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All selections recorded and mixed between December 1st December 6th 2012 at MONO studio in Milano Italia. All songs written, arranged, produced and performed by Sananda Maitreya (except for D.H.S. which is public domain). Engineered and Recorded by Matteo ('Sergente') Sandri. Mixed by Matteo and Sananda. 
 

20) Brimstone Follies (01:05)

When under your thumb
How it hurt and then some
I will take the fire
But you can keep the brimstone
When under your spell
I rose until I fell
I got shot by Stagger Lee
And I made my way through hell
I Will Take The Fire
But You Can Keep The Brimstone

When under your hand
A kangaroo in quicksand
And my camels are looking
For my marching band
When I needed love
You fed me like a pigeon
I prayed and I waited
For my own religion
I Will Take The Fire
But You Can Keep The Brimstone
I Will Take The Fire
But You Can Keep The Brimstone

Words and Music: Sananda Maitreya
Marching Band Bass Drum, African Percussion, Bongos, Maracas, 
Banjo, Horns, Synthesizer, Clavinet, Fuzz Bass, Moog Bass, 
Vocals and backing vocals by Sananda Maitreya
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December 1st - 2nd 2012 Saturday-Sunday


21) DFM (Don't Follow Me) (03:30)

Keep your head up to the sky
And sing your own sweet lullabies
Keep the stars under your feet
And keep your children off the street 
Like a rocket ship at night flies over the sea
You can travel anywhere
But don't follow me

Keep your heart open and wide
For the love you keep inside
Keep your eyes on your own prize
And keep your lips from telling lies
And be grateful for the things that you can see
Because your fortune is your life
Don't follow me

You're a captive and I'm a slave
And they took all the love we made
We were bandits on the run
It was over before it begun
We were fools in love and we made history
But when we cross over the river
Don't follow me
We were fools in love and we made history
But when the moonlight hits your eye
Don't follow me

Don't follow me
Stay where you are
I will come to you
Don't follow me

Words and Music: Sananda Maitreya
Drums, Tambourines, Maracas, Clavinet,
Mellotron, Celeste, Moog Bass, Guitars, 
Vocals and backing vocals by Sananda Maitreya
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December 3rd-4th 2012 Monday-Tuesday
 

22) D.H.S: (00:38)

Arrangement: Sananda Maitreya
Marching Band Bass Drums, Bass Drums, 
Snare Drums, Cymbals, Maracas
and Kazoos: Sananda Maitreya
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December 5th 2012


23) Christmas (When You Are Near) (02:00)

Christmas Time is Always Better Whenever You are Near
My Christmas time is Here when You are Near
When You are Near my Christmas time is Here

The Angels in the Snow are Gathering at this Time of Year
My Christmas time is Here when You are Near
When You are Near my Christmas time is Here

Christmas Comes with Many Memories like a Chandelier
My Christmas time is Here when You are Near
When You are Near my Christmas time is Here
My Christmas time is Here when You are Near 

Words and Music: Sananda Maitreya
Marching Band Bass Drums, African Percussion, Tambourines, Mellotron, Strings, Cello, Synthesizer, Organ, Vocals and backing vocals: Sananda Maitreya
Vocals and backing vocals by Sananda Maitreya
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December 6th 2012
 

Footnotes:
For chapter 4, 'Bits & Pieces', the KURZWEIL was used for all keyboard requirements. We used Drum Sound Drums, Latin Percussion, Mirage Marching Drums, A VOX AC30 Amp and exactly one blue and one yellow kazoo. We also were enabled by a Fender Banjo and a vintage Gibson Flying V guitar that we are fortunate enough to have. A 'Crybaby' Wah-Wah was also employed. Thank you!


Notes pertaining to Chapter 4: 'BITS & PIECES'

Try if you will, in the spirit of this final chapter 4 of our RETURN TO ZOOATHALON experience, to consider that the problem doesn't lie with centipedes not being able to tap dance, but that perhaps no one has thought to compose songs long enough for centipedes to dance to. This has been 'BITS & PIECES', Thank you once again!
Special thanks to my wife Francesca and to 'Sergente' Sandri for their assistance and encouragement. And a very special thanks to each and all of you who support my work and passions. I am very honored to have what of your attentions you share with me! 
Dedicated to Francesco Mingus and Federico Elvis Maitreya.

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