FAWM 2017

by ZeCoop

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Written entirely during February Album Writing Month 2017; February 1-28. Check out fawm.org

If you download the album, you'll get EIGHT bonus tracks... instrumentals I wrote before vocals were added and all the extra four track cassette tape collaborations I was involved in.

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released March 6, 2017

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John Cooperider... except:
*Broken Carousel: Piney - original composition, lyrics, vocals, synth and melodica
*So... Whatever: Stacy Koviak-Davison - lyrics and vocals
*Empathy Machine Unplugged: Holly Lanasolyluna - lyrics and vocals
*A Sliver of Sunshine: Liz Frencham - lyrics and vocals
*We'll Come To The Jungle: Huan-Hua Chye - lyrics, vocals, synth and melodica
*Zombie Beach Party Attack!!!: Brian Mosley - electric and baritone guitars
*Soma Street: Karlos Harrison - lyrics and vocals
*Infinite Game: Rob Cooperider - Original composition on acoustic guitar, bass; Stacy Koviak-Davison - lyrics and vocals
*Free My Soul: Karlos Harrison - lyrics and vocals
*Northern Lights: Alex Klages - lyrics and vocals
*I Will: Stacy Koviak-Davison - lyrics and vocals
*Kiss You Now: Rob Cooperider - drums; Thomas Spademan - guitar, lyrics and vocals
*Boom: Pinky - lyrics and vocals
*Basement Band: James Cooperider - lyrics

4-track tape collaborations as noted in liner notes.

ALL Songs (c) 2017 BMI and as appropriate for collaborating songwriters.

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ZeCoop Kalamazoo, Michigan

I love playing music and keep learning new instruments. My songs are in a wide range of styles, from indie-rock to surf, to folk to rock to electronic... I never know. I record at home in a studio I put together in a spare room. I work (via the web) with a lot of vocal/lyric collaborators from all over the world.

You should check out fawm.org

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Track Name: Broken Carousel (ft Piney)
I was sittin’ in the rain as the water washed away all of my shame
Tears fallin’ from the sky look exactly like the rain comin’ down from my eyes
Oh no one can tell I’m spinnin’ in a broken carousel
‘Til you walked on by…

You stop dead in your tracks noticin’ the flicker of the lights begin to clash
Clash against my silhouette steppin’ closer your Chuck Taylor's soakin’ wet

And you ask me why? Why you so sad?

‘Cause I keep spinnin’ around, spinnin’ around in the wrong direction...

Kick your feet up on the rail you’ve been here before oh yeah I can tell
Your face talkin’ to the sky oh wonderful place to let my high tops air dry
No one can tell we're spinnin’ in a broken carousel

And I ask myself why? Why you so sad?

As we keep spinnin’ around, spinnin’ around in the wrong direction

Oh, I don’t know what I’d do if I didn’t have a friend like you...

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Track Name: So... Whatever (ft Stacy Koviak-Davison)
Who's to blame?
I think that everything you noticed about this
Is everything you couldn't understand
Always, always thought you'd be enough
But I've waited here forever
And you're not showing up

Won't you tell me please
How hard is it to give your love?
Ready or not it's time for starting over
Better late than never
And never's all I had...

You're so
You're so
Whatever
Whatever
This is
It's not
Forever
Forever

Such a shame
You left my heart so unattended
Ignoring all my feelings
Like you couldn't comprehend
Writing these checks that you knew you couldn't cash
I don't know how or why?

It's too late
It's too late
I'm never coming back
Should have known from the start
This was going to end bad
Ready or not it's time for starting over
Better late than never
And never's all I had...

You're so
You're so
Whatever
Whatever
This is
It's not
Forever
Forever
You're so
You're so
Whatever
Whatever
This is it
I'm gone
Forever
Forever

Darling, darling
I'm trying to be nice here
Trying to discard all these memories
Without a fight
You drug our dark out into the light
For all the world to see
Reaching, grasping for some kind of lifeline
Trying to hold on to
what it was you thought we had
I hate to break it to you
If you really are that blind
Baby, I'm sorry
You're just out of time
Track Name: Empathy Machine Unplugged (ft Holly Lanasolyluna)
Tree dances with tender wrists
Under a sky of smoggy cysts
Nevertheless, she persists

Chorus:
Say we’ve got a better country
Well perhaps you’ve never met me
Or maybe you have
You can carry out those schemes
That feed on peaceful people’s dreams
No lines in the sand, you can

Make new facts to hide your tracks
Paint history white where it was brown or black
that’s just how the cards are stacked

(Chorus)

Empathy
Apathy
Sympathy
Where have you all gone?
Has this just begun? Just begun?

Stars, stripes, red, white, blue
I was born here, and
I deserve this space more than you

(Chorus)

Empathy
Apathy
Sympathy
Where have you all gone?
Has this just begun? Just begun?

Head scarf takes away her rights
My wife is in the kitchen
While I watch pundits fight, I’ll get some tonight

(Chorus)
Track Name: A Sliver of Sunshine (ft Liz Frencham)
A sliver of sunshine
Is coming your way
Across the ocean grey

I'm delivering warm smiles
To soothe a winter’s day
A million miles away

Hey la de day
'Though you're a hemisphere away
Hey la de day
We're gonna meet someday
Just wait and see
You've already got a friend in me

I'm looking for fine lines
To match your melody
Let the music speak

I'm wrapping the sun’s spark
In summer poetry
To melt your winter freeze

Hey la de day
'Though you're a hemisphere away
Hey la de day
We're gonna meet someday
Wait and see
You've already got a friend in me

You've already got a friend in me
(Counting bars, shooting for stars
Here we are blending through the wire)
You've already got a friend in me
(February friends a friend indeed
Friend in need of words and melody)

(c) 2017 Liz Frencham
Track Name: We'll Come To The Jungle (ft Huan-Hua Chye)
On the floor in the bathroom stall crying my eyes out
I don't even really know what I'm crying about
The best I can say is anxiety's gotten the best of me
Stealing the bottom from my stomach and
the bones from my limbs and my breath from me

Wash my face like a normal person
Take a drink of water like a normal person
Make it through the day like a normal person, yeah
Get on the bus and take it to the supermarket
Talk to a stranger and then stop dwelling on it
Cook my dinner, read a book, and go to bed
Or should I lie awake instead?

Striding down La Cienega like I rule this city
Where the grass ain't green and the air ain't clean but at least the girls are pretty
Haven't thought about any dumb things I said a decade ago
For at least four hours now, or maybe even more

Get dressed in the morning like a normal person
I'm more of a mess than a normal person
but I'm still passing as a normal person, yeah
Get on the bus and take it to the supermarket
Talk to a stranger and then stop dwelling on it
Cook my dinner, read a book, and go to bed
Or should I lie awake instead?

They all think that you're crazy
(YOU'RE FUCKING CRAZY)
They all think that you're weird
They all think that you're stupid
You should just disappear…
(SHANANANANA KNEES KNEES)

Held it together though I'm held together with packing tape
Checked off the box that says "hold it together for just one more day"
Smiled at myself in the mirror cause I should be good to myself
For picking up, and looking at, and putting down all the fear that I felt

I paid all my bills like a normal person
Took all my pills like a normal person
Underneath, I'm probably still a normal person, yeah
Get on the bus and take it to the supermarket
Talk to a stranger and then stop dwelling on it
Cook my dinner, read a book, and go to bed

I mistook myself for a normal person
Acting and looking like a normal person
Was that all it took to be a normal person, then?
Get on the bus and take it to the supermarket
(TAKE ME DOWN TO THE PARADISE CITY)
Talk to a stranger and then stop dwelling on it
(WHERE THE GRASS IS GREEN AND THE GIRLS ARE PRETTY! OH WON'T YOU PLEASE...)
Cook my dinner, read a book, and go to bed (SHANANANA+ KNEES, KNEES)
Or should I lie awake instead?
Track Name: Zombie Beach Party Attack!!! (ft Brian Mosley)
Argggghhhhh
Screeeaaaammmmm
Track Name: Soma Street (ft Karlos Harrison)
Look of destruction
It's time to ignore
All of our troubles that have gone before
Raft on the ocean
Feeling unknown
Doesn't mean I'm standing here alone
Because you're like a zombie
But we all are zombies
It's us against the world with no guarantees

Oh Soma Street
We are all trying to reach
Soma Street
Feel the off-time beat

So mass destruction
A military whore
A man with finger on the button cloned from Zsa Zsa Gabor
Across the ocean
We're not much better off
We might as well be ruled by a drunk Hasselhoff
Pontificate just to please
Because you are the big cheese
We fight against them all come on and join me
It's us against them all so together we'll meet

Oh Soma Street
We are all trying to reach
Soma Street
Feeling the off-time beat
Harmony in the street
The energy Eastern sweet
We are all trying to reach
Soma Soma street

We are all zombies
It's us against the world with no guarantees
Track Name: Infinite Game (Treading Bleu collab)
Why are we always so afraid?
To take a chance
To let come what may
It just might be the end of time
Before everything ever is fine

I wait for a place
That might sustain me for a while
And I dream of your face
And that it might hold my gaze for a while
And I wish for the day
That I could hold you by my side
An infinite game
Where I can hide my fear

We walk, we talk, we run
We maybe fall in love
As simple as the sun in the sky
And the stars in your eyes
Underneath the moonlight

This infinite game
Where I can hide my fear
We walk, we talk, we run
We maybe fall in love
As simple as the sun in the sky
And the stars in your eyes
Underneath the moonlight

'Cause I wait for a place
That might sustain me for a while
And I dream of your face
And that it might hold my gaze for a while
And I wish for the day
That I could hold you by my side
An infinite game
Where I can push my fears aside

And in the end
When it's all said and done
What have you said?
What have you done?
Track Name: Free My Soul (ft Karlos Harrison)
Free my soul, don't worry me
The door is closed, but you have the key
To dream a dream you need

When you bleed, empty streets
Gather like a storm around your feet
A shimmering glow of light disturbs your scene

When you laugh pulsating beats
Impress upon their hearts of the one who meets
Be the one you meet

When you bleed empty streets
Gather like a storm around your feet
A shimmering glow of light disturbs your scene

Close your eyes
Relive those lies
Breath deep
Confide
In your dark times

Free my soul, don't worry me
The door is closed, but you have the key
To dream a life you need

When you bleed, empty streets
Gather like a storm around your feet
A shimmering glow of light disturbs your scene
Oh when you laugh pulsating beats
Impress upon the hearts of one who meets
A sunken eye encased in wells of fire
You'll see
(c) 2017 Karl Harrison
Track Name: Northern Lights (ft Alex Klages)
in the winter's cold
In the midst of snow
even in the chill
there's one thing I'm glad to know
you're still here with me
blessing me with love
you are such a wonder
a true gift from up above

and now that it's dark
and there isn't a cloud in the sky
what I'd like to do
is sit and watch the northern lights with you
sit and watch the northern lights with you

days will come and go
winters change to spring
and in the blooms
there's one thing I'm glad to know
you're still here with me
fresh like a blooming flower
you are such a wonder
I love you more each hour

and now that it's dark
and there isn't a cloud in the sky
what I'd like to do
is sit and watch the northern lights with you
sit and watch the northern lights with you

season after season changes
our children grow and grow
as we keep turning life's pages
i'm so glad that you love me so

summer comes and goes
so does autumn too
as the year rolls by
my love for you stays ever true
I'm glad you're with me
for the rest of life
I love you forever
My most precious, beautiful wife
My most precious, beautiful wife
My most precious, beautiful wife
Track Name: I Will (ft Stacy Koviak-Davison)
I will not stall out
I will not brake
I will not give up until I have sealed our fate
I will be brave
I will stand tall
And I will keep on, keep on fighting
Til I've conquered your heart
Til I've conquered your heart

And I will belong to this flame
It wants to light my way

I will be lost
I will be found again
I will be there
I'll be your friend
And I will be
Your greatest enemy
To all of those
who cannot see beyond themselves

I will be strong
I will not compromise
I will not break
I will not bend

I will belong to this flame
It's calling out your name
May the stars align to love you again
But these games we play
They're always getting in the way

I will be wise
I won't be hypnotized
I will be careful
When I look into your eyes

But there was lightening
There was another spark
And before I knew it baby
It was just too late to stop
This rush of blood
This chemical
I can't get my heart to steady

I will belong to this flame
It's calling out your name
May the stars align to love you again
But these games we play
They're always getting in the way
Track Name: Kiss You Now (ft Rob C and Tom S)
We walked as far as the park.
We played away in the park

He had to answer the phone.
He likes to talk on the phone.

It's great to see you again.
He lived here three years ago.
I quit a long time ago.
I'm going to kiss you now.

I hope you will call again.
I want to see it again.

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***Some of the unused lines***

I'd like to hear your advice.
I've had a tough afternoon.
Where were you this afternoon?
Let's get together again.
Don't make me shoot you again. (The database is WEIRD)
I see you're at it again.

Did Tom break something again?
Did Tom steal something again?
Don't make me do it again.
Don't make me ask you again.
Tom asked for Mary's advice.
Tom and Mary kissed again.
Tom won't bother you again.

Don't let that happen again.
Tom lived here three years ago.
Tom left home ten years ago.
I got stabbed two years ago. (Seriously? These are supposed to be interesting sentences for ESL learners?)

I just can't deal with this now.
Track Name: Boom (ft Pinky)
Baby, baby, baby
You got me going so crazy
You know they won't take me alive
I got the basement barricaded
the staircase laid with razors
I'd like to see them come and try

My heart goes "boom,boom,boom"
Now the SWAT's in the room
And I better take cover for my love of you

Baby, baby, baby
You got the whole world shaking
But that ain't changing my mind
Plagues and earthquakes
Oh, Death's pale face
Couldn't take me out of the fight

My heart goes "boom,boom,boom"
Four horsemen of doom
And I watch my world crumble for the love of you

Baby, baby, baby
I think I'm starting to fade
Think I'll maybe lay down for awhile
But if this is my grave
Would you visit me babe
And maybe lay daisies inside

My heart goes "boom,boom,boom"
As I lay in my tomb
And I know I'll recover for my love of you
Track Name: Basement Band
I like the drums
Cause they’re so great
I like the drums
The way they resonate
I like the drums
And they’ll lend a hand
Part of my little basement band

I like the bass
It thumps a line
I like the bass
'Cause it sounds so fine
I like the bass
And it’ll lend a hand
Part of my little basement band

I like guitar
The strings that ring
I like guitar
'Cause they swagger with a sting
I like guitar
It is a star
A star of my little basement band

All doing their part in my basement band
All doing their part in my basement band

I like the horns
The way they play
I like the horns
They play a special way
I like the horns
And they'll lend a hand
Part of my little basement band

I like the keys
They go along
I like the keys
'Cause they dance around the song
I like the keys
And they’ll lend TWO hands
Part of my little basement band

Chorus
I like the band
All doing their part in my basement band
I like the band
Playing the chart as part of my basement band
I like the band, I like the band
I’ll play for you if you come on in and clap your hands
Clap your hands, come clap your hands
Be a part of my special little basement band
Track Name: The Legend of the Hot Chili Pepper Girl (4-track cassette collab)
She´s no one that you could know
in the way of knowing…
Just by her naughty look…
she´ll keep your desires growing

(Chorus)
Her looks are like fire,
her kiss is like poison,
you feel the hell and horizon,
As she carries you away…

you feel a thousand years passing
like a single day…

Many think they know her,
and read her like a book
and when they think they own her,
they're just a fish on her hook…

(Chorus)
Her look is like fire,
her kiss is like poison,
you feel the hell and horizon,
As she carries you away…

you feel a thousand years passing
like a single day…

Now they are just drunkards,
and are thought as freaks…
but they were just victims
of the havoc she wreaks…
I'm telling the legend…
of the hot chilly pepper girl….

her hug is like blessing,
Her smile is sweet desire,
But your just adding firewood
To your funeral pyre

She´s no one that you could love
you´ll damn the day you met her,
she will keep you starving,
For sure, you`ll never get her,

And before you notice,
you´ll burn in her flames…
you will not remember
your age nor your name

She will take your body,
she will take your soul,
she´ll leave the outer wrapper,
turn you into a doll

And you will be always be hers
even without being…
Wishing with your ghost eyes
… empty and unseeing…

I'm telling you the legend…
of the hot chilly pepper girl….