AMERICAN DREAMERS

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WHY "AMERICAN DREAMERS"?

America - what a place.

It's the birth place of nuclear weapons ... and Disneyland.

The home of the NSA ... and Edward Snowden.

It spawned Google, Microsoft, Apple, Facebook and Twitter.

All over the world people are booking Uber cabs on their iPhones to get to their AirBnB beds, and probably passing McDonald's and Starbucks on the way.

Even if you live half a world away from the US, you're still guaranteed a continual dose of American values courtesy of Hollywood, Wall Street, and Madison Avenue.

Sometimes all this American influence is good. Sometimes bad.

But one of the attributes of Americans I've always admired is their willingness to try new things - their inherent sense of adventure. It makes them incredible entrepreneurs. And remarkable dreamers.

Sometimes, of course, those dreams go terribly wrong.

But inevitably, a new group of American Dreamers recognizes and admits the mistakes and forges a new path.

This album is a tribute to that group - the NEXT set of American Dreamers - who will (hopefully) bring us back from the current brink of disaster.

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released July 27, 2016

All words, music & production by VeePo except as noted below:

Violin on Everybody Gets To Go To Heaven by Greg McLeod
Guitar and drums on Billy by Jesse Evans
Co-production on I Don't Shine by Ken Pendergast

VIDEOS HERE: www.youtube.com/channel/UCswLO07N2b7TdzwBGfzcDbw/

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Been sitting on these and many other songs for a long time. So decided it was time to release them into the wild. It's a songwriter's album so VERY eclectic, and production is far from perfect. (Just like VeePo.) You can email, FB, or Twitter any thoughts to VeePo from the links below. (Uploading more tunes regularly.) ... more

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Track Name: BUST IT (Nobody Got You)
LYRICS

BUST IT (Nobody Got You)

Somebody got hip, somebody got hop
Somebody got MJ – got the King of Pop
Somebody got spin, over there by flex
Somebody got freestyle make ya think about sex
Somebody got glide, right by that stomp
Somebody got a monster comin outta the swamp
Somebody solo, ain’t got no crew
But anybody can see
Nobody got you

Somebody got krump, somebody got lock
Somebody be poppin on a dope robot
Somebody goin freak, somebody so cool
Somebody got fresh steps all over your rules
Somebody got tats, don’t need no bling
Somebody gettin busted for shakin that thing
Somebody got style, making up those moves
But anybody can see
Nobody got you

Baby you bust it
Batter up and bust it
You bust it open on the floor
Yeah, yeah, baby you bust it
You better better give me more
Yeah, give me more

Somebody goin up, somebody goin down
Somebody be so fly, somebody be clown
Somebody b-boy, somebody hyphy
Somebody goin round and round, gotta be on E
Somebody so tight don’t need no space
Somebody out turfin, getting in your face
Somebody got tut, some boogaloo
But anybody can see
Nobody got you

Baby you bust it
Batter up and bust it
You bust it open on the floor
Yeah, yeah, baby you bust it
You better better give me more
Yeah, give me more

Baby you bust it
Batter up and bust it
You bust it open on the floor
Yeah, yeah, baby you bust it
You better better give me more
Yeah, give me more
Yeah, give me more
I want some more
Come give me more

©VeePo
Track Name: HALELU
LYRICS

HALELU

There's a man at my door
And he's definitely not smiling
Think I slept on the floor
And my head is still spiraling
There's a taste in my mouth
Like I tried hard to get over you

Well the man says, "One month
No more warnings. It's judgment day."
I throw a punch
But he's already walked away
I have to laugh
It's the same way
That I fought for you

Yeah, yeah, yeah, halelu
Yeah, yeah, halelu
For this fool

As I look in the mirror
And the razor is right there
At the pulse on my neck
And I feel like I don't care
With the greatest of ease
I could cut to the heart of this song

I would turn back the time
I would stand up and conquer
Every heart every mind
Tell them I am no longer
Just a fool who let go
Just a fool who thought he'd carry on

Yeah, yeah, yeah, halelu
Yeah, yeah, halelu
For this fool

©VeePo
Track Name: EVERYBODY GETS TO GO TO HEAVEN
LYRICS

EVERYBODY GETS TO GO TO HEAVEN

Find the cave, meet the Master
Quote Your book, verse and chapter
Cross Yourself and tongue the wafer
Flat deny all gods and saviours

Hold a pose, chant Your mantra
Do Your sacred math for the answer
Yoga mats and mats for praying
I'm just saying no one's failing

Jehova, Moses, Abraham
Buddha, Shiva, Jah, Allah, Ram
All the prophets lend a hand
Yeah, everybody gets to go to heaven
Mohammed, Jesus, side by side
Dancing with the children on the other side
Open arms for all the tribes
Everybody gets to go to heaven
Yeah, everybody gets to go to heaven

Every saint, every sinner
All the poor, all the winners
Pope, nun, rabbi, ayotollah
CEO of Coca-cola
Every soul on a mission
Here on Earth to find what's missing
More than 7 billion ways to love and mercy
Don't you worry

Jehova, Moses, Abraham
Buddha, Shiva, Jah, Allah, Ram
All the prophets lend a hand
Yeah, everybody gets to go to heaven
Mohammed, Jesus, side by side
Dancing with the children on the other side
Open arms for every tribe
Everybody gets to go to heaven
Yeah, everybody gets to go to heaven

©VeePo
Track Name: BILLY (He's Red-Lining)
LYRICS

BILLY (He's Red-Lining)

Burning down the highway on a good-looking Harley
Running from a lover’s goodbye
Leaning on the corners like he leaned on his lady
Leaning ‘til the sparks are flying
Tattoo on his arm is of the Reaper waiting
Waiting for somebody to cry
Oh no, no, no
Billy don’t care if he dies

He’s red-lining
(Oh yeah, but he’s running free)
Red-lining
(Never be what you want him to be)
He’s red-lining right out of control

Pulling on the throttle ‘til he can’t hear the voices
Screaming at him, burning inside
Everybody wondering what happened to Billy
He used to be his momma’s pride
But all he got at school was a major in dealing
Good lays and a kilo of lies
Oh yeah, yeah, yeah
Billy’s a king of disguise

He’s red-lining
(Oh yeah, but he’s running free)
Red-lining
(Never be what you want him to be)
He’s red-lining right out of control

Billy hit the corner with the wind in his helmet
Screaming out a final farewell
Demon underneath him at a hundred and twenty
Carried Billy right into hell
Nobody’d believed he’d ever make it to thirty
Many thought he’d die any day
And oh yeah, yeah, yeah Billy he’d liked it that way

He’s red-lining
(Oh yeah, but he’s running free)
Red-lining
(Never be what you want him to be)
He’s red-lining right out of control

©VeePo
Track Name: I DON’T SHINE
LYRICS

I DON’T SHINE

We sit here at the table
Our lines drawn in the sand
No way to go forward
At least not hand-in-hand

We’ve been down every alleyway
We’ve chased down every lead
We gave it everything we’ve got
It’s time that I leave, ‘cause

I don’t shine
In your eyes anymore
No, I don’t shine
In your eyes anymore

A piece of our puzzle
Has fallen through the cracks
We fished on our hands and knees
But can’t get it back

It’s one of those mysteries
That we’ll never know
But thank god we recognize it’s time
We let it go, ‘cause

I don’t shine
In your eyes anymore
No, I don’t shine
In your eyes anymore

©VeePo
Track Name: THE ORWELL NIGHTMARE
LYRICS

THE ORWELL NIGHTMARE

There’s a man on the moon
With a telescope into your bedroom
There’s a man
With his ear to your wall

He’s the man locks you up
In Guantanamo, no trial, tough luck
He’s the man
Like to waterboard us all

It’s the NSA – ‘Mister USA’
It’s the IRS and the CIA
It’s the Orwell Nightmare of 1984
It’s your Facebook post
And your Twitter feed
All the evidence they say they need
It’s the Orwell Nightmare of 1984

There’s a man in your phone
Got your SIM card tagged
Your coordinates known
There’s a man
Watch you shopping at the mall

He’s the man with the pills
For your sex life, rotten life, urges to kill
He’s the man
Like to medicate us all

It’s the NSA – ‘Mister USA’
It’s the IRS and the CIA
It’s an Orwell Nightmare from 1984
It’s your Facebook post
And your Twitter feed
All the evidence they say they need
It’s the Orwell Nightmare of 1984

Get that waterboard and ask you one more time
Yeah, this is how we do it now
Change your profile, tell the world that you’ve been lying
Make you the enemy somehow

There’s a man, wants you scared
That the violence might erupt out there
There’s a man
Moving up as you move down

He’s the man plants the news
‘Bout the Christians, Muslims, Tamils and Jews
He’s the man
Driving freedom underground

It’s the NSA – ‘Mister USA’
It’s the IRS and the CIA
It’s the Orwell Nightmare of 1984
It’s your Facebook post
And your Twitter feed
All the evidence they say they need
It’s the Orwell Nightmare of 1984

©VeePo
Track Name: NO SATISFACTION HERE
LYRICS

NO SATISFACTION HERE

I open up the drapes
And watch you walk away
The final scene
But there’s no sound

The rain is pounding off the pavement
Your cab waits
You drive away
Won’t turn around

Oh, no, no, no I don’t know who’s in charge
But this plot’s going down in flames
Oh yeah, well they all said we would go far
And so I really must complain
No satisfaction here
No satisfaction here

I open up the drapes
And look out on the day
And it might seem
So bright and blue

But all I see is that rain
Bouncing off the cab
As it drove off
And there went you

Oh, no, no, no I don’t know who’s in charge
But this plot’s going down in flames
Oh yeah, well they all said we would go far
And so I really must complain
No satisfaction here

Sunday mornings tempt me, the need to fill this empty
I think you’d be at home, they say you’re still alone
I hold my phone and wonder, would it just throw us under
The wheels of broken love again

Oh, no, no, no I don’t know who’s in charge
But this plot’s going down in flames
Oh yeah, well they all said we would go far
And so I really must complain
No satisfaction here
No satisfaction here
No satisfaction here

©VeePo
Track Name: AMERICAN DREAM
LYRICS

AMERICAN DREAM

Yeah, Yankee doodle, Yankee doodle day
Yeah, Yankee doodle, in the USA

Momma’s in the kitchen cooking at the stove
Daddy’s screaming at the TV
Sister’s sitting pretty talking on the phone
Lil’ brother’s on his PS3
Happy Thanksgiving, let’s eat the bird
First somebody mention the Lord
Momma turn the TV up before you sit down
Daddy likes to hear every score

American Idol, Super Bowl Game
Dancing with the Hollywood stars
Preachers on the TV saving my soul
While I worship in my favorite bar
Someone change the channel - Bubba’s on nine
Sayin’ Jesus helped him beat the other team
Like God’s up there in heaven doin’ a little bettin’
And he’s backing the American Dream
The American Dream

Nothing could be finer than American designers
It’s a pure and simple advertising truth
Bet your bottom dollar gonna pay someone to holler
‘Bout our mission to the moon and Babe Ruth
Nobody can build a bomb the way that we can build ‘em
There’s a body count dispelling ay doubt
Immigrants and sinners, here we all can be a winner
Hell, we even let the gay folks out

American Idol, Super Bowl Game …

Yeah, Yankee doodle, Yankee doodle day
Yeah, Yankee doodle, in the USA

Being on the top somebody always takes a shot
But so far nobody has taken us down
Might be China’s future, you can say whatever suits ya
But for now it’s still America’s crown
Cheney was a mad man, Bush a blind fool
No, torture’s not a thing to abide
No, no, I never would defend ‘em
But god can you imagine
If the bastards hadn’t have been on our side

American Idol, Super Bowl Game
Dancing with the Hollywood stars
Preachers on the TV selling vitamin G
While I worship in my favorite bar
Someone change the channel - Colonel’s on nine
Sayin’ Jesus helped him beat the other team
Like God’s up there in heaven doin’ a little bettin’
And he’s backing the American Dream
The American Dream

Yeah, Yankee doodle, Yankee doodle day
Yeah, Yankee doodle, in the USA

©VeePo
Track Name: JUST THE WAY I FEEL
LYRICS

JUST THE WAY I FEEL

Lightning struck me
Burned me empty
Cold and hollow
Hard with sorrow

No one ever tells you
That love can slowly kill you
But that's
Just the way I feel, yeah
Now that's just the way I feel

Fire still raging
No safe haven
Moods keep shifting
Flames keep lifting

Every time I see you
The memories burn me deep blue
Yeah that's just the way I feel
Now that's just the way I feel

No one ever tells you
That love can slowly kill you
Yeah that's just the way I feel
Now that's just the way I feel

Just the way I feel, yeah
Ohhh, just the way I feel
No, just the way I feel, yeah
Ohhh, just the way I feel
Umm, the way I feel
Ohhh, the way I feel

©VeePo
Track Name: EVERYDAY IN LA (original version)
LYRICS

EVERYDAY IN LA

JoJo looks out the window
On the bus to LA
Psychic said she'll be famous
If she prays, so she prays

Meanwhile...
LJ trolls at the station
JoJo's just what he needs
Sweet delusional schoolgirl
On her knees

Such a golden horizon
Stars are shining
Fates aligning
Such a fantasy island
Every day in LA

Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah
Yeah, everyday in LA

Old man driving his Bentley
Got that comb-over look
One more washed-up producer
On the hook

Three young blonds on the corner
Can't be more than fifteen
Each one dressed like a porn star
Old man dreams

Such a golden horizon
Stars are shining
Fates aligning
Such a fantasy island
Every day in LA

Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah
Yeah, everyday in LA

©VeePo
Track Name: IS THIS LOVE
LYRICS

IS THIS LOVE

Take off your coat, let down your hair
Pick out some music while I pour a liqueur
Let’s reminisce a while about the food and wine
I’ll light a fire and we’ll take it as a sign
Play with the buttons of my shirt
And lift your eyes
You look so gorgeous in that gown I have to sigh
Is this love, is this love
Is this love, love, love
Is this love

There is the door, do we walk through
I want it all, but I need you to need it too
Might be you want to wait, I know he hurt you bad
And I hate to say it but a part of me is glad
‘Cause I’ve always wanted you
To be here just like this
So I could ask you with my caresses and my kiss
Is this love, is this love
Is this love, love, love
Is this love

Will you nestle in my arms when daylight comes
Sunday morning lovers’ glow

Your phone rings, you take the call
I leave the room, don’t want to pressure you at all
I come back, the room is empty and so cold
My heart breaks, I think you’ve done as he has told
Then I see you lying naked in my bed
And I swear I hear the whispers in your head say
Is this love, is this love
Is this love, love, love
Is this love

©VeePo
Track Name: LOVE JUST WALKS AWAY
LYRICS

LOVE JUST WALKS AWAY

(Droppin low, hoh, droppin low, hoh)
I can be the, you can be the
We can be the victims of the
Apathy that comes around
To kill a love eventually
Used to be a part of me
That wanted to be here with you forever
(That's right, yeah)
Now we stand around
And find it's hard to even talk about the weather
As love just walks away
(Un huh, hey yo, hey yo, listen)

I can be the, you can be the
We can be the ones who know
Never gonna mend it might as well
Just start to let it go
Take a look around
And pretty soon you think you've found
A grass that's greener
(Un huh, yeah)
Take a little nibble and convince yourself
It's just a misdemeanor
As love just walks away
(Are you ready for this, yeah)

We don't know why, we don't know where
But we know when love just walks away
(Droppin low, hoh, droppin low, hoh)
Some might not care, some might despair
But we know when love just walks away
(Droppin low, hoh, droppin low, hoh)

I can be the, you can be the
We can be the ones who see
Both of us are innocent
Love can take the guilty plea
Talks so damn convincingly
Telling us there'd never be another
(Come on, true dat)
Then one day you wake up, take a look into your heart
And you discover
Some love just walks away
(What's the deal, yo)

Yeah, we don't know why, we don't know where
But we know when love just walks away
(Droppin low, hoh, droppin low, hoh)
Some might not care, some might despair
But we know when love just walks away
(Droppin low, hoh, droppin low, hoh)

Put your fingers on me make me fall so hard
Crawling through the passion with you yard by yard
Now it's just a memory
Distant piece of history forgotten
Nothing left to salvage when the ship is going down
And you hit bottom
As love just drifts away

Yeah, we don't know why, we don't know where
But we know when love just walks away
(Droppin low, hoh, droppin low, hoh)
Some might not care, some might despair
But we know when love just walks away
(Droppin low, hoh, droppin low, hoh)
We don't know why but we know when
Love just walks away
(What's the deal, yo, yeah)

©VeePo