Topsy Turvy World

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On the evening of January 30, 2016, this phrase popped into my head: "On the base of your neck sits the top of your head." It struck me immediately as a great title for a ZRU VOGUE album, and became the inspiration for both the song and the album "Topsy Turvy World," because that's what the phrase seemed to imply. Everything else that followed came out of that initial inspiration.

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When you get to the edge of reality
You have to keep going
Until you find the topsy-turvy world
About which we’ve been conferring

Where the top of your head
Meets the base of your neck
Where you remember nothing
That you can’t forget
When you get to the edge of reality
You have to keep going

Where the Topsy-Turvy Man
Is in a Gingerbread Town
And all the broken tin men
Wear their smiles like frowns
Where the sun comes up
At the end of the day
And chases all the abstract
Demons away

When you come to the end of circumstance
You have to move forward
Always a situation to circumvent
Pushing us onward

Toward a direction that you might lament
You won’t regret your choices
Once you cross the edge of reality
And begin to hear the voices

Where the Topsy-Turvy Man
Is in a Gingerbread Town
And all the broken tin men
Wear their smiles like frowns
Where the sun comes up
At the end of the day
And chases all the abstract
Demons away

Where the Topsy-Turvy Man
Is in a Gingerbread Town
And all the broken tin men
Wear their smiles like frowns
Where the sun comes up
At the end of the day
And chases all the abstract
Demons away

On the base of your neck sits the top of your head
On the base of your neck sits the top of your head
--
Words and music by Andrew Lawrence Jackson

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from TopsyTurvyWorld, released June 8, 2016
Andrew L. Jackson: Vocals, Synth Strings, Sculpture Glockenspiel, Piano and Mandolin Loops, Percussion Loops, Drum Programming

Rick Cuevas: Bass, Ukulele, Harmonica, Backing Vocals

Patrick Coyne: Drums, Tamborine

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Zru Vogue San Francisco, California

Avant-Pop, Art-Funk, Surrealist Indie Rock from the San Francisco Bay Area. Zru Vogue's first single "Nakweda Dream" (1981) is an early post-punk classic. Band members Andrew Lawrence Jackson, Rick Cuevas, and Patrick Coyne continue to create inspired new music for postmoderns. ... more

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