Feng Shui Croquet

by Daniel Waterhouse

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released June 9, 2016

All songs written, performed, and produced by Daniel Waterhouse with important contributions from the following:

Josh West: Drums (Sally, My Friends)
Jeff Cooper: Drums (Oversoul, Evercare, Ruxandra Galatz)
Shawn Patrick Rice: Guitar (Oversoul)
Victor Veve: Keys (Sally)
Chelsea Rancourt: Vocals (Oversoul)
Mohamadou Ndione: Vocals (Oversoul)
Marlena Tucker-Fishman: Vocals (Oversoul)

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Glenn Andersen Tracking Engineer
Jeff Cooper: Mixing Engineer
Shawn Patrick Rice Album Artwork

Record mastered at Gateway Mastering by Adam Ayan
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"Evercare" co-written by Peter Pappas

"Oversoul" lyrics influenced by a Ralph Waldo Emerson essay

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Track Name: Melt Away
My monkey mind, spins out of control
Coercion immersion taken its toll
Don’t live what I dream
Don’t think what I say
Can’t help but feel my essence betrayed

I melt away
I melt away

Resigned to the sentence, doing the time
Condemned to lethargy, acquiescent mime
Inertia, Inertia our ball and chain
Misplaced the umbrella, we soak in the rain

And melt away
And melt away

Hold your space
Hold the line
Make your stand while there’s still time

Or melt away
Or melt away
Track Name: Oversoul
Verse #1

This life of habitual vice (and) unrewarded sacrifice
A long dark tunnel (with) little light to guide the way
But yet we hope, for meaning we grope, delude ourselves so we can cope
Until that moment that changes everything

GROUP VOCAL

LIGHT - LOVE - GRACE - ONE
MIGHT - RIGHT - TRUTH - !!!!

Chorus

Can’t crush it and it’s out of your control
Can’t shackle it when you’re out on patrol
Won’t conform to dogma that you extol
Almighty Oneness of The Over-Soul

We battle on ….

Verse #2

In mindful silence, resides the path to rightful action
Objective observation guides the way
Profound insight descending from the highest heights
Where Universal wisdom is conveyed

GROUP VOCAL

LIGHT - LOVE - GRACE - ONE
MIGHT - RIGHT - TRUTH - !!!!

Chorus

Can’t crush it and it’s out of your control
Can’t shackle it when you’re out on patrol
Won’t conform to dogma that you extol
Almighty Oneness of The Over-Soul

We battle on ….

Partially derived from an Essay by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Track Name: Sally
Standin’ in these shoes that walked so many miles
Worn down to the soul ….
Thoughts, like the breeze, blow through my mind
Hopes and dreams that I’ve left behind
Look back over my shoulder, turn and walk some more

Centered in my ecstasy, deep within this calm I have found love …
In this hour of certainty, converted to a devotee of love …
...somehow I know

Sally, this time it won’t fade away
Sally, I’m comin’ home to stay

Now all this pain abound won’t break me down
Just more weight in my pack as I roll through town
Faithfully estranged, not so easy to engage
Though my mind’s at work and my intent is good
Often I am misunderstood
I’ve made jails from words that failed, a prisoner of me.

Centered in my ecstasy, deep within this calm I have found love …
In this hour of certainty, converted to a devotee of love …
...somehow I know

Sally, this time it won’t fade away
Sally, I’m comin’ home to stay
Track Name: Evercare
Outbound, I drift slowly away
Review theatre I’d wanted to say
Curtain closed now, unspoken lines
Hollowly silent, please understand why

I went and left you there
To a life of Evercare

Sentiment, review your song in my mind
Snapshot, yearn for, know that I find
Blood on the pathway, I bleed as I go
Unhedged exposure, I want you to know

I went and left you there
To a life of Evercare

Far away, you stay with me
Enlightened child, you’ll always be
Embedded deeply in my heart ...in my soul

Frozen, myopic perspective can’t see
What you hold closely sometimes you must set free
Parting sweet sorrow, for your welfare I pray
Butterfly go now, come back someday

I went and left you ...
I went and left you ...
I went and left you there
Track Name: My Friends (That I'll Never Know)
Oh Thoreau, Mister Emerson, transcendental natural medicine
Stephenson and Foster-Wallace, intellects of the first degree
Casteneda’s Don Juan, Ruiz’s Four Agreements
Zinn’s pursuit of justice with a vigilant vehemence
Yogananda, the Dalai Llama, Venkatesananda portray Nirvana

My friends that I’ll never know, through their written songs and stories told
Though not present here, they’re never far away
Sitting right there on my shelf is this remedy for my mental health
“Thank you to the friends I’ll never know.
Heartfelt gratitude deep in my soul”

Roger’s striking portraits of himself, Ray Davies not like everybody else
Bradley and Cobain they burned so bright, Rage and The Clash brought the dynamite
Peter Tosh and Bob Marley. KRS, Chuck D, Winston Rodney
Thom’s ballads of fear and dread, galactic symphonies buzzing through his Radiohead

My friends that I’ll never know, through their written songs and their stories told
Though not present here, they’re never far away
Sitting right there on my shelf is the remedy for my mental health
"Thank you to the friends I’ll ever know”
because sometimes ...

In existential times of crisis that one feels as an incarnate being
I scrape along the rocky bottom like a punctured submarine
but words of truth and words of wisdom help to restore my buoyancy
Emerge from the ocean of my despair as I see ….my mind can break free.

My friends that I’ll never know, through their written songs and stories told
Though not present here, they’re never far away
Sitting right there on my shelf is the remedy for my mental health
“Thank you to the friends I’ll ever know
This heartfelt gratitude deep in my soul”
Track Name: Ruxandra Galatz
Craft a tale of heroes juxtaposed
A denouement with negatives exposed
Reversal of the shades that the print disclosed
Borrowed time on which the world foreclosed

Hung-over from fermented love decay
Frozen dreams from a shattered yesterday
Echoings of promises untrue
You know that I would die ….but I can’t live for you

Call the bluffing raise and let the cards be shown
Cast away your opinions, that I now disown
Close the book the story has gone astray.
Bury it where it won’t see the light of day

Hung-over from fermented love decay
Frozen dreams from a shattered yesterday
Echoings of promises untrue
You know that I would die ….but I can’t live for you

Did you see what you just did
Can you hear the rain falling now?
Are you here or are you far away?
This frozen, shattered dream delusion
Has now come to its conclusion
Trust me please you’ll understand someday