Busse & the Vibes

by John Busse

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This album is the culmination of 3 years hard-work, song-writing, band changing, life growing, figuring out how stuff works, loving, losing, giving, receiving, learning, changing. Busse & the Vibes self-titled full-length album delves into blues and funk, jazz and psychedelic jam.

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released January 1, 2016

Photo taken by Katelyn Meowchan
Photo editing by Cristina Bayne
Drums by Kyle Cappelli
Bass by Ryan Lewis
Guitars by Jordan Broek, John Busse
Vocals by John Busse, Ryan Lewis
Engineering done by Joseph Markey (Floodgate Studios Bound Brook NJ)
-Nighthawk, Ignition, Taking Water, Tali
Engineered by John Busse at home
-Out to Sea, One Step, Effervescent, Lure In
Mixing/Mastering by John Busse

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Track Name: Nighthawk
The shadows can be anything at all
I shift my form and I answer the call
coming from the void
the world is a lie
now i've been destroyed
and the nighthawk will fly
again
his cry calls the curtains
that blind us
to divide
and open

oh no, there another one goes
gone dancing with the shadows

now it's time to go, and dance with the shadows

you could bid me farewell
you could say so long
you could turn your back until you think i'm gone

wish me the best
or mutter a curse
shrug your shoulders and say for better or worse

hold me close
stand afar
shed all your tears and bathe your heart

sing me a song
write me a poem
but i'm here the whole time and you don't even know

in the land of the silhouettes, the home of the shadows
we can be anything at all
i don't care, where anything goes
i lose my mind when i dance with the shadows
Track Name: Ignition
I used to admire the rising Sun
moments before my time awake was done
but now i greet Him as I drive
to the dues I must pay to keep the dream alive

I used to think, that she was the one
but then there was another, and another, and then some
i can't resist the thrill of the mission
we had the spark, but where was the ignition

just cause i'm moving on doesn't mean i've sung my last song for you
just cause i'm not around, doesn't mean i always sleep so soundly
without you there
but i'm not there

i caught you in a moment i think you saw my eyes were open
i can't forget the expression upon your face that said what the hell
am i doing in this place and i empathize babe
it's hard to wrap a finite mind around the black sarlaac of time as it devours space, but fear not, love is not erased, i'm here til the end, as a lover, and as a friend, but these feet will wander and this head will wonder and this heart will love til the body turns to dust

now what moves you may not be what moves me but somethings gotta
be pushin and pullin here
you may not be one to mess with the forces unseen but curiosity's gotta be better than nothing dear
I can't recall the last time i felt free like the wings of the wind moving
the shimmering sea
go ahead and call my name but i ain't even here no more
i am someone somehow some place else entirely

just cause i'm movin on doesn't mean i've sung my last song for you
just cause i'm not around doesn't mean i always sleep so soundly
without you there
but i'm not there
Track Name: Tali
Remind me, I can't forget about Tali
It's been a long day
when i let my head run crazy
i find its harder to breathe easy
but don't worry
i have not forgotten
breathe easy
i am on my way

balance
neither the push
nor the pull
overcomes
the center
through which all the
currents
run

at the
height of the
race rivals will be found
no longer
part of
the
chase
but on equal
ground

it's
how
we choose
to relate that's
been bringing us
down

the constant
need to
escape
keeps
me
running
around and around and around oh won't someone


remind me
i can't forget about Tali
it's been a long day
when i let my head run crazy
i find it's harder to breathe easy
but don't worry
i am on my


remind me
i can't forget about Tali
it's been a long day
when i let my head run crazy
i find it's harder to breathe easy
but don't worry
i have not for
breathe easy
i have not forgotten

oh finally i can breathe easy
i am on my
way
Track Name: Lure In
Who
are we representing
Move
when i start pressing
Smoothly
writhing through a desireless day
and at the end i am left with much less to say
i'd feel frustrated if only i could
nothing is bad
nothing is good

this feeling is bottomless
like my greed for experience
you know that i'm not harmless
but you've learned the dance as well
keep on spinning that knife in the palm of your head
til you trip over me and we see where it lands
til love overcomes
the pride that I've won
sweet Luna will be there
to greet us
once it's done

Who are we representing
do we fit these parts we're playing
i'd show you myself
if only i could

nothing is bad
nothing is good
nothing is
Track Name: Taking Water
we are going down
this ship's taking water
taking us to the slaughter
of the free man to his grave
the free man to his grave

you can but you do not leave
you've got everything you need
you've got the whole pie
every slice you walk by
you feed the crumbs to your dogs
feed the crumbs to your dogs

it's a miserable feeling
out on the ocean
it's a miserable feeling
with nothing to hold on
this boat's been rocking and rolling
for too long
everybody knows
they try not to think
everybody knows
the boats gonna sink
real soon
if we don't help
real soon
if we don't
send our help, anyways we can
send our help anyway we can
send our help anyway we can

and your mother told you boy, it's ok
and you father old you boy, be a man now
and your leaders mold you boy, it's their plan now
but you realize you could never, hurt anyone
Track Name: Out to Sea
Here I Be
I am headed out to sea
and no one needs to follow
i hope i am not swallowed
by the monsters
within the waves
although it's beautiful they say
looking up from beneath the water
marveling at the beauty of disorder
things falling apart to come back together
the time is now
don't mind the weather
i'm hauling off
you can keep the rope
cuz where i go
nothing even holds a tether
i float on my back to feel the pulse of my being
open the skies to the realm of my seeing
raise a sail to catch the wind of my feeling
and there's plenty of room up on the ceiling
i pray you'll show your face
and sing the melodies of memories
forever unerased
and i am listening

here
we i am
beneath the rolling waves
nothing needs replacement
here
where i'm free
i am headed out to sea
getting over myself
so i can be love
with everything
i am
i am listening