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As a thank you for being a supporter, please enjoy this preview of our current album in progress. Some songs have already been posted but there are many new ones.

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released September 28, 2019

Produced by John Jordan, Wally Thornhill, Jeffrey Lauber, and Recording Arts Canada.

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Osmosis Unlimited Montreal, Québec

Saxophonist singer John Jordan and a collection of Montreal's finest musicians produce original music in ska, reggae, rock, soul, and a host of other genres.

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Track Name: Kingdom of Kindness
The trick is my dear
Get more than half of the people to hate and fear
And then you see
You will have corrupted democracy
That’s the catch and the caveat
They don’t tell you all about in civics class
Keep the voters numb and dumb
And tyrants will rule this kingdom come

The Kingdom of Kindness
Heaven on Earth
End Profit Blindness
See Love’s True Worth
Get Rid of All Money
Live Happy and Free
We Don’t Need the Dollars
To Get What We Need

On your knees, pathetic fools
We control the schools to control our rule
Keeping you busy with memorization
As we control the population
Get a job to pay for the things you make
To profit someone in whom you have no stake
Hey rich man, what’s your secret
Anything you lay your hands on you must keep it

Get Rid of All Money
Live Happy and Free
We Don’t Need the Dollars
To Get What We Need
The Kingdom of Kindness
Heaven on Earth
End Profit Blindness
See Love’s True Worth

Don’t spend a dime unless you make a buck
Keep your hands clean you’ll just stay stuck
Even religion is in the game
Collection plate pyramid scheme all the same
It ain’t the Vatican’t it’s the Vatican
What the Vatican does is exploit man
With promises of eternal salvation
Even though they can’t balance the equation

Remove your blindfold and open your eyes
Unplug your ears and listen
When the kind and giving are the minority
It’s time for a love cataclysm
How can the few overthrow the many
And save us from weakness
There is just one hope if any
A light in all the bleakness

The Kingdom of Kindness
Heaven on Earth
End Profit Blindness
See Love’s True Worth
Get Rid of All Money
Live Happy and Free
We Don’t Need the Dollars
To Get What We Need

No More Many Losing
So Few Can Win
A New Way We’re Choosing
That Knows Greed is a Sin
Everyone Giving
More Than They Take
A True Way of Living
For our Children’s Sake
Track Name: Faraway Girl
The sun is rising for me
But for you it is setting
You are the one
I want to be getting
Oh so excited
You got me righted
With you I’m delighted
You are my type

Faraway Girl
Halfway round the world
Won’t you do a twirl
My Faraway Girl
Faraway Girl
You are my pearl
I wanna give you a whirl
My Faraway Girl

Marite, my mistress
You are the sweetest
I think you’re the neatest
I am not the discreetest
I want to shout it
There’s no doubt about it
Will you allow it
My love so undoubted

Faraway Girl
You are my pearl
I wanna give you a whirl
My Faraway Girl
Faraway Girl
Halfway round the world
Won’t you do a twirl
My Faraway Girl

Bless our connection
You are my confection
The sweetest of candy
You make me so randy
I say you my Queen is
Despite the distance between us
I’m on my knees
And I’m begging you please

Oh how you complete me
When will you meet me
Nothing will defeat me
Your love how it heats me
No one can unseat me
I’m not obsolete, me
Let’s stay upbeat sweetie
You’re my Nefertiti

Faraway Girl
Halfway round the world
Won’t you do a twirl
My Faraway Girl
Faraway Girl
You are my pearl
I wanna give you a whirl
My Faraway Girl
Track Name: Dem A Belly Full
Dem A Belly Full

dem a belly full up on the hill
down in shanty town i hungry still
hole in my roof the rain won't stop
poverty train how do you get off

oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-
oh-oh-oh-oh

work for the man all day long
end of the week all my pay is gone
poor get nothing the rich get fat
they say it's not that simple but it seems like that

oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-
oh-oh-oh-oh

nights by a fire burning low
Otis Redding on the radio
oh sister will you stand by me
together we can beat this poverty

no i don't have much it's true
but all that's mine i'll share with you

oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-
oh-oh-oh-oh

now i think i understand
all dem lies about this promised land
work so hard get nothing to show
work so hard just get old

oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-
oh-oh-oh-oh

now as twilight starts to fade
into the night let's run away
ride with the tide the time is right
oh tonight I need to hold you tight

no i don't have much it's true
but all that's mine i'll share with you

oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-
oh-oh-oh-oh
Track Name: Dallas & Irene
Dallas and Irene
Nothing come in between
The King and the Queen
Dallas and Irene
Dallas and Irene
Life is but a dream
Row row row your boat
Gently down the stream

Lord and Lady of Calgary
Every summer I love to see
You and the rest of our family
You are always so good to me

Aunt and uncle, mom and dad
You’re so cool you’re not half bad
Grandma and grandpa to four so far
Bless the kind hearts that you are

Pick it up, pack it up get on the road
So much love I’m gonna explode
Ever more adventures await us
Time with you is just the greatest
Let no distance keep us apart
You are always in my heart
Time together always the best
We work hard and then we rest
Track Name: The Girl Next Door
The girl next door
Sews and sews
Sews and sews
The girl next to me
Knows and knows
Knows and knows
That girl right there
Stepping out for a smoke
Oh how I care
And that’s no joke

You came from so far away
And just after me
You put out a lovely display
And all came to see
You bring joy to the street
The whole neighbourhood
You are just so sweet
How I would if you would

The girl next door
Sews and sews
Sews and sews
The girl next to me
Knows and knows
Knows and knows
That girl right there
Stepping out for a smoke
Oh how I care
And that’s no joke

And you’re not alone
Your little doggo Blue
No matter where you roam
She’s right next to you
She says hello to Humbert
WIth a boop on the snout
I got your number
But I won’t ask you out

Your eyes, your smile, your face
your hair, your legs, your hips
We may not be the best of friends
But you’re my best relationship
Taking the sunshine and sweet nicotine
For a moment you are mine
You’re an awesome jellybean
I would so love to merge our bloodlines

The girl next door
Sews and sews
Sews and sews
The girl next to me
Knows and knows
Knows and knows
That girl right there
Stepping out for a smoke
Oh how I care
And that’s no joke
Track Name: Watch Your Worlds
Words and music by John Jordan
lyrics
Sometimes the truth

Will hurt your feelings

Don’t call it a lie

Because you can’t be dealing

With looking at yourself

Honestly

It may feel like hell

But you really must see

We can all be

A little ugly

It’s not how we look

It’s how we’re seen

It’s not what we say

It’s how we’re heard

That’s why you have to

Watch your worlds

Thoughtful, helpful inspiring

Necessary and kind

T.H.I.N.K. about the words you say

That come out of your mind

They should pass all these tests

And they should ring true

So when they do ring your alarm

You will know what to do

In each other all we see

Are reflections of our selves

We’re all just parallel universes

All books on the bookshelves

It’s the same story in every one

Just told with different words

You’re the hero of your own

And the villain in other’s worlds

Just atoms dancing side by side
Some close and some are far
Solid light that’s just slowed down
Bodies made from stars
Always moving, never still
But really going nowhere
We got space and time to kill
Updating our software
Track Name: Heed This Child
Heed this child
She is a blessing
Loves this Earth
We have been messing
Pure of heart
And true to her words
She has started
To change the world
Soul afire
Hair in braids
Profit parasites
Are afraid
Still quite small
But standing tall
She’s got it all
May she never fall

Greta T
Fights for me
Greta T
Bless you honey
Greta the great
I pray you’re not too late
Greta the strong
I know you’re not wrong


Greta I believe you
Bless what you do
Greta we need you
To speak the truth
Greta is rising
And it’s not surprising
She’s not compromising
She’s just inspiring

Some call her a puppet
Of interests vile
Some believe
She’s just a child
Some think we should be
Free to waste
That the problem
Is not the human race
That the climate
Has always changed
And our mass consumption
Does not rearrange
What’s in our air
What’s in our seas
What’s in our land
They do not believe



Greta I believe you
Bless what you do
Greta we need you
To speak the truth
Greta is rising
And it’s not surprising
She’s not compromising
She’s just inspiring

Greta T
Fights for me
Greta T
Bless you honey
Greta the great
I pray you’re not too late
Greta the strong
I know you’re not wrong

Stand beside her, heed her call
She’s trying so hard to save us all
Let her voice be heard by billions
Come on now you all civilians
If you want a future clean
Put your might behind this teen
Putting our children’s future first
Greta Thunberg saves the Earth
Track Name: Autumn Rising
Autumn Rising

Born are we in the water deep
Inside our mother’s womb
Without water to us keep
We face a certain doom
Water water everywhere
The very stuff of life
Falling to land from the air
Without it there is strife

Autumn, Autumn
Don’t let us hit bottom
Your words I sought them
Take your shot hon
Autumn, Autumn
I really thought them
Villains rotten
Would be forgotten

That of which we need the most
Is being turned to poison
By coalitions of greed so gross
Devoid of heart’s sweet notion
Packaging it up in plastic
Profiting from thirst
Spilling garbage oh so drastic
These things and even worse

Autumn, Autumn
Overcome them
Their wicked income
Spoils the outcome
Autumn, Autumn
Many someones
Have begun
To protect your kingdom

But in the north a heroine rises
As soon as she could stand
A message that should not surprise us
We must protect this land
Autumn Peltier: Light of Dawn
May those who stand against you
Wake up to a brand new morn
And they come their sense to

Nibi, Gizaagi’igo
Nibi, Gee-zaw-gay-i-go

Water, we love you

Gimiigwechiwenimigo
Gee-mee-gwe-chi-way-nay-mi-go

We thank you

Gizhawenimigo
Gee-zhaw-way-nay-mi-go
We respect you
Track Name: One More Try
Lord Have Mercy
Baby Baby Baby
Yeah
There was a time not long ago
When we said we thought we were inseparable
We couldn’t get enough
Of the love that we shared
What went wrong
How can we
Let it all slip way
Baby that’s the part that
Just can’t be explained
No nono
If we can’t stop the rain from falling
How in the world
Can we stop this this love from going on

Just one more try
And I’ll make it all up to you
Just one more kiss
To prove that my loving is real
I’d rather die
Than spend my whole life without you baby
Just one more try

Take me back
To the place
That we first fell in love
All eyes were shinning brighter
Than the stars above
All our dreams all our hopes
Cast away in the wind
And baby that’s the part that
Just can’t be explained
If we can’t stop the rain from falling
How in the world
Can we stop this this love from going on

Just one more try
And I’ll make it all up to you
Just one more kiss
To prove that my loving is real
I’d rather die
Than spend my whole life without you baby
Just one more try

Oh
Oh
Baby
I’m so lonely without you
I said I’m sorry for the things that I did baby
I promise you if you take me back
I’ll be dedicated to you
Please, please

Just one more try
Just one more kiss
I’d rather die
Just one more try
Track Name: Long Lost Brother
Long Lost Brother and Far off Friends

Long lost brother and far off friends
Until the day we meet again
Far off friends and long lost brother
I say this from me and my mother
You may live across this land
Her son my brother in your hands
You are always in our hearts
Your love it is a work of art

The day they sent you down from heaven
You became my brother Kevin
They told us that you had a syndrome
And we could not take yo u home
We were told your time was not long
But you just kept on keeping on
Defying all of the predictions
Conquering your affliction with conviction

The life you share is more than nice
Your farm it is a paradise
Bless your hospitality
And the guardians you be
Opening your arms and home
Let no one find themselves alone
Your bright light shines on and on
Bless you Kevin, Mark, and Don

We couldn’t spend much time together
Then we went driving in bad weather
Twisted steel as things went wrong
And then our father he was gone
Our lives on that road were changed
Everything was rearranged
Nothing would ever be the same
That is life it is a game

Long lost brother and far off friends
Until the day we meet again
Far off friends and long lost brother
I say this from me and my mother
You may live across this land
Her son my brother in your hands
You are always in our hearts
Your love it is a work of art

Mom and I had to recover
And though she love you and you love her
Our lives took us far away
While back in the west you stayed
We started over in Montreal
She would write and we would call
And so began the great divide
As did flow our family tide

The life you share is more than nice
Your farm it is a paradise
Bless your hospitality
And the guardians you be
Opening your arms and home
Let no one find themselves alone
Your bright light shines on and on
Bless you Kevin, Mark, and Don

Removed from you and dad’s family
Rarely did I get to see
Those branches of my family tree
Those who shared their blood with me
Until my world did fall apart
And aunts and uncles opened their hearts
Found me oh so down and wrecked
And made sure that we’d reconnect
Soon I was flying on a plane
Into loving arms again
They took me out into the Rockies
So I could see you and it rocked me
Overjoyed I was to learn
You were with people of great concern
Safe within the mountains high
With the very best two guys

Mark and Don
I could go on and on
Of how you are such angels
Don and Mark
Hear ye oh Hark!
Your love has surely changed us
Men of steel, hearts of fire
Let no one deride you
I speak the truth, I am no liar
I stand right here beside you.

Long lost brother and far off friends
Until the day we meet again
Far off friends and long lost brother
I say this from me and my mother
You may live across this land
Her son my brother in your hands
You are always in our hearts
Your love it is a work of art

The life you share is more than nice
Your farm it is a paradise
Bless your hospitality
And the guardians you be
Opening your arms and home
Let no one find themselves alone
Your bright light shines on and on
Bless you Kevin, Mark, and Don
Track Name: Making Money
Aways making money

Just for other people

That is how we roll

That is just what we do

Always making stacks

For the ones above us

No matter how much we make

They're never gonna love us

The wealth rises up as the shit falls down

Some people think they should be wearing crowns

You see it everywhere all over town

It's the reason why I frown

Ownership is a mere invention

Created by the worst intention

Why do you think there's so much possession

Bipolar mania and depression

We've created a society

Where we pretend that we are free

When instead people like you and me

Pay for everything except to breathe

The food you eat, the box you live in

Everything bought and nothing given

You may call it a cost of living
I
call it totally unforgiving

Always making bucks

For the middlemen

You just can't give a fuck

Can I get an Amen?

Always making coin

To pay the parasites

Soon I'll be destroying

1948 fahrenheit

One man sells your time for profit
Then The Man takes his big cut off it

You think you won but really you lost it

You didn't realize what it really cost, it

What's a government anyway

Same corporation different day

At least right now that's what I say

Can't we find another way

To get some equitable distribution

There First Nations need a solution

We must fix this institution

Tear it all down and build some new shit

We have the will do we have the power

We need numbers to topple the towers

Tell the politicians to hit the shower

Meet me at the bar for Happy Hour

Osmosis Unlimited Love Injection

Gets right under your skin

Don't wash your hands spread the infection

Shake hands and give them the grin

Humbert's our leader

His vision is true

So now my dear reader

It's all up to you!

Aways making money

Just for other people

That is how we roll

That is just what we do

Always making stacks

For the ones above us

No matter how much we make
They're never gonna love us

Always making bucks

For the middlemen

You just can't give a fuck

Can I get an Amen?

Always making coin

To pay the parasites

Soon I'll be destroying

1948 fahrenheit
Track Name: 1 Step Beyond
ONE STEP BEYOND!
Track Name: Big in the Philippines
Big in the Philippines

All I want be
Is big in the Philippines
I don’t care
About all these local philistines
I wanna go there
And make a big scene
All I wanna be
Is big in the Philippines

Let’s fly to Manila
I tell you it be killer
All thriller no filler
You know we goon chill there
We’ll get around by Jeep
The country we will sweep
We’ll get them on their feet
Dancing to the beat

Marites she will meet us
At the airport greet us
Nothing will defeat us
It will be all sweetness
She’ll take us to see Ivy
So her and Heavy I see
We’ll go to school get Ezee
My princesses and me

Let’s rock the Bulacan
Like only Osmosis can
And all the barangays
Let’s rock for days and days
Let us take a chance
And make Duterte dance
Will give him what he needs
Some good old BC weed
Track Name: I Love You So Much
I Love You So Much

Let’s follow the sun

From your land to mine

Let’s stay together
All of the time

From far off Asia
Right to my home here
You’re my fantasia
I love you dear

Saying I love you
And hoping to touch
There’s no one above you
I love you so much
I love so much
I love you so true
The day when I ask
Will you say you do

Around the world
With you in my arms

You are my girl
I love your charms
Come right beside me
Lie next to my hip
Let us develop
This relationship

I love so much
I love you so true
The day when I ask
Will you say you do
Saying I love you
And hoping to touch
There’s no one above you
I love you so much

Put you on a plane
Leaving from Manila
Take off to me
You sexy thriller
Fly over the oceans
And mountains high
I got all the emotions
Let me be your guy

You are the one
I want most of all
Our time is so fun
We have a ball
Saying I love you
And hoping to touch
There’s no one above you
I love you so much
Track Name: Mercenary
You come around every day
No matter what I try to say
Knock on the door and walk right in
See you put me in a spin
Second guessing every word
This game we play is so absurd
I mean less to you than that
I’m the mouse and you’re the cat

Mercenary frenemy
You will be the end of me
Mercenary so called friend
You are just my every end
Mercenary nemesis
Always lure me with a kiss
Mercenary lover yes
For me it’s love for you business

Each time I do pick up the phone
I end up feeling more alone
Because my dear your company
Sucks the life right out of me
For each and every day with you
I swear to you I do age two
It’s not just my imagination
You just give off radiation

Mercenary nemesis
Always lure me with a kiss
Mercenary lover yes
For me it’s love for you business
Mercenary frenemy
You will be the end of me
Mercenary so called friend
You are just my every end

What am I getting
For always forgetting
How replaceable I am
I am far from the only man
When
Will I know
When it’s time
For you to go
Track Name: Be My Girl (Ferme Ta Yeule)
Be My Girl (ferme ta yeule)

Man say he want
A woman strong
But when one
Comes along
He don’t know
What he got into
Find himself
Turning into
A cad, a creep,
Disrespectful and rude
If he’s truly
A real bad dude
Treats her wrong
And cuts her down
And so many women
Are allowing

It’s said to say, but I do
So when someone says to you

Be my girl, ferme ta yeule
Si tu ne veut pas être seule
Reste ici tu vas m’attendre
Reponds a toutes mes demandes
Be my girl, ferme ta yeule
I promise I’ll give you the world
From East to West, from North to South
Just know when to shut your mouth

Comment ca s’passe
Cette circonstance
C’arrive toujours
J’entends souvent
Tous les plaintes
Et tous les cris
Why does he
Not respect me
I love him but
Why can’t he change it
Won’t you help me
Rearrange it
Au secours
Donne moi de l’aide
Mon beau bonhomme
Est vraiment laide

Ce n’était pas un fait accomplis
Je t’ai aviser je t’avais dis

Be my girl, ferme ta yeule
Si tu ne veut pas être seule
Reste ici tu vas m’attendre
Reponds a toutes mes demandes
Be my girl, ferme ta yeule
I promise I’ll give you the world
From East to West, from North to South
Just know when to shut your mouth


Be my girl, ferme ta yeule

Laisser moi briser ton coeur

Il strait cool il serait fun

Si tu sait que je suis number one

Be my girl, ferme ta yeule

Laisser moi briser ton coeur

Il strait cool il serait fun

Si tu sait que je suis number one
Track Name: Be Who You Want
Be Who You Want

Be who you want
Just do your thing
It don’t mean a thing
If it ain’t got that swing
You never chose
What you were born to
There is just nothing
That you are sworn to
If they call you a lady
When you know you’re a man
Don’t be afraid see
Be whoever you can
Be who are you are
Be what you know
Be what you need
To get up and go

Be who you want
Defy expectations
Only your soul
Steers your operations
Nothing at all
Is written in stone
Only you decide
Just you alone
Put you in suits
When you want to wear dresses
You know in your roots
It’s not their businesses
Only you decide
It’s your fate to make
You don’t have to answer
For other’s mistakes

Be who you want
Let nobody steer you
No matter they hate you
No matter they fear you
Let them laugh let them point
Let them call you mad
Don’t get out of joint
Don’t ever be sad
Hold your head high
And let fly your flag
Come on girls and guys
We’re not punching bags
We will defend
To the bitter end
Our right to subsist
How we want to exist

Be who you want
Let no one deride you
None of their taunts
Can kill what’s inside you
Be who you want
It’s never too late
You are the only
Master of your fate
Be who you want
Be who you need
You’re the only one
Who can set yourself free
Be who you want
Be who you are
You’re going far
You are my star
Track Name: Are You For Real?
Are You For Real?

Do you see it coming
On the horizon
That’s the sunrise
That’s the new day
Every morning
No matter what
It always rises
Rises up
Celestial clockworks
Heaven watches
On every belt
Another notch is
Added on
To the collection
A new day dawns
New reflections

There’s a new day beyond that windowsill
Make of it what you will
Make it sweet or turn it sour
You will taste each and every hour
There is only the fate you make
It’s only everything at stake
It all starts with your attitude
And all depends on your gratitude
Are you thankful for the things you got
Or crying over what you have not
Do you value all you have
Before you end up on that grey slab
With no more tomorrows you awaiting
No more days anticipating
Make the most of the time you’re given
Always move always be driven

I know I know there are those times
Other people committing crimes
Against each other and against you
But do you really know what to do
When you been hit, when you been cheated
When you been knocked down and defeated
Beaten by men and institutions
Challenging your whole constitution
When it all just decides to go wrong
Heed my words and sing this song
Life is just test after test
All you can do is your best
Don’t give up and don’t surrender
Be for real be no pretender
Pick it right up get back in the game
When it happens again just do the same

Are you for real
Or are you kidding
Is this a game
Or the real thing
Are you an actor
On a stage
Are you just playing
At acting your age
Track Name: Nantha's Mantra
Ho ho ho
Hey hey hey
Let’s go to Nantha’s Today
Ha ha ha
Hon hon hon
Allons y a son restaurant
(X2)

Thank you Wright Brothers for the aeroplane
That flew him to these shores
He comes from Malaysia I must explain
Now he’s mine and yours
Nantha Kumar that little devil
Cooking up rice and noodles
His curries are on another level
They get all the approvals

Ha ha ha
Hon hon hon
Allons y a son restaurant
Ho ho ho
Hey hey hey
Let’s go to Nantha’s Today
(X2)

Man about town on Le Plateau
And all over Montreal
Through the rain and in the snow
With him you’ll have a ball
Whether it’s in your dining room
Or at Centrale Culinaire
Just Nantha is his nom de plume
Delicious are his affairs

Char Keow Teow! Cari vert!
Il devrait entre un millionaire!
Nasi lemak! Mie goreng!
It’s about him this song I sing!
Roti John it’s on it’s on!
It’s about him I sing this song!
No time for crying’ or for bitchin’
It’s time to go to Nantha’s Kitchen!

Ho ho ho
Hey hey hey
Let’s go to Nantha’s Today
Ha ha ha
Hon hon hon
Allons y a son restaurant
(X2)
Track Name: Don't Believe Anyone
Don’t Believe Anyone

Don’t believe anyone they ain’t you
They do some things you would never do
Don’t believe anyone it’s all lying
They’re all just enemy agents spying
Don’t believe anyone there’s no truth
I learned that when I was in my youth
Don’t believe anyone it’s all fiction
Everyone is just a contradiction

It’s all just one great big experiment
Make your observations on the specimens
Try your best to predict their behaviour
Decide to condemn them or be their saviour
Don’t contaminate the conditions
Impartiality is always the mission
Compile your data and test your theories
See if the network picks up the series

C’MON
RIGHT NOW
NO MORE WILL WE ALLOW
C’MON
RIGHT HERE
RISE UP RISE UP MY DEAR

Sometimes you will have to interact
Make sure that your deck is stacked
You will need every advantage
Not just seeing it from your vantage
Because the ones you hold the closest
Are the ones you will absorb through osmosis
Part of them becomes a part of you
Next thing you know it you are screwed

Human contact
What was I thinking
I hate this contract
I think I’m sinking
Into depression
The darkest place
It’s just my impression
Of the human race
Track Name: STM Getaway
Phone keys wallet
Pack of smokes
I’m going out and
It ain’t no joke
STM
Getaway
Gotta go
I cannot stay
STM
Vacation man
Take a ride
That’s the plan
The 105
Is close to home
But always full
Walk to Vendome

Into the earth
I do descend
The tunnel waits
From end to end
So many people
Stare at screens
All of them
Just like me
Where are we going
Anywhere
What are we doing
I don’t care
For now we are
All together
Safe right here
From the weather

I hear the sound
Train is coming
For some change
A guy is bumming
Lose myself
In the commute
Deaf and blind
And oh so mute
The doors do close
The lights go red
The metro goes
Straight ahead
On our way
The time is now
Sit right back and
Just allow

Place St. Henri
Lionel Groulx
Do I transfer
Or ride on through
I don’t know
Where I’m headed
Who was it
That once did said it
Travel without
A destination
And open up
Your imagination
You can’t be found if
You’re never lost
Lose your notions
That’s the cost

Phone keys wallet
Pack of smokes
I’m going out and
It ain’t no joke
STM
Getaway
Gotta go
I cannot stay
STM
Vacation man
Take a ride
That’s the plan
The 105
Is close to home
But always full
Walk to Vendome
Track Name: Eviction Prediction
He wants me gone
He wants me out
All I can do
Is cry and shout
Shake my fist
At the clouds
Like an old man
I’m allowed
All for words
I dared to write
No matter that
I am contrite
I did not mean it
The words were empty
But he seen it
And don’t wanna rent me

Eviction blues
Lace up my shoes
Pack boxes and bags
How my heart lags
Goodbye house and
Goodbye home
Got to strike out
On my own
Eviction blues
I pay my dues
Turn in my key
To the enemy
Goodbye apartment
Goodbye life
Goodbye pain and
Goodbye strife

I suffer from
A vile affliction
That led me to
A damned eviction
Somedays I’m up
But most I’m down
That’s why he don’t want
Me around
Anymore,
My time to run
Now it’s all coming
So undone
I said I’m sorry
Please forgive
Can’t you please
Live and let live

Eviction woes
It’s time to go
Say farewell
To my little cell
Grab the cat
And leave the flat
Time to go to
Someplace new
Eviction struggles
Problem doubles
Who will accept me
If you reject me
That’s the catch
Must start from scratch
So uncouth
Ain’t that the truth

I’m on the stand
With shaking hands
Sweat running down my neck
Can barely speak
I feel so meek
Oh I am a wreck
Tell my story
Glory and gory
Just as long as it’s honest
And have some hope
On this slippery slope
That justice will be promised

Eviction blues
I see the clues
All around me
They confound me
Eviction jam
I’m telling you man
I think I know
It’s time to go
Leave behind
My peace of mind
To the unknown
My cover blown
A new day dawns
It’s on, it’s on
A new day rises
With new surprises
Track Name: World Wide Web
World Wide Web
Are you caught in it
World Wide Dread
As it’s spinning
World Wide Hell
On every screen
I’m here to tell you
In 2019

World Wide Web
You’re paying for it
World Wide Debt
Try to ignore it
World Wide Strife
There’s no solution
World Wide Life
An institution

Selective connections
In all directions
Coming at you all the time
Choose your friends
But to what ends
Are you committing crime
Filter Filter
Get out of kilter
When someone sneaks on through
Don’t read the comments
Nothing makes sense
It’s not really up to you

World Wide Web
You’re paying for it
World Wide Debt
Try to ignore it
World Wide Strife
There’s no solution
World Wife Life
An institution

World Wide Web
Are you caught in it
World Wide Dread
As it’s spinning
World Wide Hell
On every screen
I’m here to tell you
In 2019

Divide and conquer
Extremes grow stronger
A bit more every day
And in the middle
Nero fiddles
As Rome surely burns away
I’m on the axis
Paying taxes
Just keeping my poor head down
While all around me
You all confound me
Ringmasters and clowns

Once we dug it
Can we now unplug it
It’s like a drug it
You cannot hug it
I wanna slug it
Just outright thug it
Agents bug it
We gotta mug it
Cough cough cough
Let’s shut it off
This filthy trough
Crashed on takeoff
You may scoff
At my mohawk coif
While you jerk off
To Natasha Romanov
Track Name: Yin Yang Kid
The Yin Yang Kid
Flipped his lid
So the people hid
Never guess what he did
Put it all in balance
With such nonchalance
He saw a chance
To use his valence

That Yin Yang boy he
Never toys, see
He employs me
As a destroyer
That Yin Yang man
Does whatever he can
He takes a stand
To balance the land

Yin Yang brother
He’s like no other
Proud his mother
And his long lost brother
What do you say boss
Do you want chaos
Do you make the pay off
To fix the playoffs

Yin Yang dude
Is a boy so rude
His attitude
Is never skewed
He’s on the axis
Got super morphallaxis
Don’t pay no taxes
To governments fascist

Yin Yang master
Averts disaster
He’s a plaster caster
Zen broadcaster
Yin Yang disciple
So archetypal
Believe the hype y’all
He’s not liked by all

Yin Yang friend, see
Still making enemies
Throughout the centuries
In penitentiaries
Yin Yang inmate
They want to castrate
Is this his fate
Is it now too late
Track Name: Pour Me A Shot
Pour me a shot
Make it over ice
Or make it neat
Either is nice
Pour me a drink
One to console me
Give me a drink
Oh how you control me
Pour me a shot
Whiskey or rye
Pour me a shot
I want to die
Don’t stop don’t stop
Please pour me a shot
You know that you got
What others have not

I’m back again
Your old friend
Another regular
Sits at the bar
Listen to my tales
You pour the ale
Just getting pissed
With my therapist
You listen to me
Give peanuts for free
Taking it in
In this den of sin
I need to tell you
I got lies to sell you
I’m not kidding you see
Can’t get rid of me

Pour me a shot
Whiskey or rye
Pour me a shot
I want to die
Pour me a drink
One to console me
Give me a drink
Oh how you control me
Pour me a shot
Make it over ice
Or make it neat
Either is nice
Don’t stop don’t stop
Please pour me a shot
You know that you got
What the others have not

I can relax here
It is so lax here
The girl of my dreams
Will never appear here
Just be myself
Damn elf on a shelf
Watching the scenes
On the giant screens
Now I must piss
I’ll try not to miss
A great undertaking
My hands are shaking
Whatever I’m back
So cut me some slack
Hit me with another
My bartender brother

Johnny Black 80 proof
I look at the roof
It’s got me speaking the truth
I tell you I am feeling soothed
Is that a bottle of vermouth
Martinis for the ladies in the booth
Hit a home run just like Babe Ruth
On St. Laurent above Duluth
Wait while I go get more cash
Thinking that’s expensive ass
I know energy is speed of light times mass
I did pay attention in class
I know you wanna put me out with the trash
But there’s still some moisture in my glass
Got no future only past
My fate is sealed the die is cast

Pour me a shot
For last call
Just one more
That is all
Pour me a drop
It’s all I need
Just one more
And you are freed
Pour me a shot
Vodka or rum
It’s all coming
So undone
Pour me a shot
Pour salvation
Give it all you got
‘Cause myself I’m hatin’
Track Name: Shooting Galleries
Shooting Galleries

Let’s go to the temple to pray, it’s fun
Put on your best clothes and load your gun
Bring some money for the collection
Keep one eye open while you’re reflecting
It’s where we all gather as one
But please do not forget your gun
While the altar boys are us looting
Somebody just may come in shooting

Synagogue, mosque, cathedral, church
All shooting galleries
Now we’re found to be in a lurch
No matter our salaries

Between dawn and dusk there will be a showdown
It’s not pretty it’s pretty low down
Is the price of piety your life
Yours your parents’ your kids’ your wife’s
Close the door you better bar it
We the people are we the targets
Light the fire it’s it’s getting colder
We the people are no soldiers

Shooting galleries, fish in a barrel
We are all the targets
Let’s sing together our last carols
Before we join the funeral market

Bless the babies so they’ll go to heaven
How many shots I counted seven
How many in a magazine
Forgive me quick so I die clean
Confess it all as the bullets fly
I didn’t come today to die
My life is worth more than a pigeon
At least according to my religion

Is the assassin the Hand of God
And his mysterious ways
Did He give them an assenting nod
So they could end my days
I came to pray and to repent
And to cleanse my spirit
This is not an isolated event
All my life I’ve feared it

Synagogue, mosque, cathedral, church
All shooting galleries
Now we’re found to be in a lurch
No matter our salaries
Shooting galleries, fish in a barrel
We are all the targets
Let’s sing together our last carols
Before we join the funeral market
Track Name: NDG5711B
Let me see some hands in the air in here
You know we got it going on in here my dear
Everybody comes from far and near
Because this is where all of your worries disappear
We gonna make you laugh until there’s tears
In my space in the basement there’s always beer
Something to eat and something to puff
It’s not fancy but more than good enough

Osmosis HQ is our headquarters
Sometimes we even get reporters
Trying to unlock all of our secrets
We give em up and we got no regrets
Ask me anything I’m an open book
I wear many hats for my rude boy look
They come one by one and they come in numbers
Some to see me most to see Humbert

My sofa likes to make you slumber
Pretty soon you’ll be sawing lumber
Come on genius come get dumber
You know I live with the world’s smartest plumber
Filling in all the gaps in your knowledge
Blazed his way through high school and college
He knows his stuff you must acknowledge
Always climbing high and never falling

Call up to Peter, Bob and Mona
My lifelong fellow NDG homies
Long time now I know them they know me
Oh the things that they have shown me
Bushi howling on the corner by Esposito
Still sounds better than Despacito
Even I sometimes want to howl me too
When it’s been a long time since I last seen you

Yes Alley Cat Gallery is my jam
Had an idea and hatched a plan
To make us known throughout the land
To make a statement and take a stand
Put some kitty cats on the main drag
Even got a tiger on a Taiwanese flag
Keeps the delinquents from spraying tags
Even when the dogs come their tails do wag

It’a my home, it’s the perfect base
It’s headquarters, it’s our space
Making jams so in your face
Grooves that’ll put you right in your place
For this I have so much gratitude
Representing positive attitude
Always in the moment in a good mood
Who’s the lucky one? It is this dude
Track Name: The Storm
The Storm

Rain and wind
Fall and blow
Harder faster
On us below
Cold and wet
Is the storm
A hell on earth
But heaven born

Safe behind
Walls and a roof
Hope they keep us
Safe and soothed
Will you shelter
Here with me
Keep my poor heart
Company

Hold me close and
Hold me tight
Until the dawning
Of the light
In the morning
High and dry
New day dawning
For you and I

Be my safety
Be my cover
Be my friend and
Be my lover
Be the one I
Lie beside
Don’t go away
With the tide

I’m your girl and
You’re my fella
Won’t you be my
Big umbrella
Cover me
So I stay dry
My hand holds you
Up to the sky
Track Name: Ezee
My Alexeeze, my Ezee
You really mean the world to me
My Ezee, my Alexeeze
Won’t you come and see me please
My sweet friend, adopted daughter
Hop on plane to Canada you oughta
Super student, grade A girl
Wish that I could give you the world

You wrote to me back in the summer
Looking for a friend in this big wide world
I was happy to give you my number
You are such a wonderful girl
Working hard and ever smiling
No matter your tribulations
Even though you’re miles and miles away
I consider you one of my relations

My sweet friend, adopted daughter
Hop on plane to Montreal you oughta
Super student, grade A girl
Wish that I could give you the world
My Alexeeze, my Ezee
You really mean the world to me
My Ezee, my Alexeeze
Won’t you come and see me please

You know you can ask me for anything
Though sometimes I can’t give it
It’s about you this song I sing
This love can you feel it
How I wish that you will go far
Wherever you dream of
You’re my sun and moon and stars
The crop you’re the cream of

Lay down your head and rest yourself
Tomorrow is another day
I am quite beside myself
And I just gotta say
You hold my heart right in your hands
For you I am waiting
Oh my Ezee please understand
Our time together I’m anticipating

My Alexeeze, my Ezee
You really mean the world to me
My Ezee, my Alexeeze
Won’t you come and see me please
My sweet friend, adopted daughter
Hop on plane to Canada you oughta
Super student, grade A girl
Wish that I could give you the world

Hope on board an aeroplane
Fly to me and ease my pain
Gotta send you a first class ticket
Hope the landing you will stick it
Track Name: Wish
Wish you were here
Wish you were near
Wish that you never
Had disappeared
Want you beside me
Want you around
I want to hear
Your voice’s sweet sound

At this time of year
Your spirit is here
Once I had lost you
You left my sphere
Far off you went
Our time was spent
I didn’t stop loving
I did not relent

Now that you’re gone
And moved along
There is a hole
Where you belonged
Oh won’t you come back
Come back to me
Oh how your smile
I long to see

No matter where
I always care
To love another
I do not dare
My heart is yours
Come back through those doors
My love for you
Knows no borders

Time is an arrow
It flies straight ahead
On the straight and narrow
We must respect it
There’s no turning back
No turning around
But it’s you that I lack
What was lost can be found

Wish you were here
Wish you were near
Wish that you never
Had disappeared
Want you beside me
Want you around
I want to hear
Your voice’s sweet sound

Now that you’re gone
And moved along
There is a hole
Where you belonged
Oh won’t you come back
Come back to me
Oh how your smile
I long to see
Track Name: A Quiet Place
In a quiet place all by myself
Just me and my thoughts
Cup of coffee book from the shelf
It is not for nought
Here I find my peace of mind
Here the centre holds
Only way I can unwind
And soothe my troubled soul

Silence the bells
and lock the door
Peace and quiet
I want more
I try not to buy
what they sell
In a quiet place
all by myself

In a quiet place just me alone
With my thoughts of us
For my sins I do atone
And wait here for justice
I know sometimes that I do wrong
For I am only human
Try as I may to get along
Still am I consuming

I am not taking
any calls
As daylight fades
and nighttime falls
You must take care
of yourself
I’m in a quiet place
all by myself

In my solitude you haunt me
Dark memories of things I’ve done
In my solitude you taunt me
Reminiscing the tales I spun
I sit here alone
Ignoring the phone
Waiting for daylight to rise
Until the time
I’ve forgiven my crimes
And can look you in the eyes

In a quiet place all by myself
Just me and my thoughts
Cup of coffee book from the shelf
It is not for nought
Here I find my peace of mind
Here the centre holds
Only way I can unwind
And soothe my troubled soul
Track Name: Lady Time
Lady Time

Sweet Lady Time
You’re the river that I flow in
All of my life
You I am knowing
Sweet Lady Time
Sweep me away
You’re forever going
Never do you stay

Sweet Lady Time
Is all we are perceiving
She’s keeping us in line
But is she being deceiving
She promises a future
That’s just the past again
Why oh why can’t we
Just live in the present

Sweet Lady Time
Across the universe
Tick tock goes the clock
Never in reverse
Sweet Lady Time
Never to be mine
Always slipping by
I tell you it’s a crime

Sweet Lady Time
When did she begin
Does she have a middle
Or an ending
What was there before her
And what will come next
All I know is I don’t know
I am truly perplexed

The second hand sweeps round the clock
The earth spins round the sun
Sweet Lady Time keeps us wound up
So that time is never done
Synchronize all of the watches
Divide the planet into zones
Sweet Lady Time you bet she gotcha
Until you are just bones

Sweet Lady Time
Listen to my rhyme
Giving in to you
Is nature’s paradigm
Sweet Lady Time
How you wind and grind
Never in my grasp
Are you leaving me behind