Rise and Shine

by Ed Hale and The Transcendence

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The debut album for Ed Hale and The Transcendence is a exciting combination of classic pop rock with elements of world music.

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released January 16, 2002

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Ed Hale New York

Singer, songwriter, rockstar, recording artist, author, activist, populist blogger, and occasionally controversial YouTube star Ed Hale is a hard man to keep up with. Affectionately called "The Ambassador" by friends and fans the world over, he is best known now as the lead singer and guitarist of the rock group ED HALE AND THE TRANSCENDENCE; or for his latest hit single "Scene In San Francisco." ... more

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Track Name: Better Luck Next Time
I could have gone on
I could have been someone
I could have been real
I could have gone someplace
Other than here
I could have been special
I could have had heart
I could have been someone
I could have been famous
Instead of a dreamer
I could have been honest
Instead of a schemer
I could have been a player
But I swung and struck out
I could have believed
But I had too many doubts
Oh well, oh well
Oh well, oh well

Better luck next time
I’ll fight in my defense
I’ll try to have some honor
Without all my pretense
Ooooooooo

I could have been free
Instead of in prison
I could have been happy
Without any reason
I could have saved face
I could have been a contender
I could have been me
And not a pretender
Oh well, oh well
Oh well, oh well

Better luck next time
Maybe I wont let you down
I know I was a loser
I know I am a clown

I could have been a hero
Instead I was wasted
I could have been honored
Instead of disgraced and
So overpowered
And so filled with hate
I could have been someone
But I’m afraid it’s too late
Oh well, oh well
Oh well, oh well

Better luck time
I’ve paid for my mistakes
If I could just get one more chance God
Can you slip/swing one more break

Better luck next time
My heart wont be so cold
I’ll try to live with courage
I’ll try to be more bold

Better luck next time
Maybe I won’t let you down
I know I was a loser
I know I am a clown
Track Name: Do You Know Who You Are?
Take a listen take a look inside
Hunt your soul down and release your mind
oh-oh-oh where are you
No one can ever hurt you
oh oh oh don’t you know
You’re the one
On an island far away from here
You can see yourself most anywhere
ohohoh endless you
The wonder of it all
Your life
Can be fun and free
So lets go now

Do you know who you are
Maybe you’re an Angel
Do you know who you are
Where would you like to be
Do you know who you are
Maybe were in heaven
Who do you want to be

Where were going is a mystery
Maybe soon we’ll live in outer space
ohohoh its up to you
How do you want to play it out
ohohoh what would you do
If you were king
You can take yourself most any place
We underestimate the human race
Ohohoh where are you
Where do you think you’d like to be
Our lives can be free and easy
Any day now

Do you know who you are
Maybe you’re an Angel
Do you know who you are
Where would you like to be
Do you know who you are
Maybe were in heaven
Who do you want to be

Nanananana
I got my mind up in the clouds as I fly away
I dream a dream that we are all we can be
But in our minds we’re so hypnotized
Not to believe

Do you know who you are
Maybe you’re an Angel
Do you know who you are
Where would you like to be
Do you know who you are
Maybe were in heaven
Who do you want to be
Maybe you’ll be president
Or a serial killer
Maybe you’re an alien
Or the next Matt Dillon
Pure perfection baby
Who do you want to be?
Track Name: Paris
Flipping through a box
Of her yesterdays
I found a photograph
That you took
On your rooftop in Paris
You were happy then
And you wanted her so bad
But man that couldn’t happen
No no no no no no no that couldn’t happen
Cause there’s something she couldn’t say

There’s something that she couldn’t tell you
Only a feeling
Perhaps just for the moment
Only a glimmer
Way down deep inside her
It was something bout the way she smiled

Didn’t you know
I bet you could tell
Didn’t you know
I bet you could tell
She was mine
She was mine
All the while

I’m glad you took care of her’
I’ll owe you forever
And you’ll always owe me too boy
For letting you near
Although your heart is broken
Be rest assured
And confidence filled
That somewhere in the distance
Someone is holding
A love of your own
Go find her, go find her
Cause brother when she was with you
She was dreaming bout me

Didn’t you know
I bet you could tell
Didn’t you know
I bet you could tell
She was mine
She was mine
All the while

I’m chilling like bobby Dylan
Dreaming bout making love to you
I’m hoping that your moping about
Doing without me
Cause I am too

Girl you drive me crazy
Your delicate fingers
I love to watch
As you feel you
Baby I bet you knew all the while

Didn’t you know
I bet you could tell
Didn’t you know
I bet you could tell
She was mine
She was mine
All the while but
You were mine
Track Name: Love Is You
What is it that makes me feel brand new
Is it you
Ah-ah-ha
And how can I explain the way I feel
My love is real
Ah-ah-ha

Love has been gone such a long time
Love has been gone such a long time
Love has been gone such a long time now

What is it that makes me feel so young
We’ve only begun
Ah-ah-ha
And how can I explain the way I feel
This just can’t be real
Ah-ah-ha

I say now
Love is
Love is
Love is you….

I must have been a fool to let you down so long
That’s why I’m singing this song for you
And God I’ll never know
What you have in store
But I want more
From you
Track Name: Mother
Why didn’t you tell me that it never works out
Why didn’t you tell me I’d have to scream and shout
I’d be drowning in sin
That you’d all do me in
And you didn’t tell me I’d have to buy my own car
That I’d never go far
I’d be out on my own
That I’d find myself homeless
That God never talks back
I’d have to pick up my own slack

But now I know you lied, You lied

Why didn’t you tell me that the girls were all whores
That the boys would be bullies
That I’d never get a break
That its take take take
And you didn’t tell me That my head would be reeling
I’d have to spite my own feelings
That my values would stray
I’d be your father someday

I know, you know, I know…You lied!

And I don’t know what time it was
I fell to my knees to kiss the floor
But I still recall the day it was
I realized you lied…You lied!
Track Name: The Journey (A Call To Arms)
Were going on a journey
We all know what time it is
Were going on a journey
We all know the time has come
Aaaahhhhuuummmm
Take it back
As told by Nostrodomous
Take it back
Like the writings on the wall

We’re going on a journey
We’ll be making history
We’re going on a journey’
Whose side of the Matrix, will you be?

Take it back
Take back all our freedom
Take it back
To a state of liberty

This is a wake up call mother-fuckers
Were not going to take it anymore

Break: “you don’t build a bridge
That you can’t drive your muthafuckin car on.
How am I supposed to support a
Government that don’t support me?”

Do it do it do it……

I’ve heard it said that rock and role is dead
And man I think I read it some magazine
But rock and roll will never die
As long as you and I keep buying
It will always fit in somewhere in between.
We can take our music anywhere
Revolutions in the air
I hope you’ll evolutionize with me
Just as music changes rearranges
So can our minds
And then society
They can take their royalty their CIA and FBI and shove them up their a-s-s
A new generation is rising up baby and here we come
Were rising up fast
If you’re like me your sick of all this lunacy hypocrisy and all the lies that we’ve been told
I ain’t saying it is easy but to really change the world
Our actions must be bold

Give love, give love, give love…
Track Name: Letter To A Friend
What can I do
To make this any easier on you
What can I say
Everything’s changing day to day
I didn’t mean for this to happen
It was just the natural flow
And if you see me on the street
I hope you’ll stop and say hello
Hold on,
Hold on to what you got
Hold on my friend
It’s such a beautiful thing you’ve got
We did not deceive you
It is not like that

Everything changes
There is nothing we can do about that
Everything changes
It is just a basic fact
My friend

What can I do
To make this not come down so hard on you
What can I say
Tomorrow will be another day
I know you’re hurting
And you’re trying real hard
To see my point of view
But if you look deep enough
You’ll see that this has got
nothing to do with you
Don’t stop
Don’t stop believing in yourself
Don’t stop, my friend
Believe me
You are like nobody else
And it makes me sad
All the times we’ve had

Hey now now, now now, hey now now, now now
Track Name: Rise And Shine
What are we creating in our lives
Living in the illusion of black and white
Displace the source of what’s been happening
From ourselves to outside forces

Well I’ve got a feeling that something’s going right
Awake in the middle from prophetic dreams every night
I can feel the whole world changing
The planet’s rearranging
I can feel it calling us to rise…
and shine

No importa quien eres [ Doesn’t matter who you are ]
No importa donde estamos [ Doesn’t matter where we are ]
Mírate por adentro y encontrarás [ Look inside yourself and you’ll find ]
La fuerza de Dios hermanos [ The force of God brothers ]
Je suis moi [ I am me ]
Je comprends [ I am aware of everything around me ]
Je decide et je cree tout [ I decide and I create everything ]
Comme toi [ The same as you do ]
Tu vaux plus que ca [ You’re worth more than people think ]
Ou tu vas [ Wherever you go ]
Tu es ce que tu crois [ You are as you think you are ]
ne vois tu pas [ Don’t you see that? ]
Don’t cry don’t cry
Don’t cry don’t cry don’t cry no more
Jesus gonna come and save our soul
Raise your head up, sing halleluia, hold your head up, sing halleluia
Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Rama, Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare

Well I’ve got a feeling that something’s going right
Awake in the middle from prophetic dreams every night
I can feel the whole world changing
The planet’s rearranging
I can feel it calling us to rise…
and shine

I won’t bust it
Though I’m gonna break it down
You gotta trust it
When you hear my funky sounds
I’ll do it justice and no you can’t touch this
Man I’ve got to slam it | In their face | Pick up the pace
I’ve got to shout it | No doubt about it
And if I leave a trace | They’ll see I’ve got clout
I got it down | I know what its all about
I’m gonna juice it | I won’t bruise it
We gots to groove it | So we can move it
Ladies got to choose it | So they don’t lose it
So don’t give chase to haste | And waste their proper place
In the human race
Rise and shine ya’ll
Track Name: Ma Petit Naomi
Mon petit Naomi calls me on the telephone
Baby I just don’t know what
One day I’m up and then I’m down
Ma petit Naomi the prettiest girl you ever laid your eyes on
Allons y a le café avenue, the men go crazy as she struts her stuff,
Elle est un tre belle chaton

She gets so sad when we’re not on and break up
Even if she is the one to call it off

Mon petit Naomi calls me on the telephone
Baby please come over
I don’t know what the hell is wrong
Everything’s so heavy, between work and school and the politics of my soul
Maybe I’ll go out dancing
Or just stay home and take a bath, I don’t know

Ma petit Naomi
You can run but you can never escape
From these arms that hold you
In your darkest nights
And like I told you
I’ll be there when you wake up little girl
Your not a dream anymore
I wont give up the fight (for you)
So good night
Ma petit Naomi

Je suis edward de florid du sud
I’m just your average American guy
But not ma petit Naomi
I fell for her the moment I looked in her eye
Her friends say that she was born like this man
She’s like royalty
The way she walks so tall
So cute, so precious, so unpretentious
She’ll break your heart without even knowing it
As she walks out the door
But….

Ma petit Naomi
You can run but you can never escape
From these arms that hold you
In your darkest nights
And like I told you
I’ll be there when you wake up little girl
Your not a dream anymore
I wont give up the fight (for you)
So good night
Ma petit Naomi
Track Name: Tres Cool
A football game at the beach on Sunday
A pick up match with a couple of brothers
Old guitars and a bottle of boonsfarm
Like Cary grant and like Louis Armstrong
Juicing seven day fasts cappucinnos
Marlboro reds and a shot of ameretto
In my morning cup of coffee served to me by my baby
In her silk pajamas tres belle she’s so pretty
2 quarts a day I’m the soda pop king
I know I shouldn’t but its just my thing
Mountain dew Dr pepper sometimes coca cola
Old Beatles records on my mother’s victrola
Duke Ellington count Basie the bird
Cab Calloway’s the thing you ever heard of him
Like Archie Shepp, sun ra, and Robert Johnson
Like all the chicks that be checking out my Johnson
Word to the mu-u-tha

Life
We can change the world
Can be
Start your protesting
So nice
The ascensions already started
You’ll see
Lets stop the suffering
Tres cool, tres cool, tres cool….

Like Rick the animal Mazzi on the [beat] drum
Sister moon and sister sunshine singing on
Me I’m the man behind the microphone
Jorge is making love to that bass-he’s a smooth one
Mojo bags with herbs and gem stones
Mushroom tripping grateful dead smoking kryps here’s a tip never drop too much if you think your head will flip
All the pop rock stars I pay homage for my growing
Like peter Gabriel sting and David Bowie
RemTVU2PBStpfunkare and zz
Top that is
b-bop, hip hop,
supporting charities you trust and trying to stop
the powers that be from their monopoly
going corporate’s cool
if you can keep it in reality

Life
We can change the world
Can be
Start your protesting
So nice
The ascensions already started
You’ll see
Lets stop the suffering
Tres cool, tres cool, tres cool….

Laptops MTV and my cellular
Deep bass ale swimming holes my day runner–Tres cool
Hiking, biking, horseback riding
Cliff diving mountain climbing, tres cool
All that jazz and apocalypse now
Like woody Allen and going down on my baby, tres cool
Deniro, Pacino, eraser head and Oldman
Like an honest cop if you can find one, tres cool
Prince richard gere in breathless George bem umbertto Tozzi, tres cool
Lou reed Queen and Bob Marley
Scarface glassworks and IMAX movies
Oliver stone [star wars] and Ghandi
Mint chocolate chip ice cream and drinking slurpees
Coppolla, Wenders and Martin Scorcese
Jim Morrison Cypress Hill and the Beasties
Sinatra was the COB, and MJ thinks he’s the KOP.

You can marry his daughter or try to shake your pelvis, but there’s only one king my friend and that was Elvis
Track Name: So Quero Um Xodo/All You Need Is Love
Que falta eu sinto de um bem
Que falta me faz um xodo
Mas como eu nao tenho ninguen
Eu levo vida assim tao so
Eu so quero um amor
Que acabe o meu sofre
Um xodo para me
Do meu jeito assim
Que alegre o meu viver
All you need is love, love
Love is all you need

ENGLISH TRANSLATION FROM PORTUGUESE
how much I miss something good
how much I miss some loving
but because I have no one
I live my life so alone
I just want some love
to stop this suffering
some loving for me
like I like it, like this
to bring me happiness
Track Name: Dreams
Dreams
I have a dream
Don’t you give up