Purplefly

by Purplefly

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1.
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
2.
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?
3.
04:37
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...
4.
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
5.
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
6.
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
7.
05:41
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...
8.
04:26
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!
9.
05:31
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...
10.
05:45
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...
11.
07:42
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
12.
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

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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 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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