Thoughts and Grooves

by John Bickel

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released March 16, 2014

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Philadelphia native song writer and recording artist/ botanist

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Track Name: Follow Down
I drum my chest, as I wipe my mouth
Look down my nose at you
and claim that "I am the stronger one"

But I close my mouth to blow my nose
Know I notice the hole in my chest

Watch us follow down evil, (evil)
come on down and watch us hide
come and see us succumb (succumb, succumb, succumb)
Mother Culture in our ears
Watch us follow down evil (evil)
come on down and watch us hide
come and see us succumb (succumb, succumb succumb)
Mother Culture in our ears

You close your eyes to sharpen your claws
you bear your teeth at me
you claim that yours is right and mine is wrong
but you open your eyes to look at your paws
know you notice the marks down your back

Watch us follow down evil, (evil)
come on down and watch us die
come and see us succumb (succumb, succumb, succumb)
Mother Culture in our minds
Watch us follow down evil (evil)

Come and follow down feeling, (feeling)
follow down into the pinch
come and see us become (as one, become, as one)
our visions working in our hands

Come and follow down feeling, (feeling)
follow down into the pinch
come and see us become (as one, become, as one)
our visions working in our hands
Track Name: Maria
Ever watching witness, gazing through the glass
watching from the window
and never moving fast

Ever watching witness, face pressed to the glass
watching from the window
and every breath his last

Sound grips night so softly
with silence in his hands
he's drunk from his obsession
with drinking from the past

Maria, Maria, Mar-eeeeeeeeeeee-uh
Somebody knows

Sound grips night so softly
with silence in his hands
he's drunk from his obsession
with drinking from the past

Maria, Maria, Mar-eeeeeeeeeeee-uh
Somebody knows
Track Name: One More
Round eyes of a child I saw in the garden
great thick stone walls of my limitations
vetch-vine stitch-twined six inches thick
a blanket over my barrier

One more as we had the time before we met each other
One more as we had the time before we met as lovers

I grew old and one day I climbed upon the wall
the truth of man and suffering was all I saw
Landscapes like sandpaper patch-work quilts
stitched with threads of the ashes of our lies

One more as we had the time before we met each other
One more as we had the time before we met as lovers
One more as we had the time before we met each other
One more ...

One more as we had the time before we met each other
One more as we had the time before we met as lovers (ad infinitum)
Track Name: Behind a Mask
I hide my face behind the mask
for fear, for fear, for fear
I hold my pain inside
for fear, for fear, for fear

I wear the mask to hide my fangs
for fear, for fear, for fear

I should realize, I should realize, I should realize, I should be alive
I should realize, I should realize, I should realize, I should be alive
I should realize, I should realize, I should realize, I should be alive
I should realize, I should realize, I should realize, I should be alive
be alive, realize:

Everything will be forgiven, 'cause my demons,
they don't speak for me, they don't speak for me,
they don't speak for me...
Track Name: Into Your Hands
Hold a candle to my eye
light the flame and watch my hot hot wax tears drip
Into your hands

A shard of green glass to my fingertip
press it softly and watch my hot red blood drip
into your hands

A strong-grip glance from nut-brown hazel eyes
speak with with tender words and watch my soul drip
into your hands
into your hands

into your hands
Track Name: Leave You Behind
Take a look at the world around you falling
is there really anyone here at fault
who is to blame?
who is to blame?
who is to blame?
who is to blame?

They want to leave you behind
They want to leave you behind
They want to leave you behind
They want to leave you behind
Track Name: All That Matters
I can say anything
and all that matters is the way that I feel
when I say it

you can do anything
and all that matters is the way that you feel
when you're with me
Track Name: I Believe That's Love
I believe (believe) that's love (that's love)
I believe (believe) that's love (that's love)
I believe (believe) that's love (that's love)
I believe (believe) that's love (that's love)

Why was I so afraid?
what made me run from you?
what made my love delayed? I wonder
What made me hide so long?

I can't change the past,
I can only change me
but I still believe in you
and I love you for you
and I believe that's love, oh baby yeah

Why'd you love me like you did?
What your heart so strong?
how could you give like you gave? i wonder
what took my heart so long?

I can't change the past,
I can only change me
but I still believe in you
and I love you for you
and I believe that's love, oh baby yeah

I believe (believe) that's love (that's love)
I believe (believe) that's love (that's love)
I believe (believe) that's love (that's love)
I believe (believe) that's love (that's love)