Something Goin' On

by Dave Howland

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© 2018 Dave Howland. All songs written by Dave Howland. Album produced by Chris Magruder & Dave Howland. Recorded at Thundering Sky Studios, South Berwick, Maine. Freestyle rap lyrics on “Bring Us Your Tired” written and performed by Colette Haines. Cover art painted by Christy Hegarty. Musician photos by Elise Sullivan, Dave Howland & Lucas Schroeder. Picture of Dave on back cover by Elise Sullivan. Visit us at davehowlandmusic.com. Thanks for listening!

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released August 31, 2018

ACOUSTIC GUITAR & LEAD VOCALS: Dave Howland
DRUMS: Dave Mattacks
BASS: Kent Allyn
LEAD GUITARS: Jason Crigler, Dave Gerard & Dan Walker
BACKING VOCALS: Karen Larson, Yamica & Pete Peterson, Colette Haines, Evy Ashburner & Cam Howland
KEYS: Dave Mattacks and Kent Allyn
SAXOPHONE: Charlie Jennison, Mark LaForce & Dave Howland

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Dave Howland Highland Park, New Jersey

Dave Howland has been telling stories and creating melodies most of his life – using a reporter’s notebook and a saxophone. Equipped now with an acoustic guitar, he's recording his first collection of original songs with a talented extended family of New England musicians. ... more

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Track Name: Divided
The big idea
The grand solution
All makes sense
Way up here
All so simple
All so clear
Feeling nothing
Nothing near

History has a bad habit
Of getting stuck on repeat
Try and try to escape
Try to land on your feet
So high, so far, to fall

Back on Earth
The ache returns
The lying game
Still the same
Too many choices
Too many voices
Simplify, simplify

History has a bad habit
Of getting stuck on repeat
Try and try to escape
Try to land on your feet
So high, so far, to fall

Trust is thin
And truth is illusion
Get it together
Find a way out
Grab hold of my hand
Grab hold of my hand
Grab hold of my hand

History has a bad habit
Of getting stuck on repeat
Try and try to escape
Try to land on your feet
So high, so far, to fall
Track Name: I Don't Mind
You can rest up on my shoulder
Tell me all you cares
You can roll me in the clover
Take me anywhere

When it's time to take that ride into the Great Beyond
You can tell me that I told you so
Should've used that magic wand
Dorothy and Cinderella
Got nothin' on you
You cutting heat and crazy ways
They kill me through and through

But I don't mind
No, I don't mind
I don't mind
If I do -- love you

You an perch upon a boulder
Tell me all your lies
You can show me that it's over
Cut me down to size

When it's time to take that ride into the Great Beyond
You can tell me that I told you so
Should've used that magic wand
Dorothy and Cinderella
Got nothin' on you
You cutting heat and crazy ways
They kill me through and through

But I don't mind
No, I don't mind
I don't mind
If I do -- love you
Track Name: Something Goin' On
You can hear it when she talks
You can see it when she walks
You can feel it in the air
You can feel it in her stare

There's something goin' on
There's something goin' on
Something going on
There's something goin' on
And if I only knew
I would make it up to you

Is it something that I did?
Is it something that I hid?
Did something come to light?
'Cause something's not quite right

There's something goin' on
There's something goin' on
Something going on
There's something goin' on
And if I only knew
I would make it up to you
Track Name: Afterglow
A smiling face
Reckless pace
Manic one
Too much fun
Ended bad
Crazy sad
All of us to blame

Afterglow
Of long ago
Afterglow
That memories hold
Afterglow
Don't leave me yet
Stay, with me
Awhile

Way out west
She's the best
Mountain higher
Conjure fire
Seven years
Happy tears
None of to blame

Afterglow
Of long ago
Afterglow
That memories hold
Afterglow
Don't leave me yet
Stay, with me
Awhile
Track Name: Bring Us Your Tired
A knock at the door
What is it for?
Who could it be now?
Lived here so long
Done nothing wrong
Step over here, please
Down on your knees
Sorry they say
It’s better this way

They’ll try to hunt you to the ground
Trash your name kick you around
You see it’s all been done before
We shouldn’t stand for it no more
Tell the with every breath that you take
I won’t back down
I won’t back down, no
I won’t back down

Immigration, hatred nations collide
And the victims are swept aside
Deportation, not liberation
Yanked from their homes
Definitely not a joy ride
How can we be the land of the free
If we are not embracing that we’re a melting pot?
Accept our diversity
It occurs to me
Hear Malala and Ghandi:

We were scared but our fear was not as strong as our courage
We should take our country’s love and that we should nourish
And if you’re asking me
Yo, we should be change that we wanna see

Bring us your tired
Bring us your poor
And tell Santa Claus
We don’t do that no more
Today’s a new story
We’re losing our glory
Cause who can you trust
If the enemy’s us?

They’ll try to hunt you to the ground
Trash your name kick you around
Fight back
You see it’s all been done before
For ages
We shouldn’t stand for it no more
We’re fed up
Tell the with every breath that you take
Tell em!
I won’t back down
I won’t back down, no no
I won’t back down
I won’t back down

Stand up for the voiceless, the choice-less
Who haven’t rejoiced since they were employed
From San Fran to Illinois
Blocking out the education
School girls and school boys
And the doorbell dings
But it’s not freedom’s ring
It’s the law coming to revoke
Your everything

This isn’t popular
Shying away from foreigners
Turning in history for centuries
And is it settled now?
Even more crucial that I won’t back down
Hold your ground
Yeah, I won’t back down
And I won’t back down

Let me spell it out like this:
You’re a dreamer?
Let’s dream together
You’re a dreamer?
Let’s dream forever
Been here forever?
We’re all together

The home of the brave
That’s you and me
United, undivided
That’s what it should be
We’re all Americans
And we won’t back down
Track Name: Move Along
Running out of things to say
Running out of ways to pay
Running out of sunny days
Lord, I gotta change my ways

Landlord yelling, "You get out or pay the rent"
Bankman says, "Your plastic money has been spent"
Lawman says, "This is no place to pitch a tent"

So I, hit the road and ditched the map
Time is up, ain't no looking back
And with my hands upon the wheel
This is not a drill
This trip is real

Gotta find me a new scene
Things back there was getting mean
Over here looks pretty fine
Let's hop it's better this next time

Landlord yelling, "You get out or pay the rent"
Bankman says, "Your plastic money has been spent"
Lawman says, "This is no place to pitch a tent"

So I, hit the road and ditched the map
Time is up, ain't no looking back
And with my hands upon the wheel
This is not a drill
This trip is real

Ain't no use crying when you're stuck
Show some hustle
Change your luck
Gotta job it's looking up
And a tool box for my truck

Landlord yelling, "You get out or pay the rent"
Bankman says, "Your plastic money has been spent"
Lawman says, "This is no place to pitch a tent"

So I, hit the road and ditched the map
Time is up, ain't no looking back
And with my hands upon the wheel
This is not a drill
This trip is real
This trip is real
This trip is real
Track Name: Passions
Have many friends who've come and gone
And those who've been there all along
On the ride
There's a few out there I used to know
In younger days
When passions flowed
What's come of them I still don't know
Decades on, have we all grown?

I dare not look them up and say, "Hey, how have you been?"
Easy enough, but I am stuck in way back when
I never wrote
I never called
I never said just what I know
I loved you so

Brothers, sisterscome and gone
And those who've been there all along
On the ride
There's family I used to know
For many years we argued so
What's come of them I still don't know
Decades on, have we all grown?

I dare not look them up and say, "Hey, how have you been?"
Easy enough, but I am stuck in way back when
I never wrote
I never called
I never said just what I know
I loved you so
Track Name: Berlin
It was a heady time
The winter of '89
The city was restless
Both sides of its ocean

And the hammers and hammers and hammers and hammers they chipped away
At the memories and memories and colors and poems that scarred their days
Frozen for decades and decades and decades and built to stay
Powers and powers and towers and killing kept them away

Met up with a merry tribe
And rambled around both sides
Through a gash in the wall
A soldier told us all

And the hammers and hammers and hammers and hammers they chipped away
At the memories and memories and colors and poems that scarred their days
Frozen for decades and decades and decades and built to stay
Powers and powers and towers and killing kept them away

Berlin, Berlin
What have you done now?
Could it be somehow
After all these years
After all these years

Right next to the gate
Is where she met her fate
With joy they all danced through
The celebration grew

And the hammers and hammers and hammers and hammers they chipped away
At the memories and memories and colors and poems that scarred their days
Frozen for decades and decades and decades and built to stay
Powers and powers and towers and killing kept them away

Berlin, Berlin
What have you done now?
After all these years
Track Name: Postcards & Songs
I knew them well
Those islands of granite at sea
The photo asked
Can you still recognize me?

Postcards and songs
Postcards and songs
Postcards and songs
You pulled the rug right out on me

The curly girl
Sung me a song on a tape
Green-eyed girl
Gave me a piece of her cake

Postcards and songs
Postcards and songs
Postcards and songs
You pulled the rug right out on me

With you I find
It's more than a matter of luck
Life's been kind
As long as we made it all up

Postcards and songs
Postcards and songs
Postcards and songs
You pulled the rug right out on me
Right out on me
Track Name: Need Kindness Over Here
No more picking on her
No more picking on her
Bite back your angry words
Bite back your angry words

What's the reason
For this season
Of destructive fear?
Had enough
Let's shake it up
Need kindness over here
Kindness over here

No more picking on him
No more picking on hm
What you got to win?
What you got to win?

What's the reason
For this season
Of destructive fear?
Had enough
Let's shake it up
Need kindness over here
Kindness over here

No more picking on them
No more picking on them
This has got to end
This has got to end

What's the reason
For this season
Of destructive fear?
Had enough
Let's shake it up
Need kindness over here
Kindness over here

What's the reason
For this season
Of destructive fear?
Had enough
Let's shake it up
Need kindness over here
Kindness over here
Kindness over here

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