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

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

Over and Over

Over and over
Not getting closer
Over and over
Tears came and chose her
Over and over
I cannot show her
Over and over
Sinking ever lower

San Diego, California


Anchor me
When I’m floating around
Lift me up
When I’m sinking down

Bring me home
When I’m wandering
Shake me up
When I’m settling

Oh anchor of mine
You help me to fly

Oh balloon that I found
You help me to ground

San Diego, California

Keeping the Balance

Keeping the balance
Is ever the challenge
Keep to the task
But don’t let the day pass

What can you do?
Does it all fall on you?
Did you lose your flow?
Where did it go?

I try to grasp it
But just when I have it
It crumbles and
Slips right through
It’s quite the design
That can capture a mind
Yet always

Burn all your plans
But make clear your demands
Hope for the best
But don’t get yourself stressed

All that you do
Are you sure that it’s you?
Didn’t you know
You can let it all go

Shift it left, pivot right
Shift it left, pivot right
Shift it left, pivot right

San Diego, California

Not on My Watch

You extract all you want
You claim all you can
You plant all your flags
In the sand

Not on my watch
Not on my watch
Not on my watch

You manipulate
With crocodile tears
You smile as
Your ambition steers

You thought you could pass
But your games won’t fly here
We see past
Your shallow veneer

You though you could use
All your usual tricks
But we see right past
Your bullshit

San Diego, California

Amplifying Whisper

There’s a whisper
In your spirit
Listen closely
Can you hear it?

You try to run
Because you fear it
But you cannot
Engineer it

Then you try to
Push it down
But you see it
All around

There’s an
Amplifying sound
It’s begging, pleading
To be found

The whisper is amplifying
There’s no sense in you hiding
Growing into a scream
Things are not as they seem

Now you hear
And can’t deny it
Will you choose to
Multiply it?

Nobody can
Sell or buy it
But everybody
Can supply it

You can’t help but
Bring it up
You feel like you
Might erupt

Others think that
You disrupt
Not quite ready
To wake up

San Diego, California

Song 4

The grass is always greener
But oh you should have seen her
Layin on the beach in the sun

Oh I try to fight it
But can’t hold my excitement
Maybe I should turn and run

I’m searching for the clues
That might help me choose
Am I lost in delusion?

Maybe I’m just crazy
But girls don’t often faze me
This feeling isn’t one I can shun

I try not to seem eager
As I offer a beer
Would you like to have some fun?

She said, “I was actually about to go…
But fuck it, YOLO!
Maybe I’ll just have one”

San Diego, California

Come to Your Senses

Come to your senses
Instinctive reflexes
You can leave your projections

You don’t have to worry
Or be in a hurry
Just follow the instructions
You find

See if you can feel
Out what is real
Can you grab it from the air
As it drops?

You don’t have to hide it
You just have to ride it
Can you hang on until it

San Diego, California

What Am I to Do?

Oh, babe I love you so
It’s true
Oh, babe I love you so
But what you put me through

Oh it drives me mad
Swinging from good times to bad
Oh, babe I love you so
But what am I to do?

San Diego, California