Hush

by Bowman

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released 19 August 2015

Written and recorded by Michael Guy Bowman in Los Angeles, CA.

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Track Name: I Have A Plan
The conclusion that this journey
Has me hurdling toward
Is terrifying

The confusion that we're feeling
When we're not feeling bored
Is worse than dying

If the river has a course
It's been dammed, it's been dammed
If the journey has an ending
It's a sham, it's a sham
I don't know a way out
But you know what I have?
I HAVE A PLAN

The redundancy of dreaming
When we're living awake
Has got me crying

The abundancy of scheming
That we just throw away
It ain't worth trying

But the one that lingers on
Carries through, carries through
I can feel it on me tongue
Where are you? Where are you?
Well, this could be the one
So I guess I always knew
I HAVE A PLAN

Reading the words behind my eyes
Guided by promises, some future prize
Giving control to what you hear
Behind your ears, behind your ears

The wind that has been whipping
Has been changing the way
The birds are flying

The direction that we're taking
We've been faking to the point
Of just denying

Well, we're early in the stream
Let it flow, let it flow
If you're clinging to a dream
Let it go, let it go
For the one that follows you
You will know, you will know
I HAVE A PLAN
Track Name: Hush Fell
The HUSH that FELL stopped them cold
Upon these streets where dreams are sold
Cheap cologne, cheaper thrills
Served on ice, slightly chilled

Strangers passing by
Met each other's eyes
Looks they thought they'd owned
Made their secrets known
To the HUSH
The HUSH that FELL
FELL on us
The lies we tell
To the HUSH
The HUSH that blows
On all of us
The ones who know

The HUSH that FELL shook the trees
Old receipts blew in the breeze
Paper nights, plastic days
Earth stood still, red with haze

Lovers lost their grasp
Losers would not ask
Nothing could be said
All just hung their heads
To the HUSH
The HUSH that FELL
FELL on us
The lies we tell
To the HUSH
The HUSH that blows
On all of us
The ones who know
Track Name: Synchronize
All I want to do is SYNCHRONIZE with you, babe
All I want to do is SYNCHRONIZE with you
All I want to do is SYNCHRONIZE with you, babe
All I want to do is SYNCHRONIZE with you

All I want to do is SYNCHRONIZE
See the look of terror in your eyes
At the moment when you sympathize with me

All we ever do is fantasize
About the life that you've romanticized
Well, the lonely nights are no surprise to me

All I ever do is simulate with you, babe
All I ever do is simulate with you
All I ever do is simulate with you, babe
All I ever do is simulate with you

All I ever do is simulate
All the moments that we could create
When you're acting like you don't relate to me

All I want to do is stimulate
All the feelings we could consummate
If you’d let your heart negotiate with me
Track Name: Tribes
Just a word to the black-and-white
Hungry for the latest fight
When you draw lines in the sand
Take a look at where you stand
Tough talk (bad words)
Rough talk (mad nerds)
I'm not somebody's sheep to herd

What we are is who we hate
Who we castigate for all the rest of time
Little children, it would kill them
If they knew what we were doing to their minds
What we're for is fighting wars
Filled with anger we did not choose to receive
Some will fight, some will fall
How can anybody choose what they believe?

Just a word to the loud as hell
Are you buying what you sell?
No one has to join your side
The world is more than just your TRIBE
No flags (no signs)
No names (no lines)
No nation lasts for all of time

What we are is who we hate
Who we castigate for all the rest of time
Little children, it would kill them
If they knew what we were doing to their minds
What we're for is fighting wars
Filled with anger we did not choose to receive
Some will fight, some will fall
How can anybody choose what they believe?
Track Name: Redshifts
This is no debate
This is no apology
Things fall apart, you know
We can't fool the energy

Is it push or pull
Or is it spaces in between?
Everything must come and go
With forces we can't see

Nothing that we have we're keeping
Every star is always creeping
Pulled apart by cosmic forces
Isotopes in long divorces
This was always bound to happen
You can go down crying or laughing
At least you're not the only one

Don't be insecure
Something else has moved the stars
Every light that's guiding us
SHIFTS RED and gets far

Someday we may know
But then we might be dead by then
What good is knowing, anyway?
We can't get it back again

Everything we have is borrowed
Past and present and tomorrow
All of what we are, we're losing
Nothing much is ours for choosing
Give back to what you're given
And as long as you're still living
You'll know you're not the only one
Track Name: Rage
I'm feeling shaken by the changes at this stage
Though I can't count to it, I know I have an age
Don't make me think of it, I'm writing on my page
Don't take my toys away or I'll go blind with RAGE
Blind with RAGE

I'll run my fingers 'round through any woman's hair
I'll steal anything that I've been told to share
I'll scream that word I know if I can't leave my chair
I know just what I want and when it isn't there
Isn't there

Blind with RAGE now
Rip my page now
Lose composure
Curse the air
Blind with RAGE now
Act your age now
I'm exposed, yeah
Blind with RAGE

I am not listening to that speech you have rehearsed
I have my own agenda to attend to first
You're just another stranger I will soon disperse
Please love me at my best, for you will know my worst
Know my worst
Track Name: Wrong Or Right
Wide awake in the dead of night
Hung up on a losing fight
This debate has lost its sight
No moves left, WRONG or RIGHT

WRONG or RIGHT, what's said is said
WRONG or RIGHT, my hands are red
WRONG or RIGHT, I am not ashamed
WRONG or RIGHT, to endure this game

Why'd you got to be so cruel?
I'm just trying to play it cool
I feel like such a fool
When you're looking through me

Why'd you got to play so rough?
Haven't I been hurt enough?
You wouldn't act so tough
When I'm looking through you

Don't act like you're so surprised
I'm not afraid to meet your eyes
Don't tell me I'm too uptight
I'll face you, WRONG or RIGHT

WRONG or RIGHT, this is who I am
WRONG or RIGHT, this is where we stand
WRONG or RIGHT, you'll know my face
WRONG or RIGHT, you'll learn your place
WRONG or RIGHT, what's said is said
WRONG or RIGHT, my hands are red
WRONG or RIGHT, I am not ashamed
WRONG or RIGHT, to endure this game

Why’d you got to be so cruel?
I'm just trying to play it cool
I feel like such a fool
When you're looking through me

Why'd you got to play so rough?
Haven't I been hurt enough?
You wouldn't act so tough
When I'm looking through you
Track Name: Talk To The Words
Hear it now, what is spoken
WORDS are hanging in the air
Take control, feel what's happening
Speak to only what is there

I am changed in my purpose
Set in motion, come unlocked
I am found in this ocean
Of vibrations, learned to TALK
To the WORDS

All my life, I've known the WORDS
But never knew the way to really use them
Speak to only what you've heard
The WORDS are there, and you are passing through them

Was this here? Was this always?
I was certain, I was wrong
Now so clear, definitions
Plainly written all along

Ebbs and flows so resounding
Waves are pounding in my ears
I can feel what you're proving
I am moving, I can hear
All the WORDS

All my life, I've known the WORDS
But never knew the way to really use them
Speak to only what you've heard
The WORDS are there, and you are passing through them

Kid myself I had control
But I was part of something whole
Or broken, how I let it get away
Talking like I'm in a mirror
I would have to learn to hear
Or nothing would be there for me to say
What could I say? (TALK)
What could I say? (TALK)
What could I say? (TALK)
What could I say?

Say it now, there's your answer
In the questions you have asked
Listen close, know you're welcome
Let these moments truly last
This is more than an echo
This is feeling, this is touch
Use your voice, make it clear now.
You are here, now fall into hush
Track Name: Hush
Movement in the dark
Stationary sky
Shadows in the park
Formless in the night
Breathing in your ears
Whispers in the brush
Nothing there to hear
You against the HUSH

Oooh, fall in the HUSH
Oooh, fall in the HUSH
Oooh, fall in the HUSH
Oooh, fall in the HUSH

Further down the road
Nameless as a babe
Lost within the cold
Aimless as a grave
Ears could not relate
Eyes would not adjust
Creatures of the day
All fell into HUSH

Oooh, fall in the HUSH
Oooh, fall in the HUSH
Oooh, fall in the HUSH
Oooh, fall in the HUSH
Track Name: Chameleon
CHAMELEON, I, masked, advance
changing my shape at every chance
Lost in the truth of who we were
Once long ago

Radiant skies turned to ash
Turbulent highs burn and crash
Living our lives on borrowed cash
Once long ago

This is this, the lips we kiss
Are worn as red cocoons
Hats and wigs and Meyers-Briggs
Like phases of the moon

There was a time, once I knew
Sent from divine, I was new
I put you on, you wore me too
Once long ago

Into the blue, out of sight
What we perceive, wrong and right
All fades together in the night
Once long ago

The costume rips. The skin unzips
We leave behind the lie
Let it be, what once was me
CHAMELEON am I