Look On My Works Ye Mighty And Despair

by Michael Guy Bowman

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Hello, aliens from the future. This is an album of music written and produced by me, Michael Guy Bowman. People recognized me as a hero and a king in my lifetime. By now, civilization has certainly perished. If there are any surviving humans, they're probably mutated beyond recognition and a real bummer to hang with. If nothing else remains, gaze upon this artifact for a little taste of what life was like in another time when things were actually pretty cool.

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released March 19, 2019

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Track Name: Mothership
Look outside, there’s a ship in the sky tonight
I said look outside, there’s a ship in the sky tonight
And they’re taking us up to the mothership tonight
Yeah they’re taking us up to the mothership tonight

Uh-huh-huh
Alright

Oh won’t you come on out, ‘cause they’re shooting down a beam of light
I said come on out, ‘cause they’re shooting down a beam of light
And they’re taking us up to the mothership tonight
Yeah they’re taking us up to the mothership tonight

It’s a party up there, and you don’t got to pack a bag
It’s the craziest time anybody has ever had
Oh no
Oh no
Oh no

Come outside, ‘cause the laser beam is glowing bright
I said come outside, ‘cause the laser beam is glowing bright
And they’re taking us up to the mothership tonight
Yeah they’re taking us up to the mothership tonight

I said look out now, there’s a little green man inside
I said look out now, there’s a little green man inside
And they’re taking us up to the mothership tonight
Yeah they’re taking us up to the mothership tonight
Oh yeah

It’s a party up there, and you don’t got to pack a bag
‘Cause we’re leaving behind everything that we’ve ever had
Oh no
Oh no
Oh no

Take my hand, ‘cause we’re floating up into the sky
I said take my hand, ‘cause we’re floating up into the sky
And they’re taking us up to the mothership tonight
Yeah they’re taking us up to the mothership tonight

Don’t you worry, ‘cause I know it’s gonna be alright, yeah
I said don’t you worry, ‘cause I know it’s gonna be alright, uh huh
And they’re taking us up to the mothership tonight, tonight
Yeah they’re taking us up to the mothership tonight

Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
Well they’re taking us up to the mothership tonight
(Tonight) alright (tonight)
And they’re taking us up to the mothership tonight
(Tonight) uh-huh-huh (tonight)
Well they’re taking us up to the mothership tonight
(Tonight) oh yeah (tonight)
Well they’re taking us up to the mothership tonight
(Tonight) alright (tonight)

Yeah they’re taking us up to the mothership tonight, alright
Well they’re taking us up to the mothership tonight, woo-hoo-hoo
Yeah they’re taking us up to the mothership tonight, alright alright alright
Well they’re taking us up to the mothership tonight
Track Name: This Is As Good As It Gets
Why does this feeling always come to me
Like there’s some place that I’m supposed to be
Oh hold me closer, I don’t want to go
Look in my eyes and you will know I know

This is as good as it gets
Oh don’t you know this is as good as it gets
I feel like I’m the greatest man in the world
You are my favorite girl
This is as good as it gets

This is as good as it gets
Oh don’t you know this is as good as it gets
Nobody else in all the whole human race
Could know the look on your face
This is as good as it gets

Why does it hit me when I least suspect?
My mouth is running but the mood’s direct
Oh let me linger, I’m a lonely soul
Just take my hand and I will take control

Good as it gets
Oh don’t you know this is as good as it gets
I feel like I’m the greatest man in the world
You are my favorite girl
This is as good as it gets

This is as good as it gets
Oh don’t you know this is as good as it gets
Nobody else in all the whole human race
Could know the look on your face
This is as good as it gets

Good as it gets
Oh don’t you know this is as good as it gets
I feel like I’m the greatest man in the world
You are my favorite girl
This is as good as it gets

This is as good as it gets
Oh don’t you know this is as good as it gets
Nobody else in all the whole human race
Could know the look on your face
This is as good as it gets

Just when I think I should be cooling my jets
This is as good as it gets
This is as good as it gets
Whoa-oa-oa
My head is racing ‘cause it’s not over yet
This is as good as it gets
This is as good as it gets gets gets
You bat your amber eyes
And now I know why
This is as good as it good as it good as it gets

Why do we leave each other in the night
We walk away just when the mood is right
Oh wait for me, you know I need you now
Show me your heart and I will show you how
Track Name: Like Angels
Someday when you leave your mother’s
Would you come and stay with me?
There’s no action in the suburbs
I know who you want to be

We want to be like like like angels
We want to be like like like angels
We want to be like like like angels
With our feet way up in the clouds

We want to be like like like angels
We want to be like like like angels
We want to be like like like angels
And we won’t even touch the ground

I’ve been waiting in the city
For a friend to show around
I know where the sights are pretty
Come with me and paint the town

We want to be like like like angels
We want to be like like like angels
We want to be like like like angels
With our feet way up in the clouds

We want to be like like like angels
We want to be like like like angels
We want to be like like like angels
And we won’t even touch the ground

Do you feel the rush of feathers
When we’re going out together
We’re the ones who walk beside you
We’re the angels here to guide you
If you wanna join us say so
Pretty soon you’ll have your halo
Singing in the choir at Heaven’s gate

All the rooms are full of strangers
All you want is everything
You’ll go through so many changes
Someday soon you’ll spread your wings

We want to be like like like angels
We want to be like like like angels
We want to be like like like angels
With our feet way up in the clouds

We want to be like like like angels
We want to be like like like angels
We want to be like like like angels
And we won’t even touch the ground
Track Name: Unstoppable
I'm waking up wired
Shake with desire
Ready to roll, whoa-oh

I'm hitting the highway
Doing it my way
Taking control, whoa-oh

I'm full of myself
Couldn't be helped
I fit the mold, whoa-oh

I know what I feel
I am a real
Sight to behold

Cuz I'm never gonna run
Never gonna hide
I'm telling everyone
Take a step aside
I've waited long enough
Paid a lot of dues
I'm never giving up
Never gonna lose

Never gonna lose, never gonna lose
Never gonna lose, never gonna lose
Never gonna lose, never gonna lose
I don't know why or how
I'm just unstoppable now

I'm gone from the starter
I'm racing harder
I'm gonna win, whoa-oh

I'm lapping the legends
Stealing attention
Raking it in, whoa-oh

I'm chasing the dream
Making it seem
Easy to do, whoa-oh

I'm knocking on wood
Feels so good
I'm breaking through

And I'm never gonna stop
Never gonna stall
Never see me drop
Never see me fall
I'm never gonna make
Another lame excuse
I'm never gonna break
Never gonna lose

Never gonna lose, never gonna lose
Never gonna lose, never gonna lose
Never gonna lose, never gonna lose
I don't know why or how
I'm just unstoppable now

Relight the fire of a faded era
You're gonna watch me beat the odds
I won't be shaped by the things that scare us
I'm gonna rise like a brand new god

I'm gonna walk across the water
Shout out my name from the mountaintops
I'm gonna dance with the devil's daughter
I'll show the world that I can't be stopped

I wanna break down every border
Shake off the shackles of my cage
I'm gonna change the Earthly order
Shine in the light of a golden age

I'll show the world just what I'm made of
Make them a deal they can't refuse
I'll go beyond the ones who gave up
I know I'm never gonna lose

Never gonna lose, never gonna lose
Never gonna lose, never gonna lose
Never gonna lose, never gonna lose
I don't know why or how
I'm just unstoppable now
Track Name: Why Do You Play With My Heart?
I used to think we were close, I used to think we were tight
Just when I needed you most, you made me feel alright
You told me I was the best, you told me I made you laugh
And now I’ve got to confess, you’ve got me torn up in half
Cause when I gave you a shot, you told me you’d rather not

I don’t know what I did wrong, I thought we had something good
We both were getting along, maybe I misunderstood
Maybe you’re just being sweet, maybe you do this a lot
Talk up the people you meet, give them the best that you got
Just like it’s nothing at all, still I’m the one that you call

Why do you play with my heart? You know I’m falling apart
One minute I’m all you want, the next you’re already gone
Why do you play with my soul? You know I’m losing control
If you would just stay with me, I’d give you all that you need

You’ve had me going for months, you’ve had me all in my head
Asking what I should have done, if it was something I said
Was I too eager to love? Should I have just took it slow?
If I was patient enough, would our relationship grow?
Would I still stand half a chance, or do you have other plans?

I ought to just take a “no” and look for somebody new
I’ve got a lifetime to go, I shouldn’t cry over you
But now it’s so hard to tell if my connections are real
Have I been foolin’ myself, I haven’t known how to feel
Since I thought you were the one, oh baby what have you done?

Why do you play with my heart? You know I’m falling apart
One minute I’m all you want, the next you’re already gone
Why do you play with my soul? You know I’m losing control
If you would just stay with me, I’d give you all that you need

I thought the signals were right, now I don’t know what they mean
I’m always stuck at the light, can’t tell the red from the green
Have you been changing your mind? Has it been up in the air?
Or am I simply too blind to see you don’t even care?
I know I’m not being fair, you didn’t mean to do wrong
I should get out of your hair, I should be moving along
We ought to just let it be, so why are you calling me?

Why do you play with my heart? You know I’m falling apart
One minute I’m all you want, the next you’re already gone
Why do you play with my soul? You know I’m losing control
If you would just stay with me, I’d give you all that you need
Why do you play with my heart? You know I’m falling apart
One minute I’m all you want, the next you’re already gone
Why do you play with my soul? You know I’m losing control
If you would just stay with me, I’d give you all that you need
Track Name: I Can't Get Enough Of You
My baby my
Where are you tonight
Don’t you know I need your love
I been down pretty bad
And what a week I had
And the whole year has been rough
But if you could be here
It would all disappear
So won't you please come around
Because I feel so down

And I’m calling your name
'Cause the days are all the same
And the nights do me no good
And the people that I know
Got me feeling pretty low
And I’m so misunderstood
But with you here tonight
It would feel alright
So won’t you bring me your love
'Cause I can’t get enough

No I can’t I can’t I can’t I can’t
No I can’t get enough of you
I can’t I can’t I can’t I can’t
No I can’t get enough of you
Of the kiss on your lips
Of the shake in your hips
Of your sweet sweet love
No I can’t get enough

Hey baby hey
Are you on the way
'Cause I don’t know what to do
My mind is a mess
And my life is too I guess
And I’ve never been so blue
But it all goes away
When you come here to stay
And my head’s so clear
Every time that you’re here

And my heart’s goin’ fast
'Cause you’re coming home at last
To the one who wants you most
And with you as my guest
You’ll be bringing out the best
In me your cordial host
So won't you come here now
'Cause I don't know how
To go on without your love
'Cause I can't get enough

No I can’t I can’t I can’t I can’t
No I can’t get enough of you
I can’t I can’t I can’t I can’t
No i can’t get enough of you
Of the kiss on your lips
Of the shake in your hips
Of your sweet sweet love
No I can’t get enough
No I can’t get enough

No I can’t I can’t I can’t I can’t
No I can’t get enough of you
I can’t I can’t I can’t I can’t
No I can’t get enough of you
Of the kiss on your lips
Of the shake in your hips
Of your sweet sweet love
No I can’t get enough
Track Name: Faking It
I broke the golden rule again
I lost a lover and a friend
Just when I thought I’d got to know you
But when I see it in rewind
And think of all we left behind
There was no other way to show you

‘Cause I am no believer
And you don’t need me either
And this is such a breather
Finally being real

‘Cause it feels like
No one ever gets the things they want
No one ever wants the things they have
So why do we keep faking it so bad?

And when I think of what went wrong
You know I’m glad that you are gone
I got so tired of being patient
I opened up my beating heart
And nearly tore myself apart
To fit in all your expectations

But I am done pretending
I’m not your happy ending
I can’t go on defending
All the time you steal

‘Cause it feels like
No one ever gets the things they want
No one ever wants the things they have
So why do we keep faking it so bad?

‘Cause it feels like
No one ever gets the things they want
No one ever wants the things they have
My heart you just keep breaking it
Shouldn’t be as bad as you’re making it
So why do we keep faking it so bad?
Track Name: Lucky Charm
Have you noticed lately that you and I can do no wrong?
That every hurdle in the road that ever slowed you down is gone?
Put the past behind you, put the pieces into place
Wipe the precious little pouting off the picture of your face

Don't you feel lucky when you look in the mirror
And you see me by your side?
Don't you feel lucky when the moment is right? Oh yeah.
Don't you feel lucky with your head on my shoulder
When you're here between my arms?
You should feel lucky, 'cause I'm your lucky charm.

I'm your four-leaf clover, I'm the wind across the dice
I'm the candles on the cake and you can cut yourself a slice
Make your wish unto me, for now it can be told
You won the lottery of livin' and I'm givin' you the gold

Don't you feel lucky when I'm pulling you closer
In the middle of the night?
Don't you feel lucky when I’m holding you tight? Oh yeah.
Don't you feel lucky when you look in my eyes
And know I'll never do you harm?
You should feel lucky, 'cause I'm your lucky charm.

Don't you feel like you've turned around?
Lookin' up instead of falling down
I believe in you, and I've been leaving you feeling high, high
You can let the rabbit have its leg
Leave the horseshoe hangin' round the peg
I'm a charmer for your karma and your lovin' is why, why

Put me in your pocket, and you'll never be the same
'Cuz every odd and every even's lining up to spell your name
Lay the cards before you, watch the wheel of fortune turn
And you can bet I'll get you back just like a jackpot-sized return

Don't you feel lucky when you wake in the morning
With the one you're dreaming of?
Don't you feel lucky falling in love? Oh yeah.
Don't you feel lucky when there's no one but us
To hear the six o'clock alarm?
You should feel lucky, 'cuz I'm your lucky charm.
Track Name: Back To The Jungle
I was born in the woods
I was raised pretty good
By a pack of hyenas
I was free in the soul
I was more animal than man

I was good on my own
I was almost fully grown
When the zookeepers seen us
Now i know you never knew
So i gotta tell you who i am

Way back, i was hunting with my teeth
Way back, with the jungle floor beneath
Way back, i was crawlin' on my paws
Way back, must've broke a lot of laws

I was trapped in a bag
I was sent to a lab
In the back of a college
I was shaved of my hair
Given clothes i could wear for free

I was told how to talk
How to stand when i walk
Make displays of my knowledge
But the fun's worn away
'Cuz they don't like to play like me

Take me back, to the sweat and the sun
Take me back, to the dirt and the dung
Take me back, to the tongues and the tails
Take me back, to the slime and the scales

I'm going back to my roots
Gonna chew on the fruits
I'm moving back to the jungle
I'm gonna grow out my hair
Learn to growl like a bear
I'm moving back to the jungle
I'm gonna roll in the dirt
Dig a hole 'til it hurts
I'm moving back to the jungle
I'm gonna swing from the vines
Show the world that it's mine
I'm moving back to the jungle
Where i'm gonna eat bugs

When you see me again
I'll be down in the den
With the tigers and lions
I will show you around
We will go up and down the trees

Oh the jungle and i
Will explain you the cycle
Of livin' and dyin'
Leave your house, take a right
'Cuz it's such a crazy sight to see

I'm going back, gonna crawl down the street
I'm going back, on my hands and my feet
I'm going back, i can't pretend anymore
I'm going back, i'll leave my clothes on the floor

There is so much to do
In the woods, you will use
All five of your senses
You will taste through your toes
See the world through your nose in 3d

There's a part of your brain
That just can’t contain
‘Cuz there's cracks in the fences
Won’t you start looking through
See the animal you can be

Come back, to your mother the earth
Come back, to the instinct of birth
Come back, leave your worries behind
Come back, to your reptile mind
Come back, to the call of the wild
Come back, like a prodigal child
Come back, 'cause it's not very far
Come back, to the creature you are

I am done with the rules
Wanna run with the wolves
I'm moving back to the jungle
I'm gonna howl at the moon
Use a stick for a spoon
I'm moving back to the jungle
I wanna bathe in the mud
Make a monkey be my bud
I'm moving back to the jungle
I'm gonna love, gonna fight
Stay up every single night
I'm moving back to the jungle
Where i'm gonna eat wood

I am leaving tonight
Wanna hunt, wanna bite
I'm moving back to the jungle
I wanna bark like a dog
Gonna sleep in a log
I'm moving back to the jungle
I'm gonna swim in the lake
Slither round with the snakes
I'm moving back to the jungle
I was born to be free
So you know where i will be
I'm moving back to the jungle
Where i'm gonna eat dirt
Track Name: Night Terrors
Existential dread
Gets into your head
Gets into your bed with you

Awful little thoughts
Tie you up in knots
Everybody's got a few

Endless are the nights
Filling you with frights
'Til you turn the lights back on

Reoccurring pains
Driving you insane
You're here but yet your brain is gone

When you turn around
There's nothing to be found
There's nothing pulling down on you

Nothing like a ghost
The horror show you host
That leaves your mind the most to do

If I shook you now
Would it get you out
Or would you only shout at me?

Are you in a dream
Or somewhere in between?
It's never what it seems to be

And you know that there's no one there
But you still get scared sometimes
And you know that it's in your mind
Push it right back through the blinds

Cotton are the sheets
Tugging at your feet
And you are caught in something else

I can never love
Anyone enough
To drag them back from out of hell

Take another breath
You'll scare yourself to death
There's no one here but you and I

Try and take control
'Cause you're the only soul
That fits the hole your head's inside

No one else can know
The places that you go
When you're going down and down (down and down)

Words cannot explain
You're in a hurricane
That keeps you going round and round (round and round)

I prefer the day
If we both could stay
If the sun could rise again

We'd never know the fear
That always finds us here
When the day is at an end

And you know that there's no one there
But you still get scared sometimes (sometimes, sometimes)
And you know that it's in your mind
Push it right back through the blinds (push it through the blinds)

And you know that there's no one there
But you still get scared sometimes (sometimes, sometimes)
And you know that it's in your mind
Push it right back through the blinds

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