Now and Zen

by Norine Braun

Released 2003
Released 2003
Ambient soul pop with elements of hip hop, jazz and a dash of punk mix it up and flow on this spirited ascension.
  • 03:59 Story Lyrics
    Now & Zen

    I lie and wait for the sleep that wont come Counting the truths in the lies that are done You filled with light You shine on shadow frights You I lie and wait for the sleep that wont come Now and Zen I follow Now and Zen I lead you too Now and Zen I am always Now and Zen I never was You steadfast strong You hang on notions great you I lie and wait for the sleep that wont come In the nighttime we will race forever With the stars that never die I’m not alone mere flesh and bone We can comb the skyways Ransack sideways Spinning on absurdities That tether peace You are release Now and Zen I follow Now and Zen I lead you too Now and Zen I am always Now and Zen I never was © Norine Braun All Rights Reserved

  • 03:34 Story Lyrics
    Jade

    JADE For her Monkey King She would dance and sing Put on the show He'd hobble with his canes They would play her games A bandit's love grows More than just a girl He would rule her world She waited there But old man in a hurry Left with bones to bury Her heart was breaking Jade Washes clean Hangs in the sky Jade peony won't die Jade Like oceans in the sun Forever Fighter second son Sole adopted one The loyal boy Came from tragedy Banished memory Kept fading slowly Star-crossed and attuned Learned he was the moon His idol sun Hiding never speak Or be found he's weak His longing burning Jade Washes clean Hangs in the sky Jade peony won't die Jade Like oceans in the sun Forever When the baby came Jealous eyes were tamed When ill lungs cried Coddled and caressed Grew up and impressed The neighbour's maiden Witness to her risk Mortal lover's kiss He'd never tell She loved the enemy Blood stained misery As she lay dying Jade Washes clean Hangs in the sky Jade peony won't die Jade Like oceans in the sun Forever....... ©Norine Braun SOCAN All Rights Reserved

  • 04:39 Lyrics
    Intimate Hour
    INTIMATE HOUR Intimate hour become surreal power hour Intimate hour become surreal power hour I can’t take you there I’ll take you anywhere but there You play host to ghosts in my head You’re my feared projection I’m the lonely overhead Self conflicted, self indulged, self imposed, misled You catch me sighing, lying, hiding beneath the crushing To be so close and not quite touching To be so close, to be so close without.... I can’t take you there, I’ll take you anywhere but there I’ll be along for the ride I’ll learn to take it in my stride I’ll be along for the ride Intimate hour become surreal power hour (3 more times) Now you are my mother Now you’ve become my lover Mother Lover I’m just a mother fucker All these symbols falling out of my head Is archetypal Self like Carl Jung said? What do you do when you’re told God’s dead? Do I keep talking to you instead? I should, I could, I would If a wood chuck could chuck wood Meaning No meaning Meaning No meaning I can’t take you there, I’ll take you anywhere but there I’ll be along for the ride I’ll learn to take it in my stride I’ll be along for the ride Where are you now? How do you feel today? I understand Where do we go from here? Intimate hour become surreal power hour Intimate hour become surreal power hour Intimate hour become surreal power hour Intimate hour become surreal power hour Dig down deep Give me something real Now dig down deeper Give me something real Fill my cup ‘til my cup runs over My time is up Your time is up and over Overcome not overjoyed I’m ripped open wide Now I got to get going Get it going outside Get it going outside I can’t take you there, I’ll take you anywhere but there I’ll be along for the ride I’ll learn to take it in my stride I’ll be along for the ride (again) Intimate hour become surreal power hour Intimate hour become surreal power hour...... ©Norine Braun SOCAN All Rights Reserved.
  • 04:55
    Buffalo Nights
  • 04:16 Story Lyrics
    J'en Suis Desolee

    J'EN SUIS DESOLEE J'en suis desolee. Je ne parlez pas francais. J'en suis desolee. Je ne parlez pas francais. J'en suis desolee. Je ne parlez pas francais. J'en suis desolee. Je ne parlez pas francais. J'en suis desolee. Je ne parlez pas francais. J'en suis desolee. Space in the molecular Indelible spectacular We ride the Milky Way Infinitely swayed Me and the seven sisters Got separated, Antiquated We avoided The shaded and the jaded They never created Only looked for hooks and crooks While millions die in their cerebral sky Rationalizing why Cynics don't cry They deny To feel they'd die Which side of the screen do you live on? Who milks your thoughts ? Why are you asleep? Do you hear me? CHORUS To see your own shadow you have to see your own light. Don't believe the right and everything they hand you Question everything And if they brand you Where the label proud and know what you stand for Believe in something a credo, a vision, a prayer For when you despair on the horizon It is still your decision to withstand derision or cataclysm becomes your ism We the seven sisters we dance and no one catches us Dance until the fever scratches us Dance to feel what matches us We dance to come home You know what I'm saying? CHORUS Walked miles in one's footsteps found the blind can't lead I looked for wisdom in meanings of words that never cease I rubbed the belly of the buddha Wished for luck to meet me in time, one more time When I dance in the darkness or the lightness moves my soul divine, One more time,one more time © Norine Braun SOCAN

  • 04:05
    I'm The 1
  • 02:41
    Survival of the Richest
  • 03:57 Lyrics
    Gently
    GENTLY Oh gently, she said gently for your soul Gently, find the path and where to go Don't lose direction You know there's always hope Open up doors, examine all that's close She had to learn how to fight Taking chances in the night She had lost herself again She couldn't play those heavy games Gently, gently for your soul Gently, find the path and where to go Don't lose direction You know there's always hope Open up doors, examine all that's close She knew she was far She couldn't get back so easily She would organize her sources She would try to break the chains Gently, gently for your soul Gently, find the path and where to go Don't lose direction You know there's always hope Open up doors, examine all that's close She wouldn't give up the struggle She wouldn't cash in all her chips She would finally realize She's got fire inside her eyes Gently, gently for your soul Gently, find the path and where to go Don't lose direction You know there's always hope Open up doors, examine all that's close Gently, gently for your soul Gently ©Norine Braun SOCAN All Rights Reserve
  • 01:03 Lyrics
    Maya

    MAYA Maya, Mother Maya I know why the caged bird sings Oh Maya, Mother maya I know why the caged bird sings Maya, Mother maya I know why the caged bird sings Oh Maya, Mother Maya I know why the caged bird sings ©Norine Braun

  • 03:30 Lyrics
    Understanding
    Understanding In your eyes of misconception I try and find the one exception But only see through your deception And in the background I see I’d rather be there with you Than alone with me Through your lips of wrong presumptions I try and find the right assumption But only find i’m your consumption And in the background I find You were never too unkind Only lost in fantasy Or was it always only me Understanding Give me back again Your love DIg in Reassure me Take me back again Hold on Singing ANd in your thoughts of grand illusions I try and find the end of confusion But only see there is no conclusion Understanding Give me back again Your love DIg in Reassure me Take me back again Hold on Singing ©Norine Braun SOCAN All Rights Reserved.
  • 00:51 Maya
  • 02:39 Story Lyrics
    Be Brave

    In the name of love We must face this night We will build the fires Of eternal light For the day will come When survivors none We will walk alone In the setting sun When we take that step We can still be brave For the love we take Is the love we gave Yes, When we take that step We can still be brave For the love we take Is the love we gave And if we live our lives With this thought in mind We will not be lost We will just be kind ©Norine Braun SOCAN ALl TIghts Reserved

  • 05:00 Lucky 13
  • 03:58 Lyrics
    Move The Clouds
    Move The Clouds Two ravens circled overhead A feather fluttered down and led Me to the beach Where you were there And for a moment I was 10 My hands in pocket A stupid grin I said hello, you said goodbye You couldn’t stay for long Time had come, calling you in psalms I stumbled fast to get away The waves came crashing down to say This is a chance to give away How I move the clouds I could show you how I can move the clouds With all the courage I could muster up I ran back to you and said look up I’ll sing these songs then watch the sky I can move the clouds I can move the clouds You said it was a sign that we should meet that day Your blue eyes glistened ina most peculiar way And I’ll hang on to all that you said And I’ll hang on to all that we did You said it was a sign that I could shape the sky I learned impermanence and again must say goodbye And I’ll hang on to all that you said And I’ll hang on to all that we did And I’ll hang on to all that you said Two ravens circled overhead A feather fluttered down and led Me to the beach Where you were there I can move the clouds Where you were there I can move the clouds © Norine Braun SOCAN All Rights Reserved.

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