Her tongue might reveal beauty unreal
Of her caramel skin, unknown carnal sin
Middle eastern skies dreamt between her thighs
Deep, with no reprise for my longing, this burning, this haunting
Beauty in her eyes
From the viewing vantage of my mind
This mirage I’ll never find
Track Name: Forever & A Day
The soul flowers in this celestial urn
Within its golden chalice, unending fires burn
This lonely stranger yearns, within this spangled dome
To behold breathless beauty, to find his way back home

Amid placid blue lakes and silver clouds lined with grey
I'll keep searching for my moment, forever and a day

The eternal bliss of the heavenly kiss
Forever reaching for nirvana, the laughing Buddha's wish
From the infinite snowball beginning, to the ends of universal sight
I sense the motion of emotion, fragrant perfume of love's delight

Amid grand mountain peaks, capped with white and grey
I'll keep searching for my moment, forever and a day