Moonbow

by Purplefly

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1.
04:07
I know what yer thinkin'... I’m just another custodian “He might be cute, ah, but it’s a fluke,” but with the truth I’ll reel ya in You know what I’m thinkin’, classy lady walking by I need to win your affections with more than my pheromones workin’ on the sly If you could see what I can do you would want me to... If you could see what I can do you would love me to... If you could see what I can do you would want me to... I know that you’re thinking that I’m a downtown blue collar kind of guy That I’ve got some kind of reputation for living my life on the sly Well listen here classy lady, you seem to be an uptown kind of girl It’ll only take a minute of your time to peek inside my world If you saw me in action, I think you’d be quite impressed It’d be to your satisfaction if we got undressed And plucked a silver apple from the forbidden tree Then ever up the ladder rungs of pleasure you’ll climb with me I’m talking of my hidden talents, the ones you know so little about I’m sure you’ve got some hobbies of your own besides the ones you flout If you show my yours, then I’ll show you mine Then life’s hidden treasures of pleasure you and I will surely find
2.
04:44
I’m in the runnin, now honey, you got me on my knees Hopin’ you’ll go my way, now baby, my sweet tooth’s beggin’ ya please I wanna make you mine now sugar, tasty as can be Got two hands inside the cookie jar now, tryin’ to fetch a sweet thang for me Just like the bee and his flowers now, your pedals pretty as can be I’m attracted to your pollen, petunia doll, I’ll pollinate ya ever so diligently Candy corn could grow in our backyard, licorice lovers we could be Sugarbabies abound when you’re around so why not come and sweetin’ my tea Sugar and spice and everything nice Honey, that’s you, that’s right I wanna make you mine now sugar, tasty as can be Got two hands inside the cookie jar now, tryin’ to fetch a sweet thang for me Honey hides in the back of my hive now, chocolate cherries chill so gingerly Shortbread cookies and a hot apple pies sigh waitin’ for you to entice me I wanna make you mine now sugar, tasty as can be Got two hands inside the cookie jar now, tryin’ to fetch a sweet thang for me
3.
05:13
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
4.
05:45
Talk the talk And a walk that walk Act a fool Cause the fool don’t balk Be surreal But stay real inside You gotta git in touch with yo’ funky side Jaywalk, walk like this, Jaywalk, walk like that When it’s found you, yo’ inna fool, don’t look back Jump around And a git git down Act a clown Cause the clown don’t frown Cold funkin’ glide And a speak that jive You gotta git in touch with yo’ funky side
5.
Undue optimism’s Got me wonderin’ If maybe through all the things you’ve said You’ve spread yourself too thin That you play it up so much Sure tells me a lot If you don’t got a choice well then it pays to be Happy with what you've got That you can’t be honest About the situation you’re in Looks like you’re leaving it A situation that’s no win Dig inside those pockets bro And tell me what you’ve got A pocketfull of battered pride Don’t amount to a lot You can keep your pocketfull of pride I hope it helps to warm you up when it’s cold outside When the sun is sinking low and the sky is turning shades of red You can keep your pocketfull of pride not listening to what I said...
6.
04:53
So what if the stars should choose not to shine I’ll light one thousand candles and hold them high So what if this world seems to be closing in You know what, if it comes down to sinking, I’ll swim Cause you know, it’s gonna be alright, and if it’s so, then I’ll put up a fight But I ain’t gonna let it get me down And I ain’t gonna let it turn my smiles all to frowns And I ain’t gonna let it turn my life upside down Everything’s gonna be alright So what if the sun and moon fall from the sky I’ll put them back or at least I will try So what if it seems like life’s all gone awry I’ll grow my wings and learn how to fly We gotta believe Everything’s gonna be alright...
7.
06:30
Here I am, not in the palm of anybody’s hand I’m a man with a single minded plan Oh, can’t you see, I’m free I’m a lion on the prairie without a pride All is fleeting except what’s on the inside And even forever can’t ever last I’m set adrift without a future or past I’m here, I’m there, I’m everywhere You can’t have me... Ever since I was a little boy, I’ve lost every toy that meant something to me Then I’d cry, pain and sigh; it’s not the way to be So then when I became a man, I thought here’s a plan for me Unattached to almost anything I’m free
8.
03:17
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
9.
So you’ve got a man Who’s half the man I am Oh, but what I am to do, don’t wanna be cruel I guess that’s just the way I am And you know how I feel, that these feelings are real, Cause I’ve told you so (many times, oh yeah) So don’t play me like a fool, that ain’t cool Oh, don’t you know And I know it’s hard cause we’re such good friends And we don’t want these feelings to end But try and see it my way just this one time, My love is real, oh don’t you feel That you should be mine Oh my heart breaks oh just a little bit every time you’re with him... Oh baby I’ve been longin’ For such a long time And you’ve got me on a tether, Balancin’ on a dime One, two, three times I’ve said before I’m dead True love I will find But for the one, two, three, fourth time in a row I love you so And I’m losing my mind!!!
10.
After all is said & done, to where are you going to run? Underneath the morning sun, Above the winds of the ever winding one? Where will you try to hide, When the knowledge, it rests on the inside? Now that the time has come, underneath the noonday sun And now for the question of the day, Which is the path you’ll take? One which is set in stone, or one that is of your own? Will you follow or will you lead? Will you imprison or will you set free? After all is said & done, will you be the willing one? Who will be having their fun, The righteous or the wicked one? Or those who stifled the might of the spirit readying for flight? But now that the time has come For the righteous and the wicked one To face up to the deeds that they’ve done Underneath the noonday sun After all is said & done, underneath the noonday sun
11.
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
12.
07:30
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...

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For those who've ever realized in red,
experienced the passion of purple,
and been blessed with revelations in blue, this one is for you.
May we meet at the end of the Moonbow...

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released June 1, 1999

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 & November 1998 - February 1999
Recorded & mixed by Roscoe at Roscoe's Recording, Detroit, MI
Mastered by Tim at the Woodshed, Berkley, MI

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Teduardo Detroit

Guitarist, composer, producer, engineer, singer, multi-instrumentalist w/
bands Black Mali, The 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
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