Excelsior

by The Jauntee

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1.
Good Ol' Boy 05:08
He was born near a casino Las Vegas, Atlantic City or Reno His mother was Filipino And his father, he drove an El Camino And they named him Steno He was a Good Ol’ Boy He didn’t mean no harm He had a certain charm that you would enjoy As he bloomed like a flower He lived for love, wasn’t much of a scholar He was a traveling man, with no direction In search of affection -- On a quest for love you can’t outgrow Steno, he was a Good Ol’ Boy He didn’t mean no harm He had a certain charm that you would enjoy Steno, he was a Good Ol’ Boy He didn’t mean no harm He had a certain charm that you would enjoy That you would enjoy
2.
Lunch in Be 06:27
They say -- Tell me how you’re feeling now But can these words -- Begin to describe me, how How can what be said is true If all I know I learned from you And what you say is hearsay too Well all I know is what I learned from you But now you’re telling me the same thing too If this is true what are we both supposed to do Cause if all I know I learned from you, I haven’t got a clue Recycled, reused, and renewed Revised, refined, rinsed and repeated Dumbed down, defiled and depleted Broke down, bred for mass consumption I think I’ll skip this luncheon
3.
Know it All 03:21
I learned to walk before I learned to crawl I’m bored of books; I’ve read ‘em all My first words as I recall When I grow up I’m going to know it all When I grow up I’m going to know it all I’ll be on the ball -- Once and for all Two hundred and two is my I.Q. I bet I’m smarter than you Doctors say, since I’m only four That when I grow up I’m gonna know even more When I grow up I’m gonna know even more Science claims they’ve never seen this before Twenty years fly by as I blink my eyes I never had to try I wasn’t born just yesterday But I’ve wasted all my smarts away
4.
With morning on my window, the cars are in the street I wake to greet the sun outside, heat beneath my feet Birds and bees are working, all is in its place Sun upon my back, rays against my face Daily repetitions calling me to fall in line But wanting more than anything, to make the most of time Thinking fast, moving slow, and all of the above But the simple fact of life remains All you need is love --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Churches on the hillside, lines outside the gate The hardest thing to figure out is who decides your fate Who decides your fate Who decides your fate Who decides your fate Who decides your fate --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Everything is glowing Everything is growing Will I emerge a better man, always never knowing --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Acting on a feeling and writing it all down On a hill this place and time, a king without a crown Wake and Jake A king without a crown All you need is love
5.
Valley Girl 03:33
Oh boy you shoulda heard the way she talks about you Turns out you’re not the type to be able to handle a Valley Girl -- Come down on me Sun’s about-a settin’ as you enter the valley now With hip and lips like that you’re sure to raise-a-brow Valley Girl -- Come down on me Well peelin’ me off you would take a whole battalion Ride off into the wind on a Norwegian Stallion C’mon little mama, I’ll show you all I can Be my Valley Girl and I’ll be your Mountain Man
6.
Red sunset over blue ridge mountains like a fountain of light pouring into night Darkness falls and moonlight calls as the world is turning over I lye and wonder why I ponder my true love wants me no longer Absence makes the heart grow fonder or it may make one move onward I often wonder why I ponder I often wonder why I… My head is spinning, full of being, stripped of meaning, my thoughts are fleeting I’m wide awake yet almost dreaming -- As the world is turning over I attempt to embrace this empty space… But much like space, it can’t be grasped The feeling of nothing never lasts So here I lye still soaked in wonder why my love has moven onward Was it her or was it me -- Somethings are just not meant to be I often wonder why I ponder I often wonder why I ponder As the world is turning over I often wonder why I ponder As the world is turning over But the sun will still rise over blue ridge mountains Like a fountain of light pouring into daylight Washing away my thoughts of wonder If today is going to be a good one If today is going to be a good one As the world is turning over I often wonder why I ponder If today is going to be a good one As the world is turning over I often wonder why I ponder
7.
Excelsior 06:43
The space between what you see and what you’ve seen A conscious stream of thought -- You’ll soon forget what you’ve forget Attempts to grasp the moments past They never last -- Nothing lasts Ever upward, ever upward, forever growing, no signs of slowing As we climb -- As we climb through time The space between what you say and what you mean Clarity of thought -- Can be learned but it can't be taught Learn to live and live to learn Ever upward -- No return Ever upward, ever upward, ascending blind, as we climb As we climb -- As we climb through time
8.
Flutterby 09:13
At the start of this song I’m just one inch long Crawling along the ground Nearly can’t be found But then by the end I will transcend When I grow big and strong I will leave this ground As we flutterby Like a butterfly The knots of life untie There they answers lie Approach wisdom with wonder and ponder All that I know is that I know nothing A thought occurred to me I know it sounds absurd But what if man Was conscious like I am Would he stop to think Would he want my wings And then in the end Will he still transcend [Chorus]

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released August 7, 2015

All music & lyrics written by The Jauntee other than:

Track #2 - Lyrics by Zach Yopchick
Track #4 - Lyrics by Jacob Leverenz
Tracks #3 and #6 - Tyler Adams on Mandolin

Produced, Mixed, and Mastered by Warren Amerman @ Rotary Records in West Springfield, MA.

Album artwork by Adam Friedman. Design and layout by Luke Suvino.

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