why can't it be, it is.

by Andrew Roseman

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released March 12, 2013

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Track Name: Mother Nature's Sun
the only one who yells for fun
mother nature's sun rejoice
renounce your simple pleasures
better filter out the noise

in all you see and all you breathe
you've been here once before
no need to lie, i know you've tried
to creep on through the floor

o baby make it easier,
but i don't want to

i've seen the sky cave in
one million times before
now mother nature's sun
lies melting on the floor

like a bitter breeze, your thoughts they tease
the corners of my brain
one quarter cup, three quarter cup
now slow we go insane

o baby make it easier,
but i don't want to

i'll see you babe, it's been a pleasure
holding hands in crappy weather
i'm glad you came but it's time to leave
affirmed my faith in disbelief

in all i've seen and all i've breathed
i've been here once before
now mother nature's sun
lies melting on the floor

o baby make it easier,
but i
don't
want

to
Track Name: O, My God
i'm drinking diet snapple because health is number one in my book
i'm writing with a pen with a crack in its side
and i hope it won't spill, what's on the inside

but everyone keeps clapping hands
and stomping feet and doing dances
o, my god

and celebrate for you can see that
you are no celebrity
o, my god

ripping off the petals of your most beautiful flower
your strength over its beauty just because you've got the power and ability

but just because your might can kill
it must not be your only will
o, my god

and just because your hands are still
don't place them on my windowsill
o, my god

your timing's right and it's time to learn
i now know how this all began

your timing's right and it's time to learn so
tell me o just tell me o just tell me o
Track Name: Mehtanoia
i don't know what it is, i'm really trying to say when i go to
use my words
do you know what it is, you're really trying to say, when you go to
use your words
because i don't know what it is, i'm really trying to do when i go to
use my hands
do you know what it is, you're really trying to do, when you go to
use your hands

you make funny faces, you look really funny
we play with our gold and pretend that it's money

science proves that we're all really ants with a double wide helix and
firing dances
but if you get the chance to stand where it rains
and you know that it's raining you hear it you feel it
you feel it you hear it
you hear it you see it,
your senses don't waste them

so make money faces, pull lots of funny out
go play with your gold and pretend that it's money

go play with your gold and pretend that it's money
play with your faces, look pretty funny
go and play, go escape,
what are you running from

i don't know what it is i'm really trying to say when i go to
use my Words and
i know what it is I'm really trying to do when i go to use my Hands
and i know what it is that you are trying to say when you go to
use your Words
and i know what it is that you're trying to do when you go to
use your Hands
Track Name: Down By the Water
something seems to be bugging me and i know not what it is
o wait i think i do, it's your lips that move when i only want a kiss

it's the silly things you always do
the stupid shit you thought you knew
you gave your name but you're still a who
gave your name but you're still a who

down by the water with a 45
soul's on fire and i'm waiting to die
broke out of prison bout an hour ago
had a date with the devil
but i could not show, i was nervous

i look down to see all my bullets took
the last one rang out when i shot my foot
and that dear to me my left foot it was
i jumped off the boat and i swam to shore

i get back to shore and the man is coming
three police man and the dogs were running
i throw my hands up i had to something
throw my hands up i had to something

i yelled to the devil
said SATAN STOP
I DONE FUCKED UP LIKE I DO ALOT
and he said you stop now, that's not my name
the real satan is you
now go on, take the blame

hey, holy water, i've been praying for far too long
now, holy water, take it over, and play wind's song

something seems to be bugging me and i know not what it is
o wait i think i do, it's your lips that move when i only want a kiss

it's the silly things you always do
the stupid shit you thought you knew
you gave your name but you're still a who
gave your name but you're still a who

gave your name but you're still a who
gave your name but you're still a who

wait and save, he just comes too late
satan saves he just comes too late
satan saves he just comes too late
satan saves he just
comes
too
late
Track Name: Across the Room
watching you
maybe i've been watching you
i see you from across the room
i see what you do

chances are it's nothing more
nothing more but i need some more

chances are it's nothing more
nothing more but i need some more
and nothing more, i need some more
chances are nothing more

chances are nothing more
Track Name: When the Monkey Took the Jungle
when the monkey took the jungle
he grabbed a ripe banana and he used it as a hammer
and he built himself a cross
and all the other monkeys, they held onto the young ones
and they told them not to worry
and they told him what he'd done

oh but i
felt much worse, felt much worse, felt much worse, oh
i've felt much

and he went right to the highway
stood upon the overpass and in his head he did the math
of the women that he loved
and he thought about his children
and how he'd never see them because the state judicial system they told him she had won

oh but i, seen much worse
seen much worse, i seen much worse
oh, i seen much

and he saw the ground was falling
and sky was getting higher, and in his hand started a fire
and he threw a fireball
but land was made of water, and the ball was just a dud
and it hit me with a thud, and it took out all my blood

oh but i, felt much worse
felt much worse,
oh i felt much

and the monkey lost the fight
because he never did what's right
and he fell just like a leaf, onto the black street
and he never seemed to twitch
when they all called him a dirty bastard

and the monkey must evolve because he never tossed a ball
so he gathered all he had and he
fell a little faster

we have walked for miles and miles
sun goes up and the sun goes down
sun goes up and the sun goes down again

we have learned from the math in books
because we add it up and divide by two
add it up and divide by two again

and i said o?
would you save my soul
Track Name: Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
it would be nice if we were all masters of the universe
but the better half of me knows this to be untrue
i can move mountains with my hand
but they are only mountains of sand
perhaps it is more true to say that we are all
masters of our own universe
and the smaller part of me would pray for this to be true
ping ping pong tap tap taps tell that repetition is success
and we all strive for our best valleys
to be discouraged by tragic failure
failure tends me disguised, or rather mis-disguised
by the silent echo of nothing
and if silence is failure, then i am both a winner and a loser
the former is good, the latter is bad, so i'm told
but the construct is only natural
and in this natural high and low
i float in the median, the average
but neither in the positive, or the negative
i guess it's all about strict resonance that's all

and you want to know how this all started?

yeah me too.

we'll drink fresh squeezed orange juice every day
so we'll never really have to concentrate
lazy susan spinning round, and round
sacrifice my lips for sound

yeah, hope you get what you came for
i hope you get what you paid for