Homebrewed EP

by Oleh

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This EP is called 'Homebrewed' because brewing beer is what started me on my path to self-sufficiency. The tracks are all recorded in this self-sufficient fashion by me on my own equipment, and are set up to mirror as closely as possible the way they are played live - through the use of a Boss RC-50 Loop Station. This live looped performance is something I've been working on for a wee while and now that I've got this EP recorded it's time to write some new songs!

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released June 4, 2010

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Track Name: The Tonic
Lyrics:

Music is the tonic that makes me strong,
I was getting weak before I wrote this song.
The strumming and the singing are powerful tools,
For getting past the angst and the stress and the rules.
The rhythms and the flows tickle my head to my toes,
Rushing through my veins while the warm wind blows.
Speeding through my system, oh it makes me feel free,
When the voices blend to one in a harmony, yeah.

In a harmony Yeah

‘Cos it’s the way and the means,
To build reality from dreams.
There’s a reason and a rhyme to the passing of the time,
Though thats not the way it seems.

There’s a couple of drawbacks to the lifestyle,
I associate with the musical mile.
The booze etcetera
Won’t be lettin’ ya
Think too clear about the,
places it’s gettin’ ya.
No time to play when the bills aren’t paid,
The money isn’t good unless you’re already made.
But that’s not why a musician I be,
I like to feel the rush when the people see me Yeah

And when the voices blend to one Yeah

In a harmony Yeah
Track Name: Setnet
Lyrics:

You know we've got to save the Hector's,
Yeah we need to save the Mauis,
'Cos any more die and there'll be none left,
In Aotearoa's beautiful seas.
But it's not just in Aotearoa,
It's in the oceans of this planet earth.
They'll be dead and gone just like the Moa,
And there ain't gonna be no rebirth.

'Cos the setnet won't let life keep living,
Only so much and Mother Ocean stops giving.
The gift of the dolphin's one to hold onto,
Why won't you stop and let nature pull through?

Oh, shame on you.

When the power's in your hands and you say no,
To ensure your dirty, death causing cashflow,
A little piece of Mother Ocean dies.
How can you still look her in the eyes?
And how can you still float upon her waves,
While you send her children to their tangled graves?
And how perverted can your logic be,
Not to let these beautiful creatures be free?

'Cos the setnet won't let life keep living,
Only so much and Mother Ocean stops giving.
The gift of the dolphin's one to hold onto,
Why won't you stop and let nature pull through?

Oh, shame on you.

In the end it's the legislators,
Who get to have the final say.
One last hope for the dolphins,
To keep extinction at bay.
But until they make that decision,
The Hector's and the Mauis will die.
The fishing's done without forward vision,
And Mother Ocean is starting to cry.

'Cos the setnet won't let life keep living,
Only so much and Mother Ocean stops giving.
The gift of the dolphin's one to hold onto,
Why won't you stop and let nature pull through?

Oh, shame on you.
Track Name: The Fire
Lyrics:

When they come they bring their fire.
When they come they don't bring no rain.
Freedom is our one desire.
They feel nothing while we feel pain.

'Cos I never asked for this...
No I never asked for war.
I never asked for anything,
But you just keep piling on more.
So take a look to your left,
Don't follow me.
I know you're feeling blue,
But at the rate we're going,
I'll see a blue moon before I see you.
'Cos it's a lot to swallow,
When you find what lies underneath.
Your politics I won't follow,
'Cos you're lying right through your teeth.
Yeah.
Track Name: Don't You Worry
Lyrics:

Now let me tell you 'bout a thing called worrying,
'Cos it's surprising what a worry can bring.
It can bring you down to your knees when you need it the least.
Make it hard to keep your mind at peace.
So don't you worry, 'cos there ain't no reason.
The worry goes like the changing of a season.
It can go from winter to spring in the blink of an eye.

So I say,
Don't you worry.
I said,
Don't you worry.

I can feel it now tap, tapping on the top of my spine.
And with every little tap it grows these problems of mine.
And you know that it goes in a cycle,
Terribly spiteful, sucking all the fun out of life.
So I say throw it away 'cos it'll cut like a knife.

And I say,
Don't you worry.
I said,
Don't you worry.