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Al Brant, 2010
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1. Lil Miss Get-you-back MP3
2. Italian Skies MP3
3. Wide Open MP3
4. Shaman's Dream MP3
5. One of Those Days MP3
6. Advocate of Love MP3
7. Common Thread MP3
8. Busy Chasing Nothin' MP3
9. Digital Girl MP3
10. Come and Go Blues MP3
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1. LIL MISS GET-YOU-BACK
Copyright © 2009 Allan S. Brant, all rights reserved

THERE YOU GO, IT'S THE SAME OLD THING
ALWAYS TRYING TO MAKE EVERYONE LOOK SO BAD
IT SEEMS TO ME IT'S UNFORTUNATE
IT'S A LITTLE STRANGE AND A LITTLE SAD

WELL I KNOW, I KNOW, I KNOW, I KNOW
THINGS HAVE TO CHANGE
I KNOW, I KNOW, I KNOW, I KNOW
THINGS CAN'T STAY THIS WAY

LOOK AT YOU, LITTLE MISS GET-YOU-BACK
CAN'T IMAGINE WHAT IT'S LIKE IN YOUR SKIN
PRE-CONCEIVING ALL THESE LITTLE TRAPS
NO WONDER NO ONE WANTS TO LET YOU IN

WELL I KNOW, I KNOW, I KNOW, I KNOW
YOU GOT A LOT TO LEARN
WELL I KNOW, I KNOW, I KNOW, I KNOW
YOU'RE GONNA GET YOURSELF BURNED

BETTER GET THE LIGHT ON
IT'S DARK IN HERE
BETTER GET THE LIGHT ON
IT'S GETTING DARK IN HERE

YOU NEVER KNOW, IT MIGHT BE GOOD ADVICE
YOU'RE NEVER GONNA GET WHAT YOU WANT THIS WAY
THE TROUBLE IS - YOU WILL NEVER SEE
YOU NEVER LISTEN TO ANYTHING THAT I SAY

I KNOW, I KNOW, I KNOW, I KNOW
YOU MIGHT NEVER CHANGE
WELL I KNOW, I KNOW, I KNOW, I KNOW
THINGS CAN'T STAY THIS WAY
AND IF THAT'S THE CASE
I HOPE I AM A MILLION MILES AWAY

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2. ITALIAN SKIES
Copyright © 2009 Allan S. Brant, all rights reserved

GOOD MORNING SIGNORINA; JUST WHEN DID YOU GET BACK?
VENICE STOLE YOU LIKE A THIEF
IT'S LIKE YOU'VE BEEN GONE FOR DAYS

YOU LOOK AT ME SO VERY ODD
YOU LOOK AT ME LIKE YOU'RE LOOKING THROUGH FOG
SUCH AN INQUISITIVE LOOK…IS SOMETHING WRONG?

I WISH I WASN'T SO FAR AWAY
STUCK HERE WITH YOU ON THIS BEAUTIFUL DAY
YOU CAN HAVE YOUR SOLITUDE
AND YOU'RE LONGING TO JUST STAY AND REMAIN
UNDERNEATH, UNDERNEATH THESE ITALIAN SKIES


SHE LOOKS UP AND TURNS AWAY
AND I SIT AND STARE OUT OVER THE SEA
AND IT'S NOTHING I CAN PROVE
IT'S JUST A HUNCH
THAT SHE'S PLAYING THE PART POOR LITTLE BROKEN HEART
Chorus

I SAW YOU DANCING WITH A GHOST
SPINS AND TURNS ON THE BRIDGE OF SIGHS
IT'S CLEAR YOU DEEMED ME HIS HOST
AND I PLAYED THE PART FOR YOUR BROKEN HEART
Chorus

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3. WIDE OPEN
Copyright © 2008 Allan S. Brant, all rights reserved

THERE'S A LOT OF THINGS LATELY
KEEPING ME DOWN
FEAR AND WORRY IS BEING FED TO EVERYONE
I AIN'T BUYING IT, AIN'T NO WAY, AIN'T NO WAY
I AM CHOOSING ANOTHER DIRECTION AND I AM LIVING
YEA YEA

TO ME IT AIN'T RIGHT HOW COLD IT'S BECOME
OUR LIGHTS ARE TURNED DOWN
SEEMS LIKE NO ONE IS EVEN AT HOME
WE CAN'T TRUST A SMILE
WE CAN'T TRUST WHAT IT HOLDS
I WOULD RATHER BE FREE THAN BOUND BY A DOOR THAT'S CLOSED

WIDE OPEN TO WHATEVER WILL COME, WHATEVER WILL BE
WIDE OPEN TO WHATEVER WILL COME TO ME
WIDE OPEN TO WHATEVER WILL COME, WHATEVER WILL BE
WIDE OPEN TO WHATEVER WILL COME TO ME


MISERY LOVES COMPANY
YOU CAN SEE IT IN OUR EYES
BIG DARK CLOUDS INSTEAD OF OUR BIG BLUE SKIES
I COULD NEVER BE PART OF WHAT I SEE ON THE RISE
TURNING OUR BACKS ON EACH OTHER
AND READY TO FIGHT
Chorus

I KNOW WE WERE NEVER MEANT TO BE SO COLD
BOUND BY MIRRORS AND GOLD
IN THE HEART OF A CHILD WE FIND
WHAT WE ALREADY KNOW
Chorus

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4. SHAMAN'S DREAM
Copyright © 2009 Allan S. Brant, all rights reserved

I WAS BORN IN THE RUINS OF LUST
FOUND MY WAY UP THAT MANGLED OL' TREE
I SAW THE GRAVE DIGGERS KICKIN' UP THE DUST
THEY WERE DOING IT ALL FOR ME

SO I LAY DOWN IN MY SHALLOW GRAVE
I TOOK ON EVERY FEAR THAT CAME MY WAY
WHEN I WOKE UP I LIT THE SPARK TO THE FLAME
FOUND A DESIRE THAT WAS SLEEPING IN ME

NOW YOU BETTER GET OFF THE ROAD
I'M A STEAM ROLLER COMIN' ON
BETTER GET OFF THE ROAD
I'M A STEAM ROLLER COMIN' ON


SPIRIT OF SOMEONE KEEPS FOLLOWING ME
HOLDING ON TO A BAG OF MEMORIES
KEEPS ON DARING ME TO HAVE ANOTHER LOOK
I STICK IT IN HIGH GEAR…JUST WATCH ME GO
Chorus

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5. ONE OF THOSE DAYS
Copyright © 2009 Allan S. Brant, all rights reserved

IT'S AN EASY SUNNY AFTERNOON
TWO LAZY BONES
WITH NOTHING BETTER TO DO

I DON'T KNOW -
WHAT DO YOU SAY? IT JUST FEELS LIKE
ONE OF THOSE
ONE OF THOSE DAYS.

WHEN YOU GIVE ME THAT LITTLE HALF A SMILE
HAIR ACROSS YOUR FACE, BABY
IT DRIVES ME WILD

WE COULD JUST LEAVE ALL THE BLINDS UP
LET THE SUN COME IN ON BOTH OF US
BECAUSE IT FEELS LIKE
ONE OF THOSE DAYS

OH, THE GREEN LEAVES ARE STILL ON THE TREES
STILL, IT FROZE WAY TOO SOON FOR ME
AND I DON'T MIND WHEN THE SEASONS CHANGE
BUT WHEN IT HAPPENS TOO QUICK
IT DOESN'T FEEL THE SAME

SO LET'S JUST TAKE IT SLOW
BECAUSE IT FEELS LIKE
ONE OF THOSE DAYS
ONE OF THOSE DAYS

OH YOU KNOW IT'S JUST THE THING THAT YOU AND I NEED
OH A LITTLE ONE-ON-ONE, JUST YOU AND ME
RIGHT THERE, RIGHT THERE IN THE MID-DAY SUN

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ADVOCATE OF LOVE (Track 6)
Copyright ©2007 Al Brant, Barrie Nighswander, Dennis Meneely, all rights reserved

ADVOCATE OF LOVE
WELL I HAVE TO FACE THE TRUTH: I HAVE BEEN WALKING ON A WIRE
I'VE BEEN STARING OUT INTO ALL THIS DISPAIR AND I'M SO TIRED
IT'S HARD TO UNDERSTAND HOW WE BECOME
SO FAR REMOVED FROM OUR SOULS
WE CAN'T EVEN SEE THE ONES WHO HAVE FALLEN ON THE ROAD
WE'RE TOO BUSY WITH OUR GOLD
I HAVE SEEN IT IN OUR FACES, I HAVE FELT A WARMER GLOW

I'M AN ADVOCATE OF LOVE, I BELIEVE IN WHAT IT DOES
I'M AN ADVOCATE OF LOVE, BUT I KNOW THAT'S NOT ENOUGH
I CAN FEEL THOSE SHADOWS MOVE
AND THERE IS MORE THAT I CAN DO
TO BE AN ADVOCATE OF LOVE; I AM AN ADVOCATE OF LOVE

I KNOW I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE STARING AT THIS RISING TIDE
AND I'M GETTING SICK OF IT; THERE'S NO SOUL IN THIS LIE
BUT IT'S SWEET ON THE LIPS UNTIL IT HITS YOU DEEP INSIDE
THAT ALL YOU HAVE GATHERED
YOU HAVE TO LEAVE HERE WHEN YOU DIE

WELL I KNOW IN THESE DAYS YOU HAVE TO WATCH YOURSELF
OUR FREEDOM IS COMPROMISED
THERE'S A POWER OUT THERE HEAVY AND STRONG
COMES A POINT ONE SHOULD DECIDE
FOLLOW BLINDLY DOWN THE ROAD
OR REALIZE THE POWER YOU HOLD
WE NEED TO LIGHT THE SPACES NO ONE ELSE WOULD DARE TO GO

I'M AN ADVOCATE OF LOVE, I BELIEVE IN WHAT IT DOES
I'M AN ADVOCATE OF LOVE, BUT I KNOW THAT'S NOT ENOUGH
I CAN FEEL THOSE SHADOWS MOVE
AND THERE IS MORE THAT I CAN DO
TO BE AN ADVOCATE OF LOVE

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7. COMMON THREAD
Copyright © 2009 Allan S. Brant, all rights reserved

I CAN SEE IT ALL COMING
AND YOU HAVE ALL THESE QUESTIONS
SO MANY WAYS TO BELIEVE IN THIS LIFE

WHO AM I TO SAY
THAT ANYONE IS WRONG?
YOU JUST HAVE TO FIND YOUR WAY ON THIS ONE

BUT THERE IS ONE THING I WOULD LIKE TO SAY
BEFORE YOU SET SAIL ON THESE STORMY SEAS
OPEN YOUR MIND TO WHAT OTHERS BELIEVE
TAKE WHAT YOU WANT OF IT, TAKE WHAT YOU NEED

AND I DO BELIEVE THERE IS A COMMON THREAD
THAT WEAVES THROUGH OUR HEARTS
COULD YOU PUT ANY NAME ON IT
COULD IT BE THE SAME LIGHT IN THE DARK?


I CANNOT SEE HOW ANYONE GETS THE EDGE ON HEAVEN
NOBODY REALLY KNOWS IF THEY'RE RIGHT OR THEY'RE WRONG.
WE TAKE OUR BEST CHANCE AT WHAT RESONATES
BUT THAT MIGHT CHANGE AS WE MOVE ALONG

SOME WILL FOLLOW A PASSION PLAY
OTHERS WILL SPIN A KHARMIC WHEEL
SOME PRAY TO A MYSTERY
OTHERS WAITING FOR A BETTER DEAL
Chorus

I WOULD SAY LOOK AT ALL OF IT
AND NEVER FEEL YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO LOSE
WHEN FEAR TAKES AHOLD OF YOU
IT STEALS AWAY YOUR WILL TO CHOOSE
Chorus

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8. BUSY CHASING NOTHIN'
Copyright © 2009 Allan S. Brant, all rights reserved

YOU WAKE UP IN THE MORNING AND IT'S STILL IN YOUR HEAD
YOU START LOOKING FOR CLUES
IN THE BED SHEETS AND WHAT SHE SAID.
FEAR TAKES AHOLD OF YOU
YOUR DEVILS DANCE AROUND
THEY'VE GOT YOUR NUMBER
AND THEY'RE TAKING YOU DOWN,
YEAH THEY'RE TAKING YOU DOWN

YOU KEEP HOPING THE TRUTH WILL FINALLY COME
THE BIG CONFESSION
TO PROVE THAT YOU WEREN'T WRONG
YOU'LL BE WAITING FOREVER
SAME THING EVERY DAY
AH 'CAUSE YOU GOT A GOOD GIRL AND IT'S JUST NOT HER WAY
JUST NOT HER WAY

YOU'RE BUSY CHASING SOMETHING YOU'LL NEVER FIND
IT'S ALL IN YOUR HEAD, YES IT'S ALL IN YOUR MIND
YOU CAN DRESS IT UP ANY WAY, ANY WAY THAT YOU LIKE
AND STILL BE CHASING NOTHING
FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE


YOU THINK AS SOON AS YOU LET IT GO
YOU'LL BE BLIND SIDED BY THE TRUTH
THE TRUTH YOU SHOULD HAVE KNOWN
BUT SOONER OR LATER YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO TAKE A CHANCE
BECAUSE YOU'LL NEVER GET ANYWHERE WITH HER
IF YOU DON'T STOP …IF YOU DON'T STOP IT'LL BE GONE TOO FAST
Chorus

OH YOU KNOW SHE'S BETTER THAN THAT
YOU KEEP PUSHING HER AWAY
WHEN SHE PUTS OUT HER HAND
BETTER LATER THAN NEVER TO ADMIT THAT YOU WERE WRONG.
AND YOU BETTER DO IT SOON…BEFORE SHE'S GONE
Chorus

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DIGITAL GIRL
Copyright © 2009 Allan S. Brant, all rights reserved

WELL THAT GIRL IS A HOLOGRAM
YOU HAVE A PROBLEM, MAN
SHE'S OUT-JAMMED.
WASN'T SHE SITTIN' THERE YESTERDAY
STARIN' STRAIGHT AHEAD WITH NOTHIN'….TO SAY?

YOU'VE BEEN WAVING YOUR HANDS
IN FRONT OF HER FACE
TRYING TO GET A REACTION
BUT THERE AIN'T NO WAY
CAN'T YOU SEE THAT SHE IS NOT REALLY THERE?
JUST DIGITAL LINES SUSPENDED…IN THE AIR

DIGITAL GIRL SHE'S GOT HER HEAD IN THE ETHER
OH YOU GOT TO WONDER HOW SHE GOT LIKE THAT
SHE'S NOT REALLY THERE SO WHY WOULD YOU MISS HER
SHE'S NOT 3 DIMENSIONAL; SHE'S 2 DIMENSIONS BACK


Are you hearing what I say" She just seems a little flat
Come on, pull the plug; can't get easier than that
you have nothing to lose, well there's nothing to feel
The girl has no reflection
She's not the real deal
Chorus

Why do you even try"
It's pretty clear it's become impossible
to carry on anything at all
with someone, someone who just isn't there
Chorus

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10. COME AND GO BLUES
Copyright © 1973, Duane Allman, Greg L. Allman, all rights reserved

People say that you're no good
But I wouldn't cut you loose, baby, if I could
I seem to stay here on the ground
Baby, I'm too far gone to turn around
Only if you'd make up your mind
Take me where you go, you're leaving me behind
Lord, you got those come-and-go blues
Lord, you got those come-and-go blues
You got me feeling like a fool

Round and round, oh round we go
Why I still stay here, I don't know
Maybe I'm a fool to care
Without your sweet love, I would be nowhere
So here I'll stay, locked in your web
Till the day I might find someone else
And I don't know just when that will be
And I don't know, I can't say that; I can't see

Sail on, darlin', sail on
Woman, you go your way, and I'll go mine
Seems to me that I once heard
That everything is finally cured by time
So sail on, darlin', sail on
Woman, I wish you good luck
And I'll see you round next time
Woman, you got those come-and-go blues
Yeah, you got those come-and-go blues
You got me feeling like a fool

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