Exile 3

by Zru Vogue

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1.
Lyrics: We all do something That we don’t want to do Sometimes – That we don’t want to do We’ve all done something That we didn’t want to do Sometimes – That we didn’t want to do I come from something – I know we all do And where I come from Makes me different from you Something from nothing – that’s how I make do I made something from nothing But I don’t know what to make out of you I got a couple problems – I know we all do And some of these problems Make me something like you Makin’ something from nothing Is what I’ve had to do Something from nothing – But I still don’t have a clue about you …From nothing (Something) …From nothing (Something) …From nothing (Something) From nothing We all live a life That we don’t want to live Sometimes – That we don’t want to live We all give something That we can’t afford to give Sometimes – That we can’t afford to give -- Words and music by Andrew Lawrence Jackson
2.
Lyrics: Take 7 minus 7 – and you get zero Take 5 minus 5 – and you get zero Take 4 minus 4 – and you get zero Take 3 minus 3 – and you get zero Take 1 minus 1 – and you get zero Take zero minus zero – and you get zero Take zero from zero – and you get zero Take zero from zero – you get our hero Take zero take zero – take zero take zero Take zero take zero – take zero take zero He’s got nuthin’ on his mind – Zero take zero Got nuthin’ that’s mine – Zero minus zero He’s got nuthin’ in line – Zero my zero Got nuthin’ on his line – Zero our hero He’s got nuthin’ to lose – Can’t lose nuthin’ He’s got nuthin’ to choose – Can’t choose nuthin’ Got nuthin’ that’s left – Living with nuthin’ Got nuthin’ to confesss – Can’t say nuthin’ Take 7 minus 7 – and you get zero Take 5 minus 5 – and you get zero Take 4 minus 4 – and you get zero Take 3 minus 3 – and you get zero Take 1 minus 1 – and you get zero Take zero minus zero – and you get zero Take zero from zero – and you get zero Take zero from zero – and you get zero Take zero take zero – take zero take zero Take zero take zero – take zero take zero Take zero take zero – take zero take zero Zero minus zero -- Words and music by Andrew L. Jackson
3.
Lyrics: Burn it into memory Escape from destiny Burned into memory The one I want to be Where will it lead? (I dunno, I dunno) Who will I be? (I dunno, I dunno) What can it mean? (Where to go, where to go?) Planting the seed (Let it grow, let it grow) Call it up from memory Nothing where it oughta be Contemplate eternity Reflection of the mirror me Burn it into memory Escape your destiny Burned into memory The one you want to be Now tell me – Where will it lead? (I dunno, I dunno) Who will I be? (I dunno, I dunno) What can it mean? (Where to go, where to go?) Planting the seed (Let it grow, let it grow) Burn it into memory Escape from destiny Burned into memory The one I want to be (I dunno, I dunno, where to go, where to go) x2 -- Lyrics by Andrew L. Jackson; music by Rick Cuevas and Andrew Jackson
4.
Look At Me 04:17
Lyrics: When you look at me I am nothing What you see Is a reflection of yourself Like in a dream Your own body Your own eyes Look back at what you see When you look at me You see through me When you walk with me You walk with yourself You can trust in me I’m nobody So what you see Is just yourself It’s not a lifestyle choice Not like I have a voice I blend right in A mirror of a dream You might wonder why I am a pale blue sky I am a cloud at night Existing on a whim (repeat) -- Words and music by Andrew L. Jackson
5.
Lyrics: Living or dead Are you living or dead First you got one life to lose And then you lost the thread Living or dead Are you living or dead First you got one life to lose And then you lose the thread You – in transition (now what’s it gonna be?) You – in transition (gotta make a decision) Don’t want to forget - don’t want to forget it Don’t want to regret - don’t want to regret it Don’t want to forget - don’t want to forget it Don’t want to regret - don’t want to regret it You – in transition (don’t be gone fishin’) You – in transition (you gotta make a decision) Living or dead Are you living or dead First you got a life to lose And then you lost the thread Living or dead Are you living or dead First you got one life to lose And then you lose the thread You – in transition (don’t be gone fishin’) You – in transition (you gotta make a decision) (Now what’s it gonna be? Gotta make a decision) In transition (make a decision) In transition -- Words and music by Andrew L. Jackson
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Lyrics: I can’t - put my foot on - the floor I can’t - put my foot on - the floor My mind feels frozen, there’s a lock on the door And the ceiling is – reeling in my head I had somewhere to go – but I don’t know where that is And I can’t look out the window – today I can’t look out the window – today I don’t know where I am – and I don’t know what to say ‘Cause I can’t - get it straight - in my head I can’t - get it straight - in my head I woke up on the water next to someone else’s bed And I can’t get it straight in my head And I can’t – put my foot on - the floor I can’t – put my foot on - the floor The ground’s gone missing, I feel like I’m in a war And I can’t remember what I came here for No I can’t remember what I came here for Might as well sit – and take my mind off the door Might as well sit – and take my mind off the door Take my mind off the floor Take my mind off the floor … (get your mind out of the gutter) Take my mind off the floor … (get your mind out of the gutter) Take my mind off the floor … (get your mind out of the gutter) Take my mind off … (get your mind out… of the gutter) Take my mind off -- Words and music by Andrew L. Jackson
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Lyrics: I can’t say I agree - with your trajectory Your metaphors - mean nothing to me I'm out on the edge - of somewhere outlying I'm out on a ledge - it means nothing to me And she said: What are my, what are my, what are my, what are my weaknesses? (How much time have you got?) What are my, what are my, what are my, what are my weaknesses? (How much time have you got?) What are my, what are my, what are my, what are my weaknesses? (Just say when to stop) What are my, what are my, what are my, what are my weaknesses? (Weaknesses, weaknesses ) It's hard to explain - exactly what’s missing An essential ingredient - nowhere to be seen I’m doing my best - under circumstances So misunderstood - and caught in between So I said... These are my, these are my, these are my, these are my weaknesses... I want you to know - I haven’t forgotten There’s somewhere to go - that we haven’t been yet When life takes a turn - we make an adjustment The simpler path - plays harder to get And she said... Show me your, show me your, show me your, show me your weaknesses... (How much time have you got?) ...etc. Go with the flow - return to the start No one you know - will follow you there Zero sum total - but all is not lost Follow your heart - it will take you there -- Words by Andrew L. Jackson; music by Rick Cuevas and Andrew Jackson
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Lyrics: What’s the rule of thirds? What’s the rule of three? What’s the rule of thumb To someone like me? Living for the birds Flying to the sea Living for the birds They’re something like me Every time it hurts Feeling fancy free But everyone deserts Someone like me One – Abduction Two – Seduction Three – Empty of me One – Reduction Two – Transduction Three – Empty like me What’s the rule of thirds? What’s the rule of three? What’s the rule of thumb To someone like me? -- Words and music by Andrew L. Jackson
9.
Unbroken 03:00
Lyrics: There occurs in me a space divided by time And also another space — undivided Where I don’t care what you think, because You don’t exist Just as I don’t exist Not as separate from me But as an extension of the same unbroken space In the broken space I am vulnerable And so, I must become the ocean, undivided I must feel the wind and the storm as something Not separate from my self Not easily done But once done, not easily undone -- Become one with the unbroken space And become un-broken Unbroken… Unbroken… Unbroken… -- Music by Rick Cuevas; words by Andrew L. Jackson
10.
No Face 02:38
Lyrics: Now I don’t take any space For some time now, I’ve had no face Well none to speak of, none to see No face where a face should be I move around, I can’t stand still Like I’m hopped up on some pills I get no sleep like clickety-clack In a surrealist dream, no turning back I got a whiskey bottle taped to my thigh And there’s a hungry model giving me the eye I’m like a one-way ticket to exotic worlds Except I’m good for one night like a cheap call girl Now I don’t dream in black and white And I don’t know how to make things right I’ve got no good reason to call your name But I still gotta call you anyway Hey I don’t take up any space And for some time I’ve had no face No face to lose, no face to see No face where a face should be No face – No face No face where a face should be No face – No face No face where a face should be No face! – No face! No face! – No face! -- Lyrics by Andrew L. Jackson Music by Rick Cuevas and Andrew L. Jackson
11.
Lyrics: Darkness was everywhere – I didn’t understand Felt myself sinking – sinking in the sand Thought it was real – but it was in my head Turns out what’s real – was something else instead These are the stories – that we tell ourselves These are the words – that we believe will help The deeper we go – the colder it gets The longer we fall – the older we get It isn’t so easy – to climb out of a hole It’s time to stop digging – when you find you’re in a hole You’re losing the thread – the one that takes you back But you don’t know who to turn to – to pick up the slack These are the stories – that we tell ourselves These are the words – that we believe will help The deeper we go – the colder it gets The longer we fall – the older it gets The stories we tell - to conjure a spell The stories we tell - to conjure ourselves The stories we tell - to conjure a spell The stories we tell - to conjure ourselves Darkness was everywhere – I didn’t understand Felt myself sinking – sinking in the sand Thought it was real – but it was in my head Turns out what’s real – was something else instead These are the stories – that we tell ourselves (etc.) -- Lyrics by Andrew L. Jackson; music by Andrew Jackson and Rick Cuevas
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Lyrics: Is there a mini-bar in heaven? (‘cause I’m gonna need a drink) Is there a mini-bar in heaven? (‘cause I’m gonna need a drink) Stand up – stand down Anti-hero – I’m your clown Take out the trash – I’m in the middle You wanna make cash? – Shovel the drivel It’s still comin’ and it ain’t stopped yet When life’s a crap shoot, that’s what you’re gonna get More junk – than you can handle It’ll burn you out – like a Roman candle Stand up – stand down Anti-hero – I’m your clown Take out the trash – I’m in the middle You wanna make cash? – Shovel the drivel Is there a mini-bar in heaven? (‘cause I’m gonna need a drink) Is there a mini-bar in heaven? (‘cause I’m gonna need a drink) Is there a mini-bar in heaven? (‘cause I’m gonna need a drink) Is there a mini-bar in heaven? (‘cause I’m gonna need a drink, a drink, a drink) -- Lyrics and music by Andrew L. Jackson
13.
Assimilate 02:32
Lyrics: I’ve learned to assimilate Found ways to eliminate unwanted and unneeded things that only served to make wounds sting I’ve figured how to accommodate to ease my way through broken gates to get to places I’m not wanted Little do they know, I’m haunted I’ve found a way to slip right through To carve paths unknown hitherto It wasn’t easy let me tell you But I’ve got rhymes, and songs to sell you I’ve photographic evidence Of places been, discarded hence Of youth unhinged, damages flaunted Wasted ways traversed undaunted I’ve made it here to fifty-five Heart still beating, still alive Finding ways and means to make it Working hard not to forsake it Yes, I’ve learned to assimilate And found ways to eliminate Immeasurable unwanted things That only served to clip my wings -- Words and music by Andrew L. Jackson
14.
Another Way 02:19
Lyrics: Hey now, now, there’s another way Hey now, now, there’s another way Hey now, now, listen what I say There’s another way, there’s another way Hey now now… People keep themselves In a lifestyle prison People keep themselves In a lifestyle prison Get experimental Take the lock off your wisdom Get experimental Take the lock off your wisdom Hey now, now, there’s another way Hey now, now, there’s another way See your life another way, take some time to listen Hey now now… Hey now now… Took it on myself – to find another world Little did I know – what’d be unfurled Hey now, now, there’s another way Hey now, now, there’s another way Hey now, now, listen what I say There’s another way, there’s another way People, get yourselves Out ‘yer lifestyle prison People, get yourselves Out ‘yer lifestyle prison See your life another way, Take some time to listen See your life another way, Take some time to listen Hey now, now -- Music by Rick Cuevas and Andrew Jackson; Lyrics by Andrew L. Jackson
15.
Lyrics: When all that you leave Is an abstract impression (Form and illusion mean nothing to me) When the look on your face Is an abstract expression (Move beyond reason; there’s no place to be) Form and illusion mean nothing to me (You are a total abstraction – so hard to see) When you leave the room (bye bye, bye bye) You barely leave an impression When you hang around (around, around) You are confusing at best When you dig down deep (too deep, too deep) It leads to depression You climb back out (back out, back out) And there’s nothing left Form and illusion mean nothing to me As a work of art – you’re a total abstraction As a living machine – you are filled with distraction As a metaphor – strictly contradiction You are a total abstraction – so hard to see As a work of art – you’re a total abstraction As a living machine – you are filled with distraction As a metaphor – strictly contradiction You are a total abstraction – so hard to see Form and illusion - mean nothing to me Form and illusion - mean nothing to me Form and illusion - mean nothing to me Form and illusion - mean nothing to me -- Music by Rick Cuevas and Andrew Jackson; Lyrics by Andrew L. Jackson
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Lyrics: They’re coming over to my side Beauty and the beauty and the Beauty and the beauty and the They’re coming over to my side Beauty and the beauty and the Beauty and the beauty and the Beauty, oh yes! They’re coming over to my side Beauty and the beauty She’s a beauty such a beauty They’re coming over to my side Such a beauty she’s a beauty Such a beauty beauty beauty (Apparently there’s this thing) (This thing) They’re coming over to my side They’re coming over to my side They’re coming over to my side (Such a beauty, oh yes!) They’re coming over to my side (Clip those wings) Beauty is a beauty Even when she’s off-duty She’ll give you access to her content Access to her content She’ll give you access to her content (She has that special thing) Access to her content (That special thing) They’re coming over to my side They’re coming over to my side (Oh yes!) They’re coming over to my side Beauty and the beauty and the Beauty, oh yes! They’re coming over to my side Beauty she’s a beauty Such a beauty beauty beauty -- Words and music by Andrew L. Jackson
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Lyrics: Someone like me — it’s all I see It’s all I know — just being me The rules apply — just not to me It’s all I know — it’s all I see Someone like me — I’m underwhelmed I’m undercover — pretending to be Someone like me — I’m toe to the rubber I’m blowing my cover — I’m easy to see I’m hard to find — I blend right in My altered mind — must hold its tongue I need to find — a way to live Where I’ve got mine — and old is young ‘Cause people like me can cause a stir If we’re indiscreet and we say what we mean Yeah people like me can cause a scene When we look like a blur then slip in between I’m a Cheshire Cat grin — not much to see World ceases to spin — for someone like me I’m a Cheshire Cat grin — not much to see World ceases to spin — for someone like me Someone like me — it’s all I see It’s all I know — just being me Someone like me — it’s all I see The rules apply — just not to me Someone like me — it’s all I see It’s all I know — just being me Someone like me — it’s all I see The rules apply — just not to me Someone like me — it’s all I see It’s all I know — just being me Someone like me — it’s all I see It’s all I know — just being me I’m a Cheshire Cat grin — not much to see I’m a Cheshire Cat grin — not much to see -- Words and music by Andrew L. Jackson
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They Run 03:04
Lyrics: You see me comin’ better run, run, run You see me comin’ better run, run, run You had your day out in the sun You know the darkness bound to come They see me comin’ and they run, run, run They see me comin’ and they run, run, run I’ve crossed over to the one I was the other… now I’m the one It’s like changing lanes Or like changing clothes You wanna lose some of these You wanna get some of those You don’t belong over here You don’t belong over there Pretty soon you get to thinking You don’t belong anywhere They see me comin’ and they run, run, run They see me comin’ and they run, run, run I can’t explain what I have done I was another… now I’m the one People can’t comprehend What they don’t understand No, this isn’t the end It’s just a change of plans -- Music by Rick Cuevas and Andrew Jackson; Lyrics by Andrew L. Jackson

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A rhythm-infused song cycle about existence, disappearing, transition, and transformation.

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released October 25, 2014

Performed by Andrew L. Jackson, Rick Cuevas, and Patrick Coyne. All lyrics by Andrew Lawrence Jackson. All songs produced and arranged by Andrew L. Jackson and Rick Cuevas. Photographs by Paolo Corradini. Art/Design and additional photos by Andrew L. Jackson.

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Official website of ZRU VOGUE. // 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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