NOWnow

by WillEYEspeak

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WillEye (Willie Oliver) and I (Tom Ferguson) jam weekly and sometimes record what we do, the free form, improvisational side. We also do straight covers and my originals. These nine were recorded in a session 8/19/16.

The cover for this "album" is a painting called Mokska, a Hindu word for enlightenment. The image is stolen from one of my daughter's sketch books (her very young sketch books, always a delight). I did it on tongue and groove floorboards left over from a kitchen project which makes it part of my series on found objects.

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released August 20, 2016

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WillEYEspeak Atlanta, Georgia

Willie (WillEYE) Oliver & Tom Ferguson have been jammin weekly for awhile... doing covers so Willie can sing, doin my songs so I can & Willie can drum or play harmonica, inserting jams in between verse or as stand alone, experimental stuff, Willie often on keyboard for those. Straighter versions of my songs can be listened to free at thinkspeak.bandcamp.com ... more

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Track Name: NOWnow
I used to want to sail out on the open ocean
do some craggy steep climb vertigo incline
be some hero soldier daring under heavy fire
sweep in low a' straffing tracers enemy laid low

now It's subtle now I'm after now this subtle now is ample

I used to picture me in three-piece suit and ty
German helmet sleeveless leather Harley roaring on or
counting rows and columns daily into my old age or
pace 8 by 8 steel cell serving ten to twenty years

now It's subtle now I'm after now this subtle now is ample

I used to wait to perch in rocky cliff and snipe at posse
take a rubble city hand to hand door to door or
crest hundred foot waves on Maui wind and spray or
ride the biggest roller coaster parachute

now It's subtle now I'm after now this subtle now is ample

I used to wanna ski down mountain slopes of pure white snow
plunge deep water wetsuit glamour barracuda lair
live in twenty bedroom splendor thousand dollar plates
strut upon a stage of limelight Hollywood marquee

now It's subtle now I'm after now this subtle now is ample

I used to want complete approval from all gods and men
and the items there at Walmart warehouse water proof
soaring thru the high sky first class 30,000 feet
satisfied to snap my fingers summon certain bliss

now It's subtle now I'm after now this subtle now is ample
Track Name: gotUS
I'm noticing the government working for the wealthy
worried 'bout the media working for the same
got us chasin money our god's middle name
got us chasin money that's a ball and chain

got us got us discombobulated discombobulated discombob discombob discombobulated got us got us

in the U.S. of A freedom is a synonym
for to chase money for to chase money
that's a ball and chain
freedom is a ball and chain in the U.S.A.

got us got us discombobulated discombobulated discombob discombob discombobulated got us got us

in the land of hierarchy democracy can't get a dime
in our corporate culture little but the bottom line
got us chasin money that's an energy drain
got us chasin money that's a ball and chain

got us got us discombobulated discombobulated discombob discombob discombobulated got us got us
Track Name: We'll Have to Switch Over to Jim
The status quo will vote Johnny
he'll take care of you if you got money
the trouble with that if we want our state back
we'll have to switch over to Jim

that's his name for a change
we'll have to switch over to Jim

some will tell you down is up
takin money ain't corrupt

the trouble with that if we want our state back
we'll have to switch over to Jim

that's his name for a change
we'll have to switch over to Jim
we'll have to switch over to Jim
Track Name: Button Pusher
Through half-closed lids I look out my eyes
at the night time magic stars in the sky
I speak with impatience to get to my statement about
button pusher bumper sticker button pusher

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you leave the engine running as you go for cigarettes
the ash tray in the parking lot something I can't forget
the business of your uncle is poisoning the stream
mean button pusher obscene button pusher

3
a long line on the interstate American-made
but everything is covered it's a military parade
the budget is classified you know it to be high
professional button pusher solid gold button pusher

4
the aftermath of a massacre ticker tape and pop
the blind-fold of justice put on the patriot
the body count is secret the real agenda hid
national button pusher political button pusher

5
cloudy day acid rain emptying the pond
automobile emissions say it might not now be long
desertification greenery good by
indifferent button pusher fatal button pusher
Track Name: Same You
It seems so solid you can whack it with a stick
the stick'll bounce back a lick being solid too
but it used to be something way else in the way past
you'll never step in the same river twice

hell hell ain't even the same you
take a deep phenomenology let it out
now now

2
It's so slippery try to grab a holdt
it'll leave you failin dry and oldt and slippery too
as much as you reach it'll slip off, to the way past
you'll never step in the same river twice

hell hell ain't even the same you
take a deep phenomenology let it out
now now

3
It passes like a siren but somewheres underneath
Is something that'll be here like all through
and that something is so me, is so we
you'll never step in the same river twice

hell hell ain't even the same you
take a deep phenomenology let it out
now now
Track Name: Sports Utility
No jacusi no sports utility
no baseball box tickets for me
no jet airplane no view of the bay
all I've got is what I'm not doing today

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no obligation to work on Maggie's Farm
don't compete or cheat or do nobody harm
my stock options are limited at best
no down-sizer preying on the rest

I just wanna waken feel the light on my face in the morning
reach for my breakfast from the bow hanging by my hand

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no occasion to blush and mumble shucks
no military war money bucks
no transfusion of latent capital
no mumbo jumbo doublespeak scenario

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no jacusi no sports utility no hotel room service for me
no chauffeur no valet no personal secretary
no one on retainer no tax accountant attorney