Wherever You Go ... Bear You Are
Composed over the course of the past 20 years, 'Wherever You Go ... BEAR You Are' is comprised of 11 original compositions (10 vocal tracks and 1 instrumental track), blending roots reggae positivity and skankiness with classic-rock and jam-band-ish melodies that will take the listener on a musical journey through numerous other genres, moods and modalities. While the final sound may be VERY difficult to classify within any one single genre, many of these songs are extremely catchy and easy to sing along with and will be easily accessible to fans of many different types of music; from Blues and Rock to Jam Bands, Americana, Psychedelic Rock, Folk, Reggae, Jazz, and even Classical. It is the artist's hope that these songs will provide listeners with mantras and tools that will be helpful in dealing with the dynamics of our rapidly-changing planet and culture, banishing habitual negative thought patterns to the buried layers of their brains, never to be seen or heard from again. Recognizing that we are all part of the universal one and the role each of us plays as co-creator of our universe, this album is deeply spiritual without ever preaching to it's audience. 'Welcome to the Luvolution!', in particular, may be considered an anthem in the soundtrack to our newly-emerging culture of cooperation and community. It is the artist's prayer that the songs contained on 'Wherever You Go ... BEAR You Are' may help us all to more quickly and fluidly breathe into reality the paradise we all know is waiting for us! The Gift This is the present, the here and now, Calling you and me to be THE GIFT Head for the Hills (Sittin' on Top of the World) Drop what you're doing, no time for that now Time that we head for the hills No use in asking what, why, when, or how Ready, set, head for the hills Cool breezes, sitting on top of the world Time seizes, the here and the now become swirled We'll swim with the fishes and we'll fly with the hawks We'll whoop with the whoopering wills We'll run with the panthers, get sly with a fox and We'll roam where the antelope will We'll be sitting on top, sitting on top of the world (X4) Let's get back to our mother, get back to our roots Replenish the cup we must fill Wake now discover the fountain of youth Let us run now and head for the hills Bubble Gonna blow a big fat bubble for us to dance inside There won't be any walls for us to hide behind We'll spin and roll until they tell us to go home We don't want any trouble We'll roll and spin until the chubby lady sings Rolling and spinning in our bubble Gonna blow a big fat bubble about one foot off the floor And once we step inside nothing can hurt us anymore Gonna blow a big fat bubble for all the world to see Then all that's left to know is would you like to float with me? We'll float and roll until they tell us to go home We don't want any trouble We'll roll and float until we hear the last sweet note Rolling and floating in our bubble ...Whoa... I'm gonna blow a big fat bubble Butterfly Butterfly, you flutter by on a wing and prayer Never stopping long enough to show the world you care Purple wings so paper thin makes me wonder how you fly So fragile yet how strong you are, on up and up you rise Watch out for the net now butterfly Faster than a jet now flutter by I ain't finished yet my butterfly Please give the love you get now my sweet butterfly When the rainbow shows amid a glorious sunshower Will you rest your tired wings upon the lotus flower? Or, will you simply fly on by for fear you may be touched? Butterfly, so delicate, one touch may be way too much One day a young man netted you but then he set you free Pray you'll land again someday so that you might see Not all of us would trap you, try to keep you for our own Remember this sweet butterfly, you reap the seeds you've sown The Honeybee Song It's a good thing for the honeybee Nobody told him he couldn't fly Just doing what comes naturally Like any other bird in the sky Even modern science can't explain the wonder of it all How a world so big could seem so small Anything is possible, yes anything at all No job too big, no tale too tall Peace around the world begins right here at home Together we can change the world Open up your eyes, discover you are not alone Open up your voice, let your song be heard Buzz around, buzz around, around my hive Don't you tell me you can't fly High Time Walkin' along just the other day I was just walkin' along, Eugene, Oregon Came across some hippies They were just kickin' it in the park Strumming guitar and singin' a song It's high time To consider what position my condition is in It's high time To get on with the show I don't mind If the middle of the riddle comes a little too late I don't mind, So you might as well give it a go People get on red-eye Cause the show's about to start Put a little beat, put a little beat, Mama put a little beat in your heart All aboard cause the bus about to leave, I said you better get ready to go We're gonna get down, gonna get down To some good ol' rock n' roll It's All Mind over matter, if you don't mind, it doesn't matter (X4) ...So you might as well give it a go Lasso Me the Moon The sun goes down The outer edge of twilight is upon us Just look around There's a fast approaching darkness Moonglow... Halo... Lasso... Gonna lasso me the moon Tonight's the night that's gonna last forever Time will stop, we'll all get off As one by one, the kingdom we will enter Upon a breeze so feather-soft Moonglow... Halo... Lasso... Gonna lasso me the moon A wolf somewhere is howling, she's howling at the moon Aaaooowww I'm gonna lasso me the moon (X2) Swinging on a beam of light that is tied around the moon Dancing through the starlit night 'neath velvet skies of June The moment's right, I'm feeling light, the cosmos are aligned Oneness is upon us now, all energies unite Moments flow unstoppable when you're living in a blue dream Anything is possible when you're swinging on a moon-beam Rock Star In life, there is a struggle to find the path of least restrain When you find yourself in trouble, when sunshine turns into rain You may look and see a rainbow or you can hide and live in pain You can simmer in the ashes or you can rise and be the flame When the going gets tough, the tough keep going They keep on keeping on When the water gets rough, the rough keep rowing They row right on through the storm When the road of life gets so rocky, you think you can't roll on Remember you're a rock star, remember you're a rock star And forever and ever and ever and ever and ever you rock on. Well I've been from Humboldt county, to Miami, F-L-A, From the hills of West Virginy, to the sands of Santa Fe You know I've befriended strangers, and I've bestranged some friends But no matter where I'm headed, can't seem to see around the bend Good N' Plenty I would crawl across the driest dessert I would wade across the widest stream I would climb the highest mountain ever Just to taste your sweet lips again You're my good n' plenty Tell you why, mama, you're so heady You're my good n' plenty And I'll take you anywhere you wanna go You've got such yummy gentle kisses Bring me to such states of blisses Yes your yummy gentle kisses Melt like snowflakes on my lips Serendipity Every time I find myself thinking about you I always find you to be thinking about me Every time I find myself start to doubt you even exist You come to me, you come to me Whoa, Serendipity, spinning me in circles round the sun Whoa, Serendipity, ensures the best is always yet to come Last time I saw you, I couldn't remember your name I knew I'd met you briefly in the Indiana rain Then, one sweet September morning amongst the dewy pine I was on my way to somewhere but you were only killing time Whoa, Serendipity, spinning me in circles round the sun Whoa, Serendipity, ensures the best is always yet to come It's just ridiculous how serendipitous is This solitary instance of coincidence The probability is practically nil you see that this reality Was ever real for you and real for me Can't you see that all the shit that happened up to now Was plainly meant to be then you were sent to me And when everything's been said and everything's been done I guarantee we've had more than a little fun Cause when the shit hits the fan in the pretty little city We'll blame it all on Serendipity Welcome to the Luvolution (Om gate Para gate Para sam gate boddhisvaha) (Let go Completely let go Really completely let go) (To the bliss divine) (Yes yes, Bless bless, Wholeness) Riding on time is like surfing 'pon a wave It comes, it goes, it ebbs, it flows Hours turn to days Days turn into weeks and weeks slip into years I'd rather live in love than live in fear This is the rhyme for a reason This is the time, you know now is the only season Go big or go home, c'mon and wiggle your bones Brothers and sisters, I wanna say welcome to the Luvolution I don't care what color 'pon your skin, no no I don't care if you're fat or if you're thin If you got a little hair on your chinny chin chin Yes, everybody welcome, just step right in Left, right, one foot in front the other Step light upon your sacred mother Take flight when your heart begin to flutter Because every girl's your sister and every boy your brother.