EXERCISE THE SPIRIT: SONG LISTING, CREDITS, & LYRICS

 

SONGS

1 Run to Hide

2 Lazy Bones

3 Ageless Pill (Called Playing)

4 Landmine

5 Exercise the Spirit

 

CREDITS

RS: vocals, guitar, keyboard, piano

Recording and Mix Engineer: Dan Hallas, Roslindale, MA

Mastering: Free Hallas, Long Beach, CA

Bass: Jim Haggerty

Guitar: Free Hallas

Drums: John Sands

Guitar and Moog on Run to Hide: Jamie Edwards

Bass on Exercise the Spirit: Kimon Kirk

Drums on Landmine: Jonathan Ulman

John Weston gave mixing support on Lazy Bones. 

Graphic design: Jim Haggerty

Lime with cloves photo: RS

RS Rainy sky photo, Franklin Park ruins, Boston: Julia Hoffman

All songs by Ramona Silver, copyright 2018 Tootsie Music ASCAP

 

LYRICS

1. RUN TO HIDE

I see you coming and I run to hide

Like a big wheel burning right between my eyes

It aint true, I am not you, ahhh

 

You're not listening to a thing I say

But you're gonna tell it to me anyway

If habit has its own way

What I’d give for a quiet day

 

Could you ever think to love me?

Paint a better picture of me?

But it's not true, I am not you

 

You keep tracking all the ways I fail

But I’m done running back into your cell

All my shades are up for good       

Now who runs the neighborhood?

 

Could you ever think to love me?

Paint a better picture of me?

But it's not true, I am not you

 

2. LAZY BONES

Lazy bones you piss me off

You keep me from the things I dream of

Test my head and lay the tacks

Try to poison all my limbs with all my lacks

 

Wonder what good seed is growing?

Wonder when I’ll get to knowing?

 

What I see when you walk in

A cloud of smoldering flies round your grin

What I know when I stand up

I always feel much better

 

Wonder what good breeze is blowing?

Wonder when we'll get to knowing?

 

Lazy bones, I cannot stand

The lies you feed my mind at my command

Wonder what good seed is growing?

Wonder when we'll get to KNOWING!

 

You come inside and march around

You like to think you own this town but

You forget I see you now, it's my mind

 

And every time you push me down

I peel my head up off the ground

And now I know, the lie is old, it's my mind

 

And when at last you've given up

Because I've drowned you in my cup

I feel the lift, your time is up, it's my mind

 

I'm taking back, I'm digging in

I'm taking back, I'm digging in

I'm taking back my mind

 

Wonder what good breeze is blowing?

Wonder how we'll get to knowing?

What what good seed is growing?

Wonder when we'll get to

 

3. AGELESS PILL (CALLED PLAYING)

I just want to go outside and play

And run around the world until I finally feel again

Such a hurried life, I won't obey

I'd leave behind this busy mind for a foolish day

Oh anytime to play

 

Always lots of stuff to do

All important never through and I would rather run amok with you

 

I just wanna crawl inside and play

And surf around my mind until I finally dream again

Time is marching into our dismay

Let's lay and listen to the clouds hearing what they say

(We all need time play)

 

(Cars and cash and dividends)

All this useless stuff we do

(Houses, screens, and medicines)

All important never through, and all we need

The ageless pill called playing

 

(Cars and cash and dividends)

All this useless stuff we do

(Houses, screens, and medicines)

All important

(Cars and cash and dividends)

All this useless stuff we do

(Houses, screens, and medicines)

Not important

(Cars and cash and dividends)

All this useless stuff we do

(Houses, screens, and medicines)

So important, never through

(All these things don't add up to)

The ageless pill called playing

 

4. LANDMINE

Funny feeling, to feel nothing

To know that you're real, but to feel you must steal

You remember you once wanted her

Now you just know that the want has let go

 

Oh my, it feels like living on a landmine

And all this time, you step so lightly so you can survive

It’s a slow seed

 

It comes down heavy, it comes down lately

All in a day you could be washed away

Honey, meanwhile, through your sad smile

You try to say good cause you think that you should

 

Oh my, it feels like living on a landmine

All this time, you're walking lightly so you can survive

It’s a slow seed

 

Honey don’t believe the things they’re telling you

Walk on by that crowd of monsters waving

Try to trust the seed God plants inside of you

 

Oh my, it feels like living on a landmine

All this time you walk so lightly so you can survive

And alright, your hands are shaking and your heart’s on fire

By sunrise, we’ll still be watching for your open eyes

Cause it’s a slow seed

 

5. EXERCISE THE SPIRIT

Leaving in the morning

Dress before the sun brings taxi man to Japan

Hinges on the drawer creak, try to fake a deep sleep

Don't wanna know, or watch you go

Coffee milk steamin, time to break the dreaming

Hearts not done, not yet one (won?)

I feel you lean to kiss me

I attach a secret string longer than any plane can fly

 

I don't know how, I can't say where

Someone please tell me cause I'm in mid-air

I feel much better doubting disbelief than with game face on

(When the doubting's done)

 

I want you for my wallet

Pull you out at any moment to verify you're still alive

We're leaning on the spirit, why don't we exercise it?

And why can't I feel heaven now?

 

I don't know how, I can't say where

Someone please tell me cause I'm in mid-air

I'd feel better doubting disbelief than with game face on

I don't know how, I can't say where

Somewhere please tell me cause I'm in mid-air

I should feel better doubting disbelief than with game face on

 

Don't stay long I will be fine

If in between we exercise

You don't stay long I will be fine

If in between we exercise