Return To Zooathalon / Chapter 2 - Sex And Insanity sells!

Song Selection:

SAVE ME
CAMEL
HURRICANE ME & YOU
JUST GO EASY
SHE’S NOT RIGHT
IF I GO AWAY


All songs Written, Produced, Arranged and Performed by Sananda Maitreya for Treehouse Publishing. Recorded and engineered by Matteo Luigi Sandri (‘Sergente’). Mixed by Matteo and Sananda. Recorded at MONO STUDIO in Milano Italia over 13 days between 14-27 May 2012. Chapter presentations are given in the order the songs were recorded. We hope you enjoy, if and when you find the time. To your health! 
 

Chapter 2 - Sex And Insanity sells!
 

7) Save Me (03:23)

Once I fell from the dark side of a dream
Save Me, Save Me
I licked my paws because I couldn’t lick the cream
Save Me, Save Me
Once I was scratching my dog but I had to flee
Save Me, Save Me
I clicked my heels like in the Wizard of Oz
But my feet were on fire burning because
I cheated love and now I’m living the laws
So Save Me

Once I stole the thunder from a blanket of clouds
Save me, Save Me
Once I got rocked for playing funky music too loud
Save me, Save Me
I fought the mirror and it told me I was wearing it down
Save Me, Save Me
At least I never had my head so far up my ass
That I could never tell if it was oil or gas
So I keep a moving or I’m living the past
So Save Me

Once there was a guiding light in my dreams
Save Me, Save Me
Then I learned that lovers never always say what they mean
Save Me, Save Me
I fell down because I never took a lover’s leap
Save Me, Save Me
Fables are so common that they put you to sleep
I’m praying for the woman who is able to keep
My heart from falling off the edge of the deep
So Save Me
I CHEATED LOVE AND NOW I’M LIVING THE LAWS
So Save Me

Words and Music: Sananda Maitreya
Drums, Bass, Piano, Clavinet, Vocals
by Sananda Maitreya
© + P  2012 Treehouse Publishing 


8) Camel (03:18)

Leafing through a book of trees
I see them and their mysteries
And listen to the winds traveling
Laughing from a book of jokes
I hear the root of all my hopes
And all of my regrets are whispering
Yes, I’ve made mistakes but
I’ve NEVER MET A CAMEL THAT I DIDN’T LIKE!
Yes, I’ve made mistakes but
I’ve NEVER MET A CAMEL THAT I DIDN’T LIKE!

Birds are flying in the skies
To keep our hopes and dreams alive
So that we can survive the time to come
Fish inside the rivers are 
Surrendering their caviar
As we find our way back to our home
Yes, I’ve made mistakes but
I’ve NEVER MET A CAMEL THAT I DIDN’T LIKE!
Yes, I’ve made mistakes but
I’ve NEVER MET A CAMEL THAT I DIDN’T LIKE!

If you were an open book
I’d not hesitate a second look
And write another story with my pen
My encyclopedia 
Was tongue tied when I needed ‘ya
And now I’ll have to find the words again
Yes, I’ve made mistakes but
I’ve NEVER MET A CAMEL THAT I DIDN’T LIKE!
Yes, I’ve made mistakes but
I’ve NEVER MET A CAMEL THAT I DIDN’T LIKE!

Laughing from a book of jokes
I see the root of all my hopes 
And all of my regrets are whispering
Yes, I’ve made mistakes but
I’ve NEVER MET A CAMEL THAT I DIDN’T LIKE!
Yes, I’ve made mistakes but
I’ve NEVER MET A CAMEL THAT I DIDN’T LIKE!

Words and Music: Sananda Maitreya
Drums, Bass, Electric piano, Organ, Strings, Ukulele, Banjo, Maracas, 
African bongos, Vocals by Sananda Maitreya
© + P  2012 Treehouse Publishing 


9) Hurricane Me & You (05:11)

O to be young and free again
To never surrender
But have fire in your eyes
O to be running with the wind
Looking for memory
Before it gently dies
Hurricane Lilly
Hurricane Sue
Hurricane Me & You

O to be riding on the waves
Knowing that time
Will provide the love you save
O to feel love is on the vine
Taking the tender leaves
And taking all your time
Hurricane Lilly
Hurricane Sue
Hurricane Me & You

Singing to the clouds
Trying not to scare the thunder
If I sing too loud 
Or draw a crowd
Waiting for the light
But I hide inside the dark
So I don’t lose the night
Or lose my sight

O the middle of the storm
Is full of whispers
‘Cause that’s where I was born
O to be innocent once more
So brothers and sisters
Will never have to go to war
Hurricane Lilly
Hurricane Sue
Hurricane Me & You

Words and Music: Sananda Maitreya
Drums, Bass, Guitars, Strings, Synthesizer, Moog Bass, African bongo, 
Vocals by Sananda Maitreya
© + ? 2012 Treehouse Publishing 


10) Just Go Easy (04:29)

There were things I wish I never said
There were words I wish I never met
So Just Go Easy On Me
Easy On Me, On My Mind
There was talk I wish I never heard
There were hearts I wish I never stirred
So Just Go Easy On Me
Easy On Me, On My Mind
So Just Go Easy On Me
Easy On Me, On My Mind

STAY
AND NEVER GO AWAY
‘CAUSE I’M IN LOVE WITH YOU
AND I NEED YOU MORE EACH DAY

There were days I wish I never seen
There were midnights staggered in between
So Just Go Easy On Me
Easy On Me, On My Mind
There were things I wish I’d never known
There were seeds I wish I hadn’t sown
So Just Go Easy On Me
Easy On Me, On My Mind
So Just Go Easy On Me
Easy On Me, On My Mind

STAY
AND NEVER GO AWAY
‘CAUSE I’M IN LOVE WITH YOU
AND I NEED YOU MORE EACH DAY

There were things I wish I never said
There were words I wish I never met
So Just Go Easy On Me
Easy On Me, On My Mind
So Just Go Easy On Me
Easy On Me, On My Mind
So Just Go Easy On Me
Easy On Me, On My Mind

Words and Music: Sananda Maitreya
Drums, Bass, Bongos, Guitars, Strings, Mellotron, Vocals by Sananda Maitreya
© + P  2012 Treehouse Publishing


11) She's Not Right (02:45)

How Long Can I Hold This Flame?
The burning in my hand
Is more than I can stand
And I don’t have another plan
I’ve got to have her, I need to love her but
I Know That She’s Not Right For Me
I’ve got to have her, I need to love her but
I Know That She’s Not Right For Me

How Long Can I Hold This Flame?
The heat inside my heart
Is tearing me apart
Cupid saving his arrows and throwing darts
I’ve got to have her, I need to love her but
I Know That She’s Not Right For Me
I’ve got to have her, I need to love her but
I Know That She’s Not Right For Me

HOW LONG CAN I HOLD THIS FLAME BABE?
HOW LONG CAN I HOLD THIS FLAME BABE?

How Long Can I Hold This Flame?
The peace inside my mind
Is overstepping the line
And insurrection is never far behind
I’ve got to have her, I need to love her but
I Know That She’s Not Right For Me
I’ve got to have her, I need to love her but
I Know That She’s Not Right For Me

Words and Music: Sananda Maitreya
Drums, Bass, Guitars, Strings, Clavinet, Vocals by Sananda Maitreya
© + P  2012 Treehouse Publishing 


12) If I Go Away (03:55)

You were the Jungle and I was a Tiger escaping
You were a Mirror that I could examine my Shape in
But you killed my Mazel Tov
And you nearly killed me off
But If I Go Away I Go Away With You
And If I Go Away I Go With You

You were the Water and I was a Ship in the Navy
And I bought the Meat to soak up the rest of your Gravy
But you killed my Mazel Tov
And you nearly killed me off
But If I Go Away I Go Away With You
And If I Go Away I Go With You
Free Me, Free Me, Free Me
For the rest of my life.
Free Me, Free Me.
Why don’t you just Free Me
For the rest of my life?

I fought the War but compared to you it was a Bore
I saw the blood and I don’t want to see any More
But you killed my Mazel Tov
And you nearly killed me off
But If I Go Away I Go Away With You
And If I Go Away I Go With You
But you killed my Mazel Tov
And you nearly killed me off
But If I Go Away I Go Away With You
And If I Go Away I Go With You

Words and Music: Sananda Maitreya
Drums, Bass, Electric Guitars, Acoustic Guitar, Strings, Synthesizer, 
Vocals by Sananda Maitreya
© + P  2012 Treehouse Publishing 

This Chapter 2, SEX & INSANITY SELLS! Courtesy of TREEHOUSE PUBLISHING. All rights reserved. This has been a RETURN TO ZOOATHALON presentation.

Instruments: Gibson electric and acoustic guitars, primarily Flying V’s and SG’s for the electrics, Jumbo and Dove models for acoustic. Fender Jazz Bass, Fender Banjo and Ukulele, Yamaha Drums, UFIP cymbals, Latin Percussion, Kurzweil keyboard, and Roland V8 organ. MAGNETO guitar amps and Ampeg Classic Custom bass amp were utilized. Here is some ‘sound’ advice. If under 50, always travel with clean underwear. If over 50, always travel with an extra pair. Thank you and good night! And a special thank you to my good friend and engineer Matteo Sandri for his thoughtfulness, time and patience, though most of all for his wonderful skills. And thanks to Musicology in Milano for looking after my guitars when they need a little work. My gratitude to you all!

The title ‘Sex & Insanity Sells’ is being reprised here. In a former life, circa 1988, we had a book of Poetry and Essays (with lots of pictures for the intellectuals) published by the same title. I use it again, with the kind permission of my former self.

The ZOOATHALON FILES; tethered in the cloudbanks above the Earth that often shower Minstrels with Pennies from Heaven, and anchored in the translucent moisture of the rainbow, are iridescent, shimmering, and folded neatly by opinion. Among other facts it states that Crazy People are only twisted in their Vanity, THEY are not Cracked, their reflection is. And that we Pay Attention, because Survival Demands that we not lose sight of a Fool in Flight, nor an Idiot in Motion. The Insane Compel and INSANITY SELLS! Do you have to be insane to get a lot of attention? No, but it really helps. And it cuts to the chase.

Also contained in the Scrolls of recently discovered ZOOATHALON material recovered from a former Desert Oasis and Camel Stand, is the knowledge that SEX GETS OUR ATTENTION! And even better, IT SELLS! Why? Answer this Zen Conundrum; When is an Earful better than a Handful? Your rationale may suggest that it largely depends upon the size of your ear or your hand. But to Zen mind the ‘Answer’ is clear; Big Bouncy Breasts! This is the right path to ‘ZOOATHALOGIC’, which predates ancient Zen logic by about 15 minutes. That about does it for this portion of our programming. On behalf of RENEGADE POLICE COW, who dictated these dictums (he picked ‘em) from his hidden location, through the thought waves of my mind, we bid you a fond adieu and a little ‘Moo Moo Moo’ from us, the Reaper, and Hurricane Sue. We hope you enjoy exploring this Chapter 2 of the ongoing ‘Return To Zooathalon’ Sonic Holographic ‘Audiogram’ Projection experiment, SEX & INSANITY SELLS!

Please note that Contents may have Settled During Packaging. Contents were advised to settle by its legal council, to avoid a lengthy trial and high court costs. And don’t forget, Wisdom Demands that we Pay Attention to a Fool. With your Zooathalogic, you should be able to know one when you see one. After all, there is no way out, the Zooathalon is the only place to go. The more you try to run away from it, the deeper you go into it. Finally, there is good news and bad news. The good news is that your mother is totally Crazy about Baseball! The bad news is that your mother is Totally Crazy, and your father has to wear a batting helmet to bed when he sleeps. Sex & Insanity Sells!

Please remember that June is ADULT BURPING month! Adult Burping brings us closer to the ones we love. It is an acknowledged prejudice that only infants need burping. Not so. We could all use a good burp from time to time and a helping hand is a friendly hand! Just sit someone of Adult Age on your lap and let the Burping Commence! And let us grow up and not be ashamed to ask for a good burping when we need one.

This Chapter dedicated to my family, to my adopted city of Milano, and to the memory of the great Donna Summer and the sterling legacy of the Beastie Boys. Judging by its life expectancy, the music business is a dangerous business. The only remedy is avoiding it. OR, to become dangerous yourself.

 

SEX AND INSANITY SELLS!

He wasn’t too happy, John Calvin Kleinsasser. He felt that things had gotten out of hand, misconstrued. As head of the CAMEL COMMITTEE, he knew of the popular saying that ‘A Camel Is A Horse Designed By A Committee’. He knew that it implied the notion that the committee was a bunch of lame asses who couldn’t butter their own tongues nor align their vision in common cause. But that was missing the point. Kleinsasser understood their mission statement to be rather clear, to take old discarded horses, past their primes, and to redesign them into useful camels, who live longer and require less feed. As part of the ZOOATHALON PROJECT, his company was also responsible for helping to turn Unicorns into Goats when the going got rough for one horned sheep being hunted down for their Golden Fleeces, and spiral cornucopias. And it were they who took a young orphaned Elephants Gerald, and taught her how to sing. To Kleinsasser and his crew, where was the creativity behind taking a horse and making a horse? But to take a horse and make a camel, now THAT took real engagement, some brio and not a few too many late nights in bars scattered across their campuses discussing various routes to perfection. And they were always given a capable budget, which they used and took advantage with. And as it happens, it could be earnestly said of John Calvin Kleinsasser that he had indeed Never Met a Camel That He Didn’t Like. There was too much work involved to not feel invested in one’s camel after completion. It behooves one to like one’s camel. The deserts of life are real and our camel sees us through. Camel is the spitting image of our determination. Camel is willing to save water, that we might save time and life. And should an Oasis be missing from the Sands, they may still be seen on the horizon. And to commemorate the end of the current Zooathalon Era, the Committee is working feverishly on finalizing their design for a 3-Hump Camel (for more storage and family space). Only stopping to answer the questions posed to them by investigative agents looking for any clues they might glean into the mind and whereabouts of the now infamous, RENEGADE POLICE COW. As the Ampersands through the Hourglass (&), so are the Days of our Lives.

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