Songs of Innocence and Experience

by Paul D McDowell

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released 05 January 2012

Tracks 2, 5 and 7 recorded and produced by Gordon Raphael in Analog Pudel, Berlin.
Tracks 6 and 9 recorded and produced by Steve Powell in the garage studio, Birkenhead
All other tracks recorded by Paul D McDowell

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Paul D McDowell UK

Reflecting on the gift of now as an eternal fleeting present, Paul explores shamanic ritual and transcendent spiritual healing to relieve suffering and attain balance through improvising, chance, & experience. He also protests against injustices to humanity, transforming normal moments into grandiose anarchic artistic landscapes of shimmering iridescence, outwardly extreme and quietly pellucid. ... more

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Track Name: Sarah Liberator
Some dance with each other as they walk
Others storm past without looking, but she always smiles

Sarah, you're a liberator I am glad I met
You are a liberator
Sarah

No shame on the shaman but shame on you
if you don't do what you want to, what is true.
The world is yours

Sarah, you're a liberator I am glad I met you
You are a liberator
Sarah

You're a liberator I am glad I met
You are a liberator
OK Sarah
Que Sera Sera
Track Name: Caesar Was Stabbed In The Back
Do you know who sets the criteria for your life and who's really in control of your mind?

If it's all relative it's worse to take, it's better to give
But what she leaves with me is more than memories
Is that all we can aspire to be?

She remains underneath the sun
But he refrains from a revolution
Why start another war
What's civilisation made of us
From an atom to the universe we grow monoculars for eyes to see beyond the lies we're fed

They lie and we lie down
There's another way to see that side of town

Untie me right now
Untie me right now
Unite me right now

They Stabbed Caesar In The Back
For all humanity
The invitation to be free

The bird got shot down by man
And eaten up by him

We are all here
I see your eyes
You see my eye
We are all here

I'm asleep
In and out of my mind all the time

And so I whisper to you
That we are not all the same
There's nothing left to do but ignore the game

I know I'm me
Why can't you see the reason why you are alive?

It doesn't matter who you are

I don't want to meet your parents
I'll give it a miss
And I don't want to hang with your friends
I just want a kiss

Gve me more if you want to
Give me your body
You could give me more if you want to
We could have a little partyi

It doesn't matter who you are
It doesn't matter who you are It doesn't matter who you are It doesn't matter who you are

Because we're all here
And I see you all here
We're all here.

And you could give me more if you want to
Give me your body
You could give me more if you want to
We could have a little party

Woo!
Track Name: Overcome
A taste, delight
There's something in my mind
Hold me, all the while I epitomise

But now we're overcome
You take away the sun
Why are you so kind?
I held you in my mind
All the while
It's good

No sleep, agreed
And I want no remise
For all the old me
There's comfort at your side

But now we're overcome
You take away the sun
Why are you so kind?
I held you in my mind
All the while
It's good

It's good
Track Name: Nanobot Brain
Looking back
Looking back on what we've done

Welcome back
We'll come back from where we have gone
Where have we gone?

Hook him in hooker man from where he fell
Bring him back from the ocean where he dwells

Deep down with no air
Lungs charred
Gasping here

A melting brain

Looking back
Looking back on what we've done

We'll come back
We'll come back from where we have gone
Where have we gone?

We are alive

Looking back
Looking back on what we've done

Welcome back
We'll come back from where we have gone

Where have we gone?
Track Name: Amy, Aim Me
Waking up is not easy to do when you've been half asleep all your life.
And you think you've got strife

Falling asleep is so difficult when you've been half asleep all your dreams,
if you know what I mean

Amy, pick me from the world I'm in
Hoist me out of the hurt of dreams
Help me see what is real
Show me how to feel

Wasting time is so easy to do when you've all the world
And you don't care
But time moves so fast and one day you might see
You're going nowhere


Aim me.
Pick me from the world I'm in
Hoist me out of the hurt of dreams
Help me see what is real
Show me how to feel

I don't know what we've become
Some things cannot be undone
If there's a light ahead then we'll get there
We'll get there
Or am I just dreaming?

Amy, pick me from the world I'm in
Hoist me out of the hurt of dreams
Help me see what is real
Show me how to feel

Amy, Aim me
Aim me Amy
Amy, Aim Me.
Track Name: Sunshine Song
I won't wait another day
I'm not everything when they have gone astray
And its suddenly on my plate
I know where the candle ends

And I want for you all to brighten up the darkest day
This city's soul, it picked me up and I start again
Through all it all you brighten up my day
Though I feel old and over the hill

And it's so damn hard to say
I call you anything when they have gone away
It's so impossible to pray
I know where the candle ends

And I want for you all to brighten up the darkest day
This city's soul, it picked me up and I start again
Through all it all you brighten up my day
Though I feel old and over the hill

I'm over the hill
Track Name: I Wish I Could Be More Like You
I went into the street today and I took a look around
Seeing all the faces staring at the ground
Noone wants to look you in the eyes
Are they afraid of what they might find?

I went into a shop and bought a drink
But all the people made me think
What the hell is wrong with you?
Are you a perfectionist with a guilty conscience and not a clue?

So I turned into a lion, a mighty beast, a phoenix on fire at least
And I ran and flew

But I really wish that I could be more like you
I really wish that I could be more like you

You

You are never told the truth
Quit your hesitation get off the ground
Love will never knock them dead
Be found

I really wish that I could be more like you
I really wish that I could be more like you
I really wish that I could be more like you
I really wish that I could be more like you
You
You
You
You
You
You
Track Name: Love Is All We Have
I am here you are there
We are everywhere
On a boat, on the land,
High up in the air

Underground,
Have you found the ones that you love?
Or are you still searching below and above?

If you ever look outside
One day maybe you might find
what it is you're looking for,
who or what you do adore

Love is all we have
Love is all we have
We'll make it last forever
Through the weather we'll be fine
We'll be fine

What use is hope when you know
Where you've been and where you're going to go:
Through space and other realms,
But we're still searching for ourselves

If you ever look outside
One day maybe you might find
what it is you're looking for,
who or what you do adore

Love is all we have
Love is all we have
We'll make it last forever
Through the weather we'll be fine
We'll be fine

If you ever look outside
One day maybe you might find
what it is you're looking for,
who or what you do adore

Love is all we have
Love is all we have
Our love is all we have
We'll make it last forever
Through the weather we'll be fine
We'll be fine
Track Name: Life Goes By
How are you feeling?
I suppose it's the way I am
I'm sorry I made it
I suppose you could make it yourself
On your own
I know you can
We all live and grow
Like a river over the stone

So how do you feel now?
Does life wash over you?
Or do you feel dead?
If so act like the stone

Free yourself, be yourself
Be yourself to free yourself

So how do you feel alone?
I can't tell where the comfort of it all went
Are you a ghost?
I can't find a friend

On your own
I know you can
We all live and grow
Like a river over the stone
Like the river over the stone
Be like the stone in the river
Like the river over the stone
Track Name: Childhood Dreamer
You used to think it would be easier for you
You wish your time could be spent on better things
You never wanted it to be like this
Your childhood dreams went all amiss

I really do know all about you.

You could return to the place you're from
You're scared of nothing and everyone
You hoped your life would be more fulfilled with less worry

I really do know all about you.
You don't even know I feel the same way

You never wanted it to be like this
You thought your life would be more bliss
You hoped your dream would all come true

I really do know all about you.
Track Name: HAARP
You can go where you like
Track Name: Together
There is a way for us to be together, brother
Oh can you see the brotherhood of humankind in your mind?
Track Name: You're Already Dead
If you're wrong, don't follow me
Go mad instead
If your love is misery then you're already dead

I'm fine
Bear that in mind
You're worth the air
I'm fine
I'm fine
I'm fine

If you're wrong, don't follow me
Go mad instead
If your love is misery then you're already dead

If you're wrong, don't follow me
Go mad instead
If your love is misery then you're already dead
You're already dead
You're already dead
Track Name: Evelyn
Are you looking for a way out?
Are you dreaming of a better life?
Are you thinking all the time?
Do you have trouble sleeping Evelyn?

Turn the lights low
Soothe out your mind
Breathe deep and blow
Don't look behind
You are what you are and you are amazing

Are you looking for me now?
Are you dreaming of another lie?
Are you whispering all the time?
Do you have trouble sleeping or being?

Turn the lights low
Soothe out your mind
Breathe deep and blow
Don't look behind
You are what you are and you are amazing

Evelyn
Air Berlin
Evelyn
Track Name: White Russian
In the garden...