UNDERSTAND THIS SAMPLER TWO

Understand This Sampler Two
EP, CD-R and Download  
area1234/Not Silent, 2006

1. Spiritual
2. Jacuzzi Days
3. Thank You For My Money
4. Man On The Mountain

GUEST PLAYERS:

Dale Rogers: Violin (1)
Deborah Levi: Organ (3)
Rev. Max Alt and the International Church of Miami: Backing Vocals (3)

Four alternate mixes released ahead (way ahead) of Understand The Words. More at the blog.

SPIRITUAL

The struggle so often denied
With praises that amount to lies
If you asked me how it feels
No answer I could give you could be real

What is spiritual?

Because I do not believe in “om”
Or a cloister on a hill all alone
Or a mystic carpet flying in the sky
The right side of the brain isn’t always right

What is spiritual?

The presence of the Lord is clearest to me
When right and wrong are hardest to see
And the price to pay is heavy on either side
And in the end it’s only faith that’s got you in drive

What is spiritual?

JACUZZI DAYS

Jacuzzi days
Man, I saw it yesterday
Dim memories post purple haze
In those jacuzzi days

Jacuzzi days
Nobody worried about AIDS
Nik Nik shirts green and mauve
In those jacuzzi days

Oh those blow-dried days
Dave Loggins on the FM waves
The music sounded like country
In those jacuzzi days

Jacuzzi days
Picture of hippie on Living Bible page
R-rated cameras not far away
In those Jacuzzi days.

THANK YOU FOR MY MONEY

Thank you dear God for my money
Thank you dear God for my wealth
Thank you dear God for my family
Thank you dear God for my health

Never gotten high, no, never gotten stoned
Never took no taste of no brother alco-hole
Winding down that sweet path that ends in Heaven

My kids go to Westminster they all get good grades
Junior’s got a scholarship for the baseball that he plays
Winding down that sweet path that ends in Heaven

I live in a free country, the United Stated
And I think the president is ever so great
Winding down that sweet path that ends in Heaven

MAN ON THE MOUNTAIN

I’m ready to say goodbye
To the Man on the mountain
Where’s a good sculptor when you need one?

He’s wracked my brain
With all His inside ways
He makes such sense and He’s so had to accept

Where will He go from here
How will He take the years
The deck’s stacked against me more than ever now
As I see

I’m ready to say goodbye
To the Man on the Mountain
And I’m ready to say goodbye to me

Because it’s no longer what I do
But how and why
My merit badges mean no more to me

Where will I go from here
As I’m assaulted by the years
I imagined there was no Heaven
And I found out what Hell was
I haven’t got it all figured out
But I think I know what it’s all about
To kill the emperor of ice cream
And allowance
Of a dream

Where will I go from here
As I’m assaulted by the years
The deck’s stacked against me more than ever now
As I see

I’m ready to say goodbye
To the Man on the Mountain
And I’m ready to say goodbye to me

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