maple water

by kendall elijah dynamite

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i thought i was a thinking man. i thought i was a pensive transient becoming nameless...weightless but the romantic sheen up easy ridin' up and down the east coast had all but faded. the biscuits were old and hard and my black and blue cloud returned from its hiatus. needless to say, i needed a home and due to my fairweather luck i found it. guess it didn't live up to my expectations, after all. now employed and settled i find my cloud lost in translation as a freshwater fish in the ocean. was i blue or accustomed to it? this was something i had never felt before. so here you find me, a seasoned sailer skipping across maple water as we all are; we all are mapless and hapless for forever and two days.

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released September 2, 2015

written, recorded and mixed by kendall elijah dynamite
with additional mixing and mastering from louseph left fingers
bass guitar on movin' lightspeed & follow the leader blues by ian gallagher

album art illustrated by brother roger
and edited by louseph left fingers

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Track Name: family of sharks
i never owned or owned up to much
but human nature
bird of prey on bended knee
i’m learning what my feather’s worth
and what’s the sense if you’re perfect

i always felt owned or owing much too much
due to relationships
sunk beneath the surface
several several leagues
an empty dark
i’ll learn to swim if there’s sharks
if there’s sharks

chorus:
family of sharks
(there’s a family of sharks)
family of sharks
(there’s a family of sharks)
after what you got
(yeah they after what you got)
after what you got

there’s a hammerhead
close to where there’s happiness
post until the current hits
drag me to a new abyss

i’m feeling joyful
as the horn upon a narwhal
every time my lady bobbles and dips
if that makes me a sinner
then sentence me
judge not as the seasons sprout
instill it in your seeds
and that’s a future to read about



but time is running out
(repeat chorus)

SWIM!
you have to swim, have to swim
SWIM!
you have to swim, have to swim

but i can’t.
Track Name: movin' lightspeed
chorus:

we’re movin’ lightspeed, movin’ lightspeed
i’ll pray to slow you down
i’ll pray to slow you down

movin’ lightspeed, movin’ lightspeed
i’ll pray to slow you down
i’ll pray to slow you down

down
and i ain’t prayed in awhile
left home
broke my phone
wore a permanent frown
somebody tell me when a wanderer sees water to dock
does he leave his ship behind and leave the life that he got
for the life that he sees
more like the life that he needs
for a pasture of his passion
aint sure if its green
crabs in the barrel pinch you it ain’t a dream boy
forced to take a chance with a heart with no strings boy
and damn
i miss my friends
yeah the small few
green light sessions
huddled in a small room
i used to walk about a mile to the train
on the bus to show up late for a job that ain’t payin

bridge 2x:

all the hair i’m losin’ thinkin’ out in the cold
growing weak in the writing
feel a leak in my soul
can’t take that
bet i make a couple dollars off the payback

(chorus)

give me good love
i’m running on fumes
give me good drug
i’m numbin my mood

and before i get dismissed
and try to work an honest job and clock out the distance
between the want and need to move on for the money
and a side that’s seldom shown
smoking haze when it’s sunny
boy you better bring the bacon or the hens ain’t layin
aint no crop turnin’ up
thanksgiving is cancelled
champagne in the vase
fill it up with the oj
name the exhibit
and proceed up the hallway
and babe
darling sweet as the dawn
by the time the sun set
bet you we can get on
why we doin’ 75 in a 50
dramamine pills for my mind
feelin dizzy, dizzy

(chorus 2x)
Track Name: follow the leader blues
i had a friend who wrote a song
said he wrote it off a feeling
you know
livin
real meal tickets
then he died

chorus:

don’t follow the leader
don’t follow the leader
don’t follow the leader
don’t follow the leader
they’re dumb

now i was born to be somebody
but his name slips my mind
and if one man can change the world then baby
i’m just fine with mine
and activism is cool and all
but i promise apathy’s where its at
being selective on what you care about
keeps your mind’s mountains flat

(chorus)
Track Name: hampton bay
sleepless nights when i was immature
the last fair deal left an awful sore
but name a deity who didnt struggle
all’em knew the light would shine until tomorrow
i borrow a memory from me
and act like its rented
to return without a tear
directors cut unfinished
scent of a lily never penetrated really
cuz the object of my affection
lessened my greater doing which is
helping plant the totem in your wet dream
and hope it blossoms
be the pulse that make your chest weak
semi self suffient thinker from the chesapeake
sink the sermons and we’ll sail until we learn needs
i know you feel a right to where you stay
thought it belong to god
who’s line anways
what’s art without culture
what’s thought without a road to an action
that satisfies some other than none other
and on my death bed tell me the truth
see that my grave’s kept clean
and my children schooled
not with boundaries
but mounds to keep em tall when its cloudy
and appreciate the sun
raindrops’ll smile proudly
Track Name: black eyed susan
black eyed susan
another thought it’s all the same
another thought is all it takes
another remedy

black boy useless
on the second thought its not the same
i quit that job and moved away
another remedy

some days are dark as your center
some as bright as your pedals
a state of bliss just to listen
to a beauty such as yours
speak forever more
another thought it’s all the same
another thought is all it takes
another remedy

on the second thought its not the same
i quit that job and moved away
another remedy
Track Name: if it ain't broke
if it ain’t broke
you better not fix it
if it ain’t broke
let it grow