Edie Brickell | What I Am | The New Bohemians | Paul Simon | Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars | 1988

Edie Brickell

“What I Am” is a song written by Edie Brickell and Kenny Withrow. Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars released in 1988. The song is highlighted by a guitar solo that imitates the approach of Jerry Garcia and included the the use of an envelope filter. In my opinion, she is making light of religion and philosophy in this song. She thinks they demonstrate a pretense of depth, but in reality, they offer nothing of value to her. She expresses her contempt for them by trivializing them with metaphors of silly nonsense. Philosophy is insignificant as cereal box text, and religion is as meaningless as a smile on a dog. She would rather be choked then wade into so called deep waters of philosophy and religion in the world.

Edie Brickell
What I Am
Lyrics:

I’m not aware of too many things
I know what I know if you know what I mean
Philosophy is the talk on a cereal box
Religion is the smile on a dog

I’m not aware of too many things
I know what I know if you know what I mean
Choke me in the shallow water
Before I get too deep
What I am is what I am
Are you what you are – or what?

I’m not aware of too many things
I know what I know if you know what I mean
Philosophy is a walk on the slippery rocks
Religion is a light in the fog

I’m not aware of too many things
I know what I know if you know what I mean
Choke me in the shallow water
Before I get too deep
What I am is what I am
Are you what you are – or what?
Don’t let me get too deep

Songwriters: Brandon Aly / Edie Arlisa Brickell / John Bradley Houser / John Walter Bush / Kenneth Neil Withrow

Edie Brickell and The New Bohemians opened up a gateway for alternative music in general at the time of this release! Not just for the genre, but to lead the way for more female vocalists in the alterative genre!

Judah and the Lion | Take It All Back | Folk Hop N’ Roll | Mandolin | Folk Rock

Judah and the Lion is an American Folk Rock band and this is a montage video for their hit “Take it all Back”!

Judah and The Lion
Take It All Back
Lyrics:

You know I’d take it all back, take it all back, take it all back
I’d take it all back just to have you
You know I’d take it all back, take it all back, take it all back
I’d take it all back just to have you

I’m waking up
Hey, my life is real great, feel I’m well on my way to my dreams coming true
And I’m getting to do with you
And it feels so nice when the people sing along
They’re singing along with the banjo
But I’d take it all back, take it all back, take it all back

I’d take it all back just to have you
You know I’d take it all back, take it all back, take it all back
I’d take it all back just to have you

I’m waking up
And one day we might have a big house with nice cars and fancy clothes
And a wife with a big ol’ diamond ring
‘Cause the people they dancing along, they dancing along to the mando’
And some sort of hip-hop beat
But I’d take it all back, take it all back, take it all back
I’d take it all back just to have you
And I’d take it all back, take it all back, take it all back
I’d take it all back just to have you

I’m waking up
I’m waking up
I’m waking up
I’m waking up
I’m waking up
I’m waking up
I’m waking up
I’m waking up

But I’d take it all back, take it all back, take it all back
I’d take it all back just to have you
And I’d take it all back, take it all back, take it all back
I’d take it all back just to have you
I’m waking up
I’m waking up

Hey, my life is real great, feel I’m well on my way to my dreams coming true true true
And I’m getting to do with you

Songwriters: Judah Akers / Brian Macdonald / Nate Zuercher / Spencer Cross

Santana | Put Your Lights On | ft. Everlast | Collaboration

Santana ft. Everlast’s video for their song “Put Your Light’s on”!

Santana ft. Everlast
Put Your Lights On
Lyrics:

Hey now
All you sinners
Put your lights on
Put your lights on
Hey now
All you lovers
Put your lights on
Put your lights on

Hey now
All you killers
Put your lights on
Put your lights on
Hey now
All you children
Leave your lights on
You better leave your lights on

‘Cause there’s a monster
Living under my bed
Whispering in my ear
There’s an angel
With a hand on my head
She say I’ve got nothing to fear

There’s a darkness
Livin’ deep in my soul
I still got a purpose to serve
So let your light shine
Deep into my hole
God, don’t let me lose my nerve
Don’t let me lose my nerve

Hey now, hey now, hey now, hey now
Whoa-oh hey now
Hey now, hey now, hey now, hey now
Hey now
All you sinners
Put your lights on
Put your lights on
Hey now
All you children
Leave your lights on
You better leave your lights on

‘Cause there’s a monster
Living under my bed
Whispering in my ear
And there’s an angel
With a hand on my head
She say I’ve got nothing to fear
She say

La ilaha illallah
We all shine like stars
La ilaha illallah
We all shine like stars
And then we fade away

Songwriters: Erik Schrody

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