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Domesticated

  1. (Intro)
  2. Grow Up
  3. Mushroom Jazz
  4. (Nothing & the Monkey)
  5. Settle Down
  6. Mayonnaise
  7. Bastard of Babylon
  8. Adrift
  9. Have to Laugh
  10. Nothing
  11. Out Loud
  12. Plead Insanity
  13. Spiritual Lies
  14. Run
  15. The End
  16. Flowers
  17. Can’t get a Job
  18. Far From Good
  19. Scream
  20. The Fog
  21. Always Right
  22. (Rumi)

1. (Intro)

Welcome and thank you for riding Wookiefoot…
You must be at least this high to ride this ride…

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2. Grow Up

I got no direction I got no bearing or course
Didn’t get instruction with this life it’s such a bore
Gradually I graduated high school finished me
Didn’t change me one degree and now
I think I am what I’m gonna be
when I grow up

I got no salvation I got no life after death
never found the promise land cause I ran out of breath
I’m not from the chosen trip no master plan for me
I guess fate has set me free cause
I think I am what I’m gonna be
when I grow up

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3. Mushroom Jazz

Lead me to the visceral and let me take a drink
I think I think too much lose touch in a blink
But now I got my tribe I like this funky vibe
First wave hits sittin heavy in my inside
Sin becomes a ritual so offer of thanks and praise
Every daze it’s habitual like a wishing well
Hell, I got a couple of more coins
Welcome to wookiefoot
I’ll let you throw them in you join

Swing to the mushroom jazz

Silly Simon’s got my number
You know how I know this ? Cause I asked him
Thought I might have just seen him but I passed him by
Better get packed up for the trip
Your slipping and sliding riding on a tide
Of a freaky fun guy

Sittin so concealed in a field full of crap
Stumble through the rubble pick up the mad cap
Now your crunchin and your munchin
Gotta get the god’s flesh going down
You feel it wellin like a wave
To take you to the breakdown

(the breakdown makes my stomach feel a little funny…)

The city’s buzzin in the lights can quickly bring you down
So you ramble to the forest where there’s nobody else around
If you see a tree fall and it doesn’t make a sound
Don’t get worried it just means that your not there

Through the other side where Time and Space erased
Have placed you face to face with something much greater
Than self or pride or greed
YOU NEED TO BELIEVE IF YOU WANT TO SEE ! ! ! !

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4. (Nothing & the Monkey)

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5. Settle Down

What I see is what I get
What I see is what I get
What we see it what we get
And what I see is what I get

What you see is what you get tell me I’m wrong don’t even try it
I won’t even listen to your song long enough too see if your strong enough
To justify it
Just defy it is more like what your solution would be
But in the space age you can’t even place a face on the enemy
So much stress in the contest everyone I know’s life is a mess
I can’t even hear myself think over the hum of the fucking fluorescent lights
And too unwind I choose to go blind by having
the local news cast her fear into me every night

I need to settle down they say I need to settle down
A pretty little wife that’s stupid and kind
A quaint little cottage too quickly go blind
I need to settle down

But what I see is what I get

Once upon a hard time in a monstrous city in the warehouse district
On a restricted back avenue at sundown a rundown bus passes you
Haven’t you seen through your designer sunglasses how the people
Who ride inside can’t scream cause their dreams like burnt ashes
The wheel splashes a puddle on the ass of a heroin addict’s mangy mutt
That wakes up one of the fleas that lives back by his butt
A terrible nightmare to become self aware as a flea
As he screams, “I BELIEVE IN GOD BUT GOD DOES NOT BELIEVE IN ME !”

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6. Mayonnaise

There’s a fat man living in a fat house
Eating a fat sandwich sitting on a fat couch
He says, “don’t you like my couch ?”
He says to no one in particular
That’s cause no one in particular that’s his best friend

Sit on a pretty perch inside of a gold cage
If you don’t die of boredom first you can die of old age
Sit on a pretty perch inside of a gold cage
If you don’t die of boredom first you can eat…
You can eat mayonnaise

An ex-beautiful blond she puts make-up on her tear stains
She got mugged and the mugger was time
She remembers the time when all the dogs would
Sniff her back side
But she’s one of the lucky ones
She got stored inside a trophy case

When the thrill is gone
You can live off the fat

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7. Bastard of Babylon

And the hand that held me down
connected to my arm,
I bite the hand that feeds but how long can pigeon go hungry.

And the hand that held me down
connected to my wrist
you got that right I’m pissed and that’s why nothing ever gets better

Community, come unity, come you need to come
Community, come unity, come you need to come

Fear to blame, blame to anger, anger to hatred, hatred to suffering
Fear to blame, blame to anger, anger to hatred, hatred to suffering

(there’s nothing to blame) But I’m still pissed off!!!
(there’s nothing to blame) But I’m still pissed off!!!
(there’s nothing to blame) But I’m still pissed off!!!

You have the right to remained pissed off
Everything you believe can and will hold you down
You have a right to food and shelter having been denied by concepts of land ownership
You don’t believe in the greed of Capitalism but you are Domesticated
and you depend on Supermarkets
Evertime you spend a dollar you contribute to opression
and your own Bondage
Our intoleance isolates us
and our fear keeps us from change…

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8. Adrift

I’m climbing out of this hell hole

I’m going to cut my apartment adrift

I know it can be done I read how no one did it

He packed up all his shit by two

Got two cans of beer two rolling papers

Maybe I should stop by the zoo

And I’m leaving you can’t stop me

Goodbye I’m sailing away

Every cold morning dad went off to work

With his straight jacket and tie

His case was brief his logic was simple

And he’s never seemed bothered with why he did it

I never could remember the morals to the stories

And I never did learn how to sing

You said there’s no such thing as god

Said there’s no such thing as santa

But you never did say who there was such a thing

And I’m leaving you can’t stop me

Goodbye I’m sailing away

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9. Have to Laugh

I have to laugh i have to laugh
I have to laugh I have to laugh
It never will be as bad as you think
You have to laugh you have to laugh
Well I might live to be 105 or i might die tomorrow
But life ain’t easy like a sunday morning
So i beg stole and i borrowed
So if you’ve got maybe a second or two
And you don’t have the will too work hard
Take a drink take a smoke take whatever to make you cope
And get a play well with others on your report card
I have to laugh I have to laugh
I have to laugh I have to laugh
You have to laugh you have to laugh
Never will be as bad as you think
YOu have to laugh you have to laugh
Don’t you know your paranio is only coming up to destroy you
If you wanna stay out the clinic be euphoric schizophrenic
Well I might live to be a wise old man
Or I might die a jackass
but if buddha was right about coming back again
You better believe my ass will be back fast
Cause after death they never had any fun
They only sit around and pray hard
Take a drink take a smoke take whatever to make you cope
To get a play well with others on your report card
I have to laugh I have to laugh

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10. Nothing

I met a man who lived in a box he talked in circles on square city blocks
I knew he had NOTHING but he swore he had a lot, not a pillow for his head not even pissing in a pot
He was on a mission to be preaching to the flocks, he was living it to give it knots in the dredlocks
I saw this man stand on a soap box, a glass house walking by and he be throwing rocks
he said,

“People gather round cuz it’s never to late to diagnos the symptoms of this bitterness and hate, you’ve
eaten from the apple so you’ve fallen from the pure, SOMETHING’s the disease and I just found the cure.
NOTHING is to have an NOTHING is to hold cuz
NOTHING’s where you’re going when you get too old,
and nothing is to nothing is to nothing is to nothing is to nothing is to NOTHING give it up,GIVE IT UP!!!

It’s all about NOTHING (It’s all about NOTHING)
It’s all about NOTHING (It’s all about NOTHING)
And NOTHING is so beautiful (It’s all about NOTHING)
And NOTHING can bring you pain

It’s all about NOTHING (It’s all about NOTHING)
It’s all about NOTHING (It’s all about NOTHING)
And NOTHING is so beautiful (It’s all about NOTHING)
And you’ve got NOTHING to gain…

(“the key to being a monk is the Monk Key”)

So if Nothing’s all I got than Nothing can hold me down
Yeah, Nothing is the silence that you hear between the sound
And if Nothing isn’t sacred than Nothing is a threat
If you live your life for Nothing you have Nothing to regret,

NOTHING is to have an NOTHING is to hold cuz
NOTHING’s where you’re going when you get too old,
and nothing is to nothing is to nothing is to nothing is to nothing is to NOTHING give it up,GIVE IT UP!!!

It’s all about NOTHING (It’s all about NOTHING)
It’s all about NOTHING (It’s all about NOTHING)
And NOTHING is so beautiful (It’s all about NOTHING)
And NOTHING can bring you pain

It’s all about NOTHING (It’s all about NOTHING)
It’s all about NOTHING (It’s all about NOTHING)
And NOTHING is so beautiful (It’s all about NOTHING)
And you’ve got NOTHING to gain…

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11. Out Loud

Sometimes my thoughts go astray and i lose my place

I drift inside outer space and drinkup the milky way

You can see a trace of it in my face as i kickback

and relax in a galaxy far far away

but my doctor said “mark, you know you’re f*%$ing crazy

I mean you’re awfully lazy and your purpose on this planets all hazy

If you just kept that receipt you can take brain you bought back

get that train of thought back by eating some over prescribed prozac”

Doctor, I confess I live in sanity and I’ll be there if you need me

So you should know before greedy HMO tries to bleed me

That your Freudian slip is showing and I know you’ve blown your own treaty

Just give all pills and keep that riot quiet

Keep them safe and warm inside the norm

F%#$k that. I’ll allow the crowd to think that I’m to proud

Excuse me I was just thinking out loud

I think therefore I am a philosopher said one time

Drawing a line between body and mind

But before he asked the damn question everybody was fine

What a crime how fast the dumb ass masses go blind just to pass the time

I think loud therefore I am loud to get the thought out

But back in class my sorry ass got bought out

conformed to the norm of silence within my shell

Educating it’s more like salivating to a Pavlovian bell!

color within the lines mark or you’re not going to pass the course

And what the hell’s that supposed to be

that doesn’t even look like a horse that’s it you get a D minus

Another example of the school boards finest

With so many people around it makes it hard to get it out

It sound like when you found it that you drowned it in your doubt

F%$#k it, I allow the crowd to think that I’m to proud

Cause I’m thinking out loud

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12. Plead Insanity

The emperor is naked but he swears he wears the clothes

And he’s making the big decisions catching the tiger by his toes

Check out the chicken  little dreaming screaming skies are falling down

Where the sound of sanity stops nobody knows

And collectively our minds are getting lost

And i know that being crazy gets you off

So your honor i’m just part of humanity

So then i guess i get to plead insanity

Jah come from the sky and look me in the eye

He say don’t be afraid it’s time to testify

Making me all right so i don’t get left behind

I just make thank the all mighty for giving peace of mind

I’m gonna plead insanity

Sometimes i get so frantic sometimes i’m schizophrenic

how do you sing along with a song that’s so manic

Well on judgement day i was late for my date at the pearly gates

Cause i just couldn’t find transportation

Cramming for the final i took a look at the good book

But i’m afraid i got lost in translation

I said, “god you gotta be kidding me didn’t you see

all of us down here drowning in our vanity?”

The heroes have all been shot and the monkeys are taking over

So i guess we get to plead insanity

Are you programmed to speak?

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13. Spiritual Lies

I woke in this dream and i was stage

And the crowd was moving to this hypnotic trance

And they stared at me and i felt fear

And she appeared and she said it’s ok the time has come tell them

It came to me from out of commotion and into the notion of motion

PUt down the emotion bags and weight from the past makes your face sag

So relax as the beats stacks

And let go of the stress from your backsides

It’s time to revitalize your eyes to revitalize your eyes

From spiritual lies from spiritual lies

Don’t you know can’t you see i’m alive

It’s time to revive cause i’m alive

Are you alive

Come out of commotion and into the notion of motion

PUt down the emotion bags and weight from the past makes your face sag

So relax as the beats stacks

And let go of the stress from your backsides

It’s time to revitalize your eyes to revitalize your eyes

From spiritual lies from spiritual lies

I’ve alive

It’s time to revive cause i’m alive

Are you alive

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14. Run

I gotta run I gotta run again

I gotta run I gotta run again

I just gotta get out of rehab i just got to get

Need to hide again need a friend again

They’re gonna come after you and make it all end again

You been had again by the vatican

Uncle sam is gonna come take your dad again

Like a cast away you better go away

Like gilligan and maryann your just a stow away

You think your out to sea but you’re about to see

The Sirens pull you off your path like in the Oddyssey

I gotta run I gotta run again

I hear that noise again i hear that voice again

I better get leaving soon it’s true  i have no choice again

It’s the time agin, to find your mind again

hurry up they’ll give you life without a crime again

My independence day they tried to take away

Lock me up just like an animal to waste away

You’re getting paranoid but damn I am annoyed

The voice just chased me in my head and that i can’t avoid

I gotta run I gotta run again

Born again again, Thank god I’m free again

no asylum in asylum gotta flee again

My gods I’m trapped again, not going back again

what’s that I hear is that salvation on the track again?

I see the light again it’s getting bright again

Is jesus christ coming to take away my sin again…

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15. The End

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16. Flowers

Well i already got to much sh&t i should just be counting my blessing

I’m messing with matches burnt another lesson got learned

So if you tired and your pages just keep turning

You should be paying attention to what this message is concerning

Discerning the difference between the unforseen obscene and a yearning thats clean

So be careful what you need because the greed will rob you of your power and don’t pick the flowers

I beg you please don’t pick the flowers

You know it’s only just a matter of time

I’m begging you please don’t pick the flowers

She’s only gonna wilt and die oh my

Back up off me and smell the coffee

Cause your the type of style yo babe you lost me

All i try to do is live my life and live it well

A capricorn with the smooth clientele

And all i try to do is just love ya baby

But your type of style just drives me crazy

The man of the hour the man with the power

And if you don’t mind don’t pick my flower

I’m asking you please don’t pick the flowers

Hey why you always running around domesticating my chickens anyway

I see you lock your church at night

That fear that your burned may take flight

Oh the safety that the cage must bring

Your better off just clipping its wings

yeah that’ll do your possessions possess you

I’m asking you please don’t pick the flowers

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17. Can’t get a Job

I am the modern model of the modern model citizen

But every now and then i have to question what i’m living in

Another day another dollar take it for example

business minded kindness blinded by a need to trample

Now i find myself as unemployment as my lifestyle

Running out of money and i’m livin like a slob

Can’t get the honeys cause i’m running out of Lifestyles

Don’t think it’s funny cause i can’t get a job

Well i can’t get job cause i can’t afford to work

Got no money for the bus gus

Let’s discuss if we must the cycle that won’t allow me nothing cousin

Hey i got no loot so i can’t get nice clothes

Got no new clothes so i can’t get no interview

Got no interview so i can’t sell myself

Got no job so i don’t got no wealth

Got no wealth which means no car no house no bar with

No bottles to put on a shelf

Got no money so i can’t get a haircut

Can’t get a haircut so i can’t look nice

Got no cheese so i can’t catch the mice

That don’t even live at my home address

I don’t no dough so i can’t get no bread to bless

I can’t get a job I can’t get a job

I can’t get a job i can’t get a job cause i can’t afford to work

I got no credit cause it takes it to get it

That’s making me dread it so i did

Don’t want a job to define me not till i find me

My dreads will remind me that i’m just a kid

As they did the other day when i went to see the man

Late to the meeting and he didn’t understand

Never on time cause the watch doesn’t ring wear me

Never had time cause it’s just a theory etherial

like the goddess of material wealth

She can keep it for herself

In a daze through the maze so that you can get a raise

While the suits say who goes who stays

Back to the start lose a turn

Give thanks and praise there are better ways to learn

Thinkin that you earn should be concerned

Put your soul on hold then it needs to be returned

I can’t get a job I can’t get a job

I can’t get a job i can’t get a job cause i can’t afford to work

I said i can’t get a job cuz i can’t get a reference

I can’t get a reference cuz i don’t have a phone

I can’t get a phone cuz i got no place to put it in

I got no place to put it in cuz i’m without a home

I can’t get housing if i’ve got no history

I can’t get a loan cause i’m always alone

I can’t go to the bank with my nappy nappy dreads

I can’t undo my naps cause i can’t afford a comb

I can’t get a job cause i got no drivers license

and the People there can’t help me cause i got no id

They’re the ones trying to tell me that i got no identity

But they’re the ones working at the f%$king DMV

Aw excuse me as i babble on and on

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18. Far From Good

I try to walk away and she come running

I try to get in close and she runs away

She’ll do anything you want if you are leaving

That is anything you want until you stay

I found the combination to her little safe once

But everything inside it turned to dust

She’s says it’s only for the best to never read it

I think she thinks it’s for the best to never trust

She looks so good from afar she’s so far from good

It takes a whole lotta shit to make her cry

Try to get inside but i don’t think that you could

She looks so good from afar but she’s so far from good

Someone in her past had done some damage

Someone beat up on a little girl

I don’t know who or when or what had happened

But i see the price for being pretty in this world

It takes a whole lotta strength to hold a shield up

And every now and then i catch a peak

I guess she’s saving up for someone that’ll hurt her

I guess i sometimes wish that someone could be me

She looks so good from afar she’s so far from good

It takes a whole lotta shit to make her cry

Try to get inside but i don’t think that you could

She looks so good from afar but she’s so far from good

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19. Scream

Art is dead and it took god with him

Try to save his soul singing in a museum

But you can buy his heart on a discount rack if you look way in the back

I’m talking way in the back

Syrup so sweet sugar making me choke spoon fed so deep

stuck in my throat

Need a sledgehammer if were wanna break through

Hollywood magic like a deja voo-doo

Everybody want the same old song

A clever little tune that we can sing along with

A lot of blank stares in the golden age of pity in the

Vanilla suburbs and the chocolate cities

Promising lips with the devil in his eye

Making all the babies giggle and the young girls sigh

He said excuse me can i take your world order

Happy meal number 3 cost you freedom and a quarter

The rich are getting rich and the poor stay poor

Poverty line’s not a line no more

It’s more like a border

Try to make sense but your words keep you ramblin

Blowin all your chances like a riverboat gamblin

_Afraid to lose the moment so you do dumb things

Like try to sing a song no one else sings

The melody twists and tweaks off pitch

And everybody wishes for that off switch

I write a catchy little tune and you all sing along

Cause everybody wants the same old song

Everybody want the same old song

A clever little tune that we can sing along with

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20. The Fog

It’s the buzzing of the lights

And all the hissing and all the glow

It’s the traffic and the panic when their damming up the flow

The beauty’s in the details she cuts me when i’m tight

I’m stressin over lesson and so i quit on friday night

Damn monday’s back so soon like a short nap

Didn’t even dream it seems to fly i guess the well’s tapped

Perfection is a verb i try it every day

But i get tangled up in words as if i have something to say

Try to get it back i dip my head and quick

Some one please bring the fog is getting thick

The fog is getting thick

It’s the buzzing of the lights

And all the hissing and the glow

Go back to blank slate table raza nothing that i know

I thought that i found love one time

I thought that i found truth

defining ruthlessness as pertaining to a general lack of ruth

Damn what a mess i’m guessin stressin was my lesson

So i turn that crap right on his back and make this curse my blessing

When i love something i let it go

And sing that song i sang

But scooby not  back to me like a broken boomerang

don’t want to get it back just dip my head in quick

dear go bring the fog is getting thick

The fog is getting thick

It’s the buzzing in the lights

And all the hissing and the glare

No reflection in the mirror no inflection in my stare

What happens to a child that suspends his disbelief

it climbs inside a bottle hide from rapist and from theif

Damn what a waste of time I thought i had it in my hand

I squeezed to tight and crushed it

Washed away like castles made of sand

solipsistic bubble trouble now i’m all alone again

stay up late and wait for epiphany to bring me home again

back to dimensia, i gotta get back quick

some please send the fog is getting thick

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21. Always Right

I can feel the heat of his breath on your neck bone

Starin in the silence to the bell on the telephone

Pick the pretty flowers pay a price for you vanity

Chokin back the blame cause you seen her insanity

My god where’s the humanity

I’m just the guy who watches tide

Sometimes she come low sometimes she come high

Better you just forget her she gonna wash away your pride

To late i guess i am just content to watch the tide

She’s always right in the wrong way

Always so right in the wrong way

She’s always right in the wrong way

Always so right in the wrong way

With the sweetness of her kiss the magic of the trick to get me to believe

I guess i must be over it cause i see what’s up the other sleeve

Pack up my bags on my way out to feeling fine

Hang my head in sorrow for the next guy she’s got in line

He’s gonna be out of his mind

Kick myself i should have known the words already spoken

When i love something i let it go if it comes back it’s broken

Kick myself i should have known the words already that spoken

When i love something i let it go if it comes back it’s probably broken

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22. (Rumi)

These spiritual window-shoppers,
who idly ask
‘How much is that?’ Oh, I’m just looking
Even if you don’t know what you want
buy something
Start a huge, foolish project,
like Noah
It makes absolutely no difference
what people think of you

Rumi (We Are Three)

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