Zru Rendezvous

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QUESTION REALITY.

Get ready for your rendezvous with the world of Zru Vogue 2020. Band members Andrew Lawrence Jackson, Rick Cuevas, and Patrick Coyne wanted to make an album where every song could be a hit in an alternate universe. That's why they made this album, Zru Rendezvous. Both Andrew and Rick sing, play guitars and keyboards, bass, and percussion. Patrick plays the drums and additional percussion. Zru Vogue was formed 40 years ago in Palo Alto, CA where the band is still based today.

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released March 2, 2020

Andrew L. Jackson - Vocals, guitars, keyboards, synthesizers, bass, hand claps, atmospheres
Rick Cuevas - Bass, guitars, vocals, keyboards, shakers, finger cymbal, hand claps
Patrick Coyne - Drums and percussion
Produced by Andrew L. Jackson and Rick Cuevas
Cover art/design 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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Track Name: Lost World
Am I getting through?
Are you receiving the messages
I’m sending to you?

Am I getting through?
Are you receiving the messages
I’m sending to you?

Is this a temporary
or permanent condition?
Brought on by entropy
or subconscious wishes?

Well, let me know... okay?

Lost in my world
With no references
Lost in my world
What came before?
Lost in my world
With no acquaintances
Where did they go?

Lost in my world
Orphan impossible
Lost in my world
Out on my own
Lost in my world
With no acquaintances
What do they know?

Nothing to point the way
No place in which to stay
Fell through an empty space
Into an unknown place

But someone might be
Looking for me
Someone might be
Searching for me

Nothing to point the way
No place in which to stay
Fell through an empty space
Into an unknown place

But someone might be
Looking for me
Someone might be
Searching for me

I fell through the void
Into another land
I stepped through a door
Woke up a different man
And now the ocean floor
Has a deep purple glow
I found another world
Deep in the flow

Lost in my world
With no references
Lost in my world
Nothing to show
Lost in my world
With no experience
What do I know?

Lost in my world
Outcome inevitable
Lost in my world
Or so I’m told
Lost in my world
With no experience
Not much to show

Nothing to point the way
No place in which to stay
Fell through an empty space
Into an unknown place

But someone might be
Looking for me
Someone might be
Searching for me

Nothing to point the way
No place in which to stay
Fell through an empty space
Into an unknown place

Someone might be
Waiting for me
Someone might be
Waiting for me

Lost in this world
With no connections

Lost in this world
With no possessions

Lost in this world
With no apologies

Lost in this world
With no astrology

Someone, somewhere
Might be looking for me

Someone, somewhere
Might be looking for me

Someone, somewhere
Might be looking for me

Someone, somewhere
Might be looking for me

But still, someone, somewhere
Might be looking — for me

But still, someone, somewhere
Might be waiting — for me

--
Lyrics by Andrew L. Jackson
Music by Andrew L. Jackson and Rick Cuevas
Track Name: Lucid Dreamer
One of you stays at the gate
And watches you walk away

One of you plays the part
And the other one stays away

One of you dreams the dream
And the other you can’t complain

One of you delivers the lines
As the other looks on in vain

One of you —
How many of you are there?
Which of you —
Gives a faithful star their fair share?

I am he and you are not
Neither the collective “we”

Don’t forget the parking lot
Where we set our words free

Dreaming is necessary
To the lucid dreamer

Feeling is unnecessary
If you’re a believer

Repetition sets the pattern
For us to retrieve her
Repetition sets the tone
For the lucid dreamer

One of you —
How many of you are there?
Which of you —
Gives a faithful star their fair share?

One of you —
How many of you are there?
Which of you —
Gives a faithful star their fair share?

Wishing you a peaceful sleep
Hope you don’t wake up screaming
Wishing you a peaceful sleep
Hope you don’t wake up screaming

--
Lyrics and music by Andrew Lawrence Jackson
Track Name: Voodoo Priestess
The voodoo priestess
Has something to get off her chest
The view is priceless
But you are so deep in debt

Conjure spirits for the attack
Shake her body inside her shack
Laugh at you behind your back
Incantations — pick up the slack

It won’t go well
Once you’re under her spell
It won’t go well
Once you’re under her spell
It won’t go well
Once you’re under her spell
It won’t go well
Once you’re under her spell

When you’re out of line
She will set you straight
When you’re out of time
She won’t be late
What she plants in your mind
You won’t think straight
No use sitting and crying
She has sealed your fate

And the voodoo priestess
Has something to get off her chest

The voodoo priestess
Has something to get off her chest
The view is priceless
But you are so deep in debt

Conjure spirits for the attack
Shake her body inside her shack
Laugh at you behind your back
Incantations — pick up the slack

It won’t go well
Once you’re under her spell
It won’t go well
Once you’re under her spell
It won’t go well
Once you’re under her spell
It won’t go well
Once you’re under her spell

When you’re out of line
She will set you straight
When you’re out of time
She won’t be late
What she plants in your mind
You won’t think straight
No use sitting and crying
She has sealed your fate

And the voodoo priestess
Has something to get off her chest

--
Lyrics by Andrew Lawrence Jackson
Music by Rick Cuevas and Andrew L. Jackson
Track Name: Nothing Doing
Zero is my number
Nothing you can count on

Zero on my uniform
Nothing doing, that’s my game

Zero self-knowledge
To help make some sense

Nothing will help me
To cut through pretense

Empty of intention
Open to suggestion

Open to interpretation
Closed for renovation

Zeroes in my account
Nothing to joke about
I’m unaccountable
Nothing to worry about

Zero is my number
Nothing you can count on

Zero on my uniform
Nothing doing, that’s my game

Zero self-knowledge
To help make some sense

Nothing will help me
To cut through pretense

Empty of intention
Open to suggestion

Open to interpretation
Closed for renovation

Zeroes in my account
Nothing to joke about
I’m unaccountable
Nothing to worry about

--
Lyrics and music by Andrew Lawrence Jackson
Track Name: Getting There Is The Hardest Part
Baby baby
I’ll float this past you
See if you’re buying

I put my brain on hold
Just for the morning
Selective thinking

My big ideas
They’re astronomical
(Mm hmmm)
Full of empty meaning
It’s almost comical

Rock and a hard place
That’s where I find myself
I’ll float this past you
I still miss you since you’re gone

And where do we go from here?
I don’t know
When will we disappear?
I don’t know
How can I make this clear?
I don’t know
Getting there’s the hardest part!

Baby baby
Love is a time bomb
Of hidden meaning

Must be indicative
Of something, so
Say it like you mean it

‘Cause my big ideas
They’re astronomical
(Mm hmm)
And I can’t imagine
Anything logical
Oh no

Rock and a hard place
That’s where I find myself
I’ll float this past you
I still miss you since you’re gone

And where do we go from here?
I don’t know
When will we disappear?
I don’t know
How can I make this clear?
I don’t know
Getting there’s the hardest part!

--
Lyrics and music by Andrew Lawrence Jackson
Track Name: Rainbow
You can’t tell me
What I already know
Can’t take from me
What I already own

You don’t believe
What I tell you is true
We’re so lucky
That every day is new

I’m not afraid
Or maybe I am
But I’m not gonna show it
I’m not alone
Or maybe I am
But I will never know it

You don’t show me
What you hide inside
I can’t make you do
What you don’t want

Got my style
I’ve had it for a while
I’m not some mindless
fucking dilettante


I’m not afraid
Or maybe I am
But I’m not gonna show it

I’m not alone
Or maybe I am
But I will never know it

Another day on the train
Another day in the rain
(but the rainbow watches us)
Another text from a friend
(and the rainbow watches us)
He’ll be with me ‘till the end
(and the shadows follow us)
(aaaahh — aaaahhhh)

I’m not afraid
Or maybe I am
But I’m not gonna show it
I’m not alone
Or maybe I am
But I will never know it

Another day on the train
Another day in the rain
(but the rainbow watches us)
Another text from a friend
(and the rainbow watches us)
He’ll be with me ‘till the end
(and the shadows follow us)
(aaaahh — aaaahhhh)

--
Lyrics and music by Andrew Lawrence Jackson
Track Name: Making It Up As I Go
Having the time of my life
Making it up as I go
Shaking the tree
To see where it leads
Hitting it right on the nose

A kind of revelation
Kind of a confession
Gonna be a celebration
So make it a profession

What am I talking about?
Making it up as I go
Thinking it through
Is not what I do
Okay with that I suppose

A happy kind of feeling
To set your mind reeling
Bottle your frustration
Too much anticipation

But I’m having the time of my life…

Having the time of my life
Making it up as I go
Shaking the tree
To see where it leads
Hitting it right on the nose

A kind of revelation
Kind of a confession
There's gonna be a celebration
So make it a profession

What am I talking about?
Making it up as I go
Thinking it through
Is not what I do
Okay with that I suppose

A happy kind of feeling
To set your mind reeling
Bottle your frustration
Too much anticipation

But I’m having the time of my life

--
Lyrics and music by Andrew Lawrence Jackson
Track Name: More Wrong Than Right
People are so often wrong
Much more often than when they’re right
Tried to put it in a song
Had to write it in just one night

People are often off the mark
Haven’t a clue about what’s real
Too often they just lack the spark
To separate what’s true
from how they feel

What is real?
I guess that you might ask
What is real?
Well I might just know the answer
What is real?
I’m not taking you to task
What is real?

You can’t explain it

Don’t worry, I have nothing to prove
And after all, it only hurts when I move
I have no manifesto to bore you to tears
Just 3-minute songs that seem to go on for years

People are so often wrong
Much more often than when they’re right
Had to put it in a song
To get them out of mind and out of sight

What is real?
I guess that you might ask
What is real?
Well I might just know the answer
What is real?
I’m not taking you to task
What is real?

You can’t explain it

--
Lyrics and music by Andrew Lawrence Jackson
Track Name: Going Home
Going home
To a place
I’ve never been

On my own
In a place
I’ve never been

There’s a stone
That I hold
I keep within

Truth be told
There is no
Way I can win

This illusion of
A life that’s real
Deconstructed by
The way you feel

Illusion of
A life that’s real
Deconstructed by
The way you feel

Going home
Is another way
To disappear
Going home
To a new place
You reappear

Going home
To a place
I’ve never been

On my own
In a place
I’ve never been

There’s a stone
That is cold
I keep within

Truth be told
There is no
Way I can win

This illusion of
A life that’s real
Deconstructed by
The way you feel

Illusion of
A life that’s real
Deconstructed by
The way you feel

Going home
Is another way
To disappear
Going home
To another place
You reappear

Going home
Is another way
To disappear
Going home
To another place
You reappear

--
Lyrics and music by Andrew Lawrence Jackson