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Learn to Have Nothing and You Will Have Everything

by Daddy Lion

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  • Accompanying the record is a coloring book that features original drawings by six artists who've designed special coloring-book pages to go along thematically with each song.

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Mother Sun 03:27
It's the dawn of the ending It's the death of our lady I wouldn't ask for nothing As the snake's descending. It's a world war baby Everybody's lying In their cold graves darling But nobody’s dying It's the dawn of the ending It's the same damn age They don't feed us nothing Got us in a cage The desert's wide The seas are drying The city sighs The nights are trying A thousand arms We’re multiplying Gonna be your mother’s sun Gonna be second to none gonna be your number one
Maslow 03:37
I ain’t genuine I sleepwalk my days Through a cybernetic Robotic haze I’m waiting for something Something to take me I’m a pillar of salt Left out in the rain Simultaneously melting And going insane I’m looking to you For you to save me From myself And hate I’m afraid that it’s too late Too late To get above To get on out And it tears me up in smoke No joke I don’t think ‘bout nothing I’m an empty head Just electric circuits Doing what they said I’m a wooden soldier I ain’t a real boy Am I playing my part Am I doing it well Would I go to heaven Would I go to hell They can go to hell With their tribulations I’m going down The rabbit hole ‘Cause every path they’ve shown Destroys me I’ll become I”ll become What I want
Future Tense 02:39
If not now when The chance is passing The future tense A slow collapsing What is left Edifice crumbling Teeth are clenched Mind is rumbling In another hour I will hear you Call my name If my thoughts sour I will forgive you All the while Wistful days I’m on the edge of running I’m sorry I hurt you Oh yea I’m sorry Yea I’m sorry Wistful days I’m on the edge of running I’m sorry I hurt too Oh yea I’m sorry Yea I’m sorry
Storm 02:51
The house collapsed The picture frames stayed still Listen now to an empty sound Hole that won’t be filled Ball drops upon a new year now You’re racing the continent To flee the phantom voices haunting down Inside your head In the empty court The jester’s laughing still Running circles around and around Hoping for a thrill Tears fall across your cheeks now Feeling they’re watching you I know and I understand What you’re going through We all gotta go Go through hell
Werewolf 02:39
In a quiet town Passing as anybody around I’m confused as such You don’t wanna get near my touch ‘Cause there’s a bad man inside me I wear a veil to cover my face I hope it never sees the light of day Let these demons be in peace I hope that I’m not at the whim of fate Well we all end up deceased I’ll slip into the crease Yea, I’ll be down around your knees You’ll kick me into the dust But I could only do as such
Time 02:54
I’ve been waiting so long By the corner Through the curtains I can see you coming round The backstairs coming now It’s too late for certain And loose ends keep unraveling By the window Through the trees And the curtain’s falling down The sun is setting now It’s too late for certain Is what it is What could have been Why did you leave Let’s start again Is what you want to die alone Here’s our phone number Bury the phone My heart is aching My body’s aging My mind is breaking And time won’t repair nothing
Revoltr 02:56
You can do it Don’t change a thing Comes to you Darling anything I know you had heartbreak Dancing in the room Let’s get together Let it go The bandit’s bet Wanderlust to rest Oh babe we’re kids evermore Wild horses ride our way Those folks screwed up Got worn down Wheels to the ground For crying out loud Oh lord they’ve gotten so old Doing what they’re told We should get away All year long Mind's going in circles Right or wrong Oh babe let’s get on the road Get out of our way I heard a thousand stories Of what we are doing here All of them just bore me To twenty thousand tears I tiptoe to your room And leave a love letter underneath your door I know you’re waiting for me My heart beats blood fast throughout my body And you are my symphony Let’s leave this town and Never return
Dionysus 03:06
Sweetest thing I remember Is your great redemption I’m alive and in my head In this room and in our bed And I tell you no lie We ain’t ever gonna die In the air and in the mist In our hearts and in our kiss And I forget what they say But I heard that this is it As the time’s just standing still Light moves past our windowsill Here we are in outer-space Honeybunny we’ll win this race My whole life’s been a disgrace It’s so hard to find my faith O I could die Dionysus
Here we are standing atop the celestial mountain Heaven on earth in a lavender glowing sun Wind rests its silvery arms gently on our shoulders Smiles and says all the best’s only begun I’m there 'til the end and here’s the beginning Up in a pillar of clouds the light surrounds us Radiant gold forms a frame of eternal love Our shadows reflected encircled in glimmering halos This mystical portrait that floats to the stars above I’m there 'til the end and here’s the beginning


Storm video: youtu.be/bvjzsdGLv6k
Dionysus video: youtu.be/mbfY9wYrzpE
Mother Sun video: youtu.be/O1qqZfr1owE


released January 26, 2018

Daddy Lion is:
Jeremy Joseph, Chris Johnson, Randal Franklin and Bart Ballington

Songs and lyrics by Jeremy Joseph
Music by Daddy Lion

Engineered and Mixed by Chris Johnson
Produced by Chris Johnson and Daddy Lion

Mastered by Kenny McWilliams at Archer Avenue Studio

Cover art by Lee Garrett
Cover concept by Jeremy Joseph

Additional Instrumentation:

Mother Sun - Slide guitar by Mitchell Hughes, French Horn by Ari Lindenbaum

Maslow - Cello by Amy Cuthbertson

Dionysus - French Horn by Ari Lindenbaum, Additional synth by Moses Andrews, Additional vocals by Alex Davis

Celestial Mountain - Organ by Moses Andrews, Additional vocals by Alex Davis, Additional mixing by Cecil Decker

Special Thanks:

Jeremy - Becky (for whom much on this album is owed), all of my wonderful family, everyone who worked on the album and coloring book, all of my friends, Tapp's Arts Center, Conundrum, and Infinite Room

Chris - Special thanks: beeb for all the encouragement and support; cecilnick, for the guidance and much-needed criticism; Sweet Buffalo, Tom Law and the rest of the Columbia music scene; DGS, Peris and the Gee; my bro & my sis & my dad & the rest of the family. in memory of Debra Johnson

Randal - My beautiful wife Sheena for supporting me and our amazing daughters Norah and Natalie, my brothers in Daddy Lion, Alex and Moses, Bryan, Em, and everyone else who made it out to shows

Bart - Megan Hamby and Savannah Spires, Jasper and Vito, the band, Starla and Bill Fuller, Barry Ballington,Dave, Amanda and Ezra, Aubrey Vaughn, Jon Asbill and Sarah Costilow

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