Purplefly (Moonbow EP)

by Teduardo

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released April 3, 1998

Composed, arranged & produced by Estar (Teduardo - Universal Abstract/BMI)

Performed by Purplefly:
Estar (Teduardo) - Vocals, electric & acoustic guitars
Phat J (Joe Canaday) - Bass
The Swami (Mark Harper) - Keys
Isabella (Elizabeth Nanas) - Backing vocals
D'rell (Darrell Schneck) - Drums
Scotty G (Scott Gatteño) - Percussion

Recorded January 1998
Recorded & mixed by Roscoe at Roscoe's Recording, Detroit, MI

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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: Succubus
You found a way into my heart in the dark of night
Oh how can I fight when you’ve entered into my dreams
You appear in there clouded by mists of which I cannot part
And leave me drenched in the sweat of my fears, tears of loneliness they do seem

Oh why do you haunt me and how do you know
Where in my dream time I will go
What is your reason and what does it mean
Why do you haunt me in my dreams

You own my heart of which a part awaits in the night
Despite this you are a mystery, an enigma unto me
Now that you’ve conquered me in the unseen
Will you come to life outside of my dreams?

But then when I wake up, baby you’re not there
Even though you haunt me, I know you cannot care
Because when I wake up, you’re not what you seem
Even though you haunt me, haunt me in my dreams
Even though you touch my heart and touch me in my dreams
Even though you haunt me, haunt me in my dreams
Track Name: Live By The Leaf
Oh don’t ya know what this little bit of green can do?
Relaxing vibe, medicinal uses too
Saving lives & clearing skies
By growing it as our fuel

It’s a miracle, but even if it’s not
What gives the man the right to keep it from growing in my pot?
This idiocy has brought our world to its knees
I say string him up nice and high sweet revenge for & by the trees

When you live by the leaf, you’re living life as it were
No crowds, no scenes, no big machines, a blessing from the Earth
But if you live by the leaf, it might lure you away
From what it is you’re moving toward and hold you in its sway

I think that we all realize
That the time has come to legalize
And let this gift of the Earth grow free
From the laws of you and me

But I think that we also need to realize
That wisdom is the greatest prize
And will keep us from treating this wondrous weed
As just another commodity

It’s a sacrilege to use this sacrament simply as a substance
So use a little wisdom in the way you use the weed
Track Name: Moonbow
I’m a looking for my pot of platinum at the end of the moonbow
And I’m wondering if now you know, baby, do you want to go?

So they say there’s saner way to live/better way to live/be
So they say, so we’ll see...
So I say that’s no the way for me/that doesn’t matter to me...

Ya see I’m trying ta make my own in my own way baby
Some might say it’s silly but I’m betting on a better day

When I get to the end of the moonbow, baby, I hope you’re there with me
Cause when we get to the end of the moonbow, baby, there’ll be so much to see
When we get to the end of the moonbow, baby, we’ll surely find a better life to lead
So when I get to the end of the moonbow, baby, I hope you’re there with me

I’m a looking for my pot of platinum at the end of the moonbow
And I’m wondering if now you know, baby, do you want to go...
Ya see I’m loving every minute of this moment that I’m living in
Do you wanna take a ride in this sled that I’ve been sailing in?

I’m a sun worshipper, a moon worshipper, and the stars, I praise the stars with all my heart...
Track Name: Smartbomb
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I ain’t talkin’ bout no stargate
I jus’ wanna see, um, some booties shake
My mission is to make this house quake
So let’s drop the bomb, the smartbomb and a
funkin’ good time we’ll make

Smartbomb Get yo’ ass on the dance floor
Isn’t that what you came here for
I’ssa tryin’ ta get you all to move
So come on and a catch my groove

I ain’t talkin’ bout nothin’ that’s gonna hurt no one
I just wanna see my people havin’ fun
I’m a wishin’ that the women would, uh, move their buns
So let’s drop the bomb, the smartbomb and a get down
on the one

Sike yo’ mind yo’ booty shine