Ponderous…

Strive to be more, but not more than.


Spinning Sun

Music and Lyrics by John Caelan (folk staple food in Venice Beach, CA); produced and arranged by Micah Nelson ( member of Promise of the Real, playing with Neil Young for the upcoming The Monsanto Years tour).  Performed by John Caelan and Micah Nelson.

lyrics

Don’t you wish you had a spinning sun like mine?
Don’t you wish you had a spinning sun like mine?
If you’d had a spinning sun,
Imagine all you might have done,
If you had only had a spinning sun like mine.You’ve got bouncy moon beams;
You’ve got Saturn on a string.
You’ve got your rainbow plastic key rings
That don’t open anything.

You’ve got your jumbo barrel of monkeys-
You can hang them on a vine.
You got all kinds of nifty things,
But you don’t got no spinning sun like mine.

(CHORUS)

You’ve got stacking turtles
And your ducks all in a row.
You’ve got your psychedelic scepter
‘Till your batteries run low.
You’ve got your glowing fancy tele-
You got Piggy on the line.
You’ve got all kinds of shiny things,
But you don’t got no spinning sun like mine.
(CHORUS)

You’ve got blocks and bookends-
You can build your rubber wall.
You’ve got your leaping frogs and penguins
And that freaky bug-eyed doll.
You’ve got that scary big red button-
You might strike at any time.
You’ve got all kinds of crazy things,
But you don’t got no spinning sun like mine.

credits

released 18 May 2015
Lyrics and Music by John Caelan, Produced and Arranged by Micah Nelson. John: Lead Vocal and Guitar, Micah: Vocals, Drums, Bass, Slide, Chimichanga. Track art excerpted from Coronal Mass Injection, a live painting by Micah Nelson 2012. Dedicated to Kaliope.

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Spinning Sun

Music and Lyrics by John Caelan (folk staple food in Venice Beach, CA); produced and arranged by Micah Nelson (son of Willie Nelson, member of Promise of the Real, playing with Neil Young for the upcoming The Monsanto Years tour).  Performed by John Caelan and Micah Nelson.


Growing up is hard.

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Ponderous…

Beware the debt disguised as gift.    — John Caelan


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We Are Together Now

This is a version of a classic Quebb song written by me in 2004…Performed in full, arranged and recorded by Micah Nelson, a brilliant singer/songwriter and multi-talented musician/visual artist in Venice Beach, lead of Insects vs. Robots, and too many other things to list.  Brilliant.

We Are Together

(Lyrics and Melody by John Caelan, originally performed by Quebb).

You see a division.
You hold the line.
You see disease in our invention
But you say we’re doing fine.

You see the ruins.
You tie the bind
You see the ease of resignation
To the automated mind.

We are together now.
We are in deep.
We are together now.
We are the covenants we keep.

Go tell the soldier.
Go tell the farmer.
Go tell the poet and the Pilate
The myth of our armor.

Go tell the seers.
Go tell the blind.
Go warn the rich man and the poor man
Of the automated mind.

(Chorus)

You see dissension.
You hold your own.
You see the crystal night unfolding
And you say we are alone.

You see them gather.
You stand behind.
You hear the calling of the common
To the automated mind.

Go tell the powers
Go tell the small.
Go tell the prophets and the preachers
Of the oneness of it all.

Go tell the fury.
Go tell the kind.
Go tell the stubborn and the stranger
Of the automated mind.

We are together now.
We are in deep.
We are together now.
We are the covenants we keep.
We are together now.
We are in deep.
We are together now.
We are the covenants we keep.


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