Super Dave music video

Music video for Super Dave

Filmed Aug 1-8, 2022
San Diego, California

Written and performed by Mike Margolies
Directed by Myles Union

Cast
Super Dave – Mike Margolies
Dastardly Dan – Rusty Good
Sinister Stan – Rob Rast

Studio audio recorded by Chris Holloway
Studio audio mixed by Rob Nisson

Original poem posting

Studio audio:

Peace of Mind

When I saw you
In the morning
Beautif’lly snoring
I wished that
I could freeze
Time

When I left you
In the evening
Painf’lly grieving
I wished that
I could
Rewind

Help me
Find my
Peace of mind

When I met you
That afternoon
Everything seemed in tune
I knew that
We’d
Harmonize

When I kissed you
That night
Everything seemed so bright
I knew we’d
Be each others’
Light

Berkeley, California

Across the Ocean

I went to the seashore
And I thought I could see more
If I took the next boat out of
Here
I was in a hurry
But I didn’t worry
Cause uncertainty is not what I
Fear

Across the ocean
Across the ocean

40 nights at sea
Knocked the wind out of me
By the time we anchored on the next
Dock
When my crewmates scattered
I was feeling tattered
Alone with my bag on a
Rock

Berkeley, California

Shadow Side

I tried 1000 times to get
Through to you
I tried and tried, even though
I’m not supposed to

Slipping down and out through
The other side
I think I might be losing
My alibi
I might be discovering
My shadow side
It’s not the first and I fear it’s not
The last time

I give it my all
But still I fall
I lay my soul bare
But you’re not there

Written with Nick Goyhenetche
Oakland, California

Quicksand

I’m feeling stuck
I’m feeling stuck
What the fuck
I’m feeling stuck
Don’t know what to do
Guess I’ll start singing some tunes
Been feeling stuck

It’s like quicksand
Up to my thigh
I get more stuck
The harder I try
I reach out for
A helping hand
But all I grasp
Is more quicksand

I got a wildfire
I got a wildfire
You’re my heart’s desire
I got a wildfire
Everything’s wrong
But I’m still singing my song
I got a wildfire

I can’t breathe
I can’t breathe
Under your knee
I can’t breathe
I come up for air
But just inhale despair
I can’t breathe

Oh let me go
Said let me go
I want to flow
Let me go
I step outside
I’m not gonna hide
Then I let go

Rewrite combining Quicksand (original) and Rona Blues
Berkeley, California

Taking My Time

Taking my time
Writing a rhyme
While a hurricane’s blowing
Around me

Take time to breathe
Don’t let your mind deceive
I thought I lost part of me
But then it found me

Through all the storms
Making, breaking forms
Confusion and clarity
Take their turns sharing me

Oakland, California

Let’s See

Let’s see, let’s see
What wants to come out of me
Dial it up, dial it up
Dial it to the nth degree
Shake it out, shake it out
Shake it until it’s free
Let’s see, let’s see
Me

Turn me on, turn me on
Love the way you tease me
Serve me, serve me
You know how to please me
Control me, control me
I want you to seize me
Hold me, hold me
After you release me

Let’s see, let’s see
Let’s see the real you
Show me, show me
Costumes that reveal you
Tell me, tell me
I want to unpeel you
Let’s see
Me in you

Oakland, California

Audio (published 9 Aug 2022):

Quicksand (original)

I’m feeling stuck
I’m feeling stuck
What the fuck
I’m feeling stuck

I’m feeling stuck
I’m feeling stuck
Don’t know what to do
Guess I’ll strap on my shoe
Been feeling stuck

It’s like quicksand
Up to my thigh
I get more trapped
The harder I try
I reach out for
A helping hand
But all I grasp
Is more quicksand

Oh let me go
Let me go
I want to flow
Let me go

Said let me go
Let me go
I step outside
I’m not gonna hide
And I let go

Puerto Escondido, Mexico
Rewritten later