Jump In The Mud

by Lujo

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released April 24, 2014

All instruments and vocals performed and recorded by Lujo in Austin, TX and Annapolis, MD.
Mixed by Alex Lakis, Killer Penguin Productions.
Mastered by Andy Bartow, Black Dog Mastering Studio.
Album art by Ben Roth, photography by Ben Arevalo and Jacob Isbell.
Mixing and mastering financed by 60 amazing backers via Kickstarter.

Special thanks to the many friends who listened and gave feedback along the way. And as always, Purun, thanks for the guitar.

Treasure In The Field dedicated in memory of Lovina Nace. Grandma.

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Track Name: Yes
everything
is shining
this morning

I can't help but stare
through crystal air
everywhere

I looked all over that dark old house
I didn't know what I was fussin about
I wasn't certain whether it was too concealed
then all the curtains finally opened and revealed

no more having to wait
or dragging debate
no more endless quest
this that and all the rest

(chorus)
Eureka! Eureka! YES!
Can someone say success?!
Eureka! Eureka! YES!
Who is the very best?!

thought I was lost in a big sticky swamp
who needs a map when you don't know what you want
then I found glasses and they made the map translate
and the molasses started to evaporate

no more kicking the dirt
to cover the hurt
no more feeling stuck
finally I found some luck

chorus

no more dragging my feet
or worrying about defeat
no more eternity
finally I feel set free

chorus

my nose is shown a
clear aroma
begone you coma

condition mind
the windows glint
but no need to squint

cuz everything
is shining
this morning

chorus
Track Name: Jump In The Mud
come on now get out of the shower
let's all go jump in the mud
we'll stuff our faces full of flowers
and let the sunshine warm our blood

we'll find a hill
just look around
a grassy hill
to roll on the ground
take a running jump
and slide on down

(chorus)
what darwin couldn't get to
we will follow through
and go uncover
whatever we can discover

we'll take our packs
and follow the animal tracks
we'll poke the anthills
and stare at the snails
we'll guess again
about each specimen
and have a word
with a sassy bird

chorus

let's see what mother nature's grown
we'll make the woods our second home

let's climb the trees
hear symphonies
played by the leaves
in the canopies

chorus

come on now get out of the shower
let's all go jump in the mud
we'll stuff our faces full of flowers
and let the sunshine warm our blood
Track Name: Who
there was the night I fell asleep beneath a grand piano
or when I tried to sleep through pavarotti and some sopranos
next I'll decide to nap like a cheetah or slumber like a grizzly
you'll think I'm awake (or is he?)

I'll doze with a book open on my face
and you'll often catch me droolin all over the place
launch a raunchy subconscious tell me how obscene
but know that when I wake up I will tell you the dream

but you see
I don't care
about what when why how or where
but you see
I don't care
about what when why how or where

(chorus)
won't you fall asleep with me
we'll sleep wherever we please
can't I fall asleep with you
we'll sleep wherever we choose

I'll sleep with my face pressed against the wall
passed out all night in a bathroom stall
I could sleep in a painting eating food in the nude
just put me in the Louvre there's no need to be rude

you could sharpie on my face just make it cute
or chuck me out of plane on a mattress with a parachute
I'm a somnabulating stuntman or whatever you need
but I deserve a golden pillow or the cy young of sleep

but you see
I don't care
about what when why how or where
but you see
I don't care
about what when why how or where

chorus

I sleep while the barber cuts and shaves
brandishing sharp straight razor blades
they say I fell asleep in the palm of Allah
but that one night I'm sure it was the devil I saw

I'll sleep while the war is being won
I'll sleep through the shots of the firing guns
and then I'll go to sleep to take a stand
and sleep the whole night with a bomb in my hand

but you see
I don't care
about what when why how or where
but you see
I don't care
about what when why how or where

chorus

but you see
I don't care
about what when why how or where
but you see
I don't care
about what when why how or where

chorus

chorus
Track Name: So Far Away
I'm in the last car on the train
and I'm looking back
at all the memories that fade away
along with the track

I gave a hug and then a wave
said I'll see you again
but I don't know when
no I don't know when

(chorus)
oh how I miss you
oh how I miss you
why are you so far away?
why are you so far away?

my feet can take me to every place
that I have been before
but I don't see you right there with me
or not anymore

all that is left is in my head
what my memories show
so that's where I go
yeah that's where I go

chorus

chorus

wish that I knew when
we will meet again
wish that I knew when
we will meet again
Track Name: All In Or Nothin
I never start thinking, "this one is the one"
I'd rather run all around and have some fun
but I always find if I go dip in my toes
that I wanna dive while I'm wearing all my clothes

so if you wanna keep it brief
please give my heart some relief
cuz I'm all in or nothin
cuz I'm all in or nothin

(chorus)
don't give me a single kiss
I'm happy alone like this
too quickly we'll fall apart
I'm sorry you'll break my heart

I never think you're the one until I die
I'd rather give it the good old college try
but when you smile and then wink and walk away
I'd rather find all the reasons you would stay

so if you think you see the end
let's keep this all to just friends
cuz I'm all in or nothin
cuz I'm all in or nothin

chorus

and those times when I know
that my love will never grow
I soon find that I'm wrong
the pain comes back so strong

so I'm sorry but not tonight
yeah I'm sorry is that alright

I know you don't want this to last
my heart just can't go that fast
cuz I'm all in or nothin
cuz I'm all in or nothin

chorus
Track Name: Digital Exorcism
sshh don't worry it's fine
sshh all I want is a bit of your time
sshh don't worry it's ok
sshh all I want is a bit of your day

come over here your friend says hi
now click this video of this guy
oh look these pictures will make you smile
now read this article for a while

you'll never leave
I don't care what you wanna achieve
you won't get away
I will devour all of your day

computer computer
they're taking over
computer computer
they're taking over

sshh don't worry there's nothing to fear
sshh all I want is a bit of your year
sshh don't worry it's alright
sshh all I want is most of your life

come over here your friend says hello
now click this link to watch this show
oh read this article you will laugh
now look at all these photographs

you'll never leave
I don't care what you wanna achieve
you won't get away
I will devour all of your day

computer computer
they're taking over
computer computer
they're taking over

you've got no power over me
I see you demon in the screen
you've got no power over me
I see you demon beneath the keys

you've got no power over me
I see you demon in the screen
you've got no power over me
I see you demon beneath the keys
Track Name: They Control The Money
(chorus)
they run the company they control the money
they run the company they control the money
they run the company they control the money
they control the money

there is a vault that's hidden underground
where all the cash and profit can be found
yes every cent the company's ever earned
goes in the safe before it is returned

the problem is the ones who hold the key
don't give a shit about you or me
and that is why your paycheck is always small
all the rest they gladly take it all

I have a plan to take the money back
I know the safe's impossible to crack
the only way I think we can succeed
we infiltrate the room that holds the key

so get your mask and grab your leather gloves
we'll enter from the office up above
don't make a sound security will hear
now get the key while the coast is clear

chorus

we got the key and didn't leave a trace
the hardest part was getting to the safe
with armored guards patrolling right outside
but there's a mole who will be our guide

she got the guards to go and take a break
now is our chance at last for us to take
what should be ours but they kept out of reach
divide it up a fairer share to each

we won this round
but they will rebound
you still have no say
in how much you're paid

cuz businesses
executives
control the purse
and the workforce

chorus
Track Name: Treasure In The Field
(chorus)
to the children, music she gave them
she found the treasure in the field

her eyes were closed
her last breath was taken
where she lay
her face turned toward the mountains

she was on her way
but her music was here to stay

chorus

years ago
when piano was something new
her tired hands
would show me what to do

then we would play
now her song will never go away

choruses
Track Name: Senator Sinatra
senator sinatra
you're on tv
senator sinatra
but no one sees
senator sinatra
it's an empty room
senator sinatra
but you still croon

it sounds like you sing when you speak
always a tuneful critique
you snap you dance in debate
all the country can do is wait

oh I wish that you could see all the things we need
but you don't
oh I wish that you would do what's required of you
but you won't

you're slowin us down, senator
you're playin around, senator
you're droppin the ball, senator
you're hurtin us all

senator sinatra
don't yield your time!
senator sinatra
I love it when you whine!
senator sinatra
whatever you say!
senator sinatra
sure take the whole day

your rat pack puts on a charade
you point fingers and you parade
you work hard to always divide
but we need you to compromise

oh I wish that you could see all the things we need
but you don't
oh I wish that you would do what's required of you
but you won't

chorus

senate speeches

chorus
Track Name: War Is Aight
I don't know why everybody is worried
my brother told me that war is a party
they give you toys and you dress up all spiffy
then you stand in a line and they teach you to boogie

left left right hut hut hut
left left right hut hut hut
left left right hut hut hut
left left right

my brother says you'll see all kinds of sights
then people will greet you celebrating all night
it's cool when explosions fill the sky up with light
susie don't be concerned see war is alright

(chorus)
I wanna go
it's not so bad my brother would know
I wanna go
it's not so bad my brother would know

my birthday's next week I will be seven years old
I heard that my brother might be coming home
I wonder if he'll have a bunch of new stories
they're always real awesome and all full of glory

pew pew pew I got you!
pew pew pew I got you!
pew pew pew I got you!
pew pew pew!

my brother's the best he's won tons of awards
he gets to wear all sorts of medals and cords
from what I can tell it's the best kind of life
susie really don't worry now, war is alright

chorus

you're wrong susie war only is fun and games
on playgrounds I chase you exactly the same
my brother can tell you what it's really like
just wait susie, you'll see, war is alright

chorus
Track Name: A Complaint
why am I singing?
nobody's listening
what is it changing?
nothing

all the sounds that I make
what a stupid mistake
just some noisy headphones
in a room alone

so why don't I
just give up and say goodbye
yeah why don't I
just give up and say goodbye

(chorus)
cuz you're not gonna change the world with your song
it's just a complaint and won't work to right wrongs

why did I choose it?
can I refuse it?
I'm gonna lose it
music

well maybe you can
a lot of people try
and they seem able to get by
but no, I mean
how many times
has a song actually changed your mind?
how many times has a song changed your mind?

chorus

each song that I wrote
those musical notes
and lyrical quotes
can't vote

you've got to get up
you've got to stand tall
you've got to organize
to have any effect at all

you've got to find the cash
you've got to fill the lists
you've got to prepare to fight
because they will resist

chorus

chorus

now do you get it?
don't you forget it
music is bullshit
I quit

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