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by Monkey Gone Mad

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Monkey Gone Mad's first full-length album, full of ska-punk-jazz-hiphop-soul-R&B-funk goodness.

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released 21 June 2005

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Track Name: Listen [intro]
Come with me, let's toe the line between what's yours and mine,
let's go cause time is surely wasting
Detach yourself, open your ears, relax your fears,
just take a bite and savor what you're tasting
Don't let your voice be so loud,
that it covers up other voices like pollution
Don't thirst for what is not there,
cause the mirage is gone and this world is an illusion
So take a moment, close your eyes,
don't worry 'bout the things that you might happen to be missing
Throw off chains of self, lift up your soul,
keep breathing and don't forget to listen
Track Name: Reggae People
Millionaire tells me you can't dress that way
And millionaire tells me, you can't eat that way
But the law says I'm free, to do as I like
And the Lord says I'm free, if my soul's alright
But the media frenzy, says it's not that way
And the powers above me, don't hear what I say
They say that you're no one, if you ain't got stuff
But the people know better, cause we still got love

Chorus:
You recognize truth, you recognize light
You try to stay cool and you try to do right
Worn by our work, content just the same
We're the reggae people, we carrying the flame

You turn on the TV and what do you see
You see exploitation and stupidity
You flip through the channels and it's all the same
You see people yelling, but saying nothing

Ok it's not all bad, but look at it's root
The main motivation is just to make loot
And if money and glamour are our only goals
It's easy to forget, that we've still got souls

Chorus

You try to stay cool and you try to do right
But with everything you see, it's easy to lose sight
Of the goal at the end of the road
Forget what you've been told and behold
The divine plan, as it unfolds
And reaches every corner of the globe
Cause we the reggae people need to make it as a whole
And I know, even though I've been told lies
For the first time I can see with my own eyes

I look into your eyes, your eyes give me hope
I see something deeper, it broadens my scope
I see the big picture and its origin
I see all your beauty, it comes from within
Trials and tribulations, these times they do hold
But all of the best things, can never be sold
I thank you then my friend, for all that you done
You helped me remember, that we are all one

Chorus
Track Name: Sometimes
Every time I think of you, I just don't know what to do
Cause I know that when you leave, you'll be gone
You'll disappear and you'll say so long

Chorus:
All I need is a little more time, sometimes, sometimes

Every time I look at you, I just find myself feeling blue
Cause I'd be happier by your side, forever with you I would reside

But you don't even care, you push away
I don't know what's left to say, yeah I know that you must go
But I just wish there was some way to show you that

Chorus

All the times that we have shared, I always thought that you had cared
But now I know that it was just a fling, it didn't mean anything

Chorus
Track Name: Up and Down
Up and down, you go to bed at night
Up and down, and then you wake up in the morning
Up and down, why don't you go through life
Up and down, the way you go throughout your day now
One step at a time it will be alright

All the time, I see you miss a step
All the time, I see you caught up in the mire
All the time, I see you go through tests
All the time, the metal's purified by fire
The hardships that we bare can serve to strengthen if we stand tall

Chorus:
Up, down, round and round, we all do it we all fall down
What (tell me) is the difference,
you take it for its worth and just keep on moving
One step at a time, it will be alright

I don't know, sometimes I can't explain
I don't know, can't find the words to make a chorus
I don't know, ideas don't come out sane
I don't know, I think I need a new thesaurus
Or maybe just use some filler to get me through this line

Got no time, I see you rush around
Got no time, your schedule's feeling like a riot
Got no time, you need some solid ground
Got no time, why don't you save some time for quiet

Chorus

It's easy for the man that ain't got no troubles
To keep his head cool and live happily
But the wiser man knows he's got to keep his head up
Even in times of great difficulty

Chorus
Track Name: You Can Lie
If you could tell me just one thing, to keep me from this waking dream
I might just die, I might just try to be with you tonight
I'll ignore all fabrications, leave my checkers at the door
Cause tonight all I need, is just your word

Chorus:
You can lie, You can lie, Just tell me what I need, you can lie
You can lie, You can lie, Just fan this dying flame, you can lie

I know all time is precious, and I value truth and love
But I love my fantasies, they keep me from harsh reality
So sweep me off my feet with all the wild and foolish tales
Of how we'll be forever and hope everything works out

Chorus

Don't tell me where you were last night, unless the answer's home
Just tell me where you'll be tonight, say you'll be with me just tonight
One last flight, keep my sanity, to keep me from me
Track Name: California Van Song
I'm sitting here wasting time just waiting for something to change yeah
Sometimes you lose control of your life
and things just don't seem to rearrange themselves
Reality's lost its touch so I seek shelter in things that never were
I'm sitting here wasting time just wasting time

I'm sitting here wasting time just waiting for something to change yeah
It's not like I got nothing to do, it's just hard to find a little motivation
I'm tired of feeling like I got no reason to be here anyway
I'm sitting here wasting time just wasting time

I try and try to understand why this cruel world don't give a damn
bout my intentions or my cares, why is it me, it's just not fair
that the conclusion as it seems is that my life is based on dreams
that will escape to reality confronted with no one but me
who I can not accept just quite the way I am and always fight
with my reflection and my fate I can't accept or appreciate
all the good I know I have wrought, when the one thing that I have sought
continuously seems to run away as if I was the predator and it were the pr
Track Name: Simple Mathematics
When the binding of textbooks fails to keep us on the page
Our arrogance stands invariant for a mercenary's wage
Write enough checks for another term of respect
Leave it to your successor when the people come to collect
But your arrogance left unchecked from catalysts that you did not expect

When principles cause our requisite faculties to fail
And red herrings downstream cause our plans to rescale
Will blind faith in the captain breathe hot air in our sails
Enough so that when the bottom breaks we won't need the pail
This a lifelime opportunity for us
To lend our voices to the proletariat chorus
We can resolve to learn for ourselves what's best for us
We can resolve to learn for ourselves what's best for us

So try to maintain your concentration, diffusion will spread wealth about
The cost to ensure an education, much less than the cost if you don't
So make your poor choice and think of yourself, while others have none
Cause what hurts one hurts all, and simple mathematics have won
Track Name: Goodbye Grey Skies
Another morning, another grey sky,
it seems like weeks since the sun last fly by
It's times like these when I can't win,
I gotta lose this skin I'm imprisoned in

Chorus:
I guess that all I really need's the sun to shine,
then I know everything it will be fine
It carries me off to a place that's oh so warm,
without a burden of any cloud or storm

Another winter, another bitter chill, I can't keep myself from ending up ill
I'm sick every week and I can't find a cure
I still need the one thing that's soothing and pure

Chorus

Say goodbye to the grey skies
Track Name: L'Ange (Comme Votre Miroir)
Quand l'esprit s'echoue sur des temps tristes
C'est difficile d'etre toujours idealiste
Quand on perd son reve avant qu'on se reveille
C'est plus facile de ne pas regarder le soleil

Prechorus:
So why do you have to act so tough
When you refuse to lend a hand to hang your dreams on stronger ties
I think we've all had enough
When we carry all our pain while we sleep till the next sunrise

Chorus:
Ain't no reason for you to feel sad, you got a rock in Monkey Gone Mad
Ain't no reason for you to feel sad, you got a rock in Monkey Gone Mad
With trust comes love which the world will test
But if at first you still feel depressed
Sometimes you don't realize you're tired till you rest

If the torch of tomorrow is extinguished today
Will we find one another mourning the skies of grey
Will we find ourselves about to give in
Or will we find something else more worthy of our submission

Prechorus

Chorus

Ain't no reason for you to feel sad, you got a rock in Monkey Gone Mad
Ain't no reason for you to feel sad, you got a rock in Monkey Gone Mad
With trust comes love, which the world will test
But with tests comes the strength to do your best
To expand all your horizons, with every sunset

Chorus
Track Name: Right Now
Chorus:
My world is moving so fast right now
I've learned from my past and I'm livin' right now
If I wrote this song then, how would it sound right now
If I was wrong then, how could I be right now

I've seen the world through a lion's eyes
I stand by the light but it looks like the fire died
The drill is mind over matter like zion I
Don't fall behind, cause time is just flyin by
But before you move, ask yourself why am I
living in this condition and why cant i apply
what I believe and you wont just require my assistance
I know cause I know I have tried
For the last couple years now, give or take a few
my blind mindset caused my character to break in two
so now it's time to take it to a higher degree
I look into the mirror and I keep trying to see
some evidence of the person I aspire to be
so I close my eyes and I see the fire in me
His reflection in my design since the day I was born
I keep that in mind as I make my way through the storm

Chorus

My mind is fully loaded, I hold it steady and aim
at the souls who are waiting and are ready for change
Everybody with something to say, too many to name
and at the leaders, but sadly barely any remain
So I noted that in rhyme form, told myself its time for
music with the message through the mic, my divine sword
Right now I'm not where I usually stand
I'm moving towards the right now, and do what I can
with what I have, but I really wish I knew in advance
Some try to ruin my plans but I'm not losing my chance
to represent that spiritual, and supply a visual
lyrically invincible relaying God's principles
I keep striving and focus on the long-term
and move forward, when so many took a wrong turn
A disgrace to my name so I changed my lifestyle
If I had only known then what I know right now

Chorus
Track Name: Thank You
Well I try to help you understand, and I try to be some kind of friend
But I find things never go as planned,
hope that time proves healing in the end

Scraps of time, too distant and cold
This concrete facade, can't fill those holes
Two Hundred eyes, expectant and hopeful
Little old me, crushed by their weighty souls

Chorus:
If you can't fill the ocean, at least fill a cup, the wise man says to me
But these rushing waters knock me down every time

As you grow older, your mind brings you down
From friends and places no longer around
I wish I could show you how important you are
Your flame has not burned out. You're a shining star

Chorus

My sister's in tears tonight, has been for a while
Complexities of this world have got her on trial
I try my best to comfort her, but I can't do much
She says you lent me your ear and you know that's enough

Chorus

I was feeling lost today, but you came helped me lit my way
And peace came to me, lift me up when you talked to me filled my cup

Whether it's right or it's wrong, I chose my path and did my best
Whether it's big or it's small, we've all got to make some change
for the better as best we can
And you just can't give up like that, no no no, no no no
All this mumbling stumbling, all I want to say is thank you
Thank you for the change you've made