Electric Daydreams

by Michael Guy Bowman

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Cool Kid
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Cool Kid the bowman album i've listened to the most, it's a classic Favorite track: Suicide Hotline.
glueman
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glueman Unironically, this album will really make you think; if you're not too busy dancing to it. Favorite track: Suicide Hotline.
anonamousProtaganis
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anonamousProtaganis People seem to gloss over this one, but after listening to it many, many times, I now consider this to be Bowman's best album. Every track in here is great, and I honestly feel like I could play it front to back pretty much every day without getting tired of it. Bowman's lyrics have also improved considerably, they seem to flow more smoothly and there are some really clever lines in here. Favorite track: Touch My Brain.
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1.
Oh, the Wild Years You're wondering why the world is the way the world is Oh, the wilderness You don't know where to go or who to know or what you've missed You're looking everywhere for something new Do all the things you always wanted to Live on the highway and sleep in the car Bathe in the ocean and love in the bar Oh, the wild Oh, the Wild Years Oh, the Wild Years, the Wild Years, the Wild Years Oh, the wild Oh, the Wild Years Oh, the Wild Years, the Wild Years Oh, the Wild Years You're wondering why the people are the way the people are Oh, the wilderness Nowhere you've ever been has ever been so very far You're prowling in the allies like a cat Crashing on open floors and yoga mats Your shirts are dirty and your teeth are green But all you want is what you haven't seen Oh, the wild Oh, the Wild Years Oh, the Wild Years, the Wild Years, the Wild Years Oh, the wild Oh, the Wild Years Oh, the Wild Years, the Wild Years, the Wild Years Oh, the wild Oh, the Wild Years Oh, the Wild Years, the Wild Years, the Wild Years Oh, the wild Oh, the Wild Years Oh, the Wild Years, the Wild Years, the Wild Years, the Wild Years Wild Years Give some away to the way that you're on Wild Years Let people say they can't say where you've gone Wild Years Live for the light of the dusk and the dawn Oh, those Wild Years Oh, the Wild Years You're wondering why the world is the way the world is Oh, the wilderness You've got to have a life to have the right to reminisce You might seem crazy, and you may well be You're paying the price of living fantasy And if you can't recall the reason why Look where the empty highway meets the sky
2.
I've been turning on and off the radio Looking for a way to go, a way to win Skimming through the books and watching every show There's too much to know, plug me in And oh, how I'd like to be there with you On your level, in your memories, on your plane And oh, how I'd die just to share with you Crack me open Happy groping Touch my brain I can deal with scanners and inception My reception is open wide 'Cause I believe in making true connection Full injection, crawl inside And oh, how I know you'll be happy here Full steam ahead mate, it's my dream boat, break champaign And oh, how you'll flow through my hopes and fears In the background Set the trap now Touch my brain Have mercy, have mercy I'm getting so thirsty My dendrites don't bend right I need them to mend right The wonders are plundered So you're going under I'll keep you, we'll creep To the light at the end Get behind the drywall in the wiring You're inspiring, breaking ground The waves of change are breaking in my wavelength I have saved strength, it's found And wow, what a cow I must seem to you Fistulated, reinflated by your will And oh, what a show it really is, you know Time to strap in Make it happen Touch my brain Okay, now you're touching my brain I don't really like it Get out
3.
We don’t know anything about love We just know what’s on the TV We don’t know anything about life We just know what we like to see We don’t read books We sometimes look But we always fall asleep We follow trends And lose our friends We don’t know anything about truth We just know where we’re going to stand We don’t know anything about choice We just get movies on demand We don’t know how We just fell down From the fryer to the floor We lost our taste And went to waste Oh, we don’t know anything at all Not the strangers down the hall Not the numbers that we call Oh, we don’t know anything at all Not the date and not the year Not the reason why we’re here We don’t know when to sleep or wake up We just know when we’re out of drugs We don’t know how to date or break up We just communicate with shrugs We don’t know where We ought to stare When the picture’s going black Nothing to do No hint or clue We don’t know how it got to this point We just forgot to turn the dial We don’t know anyone in this joint We just know we might be a while What good are facts? I can’t relax When the news is always bad Don’t look outside No matter what Friends, we don’t know anything And by now we can’t even tell The food in the kitchen is rotten And so are we! But at this point, it’s how we smell So when you’re bored And you’re hungry And you’re tired And you don’t want to go out Well, there’s a screen in every room And every pocket So tune it all out, because you’re tuning in To what we’re shoving right through your socket Oh, we don’t know anything at all Why the good things feel bad Why the music makes you sad Oh, we don’t know anything at all Not the right and not the wrong Not the meaning of this song
4.
Wherever we go I'm sure we'll be fine Let's get out the door And go down the line Pull out the maps We're taking a lap 'round the signs Wherever we go There's something to do So just name a place I'll leave it to you We're painting the town Circling round Passing through Oh, wherever we go, we go Oh, whatever we know, we know Oh, we've got such a long way to go Wherever we go It's one of those days Out in the sun Under the haze There's nothing to lose Whatever we choose Is OK Wherever we go Is where I wanna be The high and the low life It's all fine by me Up 'til it's late I just wanna wait And see Oh, wherever we go, we go Oh, whatever we know, we know Oh, we've got such a long way to go Wherever we go, we go, oh no Whatever we know, we know, oh no Wherever we go, we go, we go
5.
There's nothing wrong with walking through your door So long as I can cover up my tracks I mosey round your room while you are gone I'll be out before you're even back And I'm not taking anything I'm just touching everything The dirty dishes on your stove The pockets in your fancy clothes And I'm not missing anything I'm just feeling everything The scent of you upon your sheets Your toothbrush against my grinning teeth There's nothing wrong with looking through the glass So long as you don't see me through the blinds I'm never bored, no matter what you do I always want to know what's on your mind And I'm not taking anything I'm just part of everything 'Cause everything you have is shared As long as you don't know I'm there And I'm not missing anything I'm just into everything The stuff you hide beneath the bed I wonder what's inside your head But I'm not taking anything I'm just seeing everything The food you cook, the way you sleep The jokes you laugh at on TV And I'm not missing anything I'm just loving everything But now you're getting much too high You're crashing out, I don't know why Your vomit is red Oh God, are you dead? You're falling to the floor You can't reach the phone You're in there alone I'm breaking down your door You're barely awake Your body could break I don't know what to do But your car's in the back And your key's on the rack And now I'm holding you And I'm not sure of anything But you, my dear, are everything I'm gunning it inside your car I'm pulling into the ER And I'm not saying anything 'Cause now I'm losing everything They load you on the stretcher now I leave the keys and bail out And now I'm seeing everything But I'm not saying anything And now I'm seeing everything Two weeks have gone by, and it's good to see you home But there's bars on the windows, my cover is blown You're locking the door, and you're closing the blinds But I'm in the glass when your eyes meet mine
6.
All the friends you used to know Remember how it used to go With you and them and what they said And what you're doing now instead Swore that you would show 'em all And leave behind the shopping malls And water towers and power lines And climb as high as you can climb You can't go back, you're up there now You're too far out to just come down There's nothing left to break your fall And you can't bear to lose it all Suicide Hotline I'm supposed to care, but I don't I see the stop sign I should just wait there, but I won't Suicide Hotline It's more than I can bear Fake a smile, punch a clock Haul the garbage 'round the block Give away another year To proving why you're hanging here Conversations never start Regarding contents of your heart Full to burst, but nothing's changed While all the world has rearranged Around you in the center of A halfway life you never loved If you can't learn to love it now What little's up could all come down Suicide Hotline I'm supposed to care, but I don't I see the stop sign I should just wait there, but I won't Suicide Hotline It's more than I can bear I'm waiting for an arm to grab me I'm looking for a net below I don't see anybody waiting I've got to let somebody know Suicide Hotline I'm supposed to care, but I don't I see the stop sign I should just wait there, but I won't Suicide Hotline It's more than I can bear
7.
Every single day, I feel it happening The moving of the rocks, the tremors and the shocks Heaven only knows which way it's coming from But tomorrow's gonna come real soon People all along the street Stumble over on their feet Always falling down and down and down Pilots in the windy sky Don't you ever wonder why We keep going round and round and round? Every single word you say, it takes me there I've seen it on the news, I feel it in my shoes I won't sleep at all until the work is done For tomorrow's gonna come real soon And when it comes, I will be there with my open arms And when I feel it, I will know it can't do me harm And when the world I know is gone, I'll be moving on When we change Every single television's always on People in the lines all listening for signs High up on the hills, I hear the beating drums For tomorrow's gonna come real soon And when it comes, I will be there with my open arms And when I feel it, I will know it can't do me harm And when the world I know is gone, I'll be moving on When we change Every single day, I feel it happening And if you don't believe, just look around and see Heaven only knows which way it's coming from But tomorrow's gonna come real soon
8.
Purgatory 05:20
Oh Muses guide me, please provide me with your hallowed song I’ve been to Hell and back, I’m losing track of the road I’m on Help my recounting of this mountain rising in the dawn I’ve been traipsing every terrace up in Purgatory Crowded by sinner’s souls stripped of every dignity Carrying the weight of what I’ve done and all the worst of me I’m taking the long road I’m starting the fire Next time that you see me I’ll be higher I see the pride, I see the envy and the anger now I see the ones who wait, the ones who take, or just ate out I see the lovers without love are not without a doubt The days are long, we walk in circles while the sun is high We look for answers if there’s chance for us in Paradise Heaven knows I will climb unto the stars to make things right Oh man, it’s easy from the outside looking in The stairs are not so tall for those who can begin Oh, but I’ve been looking so far out of frame I focus now upon my feet upon the path I make the distance, let the step stones do the math I know the next half of life won’t be the same I’m not searching for a sliver of a silver lining I am taking what is left that I can say is mine And if the road I’m on is long and winding Well, you know, it’s fine I’ll be drinking from the river at the end of this And know that when I look into the eyes of Beatrice I will be purified of all that I no longer miss

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released November 22, 2016

All music by Michael Guy Bowman.

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